PITT OHIO Consolidates Freight Operations with Manhattan Associates
ATLANTA, March 26, 2012
Pittsburgh-based PITT OHIO, one of the nation’s largest “Less than Truckload” (LTL) providers, has selected Manhattan Associates’ (NASDAQ: MANH) SuperSpin®, one of several best-in-class carrier optimization software modules included in the Manhattan Carrier™ solution suite. Designed to optimize a LTL carriers’ LineHaul network, PITT OHIO expects to increase their profits by providing specialized and advanced visibility within their complex freight network, to reduce operating costs and enhance customer service.
“We made a strategic decision to step away from a manual process, and invest in freight consolidation that reduced operating costs, decreased miles and maximized our driver roster,” said Darren Klaum, Business Systems Group director at PITT OHIO. “We were looking for more consistency and investing in Manhattan has been an effective use of our resources.”
SuperSpin is designed to provide specialized and advanced visibility into Less than Truckload (LTL), small package, and Less than Containerload (LCL) shipments by helping design and evaluate changes to linehaul networks to save money and improve service. SuperSpin also helps common carriers that employ third-party services—including rail, air, ocean, and truckload carrier services—to satisfy domestic and global route shipment commitments.
“LTL and LCL transport service providers around the world have used SuperSpin’s advanced capabilities to achieve impressive results, including reduced costs, enhanced customer service and often a 100 percent ROI within 12 months,” said Jeff Mitchell, executive vice president, Americas, Manhattan Associates. “SuperSpin’s powerful optimization features can evaluate load plan changes and provide a ‘what if’ analysis in seconds, so you can quickly determine the impact of rerouting your freight.”
Founded in 1979 by the Hammel family, PITT OHIO is a $345.9 million Pittsburgh-based supply chain, ground, less than truckload (LTL) and truckload provider PITT OHIO operates in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions and covers the reminder of the United States, Canada and Mexico with The Reliance Network. With more than 2,600 employees and 21 service centers, PITT OHIO operates 2873 trailers, more than 902 tractors, 322 straight trucks and 40 sprinter vans. PITT OHIO is a four-time recipient of the American Trucking Association’s President’s Trophy, the highest of industry safety awards, for their overall safety program.
Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 22-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE®, a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.