Western Express, Inc. Selects Manhattan Carrier™ Solutions to Drive Performance, Increase Backhaul
ATLANTA, June 05, 2012
Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Western Express, Inc., a Nashville, Tenn. based dry van and flatbed truckload carrier, has selected Driver & Load® and Drop & Swap® solutions from the Manhattan Carrier™ solution suite to reduce empty miles, improve customer service and increase driver satisfaction. Western Express owns and operates approximately 2,600 power units and more than 6,700 tractor trailers that run throughout the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.
“Manhattan software is constantly running thousands of calculations on our load service, deadhead, out of route miles, hours of service and home time to help optimize our fleet operations and improve performance,” said Jay Erskine, director of customer service at Western Express. “Our associates did these functions manually in the past and are saving up to two hours per day now with Manhattan Carrier solutions.”
Western Express selected Manhattan’s Driver&Load® solution to optimally match every driver to the best load possible, along with Drop&Swap®, which quickly identifies service, home-time and utilization issues anywhere within its fleet and determines the optimal “swap”— managing drivers’ hours of service and time-at-home, while ensuring on-time performance.
Manhattan Carrier delivers comprehensive planning, management and day-to-day analysis of information, which enables Western Express to make strategic decisions to overcome business challenges unique to North American motor carriers.
Western Express, Inc. is an asset based truckload carrier, founded in 1991 by Donna and Wayne Wise. In the last 20 years the company has grown to become a large tier industry truckload carrier with 2010 annual revenue in excess of $432 million. This extraordinary success has been achieved through a combination of internal growth and strategic acquisitions.
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.