CHICAGO — Jan. 30, 2017 — Redwood Logistics (Redwood), a top-100 3PL provider and one of the fastest growing logistics companies in North America, announced today it has been selected by KYB Americas as the transportation management partner for its North American Aftermarket Division. KYB Americas will use Redwood’s customized transportation management system (TMS), proprietary logistics integration platform (middleware) and technology expertise for added business intelligence in its shipping and tracking operations. The transportation management agreement follows a successful 11-year freight brokerage relationship between Redwood and KYB Americas.
As part of the expanded partnership, Redwood will create a customized version of its SaaS-based TMS that integrates with KYB Americas’ existing internal systems. The fully-integrated system will provide KYB Americas with added business intelligence and operational efficiencies. Redwood will also provide ongoing training to KYB Americas’ staff, as well as technical support and analytical services to ensure maximum value is gained from the engagement.
“The operational intelligence afforded by Redwood’s customized TMS and support will bring KYB Americas increased efficiency, as well as the flexibility to customize the services we provide to our own customers, which is our ultimate goal,” said Gail McHugh, director of technology and supply chain for KYB Americas. “Over the years, the Redwood team has provided superb freight management support, and we have confidence that their signature high-level customer service will continue in this expanded managed services partnership.”
Utilizing its proprietary middleware technology and industry knowledge, Redwood’s logistics experts will provide deep integration between its TMS and KYB Americas’ existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The user-friendly TMS, along with Redwood’s suite of integrated and custom optimization tools will allow KYB Americas’ staff to access comprehensive package information quickly, while enhancing the company’s freight rating, carrier communications, small parcel interface, dock scheduling and international shipment processes.
“Redwood’s goal with this expanded partnership is to continually improve processes and efficiencies for KYB Americas,” said Todd Berger, president and CEO, Redwood Logistics. “Our expertise in the deployment of customized, managed services that increase visibility and eliminate supply chain waste will ultimately help us meet that goal together.”
About Redwood Logistics
Chicago-based Redwood Logistics is a next-generation logistics provider that believes every company’s needs are unique. For more than 16 years, the company has been providing solutions for moving and managing freight, and sharing its logistics knowledge to help customers make better supply chain decisions. Redwood is focused on making its customers more successful in their end markets by applying talented and motivated people, proven processes and cutting-edge technologies to optimize their supply chain management efforts. In 2016, Inbound Logistics named Redwood a top-100 3PL provider.
For more information, please visit us on the web at www.redwoodlogistics.com.
About KYB Americas Corporation
KYB’s North American sales subsidiary, KYB Americas Corporation, was established in 1974. With headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana, USA, KYB Americas Corporation is the headquarters for KYB’s North American aftermarket distribution of automotive shocks and struts. KYB Americas Corporation has grown to over 100 full-time employees and operates from three North American facilities with two in Chicago and one in Southern California.