10 Jun 2010

Minneapolis, MN, June  10, 2010  — Evergreen Packaging, a world leader in beverage packaging systems, publication and converting papers, is moving to centrally manage its North American  logistics as an effort to be more efficient and cost effective for their customers.

The firm recently awarded Transportation Management Center (TMC), a division of C.H. Robinson, a three-year contract to centrally manage Evergreen Packaging's North American logistics.  C.H. Robinson is a one of the largest third party logistics (3PL) companies in the world, providing global multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions.

TMC will provide a combination of proprietary web based TMS technology and dedicated transportation experts for Evergreen Packaging's outbound freight networks. Evergreen Packaging will enhance control of carrier selection and rate negotiation using TMC's Managed TMS® services.

David Friedson, Director, Logistics & Distribution for Evergreen Packaging, said, "We believe this is an area where we can see improvement. We wanted a team that could bring our logistics practices to the next level, providing continuous improvement and creating greater efficiencies. We are especially excited to have greater visibility into our entire network, which we currently do not have. We believe TMC can use their technology and their people to help us get better." TMC provides visibility across Evergreen's entire North American network and will provide reporting, including freight audit and bill pay, enabling a uniformed process across the enterprise.

The implementation process will take place over two phases and is expected to be fully completed by the third quarter of 2010. "Evergreen is a leader in their industry and we look forward to collaboratively executing tangible ROI and sustained process improvements," said Jordan Kass, director of C.H. Robinson's TMC. "Thanks to our cloud computing model, dedicated experts, and deep experience, implementation has been very successful. The key to this has been a great core team and we have had tremendous buy-in from Evergreen. Integration has been fully supported on the client side, which is essential for a successful implementation."

Added Friedson, "TMC will also help us measure our carbon footprint as it relates to transportation. Essentially, both of our teams are working together, bringing best practices to the table that will benefit our customers, community and the environment – a true collaboration. We look forward to increasing our supply chain efficiencies through TMC's team."


Evergreen Packaging is a world leader in fiber-based liquid packing solutions, publication and converting papers.   For more information about Evergreen Packaging visit http://www.evergreenpackaging.com/.

C.H. Robinson offers Managed TMS® services through TMC, a global business unit with offices in Chicago and Amsterdam. TMC does not generate revenue by handling freight. It provides fee-based services for technology deployment, day-to-day TMS operation and ongoing process optimization. Managed TMS® services provide shippers with expertise and technology that drive both immediate and sustained cost savings throughout their transportation networks. Core components of this service include Six Sigma-based process engineering, advanced TMS technology and onsite TMS power-users, who serve as an extension of the shipper's staff. Over the past 10 years, TMC has exceeded client expectations for savings, productivity, supply chain improvements, and carbon footprint reduction. For more information, visit http://www.mytmc.com/

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 35,000 customers through a network of more than 235 offices and approximately 7,300 employees around the world. The company works with 47,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $7.6 billion in 2009.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, the American Cancer Society, the American Logistics Aid Network, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Sustainable Harvest International, and the United Way. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the Nasdaq since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.