Accellos Earns 2012 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Magazine recognizes companies making green, or sustainability, a core part of their supply chain strategy.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – November 28, 2012 – Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, today announced the company has been included in the 2012 Green Supply Chain Awards article by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Green Supply Chain Awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that have leveraged a variety of sustainable approaches—including technology, strategies and solutions—that companies are employing, and spotlights concrete results that many of these leaders witness due to their sustainable efforts. The award was given based on a case study of Accellos customer, Minn-Tex Express of Rice, MN. Minn-Tex is running Accellos’ Prophesy DispatchSeries transportation management software (TMS).
The 2012 Green Supply Chain Awards recognize companies making green, or sustainability, a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and/or supply chains, in the areas of Sourcing/Procurement, Fulfillment/Logistics, Operations, Product Lifecycle Management, and other areas of the supply chain. The awards also recognize providers of supply chain solutions and services assisting their customers in achieving measurable sustainability goals. Submissions were judged based on the clarity and content of the goals and strategy (30 percent), the extent of the steps being taken (30 percent), the impact of the results to date and projected results (30 percent), and the form and presentation of the information submitted (10 percent). Supply & Demand Chain Executive received almost 100 entries for the 2012 Green Supply Chain Award.
“We are honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the Green Supply Chain Award”, said Accellos Senior Vice President, William Ashburn. “However, at Accellos, we feel that the real kudos belong to companies like Minn-Tex, who actively choose to implement these solutions for the greater good of the transportation industry and the environment overall. They are the true ground forces in the ‘green movement’”.
Minn-Tex Express employs more than 70 owner-operators and an office team of 10. Minn-Tex first purchased Prophesy DispatchSeries TMS in 2006 but the company has since added several Prophesy modules to both reduce their carbon footprint and improve efficiencies, including integrated document imaging and EDI capabilities. Another area of the system which has improved Minn-Tex operations both from an efficiency and “green” standpoint has been the integrated fleet maintenance module.
“Whenever possible, we scan and email our documents,” said Amy Karjala, Minn-Tex Team Member. “This not only cuts down on paper shuffle and waste, but it also cuts down the days it takes our customers to pay, by reducing mail and transit time. This has been a huge benefit to us. We own equipment and often lease it out to our owner-operators. It’s important to us that we stay ahead of preventive maintenance and also reduce emissions by providing equipment that’s both safe and in top working order.”
The article will appear online at http://www.sdcexec.com/article/10829171/supply-demand-chain-executive-announces-2012-annual-green-supply-chain-award-winners and in the December 2012 print edition of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
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About Minn-Tex Express
Minn-Tex maintains a thriving brokerage operation, as well as a 100% owner-operator fleet, running 70 trucks throughout the United States, with their most active lanes in the South. Primary commodities hauled are cheese and meat. The company has recently opened a second office in McAllen, Texas which employs three full-time staff members. The company anticipates continued growth in the coming year due to strong customer relations and steady year-round contracts. To learn more about Minn-Tex Express, visit them on the web at www.minn-tex.com.