Inbound Logistics | January 2024



3150 Lenox Park Blvd., Suite 400 • Memphis, TN 38115 Tel: 901-759-2966 • Fax: 901-759-2940 • • A3 Freight Payment 2024

A3 Freight Payment provides customized transportation spend management solutions. Our solutions help companies normalize and aggregate data, automate transportation audit and payables, identify transportation spend reduction opportunities, manage shipment execution, file claims, and enhance supply chain reporting and analysis. Headquartered in Memphis, A3 Freight Payment is led by an experienced group of industry veterans who have designed, implemented, and overseen transportation spend management solutions for some of the largest shippers in the world. Our solutions incorporate the best practices gathered from industry experts who have worked with multiple providers and hundreds of Fortune 1000 customers. We are experts at transportation spend management…it is our sole focus and core competency.

A3 Freight Payment works with each client to build a unique solution tailored to meet your specific transportation spend management needs including: ● Data Aggregation & Normalization ● Global Freight Audit & Payment ● Transportation Spend Management ● Claims Management ● Business Intelligence Tools ● TMS Functionality ● Systems Integration

Who have we profiled in this year’s Logistics Planner? Just the best of the best.

Dedicated Resources–A truly managed outsource solution Each A3 Freight Payment client has a dedicated, experienced team of resources led by an Account Manager who is the single point of contact for you. The account manager and their team are empowered to tap into company resources to meet the needs of the client and are solely accountable for management of all processes. This “team concept” provides you with exceptional customer service and produces a truly managed solution. Experience–Our knowledge ensures a smooth transition The A3 Freight Payment team has a track record of designing, implementing, and managing global transportation spend management solutions for some of the largest shippers in the world. This experience is crucial to the successful development and deployment of a solution while ensuring a smooth transition for you.


Companies choose A3 Freight Payment because of our:

Business Strategy–One of a select few, not one in a million

A3 Freight Payment partners with large volume shippers who seek a high degree of customization, exceptional customer service, reliable processing, and minimum resource involvement in managing their solution. This strategy promotes a flat org structure, controlled growth, equal prioritization of customers, and scalability of operations. Approach to Processing–A different approach, a better result The A3 Freight Payment solution incorporates the best practices gathered from industry experts who have worked with multiple providers and hundreds of Fortune 1000 customers. Our unique processing model provides a managed solution that eliminates the pitfalls associated with traditional freight payment solutions and provides 100% transparency to you, to our staff, and to your logistics providers. Your company has internal systems and processing constraints that are unique to your business. A3 Freight Payment partners with you to understand your unique needs and develop a custom and flexible solution that incorporates best practices while working within your constraints. Customized Solution – One solution does NOT fit all

Bender Group

345 Parr Circle • Reno, NV 89512 • 800-621-9402 • 775-788-8800 •

Are you expanding? Seeking new efficiencies? Deploying new supply chain tech? Enhancing your already superlative customer service? The leaders we’ve profiled in the following section have been out in front—developing the solutions and services you need to stage for growth, leverage the latest IT (AI anyone? Robots?), and push your boundaries of success in a year offering new opportunities in the global economy.

Steve Reid President

Bender Group combines a small business approach with innovative and technology-based logistics solutions to help companies of all sizes improve their supply chain systems, from the manufacturing source through delivery to multiple distribution channels. We sincerely believe in... ● Keeping our Promises ● It Ought to Be Fun to Go to Work ● Listening ● Actively seeking responsibility ● Communicating in a straight line

F ounded in 1945 by Edwin S. Bender in Reno, Nevada, Bender Group has 75 years of experience in Supply Chain expertise. For almost three quarters of a century, Bender Group has provided outstanding logistics services to customers of every size and kind. Starting with 60,000 square feet of space, Bender Group has continued to expand to over a million square feet with operations in Nevada, Virginia, and California. Bender Group offers a variety of warehouse and distribution services, international customs brokerage and freight forwarding and a complete transportation network including domestic brokerage, less-than-truckload, truckload and small parcel services. Bender Group’s chief focus is providing flexible distribution and fulfillment center solutions along with any related value added activities at a competitive price. We have the physical operations, information systems, customer service and expertise to handle the most complex distribution requirements including omni-channel fulfillment. With bicoastal fulfillment facilities, Bender Group offers delivery service to 99.6% of the US population within 1-3 days delivery. Transportation Whether you need national or regional LTL service via our core carriers, airfreight, or small package carriers or are interested in private fleet conversion, Bender Group Distribution and Omni-channel Fulfillment

can help you organize and streamline your transportation needs to give you the cost- effective, on-time delivery of goods to meet your business needs. International Bender Group offers the full complement of services required to manage the global supply chain, including customs brokerage and freight forwarding, import and export services, and value-added expert consultation services. Bender Group knows what is required to navigate the ever- changing world of trade and tariffs, while helping you make the strategic decisions necessary to compete on the world stage. Information Technology When CIOs are surveyed on what would improve their development or supply chain process, the overwhelming answer is increased visibility throughout their pipeline. Bender Group provides you with state-of-the-art systems, order processing, and communications systems to help you maintain clear visibility of your inventory and transactions from anywhere. Why Bender Group? Our company culture fosters proactivity, accountability, and execution. As a result, our logistics professionals have a deep sense of responsibility and empowerment to meet or exceed our clients’ supply chain requirements. Bender Group has the agility to quickly implement intelligent ideas and technology, effectively addressing the ever-changing dynamics of a company’s supply chain.

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Laura Nador President CHEP North America

Expect more with CHEP

● CHEP is the leading global provider of shared, repaired, and reused platforms— helping connect people with life’s essentials every day ● Trusted by top brands worldwide, CHEP is dedicated to customer- led innovation and delivering a positive impact in the supply network ● By partnering with CHEP, you become part of the world’s largest circular economy network, which makes you more sustainable and helps meet your ESG goals ● To ensure your goods withstand the rigors of transport and arrive shelf-ready, CHEP rigorously tests product and packaging performance at its ISTA- certified Innovation Center ● To help you find greater efficiency and illuminate the dark areas in your supply network, CHEP is exploring and testing data-driven solutions

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C HEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth. Its pallets, crates, and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust CHEP to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably, and safely. CHEP created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share, repair, and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’ and primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail, and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,500 people and believes in the power of collective intelligence through diversity, inclusion, and teamwork. CHEP owns approximately 353 million pallets, crates, and containers through a

network of more than 750 service centers. As part of the Brambles Group, CHEP operates in 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. Let’s Work Together Leveraging our end-to-end supply chain visibility, CHEP recognizes common, industry-wide challenges and has the expertise to collaboratively overcome them. Discover how we can work together to create smart, cost-effective supply chain solutions for your business at /planner /digital

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