Transentric and SCO Logistics Form Alliance

St. Louis, MO (August 14, 2003) SCO Logistics and Transentric LLC have formed a strategic alliance to provide a complete transportation package to the chemical industry that includes both truck and rail service.

The alliance will provide a one-stop transportation management software solution that handles rail, truck, ocean and barge modes of transportation.

"The partnership will draw on Transentric*s rail expertise using logistics products and services to provide real-time data to track shipments, anticipate exceptions and ensure there are no in-transit interruptions," said Ron Schaefer, senior director, business development for Transentric. "In addition, our complete team of representatives provides customers with proactive transportation management information and services."

SCO Logistics is known for its Web-based Optimization and Transportation Execution platform that allows shippers to automatically collaborate with their carriers via the Internet and EDI in such areas as tender requests, pickup and delivery appointments, shipment status and proof of deliveries.

"In today*s demanding business environment, finding supply chain solutions with direct cost savings and a rapid return on investment is a challenge," said Steve Kinnard, CEO of SCO Logistics. "Our alliance allows us to be able to determine the best modes and carriers to deliver a set of consolidated shipments on time at the lowest cost."

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