Neenah Paper Announces Alliance with Schneider Logistics for Supply Chain Management


ALPHARETTA, Ga. (April 22, 2010) — Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) has selected Schneider Logistics as its Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider to manage all transportation functions and says the partnership will not only enhance the customer experience, but yield significant environmental savings.

As part of the agreement, Neenah is now using Schneider's proprietary suite of software, including its Transportation Management System. This will allow Neenah and Schneider to manage everything from demand planning to load optimization and even reporting. All of the tools are integrated to give end-to-end planning, execution and visibility across Neenah's transportation and logistics operations. In essence, the software helps ensure that all aspects of the supply chain run smoothly, so that every shipment is delivered on time in the most cost-efficient and effective manner possible.

Renee Schwartz, director of supply chain for Neenah Paper, explained that as the company evaluated its transportation management system, "we realized we needed to incorporate cutting-edge technology and processes into this aspect of our business. It just made sense to align ourselves with a proven leader like Schneider whose team will give us new ideas and solutions and help us provide better, faster and more transparent services to our customers, all while fitting within our environmental goals.”

Immediate Advantages for Customers

One of the most visible aspects of the new partnership is the complete transparency available to track customer orders.

"With Schneider's Track-and-Trace (STAT) system, our customers will know exactly when their order left the warehouse, exactly where it is en route, and when it will arrive. STAT gives us real-time tracking information which helps us to proactively manage our service,” Schwartz added.

With this type of real-time visibility, Neenah can more quickly implement solutions to prevent possible future delays. Another customer advantage will result from load optimization. Through dynamic modeling, Schneider creates the most optimal routes for Neenah orders resulting in reduced shipping times and improved on-time service.

In addition, Schneider's ability to capture and mine service metrics at a granular level will allow Neenah to create customer-specific service scorecards. This added capability will help Neenah and its customers better understand where opportunities exist for future service enhancements.

About Neenah Paper

For over 100 years, Neenah Paper has been an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of premium and specialty papers. Neenah brings state-of-the-art technology to its signature brands, CLASSIC®, ENVIRONMENT®, STARWHITE®, NEENAH® and SUNDANCE®, as well as a host of other fine paper products preferred by graphic designers and printers. Neenah also has an exclusive partnership agreement with Crane & Company to manufacture, market and distribute Crane's fine business paper brands: CRANE'S CREST®, CRANE'S BOND®, CRANE'S LETTRA®, CRANE'S PALETTE™ and CRANE'S® Choice Papers. Neenah's award-winning and versatile digital papers round out its comprehensive portfolio. Neenah's sustainability commitment is reflected through the Neenah Green initiative, which includes mill-based solutions for minimizing environmental impact. A proud consumer of Green Energy, Neenah Paper is also a U.S. EPA Green Power Partner, and manufactures many brands carrying the Green-e, Green Seal and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications (SW-COC-000885). For more information, visit or call (800) 558-5061.

About Schneider Logistics

Schneider Logistics, Inc. is an international logistics provider to Global 2000 companies. Schneider Logistics helps customers capture strategic business value from their supply chains in the form of lower distribution costs, reduced inventory, improved customer service and increased availability to working capital. Together with its subsidiaries American Port Services and American Overseas Air Freight, the company provides end-to-end supply chain management, transportation management and international logistics services. Schneider Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schneider National, a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert logistics and transportation solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.5 billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries in North America, Europe and Asia, and continues to grow its international service offerings. For more information about Schneider Logistics visit or call (800) 558-6767.

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