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TRUCKING & FREIGHTING

"We are large enough to provide capacity without having to be so
large that customers are not important to us." -David Dallas, senior VP

All-InOne
MILAN SUPPLY CHAIN
SOLUTIONS OFFERS ITS
CUSTOMERS A FULL SET
OF SERVICES FOR THEIR
LOGISTICS NEEDS.
>MILAN SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS

BY CHRIS PETERSEN

Companies looking for logistics
services typically don't want to waste
a lot of time seeking out a different
provider for each component of their
supply chain operation. The more services a transportation service can offer
to customers, the better, and that's why
customers throughout the Southeast,
the Midwest and the Deep South turn to
Milan Supply Chain Solutions. Executive Vice President Amy Cowen says the
company's ability to provide multiple
services along the supply chain has
helped it thrive after a recent restructuring and sale, and is the backbone of
its success in serving customers ranging
from retailers to manufacturers to the
petrochemical industry.
The company has been serving the
Southeast since 1969, when it was
founded as Milan Express with one
truck and one trailer providing LTL
trucking services out of Memphis.
Over the years, the company acquired
other carriers to build itself into a LTL
provider with more than 1,000 trucks
and 34 service centers throughout the
Southeast and Midwest. In 2011, the
company made the decision to sell off
the LTL side of the business to focus on
its current truckload and warehousing
and distribution divisions. In September

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// Milan Supply Chain Solutions provides
truckload services with its fleet of 400 trucks
that serve more than 20 states.

2014, HCI Equity Partners, together
with management, invested in the
company to provide growth capital and
rebranded the company as Milan Supply
Chain Solutions.
When the company focused on
truckload services and warehousing and
distribution, Cowen says, Milan Supply
Chain Solutions went "from famine to
feast" and has strengthened its position
in the marketplace. As the company continues to focus its attention on providing
customers with a complete suite of services for their logistical needs, she adds,
Milan Supply Chain Solutions is on track
to become even bigger in the near future.
Go-To Partner
According to Cowen, the main piece that
makes Milan Supply Chain Solutions a
go-to partner for many customers is the

fact that the company simply provides
the most complete logistics services in
the region. "One thing that separates us
is we have the total package," she says.
The company provides truckload
services through its fleet of 400 trucks
that service more than 20 states within
the company's service area. Milan
Supply Chain Solutions says its trucks
are equipped with satellite tracking to
provide customers with the most accurate, up-to-the-minute tracking of their
shipments wherever they may be.
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Milan Supply Chain Solutions
www.milanexpress.com
Headquarters: Milan, Tenn.
Employees: 300+
Specialty: Transportation and logistics services
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