Long Grove, IL, March 14, 2012 - TZA, an industry leading provider of labor management and supply chain technology, consulting and engineering services, announced today that Pate Dawson Company has selected TZA ProTrack Warehouse Labor Management Solution to boost labor efficiencies and manage costs across its distribution network. Pate Dawson, a fifth-generation, family-owned foodservice distributor with a 126-year history in North Carolina, selected TZA's solution to support their strategic supply chain initiatives aimed at continuously improving customer service and reducing costs.

"Pate Dawson Company has grown considerably over the years and continues to invest in professional people and state-of-the-art information systems. We creatively use technology to achieve higher levels of customer service and continual reductions in cost," said Dave Stansfield, president at Pate Dawson. "Implementing TZA's labor management technology will allow our organization to better fulfill the promise of service that we make to every customer."

"Pate Dawson is an outstanding organization with a very strong culture of delivering high quality products and solutions to their customers," said Evan Danner, president at TZA. "TZA's ProTrack Warehouse Labor Management technology will be an integral part of the organization's focus on high performance and superior customer service. We are happy to have Pate Dawson join the growing ProTrack user community."

ProTrack Warehouse LMS is an industry-leading web-based labor management solution that enables customers to achieve productivity gains of 10% to 25% or more across their distribution, manufacturing and delivery operations.

About Pate Dawson Company
Goldsboro-based Pate Dawson is a fifth-generation, family-owned company with a126-year history in North Carolina. In North Carolina, the company currently employs some 390 workers at its headquarters and at distribution facilities in Goldsboro and Greensboro. The company also operates a USDA-inspected facility in Greensboro which offers fresh-cut meats and seafood, processed to restaurant customer specifications, under the Southern Foods name. The company also has distribution facilities in Atlanta and serves more than 2,000 restaurant operators in nine Southeastern states. For more information about Pate Dawson Company, visit www.pdco.comm.

About TZA
Proven for more than 25 years, TZA (www.tza.com) delivers labor management and supply chain technology, consulting and engineering services to assist companies in achieving a high performance workforce, world-class customer service and a least-cost operating position. TZA solutions include Labor Management, Contract Workforce Services, LEAN Transformation, Transportation, Strategic Network Planning, Material Handling Design & Implementation, Slotting Optimization, and Organizational Development & Training. TZA's headquarters are in Long Grove, IL. Contact TZA at (800) 229-3450 or (847) 540-6543.