DSC Awarded Tata Tea Group’s U.S. Distribution
DSC will manage distribution throughout national network

Chicago, Illinois (July 7, 2009) – DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, has been selected as Lead Logistics Partner in the United States to Tata Tea group, currently the world's second largest tea company with recently unveiled ambitions to become a global leader in good-for-you beverages. DSC will offer supply chain and logistics support for Tata Tea group’s three main products in the U.S.: Tetley Tea, Eight O'Clock Coffee and Good Earth tea and coffee. DSC will also deliver logistics support for Empirical Group LLC which provides tea and coffee to Tata Tea group’s food service customers.

As Tata Tea group’s Lead Logistics Partner in U.S., DSC is working closely with the company to design and optimize its U.S. supply chain. DSC will provide full Supply Chain Services including: Network Design, Transportation Optimization, Logistics Center Design, and Transportation and Logistics Execution Services. DSC worked collaboratively with Tata Tea group to design a Supply Chain network that will integrate multiple business units. In addition, DSC built an Optimized Transportation Network by creating consolidation across multiple business units. Finally, DSC identified transportation opportunities for Tata Tea group to leverage the DSC MOST (Multi-Vendor Optimization Strategy) consolidation service for retailers’ that enabled further cost reduction, and most importantly increased service levels to key customers.

“We are thrilled to welcome our newest partner. Tata Tea group is a recognized global company that is extremely capable of achieving their growth strategy here in the U.S. We look forward to working with them to accomplish their business goals by providing greater efficiency and flexibility in their supply chain, as well as meeting the challenges of this volatile economy," said Ann Drake, DSC’s CEO.

Chris Robinson, Tata Tea group’s U.S. Global Logistics Manager remarked, “DSC was awarded the Tata Tea group business for a number of reasons: their level of commitment, enthusiasm, professionalism, their consolidation program and design work, which proved to us that DSC sees themselves as a long-term partner and can support us in a new and exciting journey.”

About DSC Logistics
DSC Logistics, an integrated logistics and supply chain management company headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois, focuses on supply chain capabilities that are based on changing customer needs. DSC services include Lead Logistics Partner, logistics center management, transportation management and synchronization, business process integration, and information technology services. In today’s business environment, filled with rapid and unpredictable change, DSC manages change and information in the supply chain by being ready for anything! To learn more, please visit www.dsclogistics.com, call (800)372-1960 or e-mail customersolutions@dsclogistics.com.

About Tata – North America
The Tata family of companies is emerging as one of the world’s most trusted and respected corporate names. Combining ethical values with proven business performance and leadership, Tata has a heritage of deep social commitment that has earned the trust and respect of its stakeholders.

Today, the Tata group generates more than $62.5 billion in annual revenue, 61% of which is outside India, and employs approximately 350,000 people across 80 countries and six continents. As the largest India-headquartered multinational in North America, Tata generates $5 billion of revenue in the United States and Canada, encompasses 80 plants, offices and facilities and employs approximately 18,000 people. The Tata group includes such leading companies as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Corus, The Pierre New York, Taj Boston, and the Campton Place hotel in San Francisco, Tata Tea group which houses Tetley Tea, Good Earth Teas, Eight O’Clock Coffee, General Chemical Industrial Products and TBSS. In addition, Tata Motors, India’s largest automobile company and Tata Communications, a global telecommunications provider, are two Tata companies whose shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

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