L.L.Bean to rollout ShipSoft internally and across all direct ship vendors
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-September 9, 2002-Varsity Logistics, Inc., the leader of integrated shipping solutions for the IBM iSeries, today announced that L.L.Bean, a $1 billion outdoor lifestyle catalog and retail company, has selected Varsity`s TMS suite to manage both L.L.Bean`s internal and supplier-based shipping operations.
"After a thorough RFP process and competitive analysis, we chose Varsity because of its extensive TMS knowledge, focus on customer satisfaction, and unmatched product offering for the IBM iSeries," said Scott Ross, Information Systems Manager for L.L.Bean. "Varsity presented the solution that best met our requirements, and demonstrated that they completely understood our processes."
This leading-edge project is a milestone for L.L.Bean, because it will provide a seamless customer experience while providing better control over all outbound shipments, regardless of origin. This control translates into lower administration costs, faster shipment processing, and reduced shipping expenses.
"We are proud to have been chosen by L.L.Bean to be the foundation for this critical initiative," said Marc Herman, President and CEO of Varsity Logistics. "Being selected for a high-profile project like this confirms Varsity`s leadership in the transportation management sector."
Founded in 1989, Varsity Logistics, Inc. is a pioneer of integrated Transportation Management Systems (TMS) designed for the IBM iSeries (AS/400). Varsity`s multi-carrier supply chain execution suite manages the fulfillment of orders initiated through both e-commerce and traditional sales channels. ShipSoft, the core of Varsity`s offering, automates the parcel and freight shipping processes by providing automatic weigh/rate/label services, rate shopping, multi-weight consolidation, "bill as/ship as" options, and electronic manifesting. Varsity is based in San Francisco, California.