Global Logistics Innovator Expands Global Inventory Visibility and Platform Support, and Augments Data Presentation of the Market-Leading GC3 Transportation Management and Freight Optimization System
SHELTON, Conn.-May 29, 2003-G-Log, the leading provider of global logistics and transportation software, today announced significant enhancements to its award-winning G Log® Global Command and Control CenterTM (GC3TM) software. The 4.0 release strengthens the GC3 software’s capabilities, adding the ability to track inventory at rest, expanded platform support, and optimized graphical interfaces. With this new release, G-Log provides enhanced mission-critical functionality and delivers powerful competitive advantages to its customers.
GC3 enables global shippers and logistics service providers to manage freight globally, across all modes of transportation in a collaborative supply chain environment. DuPont, Exel, Cendian, Toll Group, Family Dollar, and Tesco are just a few of G-Log’s blue-chip customers that are experiencing the benefits of GC3, which include: reduced freight costs, shorter logistics life cycles, lower total cost of ownership, improved customer service, and a single platform for future expansion.
“To be successful in today’s fast-paced global business environment, a company must achieve operational superiority. At Family Dollar, we are always looking for innovative approaches to streamline current processes,” said Jim Burns, vice president, transportation, Family Dollar. “We selected G-Log’s GC3 application specifically because it helps us to work smarter and better use capacity by optimizing and consolidating the movement of freight in a single platform. G-Log makes it easier for our supply chain participants to do business with us over the Internet, and G Log continues to advance its Web-native software to support its customers.”
“The capabilities introduced with release 4.0 of GC3 expand our customers’ competitive advantage, enabling them to meet their complex global transportation requirements today and in the future,” said Marybeth Roberts, senior vice president of software development at G-Log. “GC3 offers a single system to manage the entire order and shipment life cycle, which encourages collaboration across logistics networks as well as among suppliers and carriers.”
About GC3 4.0: Extended Capabilities
GC3 release 4.0 reflects the continuation of G-Log’s strategy to be the premier supplier of software to the transportation industry, and the best practices and forward thinking of G-Log’s industry-leading client base.
• Inventory-at-Rest Visibility - Building on its strong partnerships, G Log delivers a unified system that provides suppliers on-line global inventory visibility across the entire network. With GC3 4.0, users can capitalize on four critical views of inventory: inbound shipments, on-hand inventory, dispatched inventory to manufacturing, and inventory consumed by manufacturing.
• Expanded Platform Support - Focusing on customer requirements, G-Log GC3 4.0 supports:
o AIX – IBM’s industry-leading UNIX operating system
o Oracle Version 9i and 9i v2 – Oracle’s full XML database functionality with self-tuning and self-management capabilities
o Weblogic Version 7.0 – BEA’s newest extension, with industry-leading implementations of J2EE 1.3 APIs and other standards
• Optimized Graphical Interfaces – With version 4.0, G-Log increases the presentation capability of its GC3 offering by providing graphical views of optimization with the ability to display shipments, add shipments, track shipments, and run actions from the visual map screen, as well as enhanced visibility screens that display supporting data with tailored reporting capabilities.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the G-Log GC3 version 4.0 software and associated professional services is based on the customer’s requirements. G-Log GC3 version 4.0 is available from G Log immediately.
G-Log is the leading provider of global logistics and transportation software for enterprises and logistics service providers. The G-Log Web-native solution manages the movement of goods through the supply chain in all modes and across all geographies within a single system. G-Log’s clients are reducing cycle times, inventory levels, and total transportation costs while satisfying their customer demands for real-time information and on-time deliveries. The G-Log solution provides a broad range of services in the transportation market, including optimization, order entry, supply chain event management (SCEM), visibility, track and trace, freight payment, and historical analysis. Recognized as a “Best of the Web” company by Forbes, G-Log clients include Brown Shoe, DuPont, Exel, Family Dollar Stores, Giant Eagle, The Spiegel Group, Stonepath Group, Tesco, and USCO Logistics. For additional information, visit www.g-log.com or call 877-GO-2-G-LOG (in the UK, call +44 (0) 1483 739 500).
G-Log is a registered trademark of Global Logistics Technologies, Inc. Global Command and Control Center and GC3 are trademarks of G-Log. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
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