GC3 Gives Global 2000 Customers Industry-First Functionality: G-Log Software Intelligently Evaluates Inventory, Transportation, and Logistics Tradeoffs to Optimize Goods in Motion and Boost the Bottom Line
SHELTON, Conn.--Sept. 8, 2004--G-Log, the leading provider of global logistics and transportation software, announced today the general availability of version 4.5 of its award-winning G Log® Global Command and Control Center™ (GC3™) software. The 4.5 release adds 40 new features to the GC3 system and offers expanded inventory management and international trade management functionality. The only single system that can manage an entire logistics network across multiple modes, business units, and geographies, the Web-native GC3 software intelligently evaluates inventory, transportation, and logistics tradeoffs to drive top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability.
“Outperforming the competition, from a financial and customer service perspective, remains a top priority for most companies, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult as supply chains become more complex and fragmented due to globalization, mergers and acquisitions, and other factors. Companies must take steps to become more agile and responsive, including re-designing their networks and business processes, and investing in technologies that enhance productivity and decision making,” said Adrian Gonzalez, director logistics advisory council, ARC Advisory Group. “G-Log has been particularly successful in helping companies with complex logistics processes, and the enhancements in GC3 version 4.5 will be welcomed by customers.”
Employing the world’s largest development team devoted to logistics and transportation software, G-Log spent more than 30,000 hours developing the new features and enhanced usability in GC3 version 4.5. After collaborating with several of its Global 2000 customers to understand what new functionality would provide the greatest benefit, the G-Log team focused its development efforts on expanding the GC3 product footprint in two primary areas: inventory management and international trade management.
Network-Wide Inventory Visibility and Transportation Optimization
G-Log offers the only logistics platform capable of managing transportation and inventory whether in transit or at rest in a single system. In response to customers’ need to track inventory counts at each location in the supply chain, the 4.5 release includes expanded inventory management capabilities that enables users to enter and view item-level product information for specific locations. With GC3, users can now have network-wide visibility and status information of all inventory in the supply chain, providing the unique ability to intelligently evaluate tradeoffs and optimize all shipments.
“With each new release of software, G-Log gives us new opportunities to create value in the supply chain for our customers, employees and shareholders,” said Martin Neil, vice president of global solutions for Exel. “Powered by a single instance of the GC3 software, Exel provides its customers with a consolidated view of freight flows and detailed stock-level inventory, as well as proactive supply chain event management alerts. With this unique ‘glass pipeline’ view of their entire logistics network, our customers are executing vendor-managed inventory programs with great success and making their respective supply chains leaner than ever.”
Logistics Knows No Boundaries – and Neither Does GC3
GC3 was built from the ground up to support international trade management and the growing demands of the logistics service provider market. GC3 4.5 delivers capabilities for efficiently processing logistics service providers’ complex, time-sensitive, cross-border shipments, including intelligent ocean booking and route management, rate quoting, commercial invoice creation and management, support for public hazardous material data and export licenses, centralized services management, international financial management, and advanced vessel management. These new capabilities allow logistics service providers to use GC3 as their logistics back-office system for managing all of their international trade services and computing total landed costs, which companies use to determine the profitability of a transaction.
“The extended functionality of GC3 4.5 widens the gap between G-Log and our competitors and takes us one giant step closer to delivering on our integrated logistics management vision,” said David Cairns, G-Log CEO. “Backed by strong support from our customers, we are committed to future strategic product development efforts that will make real-time, data-driven logistics planning and execution common business practices for the Global 2000.”
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the G-Log GC3 version 4.5 software and associated professional services is based on the customer’s requirements. G-Log GC3 version 4.5 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 keeps goods in motion 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 customers’ 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 Big Lots, Brown Shoe, DuPont, Exel, Family Dollar Stores, Giant Eagle, Halliburton, Kuehne & Nagel, Rohm and Haas, Stonepath Group, Tesco, Total Logistic Control, Toll Solutions, UPM, and Volvo 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).
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