Best-in-Class Software and Best Practices Create a Total Transportation Management Solution
March 31, 2009 - Chelmsford, MA. - Kewill (LSE: KWL), a leading provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, today announced that Kewill and Fujitsu Consulting, a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace, have entered into a cooperative marketing agreement to provide a complete transportation management platform and capabilities to customers whose multi-mode transportation management profile includes a significant parcel shipping operation. This collaboration follows the agreement announced in September 2008, between Oracle and Kewill to develop standard integration between the Oracle Transportation Management solution (OTM) and Kewill’s Flagship shipping solution and will focus on leveraging Fujitsu’s business led approach to enabling best in class logistics value chains.
The integration of the two market leading solutions creates a total transportation management platform that combines both freight and parcel operations to bring customers to a new frontier of multi-mode transportation capabilities. As a result, customers’ freight and parcel organizations, systems, and processes will no longer be fragmented requiring more work to pursue disparate objectives for the same company.
“We have selected to work with Kewill because of their technology leadership position in the market today,” said Mike Riegler, director, transportation and logistics (Oracle Practice) for Fujitsu. “This solution helps us deliver improved time to value for clients with highly complex logistics operations. We look forward to working with Kewill to provide best-in-class expertise.”
The core of the agreement between Kewill and Fujitsu Consulting will be a faster ROI for organizations running OTM and Kewill’s Flagship that is made possible with a more efficient path to integrating, deploying and automating parcel shipping as part of a larger domestic and global freight landscape. Additionally, Kewill and Fujitsu Consulting will collaborate to provide expanded technical and functional capabilities to the platform.
In addition to the solution delivery components of the agreement, Kewill and Fujitsu Consulting will join forces in various go-to-market and thought leadership initiatives to position this freight-parcel platform solution to help meet the demands of some of the most sophisticated and complex enterprise organizations worldwide.
“Utilizing best-in-class technologies and implementation partners can produce impressive results including increased visibility, reduced logistics costs, improved profit margins and customer service,” said Pete Starvaski, director of product management for Kewill. “We look forward to working with Fujitsu Consulting on bringing this one-of-a-kind packaged solution to market.”
About Fujitsu Consulting
A trusted provider of management and technology consulting to business and government, Fujitsu Consulting is the North American consulting and services arm of the US$53-billion Fujitsu group. Fujitsu Consulting integrates the core expertise of the Fujitsu companies and its partners to deliver complete solutions in the areas of enterprise information management, packaged application implementation, legacy systems modernization, IT governance, managed services and business process services. Through its full range of IT consulting, implementation and management services and its industry-recognized strategic approach, Macroscope®, Fujitsu Consulting enables clients to build more value into their IT investments and drive their leadership in the marketplace. For more information, please see: us.fujitsu.com/consulting.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.
About Kewill plc
Kewill delivers solutions that simplify global trade and logistics.
Global businesses face ever increasing complexity across their supply chains including decisions on sourcing, customs, compliance, transportation, storage, finance, visibility and connectivity. Inefficiency in any of these areas will lead to supply chain delays and result in increased costs. Kewill has a suite of software solutions that significantly simplify the management of the most complex global supply chains for enterprises and logistics service providers.
With over 35 years experience in global trade management and logistics, and over 600 employees worldwide, Kewill is a long-time innovator of solutions for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, freight forwarders, transport companies, customs brokers, 3PL’s and 4PL’s, as well as other related institutions involved in financing and underwriting global trade such as banks and insurance providers.
Kewill’s solutions are in daily use by more than 40,000 users worldwide and our global customer base which entrusts us with the management of their supply networks includes divisions of 3M, Bayer, Caterpillar, DHL, FedEx, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, H.J. Heinz, Kimberley-Clark, Kraft, Levi Strauss, Mazda, Nestlé, Nike, Palm, Procter & Gamble, Smith & Nephew, Sony, TNT, Unilever, UPS, Vodafone, Yamaha, Xerox. www.kewill.com
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