Visibility and flexibility creates next generation supply chain
DALLAS – January 10, 2012 – One Network Enterprises, a leading provider of demand-driven supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced today that it was selected as a strategic partner by IMPERIAL Logistics member company e-Logics, an application solutions specialist to introduce Africa’s first Demand Driven Value Network platform.
The partnership, in which e-Logics has been appointed as the hosting and solutions provider to One Network software in Africa will enable improved operational efficiency, lower inventory and transportation costs throughout the supply chain. One Network software as a service delivers improved service levels by reducing stock outs and late deliveries, as well as lower IT costs, enabling the transformation to lean value networks.
“Businesses, both large and small need a 360 degree view into all levels of logistics and the supply chain, structured and unstructured communication capabilities between network partners and global end-to-end tracking and visibility throughout the entire transaction lifecycle,” says Greg Brady, CEO of One Network Enterprises. “We could not be more excited about moving forward with e-Logics as we enter into the African market.”
“One Network’s planning and execution management capabilities enable improved integration and collaboration for optimized supply chains. By joining forces we can now offer solutions as services, as opposed to traditional licensing models with large upfront capital investment,” said Johann van der Westhuizen, e-Logics Managing Director. “This enables a low barrier of entry – coupled with low risk – into an entire trading community, from suppliers and retailers to manufacturers and carriers.”
“Every player will be able to work off the same forecast and replenishment plan, which also takes each player’s constraints into consideration. There will be no need to second guess each other anymore and it will bring about a lot of savings across the board. Everybody looks at a single version of the truth in real time,” concludes Marius Swanepoel, IMPERIAL Logistics Chief Executive Officer.
About One Network Enterprises
One Network is the world’s only multi-party, multi-echelon supply chain solution in the cloud. As the leading provider of demand driven supply chain technology solutions, One Network’s cloud-based platform enables customers to easily collaborate with all their value chain participants on a single network. With more than 7,000 companies connected, One Network’s community based supply chain solutions help customers increase profitability and efficiencies by optimizing their supply chain operations. One Network serves a variety of industries including high tech, retail, consumer products, public sector, automotive, energy, and logistics. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, One Network also has offices in Europe and India. For more information, please visit www.onenetwork.com.
e-Logics is a South African based provider of customised technology-based process planning, optimisation, automation and analysis solutions. The company, a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV Partner as well as Oracle Partner has a ten year track record, having maintained long-term partnerships with companies in the retail, transportation, media and communications, manufacturing, mining, property and services sectors. Clients include Pick ‘n Pay, the South African Department of Transport (DoT), Media24, Anglo Platinum, Anglogold Ashanti, TMT, Transnet, South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) and Metrorail. e-Logics’ customisation approach not only avoids the pitfall of “one solution fits all” but enhances the integration of logistics service delivery, with the company continuing to deliver dynamic solutions aligned to the specific needs of each client. For further information, please visit www.e-logics.co.za.
About IMPERIAL Logistics
IMPERIAL Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain leader that moves business and industry through innovation, inspiration and foresight. Through its established Southern African and International divisions, IMPERIAL Logistics’ service delivery comprises fundamental logistics and end-to-end supply chain management solutions to blue chip customers in almost every industry. As a preferred logistics outsource provider, IMPERIAL Logistics positions itself as an extension of its customer’s business, building its customer’s brand alongside its own. IMPERIAL Logistics Southern Africa is a multi-branded business, categorised into five key divisions, namely Transport and Warehousing, Consumer Products, Specialised Freight, Integration Services and Africa. IMPERIAL Logistics International comprises four operating units, namely Panopa Logistik, neska, IMPERIAL Reederei and Brouwer Shipping. For further information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.
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