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Inet-logistics Provides End-to-end Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain

Inet-logistics Provides End-to-end Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain
July 31
09:21 2014

Inet-logistics is an international software company that specialises in developing integrated, scalable and flexible SaaS Transportation Management Systems (TMS) for the fast moving consumer goods industry.

The inet TMS enables the management of all kinds of transportation and freight cost processes (global, multi-mode) in a single system and brings end-to-end visibility into the supply chain. The inet TMS allows partners throughout the supply chain to interact with each other in real time in order to provide complete transparency for all relevant inventory and transaction data. Inet-logistics provides solutions for planning and optimizing complex transport networks on strategic, tactical and operational level to enable higher savings of transportation costs.

Headquartered at Dornbirn in Austria, inet-logistics has developed a global network encompassing key locations in Germany, Switzerland, Thailand and China, with an office due to open in the US next year. The inet-logistics team has extensive knowledge of logistics – its major shareholder is the global logistics service provider Gebrüder Weiss – as well as a broad range of additional skills such as IT, processes, quality assurance, etc. Together with its partners the inet TMS ecosystem has more than 500 SCM professionals.

TMS Expert

Inet-logistics is well known internationally for the strength of its offering and domain expertise in transportation management and has one of the largest Europe-domiciled TMS customer bases and the biggest integrated carrier community. The company offers a complete range of Business Services from the analysis and planning of transportation networks to their implementation, as well as training and consulting on all matters concerning a client’s TMS.

Inet-logistics has implemented comprehensive and customized Transportation Management Systems for many of the world‘s leading FMCG companies.

Clients are guided through a central transportation and sustainability strategy in order to create savings from a joint inbound/outbound and cross-country optimization on a European as well as on a global Level. Inet-logistics’ solutions are designed to achieve improved planning and continuous optimization from the strategic to the operational level. Furthermore, inet-logistics has customized a Data Warehouse to generate different KPI reports such as CO2 Carbon Foodprint etc.

Benefits

All types of food and drink companies with a complex production and transportation network are benefiting from inet-logistics’ products and expertise.

Working with the inet Transportation Management System offers users many benefits including:

* Distinctive and sustainable transport cost reduction – customers can achieve cost savings up to 20%;

* Reliability of the supply chains;

* High availability – the inet TMS is available 99.9%;

* Security and transparency of the transportation processes;

* Sustainability, environmental and resource protection;

* End-to-end visibility within the supply chain;

* Support from the inet-logistics team with its logistics know-how and extensive experience within the food and beverage industry;

* Innovation and continuous development.

Another major advantage is the very fast implementation of the inet TMS. Inet-logistics is able to implement the TMS for a customer within 6 to 8 months.

Inet TMS in Action

The logistics specialists at Mondelēz Europe have been using the inet TMS and all its components since 2008 – Transportation Management, Freight Cost Management, Container Management, Transportation Analytics and Planning. Over the past few years, the solution has been rolled out step by step in all Western and Central European countries. Mondelēz has followed a central transportation strategy in order to create savings from a joint inbound/outbound and cross-country optimization at a European level.

The TMS solution supports all operative processes regarding the management of the food giant’s complex transportation network such as:

* Cross-company collaboration and communication in real-time between customers, suppliers, logistics service providers, carriers, purchasing and finance departments;

* Clear Freight Cost Management with fast and transparent carrier billing/self billing processes and invoice verification;

* Transport Optimization as well as route planning;

* Online Dock Booking for logistics service providers;

* Central management of loading devices with real-time visibility into all container movements to reduce safety stocks and prevent theft and loss;

* KPI Reporting including Carbon Food print analysis.


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