As the economy struggles to find its footing two years after the deepest recession in decades, leading technology providers are focusing on improving productivity and on providing products and services reflecting today’s supply chain challenges. Shippers, carriers and manufacturers looking to sustain profitable growth are shaping their supply chains with an eye toward efficiency, the environment and cost control. As supply chains lengthen, regulatory demands tighten and global trade recovers, more of those companies are finding that technology can mean the difference between a supply chain that hums and one that churns. This fall’s annual edition of the JOC e-logistics directory includes profiles of nearly 60 providers of logistics and supply chain products and services. As in the past, the directory includes only companies whose core business activity is to provide such technology. It does not include numerous other companies — transportation and third-party logistics providers, for example — that offer advanced technology services for their customers, but not as their core business.
Telephone: 310-642-2100, 888-300-7692
Contact: K. Cyrus Hadavi, president, CEO and chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.adexa.com
Customers include Advanced Micro Devices, Boeing, Fujitsu, General Motors, Hitachi, Johnson & Johnson, Maytag, NEC, Philips, Pulse, Samsung, Sharp Microelectronics, Siemens, Toshiba and Unilever.
Murray Hill, N.J.
Contact: Carl d’Emilio, president, email@example.com
Web site: www.adventinc.com
Products include an Enterprise Global Planning System, and solutions for sales, inventory and operations planning; demand planning, collaborative operations planning, supply management; and supply chain performance management. It also offers DepotView, an online depot-management system; AutoTrack, a Web-based system for managing the automotive supply chain; and WebTos, a Web-based system for smaller, multicargo marine terminals. Customers include APL, Atlantic
Container Line, Consolidated Chassis Management, Cosco, Maersk, MOL and the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association.
Redwood City, Calif.
Telephone: 650-362-2000, 800-AGISTIX
Contact: David Kalov, president and CEO
Web site: www.agistix.com
Provides software products that automate key aspects of the shipping process, simplify daily processing tasks and provide visibility into management of global logistics operations.
Baxter Planning Systems
Contact: Jim Schoenfeldt, vice president, sales
Web site: www.bybaxter.com
Provides Web-based software and parts-planning services. Prophet, its suite of software applications, provides data about the availability of parts and inventory needs. Customers include Agilent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Kawasaki, Philips and UPS.
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7759 7000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7759 7001
Contact: Claire Buchanan, senior vice president of global field operations, Claire.Buchanan@bolero.net
Web site: www.bolero.net
Provides a technology platform that enables paperless trading between buyers, sellers, logistics providers, banks, agencies and customs agencies worldwide. Customers include ABB, Konecranes, Louis Dreyfus, Nokia, Siemens and ThyssenKrupp.
Telephone: 877-541-6625, ext. 1
Contact: Joe O’Brien, managing director, CargoSmart North America
Web site: www.cargosmart.com
CargoSmart is a multiple-carrier portal that provides visibility and exception management for shippers, consignees and logistics service providers. Carrier customers include China Shipping, Cosco, Hanjin, “K” Line, Matson, MISC, MOL, NYK, OOCL and Yang Ming.
Telephone: 650-653-4800, 888-311-1415
Web site: www.cdcsoftware.com
Acquired San Mateo, Calif.-based TradeBeam in May 2010 and the company’s suite of solutions for import and export compliance, inventory management, shipment tracking, supply chain event management and letter of credit management. Also offers warehouse and transportation management systems.
Contact: Jeffrey M. Metersky, vice president, supply chain practice,
Web site: www.chainalytics.com
Provides supply chain consulting and technology services. Customers include Ingram Micro, Pepsico, Tempurpedic, Cooper Tires, MeadWestvaco and Mohawk Industries.
Telephone: 212-370-1999, 800-861-6900
Contact: Paul Malamet, executive vice president, business development
Web site: www.choicelogistics.com
Provides software for real-time inventory management, reverse logistics and transportation spending. Its systems, processes and secured sites especially serve high-tech companies that demand parts within two to four hours.
Web site: www.combinenet.com
CombineNet’s Advanced Sourcing Application Platform allows companies to make sourcing decisions by providing traditional face-to-face negotiations and online capability to collect and analyze proposals. Its Category Solutions enables companies to source their trucking, ocean and air freight transportation needs. Customers include Coca-Cola, General Mills, Heinz, Ikea, Owens Corning, Pepsico and Sears.
Telephone: +32 3 260 61 11
Fax: +32 3 260 62 00
Web site: www.cosmosworldwide.com
A subsidiary of PSA Corp., Cosmos provides a range of products for container terminals, including vessel- and yard-planning software, administrative and operational systems, rail-planning software, and software for invoicing. The company also provides software for automotive and ro-ro terminals.
Descartes Systems Group
Telephone: 519-746-8110, 800-419-8495
Web site: www.descartes.com
Offers Web-based and traditional software that manages inventory, logistics assets transportation and distribution. Customers include American Airlines Cargo, Averitt, BASF, Crate and Barrel, CVS
Pharmacy, Delta Cargo, Geodis Wilson, Mallory
Alexander, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Schwepps, Wawa and Yang Ming.
Telephone: 877-328-7866 (U.S., Canada), Telephone: 716-881-2590 (International)
Web site: www.ecustoms.com
Provides international trade and customs-compliance software, including import documentation and automated broker interface submissions, NAFTA certificates, export documentation, restricted- and denied-party screening, tariff classification, and management of new initiatives such as ACE.
Contact: Don Peltier, sales and marketing manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.emodal.com
Offers technology that provides detailed container, vessel and terminal information; a trucker status service; and tools that improve service to all parties in the transportation community.
Huntington Beach, Calif.
Web site: www.freightgate.com
Provides software that enables companies to see the current status of their in-transit inventory, manage transportation contracts and rates, schedule shipments, and optimize their supply chains. Customers include Agility, Carotrans, Dow Corning, Menlo Worldwide, Panalpina, Dart Express and Tembec.
Web site: www.freightquote.com
Provides instant transportation quotes for multiple less-than-truckload, truckload, air and intermodal services. Gives shippers a free Web account to compare rates and service levels and provides electronic dispatch, document generation and shipment-tracking services.
Contact: Greg Kefer, executive vice president, marketing, email@example.com
Web site: www.gtnexus.com
More than 40,000 registered users from more than 15,000 organizations use its global trade and logistics portal to optimize the flow of goods and trade information from order point to final payment. Its GT Nexus Shippers Forum is working with Maersk and other container shipping lines to improve shipper-carrier operations. Customers include Xerox, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne, Procter & Gamble, Weyerhaeuser, Home Depot, Del Monte and Nestle.
Midland Park, N.J.
Web site: www.iesltd.com
Offers a range of logistics technology, including government-mandated advanced manifest filing, forwarding, customs brokerage, multicurrency accounting, event/exception management, U.S. and Canadian customs clearance and shipment documentation. Supports more than 700 installations worldwide and is one of the largest service bureaus for the Automated Manifest System. Customers include FedEx, Crowley and Exel.
Telephone: 678-319-8000, 866-244-5479
Web site: www.infor.com
One of the world’s largest providers of business software with approximately $2.1 billion in revenue, and 70,000 customers. Products include Infor SCM, which targets supply chain costs and customer service. Its ShipLogix division provides on-demand transportation-management services.
Web site: www.integrationpoint.com
Contact: Tom Barnes, CEO
Offers a suite of real-time global trade management products for organizations managing international trade through global classification, the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, the Automated Economic Operator, import, export, denied-party screening, free trade agreement qualification and duty-deferral program.
Contact: Andy Barrons, vice president of marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.inttra.com
Provides e-commerce services to ocean carriers and their customers, including Alianca, ANL, Cheng Lie Navigation, CMA CGM, Delmas, Deutsche Afrika-Linien, Emirates Shipping Line, Hamburg Sud, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, “K” Line, Maersk, MCC Transport, MISC, MOL, Mediterranean Shipping, NYK Line, Safmarine and United Arab Shipping Co. E-commerce services include tender, sailing schedules, booking, shipping instructions, bills of lading, and track and trace.
Web site: www.iqnavigator.com
With offices in Colorado and London, IQ’s on-demand technology platform targets sourcing, procurement and measurement of indirect services, including consulting projects, contract labor, outsourcing/offshore services, legal services and IT projects. Customers include Northrup Grumman, Limited Brands and Xcel Energy.
JDA Software Group
Telephone: 480-308-3555, 800-479-7382
Web site: www.jda.com
Provides supply chain software for retailers, manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Its 5,500 customers are located in more than 60 countries. JDA software enables global companies to achieve an end-to-end view of their supply chains from raw materials that flow into production to consumer products on the shelf. Acquired i2 Technologies in January 2010.
JPMorgan Global Trade Services
Web site: www.jpmorganchase.com/tss/Product_Index/Trade_Services/1104848723140
Offers integrated cash, trade and logistics services. The only bank with comprehensive supply chain capability, it provides managed services, consulting and technology services to more than 400 corporate customers in 16 countries.
Kewill Systems North America
Web site: www.kewill.com
Provides shipping management products. Clippership is a multicarrier solution for small and medium-sized parcel carriers. Kewill Flagship is an enterprise solution for domestic and international parcel and less-than-truckload shipment manifesting, automation of document generation and regulatory compliance screening for imports and exports. Customers include Air Canada, DHL, Heineken, Nike, Panalpina and Sony.
Telephone: 613-592-5780, 877-546-2947
Web site: www.kinaxis.com
Its on-demand RapidResponse service enables companies to improve their supply chain planning, monitoring and collaborative-response capabilities, thus reducing costs, shrinking cycle times and improving customer service. Customers include Panasonic, Raytheon, Cisco, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Teradyne, Toshiba, Casio and Qualcomm.
Contact: Jeff Potts, vice president of sales, email@example.com
Web site: www.leanlogistics.com
Provides on-demand transportation management software to shippers and logistics service providers. Web-based services include procurement, planning and optimization, execution management, financial settlement, and collaborative-transportation management. Customers include Chiquita, Dannon, Kellogg’s, Pepsico, Barilla Pasta and Unilever.
Web site: www.livingstonintl.com
More than 30,000 companies use Livingston’s customs brokerage, consulting, freight and integrated logistics services. Livingston also provides strategic integrated logistics software to Fortune 500 companies. Livingston is Canada’s largest customs broker and trade-related services company, active in facilitating two-way trade between the U.S. and Canada.
Telephone: 404-261-9777, 800-762-5207
Web site: www.logility.com
Logility Voyager Solutions enables networks of trading partners, including suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, to collaborate, integrate and synchronize their operations for planning, production, warehouse and transportation management. Customers include Bissell, Electrolux, Ashley Furniture, L’Oreal, Pfizer, Porsche, Continental Mills, Pernod Ricard and VF Corp. It acquired Optiant, a Boston-based company whose products manage outsourcing processes and partners for manufacturing, procurement, distribution and inventory strategies, and manage inventory, in May 2010.
Logistics Planning Associates
Telephone: 732-887-4958, 800-472-0233
Web site: www.psiplanner.com
PSI Planner, the company’s software product, is a supply chain planning system designed for Windows operating systems. It features integrated sales forecasting, distribution requirements planning, material requirements planning and master production scheduling modules.
Telephone: 814-461-7600; 866-LOG-PLUS
Contact: Bob Crytzer, director of marketing and development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.logisticsplus.net
Acquired Horizon Logistics in April 2011. Offers supply chain solutions in the U.S. and worldwide, including an online less-than-truckload eshipping service. EshipPlus allows shippers to choose a carrier and a rate, and see a standard transit time for a shipment.
Red Bank, N.J.
Web site: www.log-net.com
Specializes in real-time ocean container visibility for such 3PLs as DHL and Exel, as well as importers and exporters such as Jones Apparel Group and Dollar Tree Stores. Services include order management, SKU-level visibility, exception management, landed costs and warehouse management. Also offers Carbon Calculator, a Web-based product that calculates carbon dioxide emissions for intermodal freight shipments.
East Rutherford, N.J.
Contact: Annika Helmrich, marketing and media relations, email@example.com
Web site: www.managementdynamics.com
Provides global trade management software and serves more than 13,000 global users at 3PLs, carriers, manufacturers, retailers and high-tech companies in 70 countries. Customers include Abercrombie & Fitch, Air Products, Dell, Goodyear, Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, McDonalds, Kraft Foods, Procter & Gamble, Panasonic and Perry Ellis.
Web site: www.manh.com
Provides products for demand intelligence, advanced planning, supply chain planning, and supply chain execution. Has more than 1,200 customers worldwide, including Adidas, Argos Direct, Avon, C.R. England, Cabela’s, J.B. Hunt, Nature’s Best, Staple’s, Tesco and Whirlpool.
Web site: www.mercurygate.com
Provides technology that enables shippers, carriers, forwarders and 3PLs to manage transportation, execute freight movements and analyze performance. Using a customizable “workflow engine,” customers can move parcel, less-than-truckload and truckload shipments, as well as more demanding multileg ocean, air and rail movements. Customers include Bed, Bath & Beyond, Cargill, Raytheon, Siemens, Wal-Mart, Celadon, England Logistics, Geodis Wilson and Old Dominion Freight Line.
Web site: www.newgistics.com
Provides returns-management services for the retail, medical supplies, health care, service parts, telecommunications equipment and computer industries. Customers of its SmartLabel product include Neiman Marcus, J. Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch and Overstock.com.
Web site: www.nte.com
Provides software for shipment planning, optimization, routing guide execution and financial settlement. Customers include Hallmark, Target and ATS Logistics Services.
Web site: www.ntelx.com
Formerly known as FreightDesk, NTEL-X provides software that enhances supply chain security and maximizes utilization of transportation assets and infrastructure. FDfolio allows users to capture, organize and analyze data from a variety of sources. The company’s software is used by several U.S. government agencies, including the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Transportation and Health and Human Services, as well as General Dynamics and IBM.
Web site: www.nvision-nac.com
A division of North American Corp., NVISION provides solutions to manage print, promotional products and point-of-sale material for marketing customers. Over the past five years, NVISION has saved more than $50 million in marketing supply chain costs for Fortune 500 corporations.
Telephone: 514-289-9090, 888-289-7744
Web site: www.oceanwide.com
Provides on-demand software for cargo insurance. Its Genoa platform promotes real-time collaboration between brokers, underwriters, claim settling agents and shippers. Its Edicompliance product minimizes the risk of audits from Customs through the submission and monitoring of entries.
One Network Enterprises
Web site: www.onenetwork.com
One Network’s software focuses on how processes are defined, how controls and policies are enforced, how trading partners collaborate and how transactions are executed. One Network provides immediate access to a shared network through which companies can access and analyze rates of the more than 1,000 carriers on the company’s network. Customers include Kroger, C.H. Robinson, Del Monte, FedEx, J.B. Hunt, FedEx, Kroger, Menlo Worldwide, Motorola, Lockheed Martin and Unilever.
Redwood Shores, Calif.
Telephone: 650-506-7000, 800-ORACLE1
Web site: www.oracle.com
World’s second-largest provider of enterprise-application software behind SAP. Acquired Sun Microsystems in January 2010.
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Telephone: 805-684-6614, 888-641-4141
Web site: www.qad.com
Provides collaborative software applications for large and midsize companies in the automotive, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, industrial and medical industries. Customers include Eaton, JHP Pharmaceuticals, SanDisk and TRW Automotive.
Contact: Leon Turetsky, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.questaweb.com
Provides Web-based global trade management software that brings together data about regulatory, compliance, logistics and financial processes.
Web site: www.redprairie.com
Services focus on transportation, work force performance management, RFID and distribution management. Its E2e software synchronizes people and products throughout the buying cycle. Customers include Giant Eagle, Neptune Foods, Panasonic, ThyssenKrupp and Unilever.
Newtown Square, Pa.
Web site: www.sap.com
A major provider of business software. SAP Global Trade Management addresses traffic management, expense management, positions management, currency and commodity hedging, foreign trade data and documents. It has more than 46,000 customers in more than 120 countries.
Telephone: 571-227-7950, 888-994-SAVI
Web site: www.savi.com
A subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Savi provides real-time supply chain information and technology software and services. Products include active RFID technology and other Automatic Identification and Data Collection technology applications that offer visibility, management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments.
San Mateo, Calif.
Web site: www.seecontrol.com
Web-based platform manages inventories held at customer sites, partners’ locations, in corporate data centers and on plant floors. Customers include ABB, Boeing, Intel, Chrysler, Daimler Benz, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar, Pitney Bowes and the U.S. Army.
Silver Bullet Technologies
Web site: www.silverbt.com
Provides software that automates and integrates business processes for international freight intermediaries and large companies that handle global cargo internally. Products support air, ocean, rail, trucking and drayage.
Telephone: 614-793-7000, 800-876-9772
Web site: www.sterlingcommerce.com
Owned by IBM, its Web-based Sterling Multi-Channel Fulfillment provides a single view of demand, inventory and supply. Customers include AT&T, ChemLogix, Coca-Cola, Toshiba, TrueValue, Sony, CSX, Crowley Maritime, Eaton, Landstar System and Yang Ming.
Web site: www.tideworks.com
Provides marine terminal management and planning software, supply chain software and professional services to terminal operators and transportation companies. Its Spinnaker Planning Management System provides vessel-, berth-, yard- and rail-planning services. Its Web-based Mainsail Terminal Management System manages container terminal operations.
Contact: Bryan Nella, director, corporate communications, email@example.com
Web site: www.tradecard.com
Approximately 600 customers, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Cutter & Buck, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Guess, Levi’s, Perry Ellis, Rite Aid, Russell Stover and Stride Rite use TradeCard’s Web-based tools to eliminate letters of credit, approve payments and settle transactions.
Contact: Deborah Laska, director, business development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.tradepaq.com
Tradepaq for Logistics allows 3PLs, forwarders, NVOCCs, 4PLs, carriers and corporate logistics organizations to collaborate throughout the supply chain. Also offers services for transportation management and digital signature-based security.
Web site: www.tradetech.net
Provides online software that helps streamline supply chains for forwarders and shippers, cut total transportation costs, manage exceptions, deliver visibility, and improve customer service.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Web site: www.trans-i.com
Provides integrated Web-enabled and client/server applications for the maritime and intermodal industries. Its software applications allow users to access and manage real-time information and transaction processes throughout an organization. Its TransTerminal product is an integrated system for container and bulk terminals.
Web site: www.transplace.com
A proprietary technology provider. Its Transportation Management System bridges shippers and carriers to improve efficiency through automated order management, shipment optimization, shipment tracking and performance measurement. Its Order Management System maintains information before the processing of transportation for a shipment. Its Yard Management Module provides the status of trailers in specific locations, and its Dock Scheduling Module allows carriers to schedule pickup or delivery appointments and provides schedule visibility at shipping and receiving facilities.
San Mateo, Calif.
Web site: www.vintelligent.com
Provides transportation technology and services, including business analysis, application design and development, and system integration. Software was originally developed and supported by Embarcadero Systems, now part of Ports America. In 2009, VinTelligent software and related activities were reorganized into an independent company funded by Berkeley Capital Partners. Customers include APM Terminals, CSX, Hoegh Autoliners, Kansas City Southern Railway, “K” Line, Ports America and Ryder.
Telephone: 847-634-6700, 866-230-9494
Web site: www.zebra.com
Provides RFID systems that help companies identify, locate and track assets, transactions and people. Its Zebra Enterprise Solutions division, created out of the acquisitions of Navis, WhereNet, proveo and Multispectra Solutions, expands that model into software and hardware solutions. Customers include the Georgia Ports Authority, Virginia International Terminal, Yusen Terminal, Vietnam International Container Terminals, Land Rover and NYK Logistics.