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SEKO Logistics Selects GT Nexus SEKO Logistics Selects GT NexusCloud Supply Chain Platform to Help Lower Operating Costs and Improve Customer Service for Leading Third Party Logistics ProviderCloud Supply Chain Platform to Help Lower Operating Costs and Improve Customer Service for Leading Third Party Logistics Provi (February 22, 2012)
OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/12 -- GT Nexus today announced that it had been selected by SEKO Logistics to provide a cloud-based technology platform for the logistics industry leader. The platform will augment existing systems by automating logistics execution processes between SEKO and its network of global transportation carriers.
SEKO Logistics is a global, third-party logistics provider with 150 offices in 40 countries worldwide. It offers a full range of supply-chain solutions -- including transportation services such as domestic and global air and ocean freight forwarding; customs brokerage; ground transportation; trans-border distribution; U.S. home delivery; and DC bypass shipping. SEKO does so 24/7 on an expedited and time-definite basis.
"We have made technology excellence a cornerstone of our strategy," said Bill Wascher, CEO at SEKO. "In global logistics, you need to have a network vision for interacting with your partners. We believe cloud represents the future of business to business technology and selected GT Nexus to help us get there."
"We are thrilled to add SEKO to the community of logistics providers who are on GT Nexus driving value to their customers," said John Urban, President of GT Nexus. "The SEKO team has a strong technology capability in place that GT Nexus will support. By tapping into our network, they extend their IT systems into the cloud, alongside the world's biggest shippers and logistics providers."
The platform will serve as an interface between SEKO systems and their global carriers. It will support transactional business processes in freight execution, documentation and shipment tracking. In addition to significant operational efficiencies, the platform will help SEKO eliminate documentation fees, reduce customer inventory safety stock and improve execution velocity at the operational level.
GT Nexus will do more than just pass information between SEKO and its partners. Shipment events and documents will be rationalized, linked and posted in the cloud. Information will flow electronically betweens SEKO systems, GT Nexus and the systems of partners. This process ensures there is a high quality, single version of truth information source for all stakeholders in the value chain.
"We have wrestled with EDI solutions as a way to share information across our network and have concluded that it's not a viable solution," said Tom Madzy, CIO at SEKO. "With GT Nexus, we take advantage of an existing cloud platform with a proven track record of success across the world's biggest companies and their partners. Being part of that community will provide greater value to our customers."
About SEKO Logistics
Founded in 1976, SEKO Worldwide is a global, third-party logistics provider with 50 offices in the United States and more than 50 offices in 40+ countries worldwide. It offers a full range of supply-chain solutions -- including transportation services such as domestic and global air and ocean freight forwarding; customs brokerage; ground transportation; trans-border distribution; U.S. home delivery; and DC bypass shipping. SEKO does so 24/7 on an expedited and time-definite basis. International logistics solutions include warehouse management services (WMS), asset management and distribution, contract logistics and reverse logistics services. Its IT solutions offer a broad range of real-time, web-based shipment management and supply chain tools for a high degree of visibly. For more information, visit www.sekologistics.com.
About GT Nexus
GT Nexus offers a cloud-based platform that the world's biggest companies use to drive efficiency and agility across the global supply chain. Leaders in manufacturing, retail and logistics services all share GT Nexus as their standard, multi-enterprise collaboration platform. Users operate against a core set of information across multiple supply chain functions to optimize the flow of goods and trade information, from order point to final payment. Customers include Xerox, Williams-Sonoma, Nestlé, Sears, Caterpillar, Kraft Foods and The Home Depot. For information, visit www.gtnexus.com.
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