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G-Log’s addresses industry challenges fueled by globalization;
Provides Global 2000 with competitive advantage imanaging complex supply chainsFurther expanding its lead as a complete logistics platform solution, G-Log today announced the general availability of version 5.0 of its award-winning G-Log Global Command and Control Center (GC3) software. This latest version of GC3 continues G-Log’s heritage of delivering software that adds business value by providing its users with a competitive weapon when managing increasingly complex supply chain and logistics networks. The single GC3 platform was designed to support a global logistics network, and as such, intelligently monitors, analyzes, and optimizes a broad range of supply chain factors when managing that network. GC3 5.0 further refines the rich monitoring, process automation, exception management, and visibility functionality available in previous product releases, and adds new areas of functionality such as procurement, advanced analytics, warehouse flow management, and international trade logistics. The only single system that supports an integrated logistics management (ILM) network across multiple modes, business units, and geographies, the Web-native GC3 software intelligently evaluates inventory, transportation, and logistics tradeoffs to automate business processes ’ resulting in reduced freight and inventory costs, improved productivity, and greater shareholder value. “We manage the movement of goods and materials all over the world,” said John Criswell, director of global business solutions for BDP International. “As a component of BDP’s Xpedion operating platform, G-Log’s GC3 will be used for multi-modal optimization and execution, giving our customers the added dimension of tying all their shipments together with international visibility. Because all of the information relating demand to our customers’ inventories, processes, and capabilities will be housed in the single BDP Xpedion environment, we can identify potential exceptions faster and deliver more options to correct them. More importantly, the Xpedion platform will quickly adapt to changing market conditions around the world to help our customers beat their competition to markets or sourcing options while keeping BDP’s global logistics infrastructure running optimally.”
“In today’s market, innovation and competitive advantage are the name of the game - particularly when it comes to managing a logistics network and the flow and storage of goods throughout that network,” said David Cairns, chief executive officer for G-Log. “In past product releases, we’ve given customers network-wide visibility and the ability to intelligently evaluate tradeoffs and optimize shipments. Tapping our significant intellectual property and domain expertise, we have partnered with our customers to bring even deeper functionality to GC3 that provides greater competitive advantage to the companies that leverage its holistic approach to processes and systems.”
Globalization fuels need for GC3
In her report on “New Strategies for Global Trade Management,” Beth Enslow, vice president for Enterprise Services for Aberdeen, Inc., notes that logistics costs as a percentage of revenue are typically greater than six percent for products bought or sold offshore. Supply chain snafus are an everyday occurrence ’ with more than one out of ten international shipments late, incomplete, or expedited by a non-primary carrier.
“The challenge of globalization is to create automated business processes across multi-party, multi-country supply chains that will result in faster, more reliable, lower risk, and lower cost transactions,” said Enslow. “Best-in-class companies are making headway by re-examining the physical, information, and financial flows of their cross-border supply chains. As a result, automation is not a goal, but a reality. And software systems enabling an integrated logistics management approach to managing supply chains are even more of a priority. The hodgepodge of department-level, home-grown software often seen in most company environments just
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