SSA Global, a leading global provider of enterprise business software and services, today announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with the Unipart Group, one of Europes leading independent logistics companies, to market optimized supply chain management services.
Under the agreement, SSA Global and Unipart will jointly market supply chain management and business process implementation solutions, allowing organizations with complex supply chains to benefit from operational improvements by generating greater value from their existing business. The combined solution services and skills of SSA Global and Unipart will initially provide services in the UK, with a view to expanding the alliance internationally over time.
Commenting on the alliance, Peter Prince, EMEA president of SSA Global said: We are very pleased to be entering into this strategic alliance with the Unipart Group. Return-on-investment is crucial from any IT infrastructure and especially within supply chain management due to the need to demonstrate value. This partnership is all about generating greater value for the customer and presenting an outstanding logistics and supply chain solution from an integrated people, process and technology perspective.
John M. Neill, group chief executive of Unipart commented, Improvements in operational processes are one of the major drivers of profitability for organizations with a demanding supply chain. Through joint research and development and a combined focus on innovation we can allow our clients to receive immediate operational improvements and generate a greater return from their IT infrastructure.
The Unipart Group is a group of logistics experts with a heritage in the automotive industry. In recent years, they have expanded their operations and now service a range of industries, providing logistics planning and support to companies including Airbus, Boots, Argos and Asos.
SSA Global and Unipart are entering into this alliance as providers of best of breed services and solutions. The combined offering will be central to the Unipart Groups Advanced Logistics Centre, located in the companys Oxford headquarters.