Quehenberger Logistics Group, the leading Austrian contract logistics service provider, has announced the selection of the G-Log Global Command and Control Center (GC3) software to provide the platform for a proactive supply chain event management system. The Austrian subsidiary of Thiel Logistik AG will use G-Log's Web-native logistics platform to obtain integrated mapping of business processes across the company's transportation network, delivering more efficient utilisation of available transport capacities, reduced process costs and better customer service through increased delivery deadline accuracy.
Quehenberger will initially introduce GC3 for major customers in the food industry. The implementation will be phased, with road transport being managed by the system by the end of 2004, and then subsequent implementations for rail, sea and air traffic carriers. In addition, Quehenberger plans to roll out the solution across other industries and customer projects. The aim is to be able to monitor, control and optimise all transportation processes in one unified system, across all transport carriers and markets.
GC3 solves technological integration problems by means of the Internet standard XML, whereby the solution accesses Quehenberger's systems and consolidates all the status information, delivering a holistic view of the entire transportation business.
This will enable Quehenberger to identify early opportunities for transportation efficiencies across orders and shipments and at the same time, inform managers in real time of any deviations from the schedule. This Supply Chain Event Management (SCEM), enables proactive management of disruptions in the transportation network, in order to meet respective delivery deadlines and keep supply chain partners better informed.
"In order to maintain our excellent market position, we must provide our customers with other additional benefits and continuously increase our productivity. Our cooperation with G-Log is one of the central pillars of this strategy," said Thomas Eisen, director of supply chain management at Quehenberger, when explaining his decision to select GC3. "That's why we also want to develop the solution further. Once the initial implementation is up and running, we will introduce more functional areas from GC3, such as Exception Management."
"Winning Quehenberger as a new customer is one of our greatest successes in Europe to date," said Chris van der Harst, managing director of international operations at G-Log. "The project will prove once more that, with the aid of GC3, logistics companies can reduce their process costs and increase the performance of their transportation network."