G-Log Adds Automated Transportation Procurement Functionality to GC3 Platform

G-Log, the leading provider of global logistics and transportation software, announced today the addition of transportation procurement functionality to its G-Log­ Global Command and Control CentreT (GC3T) software platform. Leveraging carrier rates, inventory and geography constraints, and shipment history stored in the GC3 global data model, the G-Log system intelligently forecasts demand across the logistics network, collaboratively creates bid packages, secures the best rates and automatically awards carrier contracts. Family Dollar Stores and Tesco are among the first G-Log customers to benefit from the new transportation procurement functionality.

The transportation procurement functionality addresses an area of growing importance as more and more companies are renegotiating rates with carriers and considering a multitude of options to streamline costs while maintaining premium service levels. GC3 is the only single system that supports an Integrated Logistics Management (ILM) network across multiple modes, business units and geographies.

"With a logistics landscape characterised by changing carrier rates, increasing shipment volume and driver hours of service restrictions, we're faced with more transportation challenges than ever before," said Jim Burns, vice president of transportation for Family Dollar Stores. "When you're managing hundreds of shipments a week, manual procurement processes are extremely difficult and incomplete. The G-Log system allows us to provide to our partner carriers the details of our transportation needs, thereby allowing them to give us their most competitive rates and allowing us to evaluate alternative award scenarios to enable Family Dollar to gain the most cost effective and service sensitive solution."

"We listened to our customers and expanded the GC3 platform to expedite, automate and optimise transportation procurement," said David Cairns, G-Log CEO. "Given the increasingly dynamic nature of transportation and logistics, fueled by global sourcing challenges, companies are encountering more complexity and uncertainty across the extended supply chain from transportation procurement to freight settlement. G-Log's integrated logistics management approach allows our customers to use logistics as a competitive weapon. What's more, with the various solution-specific pricing options of GC3, customers can license the components separately, enabling them to mitigate cost, use only what they need and scale their system accordingly and affordably."

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