Kewill, provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, has signed multi-year contract with Itella Logistics, part of Itella Group, to implement its Global Trade Management suite, across the company's Nordics, Baltics and Russian operations.
Under the terms of the contract, Kewill will deploy its global transport management software, Kewill Transport, and global electronic customs software, Kewill CustomsXchange, to deliver a fully integrated solution. The implementation will be rolled out rapidly to 600 users across Itella's Nordics, Baltic states and Russian operations, including Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia.
The solution will provide Itella Logistics with one central system to book, manage and monitor the complete shipment lifecycle for all the shipments it handles to and from the Nordics, Baltics and Russian region each month, including ensuring compliance with individual countries' customs requirements and EU-wide initiatives such as import, export and NCTS, by submitting the required documentation and exchanging information electronically with local customs authorities in real time. This will not only improve productivity and reduce operating costs, but allow complete and accurate visibility of account activity by customer, which is crucial to support the company's ambitious plans for growth in the region.
Katri Sahlman, CIO, at Itella Logistics commented: "We were looking for one solution that could manage the end to end transport processes for all Itella Logistics' transport services, and also handle the complex customs requirements for our shipments throughout the Nordics, Baltics and Russian region. Kewill was able to satisfy all of our requirements and demonstrate experience of successful multi-country implementations of its software for other global logistics providers, which gives us the confidence not only that the solution will be delivered to a high standard, but that it is scalable to support our future growth."
Jacquie Boast, Chief Operating Officer for EMEA at Kewill, commented "The complexity of the global supply chain is a domain in which Kewill is an expert. The deep functionality afforded by the combination of our integrated transport management and customs solutions will provide Itella Logistics with the expertise and ability to operate efficiently and effectively within the Nordics, Baltics and Russian region. The Kewill solution will address the issues associated with dealing directly with multiple customs authorities, whilst providing the benefits of accelerated delivery, cost minimisation and maintaining control of goods within these markets. This enables Itella Logistics to provide the highest levels of performance and reliability to its customers. Drawing upon our extensive logistics, transport and customs domain experience, Itella Logistics will be supported through the entire implementation process by a highly skilled team of consultants and trainers. The Kewill solution will support Itella Logistics in its regional growth strategy, enabling the development and rapid delivery of new services to market, allowing it to take advantage of market opportunities and capacity on specific routes. We are delighted to welcome Itella Logistics as a client to Kewill."