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Kerry Logistics overhauls global supply chain with Viewlocity

  • 25 September, 2006 09:29

<p>Sydney, Australia — 25 September 2006 – Following a competitive evaluation process, Hong Kong based Kerry Logistics has appointed Viewlocity to implement a major overhaul to its supply chain management platform to enable its customers to manage all the processes across the supply chain with total visibility.</p>
<p>Viewlocity is a provider of supply chain management solutions that increase the operational efficiency of organisations and is an integral part of logistics supply chains worldwide.</p>
<p>Kerry Logistics is one of the key third party logistics service providers in the Asia Pacific region, operating in 15 countries worldwide. In 2005 Kerry Logistics more than doubled its volume of sea and air cargo handled when compared with 2004.</p>
<p>“Greater supply chain visibility is one of the biggest customer issues emerging from the growth in sourcing out of China – being able to know where in the supply chain a product is, at any time, is a critical business factor,” said Mr. Vincent Wong, Joint Managing Director, Kerry Logistics.</p>
<p>“With operations spread around the world, we use a number of different warehouse and transport management systems to track our shipments. However, with the introduction of Viewlocity’s Control Tower Platform (CTP) our customers will now have one global view of orders, inventory, shipments and forecasts. Improving supply chain visibility is one of our key aims over the coming 12 months. With the backing and support of Viewlocity, we are confident we will achieve this well within this timeframe.”</p>
<p>Before deciding to implement Viewlocity’s CTP, Kerry Logistics evaluated eight vendors in addition to investigating building an in-house solution. The evaluation process showed that Viewlocity was the only vendor with a working proof of concept system that met the needs of Kerry Logistics’ complex and swiftly expanding operations.</p>
<p>“We pride ourselves on not just understanding technology, but also bringing business consulting skills to any project we approach,” commented Fadi Geha, Viewlocity’s Asia Pacific Managing Director. “As global organisations continue to embrace the benefits of operating within and in co-operation with the Asian economy, this mix of business and technical expertise will play an increasingly critical role in the tender decision-making process of Asian enterprises.”</p>
<p>Implementation of Viewlocity’s Control Tower Platform is in progress. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
<p>About Kerry Logistics
Developed rapidly since 1998, Kerry Logistics is one of the leading and most successful 3PL service providers in the Asia Pacific region. Kerry Logistics has its headquarters in Hong Kong and operates in more than 150 cities in 15 countries worldwide.
Kerry Logistics is a member of the Kuok Group. Founded in 1949, the Kuok Group is an international conglomerate with interests in property, food and beverage, hotels and resorts, media, technology, venture capital, shipping and insurance industries. Its many interests include the world famous Shangri-La Hotels Group, The Bangkok Post and South China Morning Post Newspapers, Coca-Cola, Jerneh Insurance, the PACC Container Line and Kerry Properties.
About Viewlocity
Viewlocity provides supply chain management software that helps enterprises execute operations more effectively. Our software suite is comprised of visibility, event management, and optimisation components that enable companies to optimise their use of assets and monitor supply chain processes for exceptions. When exceptions occur the optimal response can be determined, minimising disruption to the business. As a result, Viewlocity's customers can run their businesses with significantly smaller reserves of inventory, capacity and people, while improving service levels. To find out more, visit</p>
<p>For further information:
Gerard Mansour
Red Agency
+61 02 9955 7877</p>

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