Keeping it legal. IFS, a developer and supplier of component-based business applications for medium and large enterprises, has entered into an alliance with Precision Software to provide global organizations with an integrated solution that automates international trade logistics as well as parcel and transportation management. The combination of IFS's component-based enterprise applications and Precision's TRA/X solution should allow companies to quickly reduce logistics costs and improve efficiencies while adhering to legal requirements.
Not a bird or a plane. It's LogiMan, a Web-based shipment monitoring system from DSG Tradevision, a Descartes subsidiary. Under a deal struck recently, LogiMan will provide international freight forwarder Dynalink Systems Inc. with critical information on the status of in-transit air and ocean shipments. Through LogiMan, Dynalink, which handles approximately 1,000 tons of air freight and 35,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) a year, will obtain connectivity to hundreds of air, ocean and surface carriers and receive proactive alerts on shipment status whenever exceptions occur.
Cheese and trackers. Kraft Foods Inc. has selected Trenstar's Global Container Management unit to acquire additional intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and provide an upgraded container management solution at its North Lawrence, N.Y., facility. The deal represents a four-year extension of an existing contract between the two companies. As part of the extended contract, TrenStar will supplement existing bar codes with radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to track 800-liter stainless steel IBCs in use by Kraft suppliers.
Recommended reading. ESYNC is pleased to announce a new project with NACSCORP (National Association of College Stores) to develop strategic software enhancements and support supply chain execution systems at NACSCORP's Oberlin, Ohio, facility. NACSCORP is a national distributor of text books and technology products.
Here, there and ViaWare. Provia Software, a provider of supply chain execution software solutions, and Menlo Worldwide, one of the world's largest supply chain services companies, have signed a global reseller agreement. Under the agreement, Menlo—a long-time Provia client—can sell, implement and support Provia's ViaWare WMS on a global basis.