SOURCE: International Asset Systems

International Asset Systems

November 18, 2013 10:39 ET

IAS Wins Green Supply Chain Award

2nd Consecutive Win of Award for Helping Customers Shrink Fuel Bills & Reduce Carbon Emissions

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2013) - International Asset Systems® (IAS), the leader in cloud-based solutions for intermodal transportation and global container shipping, announces winning the 2013 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. IAS was chosen because IAS DispatchManager and DispatchOptimizer help customers address idling times at ports, drive down empty running miles and associated emissions, shrink fuel bills, and boost truck and container utilization to address the environmental impact of hauling shipments.

"Using IAS solutions to optimize work orders to eliminate wasted trips and empty miles helps our customers realize their numerous green and sustainability goals, such as reducing emissions and cutting fuel consumption," said Blair Peterson, Senior Vice-President of IAS. "IAS is proud to receive this prestigious recognition for the 2nd consecutive year from Supply & Demand Chain Executive."

"Leading companies recognize that initiating sustainable practices in their supply chain processes is key towards driving their competitive edge in today's recovering economy," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the increased number of entries we received this year for our annual green awards. The increased adoption of green best practices and strategies will only continue to grow."

IAS DispatchManager automates the drayage tender and assignment by automating manual processes and fostering communications among all transport parties, increasing dispatch productivity improvements by 40%. Customers are able to manage intermodal moves more effectively, reduce costs and improve customer service. IAS DispatchOptimizer gives a real-time view of "street-turn" or "match-back" opportunities, enabling dispatchers to optimize transportation. Street-turns allow motor carriers to save on fuel costs and reduce emissions. These solutions help companies lower idling, queuing, and processing times, which reduces emissions, and air pollution, while increasing equipment utilization.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive's "Green Supply Chain Awards" spotlights the different sustainable approaches that global businesses take to cut costs, save time, drive revenue and improve their carbon footprint. The winners demonstrated their sustainability best practices in a variety of examples, such as using alternative fuel vehicles and working to pass on sustainability best practices further down their supply chain to distributors, third-party providers and other key moving parts. The full listing of the 2013 Green Supply Chain Award honorees will be available on the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Website at http://www.SDCExec.com. An expanded listing will appear in the December 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine and online thereafter.

About IAS
IAS provides greater visibility, control, and optimization of assets through a collaborative platform uniting the global trade, transportation, and logistics industry. IAS solutions, quickly implemented and immediately beneficial, can be operated as standalone web-native applications or integrated into existing transportation management systems. The IAS platform and solution portfolio create a more valuable network by enabling clients to interact seamlessly, optimizing the inland intermodal process, and lowering the cost of routine business transactions. IAS connects thousands of trading partners including leading ocean carriers, motor carriers, railroads, logistics providers, equipment lessors, repair depots, and terminals, and enables them to increase revenue, margin, and service. The IAS team of transportation experts is dedicated to providing world-class solutions and combines personal, 24/7 service worldwide with one of the intermodal industry's most comprehensive service level agreements. For more information, visit http://www.interasset.com.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is a publication of Cygnus Business Media. Visit us on the Web at www.SDCExec.com and on smartphones and tablets at www.SDCExec.com/mobile.

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