May 20, 2014 09:00 ET

INTTRA Shares Supply Chain Visibility Strategies, Innovations at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) -  More logistics professionals are turning to supply chain visibility solutions to drive improvements in supply chain operations, yet many still lack the high-quality data necessary to achieve their performance improvement goals. Without easy access to data that is timely, accurate and consistent, companies face the challenge of conducting business without effective visibility into the shipment supply chain -- resulting in additional costs, excess inventory levels and operational inefficiencies.

INTTRA (Booth #402) the world's largest multi-carrier e-marketplace network for ocean shipping, tackles these issues and shares strategies for delivering supply chain visibility to globally distributed teams at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, held May 20-22 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ. As the industry's premier annual gathering of supply chain leaders, the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference provides an exclusive forum for senior supply chain executives to learn about the strategies and concepts that are transforming global logistics.

At this year's event, INTTRA will spotlight strategies and innovations that leverage the company's collaborative global network -- connecting carriers, shippers and forwarders -- for enhanced visibility powered by high-quality data. INTTRA's session -- It Takes A Network To Achieve True Supply Chain Visibility -- focuses on how to tap the full potential of end-to-end supply chain visibility through a collaborative approach. This is critical as supply chains grow in complexity and demands rise for responding more rapidly to customer needs. In its session, INTTRA will discuss how designing solutions based on a multi-party collaborative network is an essential element for visibility.

Session Time: 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 21 at Grand Canyon 9.

"The ocean shipping industry is transforming its processes by employing digital technologies and information -- driven by the need for supply chain shipment visibility," said Sandra Moran, Chief Marketing Officer, INTTRA. "We're excited to be part of Gartner's Supply Chain Executive Conference, which offers unique opportunities to learn about the next generation of supply chain best practices achievable through high-quality shipment data and visibility."

At the event, INTTRA will also be demonstrating its latest cloud-based e-shipping innovations, including a close look at visibility capabilities that use INTTRA's global network to provide instant access to container status event data and global shipment metrics.

According to Gartner, "end-to-end supply chain visibility is gaining interest in today's global supply chains because there is an increasing need for network collaboration to reduce risk while maintaining efficiency and improving performance. Faster insight into issues means quicker resolution and less disruption."1

Visit INTTRA at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference at Booth #402. More information on INTTRA and its multi-carrier e-commerce network can be found at Connect with INTTRA via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

INTTRA is the world's largest, multi-carrier e-commerce network for the ocean shipping industry. INTTRA professionals work with 52 leading carriers and NVOCCs, 109 software alliance partners, as well as their customers, to streamline and standardize their shipping processes worldwide through a network of more than 220,000 shipping professionals. Over 550,000 container orders are initiated on the INTTRA platform each week, representing 22 percent of global ocean container trade.

About Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
The Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference is the world's most important gathering of supply chain leaders. The event features analysts specializing in all supply chain disciplines and offers an unrivaled resource for chief supply chain officers and their supply chain leadership teams when it comes to advice and expertise, and a platform for the informed and provocative debate that is essential to raising the bar on supply chain performance. For more information on both conference locations, visit

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1 Gartner Report: Why Supply Chain Leaders Should Aim for End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility by 2016 November 2013 G00258375. By Christian Titze

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