SOURCE: Kewill Inc.

Kewill Inc.

December 10, 2013 09:00 ET

Kewill and Infor Sign Strategic Global Partnership to Provide a Multimodal Transportation Solution for Customers Worldwide

Organizations Now Benefit From Enhanced Capabilities and Support Around Supply Chain Quoting, Rating and Manifesting for Small Parcel Shipping Across the Globe

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2013) - Kewill, a leading global provider of multimodal transportation and logistics management solutions for continuous supply chain execution, today announced a global partnership with Infor, a leading provider of front and back office and supply chain business operations solutions serving more than 70,000 customers globally. The partnership is in support of Infor's international small parcel shipping strategy developed to meet the changing needs of shippers and 3PLs. Kewill's Flagship™ multi-carrier shipping management solution and Kewill Universal Carrier Module (UCM) will be integrated into Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) for increased visibility and enhanced management and execution capabilities throughout the supply chain, giving business around the world the ability to operate more efficiently with streamlined and controlled shipping.

"Kewill is committed to providing organizations across the globe with the tools needed to resolve execution and management challenges throughout the supply chain," said Bob Farrell, President and CEO of Kewill. "This partnership with Infor is a testament to the quality of our solutions as well as our long history of providing solutions that help businesses within their supply chain. Kewill's products combined with Infor Supply Chain Execution will give retailers, manufacturers and logistics service providers the agility and control they need to compete and succeed in a rapidly changing environment."

Kewill's Flagship solution is part of the Transport arm of the Kewill MOVE™ platform for multimodal transportation and logistics management, which enables customers to gain a holistic view of the logistics network with end-to-end visibility across the most critical supply chain execution processes. This solution allow 3PLs the ability to effectively manage and monitor air, sea, rail and road requirements for full-load, pallet and parcel deliveries on a local, national, regional or global scale, resulting in lower costs and enhanced customer service as transportation network volatility is controlled.

Flagship is an enterprise parcel shipping solution that supports high-volume domestic and international shipping, including hazardous material. It has the broadest carrier compliance in the industry, with export documentation and compliance checks for international shipments. The Universal Carrier Module is a tool within Flagship that provides businesses with the ability to rapidly on-board and use any global, regional or specialist parcel carrier within the Kewill parcel shipping applications.

"Kewill's solutions are a great match for our own and this partnership strengthens our commitment to automating and simplifying complex warehouse and transportation management processes across the globe," said John Bermudez, Vice President of Product Management at Infor. "We are confident that the integration will provide customers with a seamless platform improving their overall experience by combining these best-of-breed solutions."

Infor SCE unifies capabilities for warehouse management, labor management, 3PL billing, transportation management and other critical logistics processes on a common, consumer-grade user interface. With SCE, organizations can improve how they move, analyze and act on critical business information allowing them to eliminate bottlenecks and operate a more efficient and agile enterprise.

"To put it simply, incorporating Kewill's unmatched product features and functionality within our Supply Chain Execution solution will allow customers to make better decisions, faster," said Vishal Minocha, Senior Global Product Manager for Supply Chain Execution at Infor. "The additional layer of insight that Flagship brings to parcel shipping will make the already comprehensive SCE solution the complete platform for logistics service providers. With the carrier compliance enhancements with UCM and rapid on-boarding coupled with our tools, organizations will be armed with the ability to reduce labor costs, cut transportation costs and expand the services offered to their customers."

About Infor

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers

About Kewill

Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, providing organizations with a comprehensive end-to-end platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The Kewill MOVE™ platform helps companies reduce costs, manage volatility and gain greater visibility across the logistics value chain. Trade, transport, store, comply, manage and integrate -- the Kewill transportation management platform gives you the insight, agility and tools you need to deliver better customer service and streamline global supply chain execution for strategic advantage.

The Kewill platform supports supply chain execution activities for in excess of 7,500 companies in more than 100 countries. To learn more about the company, visit www.kewill.com, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Ltd or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.

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    Emily Held
    PAN Communications
    +1 617-502-4300
    Kewill@pancomm.com