SOURCE: Kewill


November 18, 2014 09:00 ET

Kewill MOVE on the Cloud Solution Eases the Path to Omni-Channel Success

New Offering From Multimodal Transportation Software Provider Enables Retailers & Distributors to Increase Customer Satisfaction Through Fast, Accurate Order Execution

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM and CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 18, 2014) -  Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has expanded its Kewill MOVE® on the Cloud hosted multimodal transportation management and order fulfillment software platform to equip mid-sized and expanding Retailers and Distributors to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of omni-channel. The platform incorporates integrated functionality for Retailers and Distributors across a variety of industry sectors who want to manage their own order fulfillment, transportation planning and execution, automating the entire process, while providing complete supply chain visibility and control from order placement to proof of delivery.

The Kewill MOVE on the Cloud for Retailers & Distributors solution combines all of the key supply chain functions required, including: order fulfillment, multimodal transportation, parcel shipping, customs compliance and warehousing, with end-to-end shipment visibility and business-to-business integration. It can be deployed quickly using turnkey templates, ensuring rapid ROI and minimizing IT overhead. More importantly, for the increasing number of online startup Retailers and Distributors, the ability to start utilizing the system quickly and at a low cost can significantly enhance success, by allowing the business to scale with minimal overhead increase in the critical initial months and years of business, when operating margins are tight, but orders and potentially the list of suppliers is rapidly growing.

Retailers and Distributors rely on their suppliers to deliver goods into their warehouse, distribution center or increasingly, directly to their customers, with this fast becoming the preferred option for mid-sized businesses as it allows them to carry a much wider range without physically holding the inventory. Although this reduces the complexity and cost of internal supply chains, where order fulfillment is completed by a third party it becomes more difficult to ensure a consistent customer experience and to maintain brand integrity through packaging and labelling, with any failure to deliver potentially causing damage to the Retailer or Distributor's brand. 

With Kewill MOVE on the Cloud, Retailers and Distributors can exercise complete control over the order fulfilment process especially in a direct dispatch or drop ship environment. With more businesses in this sector making moves to flatten their supply chains, the ability to manage order fulfillment direct from supplier to customer has a significant impact on customer satisfaction and delivers bottom line improvements.

Key benefits of Kewill MOVE on the Cloud for Retailers & Distributors include:

  • Offers almost unlimited access to suppliers of all sizes, enabling vastly increased inventory without associated risk of holding/handling stock
  • Ability to quote accurate delivery times at all order points, giving customers a clear picture of timescales
  • Elimination of manual processes, ensuring faster order processing and lower total shipping costs
  • Better order visibility and tracking for responding to customer inquiries
  • Higher on-time delivery and shorter delivery lead-times leading to fewer returns, improving customer satisfaction

"In today's omni-channel world, customers are moving from a 'right product, right place, right time' mentality to an 'any product, any place, any time' expectation. Kewill MOVE on the Cloud for Retailers and Distributors is the ideal solution to help businesses overcome these challenges. Providing the ability for small to medium retailers to utilize enterprise-class supply chain execution solutions enables them to be better positioned against their larger competitors with the capability to provide an equivalent fulfillment experience at no extra cost to their customers," said Evan Puzey, chief marketing officer at Kewill. "Our expertise, honed from years of working with Retailers, Distributors, their suppliers and logistics service providers globally, allows us to offer proven, pre-defined, cloud-based solutions deployed at turnkey speed with rapid ROI."

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, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Ltd or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.

Source: Transport Intelligence 'Supply Chain Risk and Visibility in the Movement of Goods', October 2014