SOURCE: Varsity Logistics

June 30, 2008 10:00 ET

Varsity Logistics Earns UPS "Select Provider" Status

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Varsity Logistics, Inc. announced it is now a Select Provider within the UPS Ready® partner program and will be releasing its updated, fully certified UPS compliance module. As a Select Provider, Varsity joins a small minority of companies held to specific standards for maintaining compliance, delivering products and services, and doing business in a collaborative manner.

Varsity Logistics has been providing shipping automation to businesses using the IBM System i™ (iSeries, AS/400) since 1989. Today, it is the leading provider of multimodal, parcel and freight TMS (transportation management systems) that is devoted exclusively to the System i segment. Varsity now serves hundreds of companies and thousands of distribution centers in North America. UPS has recognized that Varsity has the solutions, expertise, and customer service philosophy to become the Select Provider for UPS customers running the IBM System i.

"The IBM System i is the enterprise technology platform of choice among tens of thousands of manufacturing and distribution companies in North America," notes Andrew Karpie, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at Varsity. "For these companies, being able to natively integrate and operate a TMS solution with their System i WMS and ERP systems can bring many significant performance and efficiency advantages. In the supply chain area today, collaboration is the name of the game, and that is a model we share with our customers and with UPS."

As a UPS Ready Select provider, Varsity Logistics' goal is to deliver the best possible integration between UPS shipping and logistics services and the internal enterprise processes of UPS customers that operate on the IBM System i technology platform. Being certified as UPS carrier compliant and providing enterprise access to a broader range of UPS services is just the beginning of new efforts to assist shippers to streamline internal operations and improve supply chain integration and performance in the future.

About Varsity Logistics

Founded in 1989, Varsity Logistics, Inc. is the leader in IBM System i-based shipping/transportation management systems. Varsity's software supports the full spectrum of parcel, LTL, truckload, and rail shipments, including rate shopping, manifesting, packing, international shipments, and invoice auditing. Deployed in more than 1,100 distribution sites, Varsity helps North American companies of all sizes improve shipping efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce shipping expense. Varsity ( is based in San Francisco, CA and is a fully owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc., Toronto, Canada (TSX: CSU).

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of UPS and its management regarding the company's strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which we operate, governmental regulations, our competitive environment, strikes, work stoppages and slowdowns, increases in aviation and motor fuel prices, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results, and other risks discussed in the company's Form 10-K and other filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated herein by reference.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Andrew Karpie
    Sr. Director, Marketing and Business Development
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