enVista Debuts

Offers logistics and transportation cost management solutions

Los Angeles  December 6, 2002  enVista debuted today as a provider of logistics and transportation cost management solutions intended to help companies reduce operating costs and improve customer service.

The new company initially will offer two transportation cost management solutions, ShipINFO and RateINFO.

ShipINFO provides a tool designed to help companies close the gap between shipping and delivery. enVista said the solution proactively manages company's freight and carrier providers' service and performance.

By having access to all shipping information in one central location, companies can monitor their shipments minute by minute. They will know before their customer if a shipment will be late and have time to respond proactively, the new solution provider says. In addition, companies will know how much of a refund they should receive from a carrier for service failures.

enVista also offers RateINFO, a transportation cost management service designed to help companies reduce their parcel and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping costs. By analyzing a company's shipment profile, carrier incentives and tariffs, the solution identifies specific ways to pare down shipping expenses.

enVista is led by Jim Barnes, president and CEO; and John Stitz, vice president, who between them have 30 years of experience with logistics and transportation management software, selections and implementations.

"We recognize that companies spend significant amounts of money in logistics and transportation on an annual basis, and we see a significant opportunity in assisting companies gain greater visibility to potential savings opportunities," said Barnes.

The company also provides a series of logistics cost management services, including supply chain network design and analysis; material flow analysis and process improvement; software evaluation and selection; site selection and evaluation; resource optimization and organization design; transportation analysis; and key performance metrics deployment.