Three for Nistevo

General Mills, Land O'Lakes, Monsanto sign multiyear subscriptions to Web-based transportation management system

Minneapolis  September 10, 2002  Collaborative logistics Nistevo this week got some good news as three of its banner customers signed up for multiyear subscriptions to the provider's Web-based transportation management system (TMS).

General Mills, Land O'Lakes and Monsanto are expanding their contracts with Nistevo in deals that the provider says represent significant multi-year revenue. The customers will continue their use of Nistevo's Collaborative Logistics Network.

"Continuing our business relationship by signing on for another two years was a very easy decision," said Nate Neumann, winter logistics lead at Monsanto, which has been using the provider's system for four years already. "Nistevo is an exceptional technology partner that continually delivers key functionality required to address our inbound supply chain needs."

Nistevo says its TMS offers customers the flexibility to use functionality that best fits their specific transportation needs and to expand use when needed without incurring additional software or infrastructure costs.

For example, Land O'Lakes uses the network to provide visibility to more than 13,000 shipments. "Nistevo's Web-based network continues to provide us the visibility needed to better manage our logistics assets," said Fernando Palacios, vice president of operations and supply chain for Land O'Lakes. "This increased shipment visibility enables us to improve customer service, a critical component to our long-term logistics strategy."

The provider says its members are managing more than 2.2 million shipments annually, resulting in more than 1 billion miles of freight moved.