BURLINGTON, MA March 5, 2002 In its largest deal ever, Logistics.com Inc., recently announced that the building products division of Georgia-Pacific has selected Logistics.com's OptiManage 7 transportation management system (TMS).
The Fortune 100 company will process an estimated 550,000 shipments annually through the system, which will be used by 140 sites across the country and thousands of end-users. Implementation by Logistics.com is underway, but, because OptiManage is a Web-based application service provider (ASP), OptiManage the initial group of Georgia-Pacific plants should be online by the beginning of the third quarter.
The Web-native application will be fully integrated with Georgia-Pacific's proprietary order-management system. OptiManage will provide the company, its customers and other trading partners with supply chain visibility features such as intelligent freight monitoring, appointment scheduling, shipment notifications and Web-based tracking and tracing of shipments.
"After exhaustive review of the offerings in the marketplace, Logistics.com's OptiManage rose to the top for its comprehensiveness and proved to be the definitive choice for Georgia-Pacific," said Robert T. Pugh, vice president of transportation for Georgia-Pacific's building products division. "The hosted Web architecture eliminates capital expenditure, and allows us to begin enjoying the savings faster than any other TMS software. OptiManage's advanced event management capabilities will help us control the cost of transportation. By keeping our costs low and helping us improve customer service, OptiManage will help us extend our marketplace advantage."
"Vendors like i2, Manugistics and Logistics.com are offering shippers value through hosted transportation management systems," said Gerald McNerney, research analyst at AMR Research.