Cold Weather, Hot Logistics

Wisconsin, Minneapolis firms announce integrated solution

Waukesha, WI and Minneapolis, MN  September 26, 2001  Supply chain management solutions company McHugh Software International and Nistevo Corporation, which provides the Web-based Collaborative Logistics Network, have announced an integrated solution designed to help joint customers, including Georgia-Pacific and Nestlé USA, maximize the efficiency of their transportation function through enabling integration of Enterprise Transportation Management and cross-company collaboration with other shippers. McHugh and Nistevo will offer a joint value assessment to their respective customers, quantifying opportunities for cost savings and service level improvements.

"Nistevo and McHugh offer complementary solutions that are helping us significantly reduce our transportation costs while improving the service levels we're able to deliver to our customers," said Paul Snider, director, Transportation and Logistics for Georgia-Pacific. "Together, McHugh and Nistevo allow us to centrally optimize our planning, efficiently execute in a distributed environment and increase our usage of a dedicated fleet through cross-company collaboration."

Nistevo's network members are currently operating more than 3,500 shipments a day through Nistevo's online network. Adding complementary transportation management capabilities would be beneficial for many of these network members.

"A 'best-in-class' transportation management system must include planning, execution, and collaboration capabilities," stated Adrian Gonzalez, a senior analyst for ARC Advisory Group, "By joining forces, McHugh and Nistevo are leveraging each other's strengths to offer customers a more complete solution. What is most impressive about this announcement, however, is that unlike many other partnerships, this one already has satisfied customers."

"Nistevo has always focused on delivering maximum value to our members," said Gregg Gabriel, vice president of Product Management at Nistevo. "This alliance allows us to meet our joint customer needs by streamlining integration and assuring support while delivering a more complete solution to new customers. We are pleased to partner with an industry leader like McHugh, and believe our integrated solution can help organizations achieve their efficiency objectives."

"We've worked with our customers for years to develop a spectrum of proficiency levels across multiple areas within transportation management," observed Greg Aimi, vice president of Strategy and Products at McHugh. "We are excited to team with Nistevo to offer our highly innovative customers like Georgia-Pacific and Nestle USA solutions that enable additional value through collaboration with other shippers."