G-Log Launches Auto Division, Enhances GC3 Software

Signs on logistics exec to lead global expansion of division

Signs on logistics exec to lead global expansion of division

Shelton, CN — October 16, 2003 — G-Log, a provider of global logistics and transportation software, today announced the launch of its automotive division and the appointment of Greg Slawson as managing director of automotive solutions.

G-Log said it formed the new division in response to demand from the automotive industry and to address a growth opportunity. In addition, the provider has expanded the functionality of its Global Command and Control Center (GC3) software, providing visibility and supply chain event management (SCEM) functionality. G-Log said it has found that most vehicles require multi-leg, multi-mode, multi-region moves before reaching their final destination at a dealership, and therefore offers a single system with functionality to manage shipments through the entire supply chain.

The software enhancements also address the inbound side of the supply chain, according to G-Log. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can use the GC3 software to manage and prioritize time-sensitive shipments from suppliers, both domestic and international. For "premium" freight that falls outside of the traditional automotive transportation network (for example, shipments required to prevent a stock-out situation on an assembly line), GC3 performs a "broadcast tender" to a list of preferred service providers and optimizes the premium freight move, selecting the best carrier for the job.

Finally, the G-Log system allows users to bypass the optimization capabilities for standard shipments and routes that are governed by existing rates and schedules while also capturing the data and providing visibility for such shipments. When an exception occurs, GC3 instantaneously analyzes all pertinent data that has been fed into the GC3 global data model and alerts all relevant partners in the logistics network with options for resolving the issue.

In his new position as G-Log's managing director of automotive solutions, Slawson brings to the company more than 15 years of experience in the automotive and consulting services industries.

Before joining G-Log, Slawson worked for Deloitte Consulting's automotive practice, specializing in solutions for complex logistics and transportation operations. His work has included logistics technology strategy, performance management, logistics outsourcing, the creation of a fourth-party logistics (4PL) joint venture, and supply chain design; and he is widely recognized for helping to educate the automotive industry on the strategic value of best-in-class logistics and transportation.

Prior to Deloitte Consulting, Slawson gained extensive experience during stints at Ford Motor Co. and Visteon Automotive Systems, where he held leadership positions in manufacturing, material planning, logistics and lean manufacturing.