3PL GENCO Selects Nistevo's Transportation Management Solution

Logistics services provider to deploy TMS across customers as cross-organizational visibility and execution platform

Logistics services provider to deploy TMS across customers as cross-organizational visibility and execution platform

Minneapolis — April 5, 2005 — GENCO, a provider of supply chain management solutions to manufacturers, retailers and government agencies, has selected the Nistevo Network under an agreement that enables GENCO to bolster its brokerage and transportation management services by augmenting its internal systems with Nistevo's technology.

Terms of the agreement will enable GENCO to deploy Nistevo's transportation management system (TMS) across multiple customers to be utilized as a cross-organizational visibility and execution platform. The Nistevo Network's functionality will enable automation of the company's current logistics processes, including optimization, tendering, capacity management, fleet management, visibility, settlement, reporting and scorecard analysis, Nistevo said.

The Web-hosted TMS will also provide the tools needed to manage and deploy GENCO's dedicated freight management program and assist the program in driving new business, according to Nistevo.

In addition, GENCO plans to use the Nistevo Network for managing capacity, which will allow the company to procure carriers' available capacity with the appropriate service levels and at the best rate based on a set of predefined parameters.

"Their Web-based platform and ease of deployment were key reasons why we selected the Nistevo Network," said Mark Hackl, vice president of transportation solutions for GENCO. "Their delivery as a network solution, combined with the comprehensiveness of their product offering, allows us to manage multiple transportation services through a single tool."

"We are pleased to welcome another leading 3PL, GENCO, as a business partner using the Nistevo Network," said Kevin Lynch, president and CEO of Nistevo.

Additional Articles of Interest

For more information on transportation management systems, see the article "The Analyst Corner: Fulfillment & Logistics" in the October/November 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

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