New system set to fix broken supply chains
08 / 05 / 2017
Software firm Gelnius has launched a new technology platform that it says could reinvent the way global supply chains work, by linking up previously disjointed systems.
The Gelnius system was originally developed from SEKO Logistics technology which manages 150,000 outbound finished goods inventory movements a year and has a proven in the retail, manufacturing, high-tech, medical, aerospace, defense, security and aviation sectors.
Gelnius CCO, Marc Gross, says companies that fail to keep pace with new technologies risk missing out on substantial business efficiency gains. “We can empower companies to make smarter decisions that have huge financial benefits. There has been little change in logistics technology for many years, but now the growth of the industry – public platforms, the Cloud, smart devices and the technological possibilities to connect the previously disparate parts – is exponential. In any supply chain there are many different parties, people and roles – both internal and external – each with their own disjointed systems; freight forwarders, 3PL’s, parcel couriers, ERP systems, financial systems, in-house warehouse systems and so on. They all need to work together so Gelnius connects to each one and brings that fresh data into a separate environment – giving the customer an unprecedented level of transparency and visibility.”
He continued: “This is one big step towards a form of ‘virtual forwarding’, where companies are able to cut many elements out of the process – creating a carrier-neutral platform where they can buy how they want, and route how they want, on their own terms. In short, we aim to not only cover a customer’s original investment, but to generate a multiple fold return on investment – and we’re talking about a more strategic investment and far lower risk in the first place.”
Gelnius’ is planning to launch TMS Lite and Marketplace versions of its system in August and September, respectively.
Gross adds: “We want to send a life-line to anyone who’s tasked with solving complex logistics problems spanning multiple P&L’s and business units. Some of the traditional, less agile solutions out there are painful and costly to implement and bring the risk of over-runs. What’s the point of spending years implementing something that doesn’t work? Gelnius is the intelligent, cost effective, future-proofed alternative.”