in new technologies
Oct 7, 2009 9:51 AM
Greatwide Logistics Services, a national provider of non-asset-based transportation and third-party logistics services, has committed significant investments in several new technologies to enhance its offerings for customers.
Technologies in which Greatwide has invested recently include LeanLogistics’ On-Demand TMS, McLeod software (LoadMaster IX v9.3 and PowerBroker II v9.3), RedPrairie, and PeopleNet. LeanLogistics technology allows Greatwide to provide an upgraded Transportation Management Solution (TMS) to include procurement, execution, spot market management, and financial management. Microsoft BizTalk will be the backbone to seamlessly combine all of these and other Greatwide systems. The company has already signed contracts on the combined capability the new technology architecture provides.
The newest McLeod software technology will allow complete transparency across the Greatwide network so load planners can see all capacity throughout the organization. Integrated with McLeod’s LoadMaster IX v 9.3 will be PeopleNet, a mobile communications and onboard computing provider to the transportation industry. PeopleNet will directly link with LoadMaster IX, creating a seamless system for simple dispatch and load planning. Greatwide will electronically monitor all activities through technologies such as McLeod software and PeopleNet. Greatwide will be able to deploy PeopleNet’s applications to gather driver hours-of-service information more quickly and efficiently, automate driver/dispatch functions to better serve Greatwide’s customer base, and provide performance data to its owner-operators, allowing them to more effectively manage fuel efficiency.
For more information, visit www.greatwide.com.
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