Gelnius Launches Supply Chain Management Software
Gelnius’ new technology platform has the ability to save money based on customers achieving reduced transportation cost and better management of administration overhead, as well as cost savings linked to visibility of all freight transactions on a single platform, managing non-compliant suppliers and improved reporting, business intelligence, and supply chain visibility. This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for global supply chains was originally developed from SEKO Logistics technology.
Gelnius CCO, Marc Gross, says companies that fail to keep pace with new technologies risk missing out on substantial business efficiencies. “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,” Gross says. “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 in-sync 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.”
“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,” Gross says.
Gelnius’ software platform is available in three different variants:
TMS Lite – Coming August 2017, the TMS Lite is a self-serve solution offering an instant set-up, with pre-defined business logic, pre-book functionality, a consolidation tool, exception management, a defined set of carrier integrations and more. It is designed for small to medium-sized companies that have an either a domestic and/or international supply chain.
Marketplace – Launching in September 2017, the Marketplace is a global solution built in parallel to TMS Lite, designed for companies that would look to expand the TMS Lite in line with their strategic growth. The Marketplace offers self-serve modules as instant additions, business logic, routing guide, parts catalogue, further international languages, master labels for eCommerce, compliance modules and more.
Enterprise – This is the most comprehensive and customizable order management platform helping large multinational companies streamline their entire order to cash process from inception to consumption.