Tom Heine has been totally involved in transportation for more than 30 years. Tom started brokering freight in 1977, well ahead of the pack. He attended the Academy of Advanced Traffic and worked for a transportation company until 1980 when he launched his own brokerage. By the time Tom sold his business in 1994, it had grown from a one man office to include a large public warehouse, freight brokerage, LTL consolidation, an Intermodal carrier, an air freight forwarder, and an asset-based truckload carrier.
These days, Tom oversees Aljex product development and marketing. Try to get the CEO of most companies on the phone and you will usually fail. Tom Heine will be happy to talk with you. Just call him at 732-357-8700 x211.
At Aljex Software we give brokers, 3PLs, and transportation providers the tools to succeed. It’s software, of course, but smarter, more innovative, and much more cost effective. It’s simply better.
For starters, Aljex is entirely hosted so brokers are out of the IT business; that’s our job. They don’t pay upfront fees to license software. They don’t pay for installation or upgrades, and their software will never be outdated.
That’s because at Aljex we listen, read, consult, design, build, revise, adapt, and fine-tune every day. We work in transportation, not above or alongside it. Aljex programmers keep tune into its tempo and resolve any discord to harmony.
That enables Aljex to do something truly extraordinary: we can offer software that’s hosted, with all its advantages, but in a package finely customized to a specific business.
We don’t force brokers into a box built for the multitudes. Aljex wraps around the contours of a broker’s business, extending – not bending – its operational reach and efficiency.
The reason? Hosted Aljex has more than 500 (and counting) options that enable us to efficiently design unique, intuitive, inexpensive systems that fit your operation perfectly – be it large, small, or anything in between.
Large? Crane Worldwide Logistics of Houston uses Aljex to manage transportation for top drawer shippers, including the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., where every new motorcycle jumps off the line through an Aljex inventory system.
“We are now managing all lines of business in the systems including truckload, brokerage, LTL, air charters, local cartage, and inventory management,” said Kathi Laughman, transportation consultant to Crane.
Not as large, but growing? Next Exit Logistics launched with Aljex in 2009. “Starting out I wanted to make myself look like the publicly traded folks in our industry,” said President Chandler Magann. “Aljex helped me create a big presence, and I didn’t have to hire a lot of people to do what Aljex does. I kept my headcount low.”
Next Exit Logistics is considerably bigger today.
Aljex customization can be extensive and deep. It can also solve small, day-to-day problems with just the right fix.
“That’s one of the things that always attracted me to Aljex,” said Terry Brignac of HA Logistics. “No matter what you want, if you go to the support team and point out what you need and why you need it, somehow they figure out a way to make it happen.”
At Aljex, the best just keeps getting better.
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