December 23rd 2012 – IFLN, the Texas-headquartered worldwide network of independent freight forwarders, has confirmed a global partnership deal with CargoWise, international logistics software provider, that will enable all the group’s members to boost productivity, and reduce costs, by accessing industry-leading technology.
EdiEnterprise software from CargoWise is currently used by many IFLN members, as well as 21 of the top 25 largest freight forwarders in the world. The new agreement will make it easier for IFLN members to access the software and rapidly benefit from the productivity improvements it offers.
Based on a single database which combines sales, marketing, financial and organisational data, the ediEnterprise software suite functions across all types of freight forwarding services – air and ocean, as well as consolidation and NVOCC shipments, imports, exports, transhipments and on-forwarding.
The software also provides integrated electronic manifesting between branches and overseas partners, which eliminates costly double entry of shipment data. As a result, communications between IFLN members using the electronic messaging function in ediEnterprise will be quicker and more efficient.
Michel Vanlerberghe, IFLN President, believes that the CargoWise deal will facilitate even greater levels of business sharing between members of the IFLN network as operating from the same, sophisticated software platform will enable them to compete more effectively with the big, multinational forwarders.
He describes the deal as “a significant vehicle to strengthen the network and a big step in IFLN’s development”.
Volodya Bilanovsky, VP Partner Management at CargoWise, comments: “We are delighted to be working with an organization that covers an extensive, geographically-distributed network which closely aligns with our own global reach.”
He continues: “Through this partnership, IFLN members will have the opportunity to standardise many of their processes, which will allow them to achieve operational efficiencies both as individual organizations, and in terms of the way they exchange data and information across the entire network of distributed agents. By using integrated data interfaces to communicate across their partner network, IFLN agents around the world would be able to reduce processing times by up to 80 percent through the automation of many data-based processes such as manifest data processing, job statuses, PODs and so on.”
Bilanovsky concludes: “This capacity to exchange data without manual intervention provides an enormous fillip to productivity, and to the level of interactivity between transnational partners, boosting the value of the IFLN network to participating members.”
The IFLN Network is a unique alliance of specially selected members that work together to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions on a global basis. The IFLN Network comprises 200 specialist freight companies in 85 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.ifln.net
CargoWise is a global leader in logistics technology solutions that improve visibility, efficiency, quality of service and profitability. For more information visit www.cargowise.com