Panalpina selects LOG-NET cloud platform to support their new order management system

Panalpina selects LOG-NET cloud platform to support their new order management

Leading third-party logistics provider (3PL) invests in LOG-NET

PR Newswire

RED BANK, N.J., June 18, 2013

RED BANK, N.J., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Technology Leader
LOG-NET today announced that Panalpina, one of the world's largest third party
logistics providers,is introducing MyPanalpina+, an order management system
based on the latest version of the customer-facing application LOG-NET 7.0, to
its ocean freight division.

"Our efforts have been rewarded in our Ocean Freight division and we have seen
strong growth in our operations on a global scale," said Frank Hercksen,
Panalpina's Global Head of Ocean Freight. "We keep enhancing our services
along key trade lanes. Our focus is on supporting customers more strategically
along the entire supply chain. MyPananlpina+ will help us expand our customer
base and become an even more integral part of their complex supply chains.
This system facilitates the consolidation of cargo flows and the efficient
management of orders, vendors and carriers."

Panalpina's Ocean Freight division handled almost 1.4 million TEUs
(twenty-foot equivalent units) and generated nearly a third of the company's
gross profit in 2012. The first quarter of 2013 showed continued growth, well
ahead of the market.

Improving visibility in the supply chain
"Supply chains are becoming ever more complex and customers increasingly call
on us to help improve transparency and visibility within their supply chains,"
said Hercksen. "It is a collaborative approach demanding a high level of trust
and commitment in terms of resources and deployed technologies. You have to
invest in people, processes and software."

Rod Angwin, Panalpina's Chief Information Officer, explained: "To improve
visibility you need advanced information management. Our services for
customers entail complex information sharing and a high level of coordination
between several parties. Thus our IT systems need to be able to speak directly
with those of our customers - and with those of the suppliers, and other
third-party-logistics providers. You have to make sure that the systems are
perfectly calibrated to optimize the outcome for our customers."

Collaboration platform
With MyPanalpina+ Panalpina is stepping up its order and freight management
services and supporting the customers supply chain operations and improvement
programs. "Workflows can be better managed. The system makes it easier for us
to communicate and collaborate with customers and suppliers. It improves the
flow of data throughout the supply chain and increases end-to-end visibility
of inventory," said Henrik Kofod-Hansen, who works for Panalpina's Ocean
Freight division and is globally responsible for the company's product Managed

"At the end of the day it is all about adding value for our global, small and
medium-sized customers: building more efficient supply chains, reducing costs
and hassle," added Kofod-Hansen. "Panalpina is taking over work from customers
that they typically would have done themselves in the past. We are
increasingly being integrated into our customers' supply chains and the new
system acts as a powerful collaboration platform." Panalpina plans to fully
implement MyPanalpina+ in the fourth quarter of 2013.

"LOG-NET is very excited to work with an Industry leader with strong brand
recognition. We believe the selection of LOG-NET by Panalpina is further proof
within the 3PL industry of LOG-NET's domain expertise and ability to provide
an end-to-end solution. A key factor that stood out in LOG-NET's selection is
our ability to create a distinct operational and commercial advantage for
Panalpina. We welcome the opportunity to earn their business and we look
forward to a very long successful relationship," said, John L. Painter, V.P.,
Worldwide Sales of LOG-NET, Inc.

John Motley, Chief Executive Officer at LOG-NET, added: "We are very excited
about working with Panalpina. Our mutual passion for solving customer's
global supply chain challenges is manifested in the detailed assessment,
design and deployment of logistics in the cloud. We see a welcome difference
in Panalpina's focus on delivering the implementation precision necessary for
real time global supply chains. We have a common focus on backing up cloud
based logistics theory with implementation capability. Our team is really
psyched to deliver these engineered solutions for our mutual customers."

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain
solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean
Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end
solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems,
Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how
demanding they might be. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with
some 500 offices in more than 80 countries, and it works with partner
companies in a further 80 countries. Panalpina employs around 15,000 people
worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards
- wherever and whenever.

About LOG-NET, Inc.

LOG-NET, Inc. has a 20+year history of innovation in the international supply
chain technology industry. As a pioneer and leader in end-to-end (E2E) supply
chain solutions the company delivers order to delivery solutions around the
world. As the most extensive supply chain solution in the cloud and on mobile

LOG-NET Version 7.0 powers initiatives of the world's leading international
companies. LOG-NET is the system of choice for the real time end-to-end
management of the suppliers, orders, compliance, transportation and trade
finance of industry leaders such as The Jones Group, Dollar Tree Stores,
Hasbro, Mohawk Home, Samsung, Fender Musical Instruments, and many others.

For more information, please visit 

John Motley
(732) 758-6800


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