The Philippines’ Largest Inter-Island Mover of Passengers and Cargo Cuts Costs and Drives Operational Efficiencies with JDA’s Advanced Planning, Optimization and Execution Capabilities
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JDA® Software Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: JDAS) today announced that 2GO, the Philippines-based transport and logistics business of Aboitiz & Company, Inc., has improved the management of complex transportation movements, saved costs and attained delivery performance goals for its integrated logistics business with the support of JDA’s Logistics Management solutions.
“The Aboitiz name has been synonymous with transport since embarking on its first shipping venture more than 100 years ago,” said Dena Clemente, assistant vice president, central resource planning, 2GO. “With the advanced planning, optimization and execution capabilities that JDA’s Logistics Management solutions offer, we have achieved 98 percent delivery performance, which surpassed our original target of 95 percent. We accomplished this milestone while maintaining cost per kilo and reducing truck units from 84 to 73.”
With more than 300 outlets and its own fleet of vessels, aircraft, trucks and other delivery vehicles, 2GO offers the widest service coverage in the Philippines for guaranteed, on-time delivery of cargo and information. By utilizing a seamless solution from JDA to share real-time information across its business, 2GO has increased visibility and accelerated decision-making capabilities related to equipment utilization, load capacity and freight consolidation to satisfy the most complex customer requirements. For one of its largest commercial customers, 2GO reported the following improvements:
•Increased gross profit from 18 to 25 percent
•Improved average utilization from 66 percent to 85 percent
•Reduced the number of trucks used from 48 to 25
“JDA’s philosophy in solving transportation problems for our customers is to apply the best combination of algorithms to help produce the most cost-effective, highest service-oriented transportation solution available on the market today,” said Stephen McNulty, JDA’s regional vice president for Asia Pacific. “2GO is a stellar example of how the right technology solution can help companies create the most executable transportation plan possible to optimally manage their complex transportation movements. We congratulate 2GO for successfully mitigating the supply chain issues that result from shipping in today’s more resource-constrained environment, and embracing the opportunity to turn these challenges into a competitive advantage.”
2GO Receives Real Results Award for Best in Growth Markets
JDA recently recognized 2GO at its 2009 annual conference, JDA FOCUS, for the company’s achievements using JDA® Transportation Planning and JDA® Shipment Execution solutions, as well as JDA® Reporting, which is part of JDA’s Visibility, Collaboration & Performance Management suite. 2GO received the “Best in Growth Markets” award for demonstrating the following:
•Optimized equipment utilization for a commercial customer resulting in freight savings of approximately $300,000
•Improved street-level distribution for a commercial customer with an increase in the number of stops from six to eight and a decrease in the number of trucks needed from 85 to 73 units per day
•Improved billing time and accuracy for 2GO’s external partners
About JDA Logistics Management Solutions
The complete suite of the JDA Logistics Management solutions can help shippers, carriers and transportation service providers more effectively manage the complexities of a multi-modal logistics network. These comprehensive solutions cover the entire closed-loop transportation process – from strategic transportation sourcing, planning and optimization to shipment execution, payment and performance analysis. By integrating transportation and logistics functions, JDA solutions create a global command and control center for all transportation activities to help ensure that the products arrive at the customer site on time and on budget. For more information on the JDA’s Logistics Management solutions, visit www.jda.com/solutions.
About JDA Software Group, Inc.
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