October 30, 2013 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – De Rijke , a leading international third party logistics provider with 28 facilities in 9 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East, has selected the Kewill MOVE™ platform - a comprehensive end-to-end solution for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The software will enable De Rijke to better connect its business, improve visibility and drive increased operational efficiency.
A multinational company with more than 2,000 employees, De Rijke delivers comprehensive logistical solutions to customers mainly in the chemical, petro-chemical, food, equipment and retail industries. By implementing the Kewill platform to manage its multimodal transportation, warehousing and multi-country customs, it will be able to share key supply chain data across its operations, initially in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, gaining full visibility of shipments as well as real-time data on capacity, rates and schedules.
The integrated Kewill solution will replace the existing separate TMS, WMS, freight forwarding and customs systems, removing the need for manual processing or duplication of effort, and enabling tracking of performance against KPI’s across the organization. It will also handle financials, from point of order right through to invoice settlement.
Of critical importance for De Rijke, which works closely with a network of partners, the implementation will facilitate improved collaboration, further extending the reach and the benefits of the Kewill platform.
“As an international LSP, our operations are increasingly complex, but our IT requirements are simple, we need to be able to keep track of all of our customers’ shipments in real time, all the time, in order to keep them moving to schedule.” comments Kees de Rijke, CEO at De Rijke Group. “The Kewill solution delivers all of the functionality we need now and to meet the growing requirements of our business, with the simplicity of a single platform. The hard work is done behind the scenes, allowing us to focus on our business and our customers.”
Bob Farrell, President and CEO at Kewill, said, “Kewill MOVE was designed around the entire supply chain, which allows supply chain businesses to build their operations around the core areas they need now, with the flexibility to add additional functionality in the future. De Rijke is an excellent example of a successful supply chain business that is expanding by working closely with its customers and deploying new services to meet their demands and we are thrilled they have chosen the Kewill platform from which to grow.”