May 12th, 2011 – Guildford, UK  Kewill (LSE: KWL), a leading provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, today announced it has signed an agreement with Grimsby-based Ragged Edge Consulting Limited, the shipping and freight industry consultancy, to become an accredited Kewill Referral partner.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ragged Edge will leverage its supply chain knowledge and expertise to identify and progress potential new business opportunities for Kewill’s freight forwarding and logistics solutions. In addition they will provide high calibre candidates from the industry to support the ongoing expansion of Kewill’s growing European Professional Services organisation.

Commenting on the partnership, Jacquie Boast, Chief Operating Officer for EMEA at Kewill said “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with Ragged Edge and have been very impressed with their responsiveness to the increase in demand for Kewill’s global freight forwarding solutions following the recent addition of a number of major logistics service providers to our growing list of freight forwarding customers.  Their domain knowledge and network of clients and contacts are providing Kewill with a valuable additional European go to market platform, and they have consistently demonstrated their ability to introduce exceptional candidates to our Professional Services team.”

Ian Mackenzie, Managing Director of  Ragged Edge said “Our knowledge, understanding and expertise in the Shipping, Ports, Freight, Transport, and Logistics sector ideally places us to identify potential opportunities for Kewill’s market-leading software, as we advise companies on optimising their business processes. Entering into this agreement will enable us to develop an even deeper knowledge of Kewill’s capabilities and delivery methods, allowing us to act as true partners in terms of correctly determining where its solutions will add value, and recommending industry professionals who will provide an ideal fit with existing personnel and projects.”

About Ragged Edge
Ragged Edge Consulting Limited is a specialist commercial management consultant, business consultant, project management consultant, and recruitment agency company working with, and in, the Shipping, Ports, Freight, Transport, and Logistics/Supply Chain industry. Our specialist commercial management, business and project management services are in demand with clients who ask for us to work with them because of our knowledge, understanding and expertise in the Shipping, Ports, Freight, Transport, and Logistics sector.

Our recruitment agency and consultancy provides clients with bespoke specialist services, and access to specialist personnel. Our knowledge and understanding of shipping jobs, logistics recruitment, and recruitment solutions for all aspects of the shipping, ports, freight and freight forwarding, transport and logistics industry, together with the types of Permanent, Interim and Temporary opportunities available, makes us a first choice recruiter for many of the industries major companies. Based in the Humber region, home to the UK's premier ports, and with representation in both Southampton and East Anglia, we possess more than 40 years knowledge, gained from working within the industry, and we are proud to service ongoing client needs around the UK and overseas.

About Kewill plc

Kewill delivers solutions that simplify global trade and logistics.
Global businesses face ever increasing complexity across their supply chains including decisions on sourcing, customs, compliance, transportation, storage, finance, visibility and connectivity.  Inefficiency in any of these areas will lead to supply chain delays and result in increased costs.  Kewill has a suite of software solutions that significantly simplify the management of the most complex global supply chains for enterprises and logistics service providers. 

With experience in global trade management and logistics since 1972, and over 600 employees worldwide, Kewill is a long-time innovator of solutions for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, freight forwarders, transport companies, customs brokers, 3PL’s and 4PL’s, as well as other related institutions involved in financing and underwriting global trade such as banks and insurance providers.

Kewill’s solutions are in daily use by more than 40,000 users worldwide and our global customer base which entrusts us with the management of their supply networks includes divisions of Bayer, Caterpillar, DHL, FedEx, Ford, General Electric, General Motors, H.J. Heinz, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, Levi Strauss, Mazda, Nestlé, Nike, Palm, Procter & Gamble, Smith & Nephew, Sony, TNT, Unilever, UPS, Vodafone, Yamaha, Xerox.

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