May 2, 2012, Guildford, UK – Ontime Logistics, a leading Scandinavian logistics service provider with over 220 employees in 15 branches across Norway, Sweden and Denmark, has signed a multi-year, multi million euro, agreement to implement Kewill Transport and Kewill CustomsXchange.
Ontime Logistics has been transporting goods within Scandinavia for over 100 years and is committed to the use of technology to ensure a consistent and professional customer service and to compete in terms of delivery precision and lower cost. The Kewill solution will enable Ontime to improve its operations including transport sourcing and contract management for over 2,000 consignments per day as their business continues to expand.
Kewill’s Logistics software suite was selected after full evaluations of numerous transport management systems providers. Kewill Transport will deliver a modern, flexible and adaptable technology platform to Ontime users across Scandinavia, helping them to ensure high delivery precision, shorter lead times, greater flexibility and a professional customer service. In addition, Kewill CustomsXchange will support and simplify the submission of multi-country Customs declarations, electronically.
The new solution will simplify Ontime’s systems landscape by replacing three separate country based transport management systems with one standard system. The Kewill Logistics suite will deliver unified business processes to Ontime and support their customer care strategy where all customers are designated a customer care contact person. It will also contribute towards a common culture across the organisation.
As part of the project, Kewill will manage the delivery of third-party ORTEC Transport and Distribution software for advanced route planning, route optimisation and route consolidation. The comprehensive solution will be deployed across Ontime’s entire multi-country operations as a hosted solution by Kewill Managed Services.
Aniela Gjøs, Chief Executive Officer at Ontime Logistics, comments, “Our partnership with Kewill will help us deliver on our four key principles: high precision; single point of contact; clearly defined products; and integrated Scandinavian network. It will also support our ambitious growth plans. We have found the Kewill team to have strong domain experience and a professional approach that fits well with our culture.”
Jacquie Boast, COO EMEA at Kewill, states, “Ontime Logistics is a well-established logistics service provider in Scandinavia and we are delighted that they have chosen Kewill for their multi-country deployment. This deal further strengthens our position in the Nordics and comes on the back of our recent win with Itella in Finland. Ontime Logistics’ decision to have their solution managed by Kewill Managed Service is another endorsement of our experience providing business critical hosted solutions.”
About Ontime Logistics
Ontime Logistics is built on very solid foundations. Since 1891 we have transported goods within Norway, as well as the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. Across regions, provinces and frontiers. 110 years of experience has taught us how to continually develop ourselves in order to meet new challenges and satisfy our customers.
One of Ontime Logistics objectives is precision. Through clearly defined and fixed production structures we cover 98% of Scandinavia and parts of Europe with daily departures.
We offer an integrated transport network with fixed departures and lead times that simplify and safeguard our customers' day-to-day business. Our organisation in Scandinavia comprises over 220 employees. Our network handles more than 2,000 consignments daily. Our products are clearly defined and predictable and our customer follow-up is structured.
About Kewill plc
Kewill is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable Logistics Service Providers and Shippers to move goods domestically and across international and global borders. Our products empower companies to connect and optimise the performance of their local, international and global transport and logistics operations. Kewill delivers world-class software in the areas of freight forwarding, customs and export compliance, parcel shipping, transportation & warehousing, eCommerce and B2B integration. Our customers rely on our innovative software and extensive domain knowledge to improve their business processes, information exchange and management visibility to drive revenue growth, deliver cost savings, improve profitability and meet the changing needs of their customers.
Established in 1972, Kewill has over 7,000 customers around the world including Bayer, Black & Decker, Damco, DHL, Hankyu Hanshin, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Itella Logistics, Mothercare, UPS, Scott’s & Co., TNT and WaverleyTBS.
ORTEC is one of the largest providers of advanced planning and optimization software solutions and consulting services. ORTEC solutions result in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting and network planning. In the area of Advanced Planning Solutions, ORTEC has over 1,650 customers worldwide, over 550 employees and offices in Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific Region.