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 SmartTurn Selected To Supply Chain Brain Magazine's 100 Great Supply Chain Partners For Its Supply Chain Operations Contribution

Posted: July 28, 2009 by Ly Phan

SmartTurn Selected To Supply Chain Brain Magazine's 100 Great Supply Chain Partners For Its Supply Chain Operations Contribution

SmartTurn, the leading On-Demand Inventory and Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, has been named to the Supply Chain Brain Top 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for delivering significant cost savings to Grayling Industries supply chain operations. Grayling is a leading manufacturer of protective liners in asbestos abatement that has experienced more than $500,000 in annual cash flow savings using SmartTurn's SaaS WMS and the cross-border expertise of Texas-based logistics provider Prologistics at the core of its supply chain operations.

The Supply Chain Brain "100 Great" consists of vendors and service providers whose technology, logistics, transportation or consulting solutions have made a significant impact on their company's efficiency, customer service, and overall supply chain performance. Companies range from very specialized technologies to a wide range of third-party logistics, transportation and consulting services. The purpose of the list is to recognize those vendors as examples for others in the industry.

"Our relationship with SmartTurn as well as Prologistics has been highly successful and critical for our growth during these economic times," said Carlos Rubio, Director of Finance and Operations, Grayling Industries. "SmartTurn provides the real-time visibility and essential information I need to make informed decisions. It has been a cash flow king for us and at a cost that has had an ROI of 1,000% in a matter of weeks."

"While this is worthy recognition for SmartTurn, it is the combined efforts with Grayling and Prologistics that demonstrate the positive impact of collaboration and strategic management within the supply chain," said Jim Burleigh, CEO of SmartTurn. "In a competitive and volatile marketplace, adaptability and agility are vital not only for survival but for long-term growth. If your business isn't planning ahead now, it has already fallen behind."

Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy, the SmartTurn system provides collaboration among trading partners and visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. SmartTurn's customer base includes 3PLs, wholesale distributors, food service suppliers, and manufacturers. Associated Global Systems (AGS), D.B. Schenker, Komyo/Honda Logistics, Frozen Gourmet, IDC Construction and many others use the SmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ to gain the real-time inventory accuracy needed to achieve their sales, volume and profit objectives.

SmartTurn has gained wide adoption because of its Web-based model, better known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). SmartTurn's award-winning system offers customers up to 99 percent inventory accuracy starting at $500 per month per facility with unlimited users and transactions. This costs significantly less to deploy and operate than the average maintenance fees of traditional installed software. SmartTurn provides capabilities never offered before in the industry, particularly built-in ubiquitous inventory visibility across customers' selling channel for "sell-side" logistics, as well as with suppliers on the "buy-side" with its unique unlimited user access model. Replacing systems that cost tens of thousands of dollars, and months to implement, SmartTurn can rapidly expose dark spots in supply chains.


About Supply Chain Brain

About Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies/ Global Supply Chain Media, a division of Keller International Publishing, LLC was founded in August 1996, with the launch of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies magazine. Now in its 11th year, GL&SCS has built a solid reputation as the premier publication for executives at the highest levels of supply chain management. Content-rich case studies, in-depth features, and executive interviews provide a wealth of information on today's leading-edge strategies and real-world solutions for maximizing supply chain efficiency.

SupplyChainBrain was created in 1998 and has quickly developed into today's most valuable supply chain management information source on the web. Over 100,000 monthly visitors have access to the most thought-provoking collection of original SCM articles as well as additional content from hundreds of credible sources; the largest database of SCM solutions providers, a complete and up-to-date events calendar, senior executive job board and a wide range of interactivity with industry experts and practitioners for the most complete user experience.


About SmartTurn

SmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ are the first true on-demand warehouse management systems to provide enterprise class functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional license and install software. Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy and warehouses performance, the SmartTurn system provides visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. Founded on the premise that software should be smart, simple and safe, SmartTurn's customers span the value chain of most industries to include manufacturers, wholesalers as well as 3PLs. SmartTurn is privately held and backed by leading investors, NEA and Emergence Capital Partners.

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