Walker SCM Chooses CargoWise
Mid-sized, minority-certified transportation & logistics services provider partners with global leader in logistics technology solutions.
NEW YORK – The transportation division of Walker SCM, LLC, a minority-certified global transportation and logistics firm based in Valley Stream, NY, has selected CargoWise as its technology partner for international transportation management. A global leader in IT solutions that improve visibility, efficiency, quality of service and profitability, CargoWise is renowned for its next-generation ediEnterprise software, the industry’s only integrated single-platform supply chain logistics management system with truly global capability. Once fully deployed, Walker’s customized version of ediEnterprise – WIT-S (Walker International Transportation System) – will bring major, tangible productivity enhancements to the company’s transportation and customs brokerage customers, as well as to internal and external stakeholders throughout the supply chain.
“For years,” commented Giorgio Laccona, Chief Operating Officer for Walker International Transportation, “we relied on a system that, although enhanced by developers, was no longer able to support the demands of our customers, employees and vendors. We needed to catch up to the ‘light speed’ pace of the global logistics world. Several members of the Walker management team had positive experiences with CargoWise while with other organizations. We knew the people at CargoWise, we knew their products, and we felt confident that they would deliver immediate, long-term value to our organization and to our customers.
“In the new system,” Mr. Laccona added, “the day-to-day jobs of our transportation and brokerage personnel will be easier, and our Finance team will have better access and visibility over every transaction, all in a more user-friendly environment. In addition, our customers will benefit from the universal, high-capacity output of WIT-S, while third- and fourth-party vendors will be able to communicate with us in a common language, reducing the time and cost of implementing customer requirements. Looking to the future, ediEnterprise is designed to support the expansion and growth of our transportation division with a single-system solution.”
Gene Gander, Vice President Business Development, Americas for CargoWise, says of the new relationship: “This is a great example of how a company with a diverse portfolio of services can benefit from the added integration our solution provides. Walker SCM has dedicated itself to the rapid deployment and seamless transition of the system and this will enable its vendors and customers to immediately benefit from a higher level of service, while Walker SCM is able to streamline operations and increase productivity across its business.”
In describing the impact of the CargoWise solution on Walker SCM’s broader plans for its systems, Clifton McDonald, Director Information Technology, adds that “ediEnterprise aligns with our IT strategy of moving to Cloud-based applications. Its web-centric architecture enables us to launch new offices and onboard agents with minimal IT infrastructure costs, simply by establishing internet connectivity at the site. The hosted environment also allows us to improve our disaster recovery (DR) capabilities and to operate a leaner computing environment, while providing improved services to our operations and customers. In addition, CargoWise complements our Supply Chain Management systems, adding robust TMS capabilities to our existing Warehouse and Distribution management portfolio.”
CargoWise is a global leader in logistics technology solutions that improve visibility, efficiency, quality of service and profitability. Its renowned next-generation software includes ediEnterprise, the industry’s only integrated single-platform supply chain logistics management system with truly global capability. With clients holding more than 100,000 licenses across a customer community of 5,000 sites in 105 countries, CargoWise solutions are an integral part of the global supply chain. For more information, please visit cargowise.com. CargoWise is a key product brand of WiseTech Global, an international technology development company dedicated to delivering innovative, market-specific software solutions worldwide. For more information, please visit wisetechglobal.com.