Archive for October, 2014

CLX Logistics Announces New Technology Partnership As Kewill Acquires the IBM Sterling Transportation Management Software

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

CLX Logistics LLC, announces its technology partnership with Kewill, a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, as Kewill acquires the IBM® Sterling TMS and its associated development and support teams. Rebranded as Kewill Transport, the top-rated SaaS TMS will be incorporated within Kewill’s Kewill MOVE®  transportation and trade management platform.

World-class transportation technology is core to CLX’s broad set of logistics service offerings: driving efficiencies in managed services operations; funneling data into analytical and consulting activities; and delivering sustained cost and service value to customers of the CLX Technologies business unit.

“We are excited to welcome Kewill as a new strategic partner,” notes Steve Hamilton, CEO and President of CLX Logistics – which announced the Kewill partnership at the CLX User Conference and Leadership Forum in Philadelphia on October 1st.  “We have been selling and delivering the IBM Sterling TMS for 10+ years and believe it to already be the leading product in the on-demand global-TMS market.  With expanded investment from Kewill, we see this market leadership gaining significant momentum.”

From Bob Farrell, President and CEO at Kewill, “The acquisition of the IBM Sterling TMS enhances Kewill’s position in the multimodal transportation management space, and, in particular, in the North American marketplace, enabling us to extend the range of solutions we offer to shippers and retailers.  We see the logistics domain expertise and the value adding services of CLX Logistics as a significant advantage in helping us take this expanded suite of capabilities to market.”

Per Mike Skinner, Senior Vice President, CLX Technologies, “Combining Kewill’s market leading trade/customs management and parcel/package/air freight capabilities with the ground and ocean transportation execution strengths of the IBM TMS creates a truly market leading global TMS for all modes.  We are looking forward to working with Kewill in North America and all global markets, particularly in Europe and Asia where Kewill has a strong leadership presence with a broad set of transportation capabilities.”

For more information about the Kewill acquisition of TMS, please read the press release posted from Kewill here or visit their website at


LLamasoft and CLX Logistics Announce Agreement to Offer European Truckload and Global Ocean and Parcel Data to LLamasoft Customers

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

LLamasoft, the global leader in supply chain design software solutions, and CLX Logistics, a global provider of comprehensive logistics management, technology, and supply chain consulting services, announced an agreement to offer European truckload, global ocean and global parcel data to LLamasoft customers for use in strategic supply chain design.

CLX Logistics has offered a dedicated transportation benchmark service for more than 10 years. During this time, the number of companies using the service has grown substantially. Today, the CLX Logistics Benchmark database contains in excess of EUR 4.1 billion contracted transportation expenditures (no spot market) with detailed data on a full range of global, pan-European and domestic routes and a variety of transport modes. CLX Logistics rate benchmarking service will now be available to LLamasoft customers through a referral agreement.

The partnership will provide LLamasoft customers with an additional resource from which to draw valuable global reference data for use in supply chain modeling.  “The growing number of companies participating in our benchmarking proves the added value that our accurate and reliable apple-to-apple comparison brings,” said Marc Huijgen, CLX Logistics European VP. “We have seen companies that considered their processes to be best-of-breed, saving double-digit percentages after deploying our benchmark data in their procurement strategy. Hence we are excited to team up with the leading supply chain design software company LLamasoft to jointly help both our clients make better supply chain decisions.”

“Making CLX rate benchmarking service available to our customers is part of our continuing effort to help fill in missing model data—thus removing one of the biggest obstacles to successful supply chain design initiatives,” said LLamasoft president and CEO Donald Hicks. “Highly sought-after European truckload data will enable a higher level of data accuracy in modeling to help support critical supply chain decision-making.”

For more information, contact Andrew Hamilton at