NYK Logistics is one of the leading logistics providers in the market. Logisitcs services include, warehousing & distribution, freight forwarding, International Network Solutions supply chain consulting and IT cosulting. As part of the US$ 10 billion NYK Group, NYK Logistics and their sister company Yusen Air & Sea Service contribute more than US$ 2 billion in revenues. NYK Logistics employ over 11,000 people and have 320 warehouse and office locations.
The system developed by Magicomm sends “proof of delivery” details back to NYK’s internal systems in a matter of seconds rather than days.
Mark Tredgold, NYK’s Head of IT, said “This decision was made predominantly based upon magicomm’s flexibility with regard to their solution. We wanted to do the majority of the development work in-house, rather than pay for a ‘managed service’, and this seemed to fit well with magicomm’s offering. magicomm also had a demonstrable reference system, implemented within tight timescales, which gave us the confidence that we could collectively deliver our solution within our time frame.”
Magicomm’s Operations Director, David Jones, pointed out “Although we are fully capable of delivering full ‘turnkey’ applications incorporating the whole backend solution we fully recognise the need or desire of IT departments integrating Anoto solutions that we build into their own back-end infrastructure.”
The system will commence trials on 21st May 2004.