XML-based components first to provide real time view of supply chain via the Internet
SINGAPORE, 7 July 2000 -- Mainpath, a supply chain execution trading hub that brings together buyers and sellers
of logistics and supply chain management services, is forming a strategic alliance with Viewlocity
, a leading global provider of B2B integration and online trading community solutions.
Viewlocity will supply two of the essential elements of the Mainpath trading hub solution: AMTrix, Viewlocity's
event-based integration broker technology and XML-based logistics components to provide community members distributed
visibility of their supply chain.
With Viewlocity powering its solutions, Mainpath will offer trading community members instant online access to
information concerning complex, multi-leg, multi-mode shipments.
Community members will have the ability to define events that are of interest to them, and Viewlocity's supply
chain visibility solution will proactively provide notification as these events do or do not occur. Viewlocity's
solutions will allow the over one hundred Mainpath logistics firms that make up the community to create a tightly
integrated e-business network.
"With improved access to comprehensive supply chain information, Mainpath's customers will realize increased
efficiency, collapsed cycle times, inventory reductions, significantly lower operating costs and ultimatelxy greatly
improved customer service," said Anders Berglund, Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Viewlocity
"Mainpath is streamlining supply chain management processes for our clients. We deliver information synchronization
to these clients' supply chains," says Dan Neuwirth, CEO of Mainpath, Inc.
"AMTrix provides the scalable
connectivity we require for our evolving online community, and Viewlocity's latest supply chain integration solution
will allow for our community members to track their supply chain on a by-exception basis, in real time, over the
Internet." About Mainpath
Mainpath, Inc. is developing an electronic commerce hub to bring together buyers and sellers of logistics and supply
chain management services.
They have introduced LogisticsExpo.com
, an online community
for logistics and supply chain management professionals and will be launching a portfolio of supply chain services
trading communities, with focused sites for transportation, warehousing, inventory management, manufacturing, purchasing,
and distribution services in the coming months.
Their first targeted solution will bring together companies and their transportation trading partners, utilizing
a collaborative solution that will allow supply chain parties to share critical shipment information and streamline
the transportation services procurement process. About Viewlocity Viewlocity
is a provider of three essential technology
layers needed to successfully integrate trading communities: B2B integration foundations, trading community frameworks
and supply chain synchronization solutions.
With more than 3,200 installations worldwide, AMTrix, Viewlocity's flagship software solution, allows trading partners
to communicate no matter the system, platform, application or communication format. The company's solutions allow
its customers to leverage their existing technologies, and industry-based XML connectors provide an open solution
to conduct e-commerce.
Viewlocity has 13 offices worldwide, with its global headquarters in Atlanta, GA, European headquarters in London
and its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore. Viewlocity is focused on the consumer products, high tech, retail/e-tail
and logistics service provider industries.