Logistics & Distribution
Merriam–Webster defines logistics as the handling of the details of an operation. In the logistics and distribution industry, this specifically applies to the sale and movement of goods—by plane, train, automobile, container ship, or 18-wheeler—in an efficient and timely manner. Electronic documents play a big role in the handling of these details, providing a means for better communications between manufacturers, distribution centers, shippers, transportation carriers, and other industry players.
Global distribution, 3PLs, freight forwarders, marine, rail, ground and air freight carriers depend on Liaison’s data management and integration solutions to develop products more quickly to meet dynamic market requirements, to transform and maintain product data integration, to deliver visibility across organizational silos, and to support a broad range of standard data types to help with documentation including advanced shipping notices, waybills, invoices and purchase orders.
Some of Liaison’s distribution and logistics customers include BNSF Railway, CHEP International, DHL, J.B. Hunt, Menlo, Ryder Carrier, Schneider Logistics, TNT, UPS Freight, Unisource, Werner Logistics Services, and xpedx.
Liaison’s Contivo is an innovative, patented and customer proven design-time semantic integration technology, that helps our distribution and logistics customers reduce the risk, time, cost and effort of integration projects through the use of a centralized metadata repository. It helps capture, manage, organize and leverage all of the integration metadata in your enterprise and, by associating that metadata with a semantic "dictionary", establish an integration vocabulary and thesaurus. The vocabulary and thesaurus can be used to automate data transformation and reconciliation tasks that are traditionally implemented using manual mapping techniques.
Unique challenges deserve unique solutions. The seamless collaboration of our integration and data transformation services forms the backbone of our premiere Managed Services - creating value with focused and flexible business process service offerings tailored to the unique requirements of banks, insurers, and capital markets. Liaison brings best practices and real-world business-to-business (B2B) and application-to-application (A2A) business process expertise that enables our distribution and logistics customers to reduce costs and become more agile and competitive.