CONCORD, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new mobile dashboard that allows executives to manage their global supply chains more strategically has earned Matson Logistics recognition among CIO.com's "Analytics 50." The award honors companies that deliver innovative technology solutions to complex "big data" business problems.
Matson Logistics' cloud-based analytics product, "Supply Chain Analyzer," converts vast amounts of global supply chain data into strategic insights that executives can use to manage and optimize their supply chains.
"This new product provides analytics for all stages of a customer's supply chain, from purchase order creation through final delivery, in a single software application that operates on any desktop or mobile device," said Rusty Rolfe, president of Matson Logistics. "Within seconds, customers can now analyze supplier and carrier performance, view their international product inventory pipeline, measure transportation spend and volumes, and track on-time delivery trends."
"Any product being manufactured and shipped internationally can involve over a dozen supply chain parties and hundreds of supply chain events," said Peter Weis, vice president and chief information officer of Matson. "While large global companies often spend millions on systems to manage their supply chain performance, Matson Logistics saw an opportunity to use the cloud to 'level the playing field' for small and midsize companies through this single, secure cloud-based platform.
"By transforming large amounts of data from multiple parties and systems around the globe into Supply Chain Analyzer, our customers can quickly drive improvements just as the largest global enterprises do today. We believe that for our supply chain customers, the cloud is the great equalizer," Weis added.
Matson Logistics custom-developed Supply Chain Analyzer from concept to product launch, seeking input from customers throughout the process to help ensure that the tool was not only powerful, but simple to use for busy executives. New features of the product continue to be implemented as customer feedback is gathered.
"Solving technology problems for our customers has become a growth driver for Matson Logistics and will remain a key focus of our business strategy going forward," said Rolfe.
About the Analytics 50
The Analytics 50 is a collaboration between Drexel University's LeBow College of Business and CIO.com to recognize 50 companies using analytics to solve business challenges. Connecting academia and industry, the initiative's goal is to share best practices while identifying innovative analytics solutions across industries.
About Matson Logistics Supply Chain
Matson Logistics Supply Chain (MLSC) is a business unit of Matson Logistics, offering freight consolidation, customs brokerage, purchase order management, and non-vessel operating common carrier services to customers doing business in more than 20 locations in Asia and Europe. In addition to MLSC, Matson Logistics provides multi-modal freight transportation across North America, and warehousing and distribution services at key east and west coast ports. Matson Logistics is a subsidiary of Matson, a leading ocean carrier serving Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia, and select South Pacific islands. Additional information about Matson, Inc. is available at http://www.matson.com/logistics/index.html
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