The Logistics Technology Alliance (LTA) has been formed to provide the perfect marriage of logistics hardware and software and a flexible, end-to-end total systems solution.
This formal marketing arrangement between leading suppliers of Logistics IT will offer operations such as 3PLs, transport companies, shippers and retailers a one stop shop for a total logistics system solution.
The Alliance combines state-of-the art supply chain software such as Transport Management Systems, Warehouse Management System, ERP, Asset Tracking etc. linked to mobile computing, in-cab technology and wireless data capture systems. The Alliance is not perceived as a ‘closed shop’ however, and members can also work with other solution partners.
Alliance members will combine marketing opportunities through shared exhibition stands and the publication of white papers. They will also be able to target a broader market and client size, from SME through to larger organisations.
Clients of the Alliance have the assurance that all elements of system procurement will be handled professionally and competently, from specification through to implementation and beyond.
All software is offered in either ‘packaged’ or ‘SaaS’ (Software as a Service) form. Opting for the latter will give customers cloud-based, full functionality without the need for a server located in the office and the obligatory support team. Quick to implement and requiring only a low capital expenditure, cloud based systems can be easily scaled to meet fluctuating business needs of today’s supply chains.
All mobile hardware has been thoroughly tested, from both a laboratory and field perspective, to ensure certified integration with the software offerings of Alliance members. Real-time data capture technology can be added, to great effect, at multiple operational points within a supply chain. As a prime example, a diagram illustrating the integration and data flow between warehouse management and transport management systems can be viewed on the Alliance web www.logistics-technology-alliance.com .
Commenting on the Logistics Technology Alliance Mike Turner, Group Marketing Manager for (Alliance Founder Member) Belgravium Ltd , said:
"This is an exciting development for logistics operations seeking technology. Through the Logistics Technology Alliance each member company can act as prime contractor to offer its customers an end-to-end logistics IT solution. This means new and existing customers will enjoy easy access to other technologies required for their operations, thus saving much time and effort. Belgravium is proud to be partnering with companies that share a high service level ethos, which will ensure that we can deliver customer oriented solutions."
Linda Rodway, Market Development Manager, (Alliance Founder Member) Proteus Software echoed this viewpoint:
"Our prospective clients will benefit from a total systems solution that offers value for money with less overall implementation time because all of the solution’s elements will interface with ease. Clients gain further advantage from having a single point of contact, empowering them because of the members’ collective knowledge and years of experience in providing systems for any industry sector."
Current membership of the Logistics Technology Alliance comprises some of the biggest names in supply chain solutions provision and reflects their commitment to the provision of integrated solutions;
Warehouse Management Software – Proteus Software Ltd – www.proteussoftware.com
Transport Management Software – Mobile Enterprise Systems – www.mobile-enterprise.co.uk
3pl & Carrier Management Software – Deltion Ltd – www.deltion.co.uk
ERP Software – Jomar SoftCorp International – www.jomarsoftcorp.com
Mobile Computing Hardware – Belgravium Technologies Plc – www.belgravium-technologies.com
Asset Tracking Software – WCS – www.wwchainstores.com