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Molson Coors select Kewill global trade and logistics for EMCS compliance

Kewill (LSE: KWL), a leading provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, has signed a three year contract with Molson Coors (UK), the global family brewer, to deliver a global export documentation solution to meet the requirements of the Excise Movement Control System (EMCS), which becomes mandatory across Europe on 1 January 2011.

Under the terms of the contract, Kewill will implement its export documentation software, Kewill SPEX, along with its Kewill eBiz-Manager integration software, across Molson Coors’ UK operations. Kewill will also deliver integration with Molson Coors’ (UK) SAP enterprise system, providing direct links to the HMRC CHIEF and EMCS systems, to enable seamless, efficient processing of electronic Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) messages, which are required for all movements of goods under EMCS.

The fully integrated solution will drive continuity of export processes and functions, utilising a web based service to facilitate the required messages to HMRC and support the production of export documentation, allowing Molson Coors’ (UK) staff to print a uniform set of export documents, including invoice, packing list, pre despatch advice, and ESCI (Bill of Lading substitute), with a minimum of manual intervention.

Direct integration with Molson Coors’ (UK) operating systems will help to deliver on the company’s long-term efficiency objectives, with the fully integrated corporate solution saving on time and costs presently impacting on the export operation, shipping and finance departments.

Sarah Ricketts, Strategic Sourcing Manager at Molson Coors (UK) commented "As existing Kewill customers, extending our relationship to cover compliance with EMCS was the obvious choice. We anticipate that full integration with our enterprise systems will allow us to realise a raft of far-reaching efficiency savings, so this is an important project."

Jacquie Boast, Kewill’s European Chief Operating Officer, added "The Kewill solution provides Molson Coors (UK) with a straightforward, hassle-free route to comply with the new EMCS regulations, and indeed any likely future regulatory changes. As recognised customs experts, we have the knowledge and skills to ensure our customers keep pace with requirements and minimise their exposure to risk."

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