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Logistics Software Aims At Inventory, International Trade Management

G-Log's GC3 version 4.5 helps companies determine when to opt for less-than-full shipment loads.

Elena Malykhina

September 7, 2004

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Global Logistics Technologies Inc. has updated its Global Command and Control Center (GC3) logistics and transportation software, adding features to support inventory and international trade management.

Version 4.5 lets companies have a networkwide view of all inventory in the supply chain, and adds algorithms that let executives weigh on-hand inventory against transportation costs, to determine whether it's more efficient and prudent to operate for a period with lower inventory than it is to incur the higher costs of obtaining transport for a less-than-full truckload of items.

The software, which provides a single platform for the planning and executing the movement of goods across the supply chain, also includes support for multiple currencies, languages, and geographies. Additionally, the latest version provides documentation monitoring and workflow management to speed shipments across borders.

"International logistics is the least sophisticated," says John Murphy, G-Log's director of product marketing, "because third-party logistics companies use a lot of people, paper, and documents."

About the Author(s)

Elena Malykhina

Technology Journalist

Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she followed the world of advertising. Having earned the nickname of "gadget girl," she is excited to be writing about technology again for InformationWeek, where she worked in the past as an associate editor covering the mobile and wireless space. She now writes about the federal government and NASA’s space missions on occasion.

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