UPS e-LOGISTICS JOINS WITH ORACLE, OTHERS FOR SUPPLY-CHAIN SERVICES
UPS e-Logistics, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, has joined with Oracle Corp., PricewaterhouseCoopers and EXE Technologies Inc. to provide e-business supply chain management services.
The companies will combine to provide services to manage the back end of the e-business supply chain, from the time an order is placed on a client's Web site. UPS e-Logistics will serve both business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce clients.
UPS e-Logistics will provide warehousing and inventory management, order fulfillment, inbound and outbound transportation, returns management, customer call center and management reporting.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the e-business consulting firm, will provide overall systems integration consulting and project management services.
Oracle Corp., the developer of Internet-enabled enterprise software, will provide full enterprise resource planning with integral order management and advanced planning and scheduling.
EXE Technologies, the providers of warehouse and distribution software, will provide warehouse management systems all UPS e-Logistics distribution centers, including its Exceed eFulfillment System.
“As recent dot-com failures have demonstrated, there exists a fundamental need for a strong back-end logistics providers,” said Don Klaiss, senior vice president of manufacturing applications development for Oracle. “By combining the strengths of UPS, Oracle, EXE and PricewaterhouseCoopers, a company like UPS e-Logistics becomes the crucial link between the virtual and physical worlds.”