TransportGistics integrates NAFTA Certificates and Manufacturers Affidavit of Origin into Customers Routing Guides on RoutingGuides.com

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TransportGistics Inc., a leader in online technology solutions for transportation management and logistics solutions today announced the addition of new features to its http://www.RoutingGuides.com solution including web based creation and retention of NAFTA Certificates and Manufacturers Affidavit of Origin. RoutingGuides.com provides branded portal for distributing and collecting trading partner information.

TransportGistics Inc., a leader in online technology solutions for transportation management today announced the addition of new features to its http://www.RoutingGuides.com solution including web based creation and retention of NAFTA Certificates and Manufacturers Affidavit of Origin.

To be effective, freight transportation purchasing programs should be represented by a documented freight transportation purchasing profile. To be successful, this program must include Routing Management and Control.

Routing Management and Control, is the policy that:

1. Manages the freight, internally and throughout the supply chain

2. Administers the rules of engagement

3. And executes the functional tasks

Its overall influence on the supply chain is palpable; and when you drill down to the operating components it manages, it should be clear that an effective and efficient Routing Management & Control policy plays a mission critical role in driving successful freight transportation practices and relationships.

With RoutingGuides.com:

  • The production, maintenance and distribution of Routing Guides is easier, faster and less expensive by eliminating the need to print, distribute and track the receipt of new or updated Routing Guides.
  • It is easier for shippers to comply with routing instructions by eliminating paperwork, the need to find the most current version of a particular Routing Guide and by providing a simple Route Inquiry tool.

  • Communications are improved as RoutingGuides.com provides a mechanism to convey all of your logistics requirements to your vendors, customers and DC's.

  • Overall freight expense and costs associated with transportation management are reduced.

  • Carriers, customers, and vendors access as needed secure, intuitive, user-friendly screens that enables them to easily obtain and configure correct route assignments, corresponding rules, conditions, and exceptions.

New features take advantage of the inherent channel established between RoutingGuides.com, its customers and their vendors. As the world’s third largest appliance manufacturer, BSH Home Appliances Corp. has been using RoutingGuides.com to communicate their rules of engagement, including import rules and carrier selection to their vendors. According to Guy Wynant of BSH’s Foreign Trade Compliance, "our vendors have been accessing our routing guide on a regular basis to acquire our trading partner rules of engagement, yet we needed a methodology to collect information from them. RoutingGuides.com was the perfect vehicle for this.”

Today, BSH’s vendors can execute their NAFTA Certificate of Origin and Manufacturer's Affidavit of Origin through RoutingGuides.com. The vendor can enter the data, sign the forms online, and print the form for their own records. BSH can then download the source data directly from RoutingGuides.com, execute the necessary paperwork and reproduce the printed forms.

According to Wynant, “we’ve streamlined the entire process and anticipate quicker filings, with less effort and the elimination of clerical errors.”

RoutingGuides.com simplifies and enhances the entire compliance process and concurrently leverages all shipment volumes to drive down transportation costs. It identifies a shipper’s choice of carriers to be used for shipments of merchandise varying in weight and service, and it identifies all shipping, packing, marking, and communications requirements as well.

“We are pleased with the natural expansion of our RoutingGuides.com product. By virtue of its position as a facilitator within the customer – vendor relationship, we continue to create additional functionality to improve the flow of information between our customers and their trading partners” stated Alan Miller, President of TransportGistics. “By leveraging our technology and linking RoutingGuides.com with our other products, our customers have the unique ability to collect, manage, and execute on information that is not readily provided by other solutions.”

About BSH Home Appliances Corp.

BSH Home Appliances Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, and Siemens AG, and is the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. BSH Home Appliances was formed in 1967 when its parent companies merged their respective home appliance arms in a 50/50 partnership. The company was charged with achieving the “perfect integration and establishing a leading position in the marketplace by offering the best products available.” Today with annual worldwide sales in excess of USD$7.0 billion, the company has grown to now include 43 factories in 15 countries across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. BSH is the market leader in home appliances in Germany, and number one in Europe.

BSH began selling dishwashers in North America in 1991, and in 1997 opened a state-of-the-art factory in New Bern, North Carolina, now including plants for dishwashers, laundry machines and cooking appliances. BSH products regularly receive industry and consumer awards and its dishwashers are consistently top-ranked by leading consumer magazines. Designed and engineered for today’s discerning consumers, all BSH products combine superior performance and excellent quality with innovative, convenient features. For more information, please visit http://www.bsh-group.com, http://www.boschappliances.com, http://www.thermador.com, http://www.siemens-home.com and http://www.gaggeanu-usa.com

About TransportGistics

TransportGistics is a global, multi-product application service provider (ASP) that provides market leading, simple, incremental solutions for transportation management and logistics functions within the supply chain. It specializes in helping companies manage transportation services and customer satisfaction. In addition to ProductReturns.com, the ASP’s technology solutions include BLGen.com which enables users to generate, manage, store, print, and distribute shipping documents; InsourceAudit.com a freight bill management, shipment information and cost control portal that provides rating, auditing, payment and reporting; FreightTracing.com which optimizes transportation activities by aggregating and displaying up-to-the-minute shipment information; RoutingGuides.com which communicates carrier assignments and rules of engagement, TRaIDS.net which provides post receipt tracking and accountability of packages and shipments, and LBPservices.com which manages the transportation functions of planning and procurement of transportation services with better management and lower cost.

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