SmartTurn Successfully Delivers Inventory Accuracy and Flexibility to 88 West Intermodal

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3PL experiences improved customer satisfaction by providing 24/7 visibility and secure accessibility via SmartTurn’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) WMS.

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What companies using SmartTurn see in new business acquisition, customer satisfaction and ultimately, cost savings within the supply chain are typical with our cost-effective and powerful set of functionality.

SmartTurn Inc., the leading On-Demand Inventory and Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider, today announced that 88 West Intermodal has been able to address significant business challenges with the SmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System. These challenges which include inventory visibility, accessibility from multiple locations, and labor-intensive reporting hinder the majority of third-party logistics providers (3PLs). In less than three months using SmartTurn, 88 West Intermodal has been able to provide real-time inventory visibility to customers, and improved reporting and documentation accuracy, while experiencing immediate cost savings.

88 West Intermodal is a 3PL provider based in Palatine, Illinois providing services to food suppliers across the U.S. and specializing in frozen and refrigerated goods. The company’s facilities are located in California and Illinois with additional inventory locations in development. For more information, please visit http://www.88westintermodal.com.

“We struggled to find a WMS that offered the right combination of accessibility and functionality until SmartTurn,” said Robert de la Mora, Director of Operations, 88 West Intermodal. “From inputting information for any location from any location to creating documents from system information, SmartTurn has consistently delivered. From a competitive advantage perspective, the added ability to offer real-time inventory reports to our customers from anywhere at any time through a computer or Smartphone alone has proven its worth for us in the marketplace.”

Using SmartTurn’s online inventory control, 88 West Intermodal manages and tracks thousands of products in its facilities. Accurately capturing and storing a variety of data including item numbers and descriptions, the 3PL provider has real-time inventory and warehouse visibility across the supply chain. In contrast to traditional on-premise software, SmartTurn offers a true, multi-tenant solution designed for quick implementation and ease-of-use, providing collaboration among trading partners and visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses.

“As companies are discovering, accessibility to real-time information is an important selling point for customers, many of whom are managing tighter budgets and other financial pressures,” said Jim Burleigh, CEO of SmartTurn. “What companies using SmartTurn see in new business acquisition, customer satisfaction and ultimately, cost savings within the supply chain are typical with our cost-effective and powerful set of functionality.”

SmartTurn has gained wide adoption because of its Web-based model, better known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). SmartTurn’s award-winning WMS system offers customers up to 99 percent inventory accuracy starting at $500 per month per facility with unlimited users and transactions. This costs significantly less to deploy and operate than the average maintenance fees alone of traditional installed software. SmartTurn provides capabilities never offered before in the industry, particularly built-in ubiquitous inventory visibility across customers’ selling channel for “sell-side” logistics, as well as with suppliers on the “buy-side” with its unique unlimited user access model. Replacing systems that cost thousands of dollars, and months to implement, SmartTurn can rapidly expose dark spots in supply chains.

About SmartTurn
SmartTurn™ Inventory and Warehouse Management System and the SmartTurn Inventory Grid™ are the first true on-demand warehouse management systems to provide enterprise class functionality at a fraction of the cost of traditional license and install software. Designed for quick implementation, ease-of-use, real-time inventory accuracy and warehouses performance, the SmartTurn system provides visibility on every item across single or multiple warehouses. Founded on the premise that software should be smart, simple and safe, SmartTurn’s customers span the value chain of most industries to include manufacturers, wholesalers as well as 3PLs. SmartTurn is privately held and backed by leading investors, NEA and Emergence Capital Partners. Please visit our web site at http://www.smartturn.com.

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Albert Fong
SmartTurn
(415) 685-4162
pr (at) smartturn (dot) com

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