SAPA Extrusions Americas Implements Program to Reduce Freight Costs; Collaborates with Cloud Logistics TMS

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Sapa uses Cloud Logistics system to leverage both common carriers and dedicated fleets to achieve the lowest possible cost while exceeding the customer service levels.

Cloud Logistics, a leading innovator in SaaS logistics and provider of next-generation transportation management systems (TMS)

This is one of most successful TMS projects I have ever been a part of

Sapa Extrusions Americas (Sapa) has achieved tremendous business benefits by successfully implementing Cloud Logistics’ transportation management system (TMS). Sapa Extrusions Americas is a division of Sapa AS, the world leader in aluminum solutions.

“This is one of most successful TMS projects I have ever been a part of,” said Kevin Mitchell, North American Manager of Transportation and Logistics for Sapa. “We have a very extensive network with over 30 facilities. We’ve achieved immediate ROI and expect to see it increase as we leverage even more of the solution. These results were achieved by leveraging the Cloud Logistics Request for Quotation function and by limiting maverick freight purchases across the existing carrier contracts. The system’s flexibility easily adapted to meet our requirements while the truly intuitive user interface has led to rapid user adoption. The go-live was a smooth one-day non-event. Sapa team members were self sufficient the next day and have had no issues navigating the solution because of the modern, intuitive user interface.”

Sapa is a major automotive supplier that heavily leverages flatbed carriers for multi-stop shipments across their network where they utilize many of the leading ERP’s available today. Sapa uses the system to leverage both common carriers and dedicated fleets to achieve the lowest possible cost while exceeding the customer service levels.

Mark Nix, CEO of Cloud Logistics added, “We couldn’t be happier with the results achieved by Sapa. Kevin and the Sapa team are experienced TMS users. The skills and expertise their team provided were vital to this successful project. The next few years will be especially exciting as we explore other ways to work with Sapa."

About Cloud Logistics
Cloud Logistics provides the newest generation of transportation logistics solutions for the global supply chain market. Our solutions make the complexities of order collaboration, communication and international transportation management simple for companies of any size to benefit. The offering includes patent pending configurable workflow architecture, unique user experiences, alerts, dashboard widgets, and ad-hoc reporting all delivered in a cloud-based network. Social technology for business allows each person involved with an order or shipment the ability to attach documents, claims photos and Proof Of Delivery (POD) signatures within a private secure community. More information about Cloud Logistics can be found at http://www.gocloudlogistics.com.

About Sapa
Sapa is the world leader in aluminum solutions, shaping a lighter future through a global reach and local presence within aluminum extrusions, building systems and precision tubing. Sapa Extrusions Americas has 23 locations in North America. Globally, Sapa has 23,500 employees in more than 40 countries, and global headquarters located in Oslo, Norway. More information about Sapa can be found at http://www.sapagroup.com.

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