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Clover Group to Connect International Freight Forwarding Network With Kewill Supply Chain Platform

Companies mentioned in this article: Kewill Inc.

CHELMSFORD, MA, and MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - January 28, 2014) - Grupo Clover Internacional (Clover Group), the Venezuela-headquartered international logistics service provider, has selected the Kewill software platform for supply chain execution to manage its air and sea forwarding business. The Kewill MOVE™ platform provides a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for managing the complexities of freight forwarding, including multimodal transportation, warehousing and trade compliance, and will enable Clover Group to seamlessly connect its own operations with those of its many partners worldwide, resulting in complete visibility across the entire supply chain network.

Providing international multimodal transportation, consolidation, warehousing and customs brokerage services to a wide range of business customers from its operations across Venezuela and the U.S.A., Clover Group has offices and affiliates in almost every major city in the world. In order to support its ongoing growth strategy and drive increased efficiency, Clover Group was looking to implement a software solution that would streamline its international freight forwarding operations and provide comprehensive and accurate supply chain visibility.

As part of a thorough market review, Clover Group engaged with Kewill to assess the options available to facilitate straight-through processing of data and automation of a range of key processes, including; shipment pre-planning, cargo booking & pick-up, shipment alerts & confirmations, track & trace, purchase order management and document preparation & distribution.

The Kewill team adopted a collaborative approach to the project, working closely with Clover Group's Venezuela and Miami-based project teams to understand their business requirements and define and map all necessary processes to the capabilities of the Kewill MOVE platform. The result is a single solution covering the entire order-to-invoice process including the Kewill Control Tower and Dashboards solutions that will provide Clover Group with real-time analytics covering critical KPI's for all areas of the business, but with drill-down and reporting capabilities that will enable detailed analysis of critical business metrics.

Luis Alonso Rincon, Director at Clover Group, said, "We were impressed with the strength of the functionality on offer with Kewill MOVE and the fact that we could roll out one integrated platform to manage our core business rather than a series of separate modules that would require integration. The key differentiator, however, was their visibility solution, which will provide us with complete shipment visibility right across our operations, as well as automated event management and in-depth reporting."

"Clover Group is a leading player in the South American logistics market, and we are delighted they have selected Kewill as their strategic supply chain software partner," comments Jay Waldron, SVP Americas at Kewill. "The Kewill MOVE platform is designed to be scalable and grow with our customers' businesses, and we know that our global scale coupled with local expertise will allow us to work with Clover Group to deploy the solution rapidly and reliably, ensuring a fast ROI."

About Clover Group

Clover Group is an international multimodal logistics company that has been in operation for 50 years. We provide services that include international freight forwarding services, international household moves, project forwarding, Warehousing and Distribution services, Procurement services and other related transportation services focusing on an "ON TIME" approach with a global presence in most commercial areas worldwide. Clover's commitment to clients is to maximize service by providing state of the art integrated logistics packages, innovative solutions, and excellent customer support.

www.clovergroup.com

About Kewill

Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company, is a global leader in multimodal transportation management software, providing organizations with a comprehensive end-to-end platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The Kewill MOVE™ platform helps companies reduce costs, manage volatility and gain greater visibility across the logistics value chain. Trade, transport, store, comply, manage and integrate -- the Kewill transportation management platform gives you the insight, agility and tools you need to deliver better customer service and streamline global supply chain execution for strategic advantage.

The Kewill platform supports supply chain execution activities for in excess of 7,500 companies in more than 100 countries. To learn more about the company, visit www.kewill.com, follow us on Twitter @Kewill_Inc or check our LinkedIn page for company updates.

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