25 June 2003 12:26 [Source: ICIS news]LONDON (CNI)--Dutch chemicals group DSM announced Wednesday the selection of Ireland-headquartered Transwide’s “real time” information technology (IT) system to monitor its overland distribution activities.
The group, which started using the system in December 2002 in a pilot environment at its acrylonitrile (ACN) business unit, is now implementing the road and rail tracking system in several business groups.
Information from the Transwide system is also integrated into the DSM web-shop so that end customers can check of the status of chemicals in transit.
Jan Kaptijn, e-business manager at DSM’s ACN unit, explained: "Before using Transwide, when a truck left our factories, we did not receive enough systematic information on what was happening during transport and at the end-customers' premises. We had to rely on manual data provided by our carriers, which we received weeks after the delivery and which were inconsistent, throughout our carrier base."
"With Transwide, we receive information consistently, in real time and pro-actively without imposing any costs on our carriers.”
Financial details of the deal with Transwide were not disclosed.
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