Lowe's Implements Global Transportation Logistics Solutions
Lowe's Companies implements JDA's Transportation & Logistics Management software throughout its global transportation operations to support the company's import logistics initiative. The final phases include regional rollouts in China as it strives to synchronize its international transportation business operations. The company has already gone live with the solutions in the United States, Southeast Asia, India, Israel, Europe and South America.
Lowe's began utilizing JDA's Transportation & Logistics Management solutions to optimize its domestic transportation operations. As the company increased its import business, the need developed for an all-inclusive platform to support the complexity of its import operations.
"With the growth of our import business, we found the need to obtain a comprehensive platform to manage both domestic and international import operations," says Steve Palmer, vice president of transportation, Lowe's. "As we evaluated various vendors we soon realized that JDA could best support this business objective."
Lowe's collaborated with JDA to further develop the solution suite to manage and synchronize its global transportation operations. During its upgrade Lowe's focused on the expanded functionality of JDA Logistics Sourcing, JDA Transportation Planning and JDA Shipment Execution solutions.
JDA Logistics Sourcing allows Lowe's to greatly minimize the time it takes to conduct a bid for transportation services and provides ongoing contract management to respond to the fluctuations in its import business. Additionally, JDA Shipment Execution's Web-based platform enables Lowe's to interact with its carriers on booking, sailing schedules and status messaging in near real-time and is a key part of the transportation planning and execution solution.