MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- FedEx SupplyChain, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced significant enhancements to its FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics® service.
FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics customers worldwide can now track the status of orders, shipments and inventory levels by simply logging into a web application on fedex.com. For added flexibility, order placement and status messaging are also available through electronic data interchange (EDI) and delivered in a common global message format.
These enhanced capabilities were developed by FedEx using a flexible IT framework designed to enable ongoing global enhancements that will meet changing customer needs. FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics customers around the globe can now track their inventory levels, order and shipment status in real time—no matter where the order was placed or where it will be delivered. FedEx SupplyChain has also deployed a common warehouse management system, enabling more consistency in capabilities and experience around the world.
“Our proven FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics technology has been delivering significant value to customers for the past five years,” said Craig Simon, president and CEO of FedEx SupplyChain. “These latest global enhancements will provide our customers with even more efficient, simplified controls over their mission-critical inventory. Our solution does not require customers to navigate multiple systems or applications like many other global supply chain management options available today. It is truly a single, global access point that can take the complexity and worry out of the process of managing global logistics. This enhanced IT platform, coupled with our reliable execution, is an unbeatable combination.”
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.