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FedEx Enhances Inventory Logistics

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 is a comprehensive, end-to-end solution designed to optimize the management of critical inventory and service parts distribution and returns process. It incorporates a hub based central stocking location (CSL) and a network of forwarding stocking locations (FSLs) integrated through extensive information capabilities.

With the new enhancement, FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics customers worldwide can now track the status of orders, shipments and inventory levels by simply logging into a single web application on fedex.com. For added flexibility, order placement and status messaging are also available through electronic data interchange (EDI) and delivered in this 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. With 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.

“Over the past five years, FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics technology has been delivering significant value to customers. The latest set of global enhancements enables our customers to benefit from an even more efficient, simplified control system of their critical global inventory. While other global supply chain management processes involve multiple system log-ins, FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics Service offers a one-stop, reliable access point for managing logistic processes around the globe. The FedEx combination of innovation and reliability gives our customers an added advantage and assurance that their logistics solutions are being handled in the most efficient way possible.” said Michael Holt, Vice President, FedEx Supply Chain EMEA.

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