The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-23T04:48:39Z Executive Leader in Logistics Operations, Carly Cummings, joins FourPL 2019-10-23T04:48:39Z executive-leader-in-logistics-operations-carly-cummings-joins-fourpl Melbourne, Australia. Supply Chain and Procurement Specialists FourPL have appointed Carly Cummings to the FourPL Advisory Team. Carly is an executive leader and brings extensive logistics and systems knowledge to her role in Supply Chain Operations. Carly has 20+ years’ experience in managing large scale change across multiple industries in end-to-end customer supply chains. Her skills range across supply chain design and optimisation, fit for purpose supply chain technology and innovation, and network strategy. Carly’s engagements have included leading the planning and scoping of regional logistics networks and operational technology strategies for global organizations throughout Australia, Asia Pacific and India. Most recently she was with Coca-Cola Amatil in the role of National Network Optimisation Manager.  Prior to this, she was the CIO Asia for Linfox International Group. “FourPL is pleased to have attracted someone of Carly’s experience and calibre. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our customers as we continue our growth plans across the ANZ Region.,” said FourPL Australia CEO, Brett Findlay. About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We define and enable ICT strategies in our domain specialities. Our domain specialities are procurement, supply chain execution systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and the logistics service provider industry. Our services range from strategy and advisory through to sourcing and evaluation, implementation, support and quality assurance. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. We actively support diversity in our business, the technology industry and our community. For more information, visit www.fourpl.com.au . FourPL JV with Open Sky Group brings Global JDA Warehouse & Labour Management Capability to Australia 2017-09-14T00:15:51Z fourpl-jv-with-open-sky-group-brings-global-jda-warehouse-amp-labour-management-capability-to-australia FourPL, a leading Australian IT consulting company specializing in supply chain and procurement, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Open Sky Group, resellers and implementers of JDA Warehouse Management and Labour Management in the U.S.  FourPL penned the first client deal for the partnership in early 2017 with a large Australian retailer. The partners implemented JDA Warehouse Management and JDA Warehouse Labour Management, enabling the customer to manage and optimise warehouse activities across the organization, increase asset utilisation, reduce costs and improve service levels. The partnership has resulted in the creation of a joint venture, Open Sky Group PTY LTD. Anthony Hawkins, CEO of Open Sky Group PTY LTD says, “The joint venture enables a world class team that combines local experience with global JDA capabilities to deliver successful Warehouse and Labour Management software implementations to the Australasian market.” “We recognized the power of this partnership in action with the first project,’’ says Brett Findlay, CEO for FourPL. “As a leader in the Supply Chain and Logistics systems consulting field, FourPL can now bring even more capability and options to our customers.” “FourPL’s strategic consultative approach in Australia combined with Open Sky Group’s experience and agile, rapid implementation methodology used in the U.S. and now in the Australasian market, is a powerful offering for clients in those regions who want highly successful supply chains,” says Curt Sardeson, President of Open Sky Group. ABOUT FOURPL PTY LTD FourPL is Australian-owned with offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. The FourPL teams have extensive business, supply chain and system experience and work with customers to review, source and implement workable and stable solutions for ERP, supply chain and procurement software challenges. FourPL are independent in providing innovative software products, packaged and cloud solutions and advisory services and work with a number of leading technology solution providers to provide customers with the best possible solution outcome. ABOUT The OPEN SKY GROUP, LLC (OPEN SKY GROUP) The Open Sky Group, LLC (Open Sky Group) specializes in services for WMS, Labor and TMS software implementations and is a gold level reseller of JDA Software products. Open Sky Group strives every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for implementing supply chain solutions. The rapid and successful entry into the Australasian market in 2017 expands Open Sky Group’s global reach and scale. Contact: Open Sky Group Pty Ltd. Tracy PoultonMarketing Manager+61 404 557 032 www.osg.com.au FourPL engages prominent CIO Chris Fechner in advisory role 2013-04-22T08:30:16Z fourpl-engages-prominent-cio-chris-fechner-in-advisory-role Aussie company FourPL has appointed Chris Fechner, a prominent CIO with strong experience in the Transportation and Rail industries, to a customer advisory role focussing on supply chain and IT strategy and governance. Fechner has joined FourPL from Queensland Transport and Main Roads, where he worked as CIO having previously been with Queensland Rail where he oversaw the ICT program to legally and functionally separate QR Ltd into two companies. During this time, QR also won a Customer Awards from SAP for Best Visibility Project using event management to improve the coal billing process and delivering significant benefits to the company.Anthony Hawkins, CEO, FourPL, says Fechner brings a customer CIO perspective to the business. “Chris brings a customer CIO perspective to our business and what we do. It reinforces our focus on building and delivering value to customers around through clear, practical roadmaps together with benefits identification and realisation programs.” said Anthony Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, FourPL.Working with FourPL is a great opportunity to get across the leading edge of supply chain solutions, says Fechner.“My long history in transport and logistics from both an operator's and regulator's perspective will bring an in-depth perspective on the customer side, enabling FourPL to better address CIO specific requirements. Above all, I am looking forward to sitting on the consultant's side of the table to hone my commercial skills around negotiation, strategy, and executive engagement in preparation for my next CIO challenge” he says Local supply chain specialist FourPL and Q Data USA sign Partnering Agreement 2012-06-27T01:49:47Z local-supply-chain-specialist-fourpl-and-q-data-usa-sign-partnering-agreement SYDNEY, Australia -FourPL announced today that it has signed a strategic partnering agreement for ANZ with Q Data USA, a North American based SAP implementation specialist. Q Data USA is a leader in the SAP Event Management and SAP Business Objects Event Insight field. For local ANZ SAP customers, the partnership offers opportunities to improve visibility and responsiveness in their supply chain,increase throughput and reduce risk around disruption. Both FourPL and Q Data USA are SAP partners and the partnership is in place to share capability, customer experiences and investments in research, systems and IP. “The partnership provides FourPL customers the option to extend their capability around SAP Event Management and in particular, to be able to offer their customers improved supply chain visibility and risk reduction options.” said Anthony Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, FourPL. “The partnership provides global experiences and an extended customer network with access to learning’s from early adopters in mature overseas markets, thought leadership and knowledge sharing and extending the breadth of niche skills available to service customers. FourPL will continue to bring local Australian knowledge and experience to ensure solutions meet customer requirements.” Q Data USA have capability in training and education which will also assist customers in building support capability and self-reliance. “It's exciting to have found another company, in FourPL, with similar ideals and values to ours. Together we will continue to work and grow as the thought leaders in the SAP TM and SAP EM space by integrating these solutions to deliver even more value to our client’s supply chain initiatives” said Kevin Wilson, Event Visibility Practice Lead for Q Data USA’s SAP Event Management practice. Q Data USA is a business solution provider for companies running SAP and other complex ERP initiatives. By changing behaviour and applying business rules that leave users with a complete understanding of end to end processes, Q Data USA assists companies in receiving a real return on their ERP investment. SAP Event Management projects, inspired by Q Data USA’s innovative approach, have proven to cut time and costs for various industries and customers like Insight Enterprises, Asics and HD Supply. FourPL will continue to support industries with a core focus around manufacturing and distribution of products, such as CPG/FMCG, manufacturing, retail distribution, mining, and logistics providers. About FourPLFourPL is a 100% Australian owned company that specialises in providing SAP based supply chain integration solutions to the market. We deliver locally and partner globally to bring the best in technology and supply chain expertise to our customer. At FourPL we are loyal to our customers, and you can be confident that we get it…teamwork, commitment, depth and accountability produces sustainable results. For more information, visit www.fourpl.com.au .About Q Data USAQ Data USA is a member of The Business Maturity Group that supports and promotes Business Maturity – which is the leverage of technology to meet business goals. Q Data USA’s solutions and Maturity Methodology helps organizations increase their Implementation Maturity that allows them to successfully implement complex initiatives and enhance the overall organizational experience. Q Data USA assists organizations to balance the art and science behind implementing complex SAP solutions. For more information, visit www.qdatausa.com. ORTEC and local supply chain specialist FourPL sign Reseller Agreement. 2012-04-02T04:06:42Z ortec-and-local-supply-chain-specialist-fourpl-sign-reseller-agreement SYDNEY, Australia - 2 April 2012–ORTEC announcedtoday that FourPL, an Australia owned supply chain integration solution provider,has signed as a new reseller and services partner for ANZ. With customers facing increasing distribution costs, the partnership brings opportunities to local customers running SAP logistics to generate significant transportation and productivity savings through optimizing supply chain execution processes.“FourPL have partnered with ORTEC to bring a series of specific products to customers in ANZ around SAP supply chain Optimisation. These products assist customers in driving improved productivity and utilisation of assets through the planning and execution processes around product distribution” said Alan Thomas, Joint Managing Director, ORTEC Australia & New Zealand Pty Limited. “We see alignment in our SAP solution strong offering and FourPL’s SAP supply chain specialization and local market knowledge.” ORTEC LEO (Logistics Execution Optimizer) is a solution directly integrated in SAP ERP, optimizing the complete process for the distribution of goods from carton, pallet and load space optimization, order picking planning and controlling, paperless picking through to route planning. ORTEC has 1,650 customers worldwide, operating in more than 60 countries, including specific industries supporting Transportation, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Oil Gas and Chemicals, Manufacturing and Construction, Public and Professional Services and Health Care. FourPL will provide SAP customers with the LEO optimization solutions for carton, pallet, load and vehicle optimization together with the route optimization offering. They will look to support industries with core a focus around manufacturing and distribution of products, such as CPG/FMCG, manufacturing, retail distribution, mining, and logistics providers. ORTEC already has 10 customers in ANZ running their solutions.“Customers in the Australian and New Zealand markets are being forced to do more with increasing distribution costs, together with the retail sector growth in online sales and related increases in distribution requirements” said Anthony Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, FourPL.“Joining forces with ORTEC allows us to add value to SAP customers in optimizing their supply chain execution processes and supports our existing offerings around SAP warehousing and transport management. We can now deliver further productivity and efficiency gains to customers, with significant savings shown through more accurate transport planning. The solution also fits our focus around packaged solutions which provide certainty and rapid ROI to customers.”About ORTECAs market leader in supply chain planning and optimization software software, ORTEC is one of the largest providers of advanced planning and optimization software solutions and consulting services. Our solutions result in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting and network planning. ORTEC provides best-of-breed, custom made and SAP certified and embedded solutions, supported by strategic partnerships. In the area of Advanced Planning Solutions, ORTEC has over 1,650 customers worldwide, over 550 employees and offices in Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific Region. For more information, visit www.ortec.com.About FourPLFourPL is a 100% Australian owned information technology company that provides SAP based supply chain integration solutions to the market. The company provides solutions for customers that use SAP software to support their supply chain functions.At FourPL we are loyal to our customers, and you can be confident that we get it…teamwork, commitment, depth and accountability produces sustainable results.For more information, visitwww.fourpl.com.au.* SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.