The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-20T05:52:19Z BluJay and FourPL Partner to Accelerate Digital Transformation in Supply Chain 2021-04-20T05:52:19Z blujay-and-fourpl-partner-to-accelerate-digital-transformation-in-supply-chain Melbourne, Australia – April 19, 2021 – BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of global supply chain software and services, today announces its partnership with FourPL, a leading Australian IT consulting company specialising in supply chain and procurement. “FourPL is well recognised within ANZ for its expertise in the logistics and supply chain industry, as well as being known for its consulting arm. It has an in-depth understanding of the local market and allows us to expand our reach among logistics and supply chain customers in ANZ,” said Katie Kinraid, General Manager, APAC at BluJay Solutions. “Given FourPL’s extensive reach in the region and robust advisory services across spend management, logistics execution, and supply chain visibility, it was a natural choice to partner with FourPL in the region. We’re thrilled to be joining forces with the FourPL team and look forward to a very fruitful partnership,” Kinraid concluded. BluJay’s digital platforms including Transportation Management for Shippers, LSP Platform (TMS for Logistics Service Providers), and MobileSTAR help customers to improve efficiency and visibility in their supply chains. Technology benefits have gained importance throughout the pandemic, which has accelerated a focus on supply chain resiliency and innovation to help companies better navigate economic and geopolitical factors that can disrupt their supply chains. The partnership expands BluJay’s scope in ANZ across the transport management, freight forwarding, and logistics service providers markets. The news comes on the back of local customer wins for BluJay, which include Aramex and Flyjac. Today a robust network of shippers, suppliers, carriers, digital freight networks, and visibility platforms transact more than $18 billion in freight annually in BluJay’s transportation network. Commenting on the partnership, Brett Findlay, CEO at FourPL, said: “As a global specialist in the supply chain and logistics space, the BluJay brand further enhances our existing portfolio of global partner and leading-edge technology solution providers we offer our customers. Together with BluJay, we’re looking forward to helping our customers across the region gain greater value through technology to help ensure the best possible outcome.” FourPL customers include many blue-chip Australian companies across multiple industries and six major logistics service providers. About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and business spend management solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We have specialist systems expertise within the domains of Spend Management, Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility and provide procurement and supply chain system advisory, implementation, support and operational services for our customers. Our focus is helping large companies recognise where they can gain value with technology, understand how a technology initiative is performing, help them buy a solution, or deliver the outcome/service they require. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. For more information, visit www.fourpl.com.au About BluJay Solutions BluJay Solutions helps companies around the world achieve excellence in logistics and trade compliance - it’s in our DNA. Through a blend of Data, Networks, and Applications, delivered in the BluJay Way, our DNA platform powers the Frictionless Supply Chain for thousands of the world’s leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers. To learn more, visit: www.blujaysolutions.com, or follow us on Twitter @myblujay and LinkedIn. FourPL Announces Strategic Partnership with SnapLogic to Simplify and Accelerate Process Integrations 2020-10-26T03:41:08Z fourpl-announces-strategic-partnership-with-snaplogic-to-simplify-and-accelerate-process-integrations-1 Melbourne, 26 October: FourPL, a leading Australian IT consulting company specialising in supply chain and procurement, has announced a strategic partnership with SnapLogic, provider of the #1 Intelligent Integration Platform. The partnership will enable customers to seamlessly connect their Coupa and third-party systems, automating business processes faster and improving decision making. FourPL is a preferred SnapLogic reseller and consulting partner in Australia delivering a unified view in Spend Management (Coupa) and Business Automation. “We are excited about this partnership with SnapLogic and believe that we will be able to support our customers in integrating solutions and business processes in a much shorter time so they can start realising value from their cloud solutions that are common in today’s modern hybrid landscape,” says FourPL’s COO Chris Poulton. “Fast, seamless data flow across the end-to-end spend management supply chain provides organisations with the real-time visibility and control they require to effectively manage their spend and deliver faster value at lower costs,” says Brad Drysdale, Field CTO at SnapLogic. “FourPL has deep knowledge and expertise in spend management and understands the integration challenges organisations face. We’re excited to work with FourPL to help our customers integrate and automate their spend management processes and get the most out of every dollar.” SnapLogic’s self-service, AI-powered integration platform helps organisations connect applications and data sources, automate common workflows and business processes, and deliver exceptional experiences for customers, partners, and employees. Thousands of enterprises around the world rely on the SnapLogic platform to integrate, automate, and transform their business. -Ends-   About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Our focus is to help large companies recognise where they can gain value with technology, understand how a technology initiative is performing, help them buy a solution, or deliver the outcome/service they require. We have specialist systems expertise within the domains of Spend Management, Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. www.fourpl.com.au  FourPL Partners with FarEye to Bring Predictive Visibility to Customers in ANZ 2020-10-02T00:53:05Z fourpl-partners-with-fareye-to-bring-predictive-visibility-to-customers-in-anz Melbourne, 28 September 2020: FourPL, an Australian IT consulting company specialising in supply chain and procurement, has announced a partnership with FarEye, a leading logistics SaaS platform that enables brands to orchestrate, track, and optimize their logistics operations. In the current climate where the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated  offline and online convergence, the partnership brings predictive capability to help brands orchestrate, track, optimize and deliver goods faster. “FourPL are excited to announce our strategic partnership with FarEye. Our customers are demanding real-time visibility in their logistics operations and expect to know exactly when, where and how their goods will be delivered.” says Brett Findlay, CEO for FourPL. FarEye helps businesses to orchestrate logistics processes in a multi-enterprise & multi-stakeholder environment to ensure seamless & efficient movement of goods. FarEye’s platform is easy-to-use, and easy-to-implement supported by its business process management engine and built-in extensive repository of industry best practices. The leading machine-learning based platform is empowering global enterprises to shrink delivery time by up to 27%, increase courier productivity by up to 15%, eliminate risks by up to 57%, and achieve operational excellence. “Today's increasingly customer-centric economy requires integrated and value-added capabilities to achieve competitive advantage. FarEye helps organizations to maximize productivity & minimize risk while continuously making logistics operations efficient. We are passionate about making movement of goods a positive experience through innovation, deployment of industry best processes and constant improvement. We make organizations future-ready by differentiating their offerings & making them best in class. This enables them to drive expected behaviours and underpin broader business objectives. “says Kushal Nahata, CEO & Co-founder, FarEye. About FarEye FarEye is a logistics SaaS platform that is making deliveries customer-centric for more than 150 enterprises across 20 countries including DHL, Amway, Hilti and Walmart. With 16+ Gartner mentions, FarEye is delivering a simplified, innovative and intuitive experience across the entire logistics ecosystem through real time visibility, multi-enterprise collaboration, last mile execution and customer experience management. About FourPL­­ FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We have specialist systems expertise within the domains of Spend Management, Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility and provide procurement and supply chain system advisory, implementation, support and operational services for our customers. Our focus is to help large companies recognise where they can gain value with technology, understand how a technology initiative is performing, help them buy a solution, or deliver the outcome/service they require. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. For more information, visit www.fourpl.com.au  FourPL Leadership Announcement 2020-09-23T05:37:52Z fourpl-leadership-announcement Media Release Melbourne, 23 September 2020.  FourPL, a leading Australian IT consulting company specialising in supply chain and spend management, is excited to welcome back founding member and partner, Anthony Hawkins to the FourPL fold after his secondment at Open Sky Group Pty Ltd as CEO. For the past three years, Anthony successfully led Joint Venture organisation, Open Sky Group Pty Ltd from concept, through to the appointment of an external CEO, Ian Drummond. Anthony will assume the role as Chief Strategy Officer allowing him to focus on supporting our customers around strategy, innovation and technology adoption. Along with Anthony’s focus on strategy and innovation he will also lead our Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility service line.  Reflecting on his move back to FourPL, Anthony said: “I am relishing the opportunity to guide FourPL and our customers as they leverage technology, to capitalise on the opportunities that the market disruption creates for us.” We are delighted to have Anthony back in our FourPL Team” says Brett Findlay, FourPL CEO.  “Under Anthony’s strategic leadership we are looking to provide our customers with more focused expertise and solutions.” Anthony is a highly experienced information technology professional, bringing business acumen, supply chain capability and information systems strategy to the business. Anthony’s ability to simplify complex problems and help his clients understand, visualise and articulate future directions for their information systems makes him an invaluable adviser. He is widely respected as an expert in his field and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars. About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Our focus is to help large companies recognise where they can gain value with technology, understand how a technology initiative is performing, help them buy a solution, or deliver the outcome/service they require. We have specialist systems expertise within the domains of Spend Management, Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. www.fourpl.com.au .     FourPL and Radaro Announce Strategic Partnership to Disrupt the Last Mile Delivery Space 2020-09-02T04:49:54Z fourpl-and-radaro-announce-strategic-partnership-to-disrupt-the-last-mile-delivery-space Melbourne, 2 September 2020: FourPL, a leading Australian IT consulting company specialising in supply chain and procurement, has announced a strategic partnership with Radaro, an Australian SaaS technology company, focused on enabling brands to own and control their last mile. The partnership will enable customers to bring transparency and visibility to cross-industry supply chain’s, facilitating real-time information from execution networks (owned and contracted) and actionable data for administration and operational teams.  Brands and delivery networks will now be able to standardise digital day-of-delivery customer engagement, generating performance measurement analytics and direct voice of customer (VoC) sentiment. “FourPL have recently launched our Supply Chain Visibility Service Line, brought about as a result of significant changes in the industry and customer expectations. Radaro were identified as a key technology partner as they enable our customers to nail the service delivery and retail-to-consumer know-how.” says FourPL’s CEO Brett Findlay. “With Radaro, consumers can now own, brand and dictate their delivery experience.” Radaro's MD Brenton Gill said “we watched the way Uber completely disrupted the world through customer experience and supplier control and recognised that every corporate would want to do the same within their own space, they just didn’t have the tech to execute. The data our technology generates is revolutionary. It is so much more than live tracking. We generate visibility and learnings from the field that clients leverage to improve their business and delivery processes.” -Ends- About Radaro Radaro is an enterprise technology platform that helps businesses dispatch, track and report on their logistics or service operations via the industry’s simplest and most agile software improving delivery efficiency by more than 25%. On the customer side, the fully customisable and branded, Uber-like tracking experience via a web browser, provides consumers with the driver’s moving location in real-time, a live ETA and the ability to rate the delivery experience. Since its commercial launch in January 2017, Radaro has rapidly secured more than 100 clients and is now a multi-million-dollar turnover business with year on year growth of 400%. www.radaro.com.au About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Our focus is to help large companies recognise where they can gain value with technology, understand how a technology initiative is performing, help them buy a solution, or deliver the outcome/service they require. We have specialist systems expertise within the domains of Spend Management, Logistics Execution and Supply Chain Visibility. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. www.fourpl.com.au . For further information relating to this press release, please contact: Tracy Poulton, Marketing Manager FourPL tracy.poulton@fourpl.com.au +61 404 557 032 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.