WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (Tuesday, May 22, 2018) – Cloud Logistics, a leading innovator and provider of next-generation transportation management systems (TMS), is pleased to announce the renewal of a five-year TMS contract with Aeroflex USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastern Polymer Group (EPG).
Jodi Whalen, Transportation Manager at Aeroflex USA, said, “Initially I was skeptical about deploying and using Cloud Logistics’ TMS given we would be their first client. Having worked in transportation for 30 years at Fortune 500 companies where I gained vast knowledge of traditional TMS’s, multi-year implementations, and complex user interfaces, I was afraid that it would be too intrusive and expensive for our operation. After five years of uninterrupted service with Cloud Logistics running at Amazon Web Services and 25 seamless, zero-downtime upgrades, I cannot imagine the management of my shipments without our TMS. I didn’t think that it was possible to go live in a few weeks with “TMS Made Easy” but the system was designed with 3 decades of transportation expertise to eliminate past TMS ‘bad practices’ while delivering immediate ROI. The design makes it the simplest to use, fastest to deploy, and so configurable that we were able to wrap it around our business without customization.”
Two-thirds of the Cloud Logistics team is dedicated to product research and development to bring continuous technology innovation to its customers. This commitment to customer service and innovation of their award-winning platform led the Aeroflex team to their decision to continue the long-standing partnership. Clients who use Cloud Logistics have some of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the TMS industry according to Gartner Peer Insights. Customer satisfaction, unmatched innovative solutions, ease of deployment, and 2.5x year-over-year revenue growth resulted in Cloud Logistics being recognized in the Gartner 2018 TMS Magic Quadrant.
“We began our partnership with Cloud Logistics in December 2012 with a beta version to improve efficiencies across our global supply chain at a time when traditional TMS systems just weren’t cost effective,” stated Darrell Cameron, CFO of Aeroflex USA. “While the fundamental tenets of the system that drove our decision in 2012 remain the same, the tremendous number of new features and capabilities added since then make the decision to renew a no-brainer.”
With driver shortages, new ELD requirements, carrier capacity issues, and freight rates increasing everyday companies can no longer rely on spreadsheets and phone/email to secure capacity and the best rates. Darrell went on to say that he cannot imagine how a company today with thin margins can operate their business without a cloud-based TMS securing necessary capacity and providing improved visibility for better customer service.
Mark Nix, CEO and Founder of Cloud Logistics, added, “More companies are making transportation efficiencies a core focus to keep pace with increasing capacity constraints and demands to drive greater efficiencies and meet customer SLAs. We’re honored Aeroflex USA has chosen to extend our partnership based on the significant value they receive from Cloud Logistics. “TMS Made Easy” is a sticky solution because of our agile development approach, which delivers continued improvement to stay ahead of the other providers and Aeroflex USA validates this point with an additional five-year contract.”