Flash Global Logistics Adopts the Esri Platform

Location Analytics Will Help Leading Third-Party Logistics Provider Streamline Service to Customers Worldwide

February 25, 2014

Redlands, California—Esri announces that Flash Global Logistics, a global aftermarket third party logistics (3PL) service provider for mission-critical service parts and product logistics, has adopted the Esri ArcGIS platform. Flash's staff can now use location information to manage complex delivery schedules and monitor drivers and inventory throughout the day. It helps provide customers with the high-quality service they expect.

"ArcGIS complements Flash's clients' network optimization processes by enhancing output visualizations and improving the turnaround time for complex analysis of network statistical data," says Douglas Ray, director of quality and performance for Flash. "Network optimization adds a tremendous value to all Flash clients globally. It reduces costs and ensures service-level agreements are consistently met."

Using ArcGIS technology, Flash can combine information from many sources to view supply chain operations including logistics activities and trends by location. This allows Flash to proactively plan business by more effectively managing service-level agreements. It also takes the guesswork out of the strategic movement, management, and tracking of critical parts and products worldwide.

"We are pleased to provide technology that will help Flash provide even better service globally for its customers," says Wolfgang Hall, logistics industry manager at Esri. "GIS and location analytics help combine the intelligence that Flash needs to know about market conditions and delivery service requirements to help streamline the supply chain."

For more information on Esri solutions for the logistics market, visit esri.com/logistics.

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About Flash Global Logistics

Headquartered in New Jersey (USA), Flash Global Logistics (Flash) specializes in critical parts supply chain solutions with its full suite of global aftermarket and reverse services and leading emerging markets offerings. For 30 years, Flash has helped companies who prefer to work with a global, single-source, third party logistics provider to effectively manage their critical inventories and time critical deliveries, in order to meet their service level agreements. Flash solutions include: transportation services, IOR/EOR capabilities in 80 countries, flexible distribution center programs and reverse logistics offerings. And its leading edge critical parts management system tool—FlashTrac, supports its global services and innovative solutions.

From its in-region and in-country personnel to the far-reaching presence of its five regional command centers, 700+ forward stocking locations and 21 multi-client DCs located across six continents, it's no wonder why our roster of Fortune 1000 customers and industry leaders rely on us to get the job done. For more information, visit www.flashlogistics.com.

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