Kewill Acquires LeanLogistics - Global Trade Magazine
  May 13th, 2016 | Written by

Kewill Acquires LeanLogistics

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  • LeanLogistics’ cloud-based platform manages $10 billion of freight spend for customers.
  • Kewill CEO: Our platform will help accelerate LeanLogistics’ growth through leveraging our European and Asian networks.
  • Dan Dershem, CEO, LeanLogistics “There is power in combining with a global supply chain execution company.”

Kewill, a provider of software for supply chain execution, has announced agreement to purchase LeanLogistics from parent Brambles, Limited.

LeanLogistics is a global leader in transportation solutions for shippers, with hundreds of TMS customers across the U.S. and Europe, and a supporting network of over 14,000 carriers. The company’s cloud-based platform reliably manages and optimizes over $10 billion of annualized freight spend for their customers.

“LeanLogistics’ solutions are feature rich, highly scalable and managed by a skilled team and we are excited to support the ongoing growth and investment in LeanLogistic’s platform,” said Doug Braun, CEO of Kewill. “We believe our global platform will help accelerate LeanLogistics already impressive growth through leveraging our extensive European and Asian networks.”

“As we strive to deliver value for our customers every day, there is power in combining with a global supply chain execution company,” said Dan Dershem, CEO of LeanLogistics. “The global transportation market is ready for a clear leader.”

Kewill MOVE is a comprehensive supply chain platform that enables shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and customs brokers to move product around the globe. “We see LeanTMS as a huge step forward for Kewill,” said Jim Hoefflin, president and COO of Kewill. “New components, like LeanDex for freight rate indexing, have applicability across many of our 7,500 customers. And when you combine our two carrier networks, we will have by far the largest in North America.”

The MOVE platform provides additional components currently unavailable in LeanTMS. Chris Timmer, Chief Commercial Officer of LeanLogistics said, “We believe we can quickly integrate some key capabilities into LeanTMS such as yard management, deficit rating, shipment tracking and settlement for rail, to more comprehensively serve the needs of our customers. We also see the opportunity to accelerate our parcel functionality while being able to add entirely new customs and compliance capabilities.”

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