Gelnius launches new technology platform


Gelnius has launched a new technology platform – a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution aiming to reinvent the way global supply chains work.

The Gelnius technology was originally developed from SEKO Logistics technology, which manages about 150,000 outbound finished goods inventory movements a year.

It helps firms in the retail, manufacturing, high-tech, medical, aerospace, defense, security and aviation sectors, enabling them to achieve significant cost savings and better information as they can better manage the movement of their goods across their entire global network of vendors, customers, legacy systems, distribution centres, sales channels and partners.

Gelnius’ software platform is available in three different variants – TMS Lite coming in August 2017, Marketplace is launching in September 2017, and Enterprise – the most comprehensive and customisable order management platform helping large multinational companies streamline their entire order to cash process from inception to consumption.

Gelnius says the technology’s ability to save money is based on customers achieving reduced transportation cost and better management of administration overhead as well as cost savings linked to visibility of all freight transactions on a single platform, managing non-compliant suppliers and improved reporting, business intelligence and supply chain visibility.

Gelnius chief commercial officer, Marc Gross says companies that fail to keep pace with new technologies risk missing out on substantial business efficiencies. “We can empower companies to make smarter decisions that have huge financial benefits.

“There has been little change in logistics technology for many years, but now the growth of the industry – public platforms, the cloud, smart devices and the technological possibilities to connect the previously disparate parts – is exponential.

“In any supply chain there are many different parties, people and roles – both internal and external – each with their own disjointed systems; freight forwarders, 3PL’s, parcel couriers, ERP systems, financial systems, in-house warehouse systems and so on.

“They all need to work together ‘in-sync’ so Gelnius connects to each one and brings that fresh data into a separate environment – giving the customer an unprecedented level of transparency and visibility.

“This is one big step towards a form of ‘virtual forwarding’, where companies are able to cut many elements out of the process – creating a carrier-neutral platform where they can buy how they want, and route how they want, on their own terms.

“In short, we aim to not only cover a customer’s original investment, but to generate a multiple fold return on investment – and we’re talking about a more strategic investment and far lower risk in the first place.”