CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 -- 'The Supply Chain Cloud,' the body set up by the European Supply Chain Institute (ESCI) to educate on and promote the applications of Cloud Computing to the Supply Chain, welcomes Integration Point, a provider of global trade management solutions, as a partner to the project. The European Supply Chain Institute is focused on improving visibility in the supply chain by the effective use of Information & Communication Technologies (ICT).
As a Global Trade Management (GTM) Solution provider, Integration Point provides trade management and trade compliance solutions to its customers via the Cloud. Companies utilizing Integration Point GTM are able to manage global trade operations via one platform that connects all parties in the supply chain, provides up-to-date regulatory information, and assists with maintaining compliance when moving goods across borders. Integration Point will be a key partner providing information on Cloud based GTM processes and best practices to the ESCI project.
The mission of 'The Supply Chain Cloud' is to demystify the Cloud and address its applications when it comes to Supply Chain Management.
Cloud Computing promises to deliver more visibility throughout the supply chain and enable collaboration between all trading partners in the network.
However, much of the cloud computing information available today is very generic and does not recognise the fact that different industries will approach and engage with the cloud in different ways.
This is especially true of the supply chain where data governance and compliance issues are particularly important as organisations operate in diverse locations globally.
'The Supply Chain Cloud' will address the information requirements of the supply chain in regards to cloud computing and how the cloud can be deployed to enhance supply chain visibility.
"Without a doubt, the emergence of cloud computing as a delivery model for IT Applications and Services is very exciting and promises to transform the supply chain and how all trading partners collaborate globally. The quest for supply chain visibility means that the supply chain is an ideal industry for the cloud, due to the sheer number of partners and suppliers involved in a multinational supply chain who must collaborate to manufacture and distribute products," states John Connors, CEO of The Supply Chain Cloud.
"Moving goods though a global supply chain has become increasingly more complex over the last few years," said Michiko Lloyd, Director of Global Solutions at Integration Point. "With this has come the need for companies to become more automated in their handling of import/export for their global operations. We see the Cloud as an imperative part of GTM, and are excited at this opportunity to work with ESCI."
About Integration Point
A leading provider of global trade management solutions, Integration Point provides import and export capabilities, up-to-date regulatory information for 150+ countries and connectivity to supply chain partners and government agencies across the world. Built on a single, web-based platform, Integration Point allows organizations to manage trade programs and comply with global regulatory requirements while improving visibility and realizing savings. Integration Point provides solutions for: import/export management, supply chain security, entry validation, denied party screening, product classification, free trade agreement qualification, foreign-trade zones, and global duty deferral program management.
About 'The Supply Chain Cloud'
The Supply Chain Cloud' is the body set up by the European Supply Chain Institute to educate on and promote the applications of the Cloud to the Supply Chain. The organisation works with the European Commission, industry bodies, end users and cloud computing vendors in order to develop vertical industry specific Cloud Computing Supply Chain information.
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