Thursday, November 24, 2011

Damco Wins Plaudits For Freight And Supply Chain Management App

More developments set for the future
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WORLDWIDE – Freight forwarder and supply chain specialists Damco has had it’s new web portal application – myDamco – hailed as "one of the leading web solutions" in the logistics industry by one of the world’s top IT research and advisory companies.

In a report by Gartner Consulting myDamco was praised for its’ customer focused innovations which presents information across the supply chain in a personalised and flexible format.

Peter Suhr, senior managing partner at Gartner, noted that next year e-business maturity is expected to grow significantly in the logistics sector. But while the sector as a whole is burgeoning, Damco has – in just one year – steamed ahead of the competition.

"Damco has achieved the biggest growth. In 2010 Damco had little or no customer-directed IT services. Today, the company offers a mature and competitive solution," Mr. Suhr said.

In June, Damco became one of the first in the logistics industry to introduce mobile tracking on iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones. And in the pipeline are plans to enable secured information such as dashboards on mobile devices. Social technologies may also be adopted which allow even closer cooperation with customers.

Damco’s CCO Martin Thaysen said that: "The acknowledgment from Gartner tells us we are meeting – even exceeding – the market's expectations.

"We have moved ahead because we maintain constant dialogue with our customers. Their input drives us to deliver what they need, and even go beyond their wishes.

"It's a highly competitive market, but we feel sure that our customer facing solutions will help us keep valued customers, and attract new ones."