Clicklogistics Inc. and Cardinal Logistics Management said they have completed their efforts to integrate Cardinal’s dedicated delivery services and Clicklogistics’ Internet-based transportation system. This comes six months after Cardinal spun off its former subsidiary to be its own company.
Cardinal said the spin-off allowed Clicklogistics to develop its Internet-based system more fully and thereby provide a more comprehensive and customized product to shippers. For example, the two companies are now working with Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturer and distributor of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals.
Cardinal is helping Georgia-Pacific identify niche carriers to meet specific transportation needs, ensuring multiple carrier availability for just-in-time JIT orders and advising Georgia-Pacific of opportunities to guarantee backhauls from surrounding vendors and/or other Georgia-Pacific facilities in an effort to minimize rates.
Georgia-Pacific is also using Clicklogistics’ system for unbundled order entry, load tendering and carrier assignment functions, which allow Georgia-Pacific to communicate electronically with non-dedicated carriers and manage invoices for outside carrier rates and tariffs.
Both Cardinal and Clicklogistics see the Georgia-Pacific model as the future solution for larger, decentralized shippers.