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IAS Wins Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award

IAS Selected for Automation and Tracking of Work Orders and Connectivity to Motor Carrier Community

Oakland, CA, May 14, 2013 - International Asset Systems® (IAS), the leader in cloud-based solutions for intermodal transportation and global container shipping, announces winning a Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award for 2013. The annual award recognizes supply chain solution providers, consultants, and other organizations that have made a significant impact on clients’ supply chain operations. IAS was selected for work done for a top 5 (by volume) global freight forwarder that automated the management and tracking of container haulage work orders and directly connected the customer with their motor carrier community.

"IAS is pleased to be named to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award for the past two years for providing clients with increased first and last mile visibility, improved control of shipments, and full connectivity to their trading partners,” said Paul J. Crinks, CEO of IAS. “It is very rewarding to help our clients realize operational efficiencies and economic savings and it is an honor that someone we serve recommended us for this award.”

The freight forwarder that nominated IAS explained in the submission form, “The IAS platform has enabled us to connect to and leverage our community of carriers in the U.S. on a common platform, streamlining our processes and automating information flows across all parties. We are able to facilitate the dispatch, capture the delivery details, the POD, and the return of the container to the owner while providing backhaul opportunities and reduction of empty miles. The community of interconnected motor carriers and rail and ocean exchanges required for our point-to-point delivery responsibility and the monitoring and analytics such shared data provides has allowed us to deliver on our customer promise and our high level of service.”

IAS’ cloud-based DispatchManager simplifies the process of dispatching transport work orders between originators such as ocean carriers, 3PLs, NVOCCs, and BCOs and their motor carrier receivers with a reliable, easy-to-use, cloud-based solution that automates workflow and communications. DispatchManager streamlines drayage tender and assignment by eliminating the costly process of issuing transport work orders via email, fax, and phone. DispatchManager is the core module of the IAS Dispatch suite of solutions and provides a foundation for optimization, business intelligence, invoicing, and rate management.

"Our readers count on Supply & Demand Chain Executive for intelligence and decision-making information on solutions and best practices for supply chain transformation," said Barry Hochfelder, Editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we are featuring '100 Great Supply Chain Projects' that demonstrate the broad spectrum of opportunities for enabling excellence in the supply chain."

Through an online submission process, Supply & Demand Chain Executive collected information on supply chain transformation projects, including information on the objectives, scope, timeline and results of the project. The submissions were evaluated by the magazine's editorial staff primarily based on: ambitiousness/scope of the project; creative application of technologies/solutions/services used; extent of the business results/impact; and clarity of submission. The complete listing of the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 award winners will be available at and in the June issue of the publication.

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