Univar USA partners with Odyssey Logistics
Nov 1, 2006 12:00 PM
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp announced that chemical distributor Univar USA Inc has entered into a strategic partnership with Odyssey for all of its inbound bulk and package transportation management. This includes carrier selection, contracting, management and payment as well as access to Odyssey's network of commercial carriers.
Univar's partnership with Odyssey is part of a larger, strategic step within the company's distribution supply chain to add inbound logistics support and expertise. Odyssey will deploy its transportation management technology in order to improve efficiencies and provide the functionality necessary to manage this complex network. The Odyssey service offering will allow Univar to centralize, standardize, and automate all inbound activity. The information will be available to Univar in real-time with visibility and data management.
The Odyssey Global Logistics Platform will be integrated within several key points in the Univar supply chain, including procurement, accounts payable, IT, and logistics. The company plans to transition existing operations to Odyssey over the next 12 to 18 months.
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