Supply chain solution firm Q4 Logistics said today footwear giant Vans Inc has upgraded to Manhattan Associates' Logistics PRO TMS v6.0 to streamline transportation processes and eliminate waste.

According to Joseph Giles, chief information officer at Vans, the company is now able to automatically assign the best carrier based on the most advantageous price.

Packing list and bill of lading documents are created from Logistics PRO TMS, which means 80 per cent of orders now bypass the company's Traffic Office, saving more than 50 labour-hours per week.

"Q4 Logistics was a great resource for us, because they knew the product, and they have direct knowledge of our industry," Giles said. "Q4 provided us with a practical approach and methodology for our implementation that proved to be very cost effective. They helped ensure that the upgrade was done on time and on budget."
Q4 Logistics implements supply chain, manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation solutions.