NORFOLK, VA and FORT WAYNE, IN - To help shippers easily track shipments across transportation modes, MODALGISTICS, a leader in supply chain solutions, and TransWorks, a leader in business process automation, have combined their transportation management systems to create a new Web-based application.
"We are offering customers the best that both companies provide," said MODALGISTICS President David Lawson. "Integrating MODALGISTICS' over-the-rail visibility with TransWorks' over-the-road capabilities will give shippers end-to-end visibility."
"The new application provides shippers with automated solutions that cut across the different business processes created by using various modes of transportation," added TransWorks' President Tim Minnich.
The Web-based application (see www.modalgistics.com) includes carrier tendering and selection; bill of lading creation and transmission; pickup and delivery scheduling; equipment/yard management; and visibility of both inbound and outbound orders from suppliers and customers. Automated back-office processing, such as document management and auto-payment, also are employed to complete the loop on the entire shipment process.
MODALGISTICS, a Norfolk Southern business unit, provides consulting, technology and operational support to maximize supply chain efficiency within the industrial manufacturing and commodity-based business sectors. MODALGISTICS enables its customers to increase the efficiency and visibility of their supply and distribution networks through Internet-based technology, strategic supply chain consulting, data management and outsourced operational support.
TransWorks, www.trnswrks.com, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern. Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., it develops and implements automated transportation technology and services and provides integrated, end-to-end solutions for carriers, shippers and transportation intermediaries.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation's premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates 21,500 route miles in 22 states, the District of Columbia and Ontario, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. NS operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is the nation's largest rail carrier of automotive parts and finished vehicles.
For further information contact:
(Media) Susan Terpay, 757-823-5204
(MODALGISTICS) Michael Miller, 404-962-5909, firstname.lastname@example.org
(TransWorks) Rick Whitmore, 260-487-4470, email@example.com
(Investors) Leanne McGruder, 757-629-2861
Norfolk Southern Corporation