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Award for logistics management application

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article image Howard Critchley (right) with presenter Dr John Gattorna, at the National Logistics and Supply Chain Awards.

TNT Logistics has won the Logistics Association Australia 2002 Information Management Award - the Len Smith Trophy.

The award recognises the significance of the development and implementation of 'Matrix' (formerly known as Vector 21), an internet-enabled supply chain event management and logistics application.

'Matrix' manages and provides total visibility of transport operations for TNT Logistics' customers, to deliver productivity and enhanced competitiveness across the supply chain.

It encompasses the real time exchange of information between stakeholders of customer's demand schedules, supplier's fulfilment capability and carrier pickup and delivery monitoring.

'Matrix' integrates a number of technologies such as internet, GPRS, integrated voice response, portal applications and dynamic route scheduling into one system.

It also incorporates many innovations including the sharing of information via the internet across the supply chain, supply chain event management and transport optimisation.

Visibility and accuracy of critical supply chain data is markedly improved with 'Matrix'. The system provides significant benefits in terms of service levels and savings to customers, suppliers and carriers.

'Matrix' will be the focus of a presentation by Howard Critchley, Managing Director of TNT Logistics at the Smart 2003 Conference, being held in Sydney on March 26 and 27, 2003.

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