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Finning (Canada) Deploys Maddocks Systems Inc. as New Transportation Management Solution


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Maddocks Systems Inc., a leading supplier of transportation software solutions and the developers of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win), has been deployed as the new transportation management solution (TMS) provider for Finning (Canada). The Maddocks solution has been rolled out across 35 Western Canada branch divisions of Finning (Canada) to provide an increased level of visibility of the organizations complete transportation requirements.

”Before introducing the Maddocks solution we had limited visibility of our day-to-day transportation activities and shipping costs,” explained Ernie Daniels Assistant Transportation Manager of Finning (Canada). “We now have an accurate snap shot of inbound and outbound movements across all branch locations which has helped increase efficiency.”

With annual transportation costs of approximately $40 Million per year it was important for Finning (Canada) to introduce a TMS package that would help lower costs and had the flexibility to fit their unique operation. The Maddocks software is used to manage equipment movements, plan the shipment of individual parts and organize inbound-outbound shipments from warehouse locations.

“One of the largest ROI’s we have identified is the ability for our sales team to quickly provide accurate shipment options to customers based on delivery requirements,” added Daniels. “By seamlessly referencing 450 rate sheets the customer is ensured the lowest cost for the service level required.”

Other specific benefits of the new system for Finning (Canada) branch locations will be attained through web enabled online features including: shipment and pick up requests, bill of lading generation, track and trace capability, invoice viewing, rate quoting and inbound/outbound shipment details.

Finning (Canada) is the Caterpillar dealer for Western Canada, serving Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Finning (Canada) sells, services and finances the full line of Caterpillar and complementary equipment throughout its sales territory. Finning (Canada) based in Edmonton, Alberta is represented by 41 branches, 4 depots and 23 residencies. There are 2,717 employees in Canadian operations.

Founded in 1981, Maddocks Systems Inc. (www.maddockssystems.com) is a leading provider of software solutions exclusively to the transportation and logistics industry. With over 450 installed systems, Maddocks is the number one provider of Windows client-server trucking software solutions.



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