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Kamino International Logistics Strengthens Its Supply Chain Solutions to Its 3PLCustomers with SPS Commerce’s Outsourced EDI

Posted by Media Relations on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 - Comments »

Outsourced EDI Services Delivers Improved Supply Chain Visibility to Suppliers and a Competitive Advantage to KaminoMinneapolis, Minn., April 9, 2008 – SPS Commerce, the leading provider of SaaS EDI services, today announces that its partnership with Kamino International Logistics, a leading 3PL in North America and worldwide, has successfully teamed SPS’ outsourced EDI capabilities with Kamino’s global supply chain solutions for small and medium-sized American enterprises importing and selling goods to major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and other U.S. retailers.Today, Kamino offers vendors a flexible, outsourced logistics solution to the traditional fixed costs of physical, company-owned warehouses as well as global visibility into their supply chain using SPS’ SaaS EDI services to ensure data compliance with their retail customers.By partnering and outsourcing Kamino’s EDI department to SPS Commerce, Kamino is able to provide competitive and flexible solutions to its 3PL customers. Electronic documents such as purchase orders, advance ship notices (ASNs) and UCC 128 barcode label data can now be sent to thousands of supplier/retailer combinations with ease and confidence of data integrity.“Consumer packaged goods manufacturers face a double-edged sword when dealing with big box stores,” said Lesley Hume, Vice President Sales and Marketing – USA at Kamino. “Of course they want to grow their business and sell to the big-name retailers, yet owning and maintaining the necessary EDI software to interface with these large and complex organizations can break the bank. Kamino has freed itself, and its 3PL customers, from the restrictive software EDI model by opting to outsource our EDI to SPS Commerce and using their pre-built maps already in use by other vendors.”By leveraging SPS’ EDI services, Kamino has:- Increased market share in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) vertical- Improved its ability to compete with major logistics companies- Created the ability to sell a complete supply chain solution including an EDI component to the Retail Vertical Market Sector quickly and economically- Enabled its customer to focus more on selling their products and not worry about logistics, fines, mis-ships and chargebacks- Reduced internal IT costs- Provided green or environmentally-friendly options using outsourced EDI to significantly reduce traditional high paper volume and transportation usage“The collaboration/integration between Kamino and SPS Commerce’s outsourced EDI solution is innovative because it has created a robust, flexible and competitive solution to SME businesses that they may not have had, or would have to pay prohibitive pricing for that would create a barrier to enter the marketplace,” said Lesley Hume.“We are pleased to have Kamino as a strategic partner within SPS’ ecosystem,” said Archie Black, president and CEO of SPS Commerce. “We have seen the combined solution benefit many suppliers, including Body Glide, to improve their supply chain visibility and compliance with important retail customers. SPS is honored to be an integrated part of this leading 3PL’s logistics solution to the CPG industry.”Download SPS’ latest whitepaper on SaaS EDI.About Kamino International LogisticsKamino is an award-winning global logistics provider and freight forwarder founded in New York in 1969. The company operates 32 facilities in major global markets. Combine these with an extensive network of agent partners and Kamino provides global supply chain solutions tailored to meet our clients’ specific and unique needs.Not only is Kamino an industry leader in freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing and logistics and distribution, but its global approach to supply chain includes its awareness of the environment and the local communities where we live and work.Kamino is committed to the protection of the environment by controlling the impact of our operations. Kamino has to use trucks and airplanes to facilitate its business, but we only use approved ENV suppliers when possible and continually search new service applications to reduce the impact of our activity on the environment. For more information, visit www.kamino.com.About SPS CommerceSPS Commerce is the leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) B2B integration, connecting every partner in the supply chain. Retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs have selected SPS Commerce as their outsourced provider to automate and integrate their trading relationships. Using the SaaS model, SPS Commerce dramatically lowers setup and on-going costs, along with the time and risks of traditional EDI software by outsourcing the entire B2B communication process. The company’s offerings leverage its multi-tenant architecture, multi-party sharing, comprehensive knowledge of thousands of retailer’s business processes and specifications and integration expertise with a variety of systems for accounting (Great Plains, Quickbooks, MAS series), ERP (Oracle, NetSuite, SAP), packing and shipping (Agile, InSite, Scancode), and WMS (HighJump, Infor, Manhattan Associates). SPS Commerce is the recognized SaaS leader in B2B integration with more than 10,000 recurring revenue customers, pre-built integrations spanning 2,700 unique fulfillment workflows across 1,200 retailers, grocers and distributors, a customer satisfaction rate of 93% and the most comprehensive SaaS product suite available. SPS Commerce is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For additional information, please contact SPS Commerce at 866-245-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.com.SPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc. SPSCommerce.net and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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