EFL implements Infor supply chain platform

  • August 21, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

Logistic provider EFL Global is implementing the Infor Nexus supply chain platform and joining its logistics service provider (LSP) community.

EFL will leverage the machine learning and predictive analytic capabilities of the Nexus platform to enhance its supply chain operations and better serve its clients.

Infor Nexus, a single-instance multi-enterprise business network platform, optimises the flow of goods, information and capital from source to delivery and payment. It empowers businesses to boost their overall supply chain performance, improve on-time delivery and customer service, reduce costs, free up working capital, and enhance partner relationships.

With the integration of the Nexus platform, EFL should gain a greater level of visibility, insight and collaboration throughout its entire supply chain. Real-time signals, precise ETAs and community data on the network should help EFL provide accurate container event data, anticipate industry disruptions and reduce costs for its clients. The company should also benefit from the broader ecosystem and can leverage Infor Nexus’ 20 years of global network data, applying machine learning and artificial intelligence into predictive modelling.

“As EFL Global continues to grow its portfolio of services, we are excited to expand our order management services and capabilities with the Infor Nexus network,” said Erika Babcock, senior director at EFL. “With this network, EFL can offer clients a full range of services, enabling a complete end-to-end supply chain. The Infor Nexus network enables our clients to have full visibility of their supply chains so they can optimise lead times, obtain visibility to industry disruptions, and reduce costs.”

By leveraging the platform, EFL can combine status updates from carriers and partners with live GPS location data to give a complete view of where a shipment is, where it’s going, and when it will get there. Its clients should also benefit from community data on the network that can alert them to events such as port delays, bad weather, labour issues and other problems that could impact their shipments.

“Through the use of predictive analytics, EFL can generate and provide accurate container event data along with precise ETAs, all via real-time updates,” Babcock said. “Dashboards and reporting will enable clients to have up-to-date information and manage by exception, while at the same time provide them end-to-end visibility of their supply chain.”

Heidi Benko, vice president at Infor Nexus, added: “Having a connected supply chain, the end-to-end visibility and the insights has never been more critical. We are very excited to have EFL Global join our LSP community so they can provide their clients with intelligent insights to run a smarter supply chain and improve the overall client experience.”

Ohio-based EFL Global is a supply chain and logistics provider offering transportation, warehousing and distribution, customs brokerage and compliance, and more. It has more than 3000 employees across 39 countries.

Infor Nexus connects a network of over 85,000 brands, retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, logistics providers and banks on single-instance network platform to orchestrate global supply chain processes seamlessly from source to delivery and payment.

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