Driven by a 10-year international growth objective, FM Logistic, leading logistics provider for manufacturers and retailers, responsible for optimizing their global supply chains, has again invested in Axway (NYSE Euronext : AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, to guide and support its data flow security, management and optimization strategy.
With a continually expanding ecosystem, FM Logistic faced new interoperability challenges across disparate information systems and data security flows between various stakeholders in the logistics chain. By implementing Axway 5 Suite, FM Logistic has been able to enhance customer and partner service and reduce risk, while ensuring end-to-end data flow traceability, by taking advantage of advanced integration technologies to adapt to its customers' present and future requirements.
The innovative approach to governing the flow of data enabled by the Axway 5 Suite has also helped FM Logistic to modernize its legacy B2B infrastructure. With a flexible and integrated infrastructure now in place, FM Logistic has been able to better manage its distribution operations and reduce risk of data loss through continuous visibility into data using configured dashboards.
"Axway's expertise in governing the flow of data was confirmed at every stage of our project implementation. Axway designed a solution that gives us end-to-end real-time visibility. This is a key factor in successful logistics where solving complexity across global distribution can be a competitive advantage," said Dominique Durant, IT Director, FM Logistic.
Technological challenges resulting from rapid international expansion
Since 1994, FM Logistic developed an international expansion strategy to target new markets including Asia, Russia and Brazil. With the resulting expansion increasing processing volumes to more than 34,000 business interactions per day across 300 partners and customers, FM Logistic needed to replace its existing information system, which would not have been able to effectively manage the increased data volumes. In order to transfer large files securely to all of these locations, as well as centrally administer and monitor its distributed data-transport architecture, FM Logistic deployed Axway 5 Suite to support growth by unifying the company's B2B and Managed File Transfer infrastructure. The solution provides optimized controls, security and data flow management, both internally and with partners and clients, by automatically integrating close to 30 applications spread across 12 countries.
FM Logistic is now relying on Axway 5 Suite, including Axway Integrator, Axway Gateway, Axway Sentinel and Axway Secure Transport, to govern all of its data flows including "unstructured" flows, such as email attachments used in processing document exchanges, including plans produced by research departments.
"We are focused on providing our customers with a comprehensive platform to govern all data flows, structured or otherwise, including equipping transport and logistics operators with a state-of-the-art B2B infrastructure based on speed, accuracy and operational efficiency," said Dean Hidalgo, executive vice president, global marketing, Axway. "We are delighted that FM Logistic selected Axway 5 Suite to effectively manage its data flows ensuring the company can continue to grow strategically with confidence.”
Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered leading organizations around the world with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, among B2B communities, cloud and mobile devices. Our award-winning solutions span business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, operational intelligence, API and identity management, and email security offered on premise and in the Cloud with professional and managed services. Axway is registered in France with headquarters in the United States and offices in 19 countries.
About Axway 5 Suite
Axway 5 Suite offers control and optimization of the flow of data through integration, visibility, policy, security and reliability to govern business-to-business interactions, communities, systems and data types within and beyond the enterprise edge.
About FM Logistic
Founded in 1967 in France, FM Logistic (fmlogistic.com) is one of the leading players in warehousing, transport, co-packing and supply chain businesses. The international group FM Logistic, which is independent and family- owned is the logistics expert for food, retail, home and personal care industry. It also serves customers in the luxury, health and industrial sectors.
Present in 12 countries with 18,730 employees, FM Logistic generated a turnover of over a billion euros during the fiscal year ending 31 March 2014, with an annual growth of 18%.
In addition, to its international expansion, the development of FM Logistic is focused on a strong innovation policy, pursued while also respecting the environment. Under this framework, the group is the pioneer in “pooling" (the sharing of transport and logistics resources), a concept for which it has received numerous awards over the past few years. Ecologically responsible by design, in 2014 the company joined the Green Freight Europe program, an independent initiative aimed at improving the ecological performance of freight transport in Europe.