Mohawk Featured in Forward Magazine

July 28, 2008
By Michelle Kelley

afa_sum08_covMohawk was featured in the Summer issue of Forward, the official magazine of the Air Forwarders Association. Read the full article below or download the pdf version.

IES, Ltd., Transportation Software Leader, Receives Endorsement by Mohawk Global Logistics

IES Ltd., leader in logistics, supply chain solutions, Customs brokerage technology with fully integrated Accounting, today announced its endorsement by new customer and global forwarder Mohawk Global Logistics.

In a survey conducted of its top clients, Mohawk Global Logistics [MGL] reported that the two most critical issues they faced were supply chain visibility and import and export compliance. These findings reflect the strain being placed on the international supply chain due to an increase in regulatory and security requirements and unforeseen shipment variability. Visibility technology in particular was also cited as crucial. When visibility is applied globally, it enables importers and exporters to make corrections to their international shipments and schedule changes to reduce lead-times and lead-time variability.

Robert Stein, LCHB, CCS and Director of Entry Services explains, “In response to the need for improved supply chain visibility, MGL has implemented a new software system powered by IES, Ltd. We believe that this solution will help to reduce lead-times, trim total landed costs, and accelerate Customs clearance. The ultimate result will be a more accurate plan for delivery.”

“At the time of selection, IES had the most integrated set of modules that covered all of our needs, bringing the software provider to the forefront of our choices. The sophistication of the interface was amazing. The decisive factor among the software providers was IES’s competitive pricing and value, equipping us with the tools needed to integrate our business.”

“We are pleased not only in our software choice but in our continually growing relationship with IES. Having come off a previous system that was very cumbersome and unproductive, we have seen enormous growth in our operational productivity. The fact IES maintains open dialogue with us is a huge plus, listening and moving forward on ideas.”

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“With our new set of software tools, we feel well-equipped to keep-pace and to actively grow. In fact, we have even brainstormed with IES on how to evolve the software to a new level to meet our unique and ever-changing needs. In the years to come, we are confident that the software infrastructure we have created now will keep pace with the shifting demands in our industry.”

About Mohawk Global Logistics (MGL)
Mohawk Global Logistics is a team of trade specialists who are passionate about cargo. Since 1970, MGL has helped companies of all shapes and sizes discover the best way to move their goods through the international supply chain.

As a U.S. Customs C-TPAT validated company, with an Ocean Transportation Intermediary license, NVOCC license, Corporate Customs Brokerage license, and several in-house Customs brokers on staff, Mohawk is the leading resource for compliance education and consulting.

Through three offices in New York, and a global network of agent partners, MGL provides domestic and international forwarding, warehousing and distribution, Customs brokerage, cargo insurance, and consulting services.

About IES, Ltd.
With offices in the US and Hong Kong, IES is one of the largest software transportation companies in North America. For 18 years, the IES suite of import and export solutions has served freight forwarders, NVOCCs, Customs house brokers and other transportation intermediaries who seek advanced systems to manage growth, differentiate their service and improve profitability.

As the leading Logistics software provider in the United States and the only company to offer a complete AES, ACI, NVOCC, and supply chain solutions along with ABI, NVOCC, freight forwarding, warehousing [WMS] coupled with statistical analysis and fully integrated accounting products. IES solutions are available as both a managed service and a packaged software.

IES is a proud member of the following industry organizations: National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc., Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association, Intermodal Association of North America, Organization of Women in International Trade, International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations, American Association of Exporters and Importers, Ontario Trucking Association, New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Houston Customhouse Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association and the Air Forwarders Association.

Operated in over 70 countries with thousands of users and millions of daily transactions, IES is the proven solution for the most demanding, mission-critical logistics automation needs.