Wednesday 19th Dec 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Corus cuts through cross border complexity

Corus International, the global supply chain service business focused around steel, is implementing a software system that will manage the administration and compliance associated with moving goods across international borders and will speed up the processes involved in getting products to market and reduce costs.

Corus will be using solutions from the Kewill Customs Exchange portfolio including the export documentation solution, Kewill SPEX, and its associated Customs reporting modules. This will ensure Corus acts in accordance with local export government shipping controls and addresses requirements for each market they are exporting to.

The system offers a number of key business benefits including a reduction in the administration associated with completing documentation and a cut in costs associated with checking compliance against the fluid legal requirements of individual countries, which include the UK, USA and UAE.

Graham Royle, information systems manager for Corus International, said, ‘As a business, Corus International has extremely ambitious growth plans. An internal review concluded that a number of our legacy business systems had reached end-of-life and no longer fully supported the future requirements of the businesses. They had therefore become a barrier to achieving our strategic goals’.

‘We needed a modern world class flexible export documentation system that would integrate with our new ERP system and allow us to leverage enterprise wide dynamic information for greater efficiency and competitive advantage. We also wanted to work with a partner with large systems deployment expertise, international reach and a comprehensive knowledge of complex trading applications’.        

Jacquie Boast, COO Kewill Business Integration commented, ‘Many of our customers have experienced increasing workloads connected to security, political and environmental factors and these were pushing up costs for Corus. Our solutions enable companies such as Corus, whose business is dependent on global trade, to address their reporting obligations, reduce the risk of falling foul of often complicated legislation whilst simultaneously cutting the time goods are in the supply chain.’

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