ICL at 30 – Moving to the Web
In the second of our series, Tom Swennes continues the conversation with the impact commercial internet had on ICL growth, the development of VLMS, and our relationship with Mercedes-Benz USA.
ICL at 30 – Our Origin Story
Since our formation in 1992, ICL Systems has been a leading provider of solutions for transportation and logistics. In our 30th Anniversary series, we look at a comprehensive history of our business, from our origin story in the back bedroom of a beach house in Newport Beach to our future, with the upcoming launch of new products and our global plans.
Railcar Fleet Sizing – How Much Could A Railcar Tracking System Save You?
Railcars are expensive assets to own or lease. Rail companies should invest with a clear ROI in all business decisions, yet a high percentage of railcars in North America are not fully utilized. Why does this occur, what is the cost to the shipper, and how can shippers reduce their total asset costs by optimizing railcar utilization?
Advantages of a real-time visibility platform for the automotive outbound logistics
ICL Systems, the cornerstone of Vehicle Logistics Software in North America for 30 years, is now active on the European market, with BMW Germany as its first client. It will now provide carmakers across Europe with a comprehensive range of vehicle logistics management services, including asset tracking, invoice auditing for OEMs, and business analytics.
Leveraging the collective real-world experience of the ICL management team, our solutions are designed from the customer’s perspective.
Ultimate Guide to Rail Shipment Management: Part 4 – How to Measure Railroad On-Time Performance
Shipping by rail is complex and complicated further by supply chain disruptions, manufacturing changes, and labor challenges. Today’s freight customer expectations for receiving goods by freight rail are increasing.
This article is the fourth in our series, exploring how railroad and shipment operating metrics are calculated and how shippers can use these metrics to make improvements to their rail network.
Ultimate Guide to Rail Shipment Management: Part 1 – Railroad Operating Metrics
This article, the first in our series, explores railroad operating performance, from trip plan compliance, how rail shipment ETAs are calculated and how rail shippers can use these metrics to improve their rail network.
Q&A Series: What Are the Rail Shipment Impacts of Precision Scheduled Railroading?
The first article in this two-part series defined PSR examined the historical context in which it implemented PSR and how PSR is measured with the Operating Ratio. The final part of our series will analyze the impacts, both positive and negative, for rail shippers.
29 Years of ICL Systems – The Beginning and Plan
Like every great company, ICL started with the vision; to be recognized as the industry leader in product visibility and invoice-auditing solutions throughout the logistics supply chain. The only question we had to ask ourselves is will it work? Leaving our corporate jobs was a huge risk to take for a chance to work at ICL. Later that night, the bound plan in my hand, I repeatedly read through the business plan, and I was sold.
Fast forward 29 years, now an industry leader within Vehicle Logistics Management, all thanks to Patrick’s attention to detail.