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  • 1. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation Supply Chain Performance Software AGI’s Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance applications delivers the long sought after reality of an integrated and collaborative supply chain without the large scale effort, multi-year timeframe, and massive investments that have traditionally made these capabilities accessible for only a few. The innovative architecture and Benefits: technology platform combined with the broad and extensive expertise of AGI enables customers to rapidly implement a true integrated supply chain solution utilizing their • View real-time, 24 x 7 existing systems and the systems of their partners, suppliers, and vendors. visibility of order & Additionally, the virtually unlimited flexibility of the product set eliminates the need to shipment status spend years determining the screens, views, data elements, queries, or other attributes • Gain self-help capabilities for all potential users or customers, and allows each user and customer of the solution for customers & suppliers set to determine and customize the environment to best suit their needs. • Enable proactive responses The modular design of the suite allows customers to phase in capabilities over time to potential customer based on need and return on investment. This design offers our customers the ability to service issues achieve rapid payback and scale to future needs of their clients. • View real-time location of goods if using RTLS or Best of all, if you are a 3PL or other logistics provider, you have the ability to brand GPS system the solution set as your own customized product offering in order to distinguish • Receive alerts based on yourself in your industry. And, if you have the internal IT talent, there are additional user-defined business rules source code options that allow you to build on our already formative set of capabilities. • Create one point of secured and personalized The Suite consists of: access to all logistic information Integration Framework—Providing an innovation dynamic integration link and • Put mission critical modular data collection engines to either connect to or capture necessary data information at the user’s throughout the various systems and solutions in your supply chain. fingertips, allowing them to make better informed Visibility—Providing a corporate, departmental, or highly personal view of all decisions captured supply chain assets through a completely web-enabled, real-time performance • Web-enable your legacy driven environment. information • Exchange information with Event—Providing both notification and transactional automation of collaborative all partners via EDI or supply chain events that are configurable to your specific needs. Internet Performance Management—Providing the ability to configure service levels and • Leverage E-Business KPI’s throughout your supply chain and proactively manage your performance. technology for competitive advantage Analytics—Providing the ability to trend and analyze supply chain performance indicators or a longer period allowing you to make value centric decisions based on real information. AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road Suite 450 Alpharetta, GA. 30005 (678) 319-9443 www.agiworldwide.com
  • 2. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation Integration and Visibility Connecting the wide array of suppliers, vendors, service providers, partners, and customers within a complex supply chain has always been one of the most signification challenges facing total supply chain integration. By providing multiple Benefits: integration capabilities that range from spreadsheet and e-mail extraction techniques to more sophisticated EDI, XML, or direct integration, AGI enables the collection and • View real-time, 24 x 7 collaboration of most of today’s supply chain entities. Through the combination of visibility of order & proprietary direct connection and dynamic access applications and modular collection shipment status engines AGI enables the relational ability to view and work with enterprise supply • Gain self-help capabilities chain components through a single entity. for customers & suppliers • Enable proactive responses The view or visibility of supply to potential customer chain components is where the service issues value of AGI begins. By enabling • View real-time location of our customers to work with and goods if using RTLS or manage their multitude of GPS system separate and disconnected • Receive alerts based on systems of supply chain data user-defined business rules through a concentric view, AGI • Create one point of allows you and your customers to secured and personalized make value rich decisions that access to all logistic may dramatically affect your information supply chain performance in time to make a real difference. • Put mission critical information at the user’s fingertips, allowing them to But just having visibility is not enough. Experience has taught us that it is nearly make better informed impossible to determine which decisions data elements that every user of a single source of supply chain • Web-enable your legacy information data would need. For these reasons AGI was designed to • Exchange information with allow individual companies, all partners via EDI or departments, and users to Internet customize and build their own views based on their specific • Leverage E-Business needs with just a few clicks of a technology for competitive advantage mouse; no coding, no additional report building, no new screen development. Each user can build their views, screens, and environment to best suit their needs. AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road Suite 450 Alpharetta, GA. 30005 (678) 319-9443 www.agiworldwide.com
  • 3. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation Event and Transaction Management Visibility is only the beginning of the supply chain value and performance gain that you can achieve. The ability to manage Benefits: Enabled Control Control proactively critical decisions in your supply chain provides exponential opportunity for ity Event Based Event • View real-time, 24 x 7 x Inc Response performance and efficiency gains. ple rea visibility of order & om se Performance dC dV shipment status Metrics se The more a customer is able to proactively a lu rea e Exception Based Inc • Gain self-help capabilities Alerting make critical decisions within their supply for customers & suppliers Enterprise Transparency chain and then automate the resulting activity, Extended Connectivity Extended the more they are able to accelerate their • Enable proactive responses investment return. to potential customer service issues In addition, the incremental implementation approach allows you to gain immediate value • View real-time location of from your most critical event conditions and then build on these capabilities over time. goods if using RTLS or GPS system The two primary components of • Receive alerts based on Event include: user-defined business rules • Create one point of Event Notification—Highly secured and personalized configurable framework allowing users access to all logistic to create event notification from a information virtually unlimited set of comparisons and utilizing any integrated supply chain • Put mission critical data field. Notifications can be information at the user’s configured to be sent via email, text fingertips, allowing them to message, or customizable data types. make better informed decisions • Web-enable your legacy Event Transaction—Providing a information sophisticated automation ability, Event Transactions can be configured to • Exchange information with automatically execute pre-defined all partners via EDI or transactions within many integrated Internet systems throughout your supply chain. Examples would be to automatically • Leverage E-Business tender a load to your shipping provider technology for competitive when a trailer is 90% loaded in the advantage warehouse. AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road Suite 450 Alpharetta, GA. 30005 (678) 319-9443 www.agiworldwide.com
  • 4. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation Performance Management and Analytics The bottom line in developing an effective and efficient supply chain is performance results combined with the ability to measure and track these results without having to spend days or weeks and many man hours collecting statistics. Benefits: Additionally, if you are providing supply chain services to your customers, then you likely have very specific and detailed performance metrics that you are expected to deliver and you • View real-time, 24 x 7 probably have to report against these metrics regularly. visibility of order & shipment status For these reasons and more, Performance Management was developed to assist in reducing the • Gain self-help capabilities amount of effort required to track and report on performance measures, and more importantly, for customers & suppliers allow you and your customers to accurately measure performance criteria across the disparate systems and partners in your supply chain. • Enable proactive responses to potential customer service issues • View real-time location of With Performance goods if using RTLS or Management you have GPS system access to vital statistics occurring in your supply • Receive alerts based on chain in real time, twenty- user-defined business rules four hours per day. • Create one point of Following the architecture of secured and personalized AGI’s other products, access to all logistic Performance Management is information highly configurable and • Put mission critical leverages all integrated information at the user’s supply chain data elements. fingertips, allowing them to make better informed decisions • Web-enable your legacy information By incorporating the AGI • Exchange information with Analytics module into the all partners via EDI or framework, you are provided Internet with a powerful analysis tool to assist you in discovering • Leverage E-Business important trends in your supply technology for competitive chain over long periods, advantage providing you with the information to make accurate management decisions. AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road Suite 450 Alpharetta, GA. 30005 (678) 319-9443 www.agiworldwide.com
  • 5. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation Advanced Technology AGI’s highly integrated, Java-based technology platform provides significant flexibility, scalability, extensibility, security, and performance for tracking and managing supply chain assets throughout the logistics lifecycle in real-time. The Benefits: advanced user interface offers company, group, and user-level security through a web browser, and provides complex customization features, such as custom views and • View real-time, 24 x 7 personal alerts, in order to offer the most effective supply chain management tool set. visibility of order & shipment status • Gain self-help capabilities T he s t a n da r ds -b a s e d, o p e n for customers & suppliers architecture is based on J2EE technologies, XML schemas, and • Enable proactive responses platform neutral scripting to potential customer languages. Strict adherence to open service issues standards such as these allows a • View real-time location of wide variety of deployment options goods if using RTLS or across multiple hardware and GPS system application platforms. • Receive alerts based on user-defined business rules Organizations have made tremendous investments in deploying packaged applications such as ERP, WMS, and SCM systems, as well as building custom applications with a • Create one point of secured and personalized variety of platforms and development tools, including CORBA, J2EE, and .NET. access to all logistic AGI provides robust data integration capabilities that overcome the difficulties inherent information in pulling together diverse data formats from internal and partner systems using various communication technologies. To be fully effective, end-to-end business • Put mission critical processes must leverage such existing systems and treat them as first-class process information at the user’s participants. AGI provides connectivity at the message, transaction, and process level. fingertips, allowing them to make better informed decisions Suppliers Customers • Web-enable your legacy information AGI Worldwide • Exchange information with all partners via EDI or Open Portal Framework Internet Business Process Application Event Services • Leverage E-Business Supply Chain Business Frameworks technology for competitive Business advantage Process Scheduler Rules Activity Task Engine Engine Monitor Manger Engine Community Security J2EE XML Integration AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road Suite 450 Alpharetta, GA. 30005 (678) 319-9443 www.agiworldwide.com
  • 6. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation Architecture Features • J2EE-based Application The AGI framework is a J2EE based application utilizing the features of J2EE specification and can be hosted on any J2EE complaint application server like JBOSS, WebLogic, WebSphere, and etc. Benefits: • ‘Cluster Safe’ can be clustered among Multiple J2EE Servers • View real-time, 24 x 7 To improve scalability, the application currently can be used in a clustered environment visibility of order & using load balancers and multiple Web-Servers. Sessions are managed using persistent shipment status data, thus performance and volume are only limited by the hardware used. • Gain self-help capabilities • ASN and shipment management for customers & suppliers • High Performance Code • Track and trace Code is high performance and there are no • Event monitoring and notification • Enable proactive responses ‘stalls’ by design. • Configurable user management to potential customer service issues • Declarative Reporting Framework SQL is generated dynamically by the code based on an API which developer needs to call. • View real-time location of No SQL to be written by application developers. goods if using RTLS or GPS system • Struts-based Web Framework, Enhanced Struts Tags Struts tags have been enhanced to accommodate drop downs, select boxes, and etc. They • Receive alerts based on have also been enhanced to be security aware. user-defined business rules • Utilization of standard design patterns such as Session Bean Façade, Data Access • Create one point of Objects, Model View Controller, secured and personalized and etc. access to all logistic Application utilizes standard patterns information such as the ones mentioned above. It also uses reflection API to abstract • Put mission critical code from dependencies on particular information at the user’s classes or implementations. For fingertips, allowing them to example, the tags can work on any make better informed model and do not require the model decisions to implement any interface or • Web-enable your legacy package. If the appropriate data information methods are present, the framework reflects on the classes to get the right • Exchange information with information. all partners via EDI or Internet • Subscriptions and Notifications Framework • Leverage E-Business Application contains a very generic subscriptions and notifications framework, which technology for competitive utilizes J2EE Mail API and JMS to generate and route notifications. advantage • Functional and Data Level Role-based Security The framework includes role-based security and the corresponding API to control access to protected resources. The security is functional as well as data level. • Security Database and Information Database could be separate. AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road Code contains the necessary intelligence to have the security framework and data reside Suite 450 on different databases. Alpharetta, GA. 30005 (678) 319-9443 www.agiworldwide.com
  • 7. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation Source and Branding Options Branding Options As a provider of logistics and supply chain services, your customers look to you to provide Benefits: both a high degree of operational service and advanced technology. • View real-time, 24 x 7 As supply chain providers become more sophisticated and technically savvy, visibility, visibility of order & integration, and proactive management are quickly becoming necessary to compete. shipment status • Gain self-help capabilities With the Branding option you for customers & suppliers can tailor the Solution to compliment your company’s • Enable proactive responses service offerings and brand the to potential customer entire solution as your own. service issues With our ability to provide a configurable look and feel and • View real-time location of custom web image services, we goods if using RTLS or can provide your company with GPS system the technology to lead your • Receive alerts based on competition and differentiate user-defined business rules yourself in the marketplace. • Create one point of secured and personalized access to all logistic information Source Options • Put mission critical information at the user’s For companies with larger and well staffed Information Technology departments, we offer the fingertips, allowing them to option to purchase and maintain a portion of all of the source code allowing you to utilize the make better informed resources by your own JAVA development staff to build further upon AGI’s capabilities. We decisions can customize an offering that best suits your needs for maintainability, supportability, and • Web-enable your legacy cost effectiveness. information • Exchange information with all partners via EDI or Internet • Leverage E-Business technology for competitive advantage AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road Suite 450 Alpharetta, GA. 30005 (678) 319-9443 www.agiworldwide.com
  • 8. Enterprise Suite of Supply Chain Performance Software Driving Supply Chain Innovation The 3PL Visibility Message Outsourcing logistics functions to a Third-party Logistics provider (3PL) offers numerous competitive advantages. Customers cite greater flexibility, operational efficiency, improved customer service levels, and a better focus on their core businesses as part of the advantages of engaging the services of a 3PL. Increased competition, rising costs, and higher customer expectations are additional motivating Benefits: factors for seeking strategic alliances with a 3PL. • View real-time, 24 x 7 visibility of order & AGI has a strong history of successfully delivering logistics strategy, consulting, and shipment status technology solutions that enable a more competitive and flexible supply chain for our clients. • Gain self-help capabilities for customers & suppliers AGI’s suite provides supply chain integration, visibility, • Enable proactive responses and performance management applications that enable a to potential customer single, secured, personalized, and synchronized visibility service issues and control of inbound and outbound logistics • View real-time location of information. AGI can help your organization unlock the AGI goods if using RTLS or value of existing investments in supply chain, warehouse GPS system and transportation systems. With access to accurate and timely information about activities throughout your supply • Receive alerts based on user-defined business rules chain, you can make decisions and respond to issues faster and with more confidence. • Create one point of secured and personalized AGI helps you gain visibility to the line-item level, enabling better access to all logistic decision-making relating to specific products in-transit. Key personnel handling information inventory and transportation can make decisions based on the latest information and • Put mission critical business rules. You can have instant visibility of pick-up and delivery information at the user’s progress via the web. You can also foresee order delays and failures before they fingertips, allowing them to happen and take corrective action to ensure logistics efficiency. make better informed decisions AGI transforms large quantities of data into actionable information by targeting "what • Web-enable your legacy you need to see, when you need to see it." It allows you to build rules-based intelligence information around your supply chain data. It provides a framework that allows you to monitor, • Exchange information with measure, query, and report on order and shipment information at the line-item level all partners via EDI or across the supply chain. Examples of visibility include: Internet • Order inquiry with drilldown by customer, item, PO, and order date with full drill-down capability • Leverage E-Business • Inventory inquiry to aggregate inventory from multiple warehouses into a single view technology for competitive • Purchase Order visibility to view PO status from issue to delivery advantage • Dock scheduling to maintain inbound and outbound dock schedules for multiple warehouses • Track user-defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) AGI Worldwide 3480 Preston Ridge Road • View both inbound and outbound shipments in real-time Suite 450 Alpharetta, GA. 30005 • Enhance Customer satisfaction (678) 319-9443 • Gain a competitive advantage www.agiworldwide.com