The logistics software provider Descartes Systems Group said Thursday that Werner Global Logistics (WGL), a subsidiary of Werner Enterprises, is using the Descartes OneView Customs House Broker solution to run its U.S. customs brokerage operations.
The solution helps WGL streamline its brokerage operations by using a single platform for these services along with Advanced Manifest (AMS) and Importer Security Filing (ISF) services.
“We needed a robust, scalable customs house brokerage solution that could be deployed quickly and integrate within Werner’s global TMS (transportation management system) platform,” said Dave Brenneman, senior director of operations at WGL. “Descartes’ team of customs experts were able to integrate the new system, provide training and help make us more productive and efficient within the first month.”
Descartes' OneView Customs House Broker (CHB) solution is an enterprise-class application with end-to-end capabilities to manage U.S. brokerage requirements, from entry preparation and filing through to accounting. It was developed with message capabilities and a direct link to U.S. Customs and Border Protection so users can receive responses and customs status messages to manage by exception.
Descartes said the solution is template-driven to facilitate ease-of-use and to allow users to leverage existing data. Information entered into Descartes' security filing systems, such as ISF and AMS, also populate brokerage transactions in Descartes’ OneView CHB solution to eliminate additional data entry. - Eric Johnson