IBS Software has signed a long-term Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) contract with ONEC Logistics Kitamaat LP to provide its integrated logistics management technology platform - iLogistics on cloud. As part of the agreement, IBS Software will help manage the logistics operations for a large-scale LNG project of ONEC in the Kitimat BC area.
iLogistics-on-Cloud provides integrated logistics and accommodation demand forecasting, capacity planning, integrated reservation management, multi-modal logistics and accommodation execution, all in one SaaS platform. The collaborative platform enables automation and the inbuilt analytics engine with configurable business parameters improves business decision making.
Together ONEC Logistics and IBS Software have established a unique consortium-based business model providing end-to-end logistics solutions for this large-scale project. The consortium is supported by multiple charter airlines offering diverse fleets (Canadian North, Summit Air, North Cariboo Air) and fixed base operators and service contractors (Executive Flight Centre, Aero Mag, Swissport). ONEC logistics also provides managed services on flight scheduling and bookings, powered by the iLogistics on cloud technology platform.
The consortium model reinforces this major project objective to reduce the cost of logistics operations with improved safety and customer service. The integrated and intelligent iLogistics cloud platform provides the stakeholders with deep insights and visibility into end-to-end logistics processes, improves demand forecast accuracy for charter travel, accommodation & ground transportation and optimises flight operations & accommodation capacity.
“ONEC Logistics, in partnership with the Haisla Nation are pleased to be working with IBS Software who offers such a robust, integrated software solution for managing air, camp and bussing that is imperative for the success of a project of this magnitude”, said Jason MacDonald, President of ONEC Logistics Inc.
“Being a technology partner for a consortium-based logistics model delivers a strong message on our commitment towards reducing logistics’ operational cost. IBS has always been on the forefront to accelerate our customers’ digital transformation, unleash innovation and improve cost & operational efficiencies,” said Remasankar Sivasankaran Nair, vice president of energy & resources logistics, IBS Software.
IBS Software’s investment in iLogistics within the energy and resources industry stems from the need for charter airlines and helicopter companies to integrate logistics demand and capacity planning with travel, ground and accommodation management. The platform provides significant cost savings to customers through reduction in logistics spend and lower IT total cost of ownership (TCO) and opens opportunities to share assets with other operators.