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04/01/2021

Philip Morris International Picks Cloud-Based Transportation Management Solution

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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI), international tobacco company, has selected a SaaS- and cloud-based transportation management solution (TMS) from Blue Yonder, to complete its end-to-end supply chain strategy.

“Transportation is a strategic process and we wanted to ensure better visibility and control of product stocks to help us serve our retail customers and meet the growing needs of our smoke-free product category,” said David Cutter, vice president, Global Supply Chain at PMI. “Blue Yonder’s TMS had all the right elements and is proven in the marketplace. We are confident that they will be an instrumental partner for us as we continue to grow this category.”

As PMI continues to transform its business to deliver a smoke-free future by commercializing smoke-free products around the globe, it is adapting its supply-chain including its digital transportation management. Supporting PMI, Blue Yonder will provide a scalable solution that is expected to help PMI to manage global freight by providing visibility, allowing the company to better plan, optimize, and deliver the right goods while centrally tracking the entire cost to deliver. As a result, this will enable PMI to better service its B2B customers and enhance its ability to extend its reach to serve its B2C base through secondary distribution channels.

By transitioning to the new TMS and utilizing the power of Microsoft Azure, PMI is expected to be able to transform its transportation operations by managing quickly and efficiently end-to-end business processes from modeling to planning and execution across multiple modes of road, ocean and last-mile delivery transport systems. This will ultimately enable PMI to communicate effectively and in real-time to its carrier community on the delivery status of its products.