(April 20, 2011) Inbound Logistics has once again selected Cheetah Software Systems as a Top 100 Logistics IT Provider. Selected for its real-time optimization and automation solutions for the transportation and logistics industries, Cheetah is recognized for its ability to help carriers of all sizes achieve better access to information and improved efficiency, productivity, and customer service in today’s challenging economic environment.

When choosing the 2011 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers, Inbound Logistics editors looked at excellence in optimizing internal transport and logistics operations. At a higher, more strategic level, selections were based on how transformative solutions impact outward- facing business activities driving integration across internal, as well as external, business processes. Cheetah was selected because its solutions solve specific logistics challenges and improve processes, and create a ripple effect of efficiencies across the entire value chain. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor Cheetah for innovative solutions empowering logistics and supply chain excellence in 2011.

Cheetah helps large and small companies alike thrive in today’s difficult economy by providing access to information across their entire organizations while reducing labor costs, miles driven, and fuel usage — all while increasing profitability, improving customer satisfaction, and enhancing competitiveness. Central Freight Lines, for example, utilizes Cheetah Freight to increase productivity by roughly 5%, reduce miles per stop by up to 10%, and save over $1,500,000 annually.
Mark Stein, Director of Operations Services for Central Freight Lines, said, “Cheetah has helped us dispatch multiple terminals from one location, consolidate management teams, and provide better, centralized customer service. Our ability to accomplish these long-term plans in a few months has helped us weather the storm in an incredibly difficult economy.”

“Competition in the transportation industry is tighter than ever and is compounded by global economic conditions”, said Bobby Darroll, Cheetah’s President and CEO. “Cheetah is recognized by the transportation industry as being able to help address these problems while increasing margins for the short and long-term.”

Methodology:
Every April, Inbound Logistics editors recognize 100 logistics IT companies that support and enable logistics excellence. Drawn from a pool of more than 300 companies, using questionnaires, personal interviews, and other research, Inbound Logistics selects the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers who are leading the way in 2011. Editors seek to match readers’ fast-changing needs to the capabilities of those companies selected.  All companies selected reflect leadership by answering Inbound Logistics readers’ needs for scalability, simplicity, fast ROI, and ease of implementation.

About Cheetah Software Systems, Inc.:
Cheetah Software Systems provides dynamic, intelligent wireless solutions to automate and optimize delivery route planning, pickup assignment, dispatch, and customer service. Fully scalable and Web-based, Cheetah solutions increase productivity and profitability for carriers of any size with minimal up-front costs. Cheetah’s private fleet and LTL customers utilize GPS-enabled phones and PDAs to schedule, route, and track drivers and shipments. Today, Cheetah streamlines business and home delivery transactions for hundreds of firms across North America. For more information call 888-Cheetah or visit http://54.183.66.9.

About Inbound Logistics:
Since its inception in 1981, Inbound Logistics’ educational mission is to illustrate the benefits of demand-driven logistics practices, give companies the knowledge to help them match the inbound flow of materials to their demand, and align their business process to support that shift. Inbound Logistics offers real-world examples and decision support to guide businesses to efficiently manage logistics, reduce and speed inventory, and offset rising transport costs, supporting business scalability across their value chain. More information about demand-driven logistics practices is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.

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