2016 Analytics 50 Honorees

Matson, Inc. Analytics 50 Submission

Peter Weis, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Matson, Inc.
Oakland, CA
Industry: Transportation and Logistics

Business Challenge

A single product being produced and shipped internationally can involve over a dozen supply chain parties and hundreds of supply chain events. While large global companies often spend millions on systems to provide supply chain visibility, Matson saw an opportunity to “level the playing field” for small and midsize companies by providing a single, global, cloud-based supply chain platform via a powerful, intuitive and universally accessible interface. Matson’s challenge was to transform large amounts of data from multiple parties and systems spread around the globe into a solution to improve supply chain performance for these target customers.

Analytics Solution

Matson’s cloud-based analytics solution, “Supply Chain Analyzer,” was built to provide a single, mobile dashboard that enables supply chain executives to manage its supply chains more strategically from order creation through to final delivery. Matson involved customers throughout the development cycle, ensuring that Supply Chain Analyzer was both powerful and easy to use in order to help ensure adoption. By making sense of this vast amount of data, Supply Chain Analyzer empowers executives with strategic insights into its global supply chain performance via a single interface that runs on any desktop or mobile device.

Impact

Matson Logistics (ML) Supply Chain services were first introduced in 2013. The Supply Chain Analyzer first went live in 2015 and has been a strategic differentiator, enabling ML Supply Chain to close and grow significant new business. ML Supply Chain has grown its revenues and operating income significantly over the past two years, and in virtually every significant piece of new business won, Supply Chain Analyzer has been a critical component in the customer’s decision. Matson has solved the big data analytics problems for small-to-medium size global enterprises through Supply Chain Analyzer.