At the turn of the millennium ProAct was engaged with a number of industry visionaries who also realized that the future of supply chain was not in main stream packages which still today are largely passive and administrative. They believed that the future of supply chain demanded something more dynamic, flexible, scaleable, collaborative along with the ability to manage and orchestrate it at the highest level yet at the same time apply strong and common discipline at an operational level.
The turning point for ProAct was the chance engagement with UPS Worldwide Logistics (UPS WWL) in the late 90’s. At that time ProAct had already embarked on an ingenious R&D programme to develop a highly configurable, process based solution technology designed to manage the emerging concepts of fourth party logistics (4PL). UPS WWL was at the time also developing a strategy to strengthen and protect its market position by offering 4PL services. Our company paths crossed and a relationship was formed
Such a solution needed to sufficiently robust yet flexible to drive the business in a global market that was becoming increasingly concerned with speed to market, value creation and delivery promise in an environment where disruption and chaos impacted the supply chain in new and unfamiliar ways.
Today, ProAct solutions are built upon a foundation of these concepts and in response ProAct technologies are culturally different to anything in the market.