ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RMI, the largest independent provider of comprehensive rail information services to the transportation industry, today announced that it has been named to Inbound Logistics' Top 100 Logistics IT Providers for 2008. The Inbound Logistics editors selected their top 100 using questionnaires, online research and personal interviews. RMI was selected from among over 300 companies.
Inbound Logistics offers the annual list of Top 100 Logistics IT Providers to its readers to showcase those solutions and providers that best solve their logistics and IT challenges. The list includes a blend of solutions providers that can create value for a wide swath of companies – of varied industries and sizes – and includes a drilled-down look at each provider’s solutions, costs, platforms and specializations.
“Selecting the Top 100 Logistics IT providers is a measure of matching reader feedback with technology partners we deem are suited to deliver the best value to an ever-expanding and demanding shipper community,” says Felecia Stratton, editor at Inbound Logistics. “The companies chosen, including RMI, reflect our readers’ diverse IT needs: simplicity, ROI, efficient implementation, and a dual emphasis on best-of-breed or end-to-end solutions.”
“We are honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year as one of the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers by Inbound Logistics,” says Paul Pascutti, vice president of marketing for RMI. “The fact that we have been recognized for three successive years speaks to the consistency and quality in which we service the transportation industry.”
RMI is the largest independent provider of accurate, reliable, comprehensive and secure rail information services to the transportation industry. Founded in 1979, RMI is recognized as the most successful Software as a Service (SaaS) provider in the industry with an in-depth knowledge of rail operations and a proven ability to translate complex business processes into valuable management information services. Currently, RMI processes approximately seven million carloads annually for railroads, rail shippers and railcar owners. RMI’s services are accessed via the Internet through RailConnect® (www.railconnect.com), a web-based portal to the company’s integrated suite of proprietary information services, which are used to manage rail operations, improve customer service and reduce costs. Services include transportation, revenue, equipment, shipper freight and fleet management services and related executive information systems. RMI is a portfolio company of Carlyle Venture Partners III (CVP III), a U.S.-based multi-stage growth capital fund that invests in venture capital, growth equity and growth buyout transactions. For more information about RMI, visit www.railcarmgt.com.
About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global private equity firm with $81.1 billion under management committed to 60 funds. Carlyle invests in buyouts, venture & growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America focusing on aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology & business services and telecommunications & media. Since 1987, the firm has invested $43.0 billion of equity in 774 transactions for a total purchase price of $229.3 billion. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,009 people in 21 countries. In the aggregate, Carlyle portfolio companies have more than $87 billion in revenue and employ more than 286,000 people around the world. www.carlyle.com