– Emercent Solutions, LLC unveiled TEX, a Web-based transportation exchange, at the 2006 CAR Conference in Las Vegas March 8. TEX was developed to increase logistic efficiencies while improving profit margins. Sizable to your PDA, smart phone, or integrated into your current dispatch system, TEX gives shippers and transporters real-time access to open bids and shipment locations."One of the greatest challenges the automotive remarketing industry reported it will face in 2006 and beyond is rising fuel costs," said Barclay Noble, president of Emercent Solutions. "TEX users will benefit from the consolidation of vehicles, an integrated virtual supply chain, and 'Just in Time' delivery options. TEX is designed to integrate with existing channels and enable more effective use of emerging channels that are continuing to take hold in the marketplace." Noble, who has 22 years experience in automotive, logistics, and emerging technology, spent more than 10 years in logistics automation and R&D for United Parcel Service. TEX offers shippers and transporters two choices. They can choose to manage the entire process themselves – from finding transport, to identifying qualified transporters locally and throughout the world, to facilitating online negotiations and managing claims. Or, they may choose to work with full-service transportation specialists that can provide solutions to guide shippers and transporters through the entire transport process."TEX was developed based on industry feedback collected over the last three years in the 'Annual Remarketing Performance Study' published by Emercent," said Julie Andersen, vice president of strategy. "Respondents to the study were asked the same series of questions over a three-year period. When asked the question 'What are the greatest opportunities for your organization in 2006,' respondents replied technology, Internet channels, and innovative customer strategies."