ESW and SEKO | September 28, 2022
ESW, the world’s leading direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, and SEKO Logistics (SEKO), a leading global logistics provider, jointly announced that they have entered into a new partnership agreement providing mutually complementary services to each other’s clients. The alliance, which helps to address the rising cost of cross-border ecommerce for DTC brands, will facilitate improved cost, time and compliance benefits, and unlock access to a global ecommerce market expecting record growth again in 2022 to more than $5.55 trillionAs part of the agreement, ESW will support SEKO’s roster of clients with global end-to-end ecommerce technology and services to help them expand their DTC businesses. SEKO, in turn, will give ESW’s clients immediate access to enhanced logistics and fulfillment support, including expanded in-country warehouse presence and returns centers at over 120 locations globally to provide faster and more convenient customer experience.
“This new partnership will provide SEKO and ESW’s combined roster of clients with superior global DTC ecommerce solutions, SEKO’s logistics leadership offers a globally scalable solution for warehousing and returns, bringing ESW clients all the benefits and growth potential of an ecommerce fulfillment network spanning 40 countries.”
-Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, ESW’s President and CEO, Americas
The announcement comes as the world of global ecommerce, particularly in the last year, has shifted. With the rising cost of airfreight, cross-border ecommerce brands now recognize the need for local fulfillment to reduce shipping costs, expedite delivery times and address complex compliance issues.
“The size and scale of our global fulfillment footprint, combined with ESW’s ecommerce technology, makes this partnership so exciting. We have customers in our portfolio who want what ESW offers, so we bring immediate basket aggregation opportunities. This type of collaboration is driving the growth of the ecommerce ecosystem,Our partnership with ESW provides these solutions immediately, and we’ve already won our first fulfillment customers on the strength of our combined offering. We are giving SEKO’s ecommerce clients the chance to partner with ESW on their globalization journey.”
-Brian Bourke, SEKO’s Chief Growth Officer.
ESW is the leading global and domestic direct-to-consumer (DTC) ecommerce company, empowering the world's best-loved brands and retailers to expand their DTC channel. ESW acquired Scalefast in June 2022, and the combined organization offers brands and retailers a complete portfolio of technology and services that cost-effectively support any stage of a company’s development. From compliance, data security, fraud protection, taxes and tariffs to demand generation, checkout, delivery, returns and customer service, our powerful combination of technology and human ingenuity covers the entire shopper journey across 200 markets, with 100% carbon neutral shipping to consumers. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ESW has global offices in the US, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. ESW is an Asendia Group company, a joint venture between La Poste and Swiss Post.
About SEKO Logistics
Built on nearly 50 years of logistics expertise, SEKO Logistics is the no-nonsense global end-to-end logistics partner – from factory to consumer. SEKO delivers sustainable client-first service, expert reliability and tech-driven shipping solutions that turn supply chains into a competitive differentiator. With over 150 offices in more than 40 countries, SEKO helps you move at the speed of commerce.
Shipwell | September 16, 2022
Shipwell, an industry-leader in cloud-based shipping and logistics, and NMB Solutions Inc., which provides a Microsoft-certified D365 Gateway for multi-modal transportation, parcel shipping and compliance solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365), today announced their partnership, bringing Shipwell’s modern, best-in-class Transportation Management System (TMS) to the Microsoft D365 community.Now, more than ever, industries across various sectors are demanding significant efficiency gains and looking to reduce transportation and supply chain-related costs. By integrating Shipwell’s powerful, modern TMS with NMB’s Microsoft-Certified Gateway for D365 Finance and Operations module, this partnership paves a way for state-of-the-art, cloud-native solutions to automate, optimize and streamline customers’ supply chains.
Born from the recognition that supply chains must evolve to match the needs of a changing industry, Shipwell’s technology creates a better experience for businesses and customers. From instantly uncovering greater efficiency and cost savings in shipping options to automated disruption monitoring and management, Shipwell’s centralized solution transforms supply chains to be responsive and streamlined.
NMB Solutions has been an innovator in the Microsoft community for 15+years, and has been hyper-focused over the last several years on providing mission-critical and purpose-built solutions for the Microsoft D365 community.
“This partnership is a natural fit for both companies, Shipwell’s TMS solution slides right into the wheelhouse of the majority of North American D365 Finance and Supply Chain customers. It is affordable, robust and scalable. D365 customers needing modern-day TMS capabilities will be amazed by what they can achieve with this solution.”
-Chris Morgan, president of NMB Solutions.
Shipwell’s robust, reputable, Gartner-recognized TMS platform integrates seamlessly with existing business applications, partners and workflows, reducing implementation time for go live in as little as 8-10 weeks. The solution not only minimizes customers’ IT and integration resource requirements but also maximizes savings and value.
We are excited about the opportunity to bring D365 ERP connectivity and experience to the Shipwell network with NMB Solutions,said Greg Price, CEO of Shipwell. “NMB is an expert in D365 and supply chain, and they bring a wealth of knowledge and capabilities to this partnership and to the Microsoft community. NMB’s Gateway for TMS is a game changer, and combined with Shipwell’s modern-day TMS, the Microsoft D365 community will now have the ability to deploy best-in-class, certified solutions for transportation management and real-time visibility – resulting in significant efficiencies, savings and continuous improvements.
Backed by AI and machine learning capabilities, Shipwell’s data-driven technology provides automation, comprehensive tracking, exception management and advanced analytics at every point in the supply chain, allowing customers to proactively address delays and reduce spend. To learn more about this partnership, visit the NMB booth and product showcase at the upcoming D365 Community Summit in Orlando.
In a world where shipping expectations and complexity are greater than ever, Shipwell is on a mission to empower supply chain efficiency at scale across every company size, stage, and industry. Supply chain solutions today are highly disconnected, rigid, and difficult to use, but Shipwell is disrupting the status quo. Our solution combines everything our customers need in a comprehensive platform that adapts as the market and business demands change, so they can effectively manage the entire process in one place and never have to rip and replace. Shipwell is proud to be recognized by industry experts as a leader in shipping and logistics, including Gartner Magic Quadrant for TMS, Forbes 2020 Next Billion-Dollar Startup, and was named fourth fastest-growing company in North America on the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 500. To learn more, visit www.shipwell.com.
About NMB Solutions Inc.
NMB Solutions is a Microsoft Gold Business Applications Partner. The company was founded in 1999 as a VAR and implementer of Axapta, which would go on to become Microsoft Dynamics AX. In 2013, NMB transitioned to an ISV, solely focused on delivering third-party parcel shipping and LTL solutions for Dynamics AX. Today, NMB has customers across the globe in many different industries. To learn more, visit: www.nmbsolutions.ca, or visit our booth #814 at NA Community summit 2022.
Harbinger | September 15, 2022
Harbinger, a revolutionary vehicle and technology manufacturer poised to transform the medium-duty commercial electric vehicle (EV) industry, announced a new collaboration with Wabash, North America's leading manufacturer of trailers and truck bodies, that aims to leverage Wabash's industry-leading expertise in composite materials in the last mile delivery space.
The persistent driver shortages that logistics providers now face are driving new demands for vehicles that are comfortable to operate in all climates. At the same time, stubbornly elevated fuel prices, widespread emissions reduction targets, and an increased public awareness of the impacts of climate change are raising the pressure on manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight, leading to competing engineering demands that cannot be satisfied using yesterday's technology.
"Electrifying the medium-duty trucking industry will only happen with the commitment of manufacturers, distributors, and technology companies who are actively seeking innovative solutions to define the next frontier of the industry We are working closely with industry leading partners like Wabash to bring the commercial electric vehicles to market that are so desperately needed today to improve supply chain efficiency and reduce environmental impacts."
-John Harris, CEO of Harbinger
With 13 primary manufacturing locations, over 6,000 employees, and over $1.8B in revenue in 2021, Wabash is attacking the challenges of electrification with scale and experience. The company has a comprehensive network of dealers, parts, services, and upfit capabilities to streamline the ownership experience for end users.
As the first company to develop an entirely new, vertically integrated electric platform for the medium duty segment, Harbinger's vehicles offer improvements in safety, driver experience, and productivity, tuned to the needs of commercial fleet operators and specialty vehicle customers.
We're excited to continue our collaborations with electric vehicle manufacturers like Harbinger to deliver sustainable solutions in the last mile and home delivery market," said Dustin Smith, chief strategy officer at Wabash. Wabash intends to be at the forefront of the commercial EV market, leveraging our proprietary DuraPlate® and EcoNex™ material technologies to reduce weight without sacrificing structural integrity of the vehicle. By combining Harbinger's electric chassis with our lightweight and long-lasting truck bodies, together we are building solutions that are responsive to today's dynamic market conditions.
Harbinger is a commercial electric vehicle (EV) company on a mission to transform an industry starving for innovation. Harbinger's best-in-class team of EV, battery, and drivetrain experts have pooled their deep experience to support the growing demand for medium-duty EVs. Leveraging a foundation of proprietary, in-house developed vehicle technologies designed specifically for commercial vehicles, Harbinger is bringing a first-of-its-kind EV platform to market, priced for zero acquisition premium. Harbinger: familiar form, revolutionary foundation. To learn more about Harbinger, please visit www.harbingermotors.com.
As the innovation leader of connected solutions for the transportation, logistics, and distribution industries, Wabash ( NYSE: WNC) is Changing How the World Reaches You®. Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, the company's mission is to enable customers to succeed with breakthrough ideas and solutions that help them move everything from first to final mile. Wabash designs and manufactures a diverse range of products, including: dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade processing equipment.