KlearNow.AI | March 14, 2023
KlearNow, smart Logistics as a Service (LaaS) platform, announced the rebranding of KlearNow as KlearNow.AI. The rebranding is to better reflect the company's mission towards advancing the global logistics industry with cutting-edge AI and ML technologies.
KlearNow.AI has become a global leader in LaaS with a rapid 30x revenue growth in the past two years. It offers smart solutions that assist businesses in addressing the increasingly complex challenges that supply chain industries face. This rebranding signifies a turning point in the company's journey and underscores its dedication to utilizing AI and ML to bring greater innovation and automating workflows in the logistics sector.
Since its establishment in 2018, KlearNow.AI's AI and ML-powered platform has accelerated customs entry, and drayage processes, boosted productivity for freight brokers, forwarders, importers/exporters, and truckers by identifying exceptions, automating data capture, and eliminating defects, waiting time, overproduction, and manual rework. It also offers end-to-end shipment visibility to the related parties simultaneously. In addition to the speed and precision of its customs clearance and drayage process, which eliminates bottlenecks and costly delays, over one thousand organizations have already adopted its AI and ML-based platform.
By digitizing and automating import processes, KlearNow.AI enables industry 4.0 by dynamically connecting customs brokers, importers, freight forwarders, carriers, and truckers with shipments. This delivers real-time tracking of containers from origin to destination, extending shipment data connectivity and visibility.
KlearNow.AI is a smart Logistics as a Service (LaaS) platform committed to simplifying global trade with AI and ML-driven products, making logistics cost-effective, clear and transparent by transforming B2B supply chains. It is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and is rapidly expanding its presence beyond the U.S. to the U.K., Canada, Spain, India, and now the Netherlands. It has doubled its global workforce and added over a thousand new customers across various industries, including furniture, industrial/manufacturing, food & beverage, automotive/transportation, apparel/footwear, and chemicals.
Blue Yonder | March 17, 2023
Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), a leading global sleep company, today announced that it is digitally transforming its supply chain planning capabilities with Blue Yonder. SSB is in the process of implementing Blue Yonder’s SaaS-based Integrated Demand and Supply Planning solution, part of Luminate® Planning, into its existing Advanced Planning System (APS) to improve manufacturing efficiency and meet ongoing customer demand, as well as support the company’s ongoing growth efforts.
“At Serta Simmons Bedding, we are focused on helping people sleep better so that they can live healthier lives, and we are continuing to enhance our supply chain capabilities to ensure we deliver on that promise,” said Bhavani Subramanian, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Serta Simmons Bedding. “The implementation of Blue Yonder’s solution is the latest step in our effort to further build a high-performing and resilient supply chain so that we can continue providing excellent, on-time in full service to our retail partners and, ultimately, sleepers.”
Blue Yonder’s Integrated Demand and Supply Planning solution will enable SSB to better understand changing demand patterns and support advanced planning of raw materials. Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning prescriptive recommendations, the solution offers a holistic and connected view of the supply chain planning process supporting the company’s forecast accuracy and inventory management efforts.
“We developed the Blue Yonder solution to help companies optimize their planning capabilities and improve manufacturing efficiencies,” said Terry Turner, President - Manufacturing, Blue Yonder. “We are excited to team up with Serta Simmons Bedding to enhance their supply chain and support their efforts to deliver industry-leading sleep solutions to both retailers and consumers.”
About Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Our end-to-end, cognitive business platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to best fulfill customer demand from planning through delivery. With Blue Yonder, you’ll unify your data, supply chain and retail commerce operations to unlock new business opportunities and drive automation, control and orchestration to enable more profitable, sustainable business decisions.
Stord | March 20, 2023
BRANDED Group, the leading operator of global digital-first consumer brands, today announced its partnership with Stord, the Cloud Supply Chain leader, to unlock faster and more efficient logistics for its portfolio of brands while exceeding customer delivery expectations.
BRANDED acquires and works with top-performing businesses to transform them into global consumer brands and, since launching in 2020, is known for identifying brands with potential for rapid expansion and forward-thinking ideas. BRANDED provides resources, capital, and expertise to support its leading brands including Puracy, Key Nutrients, OTOTO, Viking Revolution, and Fullstar with many others that are extremely successful in the e-commerce space.
As BRANDED continues to add new brands to its community of challenger brands, logistics opportunities multiply, with streamlining each brand's supply chain becoming a top priority for finding greater efficiencies. With this daunting task, BRANDED has turned to Stord to be its single supply chain partner managing fulfillment for all sales channels across North America.
Rather than managing multiple supply chain partners for each individual brand, BRANDED can lean on Stord for quick, reliable delivery via Stord's best-in-class logistics services and its integrated Stord One Commerce technology used to connect, orchestrate, and optimize all disparate elements of BRANDED's entire supply chain.
"At BRANDED, we pride ourselves in creating brands that consumers love, but that means delivering not just the product. It means creating an exceptional customer experience, at a cost that is efficient for the business, and at scale for the companies in our portfolio," said Pierre Poignant, co-founder and CEO of BRANDED. "Stord is a true partner in delivering on customer expectations and providing greater visibility into the entire supply chain across our brands."
"It's critical for BRANDED to achieve an efficient and scalable supply chain for its suite of brands while still delivering an exceptional customer experience. And as its growth continues, this will only become more important," said Sean Henry, CEO and co-founder of Stord. "The BRANDED team has proven expertise in e-commerce and retail, and we're proud they've chosen us as its supply chain partner to exceed consumer expectations."
This year, Stord has significantly expanded its physical offerings, including additional port-to-porch logistics capabilities, temperature-controlled logistics in collaboration with Fresh Del Monte, and increased network capacity. It has also introduced new technology offerings, including Stord Parcel, a carrier-agnostic last-mile delivery solution with advanced modeling to automatically choose the most efficient and cost-effective carrier and service level that meets the expected delivery date for all packages, and Stord One Commerce software that helps brands connect, orchestrate, and optimize their entire supply chains. To learn more about Stord's Cloud Supply Chain approach, visit stord.com.
Stord is the leading Cloud Supply Chain provider enabling companies to compete and grow with world-class logistics—including warehousing, freight, and fulfillment—in a single, integrated platform that's available exactly when and where they need it. Hundreds of B2B and B2C companies like REDCON1, goodr, TruConnect, American Giant, Native, Tula, Advance Auto Parts, Thrasio, and Dollar General use Stord to make their supply chains perform with the speed, flexibility, and ease of the cloud. Led by former operators from Amazon, XPO, and Manhattan Associates, Stord is headquartered in Atlanta and backed by leading investors, including Kleiner Perkins, BOND, Franklin Templeton, Founders Fund, Lux Capital, D1 Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Susa Ventures, and Lineage Logistics.