PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING,LOGISTICS
Schneider | August 08, 2022
Schneider (NYSE: SNDR), a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind digital marketplace to give bulk shippers more freedom and visibility 24/7.The company is expanding its impressive Schneider FreightPower® technology lineup to create a revolutionary digital marketplace for bulk shippers. The transportation giant is leading the charge to digitize the bulk industry by taking the complexity out of quoting, booking and tracking and improving simplicity for shippers.
“We know shippers are busy, and their time is valuable. With Schneider FreightPower, they can book a bulk load from their smartphone or computer, We are giving shippers time, independence and solutions— all backed by Schneider’s trusted brand.”
-Schneider Senior Vice President of Bulk Jason Howe
With Schneider FreightPower shippers can instantly quote and book their freight. Once booked, customers use FreightPower to track the progress of their shipment from pickup to delivery — giving shippers complete freight management.
We are improving access to capacity, so shippers can do business better than ever, Schneider President and CEO Mark Rourke.
Schneider is one of a few major carriers with bulk capacity, which it has offered for more than 50 years, making it the perfect fit to create a digital marketplace for bulk transportation.
Shippers can access Schneider FreightPower at schneider.com/freight-shipping-solutions/freightpower-technology to learn more and register. For more information, Schneider Senior Vice President of Bulk Jason Howe is available for media interviews.
Schneider is a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management, Port Logistics and Logistics Consulting. With nearly $5.6 billion in annual revenue, Schneider has been safely delivering superior customer experiences and investing in innovation for over 85 years. The company’s digital marketplace, Schneider FreightPower®, is revolutionizing the industry giving shippers access to an expanded, highly flexible capacity network and provides carriers with unmatched access to quality drop-and-hook freight – Always Delivering, Always Ahead.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY,TRANSPORTATION
Pitney Bowes | July 27, 2022
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services, today announced the latest release of its Designed Delivery platform, which includes new regional delivery options. Designed Delivery uses the Pitney Bowes modular Global Ecommerce network to configure bespoke services based on the needs of direct-to-consumer logistics teams.The following service areas are being launched currently:
Northern and Southern California Regions for origins near Los Angeles and San Francisco
Northeast Region for origins near New York and Boston
“This new release of Designed Delivery marks an important juncture in the growth and maturation of our Global Ecommerce business, With the goal of integrating prior acquisitions into a fully automated national parcels network complete, Pitney Bowes is working to unlock new value for clients by helping to simplify one of the most fragmented carrier markets: regional delivery. We are bringing our investments in automation, robotics, and machine learning to bear across our national network to help our clients achieve cost-effective, regionalized delivery at scale. This is the first wave of several we have planned for our regional delivery offerings.”
-Gregg Zegras, EVP & President, Pitney Bowes Global Ecommerce
As retailers and their third-party logistics (3PL) partners have increasingly moved to distributed inventory models, the need for regionalized services have become critical. This shift, however, creates complexity for shippers in determining how to allocate volumes among regional carriers as well as solving for first-mile transportation into regional networks. Recent BOXpoll research found that more than one-third of shippers (and more than half of large shippers) are attempting to diversify their carrier bases but face obstacles with technology and the fear of losing volume discounts.
Leveraging its focus and expertise in the ecommerce industry, paired with the company’s nationwide network of highly automated sort centers and best-in-class technologies, Pitney Bowes Designed Delivery service makes regionalized shipping easier by processing packages at scale and routing through regional last mile networks within 1-3 days in select zip codes. The company’s highly regarded support teams provide a complimentary consultation to analyze and model which parcels each shipper can allocate to a regional service and still maximize national volume tier discounts, with routing guides that can be easily configured into a client’s shipping system. The service includes first-mile transportation as an optional component, to minimize effort for shippers to support regionalized delivery.
“We’ve made a lot of strides in upgrading our organic network this year to generate better performance,” said Zegras. “These improvements benefit all of our clients—including those using us for national delivery—but we are also better able to cater to those shippers looking for a regionalized model. These advancements coupled with our best-in-class support teams and service design technologies allow us to build unique, flexible delivery solutions around the specific needs of our clients.”
Designed Delivery is part of Pitney Bowes next-generation suite of services which makes ecommerce fulfillment, delivery, returns, and cross-border logistics easier for shippers by providing unparalleled flexibility, insight, transparency, and consultative support. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes at www.pitneybowes.com/ecommerce.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services to more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500. Small business, retail, enterprise, and government clients around the world rely on Pitney Bowes to remove the complexity of sending mail and parcels. For the latest news, corporate announcements and financial results visit https://www.pitneybowes.com/us/newsroom.html. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes at www.pitneybowes.com.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
PCS Software | July 08, 2022
PCS Software (PCS), the leading all-in-one, AI-driven transportation management platform for shippers, carriers, brokers and 3PL announced that on July 5, 2022 Wastequip went live on the PCS Shipper TMS (transportation management system) Platform. Wastequip, the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment, is now using the PCS Shipper TMS to manage planning, dispatch, and carrier payments for all truckload and LTL shipments across North America.
PCS Shipper TMS is a cloud-based platform that automates and optimizes inbound and outbound freight across all modes including automated rating, routing, tendering, carrier management, and scheduling. As Wastequip moves from using a 3PL provider to managing freight and logistics internally, PCS' Shipper TMS platform provides Wastequip's Transportation team with improved visibility to manage commercial carrier relationships from planning through execution and settlement.
"PCS is excited to partner with Wastequip delivering a more intuitive, automated, and efficient transportation management process We are proud of the work the PCS and Wastequip teams have completed to enable Wastequip to more effectively manage freight with less time and resources."
-Chris Poelma, CEO of PCS.
Starting in March, 2022, PCS Software worked closely with Wastequip to align and configure the Shipper TMS to meet Wastequip's business strategy and objectives. PCS's strong industry knowledge and partnership with Wastequip made us confident that we could quickly and successfully implement the PCS Shipper TMS platform, said Jon Calder, Director of Logistics at Wastequip. With PCS's Shipper TMS and REST API framework, we are able to run a seamless, fully-integrated process to receive orders directly from our Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP system into the TMS, plan and manage shipments in real-time, and process AP files directly over for payment as soon as the shipment arrives.
About PCS Software
PCS Software is an AI-powered transportation management platform leader driving disruptive innovation for mid to large-sized enterprise shippers, carriers, and brokers in the United States and Canada. Cloud-based, API-integrated, PCS Software automates the entire transportation logistics operation via a single, comprehensive solution. Accessible via the web or the companion mobile app, the PCS platform delivers powerful functionality to manage rate and route optimization, mode selection, dispatch/tendering, carrier and fleet management, safety & compliance, freight yard management, settlement/accounting, and more. For more information, please visit www.PCSSoft.com.
Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste-handling equipment, with an international network of manufacturing facilities and the most extensive dealer network in the industry. Wastequip's broad range of waste and recycling equipment, trucks, and systems is used to collect, process, and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste, and organics. Wastequip is the parent company of Toter®, Pioneer™, Mountain Tarp™, Wastebuilt, Amrep™, Galbreath®, Wastequip WRX, ConFab, ContainerPros and Accurate™. For more information, visit www.wastequip.com.