Cleo | September 27, 2023
Cleo, the pioneer and global leader of the Ecosystem Integration software category and provider of the Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) platform, today announced availability of multiple new platform innovations designed to help organizations optimize supply chain execution through improved control, automation, and visibility of integrations between their ecosystem and their back-office systems.
Cleo President and CEO Mahesh Rajasekharan said, “We’re charting a clear path to frictionless, intelligence-driven ecosystem integration, which will be a cornerstone of our customers’ ability to optimize supply chain execution. CIC 2023 will empower organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions and improve their ecosystem relationships. Our promise to our customers and the market is simple and straightforward: We will continue to push the innovation envelope, with the goal of providing more control to supply chain executives through real-time visibility, automation, AI, and orchestration solutions.”
Cleo’s CIC 2023 platform is the company’s most powerful platform release to date and includes multiple enhancements and new functionality to support the design, operation, and management of these ecosystem integrations, including:
Improved integration design and deployment capabilities for increased velocity in time to value
Enhancements to all Accelerators, which are pre-built, out-of-the-box Order-to-Cash, Procure-to-Pay, Grocery, and Warehousing integrations for automating X12 EDI transactions between a company’s trading partner ecosystem straight into core business applications like Microsoft Dynamics 365 SCM and BC, Oracle NetSuite, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Shopify, and Amazon Seller Central among others.
Ease-of-use updates to several connectors including eBay, Shopify, and Amazon to rapidly build ecosystem integrations.
Portfolio expansion for infrastructure and business connectivity with new and enhanced connectors including Amazon, Shopify, Microsoft SharePoint, Google Cloud Storage, and RosettaNet Implementation Framework (RNIF).
Increased visibility and control to improve supply chain operations
Launched a workload prioritization solution that allows organizations to put business priority first through granular control over business-critical and time-sensitive transactions (by document type or trading partner) that ensure key customer commitments are never missed.
Enabled stronger, more informed, and more confident decision-making through flexibly customizable reporting timeframes which promote tighter alignment between reporting needs and business operations
Released advanced message search capability to discover messages faster. Enables operations to improve customer experience during troubleshooting and monitoring of ecosystem transactions.
Enhanced exception management for faster issue handling and prevention
More robust certificate management that translates to proactive measures to ensure seamless business continuity with key generation, certificate generation, and rollover
Advanced troubleshooting and granular drill-down capabilities enabling operations teams to reduce error resolution time by up to 20% -- resulting in improved ecosystem relationships.
Deeper automation and improved configurability allow integration operations personas to ensure timely delivery of transactions through automatic retries & concurrent sends of errored processes
Reimaged integration development experience and usability provides a fresh approach for developers
Refreshed user interface of the platform integration development environment, allowing a streamlined experience for self-service API and EDI integration.
Redesigned business process development experience streamlines updating and orchestrating of integrations, allowing organizations to quickly implement new integrations and make changes as their business evolves.
Extensible integration logic with a full range of custom actions that empowers users to drive efficiency through comprehensive local commands executed at the orchestration level
Optimizing supply chain execution requires breaking down functional silos, automating critical, time-sensitive business processes, increasing visibility and insights to make better decisions, and providing every organizational persona with control they need to complete day-to-day operations. The key lies in deploying end-to-end ecosystem integrations that bring together different components of a supply chain into a cohesive and seamless digital backbone.
CIC, long recognized as one of the industry’s most powerful cloud integration solutions, is currently used by more than 4,200 logistics, manufacturing, distribution and retail companies throughout the world.
About Cleo Integration Cloud
Cleo Integration Cloud (CIC) is a cloud-based integration platform, purpose-built to design, build, operate, and optimize critical ecosystem integration processes. The CIC platform brings end-to-end integration visibility across API, MFT, EDI, and non-EDI integrations, giving technical and business users the confidence to rapidly onboard trading partners, enable integration between applications, and accelerate revenue-generating business processes. On the platform, businesses have the choice of self-service, managed services, or a blended approach – ensuring complete flexibility and control over their B2B integration strategy.
Cleo is an ecosystem integration software company focused on business outcomes, ensuring each customer’s potential is realized by delivering solutions that make it easy to discover and create value through the movement and integration of B2B enterprise data. Cleo gives customers strategic, “outside-in” visibility into the critical end-to-end business flows happening across their ecosystems of partners and customers, marketplaces, and internal cloud and on-premise applications. Our solutions empower teams to drive business agility, accelerate onboarding, facilitate the modernization of key business processes, and capture new revenue streams by reimagining and remastering their digital ecosystem through robust application, B2B, and data integration technologies.
GXO Logistics, Inc | September 20, 2023
GXO Logistics collaborates with Datasparq to successfully deploy AI solutions, boosting operational efficiency and reducing environmental impact through transportation route optimization.
The company's partnership with industry leaders like Körber's Operator Eye solution transforms its warehousing operations, focusing on automation efficiency, picking accuracy, and streamlined processing times.
GXO's AI-driven route optimization delivers significant environmental benefits, exemplified by its partnership with U.K. retailer Iceland. Reducing road miles, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions underscores GXO's commitment to sustainability.
GXO Logistics, a leading pure-play contract logistics provider, has unveiled the successful deployment of artificial intelligence solutions in its operations. Collaborating with Datasparq, the company has leveraged AI to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and mitigate its environmental footprint through route optimization in transportation. Additionally, GXO is transforming its warehousing operations by partnering with industry leaders like Körber's Operator Eye solution to improve automation efficiency, enhance picking accuracy, and streamline processing times. This strategic integration of AI underscores GXO's commitment to operational excellence and prioritizing the safety and well-being of its workforce.
This collaboration yields remarkable results, particularly in tailored route optimization tools, exemplified by the operations transformation for renowned U.K. retailer Iceland. GXO expertly manages four distribution centers across three temperature ranges, diligently serving over 1,100 stores nationwide on Iceland's behalf. Applying cutting-edge AI technology within this complex network, spanning over 50 million kilometers annually, has delivered substantial benefits.
Steve Pennington, Supply Chain Director of Iceland, stated,
“Iceland was the first food retailer internationally to join the Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040."
[Source – Globe Newswire]
Minimizing road miles and reducing fuel consumption across their fleet without compromising customer service. Steve further mentioned that, with the incorporation of new technologies like AI and through their strong partnerships with GXO and Datasparq, they were progressing towards this goal.
GXO Logistics has positioned itself as an industry leader in automation, with approximately 30% of its revenue originating from automated solutions, a substantial increase compared to the industry average of 8%. In the first quarter of 2023, the company set a remarkable record by achieving a 64% year-over-year increase in total technology and automated solutions deployment. This demonstrates GXO's unwavering dedication to harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to optimize its logistics operations comprehensively. GXO remains on top of technological changes in the logistics industry, and keeps giving its customers more value by improving its speed, accuracy, and service quality.
Iceland's commitment to sustainability is underscored by the reduction of over 900,000 kilometers driven from a single depot each year, leading to a remarkable decrease in diesel consumption by more than 25,000 liters and a substantial overall carbon emission savings of over 720 tonnes. In addition, this strategic AI implementation empowers GXO drivers to allocate more time to high-value tasks, significantly enhancing productivity and job satisfaction. This success story exemplifies GXO's dedication to innovation, efficiency, and sustainable logistics solutions.
Ryder System, Inc | September 27, 2023
Ryder System, Inc., a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, announces it is named among the Top 10 3PLs in the 2023 Readers’ Choice Excellence Awards by Inbound Logistics for the second consecutive year. Considering nearly 12,500 votes cast by supply chain decision-makers from some of the world’s best-known brands, the Inbound Logistics audience shortlists the top ten 3PLs they trust most to solve supply chain challenges.
“World-class 3PLs offer innovative and efficient ways to wring every ounce of productivity from enterprise operations,” says Felecia Stratton, editor of Inbound Logistics. “We’re pleased to recognize Ryder for making the investment in the solutions and expertise that empowered logistics, supply chain, and transportation excellence for customers in 2023.”
To fully optimize supply chain and transportation networks, Ryder continues to build on $1.3 billion in strategic investments it has made over the past five years to develop, acquire, and invest in innovative customer-facing technologies, products, and services.
In August, the company announced the establishment of Baton, A Ryder Technology Lab based out of Silicon Valley. Led by some of the brightest minds from the world’s most respected tech firms and learning institutions, the lab’s first mission is to create a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered digital platform and optimization engine that facilitates a new, integrated approach to managing transportation networks for customers where seasonality and fluctuating demand inhibit the continuous use of resources.
In July, Ryder rolled out Torque by Ryder™, a first-of-its-kind retail mobile maintenance service that fleet owners can access via desktop, smartphone, or tablet to schedule, receive, track, and pay for mobile maintenance solutions at their place of business – all without a contract.
And, in May, Ryder announced RyderElectric+™, a turnkey solution to help customers navigate the electric vehicle landscape, inclusive of developing a transition roadmap with electrification advisors, vehicles, charging, telematics, and maintenance. In addition, Ryder announced plans to introduce up to 4,000 BrightDrop electric vans to its lease and rental fleet through 2025.
“By strategically investing in and piloting new technologies, Ryder is uniquely positioned to ensure our customers have access to the innovations that will keep their supply chain and transportation networks ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving environment – and, just as importantly, access to implementation expertise as well as data scientists to turn analytics into actionable insights,” says Karen Jones, chief marketing officer and head of new product innovation for Ryder. “We strive each and every day to ensure our customers can deliver on their promises to their customers, so to be recognized for that in such a prestigious way is priceless.”
As a fully integrated port-to-door transportation and supply chain logistics provider, Ryder provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions to some of the world’s most recognizable brands representing more than 20 industries. By combining cutting-edge technology and business intelligence tools with nearly 90 years of operational know-how, Ryder custom-engineers solutions around its customers’ operations rather than trying to fit them into a one-size-fits-all formula.
About Ryder System, Inc.
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. It provides supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, full-service leasing, maintenance, commercial truck rental, and used vehicle sales to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. In addition, Ryder manages nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates approximately 300 warehouses encompassing more than 95 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce.
About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics, the demand-driven logistics magazine, is the leading multi-channel content provider targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. Inbound Logistics’ mission is to provide the information and solutions enabling companies of all sizes to become demand-driven enterprises by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply.