Business Wire | October 26, 2023
QAD Inc., a leading provider of next-generation manufacturing and supply chain solutions in the cloud, announced that Envista, a global family of more than 30 trusted dental brands operating in more than 120 countries, has selected QAD Global Trade and Transportation Execution (GTTE) for high volume parcel, heavy freight and white glove deliveries.
The deployment of QAD Transportation Execution in the cloud enables Envista to make time-critical deliveries, standardize shipping across global locations and reduce transportation costs. In addition, Envista has deployed QAD Delivery Exception Management, a centralized portal to track all deliveries, anywhere in the world, with alerts for potential in-transit disruptions.
“Implementing a leading TMS system globally will enable us to further improve on our core strategic objective of running a highly customer centric operation,” said Hans Gernler van Marle, senior director transportation & logistics EMEA and APAC at Envista. “By continuous improvement, leveraging innovation where possible, we make sure we keep at the forefront of providing our customers with the best and most dependable transportation services available in a globally ever changing market.”
“Envista is a company with truly global operations, with manufacturing and distribution locations across EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific region. Due to the time-critical nature of its products and services, the ability to connect to global and local carrier networks is critical for Envista’s customer success. As such, the company needed a global partner that could support its shipping needs everywhere in the world,” said Carter Lloyds, chief product and marketing officer at QAD. “No other solution comes close in terms of worldwide coverage and the ability to ensure critical shipments reach their destination on-time and in full.”
QAD Transportation Execution is a multi-carrier, multimodal, multilingual shipping solution. Industry leaders in every region of the world rely on QAD GTTE to leverage thousands of carrier services and manage millions of global trade and shipping transactions every day.
ACERTUS | November 07, 2023
ACERTUS, a leading automotive logistics-as-a-service platform, has unveiled its new Transportation Management System (TMS). This cutting-edge system grants vehicle shippers unparalleled visibility into their operations, featuring real-time GPS tracking, advanced digital inspection data, automated reporting, and customized data visualization. By harnessing the power of machine learning and seamless connectivity with ACERTUS' digitally-enabled transport network, this platform successfully addresses a long-standing challenge within the vehicle shipping process—namely, the lack of transparency regarding asset location as it traverses the supply chain.
Trent Broberg, the Chief Executive Officer at ACERTUS, remarked that modern-day technology has made it extremely easy to track products ordered online during the delivery process. However, there still existed substantial blind spots when it came to shipping cars. In this context, he explained that their new Transportation Management System is driving the industry forward by providing shippers with real-time vehicle visibility, modernizing the process, and eliminating guesswork.
The TMS connects shippers with the largest multimodal transport network of carriers and drive-away drivers in North America. It simplifies and streamlines auto shipping, offering instant quotes, single and multi-VIN ordering, standard and expedited shipping rates, and API connectivity for seamless integration with existing operating systems.
This release represents ACERTUS' ongoing commitment to delivering advanced, proprietary products that enhance automotive supply chain management.
ACERTUS is a leading omnichannel automotive logistics as a service platform that provides integrated end-to-end solutions for vehicle lifecycle management. By placing a strong emphasis on technology and innovation, ACERTUS offers a comprehensive suite of services, including vehicle storage, transport, maintenance, registration, title, care & maintenance, repossession, freight transport and compliance services, among others. The company consolidates these services under one roof, thereby significantly enhancing efficiency and reliability for its customers throughout the entire vehicle journey.
PR Newswire | November 03, 2023
Baxter Planning, the leading provider of Service Parts Management technology, today announced that Siemens Healthineers, a leading medical technology company, has selected Baxter Planning as their long-term Service Supply Chain partner. Siemens Healthineers will be leveraging Baxter Planning's BaxterPredict, an end-to-end predictive platform to support the global Service Supply Chain at Siemens Healthineers Customer Services.
After an extensive evaluation, Siemens Healthineers selected Baxter Planning based on their leading Service Parts Planning solution and domain expertise. Through Baxter's advanced support system and Center of Excellence (CoE), their customers have access to professional input from the most qualified experts in the space, earning Baxter Planning the tagline, "Your Partners in Planning" and multiple industry awards.
Another feature that set Baxter Planning apart for Siemens Healthineers is BaxterPredict's Total Cost Optimization capability, which enables companies to plan for low volume, intermittent demand patterns, ensuring the right mix of parts are stocked at the correct location.
Healthcare Service Business is also a space where emergency situations demand partners like Siemens Healthineers to act fast, with the potential to result in excess shipping expenses. BaxterPredict's Automated Replenishment will help them minimize freight shipping costs and burn down excess inventory throughout their global Service Supply Chain with a replenishment strategy that prioritizes stocking from the smartest location. To help Siemens Healthineers reach even more of a strategic edge, Installed Based Planning can allow them to plan according to the growth or decline of their equipment base and highlight critical client contracts for enhanced coverage. With this dynamic feature, they will be able to drive better service levels and higher first-time fix rates for technician visits, improving service operations, and enhancing the customer Net-Promoter-Score.
Operating in more than 70 countries, 90% of leading hospitals work with Siemens Healthineers around the globe to support their patients. With over 15,000 granted patents, Siemens Healthineers is focused on pioneering breakthroughs in healthcare and delivering world-class support to their clients.
"With such a sprawling operation, our requirements can get too complicated for most planning platforms quite quickly. We needed a powerful, dynamic solution that gives us actionable insights based on a massive amount of data, and we found that in BaxterPredict", stated Klaus Rueth, Senior Vice President, Customer Service Managed Logistics, Siemens Healthineers.
"BaxterPredict is becoming an industry standard in the medical technology field, which is exciting because of the huge impact medical technologies can have on individuals' lives. I believe our partnership with Siemens Healthineers will help improve healthcare as a whole and bring life-preserving efficiency to emergency situations," added Mårten Gustafsson, Chief Revenue Officer, Baxter Planning.
The Baxter Planning Predictive Service Supply Chain Platform solution connects disparate workflows and teams with predictive insights that drive significant productivity gains, cost savings, and customer satisfaction.
This new, predictive approach to inventory planning, demand forecasting, product-lifecycle planning, operations-workflow monitoring, reverse logistics, and customer-escalation management unlocks significant new value for Service Supply Chain organizations.
About Baxter Planning
Baxter Planning is the world leader in Service Parts Management technology. Global customers rely on their software to better manage their service supply chain. The company's BaxterPredict™ end-to-end predictive platform transforms Service Supply Chain management, driving cost reduction, resiliency, optimization, and end-to-end visibility control, reducing inventory, logistics, and operations costs, while helping customers improve services revenue and better manage service outcomes. Customers using Baxter Planning's software manage $11B in inventory across 35,000 locations in 120 countries.
Baxter Planning is a portfolio company of Polaris Partners, a private investment firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, and New York.