SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
prnewswire | May 29, 2023
GEP, a leading provider of supply chain strategy, software, and services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, today announced the launch of a suite of solutions within GEP SOFTWARE that uses OpenAI's ChatGPT technology through Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service.This integration offers clients an intuitive interface to query data, automate processes and improve decision-making to optimize operations.
"The AI capabilities from Microsoft are a giant leap forward. This integration provides our clients with a conversational-based interface that is more intuitive, allowing them to derive actionable insights and improve global procurement and supply operations like never before, unlocking new levels of efficiency and productivity," said Subhash Makhija, chief executive officer, GEP. "We're using generative AI capabilities through Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to identify operational gaps and risks in supplier contracts and brainstorm ways to optimize procurement and value chains."
"This collaboration aims to accelerate AI-driven innovation to deliver more efficient and sustainable global procurement and supply chains for our joint customers," said Alvaro Celis, vice president of ISV Sales for Microsoft.
GEP SOFTWARE, used in 120 countries, is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. It includes GEP SMART™, named the world's best procurement software, encompassing spend analysis, sourcing, contract management, supplier management, savings project management, catalog management, and category workbench, and GEP NEXXE™, the next-generation cloud-native supply chain unified platform. Microsoft's generative AI capabilities are incorporated into the GEP MINERVA™ suite of AI and machine learning (ML) engine enabling cross-organization data analytics and decision support. GEP SOFTWARE enables global companies to drive optimum efficiency, agility, visibility and actionable intelligence into all procurement, purchasing and supply chain functions while eliminating burdensome infrastructure and support costs to achieve maximum ROI.
About GEP Software
GEP Software provides award-winning digital procurement and supply chain platforms that help global enterprises become more agile, resilient, competitive and profitable.
With beautifully rendered interfaces and flexible workflows, GEP provides users fresh, intuitive digital workspaces that yield extraordinary levels of user adoption and meaningful gains in team and personal productivity.
GEP products capitalize on machine learning and cognitive computing, advanced data and semantic technologies, IoT, mobile and cloud technologies, and are designed to incorporate continual innovations in technology.
GEP's software integrates quickly and easily with third-party and legacy systems, such as SAP, Oracle and all other major ERP and F&A software. And with superb support and service, GEP is an industry leader in customer satisfaction and loyalty.
A leader in multiple Gartner Magic Quadrants, GEP's cloud-native software and digital business platforms consistently win awards and recognition from industry analysts, research firms and media outlets, including Gartner, Forrester, IDC, Procurement Leaders and Spend Matters.
GEP SOFTWARE is part of Clark, NJ-based GEP — the world's leading provider of procurement and supply chain strategy, software and managed services.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
businesswire | June 01, 2023
Kinaxis Inc. the authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, announced today announced that the market’s leading supply chain management solution, Kinaxis RapidResponse is available on Google Cloud and in the Marketplace.
RapidResponse supports key business processes such as demand and supply planning, integrated business planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP) and inventory management, and delivers end-to-end transparency with its control tower capabilities. Concurrent planning breaks down organizational silos, unifies disparate data under a single all-inclusive data model, and codifies business-wide trust through the continuous alignment of everyone and everything across a company’s end-to-end supply chain.
“We’re pleased the Kinaxis platform is now available on Google Cloud,” said Dai Vu, Managing Director, Cloud Marketplace & ISV GTM Initiatives at Google Cloud. “Customers can deploy Kinaxis via the Google Cloud Marketplace, helping quickly utilize Kinaxis’ supply chain management capabilities on Google Cloud’s trusted, global infrastructure.”
Digital transformation of supply chain planning is a top initiative for growing companies across the world. By making RapidResponse available on Google Cloud and it’s Marketplace, more companies will be able to take advantage of the supply chain agility Kinaxis delivers, by accelerating buying cycles and using RapidResponse to help contribute towards an organization’s pre-committed cloud consumption amounts.
“The availability and partnership with Google Cloud helps Kinaxis scale our capabilities and deliver RapidResponse anywhere in the world in a quick and efficient manner,” said John Sicard, CEO of Kinaxis. “By combining RapidResponse and our unique technique of concurrent planning with the scale, flexibility, and environmental efficiency of Google Cloud, we empower companies with the supply chain agility and resilience they need to make decisions that positively impact people and the planet, including during times of massive disruption, as we’re continue to see across the globe.”
Kinaxis is a ninth-time Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ Leader1, and is positioned furthest for the Completeness of Vision and highest on Ability to Execute in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions. Kinaxis serves top-tier customers around the world in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, high-tech and electronics, industrial, life sciences, and retail industries, including Toyota, Unilever, Schneider Electric, Santen, and more.
This availability expands Kinaxis’ multi-cloud approach, which enables the deployment of RapidResponse and its suite of connected applications either on a Kinaxis-hosted and supported private cloud, or a public cloud, such as Google Cloud.
1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions, P. Orup Lund, T. Payne, J. Suleski, C, Thomson, A. Salley, May 2, 2023
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About Kinaxis Inc.
Everyday volatility and uncertainty demand quick action. Kinaxisdelivers the agility to make fast, confident decisions across integrated business planning and the digital supply chain. People can plan better, live better and change the world. Trusted by innovative brands, we combine human intelligence with AI and concurrent planning to help companies plan for any future, monitor risks and opportunities and respond at the pace of change. Powered by an extensible, cloud-based platform, Kinaxis delivers industry-proven applications so everyone can know sooner, act faster and remove waste.
prnewswire | June 02, 2023
Radiant Logistics, Inc. a technology-enabled global transportation and value-added logistics services company, today announced the continued expansion of its Service By Air ("SBA") Network with a new location in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston operation will leverage Radiant's robust technology platform, purchasing power and global network to provide a comprehensive level of domestic and international freight forwarding and logistics services.
With over 27years of experience, David Naman will lead SBA-Boston servicing a diversified base of domestic and international customers. "We are very excited to be joining the Radiant/SBA Network," said Naman. "As a people and service-oriented group, it is important that we align ourselves with an organization that has the people, process and technology to help us to meet and exceed our customers' expectations. For us, the Radiant Network matches our needs perfectly and we are delighted to be flying the Radiant/SBA flag here in Boston."
"We are very proud to have David and the entire Boston team joining us," remarked Radiant's Founder and CEO, Bohn Crain. "Their expertise, particularly in supporting the Medical & Bio Tech, Military and Electronics & High-Tech verticals is a perfect fit for our network. We remain committed to our strategic operating partners and supporting logistics entrepreneurs like David, who are passionate about providing exceptional service to customers both here at home and around the world. Our strength and stability provide our strategic partners the ideal platform to protect and grow their business. We are excited to support David and his team with a dedicated network and complete toolbox of resources including the recently completed upgrade of our SAP TM operating platform. We welcome them and look forward to celebrating their continued success for years to come."
About Service By Air
Service By Air founded in 1972, is a member of the Radiant family of companies and provides worldwide transportation and logistics services through a network of approximately 100 company-owned and exclusive agent offices across North America. The company services a diversified account base that includes manufacturers, distributors and government agencies, using a network of independent carriers and international agents positioned strategically around the world. To learn more about how to join the Service By Air Network please contact Tim O'Brien, SVP and General Manager at (305) 495-8669.
About Radiant Logistics
Radiant Logistics, Inc.operates as a third-party logistics company, providing technology-enabled global transportation and value-added logistics services primarily to customers in the United States and Canada. Through its comprehensive service officering, Radiant provides domestic and international freight forwarding along with truck and rail brokerage services to a diversified account base including manufactures, distributors and retailers, which it supports from an extensive network of Radiant and agent-owned offices throughout North America and other key markets around the world. Radiant's value-added logistics services include warehouse and distribution, customs brokerage, order fulfillment, inventory management and technology services.