prnewswire | May 30, 2023
One of the largest privately held logistics companies in the U.S., Warehouse Specialists, LLC (WSI), has selected Metafora to assist with WSI's technology strategy for its brokerage and managed transportation offerings. The goal of this partnership is to further modernize and improve the WSI freight unit's technology and make better use of its data.
"The technology approach for our warehouse business has been to take best-in-class software modules from a variety of vendors and tie them together to provide our customers with a truly reliable and data-rich experience. Our transportation business requires the same thing. Metafora has a unique combination of deep technology expertise, operating experience, and market knowledge. It also shares WSI's commitment to customer service. Partnering with Metafora was an easy decision," says Peter Davis, VP and General Manager of Fulfillment and Chemical for WSI.
The partnership with WSI on its digital freight initiative will focus on technology selection and data strategy to support rapid growth goals and ensure consistent and top tier customer experience.
"Metafora is excited to partner with WSI on this journey. They have an incredible team, an incredible reputation, and an incredible track record of delivering for their customers. Delivering our technology and industry expertise will ensure that WSI remains an industry leader in all facets of their business through this digital transformation," added Ryan Schreiber, Metafora's Chief Growth Officer.
As the freight tech landscape continues to evolve, Metafora is uniquely positioned to help trucking companies, shippers, 3PLs, freight brokers, freight forwarders, and others in the transportation and supply chain industry navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities. With a focus on technology and data-driven solutions, Metafora helps businesses achieve greater efficiency, cost savings, and customer satisfaction.
Founded in 1966, WSI is one of the largest privately-held 3PLs in the U.S. Through its roughly 14 million square feet of warehousing space, asset and non-asset transportation offerings, and large rail network, WSI provides absolute supply chain reliability for customers ranging in size from the Fortune 500 to recent startups.
prnewswire | June 01, 2023
Infoplus Commerce and eHub, two leading providers of software in the logistics and supply chain space, join forces to offer a comprehensive solution for growth in warehousing. The partnership will provide customers with access to the best shipping rates available, a powerful WMS, and a seamless integration between the two softwares, streamlining their operations and increasing their efficiency.
"Our partnership with eHub is a natural fit, and we are thrilled to offer our customers a complete end-to-end solution for their logistics and supply chain needs," said Peter Hubert, CEO of Infoplus Commerce. "With our industry-leading WMS and eHub's expertise in supply chain shipping, we are well-positioned to help our customers achieve their goals and stay ahead of the competition."
The integration between the two systems will allow customers to manage their inventory, orders, and shipping from a single platform, with real-time updates and tracking information. With access to the best shipping rates, customers can save on shipping costs and increase their margins. Additionally, customers can benefit from the wealth of data available through the combined system, enabling them to make informed decisions about their operations and supply chain management.
"We are excited about our partnership with Infoplus Commerce, because of the competitive advantage it will give our customers," said Wade Sleater, CEO of eHub. "Our combined knowledge of logistics and technology, and our focus on customer service and innovation, provides a complete solution for our customers to be successful with their fulfillment."
eHub connects shippers with carriers, shopping carts, and marketplaces to provide flexibility and competitive advantage through a dynamic API. The eHub solutions provide businesses with cost savings and new revenue through competitive rates, responsive customer services, pre-negotiated shipping contracts, and the eHub Network. The eHub Network offers a variety of complementary advantages to merchants looking for the best 3PL value and advantages to 3PLs looking for new business opportunities.
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.