Flock Freight | February 01, 2023
On January 31st, 2023, Flock Freight, a company using proprietary technology to pool freight at scale, announced a partnership with BluJay Solutions, e2Open's subsidiary, to improve service for large shippers who use BluJay's popular TMS (transportation management system) platform.
BluJay users can now access FlockDirect rates in the TMS platform without delay due to this integration, which utilizes an API connection that enables real-time communication between the two software. This new feature will streamline and expedite booking on FlockDirect so shippers can enjoy the advantages of Shared Truckload. Flock Freight's more innovative alternative to traditional shipping, Shared Truckload searches and fills vacant truck spaces to move goods more economically and sustainably. This proprietary service ensures that shippers' freight is on the most efficient routes and that their wares arrive on time and in good condition.
Customers of BluJay will now receive more dynamic rates and improved pricing based on the quantity of freight they ship. Other features include easy access to FlockDirect rates with minimal setup time and shippers receiving instant quotes for non-contracted rates, eliminating the need to visit multiple spot boards or call to request prices.
Flock customers can still browse FlockDirect non-contracted rates via Flock's native web application or using EDI and API integrations with other prominent TMS, such as Banyan, Kuebix, Project 44, and more.
Flock Freight's Chief Operating Officer, Chris Pickett, shared, "Our partnership with BluJay Solutions helps us meet more shippers where they are and where they want to buy." He added, "Now, anyone who uses BluJay's TMS platform, whether they're a new or existing Flock Freight customer, can instantly view and book FlockDirect services. Our goal with this integration is to help shippers of all shapes and sizes discover how Shared Truckload simply outperforms traditional shipping modes in many cases, driving immediate value to their bottom line."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Flock Freight
Founded in 2015 and based in California, Flock Freight is reimagining supply chains with more intelligent and greener shipping solutions. By leveraging its patent-protected technology, Flock Freight matches schedules, locations, and compatible shipments, identifying the best options among billions of possible combinations to pool freight on a large scale. Among the first freight shipping companies to receive B Corporation certification, the firm’s solutions for filling trucks and optimizing routes result in up to a 40% reduction in carbon emissions compared to conventional methods. The company was recently named one of TIME's Most Influential Companies in the World and one of CNBC's Disruptor 50.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUPPLY CHAIN
Sonatype | February 03, 2023
A pioneer of software supply chain management, Sonatype recently announced its new cloud offerings. With the new offerings, the company has simplified, unified, and built innovative software securely. Additionally, with the latest offerings, Sonatype becomes the only Software Composition Analysis (SCA) and Application Security Testing (AST) tool available that offers Cloud, Disconnected deployment, and Self-Hosted options - giving maximum flexibility and control to its customers.
Sonatype's unique offering comprises of proprietary intelligence, industry-leading research, and AI behavioral analysis, enables businesses to manage their software supply chains at scale and deliver products with safer open source and faster delivery times. With these flexible deployment options, Sonatype solutions can run anywhere an organization needs them to, and they can help teams shift-left without running into any operational problems.
The deployment options include cloud with enterprise-grade security, self-hosting on the organization's servers, and availability of the Nexus Disconnected Environment (NDE), the only open source and dependency management solution for air-gapped environments
The industry pioneer and inventor of componentized software development, Sonatype constantly works on the possibility of software supply chain management and open-source security. The development is followed by surging market demand and another remarkable year of growth for the company.
President at Sonatype, Alex Berry, said, "With Sonatype, there is no tradeoff between risk management and productivity. Over 2,000 organizations and 15 million software developers already rely on Sonatype's industry-leading platform to deliver and maintain secure, exceptional software." He also said, "Expanding our deployment options not only gives customers convenience and flexibility, but complete control. We're thrilled to help even more organizations shift security left and automate their software supply chain management."
Sonatype was founded in 2008 as a software supply chain management company. The company empowers developers and security professionals with intelligent tools to enhance at a scale and more securely. Its platform addresses elements of the software development lifecycle of any organization, including third-party open source, containerized code, and first-party source code. First, it finds the most important security holes and code quality problems. Then, it sends the results directly to developers when they can be fixed most effectively, which helps organizations to consistently develop high-quality and secure software that meets the business requirements. As a result, 2000+ organizations, including 70% of Fortune 100, and 15 million software developers, rely on the tools and guidance of Sonatype.
DeltaTrak | February 07, 2023
On February 6, 2023, one of the leading innovators of cold and supply chain management solutions, DeltaTrack, was awarded a patent for the Method of Managing Information for the Supply Chain of a Perishable Commodity by the US Patent and Trademark Office. DeltaTrack's FlashTrack® Global Chain of Custody (CoC) information management system was introduced in November 2022, which pertains directly to the patent.
FlashTrak® CoC expands the capabilities of DeltaTrak's FlashTrak® platform to provide detailed supply chain traceability. This helps stakeholders find all the parties involved in an order, track shipment information, predict product quality, and ensure they follow government rules. The process from the growing environment to consumers of perishable goods is critical to reducing waste, preventing spoilage, and ensuring product safety. However, due to siloed and antiquated systems, there is a lack of centralized visibility into the entire lifecycle of a perishable good.
FlashTrak® CoC is a cloud-based platform that acts as a central repository for the entire organization's data. It was designed to use information gathered via (EDI) Electronic Data Interchange and (API) Application Programming Interface. The platform is built on the Dapicon ecosystem, which houses data contributions from sellers, buyers, marine traffic companies, third-party logistics enterprises, real-time temperature tracker providers, and government agencies. In addition, FlashTrak® CoC collects contributions from association partners to provide consistent visibility into the supply chain and yield complete transparency. The platform offers actionable data enabling users to identify all suppliers related to the shipment associated with any order.
FlashTrack® CoC users enjoy the benefit of end-to-end product traceability using industry-standard GS1 standards, can track international shipment using identifiers, locate loads of land, air, and water, helps in managing and maintaining regulatory compliance documents and additionally automate the collection of international shipping documents and digital claim services. In addition, FlashTrack® continuously monitors the status of the products in transit and addresses sustainability.
Pleasanton, California-based company DeltaTrack, Inc. is one of the leading innovators of cold chain management and temperature monitoring solutions provider. The company also develops and sells top-tier, portable test instruments that monitor and records temperature and hygrometers for measuring and keeping track of environmental conditions. In addition, it has professional digital probes and infrared thermometers as part of its cold chain management systems. Companies big or small round the globe rely on DeltaTrack’s wares and services. In addition, its cloud-based software, ColdTrak®, has features for validating and ensuring quality concerning cold chain management