Convoy | July 09, 2020
Digital freight network Convoy announced a partnership with KeepTruckin on an API to improve carrier and shipment visibility, according to a recent press release.Carriers in Convoy's network that currently use KeepTruckin's electronic logging devices (ELDs) will be able to opt into sharing location data with Convoy's platform, thereby improving its real-time shipment tracking capabilities and eliminating the need for driver check-in calls.The addition of ELD data gives shippers more accurate on-time pickup and delivery data about their freight, according to the release. It will act as a backup for Convoy's current tracking method, which involves drivers manually launching the company's mobile app when they pick up or drop off loads and relies on consistent cellphone service while in transit for up to date visibility.
Laurentia | June 22, 2020
The Laurentia Project will become the cornerstone of a new and dynamic global ecosystem for innovation in logistics and maritime transportation technologies with the announcement today by the Québec Port Authority of the signing of memorandums of understanding with seven major partners from the maritime, transportation and research world. The international partnerships that will be created by these agreements will ensure that the Québec City regional economy will enjoy significant benefits well beyond the core investment of $775 million already planned for the construction of the Québec Container Terminal, the 1,000 sustainable jobs related to the terminal operation, and the estimated $100 million of annual economic impact. It will further ensure that the local region surrounding one of the world's most technologically advanced and environmentally clean container terminals will become an incubator for new technologies, research and scientific exploration. The linking together of Hutchison Ports, the Port of Rotterdam, CN, PortXL, Québec International, Université Laval, Québec City and the new logistics services supply chain associated with the new container terminal will create an exciting launchpad for Québec-based enterprises to reach world markets.
Syft® | September 02, 2020
Syft®, a leading national provider of healthcare inventory control and end-to-end supply chain cost management software and services, today announced the launch of a new decedent management and tracking solution built on the Syft Synergy® enterprise supply chain management platform. Decedent management is extremely complex, and the rise in deaths in U.S. hospitals due to COVID-19 is highlighting how critical it is for hospitals to have robust and streamlined processes in place. Syft's decedent management and tracking solution provides a fully inclusive workflow that allows users to efficiently track and monitor decedents through the hospital to the funeral home, facilitating compassionate, detail-oriented care every step of the way. The software ensures timely action, efficient communication between groups, and supports compliance across handoff points. The solution was developed in partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, an existing client and a member of BJC Healthcare, one of the largest health systems in Missouri. While many hospitals still rely on manual paper and pencil processes to manage decedent workflows internally and beyond the hospital walls, Syft collaborated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital to create an integrated, automated tool that would ensure timeliness, efficiency, and compliance in decedent management. Now, key stakeholders across the hospital including decedent affairs specialists leverage the Syft Synergy platform daily as part of their workflow.