Agility Ventures invests $18 million in green supply chain technologies

Indian Transport Logistics News | August 27, 2019

Agility Ventures invests $18 million in green supply chain technologies
Global logistics provider Agility has strengthened its commitment to a sustainable future with an investment of $18 million in green supply chain technologies. Making the investment, Agility Ventures, a corporate venture arm of Agility, also launched its latest sustainability report, 'Values into Action'. Agility Ventures has made green technologies one of its four core investment areas. Agility is set on the target of cutting its emissions by 25 percent from 2016 levels by 2025. To achieve this, it is implementing renewable energy pilots in large facilities across the world and building to green standards as it adds over 3,00,000 square metres of facilities to its portfolio of warehousing and light industrial facilities across the Middle East and Africa.

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The automotive industry is facing a threat to its future. The threat is not about product innovation, technology, safety recalls or supplier shortages. It’s about people – specifically supply chain talent, and the rapidly growing shortage that could put the brakes on the sector’s ability to grow and prosper.

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The automotive industry is facing a threat to its future. The threat is not about product innovation, technology, safety recalls or supplier shortages. It’s about people – specifically supply chain talent, and the rapidly growing shortage that could put the brakes on the sector’s ability to grow and prosper.

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ASCM Corporate Awards of Excellence Celebrate Supply Chain Teams At Eaton, Univar Solutions And Microsoft

ASCM | November 01, 2021

Today, the Association for Supply Chain Management, the global leader in supply chain learning, transformation, innovation and leadership, is pleased to announce that Eaton, Univar Solutions and Microsoft have won the 2021 ASCM Awards of Excellence. The program also recognized individual winners Shaunna Rudolph, supply chain director at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT); Angela L. Ward, manager of global supply chain at Northrop Grumman Corporation; and Haris Ikram, CLTD, logistics, distribution and transportation manager at PepsiCo, Pakistan. Each year, the ASCM Awards of Excellence recognize superior performance and dedication to advancing the field of supply chain management. Eaton was presented with the 2021 Award of Excellence — Learning and Development, which recognizes an organization's commitment to productivity and advancement based on the effective and ongoing application of educational concepts, competencies and best practices from ASCM performance-driven team training and the APICS body of knowledge. The company partnered with ASCM to implement a superior learning process across its regions and businesses, enabling members of the Eaton supply chain function to communicate with a common language and address business challenges with outstanding results. The 2021 Award of Excellence — Corporate Transformation was given to Univar Solutions for an organizational transformation that elevated the business as a result of a supply chain assessment leveraging ASCM global standards, products, services and resources; the APICS body of knowledge; and the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. Univar Solutions collaborated with ASCM to execute a business transformation that generated more than $76 million in savings and new opportunities, as well as the safest year on record — a 32% reduction over the prior year. Microsoft was honored for its commitment to supply chain circularity through the reuse, repurposing and remanufacturing of parts, which is meaningfully extending the life cycles of its key assets. ASCM also recognized its commitment to collaborating with suppliers in order to significantly reduce global emissions with the 2021 Award of Excellence — Making and Impact. This award honors an initiative that creates a better world through supply chain as a result of pioneering corporate social responsibility, proven business integrity and an unwavering focus on sustainability. Here at ASCM, we are dedicated to unraveling the tough questions facing today's global supply chains. But we're equally passionate about celebrating victories. The three corporate winners we honor today embody that drive and commitment to creating a better world through supply chain." ASCM CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. In addition to the three corporate awards, three outstanding supply chain individuals were recognized. First, Shaunna Rudolph, supply chain director at GDIT received the 2021 Award of Excellence — Supply Chain Leader for exhibiting extraordinary team and organizational leadership; providing dedicated coaching, mentoring and support of colleagues; and making lasting contributions to the advancement of the supply chain profession. Northrop Grumman's Angela L. Ward, manager of global supply chain, was presented with the 2021 Award of Excellence — Diversity and Inclusion Champion for displaying exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion, fostering professional environments that value equality and individual differences, and inspiring people of all profiles and backgrounds to succeed in supply chain careers. Finally, the 2021 ASCM Award of Excellence – Emerging Supply Chain Leader was given to Haris Ikram, CLTD, logistics, distribution and transportation manager, PepsiCo, Pakistan for being a visionary young professional who has made contributions to the supply chain profession that demonstrate strong potential to become an outstanding leader in the field. "Each and every day, supply chain professionals work diligently to innovate, synchronize and surmount extreme supply chain challenges," Eshkenazi added. "It's an honor to recognize such an impressive group of industry leaders through the ASCM Awards of Excellence." The 2022 program will open for entries in May. Learn more at ascm.org/awardsofexcellence. About ASCM The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global pacesetter for resilience-building corporate transformation, industry leadership and professional development. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM members and worldwide alliances fuel innovation and inspire forward-looking accountability to establish dynamic, ethical and sustainable global networks. ASCM is built on a foundation of world-class APICS education, certification and career resources, which encompass the latest supply chain content, award-winning workforce development, groundbreaking standards and a diverse community of professionals who are driven to create a better world through supply chain.

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McLeod Software Releases a New Supply Chain Connectivity Framework for Transportation Providers

McLeod Software | April 16, 2021

Today McLeod Software presented another store network availability system for transportation suppliers. McLeod DataFusion is a configurable availability structure that is completely indispensable to the organization's center LoadMaster and PowerBroker frameworks, giving clients admittance to the abilities it accommodates their day by day work inside the framework. Admittance to quick, solid, and redid data all through the lifecycle of each shipment is the foundation of a fruitful innovation empowered production network. Clients can utilize the components of this developing system to make explicit administrations, correspondence, mix, perceivability, and robotization for their clients. McLeod DataFusion use the organization's essential, exceptionally configurable EDI motor and grows the network alternatives a long ways past basic EDI interchanges. DataFusion assists clients with demonstrating and carry out a wide assortment of availability arrangements utilizing web administration API's currently, and later on, it will uphold arising advances that could be embraced in computerized supply chains, like Blockchain. "DataFusion gives an expansive, adaptable, and enhanced innovation stage that empowers our clients to separate themselves to their store network accomplices by being the best communicators," said Robert Brothers, Vice President of Product Development for McLeod Software. "It will give our clients the apparatuses to stand apart from other transportation suppliers." What the DataFusion Suite incorporates: • CustomerFusion remembers the full arrangement of EDI Engine abilities for the McLeod framework. • LogisticsFusion incorporates the full arrangement of EDI for Logistics capacities in the McLeod framework. • IntercompanyFusion empowers correspondences between isolated lawful substances in an organization. • Abundance gives clients a layout supervisor for EDI and different sorts of organizations expected to develop explicit to a transporter. • BorderFusion allows clients to carry out cross line archive interchanges (ACE/ACI) • FusionAPI gives clients open web administration API's for building non-EDI interchanges with transporters and accomplices. • McLeod plans to deliver this new structure with the following adaptation of LoadMaster and PowerBroker later this Spring. About McLeod Software The organizations who run McLeod Software are the transportation business' pioneers. They reliably improve their client support and working proportions, draw in and hold the best drivers, and robotize their critical business measures.

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Tecsys and Avalon CSC Electrical Supply Distributor Supercharges its Supply Chain Execution

Tecsys | February 22, 2021

Tecsys Inc., an industry-leading supply chain management software company, is delighted to declare that one of the largest national wholesale wholesalers of electrical material has actualized transportation management (TMS) programming to drive operational proficiency at its two significant Canadian dissemination center points in Manitoba and Ontario, with cross country usage of warehouse and transportation software expected by 2024, upheld by Avalon CSC, a Tecsys integrator and value-added partner. "The Tecsys platform has a very positive impact on a distributor's ability to serve its customers consistently and accurately," says Bill King, chief revenue officer at Tecsys. "With Tecsys TMS and WMS products in play, they are well-positioned to monitor products in storage and on the move, accommodate tight turnarounds, and provide reliable delivery windows to customers. They are rooting out blind spots and turning them into service level differentiators." "As Avalon CSC continues to rollout Tecsys' platform, they will strengthen the digital thread across the organization, empowering them to make more intentional choices about product, service and delivery, all of which means getting better equipped to deliver the very best products at the very best service levels," continues King. Avalon CSC will be continuously deploying Tecsys products across all significant warehouse sites and transportation center points broadly, streamlining the logistics tasks from start to finish. This extensive supply chain change will will establish transparency across warehouse management, transportation management, demand planning and business intelligence functions. About Avalon CSC Avalon specializes in delivering supply chain consulting services across all industries and business functions. Composed of industry experts, we deliver supply chain solutions to accommodate present and future challenges of our clients. About Tecsys Tecsys is a global provider of supply chain solutions that equip the borderless enterprise for growth. Organizations thrive when they have the software, technology and expertise to drive operational greatness and deliver on their brand promise. Spanning healthcare, retail, service parts, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries, Tecsys delivers dynamic and powerful solutions for warehouse management, distribution and transportation management, supply management at point of use, retail order management, as well as complete financial management and analytics solutions. Tecsys' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

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