Werner | July 10, 2020
Werner is expanding its final mile service to Canada, the company said in a news release Tuesday. It will provide "delivery and related services" to residential and business addresses in every province and territory.Werner Final Mile uses the company's proprietary, integrated technology platform, Werner EDGE, to provide white-glove deliveries of big and bulky items. Werner EDGE has developed products for drivers, such as telematics and safety-event management, as well as for shippers, providing them with "real-time carrier integration, updates on delivery day and real-time visibility," according to the company's website.The carrier said it uses a liftgate straight truck, which enables customers to ship non-conveyable products, including returns and exchanges. Werner said it specializes in final mile logistics of furniture, appliances, medical and fitness equipment, store fixtures and other heavy goods.
Esper | June 03, 2020
Two leading Android IoT innovators have created a partnership to accelerate innovation for the logistics and transportation sector. Today, Android DevOps platform Esper announced a collaboration with Bluebird, Inc, a leading global provider of rugged handheld mobile computers for warehouses, last-mile delivery, and more. Companies connected to the global supply chain can now quickly launch and optimize devices and apps with Bluebird and Esper’s full-lifecycle solutions for devices, OS, apps, and updates.“Customer experience and agility are the new competitive battlefield for the supply chain,” said Shiv Sundar, COO of Esper. “Currently, the industry is facing operational challenges due to unpredictable supply, demand, and capacity.”“By adding our custom OS, Esper Enhanced Android, to Bluebird’s data capture devices, logistics, and transport firms can connect devices, OS, and apps to the cloud,” said Sundar. “It’s a powerful approach to IoT fleet management that helps customers adopt streaming analytics and process automation.”“Our immediate vision is to help logistics and transport firms automate workflows across warehouses, fleets, and last-mile deliveries,” said Jang Won Lee, CEO of Bluebird, Inc. “Going forward, we plan to continually innovate on new products and solutions for this sector.”“Mutual customers can use Esper and Bluebird to remotely deploy and manage Android IoT fleets across the supply chain, from rugged smartphones and tablets to handheld scanners and mobile point-of-sale systems,” said Lee.The future of Android IoT for the supply chain is streamlined and scalable with Bluebird and Esper’s solutions for devices, cloud tools, and custom OS. Esper Enhanced Android is now offered as a free feature out-of-the-box on Bluebird’s rugged devices. Access to Esper’s DevOps platform and cloud APIs is free for fleets with 100 devices or fewer. Subscriptions for larger fleets are offered at an unbeatable, low price.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
Kuehne | October 22, 2021
Blume Global, a leading provider of supply chain execution and visibility technology solutions empowered by the largest globally connected multi-modal logistics network, today announced an expansion to its partnership with Kuehne+Nagel, one of the largest logistics service providers in the world. Blume will provide Kuehne+Nagel with a cognitive intermodal TMS, among other solutions, for its entire North American business.
As a part of the expansion, Blume Global is also providing real-time visibility with ELD integration to Kuehne+Nagel's intermodal carriers, chassis billing and multimodal visibility solutions including predictive ETA and exception alerts. With Blume's technology, the Kuehne+Nagel intermodal team will not only be able to provide enhanced visibility and tracking solutions, but also an enriched customer experience.
We selected Blume Global as our partner because of their approach to developing supply chain technologies. Blume's industry leadership and global development teams have been able to help us deliver new technology-driven solutions to our customers and enable us to capture new market share by providing value-added services."
Marcus Reimann, Senior Vice President North America Sea Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel
Bo Bates, CEO of the Evans Network of Companies, sees increased benefits for his drayage business from the partnership between Kuehne+Nagel and Blume Global.
"As Kuehne+Nagel's largest drayage partner, we're excited about this strategic relationship with Blume Global," Bates said. "Our customers can now benefit from the entire Blume Global network through one connection point, giving them access to new business."
Blume's cognitive intermodal TMS, Blume Logistics, provides Kuehne+Nagel with the agility to truly level-up its operations. The solution gives Kuehne+Nagel superior integration to terminals including ocean, rail, domestic and OTR carriers; best-in-class shipment visibility in addition to their superior SeaExplorer solution; efficient dispatch; and improved equipment management. Blume Logistics also helps customers achieve:
Automation: Plan, optimize and automate transportation management and execution across ALL modes of transport, routes, and carriers. Capitalize on management by exception.
Agility: Dynamically change the transportation plan and associated execution to take advantage of opportunities and address issues impacting delivery dates, cargo quality, and cost.
Aid: Enhance existing transportation management systems by providing an extensive network of adopted carriers, ensuring transportation capacity is always available.
"It has been our privilege to partner with Kuehne+Nagel, a world class global logistics service provider. This announcement is a testament to our long-term strategic partnership and aligned vision to create a digital platform for global supply chains," said Pervinder Johar, CEO of Blume Global. "This new initiative will allow us to provide an enhanced digital experience to both Kuehne+Nagel's customers and their providers. As a part of this journey, we are pleased to partner with Evans, one of the largest surface transportation companies."
About Blume Global
The supply chain technology provider Blume Global is removing $1 trillion of waste from the global supply chain, making logistics processes more agile, dependable, and sustainable with innovative execution and visibility solutions. Blume has the most extensive network among logistics technology providers. The company's direct connectivity to the ocean, air, rail, parcel, LTL, and truckload carriers combines with Blume's solutions and 27 years of industry data to maximize transportation spend, improve customer service and reduce carbon emissions for users. These solutions are supported by a sizeable R&D organization that is continually adding new high-value features. By developing technology that streamlines the logistics world, Blume Global is leading the industry in creating supply chain sustainability solutions, fighting climate change by eliminating significant carbon emissions in a world where most freight is transported using fossil fuels.
With 74,000 employees at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in Sea Logistics, Air Logistics, Road Logistics and Contract Logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.
About The Evans Network of Companies
The Evans Network of Companies has a proven track record, spanning decades, for providing best-in-class service to shippers, agents and independent contractors. Founded in 1939 by Albert Evans, Sr., in Pottsville, Pa., The Evans Network of Companies has evolved over the last three decades from an asset-heavy LTL trucking operation into the largest asset-light, independent intermodal drayage provider in North America. As of today, expanded operations include truckload, flatbed and asset-based capacity solutions.