PartnerLinQ Offers First-to-Market Digitally Optimized Supply Chain Integration System

Visionet | January 20, 2022

Visionet Systems, the leader in digitally enabled solutions for businesses around the world, is evolving PartnerLinQ, its flagship digital supply chain connectivity solution, to push the boundaries of connectivity by simplifying visibility and connectivity across the global supply chain and commerce channels. With PartnerLinQ's new capabilities, customers can access its native app ecosystem allowing users to add more business context to their solution with one click.

The new digital connectivity ecosystem is built to handle the evolving state of global supply chains. With PartnerLinQ we are building a more resilient supply chain for our customers that can withstand supply chain disruptions like we've seen in the last few years,"

Ahmed Raza, VP of PartnerLinQ.

The PartnerLinQ App EcoSystem allows customers to find the app that corresponds to their partners' business model; install the app, and immediately start adding value to the partner and channel communications. The automated end-to-end workflows within the PartnerLinQ platform are built on a hybrid cloud architecture for resilient translation processing.

We are very focused on enabling agile digital connectivity through cutting edge technology for global supply chains, Our platform's mission is to help supply chain companies reduce business risk by becoming more resilient, flexible, and empowered through enhanced visibility and control."

President, Visionet Jawad Khan.

PartnerLinQ is pushing the boundaries of digital connectivity through its Message Processing Engine that connects directly with partners' ERP, OMS, WMS TMS, and MRP enterprise-level systems through a single process. The native app ecosystem offers supply chain workers and executives a chance to zero in on business issues, track them, and use that insight to address supply chain issues.

About PartnerLinQ
PartnerLinQ is an innovative, cloud-native supply chain visibility platform that delivers resilience through simplifying visibility and connectivity. PartnerLinQ's Native App Ecosystem adds business context to traditional integrations, minimizing the impact of disruption.

With capabilities for intelligent hyper-automation, multi-channel integration, and real-time analytics, PartnerLinQ seeks to seamlessly connect multi-tier supply chain networks, channels, marketplaces, and core systems worldwide to deliver unified connectivity for the future.


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Robots, prescriptive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are unleashing human potential.  Are you taking action to embrace them? The supply chain workforce must move beyond traditional roles and become internal entrepreneurs, or “intrapreneurs.” These dynamic innovators proactively identify growth opportunities and manage the risks associated with them.

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Stord | August 12, 2022

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This partnership, which features complementary strengths and competitive advantages, will advance autonomous trucking and logistics well into the future and will lead to a safer, more efficient, intelligent logistics system,” said Liang Linhe, Chairman of SANY Heavy Truck. has always been committed to developing autonomous driving software and hardware solutions in-house. In June, released its autonomous driving controller (ADC) designed for automotive-grade mass production. The ADC is built on the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin system-on-chip and will fully enable the trucks produced by the joint venture. “The establishment of this new venture between and SANY is a significant milestone for the trucking industry, Powered by NVIDIA DRIVE, this next-generation of new-energy autonomous trucks will enable the delivery of goods to address ever-growing e-commerce demands without compromising safety and reliability — while reducing the transportation industry’s dependence on fossil fuels.” -Rishi Dhall, vice president of Automotive, NVIDIA. Today’s partnership announcement follows on the heels of the recently formed Cyantron joint venture between and Sinotrans, which commenced operations in April and aims to enhance the digitalization and intelligence of the transportation process. Creating partnerships with the top companies in both trucking and logistics is key to’s robotruck “golden triangle” strategy. has core autonomous driving technology, which is the key to enabling logistics and future heavy truck manufacturing; logistics companies have accumulated extensive transport experience and a strong customer base, while heavy truck manufacturers have the technical expertise in vehicle development and manufacturing. Cementing relationships between leading global partners creates a powerful standard and framework for future development in the industry. Consumers worldwide will benefit from the development of commercial-scale L4 trucking, including more robust supply chains, lower costs for delivered goods, enhanced road safety, and significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 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Founded in late 2016, has been a pioneer in extending autonomous mobility technologies and services at a rapidly expanding footprint of sites around the world. has formed partnerships with leading OEMs, including Toyota, SANY, FAW Group, GAC Group, etc. To date, has accumulated 8.6 million autonomous testing and operation miles worldwide. About SANY Heavy Truck Established in 2018, SANY Heavy Truck (part of SANY Group) is a pioneer in the company’s digital and intelligent transformation. With SANY Group’s industry-leading R&D and manufacturing power, SANY Heavy Truck has launched fuel heavy trucks, electric heavy trucks, hydrogen energy heavy trucks, intelligent power exchange stations, and other industry-leading products. It ranked sixth in the tractor industry in 2020 and is the national sales champion for new energy heavy trucks in 2021 and the first half of 2022. 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