Solar-Powered Impulse 2 Plane May Have Positive Impact on Air Cargo Industry

supplychain247 | April 27, 2016

On the heels of the international Paris Agreement on climate change, many companies are seizing the opportunity to create innovative technologies that benefit the bottom line and also reduce emissions. One of the best examples of this is the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane’s 21,747-mile circumnavigation of the globe.

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DHL supports the car makers’ supply chain to fill their auto-mobility ambition with end-to-end battery logistics solutions through a global network and local expertise.

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DHL supports the car makers’ supply chain to fill their auto-mobility ambition with end-to-end battery logistics solutions through a global network and local expertise.

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Pitney Bowes Introduces Regional Delivery Service Models for Faster, More Cost-Effective Ecommerce Shipping

Pitney Bowes | July 27, 2022

Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services, today announced the latest release of its Designed Delivery platform, which includes new regional delivery options. Designed Delivery uses the Pitney Bowes modular Global Ecommerce network to configure bespoke services based on the needs of direct-to-consumer logistics teams.The following service areas are being launched currently: Northern and Southern California Regions for origins near Los Angeles and San Francisco Northeast Region for origins near New York and Boston “This new release of Designed Delivery marks an important juncture in the growth and maturation of our Global Ecommerce business, With the goal of integrating prior acquisitions into a fully automated national parcels network complete, Pitney Bowes is working to unlock new value for clients by helping to simplify one of the most fragmented carrier markets: regional delivery. We are bringing our investments in automation, robotics, and machine learning to bear across our national network to help our clients achieve cost-effective, regionalized delivery at scale. This is the first wave of several we have planned for our regional delivery offerings.” -Gregg Zegras, EVP & President, Pitney Bowes Global Ecommerce As retailers and their third-party logistics (3PL) partners have increasingly moved to distributed inventory models, the need for regionalized services have become critical. This shift, however, creates complexity for shippers in determining how to allocate volumes among regional carriers as well as solving for first-mile transportation into regional networks. Recent BOXpoll research found that more than one-third of shippers (and more than half of large shippers) are attempting to diversify their carrier bases but face obstacles with technology and the fear of losing volume discounts. Leveraging its focus and expertise in the ecommerce industry, paired with the company’s nationwide network of highly automated sort centers and best-in-class technologies, Pitney Bowes Designed Delivery service makes regionalized shipping easier by processing packages at scale and routing through regional last mile networks within 1-3 days in select zip codes. The company’s highly regarded support teams provide a complimentary consultation to analyze and model which parcels each shipper can allocate to a regional service and still maximize national volume tier discounts, with routing guides that can be easily configured into a client’s shipping system. The service includes first-mile transportation as an optional component, to minimize effort for shippers to support regionalized delivery. “We’ve made a lot of strides in upgrading our organic network this year to generate better performance,” said Zegras. “These improvements benefit all of our clients—including those using us for national delivery—but we are also better able to cater to those shippers looking for a regionalized model. These advancements coupled with our best-in-class support teams and service design technologies allow us to build unique, flexible delivery solutions around the specific needs of our clients.” Designed Delivery is part of Pitney Bowes next-generation suite of services which makes ecommerce fulfillment, delivery, returns, and cross-border logistics easier for shippers by providing unparalleled flexibility, insight, transparency, and consultative support. For additional information visit Pitney Bowes at www.pitneybowes.com/ecommerce. About Pitney Bowes Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services to more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500. Small business, retail, enterprise, and government clients around the world rely on Pitney Bowes to remove the complexity of sending mail and parcels. For the latest news, corporate announcements and financial results visit https://www.pitneybowes.com/us/newsroom.html. For additional information, visit Pitney Bowes at www.pitneybowes.com.

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City of Boston Partners with ParkMobile to Launch a New Version of the ParkBoston App

ParkMobile | July 19, 2022

ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America and now part of the EasyPark Group, announced a partnership with the City of Boston's Transportation Department to launch a new and improved ParkBoston app on August 15. The new city-branded app, powered by ParkMobile, will replace the current version of the ParkBoston app offering an enhanced user experience and more functionality. ParkBoston users will be able to easily pay for parking right from their mobile device in over 7,000 spots across the city and in any other location in North America where ParkMobile is accepted. Current ParkMobile users can also use that app to pay for parking in Boston.We are very excited to launch our upgraded ParkBoston app, providing our residents and visitors with a better way to pay for parking on their mobile device, said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Chief of Streets for the City of Boston. This new app offers an improved user experience and supports our goal of making City services convenient, clear, and accessible to residents and visitors. With the launch in the City of Boston, ParkMobile expands its presence in Massachusetts, where there are already almost 500,000 users of the app. ParkMobile is widely available across the state in cities like Amherst, Holyoke, Northampton, and Somerville, as well as on-campus at the University of Massachusetts and Bunker Hill Community College. Beyond the state, ParkMobile can also be used to pay for parking in many New England cities like Burlington, VT, Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT, Portsmouth, NE, Bar Harbor, ME, and Hanover, NH. Across the US, ParkMobile is available in over 500 cities and 125 universities. The ParkBoston app is available for both iPhone and Android or can be accessed on the web at https://park.boston.gov/. Those with the old version of the ParkBoston app will have to update the app to the new version in the App Store or turn on auto-update so the app is automatically updated on launch day. The old version will no longer work after August 15. To pay for parking using the new ParkBoston app, users will need to create an account, enter the zone posted on the stickers and signs around the parking spot, choose the duration of time they wish to park, and touch the "start parking" button. The ParkBoston app will send alerts when the parking session is about to expire so a user can extend their time right from the app. Those who do not want to create an account can check out as a guest on the park.boston.gov website. "We are very proud to launch the new and improved ParkBoston app, We know our solution will provide a better parking experience for residents and visitors in Boston. We now have most major cities along the Northeast Acela corridor, making it easy to use ParkMobile or our city-branded apps from Washington, DC to Philadelphia to Boston." -Jeff Perkins, CEO of ParkMobile About ParkMobile: ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. In 2021, ParkMobile became part of the Swedish-based EasyPark Group. The company's technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect "Smart 50," and the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2022 Stevie Awards for Best Mobile On-Demand Application. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter. About the Boston Transportation Department: The Boston Transportation Department's vision is for Boston's streets to be safe, inclusive, and vibrant. The team plans, builds, maintains, and operates roads across the City of Boston. For more information about their work, visit boston.gov/transportation or @BostonBTD on Twitter

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Körber acquires enVista's omnichannel Enspire Commerce™ platform and global Freight Audit and Payment service

Körber | July 25, 2022

Körber has signed a definitive agreement to purchase enVista's Enspire Commerce™ platform and its Freight Audit and Payment (FAP) service. enVista's capabilities expand Körber's portfolio to enable businesses to deliver upon ever-increasing consumer expectations in today's highly competitive omnichannel landscape. Meeting today's consumer expectations requires digitization and integrated processes from order capture through to final delivery. With this acquisition, Kӧrber becomes a single, global provider of omnichannel commerce, fulfillment and transportation software. By combining Kӧrber's unique depth of software with enVista, organizations have a simple, compelling means of aligning and digitizing commerce and supply chain operations end-to-end. 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The Business Area Supply Chain is part of the global technology group Körber, an international technology group with about 12,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. Find out more on www.koerber-supplychain.com About enVista enVista is a global software, consulting, managed services and automation firm, optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce for the world's leading manufacturers, distributors, 3PLs/LSPs, and omnichannel retailers. enVista uniquely optimizes and transforms physical and digital commerce – optimizing supply chain efficiencies to drive cost savings, and unifying commerce to drive customer engagement and revenue. 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