Infor | October 13, 2023
Infor Nexus and LSQ have inked a strategic agreement, offering their extensive supplier network the opportunity for early payments through the LSQ FastTrack supply chain finance program.
International suppliers of United Legwear, an existing LSQ customer, especially in Asia, can now access early payments directly from their Infor Nexus system, simplifying the process.
LSQ provides more than just funding; it delivers payment automation, credit management, and valuable financial insights to enhance working capital management for buyers and suppliers.
Infor Nexus, the leading global supply chain platform under Infor, the industry cloud company, and LSQ, a prominent working capital finance and payments solutions provider, have forged a strategic agreement. This partnership offers their extensive network of suppliers the opportunity to access early payments via the LSQ FastTrack supply chain finance program.
This collaborative solution is already in action, benefiting international suppliers of United Legwear, an established LSQ supply chain finance customer. These suppliers, predominantly located in Asia, can now secure early payments directly from their Infor Nexus system with a simple click. Furthermore, the integration process is underway for other buyers, ensuring that global suppliers can seamlessly become part of their supply chain finance program.
In line with this strategic partnership, LSQ goes beyond mere funding by offering comprehensive payment automation, credit management services, and a wealth of valuable financial insights. This comprehensive approach equips buyers and suppliers with the tools to manage their working capital effectively. With over 25 years of experience, LSQ stands as a market leader and trailblazer in working capital finance and payments solutions. By harnessing innovative technology, credit and risk expertise, and proprietary data, LSQ empowers thousands of businesses to optimize operating capital, streamline payment processes, manage collections, and mitigate risk. Through the LSQ FastTrack platform, the company accelerate billions of dollars in payments to organizations and their suppliers annually, enabling them to access the vital funds required for growth and prosperity.
Infor Nexus is a global supply chain platform that can unite an extensive network of more than 85,000 entities, encompassing brands, retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, logistics providers, and financial institutions. This unique and singular network platform serves as the orchestration hub for many global supply chain activities, effectively managing the entire lifecycle of processes, from source to final delivery and payment. By integrating with Infor Nexus, organizations seamlessly optimize their operations, eradicating inefficiencies and unnecessary waste. In the process, the businesses gain invaluable data-driven insights and enhance their capital flow. This holistic approach contributes to enhanced business agility, bolstered resilience, and sustainability for companies within a dynamic global marketplace.
GXO Logistics | September 11, 2023
GXO Logistics marks a successful first year in its transformative partnership with BT Group, streamlining and modernizing the telecom leader's logistics operations.
BT Group's strategic decision to outsource logistics to GXO has resulted in cost savings, improved efficiency, and reduced carbon emissions.
GXO efficiently manages logistics, transport operations, warehousing, stock transfers, and collection points, emphasizing the importance of streamlined logistics for operational excellence.
The partnership demonstrates GXO's commitment to personnel development, integrating over 300 team members seamlessly from BT Group fostering a skilled workforce dedicated to exceptional service delivery.
GXO Logistics, a pure-play contract logistics provider, marks a successful first year of its transformative partnership with BT Group, a leading UK telecommunications company. The logistics outsourcing by BT Group to GXO helped the company with cost savings and improved efficiency. GXO manages logistics, transport operations, warehousing, stock transfers, and collection points for BT Group, focusing on reducing road miles and carbon emissions while continuously improving its services. This partnership highlights the importance of streamlined logistics in achieving operational excellence.
BT Group's decision to outsource logistics to GXO aligns with its broader strategy of streamlining and modernizing operations. This collaboration encompasses the optimization of BT Group's warehousing and the management of transport, stock transfer, and replenishing collection points. GXO leverages its expertise to devise more efficient routes, reducing road miles and carbon emissions while executing a long-term plan to upgrade the fleet.
The company's role extends beyond logistics solutions; it involves integrating over 300 team members from BT Group. This seamless transition underscores GXO's commitment to personnel development, offering new training and career planning opportunities. The result is a workforce primed for engagement and excellence in service delivery.
GXO has strategically positioned itself to efficiently serve BT Group's logistics needs, operating from three strategically located warehouses in Lutterworth, Milton Keynes, and Northallerton. These facilities are pivotal in catering to BT Group's demands throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. Beyond supporting BT Group's engineering endeavors, GXO's logistical prowess extends to managing consumer electronics logistics and reverse logistics for BT Group's mobile network, EE.
Cyril Pourrat, the Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at BT Group, expressed that when the company decided to outsource its supply chain operations, it aimed to find a logistics market leader who could assist the team in providing exceptional service, maintaining sustainable operations, and delivering value to the customers and colleagues. He also mentioned that GXO had aided them in achieving all these objectives while supporting their growth program and their ambitions to construct a market-leading next-generation network. Cyril also mentions that the company anticipated ongoing logistics improvements due to its successful partnership with GXO.
Business Wire | October 04, 2023
Zebra Technologies Corporation, a leading digital solution provider enabling businesses to intelligently connect data, assets and people, today announced global logistics industry leader, JAS Worldwide has selected Zebra’s Robotics Automation solution to drive efficiency in its fulfillment operations. Zebra’s CartConnect100 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) support JAS Worldwide’s strategy to increase throughput for its fulfillment customers at its new 300,000 square-foot Contract Logistics Super Hub in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Zebra’s CartConnect100 AMRs enable JAS to expand its automation strategies, bringing AMRs into its operations to accelerate the company’s growth in omnichannel fulfillment. JAS selected this solution based on its ability to seamlessly integrate with the company’s workforce and handle JAS’ diverse product mix from automotive parts and high-end fashion to medical devices. The solution’s flexibility—supporting multi-use workflows including batch, case picking and materials movement—was also a critical differentiator for the JAS Contract Logistics team.
“We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support,” said Sebastian Tschackert, Executive Vice President, JAS Contract Logistics. “Investing in Zebra’s AMRs has enabled us to reduce the time our people spend walking by 40%, freeing them to focus on higher value tasks and enhancing our commitment to delivering true end-to-end services across the entire supply chain.”
According to the 2023 Zebra Global Warehouse Vision Study, 88% of warehouse decision-makers plan to implement mobile robots for a wide range of tasks by 2028, and 78% of associates already working with mobile robots agree they make their warehouse jobs less stressful. Robotics technology from Zebra, including cloud-based software, optimizes workflows at every stage to improve operational performance.
“We’re thrilled to help JAS Worldwide work in new ways, leveraging robotics automation to increase productivity,” said Matthew Wicks, Senior Director, Robotics Automation, Zebra Technologies. “This translates into faster order fulfillment and material movement to improve efficiency and customer satisfaction. JAS is now well-positioned to improve workflows across its supply chains.”
JAS Worldwide has selected Zebra’s CartConnect100 AMRs to increase throughput and fulfillment efficiency at its new state-of-the-art facility.
JAS is relying on Zebra to work in new ways, leveraging AMRs for the first time in a U.S. location.
Zebra’s AMR solution frees workers to focus on valuable tasks by reducing the time workers walk to complete a task by 40% at the JAS Contract Logistics Super Hub.
Learn more about how JAS Worldwide worked with Zebra to increase efficiency and productivity here.
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