SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
businesswire | May 30, 2023
Today at Momentum, its annual user conference, Manhattan Associates Inc. announced its re-imagined Manhattan Active Yard Management solution to expand the company’s vision of a unified supply chain. By redesigning yard management to work seamlessly with its industry leading warehouse and transportation management solutions on a single cloud native platform, Manhattan is completing the digital unification of distribution and logistics where they come together in the physical world.
This unified approach creates optimization opportunities that aren’t possible with traditional siloed systems. The cutting-edge solution offers a digital twin representation of the yard, providing users with real-time insights and dynamic updates to help teams identify risks and opportunities quickly. This gives users clear visibility to every dock door and yard position, the trailers at each location, trailer status, the contents of those trailers, real time progress of inbound and outbound warehouse operations, as well as information related to pending arrivals and movement within the yard.
“Manhattan Active Yard Management perfectly combines warehouse and transportation planning and execution to create a truly unified supply chain,” said Blake Coram, director of Product Management for Manhattan. “Infusing the yard decision process with intelligence from both warehouse and transportation drives optimal yard execution, more efficient warehouses, and faster and smarter transportation networks.”
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prnewswire | May 30, 2023
One of the largest privately held logistics companies in the U.S., Warehouse Specialists, LLC (WSI), has selected Metafora to assist with WSI's technology strategy for its brokerage and managed transportation offerings. The goal of this partnership is to further modernize and improve the WSI freight unit's technology and make better use of its data.
"The technology approach for our warehouse business has been to take best-in-class software modules from a variety of vendors and tie them together to provide our customers with a truly reliable and data-rich experience. Our transportation business requires the same thing. Metafora has a unique combination of deep technology expertise, operating experience, and market knowledge. It also shares WSI's commitment to customer service. Partnering with Metafora was an easy decision," says Peter Davis, VP and General Manager of Fulfillment and Chemical for WSI.
The partnership with WSI on its digital freight initiative will focus on technology selection and data strategy to support rapid growth goals and ensure consistent and top tier customer experience.
"Metafora is excited to partner with WSI on this journey. They have an incredible team, an incredible reputation, and an incredible track record of delivering for their customers. Delivering our technology and industry expertise will ensure that WSI remains an industry leader in all facets of their business through this digital transformation," added Ryan Schreiber, Metafora's Chief Growth Officer.
As the freight tech landscape continues to evolve, Metafora is uniquely positioned to help trucking companies, shippers, 3PLs, freight brokers, freight forwarders, and others in the transportation and supply chain industry navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities. With a focus on technology and data-driven solutions, Metafora helps businesses achieve greater efficiency, cost savings, and customer satisfaction.
Founded in 1966, WSI is one of the largest privately-held 3PLs in the U.S. Through its roughly 14 million square feet of warehousing space, asset and non-asset transportation offerings, and large rail network, WSI provides absolute supply chain reliability for customers ranging in size from the Fortune 500 to recent startups.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY
prnewswire | May 29, 2023
GEODIS, a world leader in transport and logistics, announced today it has acquired Southern Companies, a leading drayage provider based in the U.S. that handles all phases of the import and export process. The acquisition enhances GEODIS' end-to-end supply chain capabilities across the U.S., further strengthening its position as one of the world's leading providers of logistics services.
Southern Companies is a family-owned business founded in Miami in 1965 and has moved more than 1 million containers. The company runs operating terminals serving seven key ports: Port of Miami, Port of Everglades, Port of Houston, Port of Jacksonville, Port of Tampa, Port of Savannah and Port of Charleston. Southern Companies provides a range of import and export services, including warehousing and trucking, to ensure customer goods are moving swiftly through the supply chain.
"The acquisition of Southern Companies represents an important addition to GEODIS as we continue to strengthen and grow our capabilities, our team and our client roster throughout the U.S.," said Mike Honious, GEODIS in Americas President & CEO. "Southern Companies has been a leader in drayage services, from warehousing to trucking, for nearly six decades and operates in ports that are critical to our clients. From their people and culture to their expertise and capabilities, Southern Companies is an ideal fit for GEODIS and aligns perfectly with our Americas growth strategy."
Jorge Mora, Owner & CEO of Southern Companies, said, "We have been relentlessly focused on import and export logistics, with a special emphasis on port operations, and have witnessed tremendous organic growth since our beginnings over 55 years ago. We understand the unique needs of our clients and have proven expertise in maintaining the highest standards of excellence while meeting the ever-changing demands of a growing international market. By combining our capabilities with GEODIS' exceptional leadership, deep bench of experts and global footprint, we can expand our reach and provide an even broader range of services to our clients to help them navigate today's complex supply chain landscape."
The acquisition complements GEODIS in Americas' existing transportation and warehousing capabilities, providing customers with an efficient and reliable end-to-end logistics solution. More than 80 employees spanning Southern Companies' seven facilities throughout the Southeast will officially join GEODIS. With its Americas region headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, GEODIS currently operates more than 150 warehouse facilities for its clients with over 50 million square feet of warehousing space in the U.S. alone. GEODIS now has more than 17,000 employees across North America.
GEODIS is a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. As a growth partner to its clients, GEODIS specializes in five lines of business: Supply Chain Optimization, Global Freight Forwarding, Global Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and European Road Network. With a global network spanning nearly 170 countries and more than 49,400 employees, GEODIS is ranked no. 6 in its sector across the world. In 2022, GEODIS generated €13.7 billion in revenue. GEODIS is a company owned by SNCF group.