SUPPLY CHAIN, TRANSPORTATION
VSE Corporation | January 25, 2023
Leading aftermarket distribution and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider, VSE Corporation, yesterday announced its all-new e-commerce fulfillment and distribution center in greater Memphis, Tennessee area. The company serves government and commercial markets with MRO services for air, sea and land transportation assets.
VSE’s new state-of-the-art center is spread over 450,000 sq.ft., double the size the current warehouse for its fleet segment. This new center provides VSE’s Wheeler Fleet Solutions segment with the additional capacity to meet the growing demand for aftermarket products for its commercial and e-commerce fleet customers.
VSE’s new fulfillment center is to support faster, same-day deliveries including order-to-delivery. This allows for additional shipping options, while ensuring the best level of services for the company’s aftermarket parts distribution portfolio. The new center harnesses a warehouse management system (WMS) and automation to increase productivity and capacity while maintaining order and delivery accuracy. The center can stock more than 175,000 SKUs when operating at full capacity.
John Cuomo, President and CEO of VSE Corporation, said, “The addition of our new distribution center is an important strategic milestone for our Wheeler Fleet Solutions subsidiary, one of the leading fleet-focused parts and services companies serving heavy, medium and light duty vehicles in the United States.” He further added, “During the last four years, our commercial fleet sales have grown from approximately 10% to 40% of Fleet Segment revenue, driven by share gains across both commercial fleet and e-commerce fulfillment channels. Looking ahead, we anticipate this distribution center will contribute more than $50 million in new, incremental sales to our Fleet segment in 2023.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About VSE Corporation
VSE is a customized solution provider to support mission-critical platforms for commercial and government aircraft, ships and vehicles. The company is registered as a professional services and supply chain management firm primarily offering its services to Fleet Management Services, Federal & Defense Services, and Aerospace Distribution & Repair. It provides technical and engineering services to operators and owners of equipment and transportation assets, large, mission-critical fleets of aircrafts, vehicles and ships.
Descartes | January 24, 2023
On January 23, 2023, Descartes Systems Group, which provides solutions for logistics-intensive businesses, announced that Topps Tiles, a UK-based tile retailer, is using Descartes' cloud-based route optimization and planning solution to boost fleet delivery capabilities. Topps Tiles is reducing the average kilometers driven per delivery route by 2% through its collaboration with Descartes. The solution also helps Topps Tiles identify the potential impact of delivery strategy changes.
Descartes' route planning and optimization solution is an aspect of its Routing, Mobile, and Telematics suite. It assists in lowering costs with more efficient and agile routing, enhancing fleet resource management by generating increased delivery capacity, and growing sustainability by reducing their CO2 footprint and paper use across the route network.
Companies can use strategic route modeling to understand and refine their customer service and delivery strategies before implementing them. Descartes' mobile application aids drivers in completing their daily routes, keeps managers informed of progress, and provides an accurate estimated time of arrival (ETA) to alert customers of their deliveries. In addition, real-time mobile communication allows proof of delivery (POD) functionality support that facilitates excellent customer service and order accuracy.
Pól Sweeney, VP of Fleet Sales in Europe at Descartes, said, "Topps Tiles' long-term success is based upon its ability to continually provide customers with a superior shopping experience while offering cost competitive pricing." He added, "We're delighted to help Topps Tiles minimize its operational costs today through our route planning and optimisation solution and in the future with our strategic route modelling capabilities."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
About Descartes Systems Group
Based in Waterloo (Ontario), Descartes offers software-as-a-service solutions that improve the productivity, security, and performance of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers work with one of the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community to carry out various tasks, including routing, scheduling, tracking, and measuring delivery resources; planning, allocating, and executing shipments; rating, auditing, and paying transportation invoices; and completing many other logistics processes. As a result, the company helps safely and securely get assets, information, inventory, and people where and when needed.
SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY, TRANSPORTATION
Montway Auto Transport | January 20, 2023
Leading third-party logistics brokerage, Montway Auto Transport, recently announced its partnership with premier digital remarketing technology solutions provider, Auction Edge.L. Montway, through this partnership, will deliver integrated transportation ordering, to over 55,000 dealers and 175 auctions using Auction Edge's national marketplace, EDGE Pipeline.
EDGE Pipeline connects auctions with trusted dealer partners to digitally source and market inventory. Since 2012, Auction Edge has enabled power partner auctions to transact millions of vehicles annually. In addition, to modernize the user experience, the "one-click" transportation ordering feature will save dealers time and enhance efficiency.
Digital auctions that simplify ordering fast, safe, and dependable transportation help dealers manage inventory and meet consumer demands. Montway, in addition to transporting full loads, is the national leader in single-unit moves and will enhance the post-sale experience for dealers by developing a customized solution for Auction Edge users. Montway has a strong industry reputation, as evident from its 80,000 online customer reviews in the retail market.
Kaye Ceille, Business Solutions Group President at Montway Auto Transport, said, "Digitalization of the supply chain is a trend that is here to stay." She added, "Integrating auto transport into a digital remarketing platform offers a full-service solution for dealers. Auction Edge will leverage Montway's technology to seamlessly integrate with EDGE Pipeline and make booking auto transport for vehicles purchased at auctions anywhere in the country as easy as clicking a button."
Montway's partnership with Auction Edge follows the company's recent merger with Auction Direct Transport (ADT), a nationwide automotive transport brokerage company. The two partnerships emphasize Montway's commitment to expanding its dealer and auction transportation capabilities across the country.
About Montway Auto Transport
Montway Auto Transport is now one of the biggest auto transport companies and has been in business for more than 15 years. Since its establishment in 2007, Montway Auto Transport has developed into the top auto transport business in the country. With more than a million automobiles shipped, the company offers extended service hours every day of the year for transport to all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as Europe. Montway Auto Transport is the industry leader in cutting-edge logistical techniques and client support, and has developed the idea for Miles Ahead, a business software for transport management. The platform gives companies and salespeople direct access to the tools they need to quote and book vehicle transport 24x7.