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Cheetah Software Systems, a Pioneer in Logistics, has been Acquired by MercuryGate

Cheetah Software Systems, MercuryGate | April 07, 2021

MercuryGate® International, Inc., the leading provider of dedicated transportation management systems (TMS), announced today the acquisition of logistics optimization pioneer Cheetah Software Systems (Cheetah). The Cheetah acquisition expands MercuryGate's TMS platform to include the last mile, parcel, and less-than-truckload (LTL) solution, as well as an improved fleet management capability that adapts, automates, and communicates movements in real-time.

“A dramatic change in e-commerce has occurred, with acceptance of digital business models exploding and customer preferences skyrocketing,” said MercuryGate President & CEO Joe Juliano. “Consumers now make online orders based on delivery time, converting the transportation chain from a push model to a pull model. The aabilityto develop and dispatch an efficient route plan is just the beginning for the transportation industry. With the integration of Cheetah's autonomous and adaptive logistics capabilities to MercuryGate's TMS, our customers with assets will benefit from real-time visibility for every load, road, supply, demand, and transportation mode from the first to the last mile and every step in between, saving money and providing customer satisfaction.”

Businesses will adapt and respond to evolving customer needs and changes in demand based on life-changing events due to the autonomous and flexible features of Cheetah's logistics platform combined with the advanced workflow processes of MercuryGate's efficient TMS. MercuryGate's container-to-customer vision, in which its TMS platform manages exceptions autonomously, adapts routes to ensure delivery when, where, and how it is required and includes self-learning algorithms, not only eliminates costly waste and delays but also shifts the emphasis from the delivery route to the customer.

Cheetah is an advanced software platform that optimizes logistics operations for delivery, less-than-truckload, courier, and private fleet operations. These advanced solutions enable distribution and delivery providers the ability to increase the efficiency of route planners, dispatchers, drivers, and customer service representatives critical for food, retail, and medical industries every day and more so confronting the supply chain impact resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

About Cheetah Software Systems, Inc.
Cheetah is a leading provider of a dynamic, adaptive Logistics Operations Optimization Platform (LOOP) for retailers and carrier for hire companies in the LTL, courier, healthcare, and retail logistics sectors, with a strong focus on the customer. Cheetah's LOOP and its experts support the transportation needs of healthcare, retail, and carriers operating delivery, less-than-truckload, truckload, and private fleets. Cheetah's LOOP plans, controls, adapts, and optimizes fleets and drivers, resulting in businesses using fewer trucks, driving fewer miles, and delivering goods on time. Cheetah's platform enables customers to place and receive orders and services anytime and where they want, at the lowest possible expense, and on time, with no wasted customer time. Cheetah's live dynamic re-optimization happens in real-time with any changing event on the road, resulting in pinpoint operational accuracy.

About MercuryGate
MercuryGate offers effective transportation management solutions that have been proven to provide today's most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers, and carriers a competitive advantage. MercuryGate solutions are unique in that they serve all modes of transportation natively on a single platform, including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal. All modes can be executed in a fully autonomous solution that can also adapt to disruptions when they happen.MercuryGate provides business intelligence to help clients minimize costs, including logistics costs, optimize transportation processes, enhance customer satisfaction, and accelerate progress.

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Healthy economic growth in India is increasingly supported by robust industrial growth. One of the relatively lesser known but significant sectors that support almost all industrial activity - the logistics sector - is also witnessing this growth as a follow through. However, notwithstanding its importance and size (INR 4 trillion), it has traditionally not been accorded the attention it deserves as a separate sector in itself.


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