SUPPLY CHAIN

Novigo and ClearMetal Announces Partnership to Provide Enhanced Shipment Visibility for Resilient Supply Chains

ClearMetal | January 15, 2021

Novigo, a competence leader for supply chain execution counseling administrations empowering organizations worldwide to reveal advantages of the SAP Digital Supply Chain Platform, reported its association with ClearMetal, an innovator in the Continuous Delivery Experience (CDX), empowering supply chain associations to advance coordinations and give exact shipment data. The joint effort between the two associations will help Novigo improve client's start to finish arrangements in tracking ocean shipments and related transportation measures.

ClearMetal has as of late joined the SAP Logistics Business Network as a SAP partner for international shipment perceivability data. ClearMetal's unmatched worldwide sea perceivability information gives precise and constant shipment status and ETAs for clients. The utilization of machine learning to cross-reference inputs further upgrades the supply chain information devotion, along these lines giving essential business insight.

As worldwide heads of SAP Digital Supply Chain implementations (SAP TM, EM, LBN, EWM and GTT), Novigo works with driving enormous and moderate sized organizations on their SAP-driven Supply Chain Transformation activities to convey new an incentive to their clients and boost their supply chain strength. Clients draw in Novigo's counseling administrations for their reasonable mix of industry-driving skill, energy for driving worth, profound center, global conveyance ability, hands-on methodology, and innovative thought leadership.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Körber unveils supply chain software solution strategy at Elevate Americas 2022

Körber | March 17, 2022

Körber will launch new software solutions and capabilities spanning warehouse management, warehouse control, robotics, voice and simulation to empower businesses worldwide to further digitize and automate warehouses in light of today's immense supply chain pressures. Supply chain has moved from a back-office function to a boardroom imperative," said Richard Stewart, Executive Vice President of North America at Körber Supply Chain Software. The pandemic, labor shortages, cost increases, fuel prices, material shortages, and beyond – these challenges are real and here to stay. Unlike anyone else, Körber brings to market an unmatched depth of digital technologies that conquer these complexities. "Digitization is a strategic priority for more than 80% of supply chain executives, Yet, many businesses struggle to digitize at the pace they need. From handling the rapid expansion of e-commerce to the increasing interconnectivity of the global economy, major technology advances are pivotal. Körber will enhance its already unrivaled portfolio of software solutions to empower businesses to drive even more value for their customers and consumers around the globe." -Sean Elliott, Chief Technology Officer for Körber Supply Chain Software In a rapidly growing industry, businesses need a full portfolio provider with a wide range of technologies to tackle supply chain complexity. Focused on rising consumer expectations, labor challenges and a growing emphasis on sustainability, Körber plans the current solution advances for 2022: The cloud: As part of the Körber One platform strategy, Körber will continue bringing its solutions to the cloud to increase efficiency, reliability, resilience, green practices and cybersecurity. This includes the K.Motion Warehouse Management System (WMS), K.Sight CLASS for warehouse modelling and simulation, and Körber's series of add-ons spanning visibility to data analytics – the K.Motion Essentials. Unified Control System (UCS): Already boasting globally successful voice solutions and the most extensive network of AMR partnerships worldwide, Körber will solidify its leading voice and robotics practice with a unified control system. The UCS will uniquely integrate and control different working models – fixed automation, voice systems, and 3rd party AMR systems – under a single tool. Availability is expected the second half of 2022. K.Sight CLASS for operations: New advances connect data on daily operations from the WMS for real-time planning and design. The result is immediate visibility into operational health and stronger strategic planning. This includes effectively handling disruptions, e-commerce growth and heightening consumer expectations. During the conference, customers spanning all industries, sizes and needs, will present how they are revolutionizing supply chains with Körber. Selective examples include: SanMar discusses its journey modernizing operations with Körber's WMS and voice solutions for a more sustainable supply chain. Lineage Logistics elaborates on how Körber's WMS enabled them to achieve efficient and sustainable operations – all while optimizing its warehouse layout. Big Rock Sports, joined by Körber's partner enVista, shares best practices and experiences implementing Körber's WMS. ISN displays how it improved working conditions and bolstered productivity with a robotics solution from Körber and Locus Robotics. Biagi Bros showcases how it improved agility and resilience while driving innovation with the Oracle Cloud and Körber's WMS. Kenco Group describes its AMR deployment for e-commerce fulfillment, focused on productivity and labor dependency. Nassau Provisions, using Körber's WMS and voice technology, shares how it scaled food distribution operations in light of rapid growth. Ariat speaks to its combination of Körber's WMS and AMR solution from Geek+ to improve customer and employee experiences and enable workforce flexibility. Bimbo Bakery overviews how it is revolutionizing retail execution with a smarter and more efficient frontline through direct-store delivery with K.Motion OmniTech. Further information on Körber's solution roadmap and customer success stories is available at Elevate Americas, held virtually from March 14-16, 2022. Registration is available now and throughout the event, with content available on demand for 90 days. About the Körber Business Area Supply Chain Supply chains are growing more complex by the day. Körber uniquely provides a broad range of proven, end-to-end supply chain solutions fitting any business size, strategy or appetite for growth. Capable of delivering software, automation, voice, robotics, and materials handling – plus the expertise to tie it all together. We are a global partner not just for today, but also as the needs of supply chains continue to evolve. Conquer supply chain complexity – with Körber. The Business Area Supply Chain is part of the global technology group Körber. Find out more on www.koerber-supplychain.com.

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TRANSPORTATION

Enghouse Transportation Partners with Switchio To expand Transit Customer Payment Offering

Enghouse Transportation | April 13, 2022

Enghouse Transportation, a unit of Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX: ENGH) has partnered with electronic payment firm Switchio (a division of Monet+) to expand its automated transit fare collection offering. Enghouse Transportation, an established provider of automated fair collection transit software solutions in the Netherlands, Central Europe and Eastern Europe, is expanding into the North American market. Our strategic cooperation with Switchio bolsters our ability to deliver transit solutions in the United States, Canada and other markets, said Toofan Otaredian, Managing Director of Enghouse Transportation. "Switchio has unique strengths in its Smart Cities portfolio, especially EMV card acceptance in public transit and parking. Switchio also offers modular solutions that enable quick and effortless EMV bank card payments for transit systems and operators." Switchio is headquartered in the Czech Republic. The Company participated in the country's first chip payment card systems. "We're very pleased to embark on this new collaboration with Enghouse, We have already established a presence in the Americas with a successful implementation in Guatemala and another is currently underway in Chile. We now look forward to introducing our innovative digitalization solution to the North American market." -Switchio transport business leader, Jaroslav Stuchlík About Enghouse Transportation Enghouse Transportation is an innovative provider of end-to-end electronic ticketing technologies that also provides transit agencies and operators with improved passenger experiences and cost-cutting hardware and software solutions. Customized to the needs of each client, Enghouse Transportation delivers expert solutions in automated fare collection (AFC), sales and service, and back-office systems. For more information, please visit www.enghousetransportation.com. About Switchio Switchio is a powerful software platform that enables public transit operators to manage multiple open-loop electronic payments in a variety of ticketing modes under a single system. Delivered as a comprehensive white-label solution for contactless passenger ticketing, it brings operators substantial savings while elevating the passenger experience to new levels of convenience. In addition to transport, Switchio also has applications in sectors that include retail, parking and petrol stations. At its core is a secure payment switch that gives businesses the ability to partner with the acquirer and hardware provider of their choice. For more information, please visit Switchio.com.

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PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING

Reliant Care Management Group, LLC and Medline announce prime vendor partnership

Reliant Care Management Group | March 22, 2022

Medline announced it has been named the primary supply chain vendor for Missouri-based Reliant Care Management Group, LLC. The healthcare company is now the primary supplier of medical supplies and solutions across Reliant Care's 24 skilled nursing and independent residential homes in Missouri and Illinois. After utilizing a different distributor for 15 years, Medline will now coordinate with the company's supplies dealer, Reliant Supply Group, to provide a one-stop-shop for Reliant Care's medical supply needs. Reliant Care will convert several strategic categories in its product portfolio to the Medline brand to help ensure all products are clinically equivalent and drive clinical standardization to improve resident outcomes across the organization. "We are excited for the opportunity to work closely with Reliant Care and implement initiatives that can positively impact the organization's bottom line and help them run better, By listening closely to their obstacles and recommending customized solutions, we become an extension of their team." -John Cervino, corporate accounts director, Medline Post-Acute Care Reliant Care's facilities are dedicated to providing quality care in a dignified manner, predominantly to the frail elderly geriatric population and those eighteen years of age and older who are afflicted with mental illnesses in addition to a primary medical diagnosis. "We chose Medline because of their vision and flexibility that we see as ideal characteristics in a long-term partnership. We look forward to beginning this next chapter with Medline and growing together to drive cost savings within our organization," -Nick DeStefane, CEO and owner, Reliant Supply Group. Learn how Medline tailors solutions across the entire continuum of care as a manufacturer and distributor by visiting https://www.medline.com/supply-chain/. About Medline Medline is a healthcare company; a manufacturer, distributor, and solutions provider focused on improving the overall operating performance of healthcare. Partnering with healthcare systems and facilities across the continuum of care, Medline provides the clinical and supply chain resources required for long-term financial viability in delivering high-quality care. With the scale of one of the country's largest companies and the agility of a family-led business, Medline is able to invest in its customers for the future and rapidly respond to a dynamically changing market with customized solutions. Headquartered in Northfield, Ill., Medline has 30,000+ employees worldwide and does business in more than 125 countries and territories. Learn more about Medline at www.medline.com.

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SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY

Greenscreens.AI to Sponsor The Word on the Street powered by BETA Consulting Group

Greenscreens.AI | April 29, 2022

Pricing has been a challenge for shippers, brokers and carriers since freight started rolling down the line, and it has persisted to be an archaic aspect of the freight industry. Greenscreens.AI is changing that by providing innovative, dynamic solutions to minimize the challenges within the industry, creating unprecedented levels of transparency. "The freight industry has shifted into a more dynamic, unpredictable state primarily because consumers and B2B now maintain an expectation of a faster, more efficient shipping process. If logistics service providers hope to survive in this climate, they need to adapt their pricing strategies so they can quickly respond to real-time market conditions. Trey is an incredible voice who is continually advocating for this type of technology initiative. Greenscreens.AI is addressing these problems by providing real-time dynamic pricing using the most advanced AI and machine-learning technology available in the industry. This partnership was a perfect match." -Kevin Coomes, Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.AI. The partnership includes Greenscreens.AI sponsorship of all episodes of The Word on the Street, a weekly podcast that includes 10 logistics professionals, including Trey, the host of the show and Founder & CEO of BETA Consulting Group. "In looking for a partner to sponsor The Word on the Street and to welcome me as a brand ambassador, there are only two criteria that guide my decisions: Do I believe in the product/service? And do I believe in the people behind it? In the case of Greenscreens.AI, it was a resounding 'yes' to both criteria, as they continue to revolutionize the ability to understand and predict pricing based on real-time intel, true machine learning and AI," states Griggs. Greenscreens.AI has partnered with leading organizations that understand the power of a connected ecosystem and want to revolutionize the digital evolution of logistics. By connecting people, price, demand and supply, in the systems you and your trading partners already use, Greenscreens.AI and our partners together enable a truly digital dynamic sourcing experience. Our Marketing Partners and Advisors, like BETA Consulting Group, have a shared vision on the power of dynamic pricing in a connected ecosystem. Through collaboration with these partners, we jointly work to build market awareness of the Greenscreens.AI brand and the future of dynamic pricing for the logistics industry. "We're thrilled to partner with Trey and BETA Consulting Group on our journey to transform the industry together. Trey has continued to prove himself to be a thought-leader with a very pragmatic approach to addressing decades-old industry challenges. Our decision to partner with him and his organization was a no-brainer, and we very much look forward to working together," -Dawn Salvucci-Favier, CEO of GreenScreens.AI About BETA Consulting Group BETA Consulting Group is a sales & marketing consulting firm based out of Wildwood, Missouri, focused on sales, marketing & leadership, specifically branding, messaging, content creation and distribution. Led by founder Trey Griggs, an 11-year veteran in the transportation, logistics & supply chain industry, BCG offers unique, service-based solutions alongside consulting to create dynamic strategies and powerful deliverables. BCG also produces multiple podcasts, including The Word on the Street and Standing Out. To learn more, visit www.betaconsultinggroup.com. About Greenscreens.AI Greenscreens.AI is a dynamic pricing infrastructure for the logistics industry that delivers buy and sell-side market intelligence and business insights to help you grow and protect your margins. We exist to help our customers quote with confidence & win more business…more profitably. Our solution combines the power of aggregated market data and your company's data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to your company's individual buying and selling behavior. For more information about Greenscreens.AI visit www.greenscreens.ai.

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