Logility, Inc | August 18, 2022
Logility, Inc., a leader in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, announced its recognition as one of SupplyChainBrain’s 2022 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. The company was recognized for its work with iNova Pharmaceuticals, a distributor of prescription medicines and healthcare products, to transform its data management, demand and supply planning, replenishment planning and analytics framework.Our business is complex. In addition to widely dispersed geographies, our planning processes have to reflect and synthesize different market dynamics,” said Rowan Seccombe, Sales and Operations Planning Manager, iNova. “We benefited greatly from the industry expertise at Logility and from their local implementation partner Demand Management Systems. The platform approach was also a tremendous asset.”
To achieve its growth goals, iNova needed to unify and synchronize its strategy for supply and demand planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and inventory management. Logility’s deep industry expertise and the comprehensive Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform enabled consistency in planning and reporting across all regions. This collaboration has reduced “misfires” and enhanced communication and decision-making across the entire enterprise.
Our implementation consultants constantly challenged us to justify and reconsider current processes and the implementation went quickly,” said Seccombe. “The flexible and configurable design of the Logility platform has greatly reduced our reliance on legacy systems and has established a trustworthy source of truth.
Manual entry and spreadsheet-based planning are a hindrance to expansion in today’s competitive marketplace. Fast-growing companies like iNova understand that to compete, you need future-proof and flexible technology underpinning your operations,” said Allan Dow, president, Logility. “Working together, we were able to improve iNova’s forecast accuracy by 50%, automate nearly half of its PO creation and significantly improve safety stock modelling. It’s been a rewarding process to see what the right solutions have enabled their team to accomplish.
“For twenty years running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners — a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services,This year’s field of nominees was highly competitive and excellent overall, coming from all sectors of supply chain management. Logility should be proud to be named amongst the 100 Great!”
-Brad Berger, publisher, SupplyChainBrain
Logility will appear in the 2022 August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine and on SupplyChainBrain.com as an honored member of this year’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners. To view the comprehensive list of winners, please click here.
SupplyChainBrain, today’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year-round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of the world’s most influential supply chain executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies the latest news, emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions - and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.
Accelerating the digital sustainable supply chain, Logility helps companies seize new opportunities, sense and respond to changing market dynamics and more profitably manage their complex global businesses. The Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform leverages an innovative blend of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics to automate planning, accelerate cycle times, increase precision, improve operating performance, break down business silos and deliver greater visibility. Logility’s SaaS-based platform transforms sales and operations planning (S&OP) and integrated business planning (IBP) processes; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; global sourcing; quality and compliance management; product life cycle management; supply and inventory optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; retail merchandise planning, assortment and allocation. Logility customers include Big Lots, Husqvarna Group, Parker Hannifin, Sonoco Products and Red Wing Shoe Company. Logility is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMSWA). To learn how Logility can help you make smarter decisions faster, visit www.logility.com.
Cummins Inc | September 23, 2022
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is showcasing its platform of zero-emissions technologies this week at the IAA Transportation show, the world's largest mobility show, in Hannover, Germany. A range of new Cummins technologies and the recently acquired Meritor ePowertrain technologies are available publicly together for the first time. With over a century of experience as a global power leader, Cummins is solidifying its commitment to providing comprehensive zero-emissions technology on a global scale."Cummins has deep application expertise, and we are uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that truly fit the needs of commercial applications," said Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins. "Realizing a net-zero future will require a range of technologies. Our extensive zero-emissions portfolio is how we will meet varied customer demands across the hardest-to-abate industries and make the energy transition possible."
One key zero-emissions product Cummins revealed at IAA is its fourth-generation hydrogen fuel cell engine. Designed to meet the duty-cycle, performance and packaging requirements of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, the fuel cell technology is available in 135 kW single and 270 kW dual modules.
Scania in Europe and Daimler Trucks North America have each announced collaborations with Cummins to develop and integrate these next-generation fuel cell engines into demonstrator vehicles. The systems use fourth-generation variable pressure technology to provide higher power density, power nodes and operating temperatures for easier system integration into vehicles. They also have strong operating cycle efficiency and durability for a lower total cost of ownership.
“We know our customers have diverse needs and complicated duty cycles to support, which is why we focus on continued innovation and improvement, We’re developing hydrogen fuel cell technology that demonstrates the capacity and flexibility required to meet or exceed the power needs for on-highway commercial vehicles – proving hydrogen as a viable solution to decarbonize the economy.”
-Amy Adams, Vice President of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins.
Attendees at IAA will also get the first glimpse of a drivetrain assembled with a newly introduced Cummins lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery pack, Meritor’s 17xe ePowertrain and Meritor’s Power Control and Accessory System (PCAS). Cummins recently added the ePowertain and PCAS solutions to its portfolio through its acquisition of Meritor. The ePowertrain leverages market-leading technologies in the axle, motor and inverter, delivering performance, efficiency and packaging advantages at a competitive cost. Additionally, the PCAS provides power where needed and control of necessary sub-systems while reducing packaging size and simplifying integration.
Cummins is adding an LFP battery to its line of lithium-ion battery products to expand support of electrified commercial vehicle applications. The LFP solution gives customers access to faster charging and longer-life batteries, targeting the medium-duty truck and school bus markets. By using a multi-chemistry strategy, Cummins is positioned to expand its manufacturing capacity further and diversify its supply chain, providing customers with more cost-effective electrification solutions.
We are giving customers options to enable them to adapt to a zero-emissions future faster, said Brian Wilson, General Manager of Electrified Components at Cummins. With the recent acquisition of Meritor and our new multi-chemistry approach, we will be able to tailor our solutions and offer a one-stop-shop for customers' powertrain needs.
Cummins' portfolio includes four batteries, each of which targets a different duty cycle and use case and complement each other. In addition to the LFP option, this includes three nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) batteries – the BP95E, BP74E and BP30E. The BP95E is Cummins’ next-generation solution that prioritizes greater energy density in applications for customers who need more weight-sensitive solutions or have longer ranges. The BP30E is ideal for meeting limited-space applications and rugged demands, and the BP74E is the foundation for Cummins’ BEV innovation and progress.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel, natural gas, electric and hybrid powertrains, and powertrain-related components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, batteries, electrified power systems, hydrogen generation and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment, and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24.0 billion in 2021. See how Cummins is powering a world that is always on by accessing news releases and more information at https://www.cummins.com/always-on.
Expedite All | August 30, 2022
Expedite All announced the launch of a new, nationwide expedite transportation network that gives shippers on-demand access to more than 1,000 carriers offering over 5,000 expedite vehicles at rates up to 10% lower than traditional expedite. Expedite All is disrupting the expedite industry, leveraging proprietary Truck Map and Freight Rate Calculator technology and a network of trusted small vehicle carriers to offer shippers a new transportation option: short-, medium- and long-haul expedite services that can be utilized for routine shipping needs. Expedite All's fast-growing small vehicle network offers an effective transportation solution for virtually any shipper in any industry, from the first mile to the last mile.
"Due to the high cost, shippers use traditional expedite only when they have to, and mainly for relatively short distances The new Expedite All model makes it faster, easier and less costly to utilize expedite services for everything from short- to long-haul shipments, essentially providing shippers with a new transport mode that adds flexibility to their everyday transportation mix."
-Alex Winston, president of Expedite All
Exclusive transportation service often means placing a load as small as one pallet on a dedicated 53-foot semi trailer, which is inefficient and environmentally unfriendly, continued Winston. That pallet could be loaded onto a small vehicle, like a sprinter van, that is faster, costs less and offers a much more sustainable option for shippers. Sprinter vans are as much as two and a half times more fuel efficient than semi trucks, so they emit two and half times less CO2 into the atmosphere. By providing shippers with access to a large network of small vehicles, Expedite All is on the front lines of delivering greener, more efficient transportation solutions.
Expedite All offers immediate access to more than 5,000 expedite vehicles, including sprinter vans, cargo vans, straight trucks and box trucks across the continental U.S. On average, a standard sprinter van can carry up to three pallets, a box truck can carry up to seven and a straight truck can carry up to 14, representing an enormous amount of untapped capacity that Expedite All is making available to shippers. At launch, the size of the company's network rivals the available capacity of the largest existing expedite providers, with plans to grow.
Expedite All's map-based user interface provides shippers with real-time visibility to available vehicles, making finding and booking the right vehicle fast and easy. Expedite All's Freight Rate Calculator uses proprietary algorithms to allow shippers to quickly get an estimated rate quote without having to call and compare rates from multiple expedite providers. Shippers can track their shipments online from pickup to delivery and receive 24/7 dedicated phone support throughout their shipment's journey.
About Expedite All
Expedite All is an emerging industry disruptor, leveraging proprietary Truck Map and Freight Rate Calculator technology and a network of more than 1,000 trusted small vehicle carriers to offer shippers a new transportation option: short- to long-haul expedite services at rates up to 10% lower than traditional expedite. Expedite All is a faster, less costly and more sustainable transportation solution. To learn more, visit www.expediteall.com.
ABF Freight | September 08, 2022
ArcBest® ( Nasdaq: ARCB), a leader in supply chain logistics, announced that its less-than-truckload carrier, ABF Freight®, has been named a 2022 SmartWay High Performer in the multimodal carriers category. This recognition is based on SmartWay's annual emissions reports for partners who have achieved significant shipping and freight efficiencies and have met certain criteria for emissions output of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and particulate matter. This distinction demonstrates the company's commitment to improving sustainability across operations and to addressing important issues that have a noticeable impact on the environment.
As a SmartWay High Performer, ABF Freight establishes itself among the thousands of companies partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through SmartWay as being a step ahead in meeting the challenges of sustainable goods movements, efficiency and air quality performance. This is the 6th year the EPA has published a list of SmartWay High Performers, and ABF has been named to this list for five consecutive years, beginning in 2018.
"Being recognized once again as a SmartWay High Performer highlights ABF's dedication to finding ways to reduce emissions so we can operate and serve our customers more sustainably,We know the impact our operations have on the world, and we remain steadfast in continuing to lead the way in delivering efficient and sustainable transportation solutions."
-Seth Runser, ABF Freight president
For nearly 50 years, ABF Freight has been operating with efficiency in mind by limiting truck speeds to conserve fuel and reduce emissions, purchasing equipment with computerized engine shut offs to reduce idling, minimize fuel consumption and limit emissions, and continuously optimizing the ABF network to reduce miles, which in turn also reduces emissions. More recently, the company has invested in upgrading the ABF fleet by purchasing equipment with the latest EPA engines, aerodynamics and technology, with the goal of operating cleaner trucks and further reducing net emissions.
ABF Freight has been a proud partner of the EPA's SmartWay Program since 2006. The program was designed to help companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency.
ArcBest® ( Nasdaq: ARCB) is a multibillion-dollar integrated logistics company that helps keep the global supply chain moving. Founded in 1923 and now with over 15,000 employees across more than 250 campuses and service centers, the company is a logistics powerhouse, fueled by the simple notion of finding a way to get the job done. Through innovative thinking, agility and trust, ArcBest leverages its full suite of shipping and logistics solutions to meet customers' critical needs, each and every day. For more information, visit arcb.com.
EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing air pollution. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive business environment, while enabling partners to make freight decisions that have a positive impact on efficiency and the environment. For more information on SmartWay, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/smartway