Visible Supply Chain Management Acquires Fellow Logistics Provider

Visible Supply Chain Management | January 14, 2020

Salt Lake City-based Visible Supply Chain Management, a provider of shipping and fulfillment services for small- to mid-sized businesses, announced December 19 that it acquired Kansas Continental Express (KCX). Based in Emporia, Kansas, KCX is a provider of shipping logistics and freight transportation throughout North America. It will join Visible’s family of companies and will be known by the parent company name. “Most important to Visible is our customers’ continued success, and the purchase of KCX will expand our offering to new regions and extend new opportunities to both KCX and Visible clients,” said Casey Adams, president of Visible. “The relationship is mutually advantageous — it made sense for us to join forces.” Visible said KCX’s Midwest location provides synergies across numerous lines and opens new markets. KCX has been providing services and detailed tracking of companies’ freight from Canada to Mexico for nearly 30 years.

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Innoviz and HiRain Technologies Deploy InnovizOne Across Shipping Ports in China

Innoviz | September 06, 2022

Innoviz Technologies (NASDAQ: INVZ), a leading provider of high-performance, automotive-grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, and its strategic partner HiRain Technologies, a leading Tier 1 solutions provider for the Chinese automotive market, today announced the deployment of InnovizOne LiDAR sensors at ports across China, including on HiRain's autonomous trucks and AGVs. The first deployment started in RiZhao port, with both parties planning to expand the project to additional ports.Using InnovizOne LiDAR and HiRain's Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), the combined solution is now being used at ports across China, including on autonomous trucks and AGVs, and for Vehicle to Anything (V2X) applications, to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risks and enhance worker safety. Innoviz and HiRain's sensing system is highly durable and can detect vehicles and pedestrians, as well as infrastructure typically found at ports with precise location, distance and size. HiRain's fully integrated system also includes LiDAR protection, heat radiation protection, shock absorption, noise reduction, dustproofing and cleaning. HiRain developed its own roadside V2X solution using InnovizOne LiDAR. The five-in-one sensor unit monitors traffic from a bird's eye view, collecting environmental data and sending it in real time to a high-performance computer, which then broadcasts the data to all surrounding trucks in order to avoid collisions. "The global supply chain crisis is being made worse by labor shortages and higher levels of congestion at ports in China and around the world, The deployment of HiRain's autonomous vehicle and V2X systems using InnovizOne LiDAR comes at an especially opportune time, as it will greatly improve efficiencies and enable 24/7 operations." -Omer Keilaf, co-founder and CEO of Innoviz. Innoviz and HiRain began working together in 2018, and HiRain plans to integrate Innoviz's next-generation LiDAR sensor, InnovizTwo, into its platforms, to make port operations even safer and more efficient. "LiDAR is one of the most critical technologies of our time and will play an outsized role in the development of not just autonomous vehicles, but also the infrastructure they require to communicate with one another, We have very much enjoyed working with the Innoviz team to bring these products to market, and look forward to developing additional products using Innoviz's solutions." -Dr. Chengjian Fan, CTO & Deputy GM of Hirain Technologies About Beijing JingWei Hirain Technologies Founded in 2003, HiRain focuses on providing electronic products, R & D services and overall solutions for high-level intelligent driving to customers in the fields of automobile and unmanned transportation. Headquartered in Beijing, HiRain has established modern production plants in Tianjin and Nantong, forming a perfect R & D, production, marketing and service system. Based on the concept of "value innovation and serving customers", the company adheres to the strategies of "professional focus", "technology leadership" and "platform development", and is committed to becoming a world-class comprehensive electronic system technology service provider, a full stack solution supplier for intelligent networked vehicles, and a leader in high-level intelligent driving MaaS solutions. For more information please visit: https://www.hirain.com/ About Innoviz Technologies Innoviz is a global leader in LiDAR technology, working towards a future with safe autonomous vehicles on the world's roads. Innoviz's LiDAR and perception software "see" better than a human driver and reduce the possibility of error, meeting the automotive industry's strictest expectations for performance and safety. Operating across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Innoviz has been selected by internationally recognized premium car brands for use in consumer vehicles as well as by other commercial and industrial leaders for a wide range of use cases. For more information, visit innoviz-tech.com

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LOGISTICS

T-ROC OPENS NEW LOGISTICS WAREHOUSE FACILITY TO MEET CUSTOMER DEMAND

T-ROC | October 14, 2022

The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), the leading provider of people and technology solutions for the global retail market, announces it opened a new Logistics Warehouse Facility in Doral, Florida near its headquarters of Coral Gables. The facility features enhanced inventory and shipping tools to further expand its suite of services to T-ROC clients including high demand services like product assembly and their latest technology the VIBA solution. The warehouse will handle the rapidly growing logistics needs supporting T-ROC's internal programs and clients. It will enable full-service fulfillment needs for clients after outgrowing its prior facility. The opening is a celebrated advancement in inventory management and upgraded shipping software for T-ROC's Adaptable Solutions team. The new facility will further enable T-ROC to meet its clients needs when it comes to both people and technology solutions, such as field teams, merchandising, shopper insights, RFID, and VIBA. VIBA is T-ROC's answer to a host of pain points retailers face including staff shortages, lost sales, and lack of data. The revolutionary software platform acts as a digital-video live agent answer for delivering sales, service, and support. By connecting customers to live support in the form of a digital avatar or real person, it answers the logistical needs for both sales and customer service support. The new Logistics Warehouse will enable T-ROC to get VIBA totems to their final destinations even more rapidly. Additionally, T-ROC can service VIBA clients quickly because everything is executed in-house. "Reaching any major milestone is only achieved through incredible teamwork, which is exactly what went into opening this new T-ROC facility, We want to give special applause to our team as the fulfillment services and solutions made possible by the warehouse will go a long way in ensuring T-ROC continues to provide outstanding solutions to our clients." -Brett Beveridge, CEO and Founder of T-ROC. To learn more about The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC), visit www.trocglobal.com. To learn more about VIBA, visit www.vibaconnect.com. Follow T-ROC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. About The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC) T-ROC is a retail branding and consulting partner that supports companies in navigating through today's retail shopping experience, redefining the power of people and technology. T-ROC offers a unique combination of people-based services, applications, technology management, mystery shopping programs, actionable market research and competitive insights that support the complex needs of assisted selling. T-ROC's expertise and next-generation technology is delivered by a team that's all in to drive sales, optimize performance and deliver measurable ROI for businesses every single day.

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PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING, SUPPLY CHAIN

Omnae Supply Chain Management Software and Intuit QuickBooks, Align Services to Unify Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

Omnae | November 03, 2022

Supply chain management solution, Omnae, has recently joined the Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider Program and created an advanced bundle offer with Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) QuickBooks. The new bundle offering invites customers and businesses to unify manufacturing operations and amplify the success of current systems, with fully reconciled financial management and multi-enterprise collaboration, visibility, and automation.Supply Chain Management has faced many challenges as a result of recent interruptions and shortages. From scattered spreadsheets and interrupted communications management, there is a significant number of time and funding spent on addressing internal pain points. The Omnae and QuickBooks advanced bundles work to ensure all networks are interoperable with many-to-many multi-enterprise networks, as well as automated to efficiently handle outside interactions. The North American supply chain management industry shows significant market growth and accounted for major market revenue share of above 40% in 2021. The market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 10.7% from 2022 to 2028, making it a crucial time to invest in manufacturing and supply chain management improvements. As an Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider, Omnae is ready to support growing manufacturing and supply chain management businesses without growing headaches and headcount. As part of a new advanced bundle offering, Omnae and QuickBooks will allow brands to manage both finance and complex outsourced value chains without having to adopt an ERP system to manage growing complexity and transaction volume. As a proprietary SaaS software, Omnae connects brands and manufacturers in one inter-connected supply web. Through this first-ever natively many-to-many multi-enterprise solution, Omnae’s services will be securely integrated into QuickBooks, allowing full management, from vendor communications to complex PO’s, quality control to order data, or RFQ’s and invoicing. The advanced offering will provide a multiplayer single source of truth across the entire supply chain, centralize quotes, product, order, shipment, supplier information, and financial operations. “Growing brands are well served by cloud offerings to scale up from the warehouse to the customer. At the same time, they struggle with disconnected, manual processes to get their products made and to the warehouse. Omnae and QuickBooks Online combine to let brands scale up production with the people and capital they have, and without the need to adopt an ERP system. -Scott Lionello, co-founder and president at Omnae. By joining services with Omnae, we can help clients and prospective customers say goodbye to broken lines of communication and disjointed production management. Through this joining of services, we see the opportunity for the financial transparency offered by QuickBooks, combined with multi-channel simplification offered by Omnae, said Gavin Orleow, vice president of world wide channel sales for Intuit. “Our concept was to improve services without asking customers to leave or change the current systems they already use. With efficient, nearly overnight implementation, the Omnae and QuickBooks advanced bundle is now available for companies looking to optimize manufacturing and supply chain operations. Learn more about the solution and how to create a more efficient logistics flow and reduce production operations costs by visiting the Omnae website. About Omnae Omnae is a collaborative cloud-based Supply Ops Automation (SOA) platform that empowers businesses to organize their supply chains, simplify their processes, continuously improve product quality, and wire their internal systems to the outside world through one login. Learn more about Omnae

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FREIGHT,LOGISTICS

FarEye Launches New Solutions Oriented to the Complete Order-to-Door Delivery Journey

FarEye | November 18, 2022

Global e-commerce sales are expected to grow to $7.4 billion by 2025, more than double since 2018, leading to increased last-mile logistics complexity and heightened consumer expectations. , FarEye introduces new solutions addressing these challenges, oriented to key areas in the order-to-door delivery journey - Ship, Track, Route, Execute, and Experience. “Our mission from day one has always been to make the delivery experience better. Today, it is no longer just about delivery, it’s about the entire experience, from first click to order through to doorstep delivery, Companies must solve the last mile first, as the most critical, complicated, and costly aspect of the delivery journey. Our new solutions help companies turn the last mile into a competitive advantage, driving value, reducing last-mile costs, all while increasing brand loyalty and repeat purchases.” -Kushal Nahata, CEO and co-founder, FarEye FarEye’s products are underpinned by the FarEye Platform, an all-in-one low code/no code delivery logistics platform combining orchestration, real-time visibility, branded customer experiences, and business process management to ensure deliveries are on-time and accurate, from order-to-door. These new modular products sit atop the Platform, and efficiently execute the last-mile delivery process, ensuring a seamless consumer experience: Ship: Meet customers where they are, offering a flexible range of delivery options. Optimize multi-carrier-enabled deliveries for peak efficiency and on-time delivery performance. Track: Provide real-time shipment-level visibility throughout the order-to-delivery journey, avoid delays and disruptions. Route: Make deliveries more profitable with dynamic constraint-based route planning and scheduling. Execute: Accelerate cross-dock and driver operations, leading to faster operations at the delivery hub or warehouse. Experience: Deliver a branded, differentiated customer experience throughout the pre- and post-purchase process - from order tracking and scheduling, to delivery notifications to returns and exchanges. Companies in the e-commerce and retail, big and bulky, and courier and logistics industries looking to increase operational efficiencies and create superior customer delivery experiences can download the new Last-mile Technology Buyer's Guide on our website. About FarEye FarEye’s Intelligent Delivery platform turns deliveries into a competitive advantage. Retail, e-commerce and third-party logistics companies use FarEye’s unique combination of orchestration, real-time visibility, and branded customer experiences to simplify complex last-mile delivery logistics. The FarEye platform allows businesses to increase consumer loyalty and satisfaction, reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies. FarEye has 150+ customers across 30 countries and five offices globally. FarEye, First Choice for Last Mile.

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