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Logility makes entrance into supply chain-focused AI, with acquisition of Garvis
In a deal that meshes logistics and supply chain technology with AI, Atlanta-based Logility, a leading provider of collaborative supply chain optimization and advanced retail planning solutions, said this week that it has acquired Antwerp, Belgium-based Garvis, a SaaS services provider that combines large language models (ChatGPT) with AI-native demand forecasting.

Truckstop announces acquisition of FreightFriend
FreightFriend’s software offerings include a carrier relationship management (CRM) platform, freight matching and a relationship-based marketplace, and predictive new carrier discovery.

Looking at how P&G stays on top of its game
P&G has transformed its supply chain in the past 10 years,and it continues to be among the world's most successful supply chains.

New Descartes report makes the case for the benefits of increased transportation IT spend
In terms of IT investment, the survey found that the top financial companies, which made up 41% of respondents, are more likely to have no obstacles to securing transportation management IT investment compared to companies not performing as well financially, at 26%. Respondents spending $100 million or more on transportation in 2023 came in at 12.4%, in line with 2022, at 12.6%.

Scheduling Standards Consortium adds seven new collaborating members
A trio of household names in freight transportation and logistics that established a partnership focused on standardization through the establishment of what they said is the first set of freight-focused appointment scheduling application programming interface (API) standards said this week it is expanding, with the addition of seven new collaborating members.

Q&A: Rocky Subramanian, President, FourKites
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman interviewed Subramanian about his new role and various market trends and themes. The interview is below.

Trimble acquires Transporean in major deal, for nearly $2 billion
The purchase price was around $1.99 billion (USD), and it is expected to be made official in the first half of 2023, with Trimble acquiring Transporean from software and services investor and Transporean’s majority shareholder, Hg.

Emerge taps DAT for rate benchmarking for its Emerge Dynamic RFP platform
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Emerge, a provider of its proprietary Digital Freight Marketplace (DFM) and TMS focused on accelerating productivity and increasing visibility for supply chain stakeholders and freight procurement, recently announced, that it has tapped DAT Freight & Analytics, operator of the largest North American-based truckload freight marketplace, with a database of $137 billion in annual market transactions, as the exclusive branded truckload rate benchmarking service for Emerge’s Dynamic RFP platform.

Strategic partnership between NTG and Flexport focuses on supply chain visibility
Atlanta-based Nolan Transportation Group (NTG), a provider of non-asset, tech-enabled logistics and brokerage services, and a subsidiary of Transportation Insight, and San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport, said they are collaborating on a strategic partnership focused on integrating their respective technologies, with a focus on “greater visibility across supply chains.”

Emerge announces the opening of a new Atlanta-based office
The company said that this new office will help to expand Emerge’s North American presence, along with its Scottsdale headquarters and Boulder, Colorado location, in order to “expand coverage for its growing and diversified customer base” and shipper and carrier service offerings.

Angove is named as Blue Yonder’s new CEO
Blue Yonder, a leading provider of digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment software solutions, announced this week that Duncan Angove has been named as CEO, effective immediately.

FedEx and FourKites herald new supply chain visibility strategic partnership
Memphis-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider FedEx and Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms announced that they have partnered up for a strategic alliance on a new supply chain visibility offering, which connects key data insights from each of their respective networks.

New Emerge offering focuses on data-driven decision-making for shippers
Entitled Emerge Benchmarking, the company explained that this Machine Learning (ML)-enabled product updates and aggregates freight industry data from “numerous trusted sources,” equipping shippers with real-time business intelligence and market insights, in order to quickly evaluate options and also make informed decisions.

Transportation Insight Holding Company releases a new free TMS
The company said that this TMS is part of its Beon digital logistics platform, which was released in early March.

New Transportation Insight platform offers single ‘port to porch’ access point
Entitled Beon, TI said that this new platform gives shippers and carriers a single point of access to access both TI’s and Atlanta-based Nolan Transportation Group’s (NTG) logistics network and services, “from port to porch.”


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