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E2open Acquires BluJay

Supply Chain technology provider E2open is acquiring Manchester, UK-based transportation specialist BluJay Solutions. With its platforms designed to manage freight transportation and global trade compliance, BluJay adds customs declarations and filing, trucking and airfreight management capability and expertise to E2open’s global transportation network, along with direct-to-consumer offerings such as last mile, parcel and dropship commerce. ... Read more

M&A

Zebra Technologies Snatches Fetch Robotics

After partnering a year ago at the peak of the pandemic, barcode printer and handheld scanner specialist Zebra Technologies is taking over Fetch Robotics, a company founded in 2014 and headquartered in the Silicon Valley... Read more

APPAREL

Under Armor Tightens Inventory

While some in the auto industry are adding a little slack to their inventory levels as a way to avoid production disturbances, apparel brand Under Armor has decided to fight the ill effects of the pandemic by “tightening” its inventory. According to Supply Chain Dive, CFO David Bergman and CEO Patrik Frisk announced in a quarterly results phone call that they were cutting SKU’s and ... Read more

USA

Ahold Delhaize Tests Exosuits

Following successful pilots, Dutch retailer Ahold Delhaize will be scaling up the use of exosuits, a wearable technology that enhances the safety and performance of distribution center associates. Over the past year, the wearable robotic systems have helped order pickers lift millions of products. Based on positive feedback from wearers, the pilot will be scaled ... Read more

USA

Land’s End Optimizes Operations With Manhattan Associates

American apparel brand has selected Manhattan Associates’ Active Supply Chain Solution to improve margin and efficiency. Over the past few years, the company has expanded its market presence through a diverse “uni-channel” strategy, including its own and third party websites, third party wholesale relationships and 31 company operated Lands’ End stores.  ... Read more

USA

Fedex Partners with Nuro on Same Day Delivery

Fedex and Nuro have announced a multi-year, multi-phase agreement to test Nuro’s next-generation autonomous delivery vehicle within FedEx operations. The collaboration between FedEx and Nuro launched in April with a pilot program across the Houston area, where the R2 bots have been delivering pizzas for the last few months. ... Read more

3PL

Gefco Dives Into Digital Transformation with Blue Yonder

European leader in automotive logistics and global integrated logistics expert, Gefco, part of the Russian Railways group, has selected Blue Yonder’s cloud-based TMS and WMS to “revolutionize its customer service and accelerate growth”. By implementing and integrating Blue Yonder’s Microsoft Azure-based TMS and WMS, Gefco will be able to ... Read more

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Jean-Philippe GUILLAUME
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Laurence PASQUIER
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