Inside Logistics

Done deals: April 22, 2021

Contracts, mergers, acquisitions and big deals in the supply chain sector this week


April 22, 2021
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Kinaxis & Crestron

Crestron Electronics has selected Kinaxis Inc.’s RapidResponse and concurrent planning for its supply and demand planning and inventory management. Crestron will take advantage of Kinaxis’s rapid deployment process, RapidStart, to start realizing benefits in as little as 16 weeks. This process ensures data gets into RapidResponse sooner to accelerate adoption and learning. Based in Rockleigh, NJ, Crestron Electronics creates automation technology solutions designed to help improve communication and collaboration from the desktop to the boardroom.

Innovative Fuel Systems Ltd. & Westcan Bulk Transport Ltd.

Innovative Fuel Systems Ltd. (IFS), an Edmonton-based, privately owned cleantech company that provides solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate fuel savings for heavy-duty trucks, has rolled out its technology to Westcan Bulk Transport Ltd. IFS’s patent pending Multi Fuel Technology Platform (MFTP), which allows diesel-burning heavy-duty engines to use a substantial amount of cheaper, cleaner burning natural gas, will be implemented on some of Westcan’s Edmonton-based and intraprovincial routes. Previous testing on a Westcan route has shown positive results, and Westcan hopes IFS’ MFTP will reduce its carbon footprint.

Descartes & KoRo Handels GmbH

Berlin-based KoRo Handels GmbH, an online food retailer, is using the Descartes Ecommerce Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) to scale order fulfillment to meet peak promotions and maintain customer satisfaction. Overwhelming demand thanks to good marketing meant they could not keep up with orders or customer service inquiries. In 30 days, they deployed the WMS and are now shipping approximately 30,000 packages per month and, even during peak times, orders are shipped on the same day. The Descartes Ecommerce WMS collects order information from ecommerce websites, translates it into mobile scanning-driven pick-and-pack processes within the warehouse, initiates the shipment, and synchronizes receiving and fulfillment information.

Scallog & Cubicc

Scallog has formed a commercial partnership with Brazilian company Cubicc, an integrator of picking and packing solutions. Cubicc will market the Scallog goods-to-person robotic solutions in Brazil and more widely in South America, including Argentina and Chile. Located in Sao Paulo, Cubicc operates in Brazil, Argentina and Chile, and is a long-standing contributor to the automation of logistics processes in these countries.