Inside Logistics

Done deals: August 5, 2020

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


August 5, 2020
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Costco is launching same-day delivery from 76 Costco warehouses across Canada using Instacart as its service provider. Following a two-month pilot in select Ontario warehouses, the nationwide collaboration will offer delivery in as little as two hours.

The medical systems division of Fujifilm Corporation has selected Kinaxis RapidResponse to gain global supply chain visibility. Fujifilm will use a suite of applications for supply and demand planning, integrated business planning/S&OP and inventory management to connect its global sales and manufacturing facilities and provide company-wide visibility and what-next scenario planning. 

Flux Power Holdings, Inc. has teamed up with Clark Material Handling Company to provide Clark dealers and users with lithium-ion battery packs for Sit-down Riders, Narrow Aisle, End Riders, Center Riders and Walkies.

Amazon plans to launch a new fulfillment centre in Temple Terrace, Florida. The new centre, which is anticipated to launch in 2021, will span more than 600,000 square feet, creating 750 new, full-time jobs picking and packing smaller items such as books, electronics, small household goods and toys alongside Amazon robots. Amazon is also planning a new delivery station in Lutz, Florida, that is also anticipated to open in 2021.

KBX Logistics, an independent Koch Industries company, has partnered with Transflo, a supplier of POD solutions to the transportation industry, to acquire more electronic Bill of Lading (eBOL) and electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) solutions. This collaboration will deliver digitized end-to-end automated document workflow solutions between KBX Logistics and its partners including drivers, carriers, shippers, and receivers. It will allow documents to be uploaded electronically and enable document scanning through the Transflo Mobile+ app.

Gebrüder Weiss (GW) has taken over large parts of the operations of Ipsen Logistics. This expands Gebrüder Weiss’s  presence in Germany and expanded its global air and sea network to include companies in Belgium, Poland, and Malaysia. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and the purchase price was not disclosed. Ipsen’s national companies in Morocco and Algeria continue to be cooperation partners in the GW network, but remain unaffected by the acquisition; the same applies to Ipsen Industrial Packing in Bremen.

– August 5, 2020