Done Deals: February 28, 2020

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Visible Supply Chain Management has purchased the assets of Cincinnati-area Trade Global out of bankruptcy and has elected to continue operating the business. Based in West Chester, Ohio, the company filed for bankruptcy protection in September after its debt burden became unserviceable. Trade Global joins the Visible family of companies and will adopt the parent company name. Trade Global has served customers for years with services including fulfillment, logistics and other supply chain and e-commerce functions.

Tompkins Robotics has teamed up with Nordstrom to design and deploy parcel sortation systems at a few sites throughout the U.S. Nordstrom is using Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort system to handle unit and item sortation of e-commerce and store fulfillment orders as well as the provider’s larger t-Sort Plus robots for parcel and carton shipping sortation to outbound carriers and modes. The retailer is currently using the t-Sort robotic solution to fulfill West Coast beauty orders. The t-Sort system is modular and additional robots can be added or removed without interruption or downtime, enabling Nordstrom to easily to ramp up for peak seasons. When combined with new storage and retrieval automation, the integrated solution uses up to 90 percent less footprint within the retailer’s distribution facilities.

Dot Foods, the largest food industry redistributor in North America, has selected Logistyx’s SaaS-based TME to seamlessly integrate with its JDA warehouse management system (WMS), offering a solution that provides the food redistributor with advanced shipping capabilities that support all major parcel shipping operations and connects Dot Foods with more than 8,500 global parcel carrier services, including low-cost regional and local operators.

North Central Sight Services (NCSS) modernized its warehouse operations by improving the accuracy and efficiency of its inventory and picking process with Zebra’s MC3300 mobile computers running a customized warehouse management system (WMS) from CSSI Technologies. NCSS’s mission is to provide exceptional products, services and employment opportunities to the blind and visually impaired. The organization employs 29 visually impaired workers including its CEO, and it needed a flexible platform to accommodate worker needs. CSSI customized the solutions with large characters, color coding and voice-directed picking to help visually impaired employees.