Done deals: February 8, 2024

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Arctic Glacier & Descartes

Arctic Glacier is using Descartes’ strategic route planning solution to optimize ice distribution from over 100 facilities and 1,000 vehicles to 75,000 customer locations across the U.S. and Canada. “To minimize our operating costs, we need to reset our network multiple times annually because of large demand fluctuations and our aggressive, acquisition-driven growth strategy,” said Elizabeth DiFazio, director, routing and order scheduling at Arctic Glacier. “The Descartes solution allows us to quickly execute network reroutes, which helps us capture fuel, labour and equipment savings, cost-effectively fold acquisitions into our network and increase delivery productivity in the peak summer season.”

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) & RailPulse Coalition

Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) has joined the RailPulse Coalition. RailPulse, founded by a consortium of  railcar owners, is working to develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies on railcars that increase safety, efficiency, and visibility across North America’s freight rail industry. CPKC is the third Class I railroad and 10th member of the coalition.

TCO & Nulogy

TCO, a Kentucky-based contract packager, manufacturer, and logistics provider, is using Nulogy’s Shop Floor Solution in its co-pack operation. The company said digitizing operations will support plans to expand its contract packaging services.

Cimcorp has automated the fulfillment of fresh produce at REWE Group, a German food retailer. Cimcorp’s intralogistics automation provides order picking for fresh products, such as fruit and vegetables, stored in plastic crates. The automation eliminates the physical strain that comes with handling heavy items in manual warehouse operations. “In addition to increased productivity and efficiency, Cimcorp’s fresh food solution offers a variety of other benefits, such as high levels of hygiene and fuller trucks,” said Riku Puska, sales manager, W&D industry sales for Cimcorp Group. “The open-floor design with no racking leads to easier cleaning and maintenance. Optimized truck loading results in less traffic and consequently reduces environmental impact.”