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Wincanton announces new eFulfilment facility in Nuneaton and five-year contract with Loaf

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Wincanton is investing in a dedicated new eCommerce facility in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The site will be open this month.

The first customers in this new site will be existing Wincanton partners, home furnishings brand Loaf and health and beauty company Neal’s Yard Remedies. Wincanton will operate the facility under its W2 digital banner, with plans for further investment in cloud-fulfilment systems and robotics. This will accelerate online growth in the home, and health and beauty sectors.

Wincanton has been a long-term partner of both businesses, using its scale, technology and expertise to support the firms’ growth and evolution into truly multi-channel businesses. Loaf’s growing online business has been strengthened by the opening of ‘Loaf Shacks’ in recent years; Wincanton created a new e-commerce fulfilment service for Neal’s Yard Remedies in just 48 hours in April this year, to meet increased customer demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the transition, Wincanton has secured a new warehouse contract with Loaf for a further five years. Wincanton manages the end-to-end supply chain for Loaf including warehouse services, order fulfilment, carrier management and two-person home delivery. Founded in 2008, Loaf has been one of the UK’s fastest growing home furniture companies, qualifying for the Virgin Fast Track 100 four years in a row.

Following Wincanton’s contract win to run the new Waitrose Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Greenford, London, later this year, the new Nuneaton facility will create increased capacity to support the growth in eCommerce.

James Wroath, CEO at Wincanton, says: “This new site, and the new contract with Loaf, is a clear demonstration of Wincanton’s capability and commitment to supporting our customers’ growth and digital plans. A relentless focus on superior customer service and innovating through technology is key to continuing both our and their success.”

Charlie Marshall, founder and CEO of Loaf, said: “Wincanton has been a long-standing partner of Loaf. We are excited to continue this partnership in the new Nuneaton facility which is well set up to support our ambitious growth plans.”

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TradeLens and Youredi partners to expand data connectivity services 

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Youredi partners with TradeLens to expand data connectivity services. Image: Unsplash
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Building on the TradeLens network connectivity Youredi has provided since 2018, 3PLs, shippers and cargo owners can now use their software integration services to connect quickly and flexibly to the TradeLens platform. Anyone who needs to receive data on container movements from the TradeLens platform can benefit from the Youredi Integration service, an offering that integrates seamlessly and easily with a wide variety of TMS, ERPs and other supply chain and logistics applications, whether on premise or cloud-based.

Permissioned data sharing across the maritime industry, improving the speed of data connectivity between different stakeholders, plus the need to digitalize and automate workflow processes has been a pain point for the industry for decades.

“Youredi wants to support BCOs, 3PLs, carriers, freight forwarders, ports and terminals, authorities, customs brokers, and any other stakeholders to connect with the TradeLens platform rapidly with a predictable cost, effort and time commitment. Connecting different stakeholders with the platform will create a more transparent container shipping industry in which all parties can collaborate and trust each other. In these times we all must contribute to make freight move more efficiently,” said Jaakko Elovaara, CEO of Youredi.

Youredi’s fully managed integration solutions have previously been used by various data contributors such as Patrick Terminals, MCP, the Port of Houston, Santos Brazil, Maersk L&S and tens of APM Terminal facilities to connect with TradeLens.

For clients who are looking to connect to TradeLens but have limited inhouse resources or knowhow, now have the option to leverage a provider already experienced with TradeLens integrations.

The Youredi solution takes care of the data translation, so you can always send and receive data in your preferred data standard or format. The solution can work both with structured (rich data) and unstructured (PDFs, scans, images) data. Whenever required Youredi can also provide data validation and data enrichment logic.

“For our integration with the Maersk & IBM TradeLens system, we chose Youredi. Our decision was based not only on the company’s extensive experience in TradeLens integrations but also on Youredi’s working culture that implies fast and smooth project delivery. As a result, after just two weeks of implementation and tests, we were able to send the messages in scope to the TradeLens system without a need to write a single line of code on our part. We are very satisfied and happy with our choice and, of course, can recommend Youredi as a reliable partner that can quickly connect your IT systems to the TradeLens platform or any other third party,” said Ricardo Abbruzzini, IT and Innovation Director, Santos Brazil.

“As the growth of the TradeLens ecosystem continues to accelerate, we will work closely with integration providers like Youredi to ensure an easy and flexible integration experience for both shippers and logistic suppliers. Youredi’s experience with TradeLens helps our participants quickly realize the full value of the platform.” Juan-Jose Ruiz, Head of Strategy and Business Development, TradeLens, IBM.

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Youredi announces a new data connectivity program for maritime industry

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Youredi has announced Youredi Rapids Beta Program and invite all organizations operating in the maritime industry and logistics in general to participate.

This program addresses key challenges of data connectivity and information sharing within the industry by developing a portfolio of standardized data integration solutions that enable the industry stakeholders to take a leap in data connectivity.

Jaakko Elovaara, CEO of Youredi, said: “We believe that global logistics is too inefficient. We pay too much for our goods, and the climate suffers. Everyone must have equal access to logistics services and transparent information. Youredi’s mission is to offer data integration as a utility, like electricity or an internet connection. Youredi Rapids is our answer to how to make it happen.”

Based on our experience, integration with trading partners, ensuring data validity, and aggregating data from different sources are the most common challenges for the industry. So we already developed a package of solutions addressing the following cases:

  • Data Aggregation
  • Data Quality
  • Extending the functionality of your main IT system (TMS, TOS, etc.)
  • Enhancing partner integration

Participating in the program, you will get a chance to utilize these solutions to address and solve your biggest integration pain points.

If you are facing challenges that are not listed above but are common for your domain, you can join the program as a development partner so you will be able not only address the pains you have but make your input helping us to develop the portfolio further and identify other cases that would resonate with the industry’s needs.

All Youredi Rapids solutions are based on our unique technology and provided as fully managed cloud-based integration services so you will be able to showcase the results to the industry and partners within a short time and with minimal investment.

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Zim offers direct e-commerce sea freight service to Alibaba.com

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ZIM and Alibaba.com announced that they have entered into a broad strategic cooperation agreement for the direct purchase of sea freight, improving logistic services to Alibaba.com sellers. Under the agreement, ZIM provides sea freight and services through a direct interface with Alibaba.com’s logistics platform.

The cooperation, in force since earlier this year, has effectively improved the visualisation process of Alibaba.com’s logistics platform and has proven beneficial for Alibaba.com stakeholders. The carriers extensive network of lines provides stable, high-efficiency and visible global logistics delivery services for Alibaba.com sellers, along with high-level customer service, product support and system optimization. Accordingly, ZIM and Alibaba.com are evaluating options to expand their cooperation.

Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO: “We are proud of this first cooperation with Alibaba.com, which is part and parcel of our innovative strategic vision. We see it as a great opportunity and a mutually beneficial arrangement leading to top-level customer service. It’s an important step for ZIM, expanding digital services for e-commerce customers as well as small and medium enterprises.”

Saar Dotan, ZIM EVP Countries & Business Development: “Alibaba.com is one of the leading e-commerce portals in the world. As a customer-centric company with advanced digital solutions, we can contribute to the enhancement and efficiency of logistic services to Alibaba.com customers.”

Kuo Zhang, General Manager of Alibaba.com: “As the world’s largest cross-border e-commerce B2B platform, Alibaba.com aims to build a global logistics network jointly with ZIM and other ecological partners and reshape global logistics industry standards. The strategic cooperation between ZIM and Alibaba.com will provide customers with stable, efficient and visible cross-border supply chain solutions, and provide strong support for the explosive growth of the global digital trade.”

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