Amazon Reveals Electric Delivery Vehicles, Accenture To Acquire Myrtle


This week, Amazon revealed its electric delivery vehicles, Accenture stepped up in the supply chain game with a new acquisition, while IBM shared a survey report that studies the impact of the pandemic on the supply chain. 

Amazon Reveals Custom Delivery Vehicles Built With Rivian

This week, AmazonOpens a new window revealed its first custom electric vehicle, designed and built in partnership with electric vehicle manufacturer, Rivian. The vehicle is equipped with various safety, navigation, and design features, optimizing it for package delivery. With this launch, Amazon has moved another step closer to its climate pledge. 

Accenture To Acquire Myrtle

AccentureOpens a new window has agreed to acquire the Houston-headquartered consulting firm, Myrtle Consulting Group. With this acquisition, Accenture plans to expand its manufacturing and supply chain capabilities. It will enhance the company’s ability to convert strategies into business processes and technology solutions.

DHL Supply Chain Joins Hands With Manheim Logistics 

DHL Supply ChainOpens a new window and Manheim Logistics announced a collaboration to transform the logistics experience. The companies will develop a more holistic transportation management system to deliver an efficient and transparent transportation experience.

Transflo Enters Canadian Market With Microdea Acquisition

Business process automation provider, TransfloOpens a new window , has acquired document management and workflow automation solution provider, Microdea. This acquisition will help Transflo broaden its suite of capabilities to meet the demanding supply chain and boost its presence in the Canadian market. Together, the companies will operate as providers of end-to-end supply chain solutions for shippers, freight brokers, carriers, and drivers in North America.

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CloudTrucks Unveils Schedule Optimizer

Virtual trucking carrier, CloudTrucksOpens a new window , launched CloudTrucks Schedule Optimizer, an automated dispatching service. This service will enable independent drivers to dispatch themselves across multiple brokers and shippers on the CloudTrucks network. It will empower truckers to plan and optimize their routes, avoid downtime, and increase their earnings. 

Avetta Announces Three New Executives

Supply chain risk management company, AvettaOpens a new window , announced the appointment of three new executives to its leadership team. Taylor Allis joins as chief product officer, Christopher Lewis has been promoted to chief technology officer, and Jitesh Chanchani has joined as senior vice president of partnerships.

RSi Becomes an IRI Company

Innovative solutions provider, IRIOpens a new window , announced the acquisition of Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), provider of supply chain solutions for CPG manufacturers and retailers. This acquisition will add RSi’s solutions to the IRI Liquid Data technology platform. It will offer a comprehensive supply chain solution and the largest repository of de-identified and anonymous consumer data assets in the CPG industry. This will deliver long-term increased value to clients.

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Digital Transformation and Enterprise Agility Are Top Supply Chain Concerns Amidst Pandemic: IBM Survey

IBMOpens a new window conducted a survey of 3,800 C-suite executives across 22 industries in 20 countries. The survey found that 62% of the respondents see the digital transformation and 87% of respondents see enterprise agility as their primary supply chain concern. 66% of executives said they had completed technology initiatives that had previously encountered resistance. By 2022, 94% of the surveyed executives plan to participate in a platform-based business model with increased participation in ecosystems and partner networks.

57% Organizations See Pandemic as the Biggest Current Risk To Supply Chain: Interos Survey

Supply chain management company, InterosOpens a new window , surveyed 450 respondents, including 450 U.S. senior decision-makers across various industries, to study the disruption caused to supply chains by the pandemic. The survey revealed that 57% of organizations see the pandemic as the biggest risk to supply chains. On average, 43% of the total supply chains have faced disruptions, including fluctuating prices (44%), slower order filling due to safety restrictions (44%), supplier difficulties due to import/export restrictions (36%), and supplier bankruptcy (25%).

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