Merit Logistics Partners with Relay Payments to Bring Efficiencies & Savings to Freight Unloading Services & Payments

Merit Logistics is a leading provider of flexible warehouse labor solutions that help our clients optimize efficiencies.

Merit transforms its carrier receivables process into one that is fully electronic with Relay Payments, in an industry still operating largely by paper check.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, UNITED STATES, May 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Merit Logistics, a national third-party warehouse services provider, has partnered with Relay Payments, a provider of secure, instant electronic payments for the transportation and logistics industry, to exclusively accept electronic payments from carriers for its unloading services. After a successful launch, Merit Logistics is now deploying Relay Payments across its nationwide network of client distribution centers. The electronic payment solution allows Merit to run more efficient warehouse operations, accelerate door turn times, and improve throughput for their client distribution centers.

Merit has seen, in addition to saving time on the dock, how replacing paper check payments with a process that is fully electronic will enhance the profitability of their client distribution centers overall. Removing processes that rely on paper has also been welcomed by Merit customers, which include some of the largest grocery and retail chains in the country, because these Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies are increasingly focused on green/sustainability initiatives.

“Merit has joined forces with Relay Payments to streamline payments for our freight unloading services. About 80% of our carrier receivables were previously paper checks,” explains Robert Gunderson, CFO of Merit Logistics. “With the switch to Relay Payments, we will eliminate the direct costs associated with paper check payments. The multi-step manual process of handling paper checks involves phone calls, printed receipts, related expenses, and a host of issues impacting both carriers and us.”

“The savings for Merit are significant,” Gunderson continued, “The speed and efficiency of digital payments also provides a better and faster experience for carriers, helps us to optimize door cycle times, and reduces or even eliminates detention charges for our grocery and retail clients. Transitioning to a fully electronic receivables process for carrier payments has obvious benefits in all directions, and Relay Payments has made this move easy.”

With Relay Payments, drivers can pay from their cab, which enhances the safety and security of the unloading area and creates convenience and efficiencies for drivers. Relay Payments provides an instant, contactless and frictionless way for carriers to pay.

“This is an industry that has historically relied heavily on manual-based payment options to conduct business. We are pleased to partner with Merit Logistics to bring the benefits of Relay Payments to their supply chain partners and the carriers they do business with. Merit saw the clear advantages of instant, electronic payments – to their company, their clients, and the carriers they service at their client facilities,” said Craig Swidler, Director of Partnerships for Relay Payments.

About Merit Logistics, LLC
Merit Logistics is a third-party service provider based in southern California that delivers comprehensive, leading-edge warehouse services and freight handling for the nation’s leading retailers and distributors. The company offers next-generation supply chain solutions and services that are driving peak performance, throughput, and profitability for their clients. An independently owned and operated company, Merit Logistics takes pride in its culture of continual improvement and innovation leadership. Merit’s Meritrax Security division, in keeping with the company’s core values, offers distribution centers and manufacturing plants nationwide a comprehensive and technology-driven approach to security. Please visit www.meritlogistics.com

About Relay Payments
Relay Payments is a venture-backed fintech company building an electronic payment network in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain industries. The company creates value for its customers and partners by providing direct, instant payments in an industry historically reliant on cash and checks to conduct business.

Trusted to process more than 250,000 transactions every month, Relay is spearheading the modernization of payments, ensuring America continues to run during COVID-19 and well beyond. Relay works with the largest carriers, freight brokers, and 3PLs in the United States, ensuring their products quickly get to shelves for consumer consumption. Please visit www.relaypayments.com

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SL Announces Latest Version of RTView Enterprise with Expanded Support for Monitoring Customization

A custom, dynamic heatmap demonstrates the real-time health state of infrastructure in the context of business services

New features enable users to custom displays and alerts via simple configuration and no programming.

With the addition of the new customization capabilities in version 6.0, our users can more easily demonstrate IT alignment with business priorities.”

— Andy Hall, CEO of SL Corporation

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — SL, the global leader in the monitoring of custom business applications built on messaging and integration middleware, today announced the availability of RTView Enterprise version 6.0 with expanded support for monitoring and alerting customization.

RTView is a non-intrusive, low ownership cost, and predominantly agentless monitoring system that provides unique visibility into messaging and integration middleware and the applications and services built on them.

“Users can now blend information about availability and performance with business KPIs and identify patterns that are more useful to the business, said Andy Hall, CEO of SL Corporation. “With the addition of the new customization capabilities in version 6.0, our users can more easily demonstrate IT alignment with business priorities.”

Custom Monitoring and Alerting
Some of the new capabilities include enhancements to the Custom Display Designer announced in the previous product release. Users are able to quickly create and share custom and views of application and infrastructure performance for different audiences including application and service support teams owners. Displays are configured with an easy to use user interface without programming.

A new Custom Alert Designer enables users to configure custom alerts via an easy-to-use drag and drop UI. Administrators can quickly create and deploy custom alerts that behave like built-in alerts in the Alert Administration page, all with just a few clicks and with no programming.

RTView Enterprise now supports InfluxDB as a standard method for importing data into RTView. This means RTView users can now take advantage of more than 200 Influx connectors to popular systems and configure custom displays and alerts for these systems from Influx data via a simple UI.

Solace PubSub+ Monitoring
Enhanced support for Customization with the addition of Custom Alert Designer. Users can now create custom displays and alerts via a simple UI without having to do any programming.

Addition of sparklines to Solace solution package summary displays to aid in understanding of critical performance and availability metrics

Update of Ingress/Egress terminology to Incoming/Outgoing messages

Enhance StatsPump and statsds to handle removal of broker connections

For more information on what’s new in RTView Enterprise 6.0, view the blog post: RTView Enterprise 6.0 Featured Product Updates

About SL:
SL is a California-based software company that develops real-time monitoring, visualization and diagnostic software for Global 1000 and mid-market companies whose businesses depend on complex, high-performance applications. The company has deep expertise in the monitoring of custom, distributed applications running in heterogeneous middleware environments and provides packaged monitoring and visualization solutions for leading platforms including Solace, Kafka, TIBCO, and SoftwareAG.

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IBA Group and Hapag-Lloyd Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership

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IBA Group, an alliance of IT companies with 3,000 people, and Hapag-Lloyd, a global leader in container shipping, celebrate a decade of their cooperation.

Our partnership with Hapag-Lloyd is a strong example of how shared goals and collaboration can create a real value. We look forward to continuing this successful relationship in the coming years.”

— Sergei Levteev, IBA Group Chairman

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, May 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — IBA Group and Hapag-Lloyd announce that this year marks the 10th anniversary of their cooperation.

Hapag-Lloyd selected IBA Group because of their extensive and long-standing expertise in diverse technologies, including Mainframe, Java, WebFocus, and SAP, as well as the scaling potential Hapag-Lloyd was looking for. In addition, IBA Group had experience of successful cooperation with a number of large-scale companies from Western Europe and the United States.

Over the decade, the partnership has steadily grown and intensified. Initially, IBA Group implemented simple software development packages and eventually Hapag-Lloyd entrusted IBA with independent analysis of business requirements, preparation of specifications, and development of complicated business applications. To date, the cumulative workload of their joint projects amounts to more than 100,000 person-days.

Currently, IBA professionals contribute to the improvement of the Hapag-Lloyd’s Freight Information System FIS, migrating it to a new platform and developing new features. The program of projects on migration and development of a new information system built on Java EE is the one of the largest in Germany and in Europe.

Hapag-Lloyd and IBA Group have plans to maintain and expand their cooperation in technological and digital innovation, helping carriers, operators, ports, and other stakeholders in the container shipping industry to meet the growing demand for goods and consequently logistics services.

Dr. Bastian Dölle, IT Director for Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, and FIS Program Management at Hapag-Lloyd, says:
“Throughout the years, IBA Group consistently contributed to the development and maintenance of Hapag-Lloyd’s software. With assistance from IBA Group, Hapag-Lloyd was able to keep its software portfolio ahead of the competition and maintain a stable position in a challenging market environment. We appreciate reliability, flexibility, and professionalism of IBA experts. The stability of the IBA teams created an atmosphere of friendship, resulting in high productivity and efficiency within the partnership.”

Dr. Ralf Huesmann, Managing Director IT Commercial Products at Hapag-Lloyd, goes on to say:
“We celebrate a decade of strategic and steadily growing partnership between IBA and Hapag-Lloyd. After assessing various potential far- and nearshore partners, we decided for IBA. Looking back, this was the right decision. IBA offers us high flexibility at various competencies and is a cornerstone to implement our strategic digital roadmap.”

Sergei Levteev, IBA Group Chairman, adds:
“This year marks a decade of our cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd. It has been our privilege to collaborate with this renowned customer. Our long-term commitment enabled us to advance in the challenging times of economic crises and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our partnership with Hapag-Lloyd is a testament to our focus on meeting and exceeding client expectations, and a strong example of how shared goals and collaboration can create a real value. We look forward to continuing this successful relationship in the coming years.”

About IBA Group
IBA Group is one of the largest IT service providers in Eastern Europe, performing software development, migration, maintenance, support, and IT consulting services with 3,000 IT and business professionals. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, IBA Group has offices and development centres in 13 countries. IBA Group focuses on mainframe systems, enterprise and web applications, and SAP solutions, as well as IoT and RPA / ML / AI technologies. IAOP recognizes IBA Group as one of The Global Outsourcing 100 in the Leaders category. IBA Group is a winner of IT Europa's European IT & Software Excellence Awards and of GSA Awards by the Global Sourcing Association. For more information, visit http://ibagroupit.com

About Hapag-Lloyd
Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world’s leading shipping companies, offering container transport by sea as well as door-to-door transport. The company has a fleet of 239 ships transporting 12 million TEU per year, and has offices in 129 countries. Find out more on www.hapag-lloyd.com

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Optessa Selected by MAPEI for Batch-Based Scheduling

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MAPEI Corporation has selected Optessa to provide batch-based scheduling solutions for their Chicago plant.

We successfully completed a pilot at MAPEI. We are proud to have once again shown Optessa’s ability to address complex problems across distinctly different industries.”

— Rik Nagelkerke, Director of Business Development

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, May 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Optessa Inc (“Optessa”) is pleased to announce that we have been selected by MAPEI Corporation, to provide batch-based scheduling solutions to support their operations at their Chicago plant.

“This was a multistage scheduling problem with unique challenges. Inventory policies and space constraints had to be observed while considering different batch sizes and production efficiencies across production stages.” said Rik Nagelkerke, Director of Business Development for Optessa. “We successfully completed a pilot at MAPEI. We are proud to have once again shown Optessa’s ability to address complex problems across distinctly different industries.”

About MAPEI
Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is globally headquartered in Italy with 90 subsidiaries, including 83 plants in 36 countries. MAPEI is the world-leading manufacturer of mortars, grouts, adhesives, and complementary products for installing all types of flooring and wall coverings. The company specializes in developing chemical products for every aspect of construction, from waterproofing and structural strengthening to concrete repairs and tunnel building.
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach (Florida), MAPEI North America consists of the subsidiaries MAPEI Corporation (for the USA), MAPEI Inc. (for Canada) and MAPEI Caribe (for Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands.) For more about MAPEI, visit www.mapei.com or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734).

About Optessa
Optessa is a leader in intelligent planning, sequencing, and production scheduling optimization software with many successful implementations among top tier global manufacturers. Optessa products have wide applicability in industries as diverse as auto OEMs, suppliers, power equipment, electronics, semiconductor, mills; batch process industries such as food and beverage and paints as well as shipping and logistics. The company has offices in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Hazlet, New Jersey, USA and Goa, India. Optessa’s leadership team combines deep expertise in software, mathematics, manufacturing, and optimization technologies with unmatched customer commitment. Optessa supports global deployment at more than 100 distinct manufacturing facilities and production areas. We also partner with industry leaders, Deloitte and Tech Mahindra, to further enhance our client support. To learn more about Optessa please visit www.optessa.com.

For additional details, please contact John Buglino at johnb@optessa.com

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Introducing Eclipse Advantage, Delivering Flexible Supply Chain Workforce Solutions

Eclipse IA, On Time Staffing and People Logistics Rebrand Under Eclipse Advantage

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Eclipse Advantage, a leader in workforce solutions serving the supply chain and light industrial markets in the U.S. and Canada, today announced a company rebrand. The new parent brand, Eclipse Advantage, enables the delivery of flexible supply chain workforce solutions to the marketplace. The Company is composed of Eclipse IA, On Time Staffing, and People Logistics, and will continue serving clients under those brands, as they are presently engaged.

“The purpose of our rebrand is to ensure that we are supporting our clients with a turn-key supply chain workforce that is better for business, while also making it easy for the marketplace to engage with our solutions, whether that is a cost per unit model, an hourly model, a managed supplier program, or a custom hybrid of complementary solutions,” said Peter Westermann, chief executive officer at Eclipse Advantage. “Our three sub-brands will continue to provide scalable supply chain workforce options to help our clients meet their changing demands, especially during peak seasons.”

Since 1999, Eclipse Advantage divisions have provided customized staffing solutions for key industries that keep the economy running—from warehousing and distribution to retail, grocery, and food manufacturing. With 150 locations across the United States and Canada, the Company is able to support a wide range of clients and recruit a nationwide pool of skilled candidates, which has resulted in a network of 20,000 associates, referred to as Industrial Athletes. Their localized, on-site model enables fast ramp-up and true partnership with clients.

“A key driver of this rebrand is ensuring the supply chain and light industrial markets have options for the type of workforce they need, which can change drastically throughout the year based on peak demand and unforeseeable events,” said Brian Kares, president of Eclipse Advantage. “By simultaneously offering a cost per unit model and an hourly staffing model, we ensure the flexibility to meet labor needs throughout the year. The pandemic and its direct impact on the supply chain has proven how critical it is to react quickly to changing circumstances. A hybrid workforce solution will guarantee that the supply chain is able to meet the demands at hand.”

About Eclipse Advantage
Since 1999, Eclipse Advantage, has delivered customized workforce solutions that improve productivity and enable accountability and visibility, all without increasing labor costs, to companies from supply chain Fortune 50 to small start-ups. As a market leader, Eclipse Advantage is committed to creating a better experience for supply chain and light industrial businesses. They offer turnkey workforce solutions in three models: cost per unit productivity pay; on-site hourly staffing; and a managed supplier program, allowing clients to choose the right fit or a hybrid approach. With 150 locations across the U.S and Canada, the Company supports a wide range of clients and recruits a nationwide pool of skilled candidates, resulting in a network of 20,000 associates, called Industrial Athletes. Their localized, on-site model enables fast ramp-up and true partnership with clients. To learn more, visit eclipseadvantage.com or follow them on LinkedIn.

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SeaFreight Labs Honored in the “Best World-Changing Idea – North America” Category of FAST COMPANY’S 2021 Awards Program

Honor for Submission Titled “Crowd-Solving for Global Humanitarian Non-Profits”

Steve Jobs said "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do". It is deeply satisfying to be recognized for innovating a world-changing idea.”

— Harry Sangree

NEW YORK, NY, USA, May 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The winners of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, honoring the businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to pursuing innovation when it comes to solving health and climate crises, social injustice, or economic inequality.

Now in its fifth year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 33 winners, more than 400 finalists, and more than 800 honorable mentions—with Health and Wellness, AI & Data among the most popular categories. A panel of eminent Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners and finalists from a pool of more than 4,000 entries across transportation, education, food, politics, technology, and more. Plus, several new categories were added, including Pandemic Response, Urban Design, and Architecture. The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam.

Showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges, Fast Company’s Summer 2021 issue (on newsstands May 10) highlights, among others, a lifesaving bassinet; the world’s largest carbon sink, thanks to carbon-eating concrete; 3D-printed schools; an at-home COVID-19 testing kit; a mobile voting app; and the world’s cleanest milk.

“There is no question our society and planet are facing deeply troubling times. So, it’s important to recognize organizations that are using their ingenuity, impact, design, scalability, and passion to solve these problems,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “Our journalists, under the leadership of senior editor Morgan Clendaniel, have discovered some of the most groundbreaking projects that have launched since the start of 2020.”

“We are honored that Fast Company would highlight our Pledge-1%-motivated work with Habitat for Humanity and World Vision” said Harry Sangree, Founder and President of SeaFreight Labs. “When we joined the Pledge-1% movement last year, I mentioned the Steve Jobs quote which says: ‘The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do’”. It is deeply satisfying to be recognized for innovating a world-changing idea.”

“Crowd-Solving is a great tool for global non-profits to accelerate their work in ways not possible with internal resources,” stated Sangree. “Stephen Shapiro, in his book ‘Invisible Solutions’, talks about a ten-fold advantage in ROI from open-innovation challenges versus internally-generated ideas. The promising results from our challenges now underway, covering a number of housing, water, and sanitation-related problems from all over the world, point to the valuable truth of these claims. I am most excited that this ROI can lead to transformational improvements in the quality of life for a significant number of people worldwide.”

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About SeaFreight Labs: SeaFreight Labs is a consultancy delivering crowd-solving services to the global seafreight community. We serve as "Project Advisor" on global challenges to cost effectively deliver breakthrough innovation to intractable problems. Read about our humanitarian crowd-solving initiative at https://www.seafreightlabs.com/humanitariancrowd-solving.

About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With the goals of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.

See the full list of honorees in the Best-in-North-America category (with links to further information) at https://www.fastcompany.com/90608560/world-changing-ideas-awards-2021-north-america-finalists-and-honorable-mentions

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MyWay Mobile Storage of Grand Rapids provides support for GVSU Athletics’ 2021 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field

The 2021 NCAA DII Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field will be one of the most exciting sporting events in West Michigan.

We are pleased to support the GVSU as they host this event.”

— Sean Sickmund

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — MyWay Mobile Storage of Grand Rapids, is pleased to provide portable storage containers for GVSU Athletics for the 2021 NCAA DII Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field. The portable storage containers will be utilized to store equipment during the event.

MyWay Mobile Storage of Grand Rapids General Manager Sean Sickmund stated, “We are pleased to support GVSU as they host this event.”

The 2021 NCAA DII Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field will be one of the most exciting sporting events in West Michigan. The events will be held at Grand Valley’s Track and Field Stadium at the Allendale campus.

Visit the NCAA website to learn more about the event, event location, and event times. https://www.ncaa.org/championships/division-ii-mens-and-womens-outdoor-track-and-field

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, MyWay Mobile Storage is a leading franchise for do-it-yourself moving and portable storage solutions with facilities in Colorado, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

About MyWay Mobile Storage of Grand Rapids: MyWay Mobile Storage is a leading provider of moving and storage solutions and located in a spacious 18,000 square foot facility in Walker, Michigan. MyWay provides quick and easy do it yourself moving containers that can be delivered right to your door and stored in their climate controlled secure storage facilities. To learn more about MyWay Mobile Storage, visit www.mywaystorage.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mywaystorage or call 888-336-9929 to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable Moving & Storage Consultant.

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IPS Packaging & Automation Sponsors the Virtual SC Automotive Summit

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From May 11-13th, packaging supply & automated equipment distributor IPS Packaging & Automation will sponsor the virtual 2021 South Carolina Automotive Summit.

FOUNTAIN INN, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — From May 11-13th, packaging supply and automated equipment distributor IPS Packaging & Automation (www.ipack.com) will sponsor, attend, and present at the virtual 2021 South Carolina Automotive Summit. The event is hosted by the South Carolina Automotive Council, a division of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance.

In addition to sponsoring the Summit, IPS Packaging & Automation will also feature their service offerings and automotive packaging capabilities during the event's networking and exhibition events. Attendees will be able to review the many custom automotive abilities of IPS Packaging & Automation, including Class A surface protection materials, protective foams, VCI products, custom poly bags, and labels, as well as kitting, custom crates, and SKD packaging.

IPS Packaging & Automation’s CEO, Derrick Murdock, states that the company is looking forward to the event. He notes that the “annual South Carolina Automotive Summit presents an excellent opportunity for our company to both share our wealth of knowledge about the automotive packaging industry, as well as take the time to really listen and learn about other perspectives in the automotive space as a whole. This year, we’re excited to meet with attendees and to present during the networking and exhibition portion of the events. The SC Automotive Council puts on a great event every year and we’re thrilled to take part once again in 2021.”

The South Carolina Automotive Council is the state’s “leading organization dedicated to enhancing the state’s automotive manufacturing sector’s position.” It works with and is patronized by many automotive companies throughout South Carolina, including OEMs and other businesses all throughout the supply chain. The council fosters conversation and engagement regarding a variety of subjects, such as trade, policy, economic development, and beyond.

IPS Packaging & Automation is a Tier 1 supplier to BMW and other OEMs, as well as a direct packaging solution supplier to fellow Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies. Because of this, the distributor has extensive knowledge surrounding the world of automotive packaging and is able to provide their clients with custom-designed solutions to reduce expenses, improve productivity, and create year-over-year savings and innovations. To learn more and register for the Summit, please visit:

https://myscma.com/2021-automotive-summit/

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Bettaway Supply Chain Services Expands Custom Product Packaging, eCommerce Fulfillment Operations for Beverages

Automated packing technology speeds turn time and accelerates how quickly beverage products can be prepped and delivered to market

Bettaway’s new automated value pack line can custom assemble and shrink-wrap up to 15 cases of beverages a minute.

Company launches variety pack services at BevDS, invests in automated systems to support rapid-response beverage pack, eCommerce and store fulfillment demands

Beverages are one of the fastest moving consumer goods for grocers and retailers. This technology investment gives us one of the most modern and efficient co-packing operations in the Northeast.”

— John Vaccaro, president, Bettaway Supply Chain Services

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bettaway Supply Chain Services has expanded its beverage distribution and fulfillment services with the launch of a new, automated ‘variety pack’ processing line that can custom-assemble, shrink-wrap and label up to 15 cases a minute.

Bettaway, which began as a local Brooklyn, NY soda bottler delivering product to local business some 50 years ago, added the new services at its state-of-the-art beverage storage and fulfillment facility, BevDS, in Piscataway, NJ. Encompassing 300,000+ square feet, the warehouse has 52 dock doors, can store 35,000+ fully loaded pallets, and supports over 20 customers handling beverage and other food-grade consumer packaged goods (CPG) products.

The new variety pack line features automated material handling equipment coupled with a sophisticated, heat shrink-wrap process to rapidly assemble packaged cases of beverages, of varying container sizes, flavor or SKU configurations, with custom wrap colors, product logos and graphics.

“Beverages are one of the fastest moving consumer goods for grocers and other retailers,” noted John Vaccaro, Bettaway’s president. “Technology and automated systems that support custom packing and fulfillment are critical to meeting the demands of the market. This investment gives us one of the most modern and efficient co-packing operations in the Northeast.”

Variety-pack orders typically are secured as pallet-loads and trucked to regional distribution centers, or as direct store-door deliveries to retail outlets, such as grocery, “big box,” or convenience stores, Vaccaro explained, adding that the company’s dedicated trucking fleet can be deployed to serve pool distribution and multi-stop delivery needs.

And, as an integrated operation, Vaccaro noted that product time-to-market velocity is accelerated, and overall landed cost reduced. Prior to the installation of the variety pack line, beverage products were shipped out to a re-packer, and then back to Bettaway for final processing. The days required for this intermediate step – and the added cost – were eliminated.

Vaccaro noted as well that the new line supports Bettaway’s extensive eCommerce fulfillment capabilities. “This is an increasingly critical, high-demand capability particularly as today’s consumers have flocked to online ordering during the pandemic,” he said.

Bettway is integrated with multi-party eCommerce platforms, as well as with the dedicated eCommerce systems of beverage producers, who can flow online orders direct to Bettaway facilities for fulfillment. Upon electronic receipt of an order, Bettaway staff then pull, process and ship orders daily, often thousands per week.

eCommerce orders are typically 4-packs of beverages shipped direct to consumers. The company also supports eCommerce orders through Amazon, assembling and bundling shipments, then trucking them to Amazon warehouses for later fulfillment.

The new line is an ideal extension of Bettaway’s portfolio of logistics services for beverage manufacturers and distributors, Vaccaro noted. The company provides inbound trucking of product from beverage plants to Bettaway facilities, receiving and offloading, palletized storage, inventory management, re-handling, variety pack assembly, fulfillment and delivery. The company also does drayage of ocean containers from the Ports of New York and New Jersey.

Other value-added services include product kitting, repacking and light assembly services as well as logistics management, inventory optimization and supply chain engineering.

BevDS’s beverage customers utilizing the new facility or variety pack services include Arizona Iced Tea, Powerade, Monster Energy, Boylan Bottling, Lyre’s, Lassonde, Treo, Manhattan Special and Uptime.

About Bettaway Supply Chain Services and BevDS: South Plainfield, NJ-based Bettaway is an integrated material handling, transportation, and supply chain management company. Bettaway is an industry leader in pallet management solutions, delivering a managed service program built on a network of facilities and a centralized suite of pallet services. The company also provides quality transportation with its own dedicated fleets on both the east and west coasts, and national 3PL network. BevDS is a full-scope warehouse operation with a variety-pack line, e-commerce fulfillment and distribution management for beverage and other CPG products, as well as supply chain consulting services. Visit us at www.bettaway.com.

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VARStreet launches Drag and Drop B2B eCommerce Builder for IT and Office supplies VARs

VARStreet floats their brand new page builder that would allow the clients to create their online store by drag and drop feature in no time.

VARStreet’s eCommerce Builder is a sophisticated and user-friendly solution that gives complete control to a VAR allowing them to manage all sorts of customizations – This is their website, after all”

— Shiv Agarwal, Director at VARStreet Inc.

BURLINGTON, MA, UNITED STATES, May 5, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — VARStreet Inc. has been a market leader in the VAR software space for the past 20years. The company offers business management software that includes a B2B eCommerce platform, sales quoting software, CRM, and procurement software. With more and more users transacting online, the demand for building eCommerce platforms swiftly without knowing the nitty-gritty of coding has increased tremendously. VARStreet’s latest offering enables the resellers to build and launch their online store in just a few hours.

VARStreet’s eCommerce builder now allows businesses to design and create their eCommerce websites without having to edit any code. With the drag-and-drop website builder software, the resellers can build their branded B2B stores themselves without involving designers or developers.

The eCommerce builder at VARStreet offers a range of beautiful eCommerce templates and layout which are extensively customizable. The drag-and-drop feature allows the user to pick and choose the features and functionalities they find important to portray their brand. The user can customize the website as per their brand by changing the logo, colors, fonts, and more. The users can manage complex eCommerce features like managing product matrix and search results, global settings, brand matrix, banners, navigations, and more right from their interface without a developer’s intervention.

The website easily connects with the domain and the resellers don’t have to worry about source code maintenance and servers. The page builder by VARStreet is also 100% compatible with all marketing requirements of the business – the resellers can manage their meta tags and content directly to improve their SEO rankings, can add multiple analytics codes or pixels or JavaScript to keep a track of the website performance and user behavior to get better insight, run shopping ads, and more. The store is auto-scalable which means it is completely optimized for different screen sizes. The eCommerce editor allows the reseller to change the layout of a particular section or the entire website page without any hassles.

Shiv Agrawal, the Director at VARStreet mentions, “VARStreet’s eCommerce Builder is a sophisticated and user-friendly solution that gives the complete control to the reseller allowing them to manage all sorts of customizations – This is their website, after all”. He also adds, “This is an elegant solution for the resellers who want quick turnaround time, unlike the traditional ways where an eCommerce website would have taken months to launch. We have a dedicated team of evangelists who work closely with the VARs helping them with all possible solutions and support to launch their eCommerce website.”

About VARStreet
VARStreet Inc is a premier provider of a hosted B2B, B2G, and B2C advanced sales quoting and eCommerce solution for IT and office supplies VARs, system integrators, and solution providers. VARStreet can also be leveraged by IT manufacturers, distributors, and other channel partners. Fuelled by more than $20 million capital investment, VARStreet is headquartered in Boston, MA, and has a subsidiary in Pune, India. VARStreet XC has been available in the market since 1999 and has undergone continual upgrades to adapt to the changing needs of the market and its customers.

Shiv Agrawal
VARStreet Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire