PINC Solutions Named to Food Logistics FL100 2014 List of Top Industry Solutions

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Dec 16, 2014 1:31:13 PM

PINC Awarded for 6th year in a row

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Alameda, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2014. PINC Solutions, the market leader in advanced yard management and supply chain execution solutions, today announces; Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain, has recognized PINC Solutions in its annual FL100 list. This is PINC's sixth year in a row to be named to the Food Logistics FL100 list.

For more than a decade, the editors of Food Logistics have profiled software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. Their products benefit the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, to facilitating safe and sanitary transportation of product while assuring regulatory compliance. 
“The impact of software and technology on the global food supply chain is truly profound,” emphasizes Lara L. Sowinski, Editor-in-Chief at Food Logistics. “Software solution providers, equipment manufacturers and numerous technology innovations are supporting growth in our industry while concurrently lowering operating costs, improving productivity and enhancing visibility from farm to fork.”

"This year PINC delivered new capabilities for managing refrigerated food and beverage shipments, which is why leading food and beverage manufactures continue to trust in PINC’s yard management and supply chain execution solutions," stated Matt Yearling, PINC’s CEO. "We are thrilled to be recognized for a sixth year as a leading supplier to the Food and Beverage industries."

About PINC Solutions 
PINC - The Supply Chain Execution Company, creates efficient over-the-road freight networks by optimizing supply chain operations from dock-door to dock-door. PINC uses its pervasive sensor network to capture real-time data, delivers analytics and insights into supply chain operations.

The world's leading brands use PINC’s advanced yard management and supply chain execution solutions to orchestrate and optimize freight shipments across their supply chain and trading partner networks. As the pioneer of cloud-based real-time location systems (powered by the Internet of Things), PINC’s innovative solutions allow our customers improve service, collaboration, optimize inventory, increase velocity and improve asset utilization. 


Learn more about PINC Solutions at http://www.pincsolutions.com.

About Food Logistics 
Food Logistics is published by AC Business Media Inc., a business-to-business media company that provides targeted content and comprehensive, integrated advertising and promotion opportunities for some of the world’s most recognized B2B brands. Its diverse portfolio serves the construction, logistics and supply chain and other industries with print, digital and custom products, events and social media.

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PINC Helps Customers be Green - Recognized as a 2014 Green Supply Chain Award Winner

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Dec 3, 2014 6:12:17 AM

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PINC Solutions announces - Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine recognized PINC as a green/sustainable practitioner in supply chain industry

Alameda, CA – December 3 - Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, names PINC Solutions amongst this year’s recognized honorees of its annual “Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Awards.”

“Leading companies recognize that initiating sustainable practices in their supply chain processes is key towards driving their competitive edge in today’s still-volatile economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, Editor, Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “This has been increasingly evident over the past few years and is relatively clear with the large number of entries we received this year—almost 200—for our annual green awards. The increased adoption of green best practices and strategies will only continue to grow.”

Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s  “Green Supply Chain Awards” spotlights the different sustainable approaches that global businesses take to cut costs, save time, drive revenue and improve their carbon footprint in the supply chain.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for our efforts in reducing carbon emissions.” stated Matt Yearling, PINC’s CEO. “PINC’s innovative solutions accelerate trailer moves, optimize move distances and reduce the amount of heavy equipment used in our customers’ supply chains.”

About PINC Solutions 
PINC - The Supply Chain Execution Company, creates efficient over-the-road freight networks by optimizing supply chain operations from dock-door to dock-door. PINC uses its pervasive sensor network to capture real-time data, delivers analytics and insights into supply chain operations.   

The world's leading brands use PINC’s advanced yard management and supply chain execution solutions to orchestrate and optimize freight shipments across their supply chain and trading partner networks. As the pioneer of cloud-based real-time location systems (powered by the Internet of Things), PINC’s innovative solutions allow our customers improve service, collaboration, optimize inventory, increase velocity and improve asset utilization.

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The Internet-of-Things is driving Supply Chain Execution Convergence

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Nov 25, 2014 9:18:00 PM


Historical perspective:

In the 1970s when I worked in the Export Credits Guarantee Department, shippers used paper based shipment notifications.  

In the 1980s we tolerated a 24-hour delay in getting a shipment notification or ASNs using EDI.

Today I still see organizations using paper documents, traditional spreadsheets or Google Docs for directing inbound arrivals. When shipments arrive, conversations over walkie-talkies at the gate arrange drop locations and door assignments. This approach misses the opportunity to capture valuable data about trailer visits.


Automation and Supply Chain Convengence:


Inside the yard, traditional approaches don’t capture actual dwell times, delays at the dock and metrics around missed appointments for pick-ups. 

YMS

 

A basic Yard Management Systems (YMS) captures performance metrics that create the foundation for improving operational efficiency. Automated real-time data captured using machine-to-machine communication provides the highest quality metrics, as they are not subject to human error.

An advanced yard management system provides real-time location tracking for trailer assets (RTLS). Integrating data from the Warehouse Management (WMS) and Transportation Management Systems (TMS) delivers the context needed from these traditionally disconnected systems, to create a broader Supply Chin Execution perspective. This connected Internet-of-Things (IoT) based approach is what progressive organizations need to stay competitive. 



Why bother:

The real value of using a connected supply chain based on IoT (machine-to-machine) communications, is to track shipments over the road, in the yard and within the four-walls, results in two primary benefits, in my view:

  • Firstly, having a real-time picture of where assets are, what state they are in and dock door or parking spot availability, is what enables dynamic dock door or parking spot assignments (without walkie-talkies).
  • The second, more significant output is the wealth of metrics that get collected. These metrics enable process improvements that result in outcomes that include, improving customer service times, reducing delays in the facility and gaining cost savings.

As predictability is in short supply outside the four-walls, so it pays to be really good at being reactive. Situational awareness is the key to being poised to deal with the endemic indeterminism inherent in over the road transportation.



 

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PINC Air Elevates Supply Chain Execution to New Heights

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Nov 14, 2014 10:48:00 AM

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Alameda, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2014 - PINC Solutions, the world’s #1 provider of advanced yard management and supply chain execution solutions - powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) - is proud to announce PINC Air.

The supply chain industry today has focused on last-mile delivery as the primary application of drone technology, missing significant opportunities in addressing upstream logistics challenges. Many large manufacturers struggle with keeping an accurate and timely inventory of supplies and high-value finished product, situated in either high-density holding areas, or distributed over large facilities. PINC Air provides the ability to efficiently and effectively survey a wide area to autonomously locate and inventory assets.

Ideal applications for such aerial robotic technology include tracking trailers, finished vehicles, heavy machinery and oil exploration supplies.

Features include: 

  •     Fully autonomous flight
  •     Automatic collision avoidance
  •     Return to home and auto landing
  •     Industrial grade components
  •     Automatic RFID data collection
  •     Optional video capture

“PINC Air represents yet another industry first, building upon our significant and patented* innovations in supply chain execution.” stated Matt Yearling, PINC’s CEO. “This product addresses a real need for many of our customers operating at significant scale, in delivering high-value low-cost asset tracking capabilities, especially in heavy manufacturing and large lay-down yard situations.”

Production availability of PINC Air is scheduled for early 2015. To stay abreast of developments and get a sneak peeks of PINC Air, visit http://www.pincsolutions.com/Air.

About PINC Solutions 
Leading brands use PINC’s supply chain execution and advanced yard management solutions to orchestrate and optimize freight shipments across their supply chain and trading partner networks. As the pioneer of cloud-based real-time location systems (powered by the Internet of Things), PINC’s solutions provide enhanced visibility and collaboration capabilities, enabling customers to reduce costs, optimize inventory management, increase velocity and improve asset utilization.

*PINC’s Real Time Location System (RTLS) using the combination of passive RFID and GPS based sensors patents include 7321305, 7245215 and 7236091

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Cloudy Outlook for Server Hugging

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Oct 22, 2014 1:15:00 AM

Today, I read an article in Supply Chain Digest by Dan Gilmore: Calculating the Costs of On-Demand vs Traditional Supply Chain SoftwareDan describes traditional on-premise application hosting models versus cloud models, and everything in between. 


When I was in my 20's, I was what people call today a "server hugger". During the week, I managed an IBM 3081 mainframe at British Telecom. On Sunday's I worked at a fashion retailer as a member of the computer team. We used hand-held bar-code scanners to tally-up what we sold over the week for our management reports. I am the guy on the right in the picture below, which shows the computer team huging our DEC PDP-11:

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During my years at CA Technologies, I learned that enterprise IT teams spend 75% of their resources maintaining existing systems. This leaves very little resource for new initiatives such as supporting development of new markets, improving competitiveness and increasing customer retention, all of which increase profitability. 

Today, I am a keen supporter of what Dan describes as vendor hosted and managed applications. My server hugging days are most certainly over. 

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The 4 C’s of Supply Chain Execution (SCE)

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Aug 20, 2014 1:31:00 PM

C1: Convergence. To get a complete picture of SCE, you need to have visibility across Transportation, Yard and Warehouse management functions.

C2: Collaboration: You have to enable collaboration (based on single-source-of-truth) between the third-parties involved in SCE including shippers, carriers, drivers and 3PLs

C3: Consistency: IT systems need to be integrated so you can get a coherent, real-time view across existing planning and scheduling systems. Integration is the key to connecting the dots between inbound shipments, yard movements and warehouse activity so you can streamline check-in, assign dock doors, or drops, minimize moves and close out a visit to the warehouse when the outbound shipment departs the facility

C4: Cloud. Distributed systems create islands of data.  The cloud provides unprecedented availability, secure accessability and flexible integration to enable the C's above.   

PINC’s Enterprise Visibility Suite delivers on all these fronts by following shipments across facilities (as shown in the image below) and allows enterprises to view multiple facilities side-by-side against criteria such as departure time variance and dwell time   overview

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PINC Announces Enterprise Visibility Suite

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Jun 17, 2014 5:08:04 PM

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PINC used its presence at the Gartner Supply Chain Conference on May 21st, to announce the Enterprise Visibility Suite. You can see the press release at http://www.pincsolutions.com/news#EVS 

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Heartbleed OpenSSL Mitigated

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Apr 11, 2014 7:27:12 PM

PINC has patched all our secure IT systems to the level required to mitigate the potential industry-wide threat posed by the Heartbleed security exposure.

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March News 2014 Pros to now award and Supply Chain and Transportation USA Show

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Mar 13, 2014 8:41:47 PM

 
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As the weather starts warming up, it’s time to dust off those golf clubs and get ready for a few relaxing rounds of golf. We at PINC understand that “Every Yard Counts” and in the spirit of the forthcoming Masters tournament in Augusta we thought it would great if we could help you refine your golf game.
If you are planning to attend next week’s Supply Chain & Transportation USA Expo in Atlanta, please drop by our booth (3216) and have PINC’s resident Golf Pro (Katy Smith) help you sharpen those critical putting skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to win a putter.  More importantly, myself and the PINC team would personally welcome the opportunity to get to meet you.
Safe travels. Looking forward to teeing off with you next week…
Best, 
 MattSigFile
CEO, PINC
 
  
 
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PINC CEO Nominated as a ‘Pro To Know’ by Leading Publication
PINC Solutions, the world’s #1 provider of Yard Management and Supply Chain Execution solutions, announced that Matt Yearling, CEO of PINC, has been recognized by Supply& Demand Chain Executive magazine in their 2014 ‘Pro to Know’ awards. The annual list identifies top supply chain professionals who have made significant contributions to innovation and advancements that empower supply chain excellence..  >> Learn More
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January Newsletter

Posted by Pradeep Bhanot

Feb 10, 2014 9:09:53 PM

 

February 4th, 2014

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When you really care about supply chain execution visibility, every yard does count

 

 

Welcome to the first PINC newsletter for 2014. Please watch my video for a quick update. Because of your support over the holidays, we wrote a sizable check to the Susan B. Koman for the Cure this week.

Best, Matt 

CEO, PINC Solutions

 

  

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PINC Solutions Named to Food Logistics FL100 2013 for Fifth Year 

For the past decade, the editors of Food Logistics have identified software and technology providers that help food and beverage manufacturers, food service distributors, and grocery retailers attain their business goals. The FL100 is comprised of software providers as well as equipment and technology companies whose products and services play a significant role in food and beverage supply chains. >> Learn More

 

Industry Expert - Chauvin joins PINC as vice president of Products

We are proud to announce Lou Chauvin has joined PINC Solutions as its vice president of products. He will provide overall direction, planning and commercialisation of the company’s logistics tools for the industry.

Chauvin, who has 30 years of executive and product leadership experience, moves over from his role as vice president of Product Management, Engineering and Customer Support at Zebra Technologies' Enterprise Solutions Group. There he was responsible for providing enterprise visibility solutions to the industrial manufacturing, maritime, commercial aerospace, and transport and logistics industries. >> Learn More

 

>> More PINC news

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As pioneers of Advanced Yard Management Systems using passive RFID to provide real time location services, we share our views on the evolution of Supply Chain Execution technologies and their impact on the business.

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