Combination Delivers the Most Comprehensive, Customer and Industry Focused Transportation Management System Creating Smart, On-Demand Adaptive Logistics for Shipment and Asset Management
CARY, N.C. – MercuryGate® International, Inc., the largest dedicated transportation management system (TMS) provider, today announced it has acquired logistics optimization leader Cheetah Software Systems (Cheetah). The Cheetah acquisition extends MercuryGate’s TMS platform to deliver both a last mile, parcel and less-than-truckload (LTL) solution and an enhanced fleet management capability that adapts, automates and communicates movements in real-time.
“A seismic shift has occurred in e-commerce where adoption of digital business models is exploding and customer expectations are skyrocketing,” said MercuryGate President & CEO Joe Juliano. “Consumers now make their online purchases based on speed of delivery, changing the transportation chain to a pull model from the historical push model. For the transportation industry the ability to build and dispatch an optimized route plan is just the start. With the addition of Cheetah’s autonomous and adaptive logistics capabilities to MercuryGate’s TMS, our customers with assets can capitalize on real-time visibility for every load, road, supply, demand and transportation mode from the first to the last mile and every step in-between automatically saving costs and delivering customer satisfaction.”
The autonomous and adaptive features of Cheetah’s logistics platform combined with the automated workflow processes in MercuryGate’s powerful TMS, businesses can adapt and respond to evolving customer needs and fluctuations in demand based on live changing events. Now MercuryGate’s container-to-customer view — where its TMS platform autonomously handles exceptions, adapts routes to ensure delivery when, where and how it is required and features self-learning algorithms — not only eliminates costly waste and delays but makes the customer the focus versus the delivery route.
Cheetah is an advanced software platform that optimizes logistics operations for delivery, less-than-truckload, courier and private fleet operations. These advanced solutions enable distribution and delivery providers the ability to increase efficiency of route planners, dispatchers, drivers and customer service representatives critical for food, retail and medical industries every day and more so confronting the supply chain impact resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Global e-commerce, sophisticated supply chains and interconnected logistics networks result in numerous smaller transactions that are more time-critical,” said Cheetah Founder and CEO Bobby Darroll. “Many organizations in the retail, food and healthcare industries whose deliveries can be life-critical must move more orders in a shorter timeframe to more customers at a lower cost, while adapting to frequently changing conditions automatically.“
Cheetah solutions build and dispatch optimized route plans, instantly planning around all unique variables and constraints providing planners with the control to assess impact and analyze route alternatives. With industry-leading automated route optimization, dynamic real-time information across the supply chain, and dynamic re-optimization autonomously based on live changing events, businesses can adapt and respond to evolving customer needs and fluctuations in real-time.
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
About Cheetah Software Systems, Inc.
Cheetah is a premier provider of a dynamic, adaptive Logistics Operations Optimization Platform (LOOP) for retailers and carrier for hire companies in the LTL, courier, healthcare and retail logistics spaces, with a passion for the consumer. Cheetah’s LOOP and our experts address the logistics needs of healthcare, retail and carriers that operate courier, less than truckload, truck load and private fleets. Cheetah’s LOOP plans, dynamically manages, adapts and optimizes fleets and drivers, resulting in companies using less trucks, driving fewer miles and making more on-time deliveries. Cheetah platform enables customers to place and receive their orders and services where they want, when they want for the least cost, on time with no wasted customer time. Cheetah’s live dynamic re-optimization occur continuously with every live changing event on the road, resulting in pinpoint operational accuracy.
MercuryGate provides powerful transportation management solutions proven to be a competitive advantage for today’s most successful shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, brokers, and carriers. MercuryGate’s solutions are unique in their native support of all modes of transportation on a single platform including Parcel, LTL, Truckload, Air, Ocean, Rail, and Intermodal. All modes may be executed in a fully autonomous solution that is even capable of automatically adapting to disruptions as they occur. Through the continued release of innovative, results-driven technology and a commitment to making customers successful, MercuryGate delivers exceptional value for TMS users through improved productivity and operational efficiency. MercuryGate offers business intelligence to reduce costs including the cost of delivery, improve transportation processes, increase customer satisfaction and drive growth. Find out why MercuryGate has set the industry standard for the most adaptable, comprehensive transportation solutions suite in the industry at www.mercurygate.com or on Twitter at @MercuryGate.