Deal moves logistics industry forward with blockchain education and technology
Slync, an intelligent platform redefining multi-party interaction, automation, and collaboration throughout the supply chain, has agreed to a multi-year partnership with FreightWaves, the leading data and content source for the freight market.
The new partnership positions Slync and FreightWaves to collaboratively advance the logistics and supply chain industries through content, education and technology. In working with FreightWaves, Slync gains access to a powerful community of participants in the transportation and supply chain markets.
FreightWaves is one of the charter companies of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a first-of-its-kind trucking industry consortium for developing and promoting industry standards in blockchain use. FreightWaves hosts the BiTA community events and activities in partnership with the membership. In May, Slync’s automation and digitization platform – which leverages intelligent workflows, predictive analytics, AI and blockchain – won “Best in Show” at FreightWaves’ Transparency 18 conference.
“Slync is at the forefront of helping enterprises leverage emerging technologies to improve supply chain performance, automation and transparency,” said Craig Fuller, founder of FreightWaves and Managing Director of BiTA. “At Transparency 18, Slync was recognized as Best in Show for its new enterprise automation platform. We’re ecstatic about this partnership, which promises to add immense value to our community and the industry as a whole.”
Chris Kirchner, CEO of Slync, will be a featured presenter in November at the MarketWaves18 conference in Dallas/Fort Worth that will feature leading technology and innovations in the supply-chain. Michael Lewis, author of Flash Boys, the Blind Side, and Moneyball is presenting as the keynote.
“The global supply chain has reached a critical juncture. There’s an immense opportunity and need to automate critical supply chain processes and improve collaboration,” said Kirchner. “Our partnership with FreightWaves enables us to join the conversation with many industry leaders as well as equip more companies with the technology and resources they need to digitize key processes and improve supply chain performance.”
For more information on Slync can help digitize, automate, and elevate supply chain performance, visit Slync.io.
Based in Silicon Valley, Slync is an intelligent platform redefining multi-party interaction, automation, and collaboration throughout the supply chain. Leveraging intelligent workflows, predictive analytics & AI, and blockchain, Slync powers leading players in the global logistics ecosystem – including shippers, carriers, forwarders and LSPs – to digitize, automate, and elevate supply chain performance. The company’s award-winning platform and products transform the way partners share data, improve visibility, automate workflows, manage exceptions, and analyze results. The result: increased supply chain efficiency, measurable cost savings and significant competitive advantage. Slync is Supply Chain Collaboration. Redefined. Learn more at www.slync.io and on Twitter and LinkedIn.
FreightWaves delivers data analytics, news/commentary, innovation engagement and risk management tools to the transportation/logistics industry. FreightWaves helps participants navigate freight markets through FreightWaves.com (ranked by Amazon Alexa as the #1 logistics news site globally); offers subscribers FreightWaves SONAR, an SaaS platform that aggregates disparate freight market data points into an intuitive dashboard; began Freight.Tech to connect early and growth-stage startups with investors, strategic partners and leading corporations; is the founding organization/sponsor of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), the leading global transportation blockchain forum and standards organization; and created/is launching the world’s first Trucking Freight Futures contracts to hedge exposure to U.S. spot trucking rates.
Founded in August of 2017, BiTA promotes the development and adoption of blockchain applications in the trucking, transportation and logistics industries, including establishing industry-wide standards. Members include truckload, LTL, and parcel carriers, as well as shippers, tech startups and incumbents, insurance companies, law firms, and other industry participants who have an interest in integrating blockchain technology into their organizations. Visit BiTA at https://bita.studio/.