Arcadia Cold Selects Blue Yonder to Digitally Transform U.S. Cold Chain
North American 3PL establishes a world-class operating platform with Blue Yonder’s full suite of logistics capabilities
ATLANTA, Georgia, and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Feb. 14, 2023– With disruptions impacting every part of the supply chain, third-party logistics (3PL) providers must modernize to be prepared to meet evolving needs of their customers. That’s why Arcadia Cold has chosen to partner with Blue Yonder, a leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Arcadia Cold will implement Blue Yonder’s warehouse management system (WMS), labor management and warehouse tasking, all part of Luminate® Logistics, to futureproof its warehouse and transportation operations. The project will be implemented by Netlogistik, a Blue Yonder technology partner.
Arcadia Cold specializes in providing third-party handling, storage, distribution, and value-added services to the food industry. In 2022, Arcadia Cold announced the launch of its platform to rapidly develop a national cold storage network of high-quality facilities across the U.S. with the aim to add approximately 200,000 pallet positions of refrigerated and frozen capacity to the existing third-party cold storage market as part of its initial launch. The company will open its first three new cold storage facilities in Fort Worth, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Hazleton, Pennsylvania; during the summer of 2023, bringing the first 120,000 pallet positions to the U.S. market.
Arcadia Cold was pursuing a top-of-the-line technology solution for its newly launched national cold warehouse platform. Blue Yonder proved to be right supply chain solutions provider to help the company scale its business, based on Blue Yonder’s leading-edge suite of solutions, award-winning experience, and the success of its innovative, AI-driven supply chain platform.
With Blue Yonder, Arcadia Cold will be able to deliver a superior customer experience with its ability to:
- Scale operations as needed
- Drive exceptional employee engagement, performance, and retention
- Optimize task management with advanced algorithm and artificial intelligence (AI)
- Leverage a vast API library to continue to gain competitive edges and drive unique business processes
“As a fast-emerging logistics company, we were seeking a supply chain solutions provider that could help us scale our operations and be a trusted advisor as our business grows. We felt Blue Yonder was the best fit as their logistics solutions are always ranked as a leader by industry analysts and, after a thorough review, determined they best met our business needs,” said Chris Lafaire, CIO, Arcadia Cold.
Arcadia Cold will first deploy Blue Yonder’s WMS, labor management, and warehouse tasking to fully digitize its warehouses and gain market-leading inbound and outbound visibility into shipments, as well as optimize operations and resource planning to ensure accuracy, timeliness, efficiency, and compliance. The company will also deploy Blue Yonder’s transportation management system (TMS) functionalities including appointment scheduling and planning & execution capabilities into and out of its facilities.
“We are honored to have been chosen as the strategic partner for Arcadia Cold, our experience in strategy advisement and delivery services of the Blue Yonder Luminate Logistics suite allowed us to demonstrate to Arcadia Cold the value in capabilities, platform and innovation provided by Blue Yonder,” said Scott Zickert, managing partner, Netlogistik.
“Arcadia Cold is revolutionizing the 3PL space and looking to meet the U.S. food supply chain needs over the next few years, which is why we are excited to be working with them to help them realize their objective of providing a superior customer experience. Our logistics suite will also allow them to truly control the fulfillment process and dynamically scale based on customer needs to meet the future demands of their rapidly growing cold storage network,” said Mark Nordick, senior vice president, Logistics, Blue Yonder.
- Learn more about Blue Yonder’s WMS, labor management and warehouse tasking solutions
- Check out Blue Yonder’s Digital Warehouse e-book
- Read Blue Yonder’s Unified Logistics and Omni-Channel Execution e-book
About Arcadia Cold:
Established in 2021, Arcadia specializes in providing third-party handling, storage, distribution, and value-added services to the food industry. Arcadia Cold bridges the innovation and supply gaps within the cold industrial industry in the United States through modern cold storage warehouse development expertise and proven operational “know-how.” Its strategic development partnership with Saxum Real Estate offers a collaborative approach to the design-build and operation model that provides for efficient construction of fully temperature convertible buildings, coupled with modern supply chain technology innovations for its valued customers in the “New Age of Cold Chain.” Learn more: www.arcadiacold.com
Netlogistik is a company that since 2000 has created a network of strategic alliances with leading suppliers in technological innovation for the supply chain, forming the most complete portfolio of logistics solutions in the market. It has offices in the United States, Colombia, Mexico, and Spain and has worked on supply chain solutions implementation projects in more than 30 countries. Its purpose is to help companies digitize their supply chains, from those that still perform manual processes, to those that have high levels of automation and always seek to be at the forefront.
Website: Netlogistik | Tecnología para la cadena de suministro
About Blue Yonder
Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain transformations and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Our end-to-end, cognitive business platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to best fulfill customer demand from planning through delivery. With Blue Yonder, you’ll unify your data, supply chain and retail commerce operations to unlock new business opportunities and drive automation, control and orchestration to enable more profitable, sustainable business decisions. Blue Yonder – Fulfill your Potential™ blueyonder.com
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