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BluJay Solutions: Revolutionizing the Supply Chain Arena

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In the current business world, the supply chain has become increasingly complex. In such a scenario, it has become daunting for companies to manage their entire supply chain with spreadsheets and phone calls. They need a robust, always-available transportation management system (TMS) that not only handles the orchestration of multiple freight modes domestically and internationally but also optimizes activity in a way that reduces costs and meets delivery targets. Catering to this need is BluJay Solutions that offers modern TMS solution and services to replace the traditional supply chain and logistics with innovative technologies and strategies.

BluJay’s TMS solution is one of the industry’s first single instance, multi-tenant, cloud-based platforms that provides its users a competitive advantage. The benefits include enhanced functionality, deployment models, and a comprehensive, pre-integrated network of supply chain partners. Further, clients get access to a multitude of global trade capabilities such as customs management and product classification quickly due to BluJay’s global trade network of more than 40,000 carriers and supply chain partners.

Offered as a SaaS platform, the company’s TMS facilitates clients with real-time data analytics and visibility across the transportation network. The company’s proven and advanced technologies scale with its clients’ business. The comprehensive and intelligent workflow built into the solution allows clients to effectively handle deadlines, milestones, date constraints, and customer priorities.

With one workflow for transportation planning, execution, settlement, and procurement, this TMS delivers increased efficiency and reduced spend. It assists clients in continuously improving their service delivery through software upgrades. BluJay’s end-to-end holistic approach to transportation management and its TMS ensure greater visibility across the entire transportation network. The enhanced value offered by BluJay saves 5-10 percent of clients’ freight spend in the first year of the TMS implementation.

A case in point, one of the world’s most respected car brands was aiming to design and deploy a new TMS that could serve as the backbone of its vehicle distribution network. It was looking to have a solution for planning, optimizing, and tracking of shipments from its four factories and dealerships spread worldwide. The cloud-based architecture of BluJay’s TMS allowed the client to meet its aggressive timeline and have a new TMS fully deployed within five months without experiencing any disruption to its supply chain. Since then, the client has experienced substantial cost savings and a significant improvement in performance, with dealerships reporting just a fraction of the issues compared to when it relied on legacy tools to handle its supply chain and logistics needs.

What makes BluJay stand out in the market is its employees. The company has a team of seasoned professionals committed to providing a best-in-class customer experience. Hiring the best talent is the top priority for BluJay. By providing the necessary training and tools to fill their knowledge gaps, the company ensures its employees emerge as the biggest value generator for its clients.

Recently, BluJay announced the release of BluJay Global Trade Network (GTN) portfolio version 19.2. The latest software updates deliver enhanced features to help companies eliminate friction in their supply chains and manage logistics, compliance, and commerce worldwide. Moving forward, team BluJay focuses on developing purpose-built technology that helps clients create a high-performing supply chain. It is also planning to make significant strides toward powering a frictionless supply chain experience for shippers, brokers, forwarders, carriers, and others in the logistics industry.

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BluJay Solutions

Headquarters
Holland, MI

Management
Andrew Kirkwood, CEO

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BluJay Solution is regarded as one of the best companies in logistics and transportation software and services. BluJay Global Trade Network, allows customers to unlock the power of more than 40,000 universally connected partners. The company serves many industries like fashion retailers, restaurants, logistics service providers, chemical manufacturers, and others. The solutions provided by the company are Transportation GTN, Compliance GTN, Warehouse GTN, Network GTN, LaaS GTN, and Commerce GTN. BluJay is successfully serving the customers with 24x7 support plans, diagnostic tools, self-service knowledge base, online incident submission and tracking, and regional support

BluJay Solutions News

Telos Logistics Expands Partnership with BluJay Solutions

HOLLAND, Mich: BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announced that Telos Logistics has renewed its partnership with BluJay and will broaden its use of the company’s Transportation Management technology.

A BluJay customer since 2015, Telos Logistics delivers comprehensive, customized supply chain solutions for foodservice manufacturers, distributors, warehousing companies, and operators nationwide. Telos relies upon BluJay’s Transportation Management platform to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and reduce expenses.

“We’ve been a partner with BluJay for several years and are excited about extending our relationship,” said Gabe Villarreal, President of Telos Logistics. “As our business has grown, we’ve been able to expand with BluJay without missing a beat. It’s a strong partnership and a very solid platform for Telos that’s proven to help us take on growth without adding labor expense. BluJay offers more that we will take advantage of to really set Telos apart from our competitors and lead the way in our space.”

Formed with a vision of leveraging the assets, networks, technology and expertise of one powerful provider, Telos Logistics focuses exclusively on the foodservice industry, using best-of-breed systems and proprietary processes – all powered by BluJay technology.

“BluJay is pleased to continue our partnership with Telos Logistics,” said Tim Conroy, SVP Sales – Americas, for BluJay Solutions. “We’re excited to see their business grow as they take advantage of BluJay’s data and technology to further optimize their logistics operations and best serve their customers.”

BluJay Hires Andrew Kirkwood as Chief Executive Officer

MANCHESTER, England: BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, is pleased to announce that experienced software executive and industry leader Andrew Kirkwood has joined BluJay as Chief Executive Officer. His 25 years of experience in the supply chain and SaaS market will help BluJay continue to drive ever-higher levels of performance and customer satisfaction.

Kirkwood joins BluJay after a successful 14-year career at RedPrairie and JDA Software (JDA acquired RedPrairie), where he held leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, and Product Development. Most recently he was Senior Vice President & General Manager, Supply Chain Execution at JDA, where he led the company’s global Product Management and Product Development teams for Supply Chain Execution Solutions.

“Andrew’s supply chain background coupled with his proven ability to drive successful go-to-market strategies will help BluJay continue to grow and deliver value to our 7,500 customers,” stated Deep Shah, BluJay Board Member and Francisco Partners Co-President. “He’s an energetic and strategic thinker and will drive new levels of innovation at BluJay. We are thrilled to have him on board."

After three years, former CEO Doug Braun successfully leaves the company after positioning it for the next stage of growth. “Doug did an exceptional job reorganizing and rebranding the company while integrating five acquisitions over his tenure,” said Paul Ilse, Chairman of the BluJay Board of Directors. "We wish him well. Andrew and Doug have worked together in the past, which enables an efficient transition for our employees and customers."

Kirkwood added, “I am excited to build on BluJay’s winning culture and lead it into the next phase of growth. We know global trade and supply chains are battlegrounds for our customers, which means they are counting on us to help them navigate this increasingly complex world. I will be focused on innovation, customer satisfaction, and creating a great place to work in order to drive strategic value for our customers, employees, and shareholders.”