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enVista Launches Inventory Forecasting and Planning as a Service Offering to the Market, Optimizing Inventory by Echelon and Channel

The subscription offering allows retailers, distributors and manufacturers to leverage enVista’s inventory forecasting and optimization experts and solutions on an ongoing basis in order to remain ahead of supply and demand variability and to optimize inventory by echelon and channel

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 8, 2022) – enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation firm optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce, today announces the launch of its inventory forecasting and planning as a service (IFPaaS) solution. The subscription offering provides companies a convenient and scalable way to leverage enVista’s comprehensive inventory forecasting and planning solutions, with AI-powered dynamic inventory allocation, to adapt to evolving market changes, optimally position inventory across the network, optimize gross margin return on inventory investment (GMROI) and ensure the right inventory is available in the right place and right time to improve customer service. The solution offering can be delivered alongside enVista’s highly extensible, cloud-native omnichannel order management system (OMS) with enterprise inventory availability for even more powerful results.

As part of enVista’s IFPaaS offering, enVista’s team of global experts design an integrated S&OP process, complete a demand forecasting analysis, create inventory models, then manage and monitor inventory performance on an ongoing basis, acting as an extension of the client team. enVista also analyzes SKU historical profiles to determine where and how much inventory to position throughout the network to best meet service and financial objectives. After the initial performance benchmarking and launch, enVista’s team regularly meets with clients for operational reviews to evaluate dashboards and inventory performance metrics to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

enVista Senior Vice President of Consulting, Nate Rosier, said, “From increased supply chain and supplier issues to the complexities of rapid ecommerce growth, it is clear companies are increasingly challenged to deliver consistent inventory availability and profitablity across all channels and locations in today’s dynamic market. enVista brings the most seasoned inventory optimization experts and innovative solutions to the market. We are pleased to now offer our inventory forecasting, planning, positioning and management capabilities as a subscription service to strategically and continuously maximize inventory investments for competitive advantage.”

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Food Logistics Names enVista’s Nick Brown a 2022 Rock Star of the Supply Chain

enVista Director, Technology Consulting, Nick Brown, is recognized for his achievements that have shaped the global cold food supply chain

INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2022) – enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation firm optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce, today announces that Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain, named enVista’s Nick Brown as a winner of the 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, which recognizes influential individuals in the industry for their achievements, hard work and vision.

Brown joined enVista as Director, Technology Consulting in 2019 and is recognized for his expertise across end-to-end transportation strategies and technology. In the last year, Brown developed a driver labor standards platform in Blue Yonder’s labor management system, working with clients that operate more than 2000 trucks to develop delivery standards customized by location. By creating visibility and efficiency in the final mile, Brown enabled delivery standards that were customized to each location, improving service levels.

Brown said, “I am honored to be selected as a Food Logistics 2022 Rock Star of the Supply Chain. Supply and demand in the food and beverage industry has been anything but predictable in the last few years, making a flexible, optimized supply chain more critical than ever for competitive advantage. My team develops, implements and optimizes the processes, labor, facilities and technology needed to solve our clients’ unique challenges and deliver targeted business outcomes. I look forward to helping more food and beverage organizations unify and optimize their supply chains and omnichannel commerce”

Food Logistics Editor-in-Chief, Marina Mayer, said, “Behind every great company is an even greater leader, and the supply chain leaders receiving this award are no exception.” Mayer continued, “Within the last 18 months, the cold food chain has seen supply chain leaders rise to the occasion. These rock stars developed platforms, integrated automation and led teams through disruption after disruption. They’ve helped their companies pivot and adapt and continue to do so with grace, agility, flexibility and resilience. Congratulations to the true rock stars of the supply chain, who continue to keep the cold food chain moving.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Jan/Feb 2022 print issue as well as online at Food Logistics’ website.

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About Food Logistics

Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics and sister publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive are also home to L.I.N.K. and L.I.N.K. Educate podcast channels, L.I.N.K. Live, SCN Summit, SupplyChainLearningCenter.com and more. Go to www.FoodLogistics.com to learn more.

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enVista’s Labor Management System (LMS) Implementation Team Reached 500th Unique Site Implementation in 2021

enVista’s labor management team increases workforce efficiency and profitability from system selection to post-implementation support

INDIANAPOLIS (February 24, 2022) – enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation firm optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce, today announces that its labor management consulting team has completed its 500th unique labor management system site implementation. enVista’s comprehensive labor management capabilities include Lean operational assessments, engineered labor standards, systems implementations, change management and training, and incentive-based pay programs that collectively deliver significant productivity, employee satisfaction and retention improvements.

Labor management Systems (LMS) are in high demand for their ability to plan, forecast, monitor and report on labor performance, as well as their ability to integrate with Time and Attendance and Payroll systems for implementing and managing incentive pay programs. enVista implements both its proprietary LMS, enCompass™, as well as LMS systems from other best-of-breed providers Blue Yonder, Körber, Manhattan Associates, Easy Metrics and Next View.

enVista’s LMS services and solutions actively identify and eliminate waste from warehousing and distribution processes; improve individual and team productivity, and reduce labor costs while increasing profitability.

enVista’s Vice President, Technology, Tom Stretar, said, “With the current labor climate in the supply chain industry, labor management systems that can eliminate waste, increase productivity and maximize employee satisfaction are in high demand among CIOs and supply chain leaders. Our software systems selection and implementation team guides organizations to selecting the best labor technology for their operations, completes a seamless implementation process on time and within budget, and guides organizations afterward to ensure full adoption, a smooth, efficient transition, and target business results.”

Stretar continued, “I am incredibly proud of this team for reaching its 500th unique LMS implementation site. This milestone means 500 warehouses, distribution centers and supply chain facilities have realized immense improvements in workforce efficiencies, sustainability and profitability.”

Castellini Companies CIO, Dan Taylor, said, “We have partnered with enVista to help us implement the Blue Yonder Warehouse Labor Management (WLM) System and educate our operations staff on coaching, training and motivating our warehouse associates as part of our IT Roadmap and Operations strategy initiatives. We are extremely proud to be enVista’s 500th unique site.”

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enVista Recognized as Specialist Service Provider in 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting

Gartner, Inc. lists enVista as a provider of supply chain strategy and planning, among several other offerings across the end-to-end supply chain

INDIANAPOLIS (February 22, 2022) – enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation firm optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce, today announces that it has been recognized in the Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting published by Gartner, Inc., a company delivering actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams. This is enVista’s fourth consecutive year being placed in this report.

Gartner, Inc. recognized enVista as a Global Specialist Provider in the supply chain strategy and planning category for its solutions. According to Gartner, Market Segmentation for Supply Chain Strategy and Planning are: “Supply Chain Strategy, Network Design, Digital Supply Chain Strategy and Supply Chain Planning/Sales and Operations Planning”. enVista was also listed as a Specialist Provider in the supply chain operations category for its solutions. According to Gartner, Market Segmentation for Supply Chain Operations are: Sourcing and Procurement, Factory Operations, Warehouse and Distribution Operations, Transportation Operations and Store and Multichannel Operations. Finally, enVista was recognized as a provider of supply chain business process as a service.

In the report, Gartner said, “Demand for supply chain consulting services is up significantly, with a rebound that started in September 2020 and is continuing through 2021.” Gartner continued, “The supply chain strategy, planning and operations consulting market is transforming. Providers are shifting delivery models in response to external disruptive forces and customer demand for increased speed to value. Supply chain leaders can use this Market Guide to find the right consulting firm.”

enVista’s CEO, Jim Barnes, said, “We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a specialist provider of supply chain strategy, planning and operations. enVista’s supply chain strategy and inventory optimization practice continues to experience explosive growth based on our deep expertise, end-to-end capabilities and the exceptional results we deliver for our clients. Our consulting practice experienced its highest booking year in enVista’s 19-year history in 2021, primarily from word of mouth client referrals, as supply chain leaders increasingly require a trusted supply chain consulting partner to optimize and unify their global processes, labor, technology and automation, inventory, facilities, data and customer experience. We look forward to helping more organizations drive agility, profitability and competitive advantage in the coming year.”

enVista’s global supply chain consulting services and enabling technologies include: supply chain strategy and network design; product flow and inventory optimization; robotics and automation; material handling and facility design build; systems evaluation, selection and implementation; a leading unified commerce cloud platform solution; demand planning and forecasting; supply chain optimization and workforce management; strategic carrier sourcing strategy; global transportation visibility and analytics; and much more.

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Gartner, Market Guide for Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Operations Consulting, 10 November 2021, Michael Dominy

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enVista Welcomes Alvin Givens, VP, Payment Solutions, to Provide Further Competitive Differentiation for Its Freight Audit and Payment Solutions

Givens brings added expertise in complex freight payment and financial processes to further support enVista’s domestic and international shipping clients

enVista, a global software, consulting, managed services and automation firm optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce, announces the addition of Alvin Givens as vice president of payment solutions. Givens will head the Payment Solutions Group responsible for global payment execution across enVista’s client base, including all payment products, such as development, execution, services and information reporting.

Givens joins enVista’s Transportation Solutions Group from JPMorgan Chase to provide unmatched expertise to clients who leverage enVista’s market-leading freight audit and payment (FAP) solution. enVista annually processes 500 million unique shipments and manages $11 billion in spend across 5,000 global carriers. Its comprehensive FAP solution includes transportation invoice auditing and automation, BI & analytics, and payment processing to fully optimize freight spend and financial processes. With this solution, shippers benefit from a comprehensive audit across all modes of transportation, end-to-end visibility and proactive insights into cost-saving and efficiency opportunities. 

Givens’ expertise provides enVista clients with added protection to their FAP activities. When dealing with domestic and international money transfers, shippers need to consider several factors, such as Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) regulations, to comply with the law. With enVista’s team of payment experts, enVista oversees these compliance details for clients with an automated background and sanction list check, compliance reporting oversight committee and more.

Givens said, “I am honored and eager to join enVista as VP, payment solutions. With my more than a decade of experience in payment strategies, I understand the nuances and critical nature of freight audit and payment practices for enVista’s clients. I look forward to leading a team that provides an extra source of expertise for enVista’s clients to further ensure they not only benefit from their FAP solutions with significant cost savings, but that their FAP capabilities become competitive differentiators.”

Jim Barnes, enVista CEO, added, “Alvin’s addition to the team was highly strategic. His level of regulatory experience and cross-industry payments expertise is something most players in the space don’t offer and positions enVista ahead of the competition. enVista’s freight audit and payment solution includes our market-leading BI and analytics engine that delivers a holistic view of transportation activity across a shipper’s network and highlights important opportunities for cost savings and service improvements.” 

enVista provides comprehensive solutions to optimize transportation operations and reduce costs, including transportation consulting, strategic sourcing, business intelligence and global freight audit and payment. enVista’s proprietary myShipINFO® global freight audit and payment solution delivers powerful BI capabilities robust data visualization capabilities and customizable reports and analytics to easily view and manage transportation KPIs and spend across a shipper’s global operations.

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