Supply Chain Firm Stord Debuts Commerce Platform

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Supply chain company Stord has expanded its cloud supply chain offerings with Stord One Commerce.

The software platform is vendor- and sales channel-agnostic, and it’s designed to help customers connect, orchestrate and optimize their supply chains, according to a Thursday (July 28) press release.

“Most brands still struggle to piece together disparate logistics solutions and disconnected technology across providers, resulting in siloed data, costly software implementations and complex integrations,” the release stated. “Stord One Commerce connects to brands’ existing systems through a marketplace of 100+ standard integrations, from [enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems] and online marketplaces to retail partners and warehouse management systems, providing an unmatched ability to analyze and optimize their processes from one platform.”

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The Atlanta-based company said in the release the new offering gives B2B, B2C and omnichannel brands access to features such as deep order management and orchestration, inventory management and planning, business intelligence and analytics, in a single system.

“Better logistics alone will not solve today’s supply chain woes,” said Stord CEO and Co-Founder Sean Henry in the release. “Physical logistics capabilities across transportation, warehousing and fulfillment have been around since the dawn of retail.”

The pain points brands typically face, he added in the release, include “disconnected systems, access to actionable data insights, and the inability to efficiently orchestrate and optimize supply chain operations.”

In related news, while the demand for freight services slowed in the second quarter, it still exceeds the capacity of a supply chain under the strain of rising labor and maintenance costs.

Read more: Truckers Still Feel Supply Chain Strain Despite Slower Demand

“Freight demand in the second quarter of 2022 softened sequentially to the first quarter of 2022,” Heartland Express CEO Mike Gerdin said Monday (July 25). “While the current levels are down compared against the unprecedented levels experienced in the later months of 2021, we continue to have significantly more opportunities to haul freight than we are able to cover with our existing fleet and available drivers.”

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