East Granby, CT -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/28/2015 -- Picking Perfection, sponsored by Pcdata USA, brings important and interesting information to those in the material handling, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing sectors. From best practices to industry data, this weekly communique reports on trend data, process improvement, and technology evaluations about picking, packing, shipping and profitability.
Pcdata USA shared the story from Material Handling & Logistics that XPO Logistics Inc., one of the 15 biggest third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in the U.S., entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Con-way Inc. for $3 billion. The transaction will make XPO one of the largest less-than-truckload (LTL) providers in North America, and will expand the company's global contract logistics platform. XPO will also capitalize on synergies from the combination with Con-way's managed transportation, truckload, and freight brokerage businesses. Interestingly, Con-way's 2014 revenues of $5.7 billion are more than twice that of XPO's revenues of $2.3 billion.
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Based in East Granby, CT, Pcdata USA (http://www.pcdatausa.com/about-us/about-pcdata-usa) is a global logistics systems leader for supply chain automation. Pcdata USA was named a finalist for the 2015 MHI Innovation Award for Best New Product, Smart Glass AR (Augmented Reality). Pcdata USA's Pick-to-light systems are part of a lean manufacturing and distribution process, offering shorter throughput, fewer errors, and significant cost savings. Pcdata USA is represented in a wide variety of industry sectors including apparel, cosmetics, e-commerce fulfillment, Third Party Logistics (3PL), wholesale distribution, food service, healthcare, pharmaceutical, production & assembly, as well as bakeries around the world. Products include Pick-to-light, PTL in hybrid solutions, PickCart, PickStar, Distrib AR Smart Glass, and Dock Manager.
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