Redwood Parcel Debuts
June 4, 2021
Logistics has acquired both Skipjack Supply Chain (Skipjack) and Proactive
Global Logistics (PGL) to launch Redwood Parcel, a comprehensive integrated
parcel solution leveraging Skipjack’s leading parcel technology and PGL’s deep
parcel expertise. Redwood Parcel is the newest offering in Redwood’s
revolutionary logistics and technology delivery model called LPaaS (Logistics
Platform as a Service).
Originally founded in 2002, Skipjack is a Multi-Carrier SaaS parcel platform
that provides cloud-based rating, labeling and manifest capabilities with native
integration to Oracle Transportation and Warehouse Management applications.
These capabilities, coupled with a deep history of implementation and
optimization of parcel operations, have been built to greatly reduce the
complexity of outbound parcel shipping for their clients.
Founded in 2015, PGL is a full-scale, non-asset-based parcel service provider,
managing transportation for hundreds of shippers. PGL provides a holistic
approach to finding value and insights in the parcel and multimodal landscape
through its focus on market and contract analysis, procurement, business
intelligence and ongoing optimization of end-to-end supply chain operations.
“Redwood customers can now enjoy a fully integrated parcel solution, offering
rating, labeling, visibility, analytics, reporting and savings through our
enhanced parcel expertise,” said Mark Yeager, Chief Executive Officer at
Redwood. “E-commerce continues to emerge as a vital growth channel for many of
our customers, and we are pleased to expand our freight management and platform
capabilities to offer superior parcel expertise that will drive efficiency in
their supply chain planning and operations.”
Redwood Parcel builds on Redwood’s existing connectivity foundation, while
combining the strengths of both Skipjack and PGL to effectively evaluate
customers’ shipping requirements and optimize supply chain planning, rooted in
these core pillars:
Contract Strategy and Optimization: End-to-end provider of optimized
solutions that identifies hidden value and savings throughout the supply chain
with holistic market and contract analysis.
SaaS Technology: Seamless multi-system connectivity, including integrated
pricing capabilities and operational automation components.
BI and Analytics: Real-time visibility and analytics with advanced reporting,
forecasting and cost savings analysis, all centralized to enable data-driven
Professional Services: Technology implementation support and logistics
consulting to accelerate investment timeline to value and lower costs to serve.
Spend Audit: Comprehensive software audits across hundreds of data factors,
coupled with auto-filing for credits, without additional technical overhead.
Parcel is a prime example of how we continue to listen to our customers’ needs
for additional, flexible digital logistics offerings,” said Michael Reed, Chief
Product Officer at Redwood. “Integrated through our LPaaS open platform, this
new comprehensive integrated parcel solution will provide our customers
immediate value in their e-commerce processes, integrating parcel and
procurement capabilities throughout a company’s existing supply chain network.”
Redwood Parcel fully optimizes the integration capabilities of LPaaS, the Open
Platform for Digital Logistics. The underlying connectivity layer powered by
RedwoodConnect, enables Redwood Parcel to connect with existing systems to
streamline workflow and maintain control and visibility of parcel shipments as
they move throughout the supply chain network.