Logility, Inc., a player in supply chain innovation powering the sustainable and resilient enterprise, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Starboard Solutions Corp., a Traverse City, Michigan based innovator of supply chain network design software.
What is Starboard’s market offering?
Starboard creates an interactive digital twin of the physical supply chain network and uses gaming tech to provide an intuitive user experience where users explore answers to “what if” questions like “What if I add another distribution point?,” “What if I consolidate production into one site?,” “What if I change up my supply mix?,” or “What if I re-route via a different port?”
Starboard offers a unique supply chain visualization solution that can optimize for unknown locations, meaning users do not have to map their plans to a physical location. Applying Starboard’s rich set of reference costs with Logility’s lane rates and time data structures, users have the ability to quickly analyze options in regions for which they have no prior data and locate the absolute best location for future plants, warehouses or 3PL locations.
The intuitive design and ease of configuration makes the Starboard network design solution stand out. The solution is built for continuous use, eliminating the need for a consulting project to model potential resolutions to unexpected supply chain disruptions.
What will the Logility-Starboard deal mean for users?
The integration of Starboard’s capabilities into the Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform will offer leaders enhanced integrated business planning outcomes. Users will be able to:
- improve risk mitigation by tracking shipments for each vendor and identifying bottlenecks;
- adapt to alternate vendor scenarios and source new suppliers;
- understand and reduce emissions with the first in-market Scope 3 Emissions platform;
- and determine total landed costs, measuring tariffs and taxes at each node.
Users will be able to model a response to disruptions and update their operating plan within the Logility Digital Supply Chain Platform in minutes to enact the new operating paradigm.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the integration?
“We launched Starboard to create a modern and easy way for supply chain leaders to visualize their supply chains and make better decisions. Joining forces with a proven leader in supply chain planning technology like Logility is a natural extension of that goal. Our shared approach to innovation and client service will undoubtedly create a positive impact for our clients and the market at large,” said Steve Johanson, Chief Executive Officer at Starboard.
“Now more than ever, supply chain leaders need solutions to help them see around the corner, plan for plausible changes and quickly pivot to keep their businesses moving forward. Adding Starboard into Logility’s portfolio mix gives our clients that and more. Starboard gives Logility clients the confidence to make the right multibillion dollar investment decisions based on sustainability profile, risk, cost and service,” commented Allan Dow, president of Logility.
Learn more about the Logility® Digital Supply Chain Platform.