WiseTech Global, Schaumburg, Ill., acquired Microlistics, Minneapolis, a provider of warehouse management solutions encompassing enterprise, express, cold storage and third-party logistics.
“With the impact of e-commerce and advances in automation, warehouse management is an increasingly complex and specialized part of the international supply chain,” says Richard White, global CEO of WiseTech. “The combined strength of WiseTech’s global innovation capabilities and our CargoWise One supply chain execution platform integrated with Microlistics’ powerful warehouse solutions for enterprise, express, third-party logistics and cold storage will provide significant benefit to logistics providers. WiseTech is uniquely well-placed to deliver the technology convergence and deep integration necessary to facilitate omni-channel, multi-modal movements across the supply chain, of which warehousing is a critical component. Ultimately the native embedding of Microlistics leading WMS solutions into our integrated CargoWise One platform operating across 125 countries will substantially increase productivity for local and global logistics providers and their customers.”
“Joining the WiseTech Global group is a key part of our evolution,” adds Mark Dawson, founder and managing director of Microlistics. “With the global strength and powerful innovation capability of WiseTech and our WMS expertise, together we will accelerate development of high productivity WMS to bring significant new benefits to the logistics industry. Microlistics will remained focused on warehouse management solutions, and we can leverage WiseTech’s global reach, resources and the CargoWise One platform, which for our customers, will mean the opportunity for end-to-end execution, control and visibility of the supply chain.”
Remaining under the leadership of Dawson, Microlistics will continue to develop and deliver warehouse management solutions to its worldwide customers, and potentially to the 7,000 logistics providers across 125 countries who utilize WiseTech’s integrated supply chain execution solutions.