Blume Global

 Blume Global

Blume Global, formerly known as REZ-1, is a technology provider that provides visibility and shipment execution solutions across modes to shippers, container lines, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), and container terminal operators.

Based in Pleasanton, California, its data-driven Blume Digital Platform connects trading partners in a collaborative ecosystem that is cloud-based, open and neutral. The platform automatically stores and populates contract-based rates between organizations while creating an auditable record, eliminate manual communication and streamlined payment process.

Blume’s platform is designed to employ the latest innovations in such advanced technologies as artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, blockchain, big data, the Internet of Things and intelligent robotic process automation. Its full range of platform-based automated services includes rate management, carrier selection, logistics execution, freight audit and payment, business performance management, asset optimization, ‘dynamic predictive ETA,’ and fleet optimization.

Blume’s mobile app, available in 22 languages, enables drivers to receive jobs, search pickup and delivery addresses, track progress and capture milestone events anywhere in the world.

In 2019 Blume’s customers included Maersk, Expeditors, Ocean Network Express, Werner, CH Robinson, Union Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Kuehne + Nagel.

04 Jan 2022
Blume Global’s acquisition of a sourcing collaboration platform gives it more upstream visibility into manufacturing activity after a year in which component shortages hampered international supply chains.
21 Oct 2021
Kuehne + Nagel and Blume Global are partnering to provide the forwarder a way to manage existing and potential drayage partners in a more efficient manner as shippers focus on their needs at destination.
15 Sep 2021
Private equity fund Bridgepoint has funneled capital into supply chain technology provider Blume Global, which has customers in nearly every segment of the global logistics industry.
07 Sep 2021
When ships sit outside ports and containers are not picked up and returned quickly, that loss of effective capacity causes record spot rates, high demurrage and detention costs, and lengthening transit times.
23 Apr 2021
Third-party logistics and software firms such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide and Blume Global are broadening the use of technology to drive emissions out of supply chains, increasingly for smaller customers as well as global corporations.
29 Mar 2021
Blume Global is hoping a new product emphasizing its utility as a supply chain planning tool will help it to break out of a crowded field of supply chain visibility providers.
19 May 2020
project44 is ramping up the multi-modal nature of its visibility offering, another signal that shippers are craving single environments that connect all modes and regions.
12 May 2020
OL USA, an NVO led by industry veteran Alan Baer, is using software from Blume Global to provide visibility and disruption recovery capability akin to larger and more well-capitalized competitors.
Hapag-Lloyd tabs Blume for digital drayage help
12 Dec 2019
Hapag-Lloyd has turned to Blume Global, which supplies a range of industry brand names, to help digitally manage its North American door moves.
Glenn Jones, global vice president of the AI-enabled platform Blume Global
17 Oct 2019
Sponsored: JOC LogTech 2019 Panelist Glenn Jones, global vice president of the AI-enabled platform Blume Global, on steps needed to move industry past limited understanding of visibility as just track and trace and his vision for where it can go.
23 Jul 2019
A VIP program to be rolled out by Fenix Marine and Blume Global in Los Angeles this autumn aims to push actionable shipment data and appointment slots for specific containers to BCOs, NVOs, and truckers to reduce truck visit times as well as cut down on multiple handling of containers.
Specialized SaaS visibility supplanting end-to-end approach
11 Jun 2019
Shippers might dream of a single end-to-end visibility system, but providers still specialize in certain areas, so a more realistic approach is figuring out how to stitch deep, but narrow, systems together.
Apollo closes DCLI-Blume deal
16 Apr 2019
Pervinder Johar, CEO of visibility provider Blume Global, says investment from new owner Apollo Funds is “foundational” to the next stage in the company’s growth.
24 Nov 2018
Sponsored: Blume CEO on true digitization within the supply chain, moving past relatively small changes that still require human involvement, to a true evolution of systems. In this interview at the JOC Technology Conference, Johar examines the potential in deep learning and neural networks, use of cognitive decision making and predictive analytics for contract reading, and focusing on the needs of your customer's customer.