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Longbow Advantage Appoints New CEO, Alex Wakefield

Longbow Advantage, Inc. has announced Alex Wakefield, previously Chief Commercial Officer at Longbow, will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer as outgoing CEO, Gerry Brady, moves into the role of Chief Innovator to drive the continued development, growth, and innovation of the company’s Rebus™ software platform.

 

Brady, the Founder of Longbow Advantage, has served as the company’s CEO since he first founded it in 2002. When asked about the change in leadership, Brady said, “I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished. With all of the recent growth and new opportunities ahead, I am confident Alex is the right person to build on the momentum, and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store.”

 

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May 8, 2018

Del Monte Foods Leverages Technology, like Rebus, to Meet Changing Supply Chain Demands

Del Monte Foods, a customer of Longbow Advantage, has been featured by Boss Magazine to highlight how they have leveraged technology, like Rebus™ Analytics, to evolve their supply chain and stay a top player in the ever changing marketplace.


"The importance of the supply chain has changed so much in the last 35 years," he [Bill Pollard, former VP of Supply Chain at Del Monte Foods] said.  "Think about how it has evolved from a low-visibility role at most companies to now having supply chain executives in the boardroom."


Read the article to see how they have kept up with the changing supply chain demands.


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May 3, 2018

MongoDB Features Longbow Advantage for Use of Database in Revolutionary Technology, Rebus

Longbow Advantage has been featured by MongoDB for its use of MongoDB as the underlying database in their revolutionary supply chain analytics solution, Rebus™. For Rebus, one of the core requirements was the ability to gather, store, and build analytics around a lot of disparate data in close to real time, and MongoDB enabled this with its document model.

 

Additionally, MongoDB is SOC 2 compliant, like Rebus, and follows the same strict requirements around compliance and data management that Longbow Advantage does.  Find out more about why Longbow chose MongoDB and the impressive work they have accomplished to bring Rebus to the forefront at MongoDB.

 

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April 5, 2018

Tim Betz Joins Longbow Advantage to Support Growth of Rebus Analytics Platform

Longbow Advantage, an industry-leading supply chain consulting firm known for their expertise in Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Labor Management System (LMS) integrations, and Rebus™, their next-gen Logistics Analytics platform, has announced Tim Betz has joined their Rebus Analytics team as Vice President of Solutions and Product Management.

Tim brings over 15 years of supply chain technology experience having served a variety of roles both inside leading software organizations as well as directly with clients. For the past 10 years, Tim ran his own consulting firm where he implemented execution software across North America for a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Tim’s new role at Longbow Advantage will leverage his expertise as he works with Rebus customers and the Rebus development team to support the strategic growth and development of Rebus.

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February 27, 2018

Continuing with Momentum: Longbow Advantage adds Don Rigdon as SVP of Services

Longbow Advantage is well known in the supply chain industry for their expertise in Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Labor Management System (LMS) implementations, upgrades, and training. They have been rapidly growing and are continuing to invest in their people and expertise to provide their customers with excellent service.

Don Rigdon, the newest addition to Longbow, joins the team as Senior Vice President of Services bringing over 25 years of industry experience. His strong supply chain background includes time as Vice President of the Worldwide Professional Services Group at HighJump, a partner organization for Longbow, and additional experience managing large-scale supply chain solution implementations with other Tier 1 supply chain providers to many S&P 500 companies.

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October 4, 2017

Longbow Advantage Continues Expansion

Founded in 2002, Longbow Advantage has been a trusted supply chain partner for over 15 years. They are often recognized for their leadership and expertise on JDA® and HighJump® warehouse and labor management system implementations and upgrades. Headquartered in Montreal, they have steadily grown over the years opening additional offices in Toronto and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In early 2016, Longbow Advantage launched a new supply chain analytics solution, Rebus™, which was developed specifically for logistics professionals to provide insights that are difficult to extract from generic BI solutions. The launch of Rebus has spurred a tremendous response from industry leading manufacturers and retailers and is at the center of a new wave of growth.

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August 2, 2017

Longbow Advantage Earns SOC 2 Type I and II Certifications

Longbow Advantage, a supply chain implementation services provider and the creator of Rebus™, a revolutionary Saas-based supply chain analytics platform, has received SOC 2® Certification - Type I and II.

SOC 2 reports on controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. This lets consumers know that their information is secure and available whenever they need it when working with SaaS and cloud-based organizations.

With the growth of Rebus, Longbow Advantage recognized the need to meet these industry security standards. They evaluated their policies and procedures including ongoing monitoring and audits to verify they met the strict demands of SOC 2. At the end of March, they passed their examination and audit performed by Auditwerx.

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April 12, 2017

Rebus Announces Integration with Microsoft Office 365 and Skype

Rebus™, a revolutionary SaaS-based analytics platform for the supply chain, is proud to announce integrations with Microsoft® Office® 365 and Skype™. These enhancements allow customers to collaborate in real-time using their existing office suite of software.

“When we built Rebus, we focused on creating an intuitive software platform that aggregates supply chain data and monitors cross-functional KPIs.” said Gerry Brady, CEO and Founder of Longbow Advantage, the creator of Rebus. “The next logical step was to enable people to share these data visualizations without having to switch between software applications. By adding standard office applications, Office 365 and Skype, directly into the Rebus interface, real-time collaboration within your organization is now possible with the click of a button.”

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January 19, 2017

Longbow Advantage Welcomes Alex Wakefield as Chief Commercial Officer

Longbow Advantage, the leading provider of WMS and LMS consulting services and the developer of Rebus™ Analytics Platform, is pleased to announce Alex Wakefield is joining the company as Chief Commercial Officer.

Alex, who assumed the role on October 24, brings over 20 years of sales and operational leadership to the position and has held executive roles as both a supply chain practitioner and technology provider during his career. Alex brings deep supply chain expertise to Longbow having performed sales and leadership positions within JDA (RedPrairie), McCollister’s Transportation Group, Inc., Oldcastle Architectural Products Group, and IBM as well as having served as a Supply Corps Officer in the US Navy. Most recently, he worked for Model N Inc. as the VP of Sales for the Americas – Life Sciences division where he built and led a team driving $90M in sales.

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November 2, 2016

Longbow Advantage Announces the Launch of Rebus, A Data Visualization Platform For Supply Chain

Leading supply chain implementation services provider Longbow Advantage is pleased to announce the launch of the Rebus Strategic Data Visualization Platform. Longbow will employ a partnership model to distribute Rebus, so service providers can augment their offerings and enable their customers with a robust and cost-effective data-mining, visualization and analytics solution.

Built by supply chain experts for supply chain experts, Rebus gives the user – be it executive, director, or manager – actionable information in order to measure what is happening now in every corner of their operation, unlocking a real-time understanding of their supply chain which is not possible with traditional reporting tools.

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April 5, 2016