Transnova global partner, BluJay Solutions, recognised as a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems

Transnova is proud to announce that technology partner, BluJay Solutions, a global innovator in Transportation Management Systems (TMS), has been positioned as a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner's 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.”¹ BluJay achieves the highest and furthest position for its ability to execute and completeness of vision in the Challengers quadrant.

Gartner reviewed vendors based on distinguishing characteristics including the breadth and depth of the TMS solution; usability and adaptability; global go-to-market strategy and offering; partner ecosystem; vision, thought leadership, roadmap and track record; and the ability to support end-to-end business processes through a supply chain execution (SCE) platform.

“Each and every day, BluJay is focused on creating certain economic growth for our customers in the relentless pursuit of excellence. We achieve this by partnering with our customers to innovate continually – driving a disruptive advantage in global trade for each customer,” said Doug Braun, CEO of BluJay Solutions. “We view BluJay’s placement in the Magic Quadrant as a testament to our focus on doing what we do well today, while acknowledging there is more opportunity in front of us as we look to what’s next. We believe the recognition by Gartner is another affirmation of continued progress, combined with 50 new TMS customers last year who continue to benefit from that innovation. Our customers are realising the value of BluJay’s platform and network to gain visibility and velocity, control transportation costs, and better serve their customers.”

With offices in South Africa, Kenya and Rwanda, Transnova is the official distributor for BluJay Solutions in Africa. Transnova has successfully completed over seven TMS Control Tower implementations in the past six years since the company was founded in 2012. “We are pleased to represent BluJay Solutions in Africa and proud to partner with a globally leading TMS innovator that has been ranked accordingly in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for TMS,” said Eric Gower-Winter, CEO of Transnova. “Our partnership with BluJay means that we can offers our clients the full range of BluJay’s solution suite which enables us to deliver on our promise of helping clients to reduce transportation spend, improve services, and gain complete supply chain visibility by optimising their transportation management.” Transnova also offers managed transportation services from its dedicated Logistics as a Service (LaaS) team.

BluJay’s true SaaS Transportation Management technology gives shippers access to integrated supply chain solutions and the largest collaborative Global Trade Network. The single-workflow Transportation Management application enables process automation and collaboration between all trading partners, with visibility and actionable intelligence for inbound and/or outbound freight moves across all modes of transportation around the globe. A true single instance, multi-tenant cloud platform, BluJay’s Transportation Management provides insights to benchmarking, best practices, and innovation so customers can save money and better serve their customers.

“Our customers tell us one of the top reasons they select BluJay is trust in our ability to deliver,” noted Braun. “They are also seeing the value of connecting into a platform that offers relevant add-on solutions such as Parcel, Compliance, Customs, and Mobility. BluJay is challenged by the best customers in the world; we embrace that challenge, as we advance our vision to transform the supply chain into a strategic, competitive asset for companies.”


1. Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems” by Bart De Muynck, March 19, 2018.

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About BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Transforming supply chain logistics with the BluJay Global Trade Network, we enable customers to unlock the power of more than 40,000 universally connected partners. With BluJay, companies can achieve greater trade velocity, transform their supply chain economics for disruptive advantage, and see beyond the horizon to optimize their future in the global economy.

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About Transnova

Transnova is an independent logistics advisory firm that develops innovative transport solutions to help companies achieve new and improved levels of logistics performance. The company was founded in 2012 by a team of supply chain professionals with over 100 years combined experience in the Southern African supply chain and logistics industry. Transnova has partnered with leading local and international technology firms to help clients optimise transport efficiencies, gaining significant cost reductions, enhancing service levels, improving profitability and reducing supply chain risk.

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