Industry Announcements

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  • SEKO Logistics has appointed Randy Sinker to the newly-created post of Chief Client Solutions Officer in response to the company's growth into increasingly complex global supply chains.

    Based in Chicago, he will work closely with SEKO's Customer Solutions Group teams in Europe and Asia Pacific. His new role includes responsibility for client on-boarding, implementations, account management, and customer service.

    More information here. (August 28, 2015) | permalink
  • Manufacturing remains a driving force of innovation, jobs and prosperity in North America, according to a special report released today by commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield. The study, "Manufacturing in North America," examines the status of manufacturing in the region and explores the opportunities and risks that are likely to shape the sector's future—and inform important real estate decisions.

    More information here. (August 28, 2015) | permalink
  • Landoll Corp. has released a new Model B40AC-HL forklift. This new model is a scaled-down version of the old B55AC-HL High Lift model.

    Built on the smaller B40 chassis, it has a fixed nontilting mast and a tilting/side shifting carriage. The rigid mast mount design prevents mast rocking and sway when handling loads at high elevations, making handling loads at the higher elevations safer and easier for the operators. Eight mast sizes are available from 312 inches (7.92 meters) to 492 inches (12.5 meters). This truck has a basic capacity at 24 inches (600 mm) load center of 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg) to 132 inches (3.35 meters) and a capacity of 1,500 pounds (682 kg.) to maximum lift. With a 48 inch long x 40 inch wide load (1200 mm x 1000 mm) this truck will stack from a 78-inch (1.98 meter) clear aisle.
    (August 28, 2015) | permalink
  • Perfect Pallets Inc. joined the Reusable Packaging Association. The company will join 33 other RPA members exhibiting in the Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO. The Pavilion is a one-stop resource for show attendees to visit suppliers of reusable products and services and attend educational sessions at the RPA's Reusables Learning Center.

    More information here. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Some of Michigan's best supply chain innovators and Michigan's unique assets as an international business hub will be showcased at the inaugural Michigan Supply Chain Innovation Summit on August 30-31, 2015, at The Henry Ford museum and the Henry Ford Event and Conference Center in Dearborn, Mich. Economic catalysts Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Prima Civitas will co-host the event. Details and online registration are at http://www.michigansupplychainsummit.com. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Dicastal North America, the North American division of CiTic Dicastal Co. Ltd. of Qinhuangdao, China, selected viastore systems, to supply and install an automated conveyor solution for the company's new manufacturing facility in Greenville, Mich.

    Dicastal manufactures aluminum alloy wheels and opened their first wheel manufacturing operation in the U.S. and will begin operation in 2016. A viastore automated conveyor solution, comprised of motorized driven roller (MDR) and chain driven live roller conveyor, will handle the automated movement of wheels from casting through machining and painting, to final inspection, before they ship to OEMs such as auto makers and retailers.

    More information here. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • PeopleNet announced the commercial availability of its new ConnectedDriver Mobile Application suite that is designed to improve mobility for drivers when they are away from their vehicles. The ConnectedDriver is available for iOS or Android devices and allows a driver to stay connected with dispatch, trip messaging, and hours of service information—all while away from the truck. To use the mobile app, a driver must be joined to a vehicle operating with a PeopleNet system.

    More information here. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • PeopleNet has introduced its new ConnectedFleet Platform, which is the first platform to forge a comprehensive fleet mobility solution that integrates pure SaaS and mobile technologies with real-time predictive analytics. Through the Platform, fleets will now be able to subscribe to specific data based on their needs and receive it as published in near real-time.

    Products in the ConnectedFleet Platform are interconnected by a fully managed, cloud-based vehicle network, which uses a message-broker design to enable a publish-and-subscribe eco-system for mobile and web-based applications.

    The ConnectedFleet Platform includes the PeopleNet Mobile Gateway and the PeopleNet Mobile Software for Android Operating Systems.

    More information here. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Swap.com, an online consignment retailer, has signed a 361,000-square-foot lease at 850 Veteran's Parkway in Bolingbrook, announced Cushman & Wakefield. The long-term transaction marks the second major expansion for the company since its founding in 2013, accommodating its progress from a start-up operation of 15 employees to a staff of 100 handling an inventory of more than 340,000 items.

    Swap.com offers a selection of pre-owned baby, kid's, maternity, and women's apparel and accessories. Cushman & Wakefield's Jason West, an industrial specialist based in the commercial real estate services Rosemont, Ill., office, assisted Swap.com in securing the real estate for its initial lease as well as this new expansion.

    Located on the north side of I-55 between IL Route 53 and Weber Road, the asset provides 30-foot clear ceilings, ESFR sprinklers, heavy power, 37 exterior loading docks, four drive-in doors, and parking for 224 cars and 321 trailers.

    More information here. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Third-party logistics provider Fraser Direct Distribution has announced that it is moving to a new facility in Milton, Ontario. The 105,000-square-foot facility will be LEED certified and is necessary to accommodate steady growth and improve operational efficiencies.

    More information here. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has promoted Brian Garner to service center manager in Nashville, Tenn.

    Garner has served in a variety of roles with the company, including freight handler, outbound supervisor, and inbound and outbound operations manager. Most recently, Garner served as service center manager in Bowling Green, Ky. (August 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Supply chain solutions provider NFI has added nine new facilities to its real estate portfolio in the first six months of 2015. Totaling 3,587,342 square fee of space, the distribution centers, located across Pennsylvania, Texas, Mississippi, North Carolina, and New Jersey, serve NFI's customers in the retail, home goods, grocery, and automotive industries. The new facilities complement an already diversified portfolio of owned, leased, or operated facilities totaling 25 million square feet of space across North America.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • VARGO, a provider of warehouse execution software, has launched the COFE Partner Program in which it will form alliances with integrated partners, giving them access to COFE, VARGO's software.

    VARGO's Continuous Order Fulfillment Enterprise (COFE) is a warehouse execution system that has changed the way companies such as American Eagle Outfitters Inc., L.L. Bean, and other retailers, e-commerce providers, and wholesalers move goods through their distribution centers.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • Spend Management Experts, an Atlanta-based leading transportation spend management consultancy, has appointed two vice presidents to the executive leadership team. The additions of Brian Broadhurst, vice president of transportation solutions, and Gary Colangelo, vice president of client services, enables Spend Management Experts to better respond to the increased demand for effective supply chain optimization strategies.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • Labelmaster offers the 2016 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). The ERG is a manual to help responders quickly identify the specific or generic classification of the hazardous material or materials that may be involved in an incident.

    The ERG is published every four years by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to meet updated regulations and new products and technology.

    The 2016 ERG is due to be released in the first quarter of 2016. To pre-order the 2016 ERG visit www.Labelmaster.com/ERG or call 800.621.5808.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • A joint venture of Waypoint Property Group and The Lewis Group of Companies has acquired the development rights and Master Developer designation for the remaining 875 acres within Riverside County's Meridian Business Park in Southern California. Phil Lombardo, Chuck Belden and Andrew Starnes of Cushman & Wakefield represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction.

    The joint venture plans to improve an initial 220 acres for commercial development, including logistics facilities.

    See more at: http://www.caryl.com/joint-venture-acquires-development-rights-to-875-acre-southern-california-business-park/. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • Inc. magazine has ranked Launch Logistics at No. 2,317 on its 34th annual "Inc. 500|5000 list," a ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • IBS, a global supply chain software provider, has recently been named 2014 Nordic Rookie Partner of the Year by Qlik, a visual analytics company. The award recognizes IBS' contribution to the Qlik business ecosystem and ability to drive joint business growth through the IBS Analytics solution, a data-discovery platform powered by QlikView that makes data actionable for every user. IBS claimed the award during its first full year as an official Qlik OEM partner.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • Intelligrated Software has made enhancements to a key part of its warehouse execution system software. Enhanced Route Manager offers simplified configuration and scalability, new user interface and experience, and expanded support for multiple operating systems and databases.

    The updated Route Manager is a foundational component of the company's warehouse execution system (WES). It works in tandem with enterprise software systems and machine controls to route products through automated systems, making real-time adjustments to avoid bottlenecks and transport product in the most efficient manner possible.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink
  • IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, will conduct late summer auctions across its online marketplaces from Aug. 26–Aug. 28. The auctions include a broad selection of equipment, including more than 2,200 lots. Featured items from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and across Europe include quality late model, low hour construction equipment, military surplus, dump trucks, track excavators, wheel loaders and much more. Featured seller: Southeastern Equipment Co.

    More information here. (August 25, 2015) | permalink

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