Industry Announcements

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  • Label company Avery has issued advice for small and medium-sized businesses looking to be compliant with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling, identifying, and communicating hazardous chemicals.

    Avery's release can be found here. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Freightos, the logistics startup bringing freight shipping online for forwarders and shippers, has opened its first U.S. office, led by Philip Blumenthal, DB Schenker's former manager of the New York region. Freightos already has offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Germany, and the Middle East.

    Freightos' freight rate management technology already powers instant freight quoting at top forwarders, including CEVA Logistics, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and Nippon Express, as well as major shippers, like Sysco and Marks & Spencer.

    More information here. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • NovaTorque Inc. has introduced 2400 rpm versions of its 3hp through 15hp fan models, with rated efficiencies of 93.5 to 95 percent.

    More information here. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • CenterPoint Properties has announced a long-term lease agreement with Tax Air Freight for 10700 Waveland Ave., Franklin Park, Ill., in the O'Hare submarket. Tax Air Freight will lease 55,251 square feet of the 142,447-square-foot facility and is the third of three tenants in the building, bringing the facility's occupancy to 100 percent. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Green America, a green economy organization, has introduced a Center for Sustainability Solutions, which promotes market-based innovations for sustainable supply chains in the energy, agriculture, labor, and finance sectors. The Center is online at (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Dutch lifting equipment rental company Hef & Hijs Nederland BV is contributing to increased uptake in Straightpoint load cells from the Benelux region having switched to the UK manufacturer from an alternative supplier almost four years ago.
    Hef & Hijs Nederland BV is part of Abird Hoisting & Lifting and sources force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing equipment from Straightpoint's Holland distributor, Van Gool. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Symphony Gold, provider of the Gold unified software platform for retail, announced the latest version of GOLD Smart Warehouse Voice Operations, a ready-to-use warehouse voice solution that combines the preconfigured Gold software application with off-the-shelf Android smart devices.

    More information here. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Intelligrated has appointed Jon Tutuncu to the position of senior director, commercial operations and strategy. He is responsible for establishing Intelligrated's commercial operations organization and developing clear objectives and processes to drive sales performance.

    Tutuncu brings over 20 years of commercial operations experience to his new position working to support Intelligrated sales operations with data-driven insights based on performance metrics and productivity analysis to guide strategic planning. Based in Cincinnati, he reports to Chuck Adams, senior vice president and general manager, sales and marketing.

    More information here. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • UTi Worldwide Inc., a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has won Nexteer Automotive's Superior Customer Service Award. Nexteer, a provider of advanced steering and driveline systems, made the award at its recent Annual Supplier Conference.

    UTi received particular recognition for its collaborative and creative approach to problem solving, demonstrated by its response to the U.S. West Coast port labor slowdown. UTi helped to minimize the impact of the labor action on Nexteer's operations, by quickly diverting and re-routing shipments, resulting in no plant shutdowns.

    More information here. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • Overseas Cargo Inc. (ShipOCI), a third-party logistics provider based in South Florida, has introduced a proprietary, web-based supply chain software and service solution, RapidLink.

    RapidLink's technology allows the customer to maintain direct access with the supplier, making all appointments for deliveries online. Through live data, the customer knows exactly where the supplier is and has the advantage of selecting the optimum routes to save time and money. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • IFCO, a global provider of reusable plastic containers (RPCs), has donated 185 containers to Meals on Wheels People for its Meals 4 Kids program. The containers will allow staff to pack and deliver more than 3,000 meals weekly (100,000+ annually) to low-income, nutritionally at-risk children and families in North and Southeast Portland, Ore. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • OnTrac, a regional package delivery company in the United States, is preparing for the 2015 holiday season. With an influx of shipments during the two-month peak holiday season, OnTrac will be increasing jobs to service their customers.
    At many of the facilities throughout the service region, OnTrac is hosting hiring events and facility tours during the month of November. The hiring events allow for applicants to fill out an application on the spot, tour the facility, and interview with management. For the facility tours, the manager of the facility leads a tour and applications are available to be filled out.

    More information here. (November 23, 2015) | permalink
  • With dramatic growth of e-commerce turning today's warehouses into the retail stores of the future, industrial developers like Majestic Realty Co. are moving quickly and strategically to expand and adapt to the needs of retailers across the country.
    While double-digit sales growth of e-commerce has fueled distribution projects in major regional hubs including Dallas/Ft. Worth, the Inland Empire, Chicago, and Atlanta, Majestic Realty is preparing for similar e-commerce center demand in the Denver/Aurora market with the acquisition of 530 acres of land directly adjacent to its existing Majestic Commercenter business park.

    See more here. (November 20, 2015) | permalink
  • Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics (TQL) will establish a new sales office in Grand Rapids, Mich., investing $839,000 and creating 75 new jobs.

    More information here. (November 20, 2015) | permalink
  • UTi, a global supply chain management solutions company, has chosen to implement the Cquential Rapid Deployment warehouse management system at several of its own distribution centres, as well those of its customers, in South Africa, the Philippines, Thailand, and India. The company chose Cquential after a rigorous process to select a solution that was both cost effective and quick to deploy.

    Developed in South Africa by a team of supply chain experts, Cquential was designed as a specialist warehouse management system delivered via the cloud. (November 20, 2015) | permalink
  • Akro-Mils, a North American provider of storage, organization and transport products, has expanded its line of louvered carts with the addition of models with locking doors.

    Available in small (37" L x 18" W x 36" H) and large (49" L x 24" W x 37.5" H) cart sizes, a variety of AkroDrawer configurations, and three metal colors (Textured Charcoal Gray, Textured Putty, Textured Black), Akro-Mils' Locking Louvered Carts are a flexible, mobile workstation. The new locking doors protect 6.5 cubic feet of storage space to secure users' valuable items. The keyed flush handle won't protrude into workspace.

    More information here. (November 20, 2015) | permalink
  • Zebra Technologies Corp., a provider of solutions and services that provide real-time visibility, has introduced its most powerful and advanced vehicle-mount computer, the new Windows 10-ready VC80. Featuring full Microsoft Windows, the VC80 virtually extends any PC-based application to material-handling vehicle operators requiring mobile access to desktop applications that improve productivity.

    More information here. (November 20, 2015) | permalink
  • ModusLink Global Solutions Inc. a global, omnichannel technology and fulfillment provider, has opened a new e-commerce solutions center, located in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. The vision is for the facility, in conjunction with its sister ModusLink facility in Venray, Netherlands, to become an e-commerce hub—attracting partners and other top e-commerce companies to come together in a spirit of collaboration with ModusLink.

    The new Apeldoorn e-commerce solutions center is almost 2,400 square feet and is located at Wapenrustlaan 11. It will house ModusLink's expanded end-to-end e-commerce operations, which include everything clients need to get products to their customers quickly and efficiently.

    More information here. (November 19, 2015) | permalink
  • Two more companies have joined the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA), adding their expertise to the association's mission of expanding the use and value of reusable packaging systems. Midwest Precision Products provides retractable, self-contained cargo restraints for material handling applications. Woodruff Corp. designs and manufactures reusable, returnable, and recyclable corrugated plastic packaging.

    More information here. (November 19, 2015) | permalink
  • ModusLink Corp. is recognizing the tenth anniversary of its solution center in Brno, Czech Republic. In addition, to improve operational efficiency for both its employees and clients, ModusLink is unveiling significant renovations at the location.

    Since opening its doors in 2005, ModusLink's warehouse footprint has grown 327 percent and served as the logistics hub for top brands needing to reach a global customer base. The Brno solution center provides value-added warehousing, distribution, returns management and other critical supply chain capabilities for clients in the consumer packaged goods,medical device and technology industries.

    More information here. (November 19, 2015) | permalink

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