Industry Announcements

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  • The supply chain consulting and IT services firm enVista will participate in an educational session during Elevate, the annual user conference hosted by HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, held April 19 - 22 in Las Vegas. The session will be presented by Senior Project Manager Jeff Caza as well as a leader with Colony Brands, a shared enVista and HighJump client.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • French toy retailer Picwic has boosted product availability across its store network and improved operating margins with Manhattan Associates Inc. Supply Chain Commerce Solutions.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • Zepol Corp., which provides U.S. import and export data, has published its Annual 2014 U.S. Port Report. This free report contains detailed import data on the top 20 ocean ports in the United States.

    The report can be downloaded here.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • E-commerce, third-party logistics, and food and beverage companies are driving strong demand for New Jersey industrial real estate, according to the industrial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. The East Rutherford-based commercial real estate services firm released its first quarter 2015 market research findings, reporting healthy leasing and rising rents in a market where tenants continue to absorb space deliveries to keep vacancy rates in check.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has fully automated its global priority warranty parts returns service in partnership with third-part logistics provider SEKO Logistics, creating full visibility from preshipment to delivery.

    Priority Parts Returns Request (PRR) is a critical process for Jaguar Land Rover in the early identification and resolution of any functional anomalies. Any such parts need to be returned in a controlled manner to be analyzed as quickly as possible to maximize customer satisfaction and drive down warranty costs.

    The multiyear contract awarded to SEKO Logistics covers shipments from Jaguar Land Rover dealerships in the UK, Europe, the United States and the rest of the world.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • C.H. Robinson and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) have combined to develop research aimed at finding ways to better quantify carbon emissions at the less-than-truckload (LTL) shipment level.

    According to the newly completed white paper, "A New Model for Estimating Carbon Emissions from LTL Shipments," the current methods of calculating carbon emissions can be highly inaccurate and determining emissions for LTL is more challenging than for other types of transportation. The research examined the issue using actual shipment- and route-level data from TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., has hired Brandon Henderson as a business development manager to continue growing the GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) network.

    Henderson will be responsible for developing partnerships with businesses seeking to convert their trucking fleets from operating on diesel fuel to compressed natural gas. His sales territory includes Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Southern Illinois.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, Inc., has hired Mike McLouth as a business development manager to continue growing its GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) network.

    McLouth will be responsible for developing partnerships with businesses seeking to convert their trucking fleets from operating on diesel fuel to CNG. His sales territory includes Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, and Colorado.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • Northern Safety and Industrial, a national distributor of safety and industrial supplies, has deployed software from Manhattan Associates Inc. that provides shipment accuracy to 150,000 customers in 20 locations across the U.S. Since Northern Safety's implementation of the Manhattan SCALE platform, the distributor is achieving 99.5-percent error-free shipping.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • Westfalia Technologies Inc., a provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers, warehouses, and distribution centers since 1992, has received a Warehousing Innovation Award from Beverage World. The inaugural award honors companies that are leading beverage warehouses into the future with exceptional services and products.

    More information here. (April 16, 2015) | permalink
  • Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan bar codes and communicate wirelessly, has announced the launch of its XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer. A handheld RFID reader, the XM2-RFID for Rail offers best-in-class read range and battery life and is the first fully integrated handheld computer to deliver the ability to read Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) RFID tags to the palm of the hand, according to Janam.

    More information here. (April 15, 2015) | permalink
  • Logistics service provider Livingston International will be using CargoSphere's centralized rate management and Rate Mesh solutions.

    More information here. (April 14, 2015) | permalink
  • CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has launched a new weekly less-than-containerload service from New York to Helsinki, Finland, a key hub for consolidations into Northwestern Russia. This direct service option eliminates transshipment costs and delays associated with freight moving via adjacent ports in Northern Europe.

    More information here. (April 14, 2015) | permalink
  • Jeff Gillis, chief financial officer (CFO) of mobile solution provider Barcoding Inc., has received a 2015 Best in Finance: CFO Award from the Baltimore Business Journal. Gillis was recognized for his ability to leverage financial best practices, relationship-building skills, and his strategic vision to drive Barcoding's continued growth and success. The Baltimore Business Journal's Best in Finance: CFO Awards honor the area's top financial professionals for their fiscal leadership, diligent management, and the positive impact they have on their companies and organizations.

    More information here. (April 14, 2015) | permalink
  • HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that British Telecommunications has selected the HighJump warehouse management system to help BT drive further operational efficiency across the end-to-end supply chain operations that support BT Group businesses.

    More information here. (April 14, 2015) | permalink
  • Tiger Cool Express LLC, an intermodal container transporter of produce and food products, announced that Wood Creek Capital Management, LLC has purchased an ownership interest in Tiger Cool Express to support the rapid expansion of its refrigerated container fleet.

    Tiger Cool Express announced in February the acquisition of 200 containers bringing its fleet to 435 containers. With the addition of Wood Creek to its ownership group, Tiger Cool Express expects to acquire an additional 300 refrigerated containers for a targeted 2015 fleet size of 735.

    More information here. (April 14, 2015) | permalink
  • Jamison RFID (a division of Jamison Door Co.), a manufacturer and integrator of RFID portals and communications enclosures, has formed a partnership and solution set with Active Identity, of Fort Myers, Fla. The companies will focus on delivering Smart RFID solutions in areas such as manufacturing, distribution, health care, and office environments.

    For more information, go to www.JamisonRFID.com. (April 13, 2015) | permalink
  • Hanover Logistics has purchased the former Delia's Distribution Center property located at 348/350 Poplar St. in Hanover, Pa.

    More information here. (April 13, 2015) | permalink
  • Regal Beloit is introducing sustainable conveying options with dry-running chain, 90-percent efficient gear reducers, and corrosion-resistant bearings. (April 13, 2015) | permalink
  • FTR's Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for February at 7.4 reflects a softening in capacity utilization due to the hours-of-service suspension and fluctuating diesel prices. FTR expects the TCI to rise into the summer months and beyond, and it could hit double-digit positive readings before 2016 as the industry anticipates another round of regulatory drag. Should the Hours of Service changes that were suspended last year be reinstated in September, the index would move up dramatically.

    Details of the February TCI are found in the April issue of FTR's Trucking Update, published March 31, 2015. The "Notes by the Dashboard Light" comments on slowing economic measures and how they may play out with regard to freight and trucking. Along with the TCI and "Notes by the Dashboard Light," the Trucking Update includes data and analysis on load volumes, the capacity environment, rates, costs, and the truck driver situation. (April 13, 2015) | permalink

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