Industry Announcements

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  • In light of the recent announcement of the Heinz and Kraft merger, INSIGHT Inc., a provider of planning solutions that power supply chain design, is offering advice on how global companies need to rationalize their supply chains when they merge. Insight recommends eliminating overlap to create a robust supply network that meets customer service requirements while boosting bottom line profits.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • SIGN, which designs and manufactures orthopedic implants and instruments, has chosen Rootstock Software's cloud-based manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, which runs on the Salesforce platform, to help provide orthopedic implants to the injured poor throughout the world.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Intelligrated highlighted its customer service and support (CSS) team this week at ProMat 2015 in Chicago.

    The CSS team offered daily seminars covering the critical building blocks of a successful maintenance program and the leading signs a material handling system needs maintenance. The CSS team provides extensive preventive, emergency and resident maintenance services to minimize unplanned downtime and prevent minor issues from escalating into outages.
    Upgrades and modifications provide a cost-effective alternative to complete system replacement by revitalizing equipment and replacing obsolete and worn parts to extend functionality and improve performance.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • GAIN Clean Fuel, a brand of U.S. Gain, is partnering with compressed natural gas (CNG) provider American Fueling Systems (AFS). Through the partnership, GAIN will add dispensing capabilities to AFS‚?? existing CNG site in Atlanta, Georgia, located at 4420 Buford Highway NE. The service will begin in early May, and will be incorporated into GAIN Clean Fuel‚??s North American network of CNG stations. This AFS CNG station has been operational since 2012, and it remains the largest public access CNG station in the state of Georgia.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Rollup door manufacturer DBCI is launching the new 3000 Series door this April. The 3000 was developed for moderate to high wind loads and is immediately available throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    The big advantage of the new 3000 series door will be it's ease of installation, according to DCBI . It features a more forgiving 80-degree wind lock profile that makes for faster intallation into the guides. While testing to ASTME-350 and ANSI/DASMA 108, the 12-foot x 7-foot model met or surpassed design pressures of +28.0/-32.0, making it an ideal fit for most wind load requirements, including many coastal regions.

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  • Jim Caleca has joined the beverage operations group within enVista's Design Build Solutions Practice as director of strategic initiatives. enVista is a supply chain consulting and IT services firm.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • The largest U.S. manufacturer of steel pallet rack west of the Mississippi River, Hannibal Industries, is expanding into the South with a new facility slated to open in Houston, Texas later this year. Between its headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif., and its new facility in Houston, Texas, Hannibal Industries is looking to offer additional value to existing customers and increase its business in the Southern United States.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Sonoco ThermoSafe and RM2 have joined the Reusable Packaging Association. Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco, is a global provider of temperature-assurance packaging for the transport of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and other temperature-sensitive products.

    More informtion here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Dachser, a global logistics services provider, will participate at Transport Logistic, an international exhibition for logistics, mobility, IT, and supply chain management. The family-owned company will be presenting the recent expansion of its international network, custom-tailored multichannel solutions, as well as new service offerings and IT services.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Dachser, one of Europe's leading logistics providers, has changed its legal form to Societas Europaea (SE). Dachser is not planning an initial public offering (IPO).

    Dachser GmbH & Co. KG has transferred its major business fields Road Logistics (including the European Logistics and Food Logistics Business Lines) and Air & Sea Logistics to the 100 percent-owned subsidiary Dachser SE. Dachser GmbH & Co. KG itself will operate as a holding company called Dachser Group SE & Co. KG.

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  • Logistics service provider Dachser has renewed and enhanced its corporate IT certification in accordance to the ISO 27001 regulations, which ensures customer data security.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Yale Materials Handling Corp. has been named a 2014 GOOD DESIGN award winner by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for its NR/NDR-EB narrow aisle reach truck series. Meticulously designed, the series includes advanced technology and features, making it an extremely versatile, operator friendly and efficient solution.
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  • The forklift company Raymond Corp. has appointed Michael Field as chief executive officer and Tim Combs as president of sales and marketing at Raymond ‚?? both effective April 1. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • FusionOps, a provider of cloud applications for supply chain analytics, announced support for Oracle¬ģ Enterprise Business Suite. Using FusionOps' cloud application, Oracle EBS customers can now increase the performance of their supply chain by leveraging their transactional data in their Oracle ERP. FusionOps analytics delivers unprecedented visibility into this data through interactive analytics, dashboards, and reports.

    More information here. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Burris Logistics, a provider of customized retail distribution services, specializing in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, has renewed a supply agreement with The Fresh Market Inc., a specialty grocery retailer with revenues of over $1.7 billion and stores in 27 states across the U.S. (March 27, 2015) | permalink
  • Yale Materials Handling Corp. will be adding a Global Positioning System (GPS) feature to its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. The GPS enhancement adds a heightened layer of monitoring to track lift truck fleet movement and impact locations, providing actionable real-time data to help optimize materials handling operations.

    This new feature tracks the operation and location of a customer's lift trucks, allowing warehouse and distribution managers to monitor operations as they happen and make changes or take action as needed. The GPS data extracted from lift truck routes can also provide insights about high-risk collision areas and route efficiency to influence informed decisions about facility layout and high traffic areas.

    More information here. (March 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Redline Detection LLC, manufacturer of diagnostic leak detection equipment, has appointed Blake Nadolny to director of operations. In this position, Nadolny will oversee Redline Detection's manufacturing and plant operations, using lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement processes such as Kaizan and Statistical Process Control.

    More information here. (March 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Infinilux, an LED lighting company, has selected Rootstock's cloud ERP to improve its quality process, maintain better communications with customers, and get product built and shipped faster.

    More information here. (March 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Automated Packaging Systems has introduced a new and advanced bag packaging system, the Autobag 850S Mail Order Fulfillment Bagger.

    More information here. (March 26, 2015) | permalink
  • FTR's Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for January rose to a positive 2.6 reading, reflecting a one-month reaction to fuel price reductions and adjustment for reversal of the 2013 Hours of Service changes. The SCI will fall back into neutral territory and deteriorate as the year progresses, impacted by building regulatory drag, continued freight growth, and upward fuel pricing that could be substantial by mid-year. (March 26, 2015) | permalink

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