Industry Announcements

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  • Hermes, a provider of e-commerce services, announced the availability of BorderGuru, a new service offering for online retailers that makes it as easy to sell and ship products internationally as it is domestically. BorderGuru facilitates shipping from the United States to all destinations worldwide. Shipping from Europe to the United States and China will soon be available. Retailers enjoy easy service integration, hassle-free logistics, simplified dealings with customs, and improved customer experiences. Customers benefit from cost transparency at the time of order, ability to track packages at all times, and home delivery.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Johanson Transportation Service (JTS), a third-party logistics provider, has hired three new staff members to the Midwest division in its Madison, Wis., regional office.

    Danielle Prell, Steve Boyd, and Spencer Shelman were hired as logistics coordinators.

    JTS is a third-party solutions provider, licensed property broker, licensed ocean freight forwarder, and NVOCC. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • O'Neill Logistics has relocated to a new Class-A building in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., after having outgrown its warehouse in La Mirada, Calif. Situated on 16 acres of land, the new building has 30 bay doors, over 22,000 pallet positions, over 20,000 linear feet of garment on hanger (GOH) racking, and is equipped with the latest material handling equipment. Located just 20 minutes away from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, O'Neill Logistics provides U.S. importers with warehousing, fulfillment, distribution, freight forwarding, and trucking services, with specialty shipping to all major retailers as well as direct-to-consumer e-commerce shipping.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • ONL-RBW, a joint venture of O'Neill Logistics and RBW Logistics,has expanded its operations near the Port of Savannah in Georgia to include a 250,000 square-foot building. The facility will serve as the distribution center for IKEA exclusively. ONL-RBW, which already has a 130,000 square-foot distribution center in nearby Pooler, Ga., has tripled its space in the area after 18 months of operation.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Hanson Logistics has opened the doors to an additional 12,000 pallet positions of deep frozen storage, following the completion of Phase IV of the Hanson Logistics Chicago Consolidation Center.

    This 85,000-square-foot expansion brings the facility's overall capacity to 16,500,000 cubic feet, with 48,000 (90-inch high) pallet positions and 50 dock doors. Unlike most refrigerated warehouses used for long-term food storage, the Chicago Consolidation Center is designed from the ground up for efficient and accurate throughput, according to Hanson Logistics.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Forte, a warehouse automation and warehouse execution software (WES) firm, has made two new additions to its team. Steve Hooper joins the team as a senior automation engineer, while Fred Fox has joined Forte as a project manager.

    Hooper is responsible for ensuring that automated material handling systems are successfully planned, designed, implemented, and supported for Forte clients. He brings over 25 years technical experience in his new role and worked most recently at Vargo.

    As project manager, Fred Fox will deliver projects on time, on budget. and on scope. Fox brings 5-plus years of distribution center project management to his role. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • HighJump's TrueCommerce EDI Solutions group now offers integrated warehouse/third-party logistics support with its electronic data interchange (EDI) solution for users of SAP Business One small business management software.

    This solution includes integrated transactions for two key warehouse documents: outbound warehouse shipping order (940), which can be processed automatically from a sales order in SAP Business One, including automatic updating of lot numbers and serial numbers; and inbound warehouse shipping advice (945), which can automatically create a delivery in SAP Business One, including the package details and UCC-128 label details.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Gain Clean Fuel, a brand of U.S. Gain, is partnering with FastFlow CNG, a division of Independence Fuel Systems (IFS), to locate three Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas stations (CNG) in Texas. Two of the Gain stations will be colocated with existing Fast Flow CNG facilities, one along Interstate 20 in Longview, Texas, and the other on Highway 59 in Carthage, Texas. The third Gain Clean Fuel/Fast Flow CNG colocation is under construction along Interstate 45 in Centerville, Texas. It is expected to be open in late June.

    This region of Texas is a major transportation route for the shipping industry and a significant east-west route for carriers hauling commerce between major southern cities.
    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Indiana Limestone Co., a supplier of Indiana limestone, has selected supply chain consulting and IT service firm enVista's enterprise solutions team to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX. Dynamics AX will replace the company's previous financial, order management, production control, warehouse management, and inventory management systems.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Marathon Data Systems, a provider of cloud-based field service management and fleet management solutions, has acquired Foxtrax GPS, a cloud-based fleet tracking technology. The company also announced it is changing its name to WorkWave to reflect its transformation into a solution provider for businesses with significant mobile workforces and to reinforce the tight integration of its cloud-based platforms for marketing, office management, and fleet management.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Logistics Plus Inc. and Lynx Fulfillment have published a case study, "The Benefits of Outsourced Fulfillment, " which provides an example of the warehousing and distribution solutions that they can implement for small and medium businesses looking to sell and fulfill their products in the United States.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, has launched its XM2-RFID UHF mobile computer. With best-in-class RFID read range and accuracy, the XM2-RFID UHF is ergonomically designed to deliver business-critical enterprise features to organizations in multiple industries, including retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and defense.

    The new XM2-RFID UHF weighs only 13 ounces and fits in the palm of the hand.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC) has launched its Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) mobile application to provide users with instant access to this supply chain framework. SCOR provides a model for improving supply chain efficiency, linking business processes, performance metrics, practices, and people skills into a unified structure.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Oxford, U.K.-based Electrocomponents plc, a worldwide engineering products distributor, purchased Amber Road's Trade Automation Export Management solution to expand the sales of its products into every country worldwide. Electrocomponents has been using Amber Road's on-demand restricted party screening since 2011. Electrocomponents, with its RS Components and Allied Electronics brands, has a portfolio of more than 500,000 products and currently serves one million customers in over 80 countries spread across five continents. The expanded solution improves trade efficiencies and reduces error-prone, manual processes by automating its trade compliance operations.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • The UltraBot IE robotic automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) from Integrated Systems Design (ISD) offers goods-to-person delivery of totes, boxes, and cases to high-speed workstations for order picking, consolidation, replenishment, returns, sorting, and work-in-progress in storage and retrieval applications. According to ISD, the UltraBot IE offers more than 99.9-percent accuracy levels and can provide up to an 85-percent improvement in space savings when compared to other systems. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has promoted Donna Andrews to vice president of information technology.

    Andrews has performed all software development functions at Southeastern for the past 32 years. Most recently, Andrews served as director of software development. She holds a degree from the University of South Carolina. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc. broke ground on a $12 million 62,000-square-foot expansion. The expansion is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

    The expansion is a result of tremendous growth that Hytrol has seen in the past few years; it had a record sales year in 2014 and expects to see that number continue to grow. In addition to the building expansion and 100 new parking spaces, a substantial portion of the project is a new paint system that will more than double its current manufacturing capacity. The remainder of the investment will go toward new manufacturing equipment, including brake presses, lasers, and commercial numerical control (CNC) milling machines.

    More information here. (July 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Tiger Cool Express LLC, a temperature-controlled intermodal transporter of produce and food products, has named Cortney Keenan as vice president of marketing for the company.

    Keenan was hired by Tiger Cool Express as a pricing manager in 2013 and was promoted to director of pricing in 2014. In her new position as vice president of marketing, Keenan is responsible for pricing, marketing services, contracts, sales coordination, and operations coordination. These are key areas of development for the company as it expands its position in the field of temperature-controlled intermodal transportation of food products.

    More information here. (June 26, 2015) | permalink
  • Logistics One, a distribution-systems provider offering warehousing, transportation, and brokerage services, will be honored with the Employer of Veterans Award during the New York American Legion's 97th Department Convention, July 17, in Buffalo, N.Y.

    Established in 1969, the Employer of Veterans Award acknowledges private sector employers that are committed to hiring and retaining military veterans. Logistics One was nominated by the Lt. Fred H. Clark American Legion Post 91 in Mechanicville, N.Y., in the medium-sized employer category for companies with 51 to 200 employees. The award may be given in three categories: small, mid-sized, and large employers.

    More information here. (June 26, 2015) | permalink
  • InfinityQS International Inc. has launched a new program, ProFicient Now!, that blends its cloud-based enterprise quality hub, ProFicient on Demand, with training and ongoing services to ensure a successful deployment. ProFicient Now! aims to give manufacturers the knowledge, tools, and guidance needed to realize the benefits of a cloud-based quality management program.

    More information here. (June 26, 2015) | permalink

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