Industry Announcements

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  • Avianca Cargo, a business unit of Avianca Holdings S.A., has selected Descartes Cargo 2000, a cloud-based service that provides reporting and analytics to help meet the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Cargo 2000 standards. This solution expansion adds to Avianca Cargo's use of Descartes' air cargo connectivity and messaging services. Descartes is a fully-certified member of IATA's Cargo 2000 program and has supported the initiative since 1998. Avianca Cargo also uses the Descartes Global Air Messaging Gateway solution to standardize connectivity to trading partners.

    More information here. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Crown Equipment Corp., one of the world's largest material handling companies, is opening a new Crown Lift Trucks facility to support customers in Northeast Ohio and the surrounding area.

    The facility at 1520 Corporate Woods Parkway, Suite 200 in Green, Ohio, located midway between Akron and Canton, will open later this summer and provide customers with a complete selection of Crown forklifts, warehouse solutions equipment, and design services, the Integrity Parts and Service System, and Demonstrated Performance training.

    The new Crown Lift Trucks location in Green will feature a complete parts inventory, a full-service maintenance department, battery and charger service, rental fleets, and forklift remanufacturing.

    More information here. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • LoadDelivered, a third-party logistics (3PL) company, was selected by Crain's Chicago Business, the premier source of business news, as the eighth fastest growing company in Chicago.

    LoadDelivered was founded in 2008 and has built a reputation for reliable and innovative transportation solutions in the food and beverage sector. They have achieved 1,381-percent growth since 2010 and this is their second consecutive year on Crain's Fast Fifty list.

    More information here. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Southeastern Freight Lines, the provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has promoted Kim Shore to regional vice president of operations for the company's Region II territory, covering facilities located in in North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and eastern Tennessee.

    With more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, Shore has served in various roles for Southeastern, including front line supervisor, office manager, and operations manager. Most recently, Shore served as service center manager in Charlotte, N.C.
    (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Westfalia Technologies Inc., a provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers, warehouses, and distribution centers, has hired Jose Ferreyra as quality assurance manager. Ferreyra has more than 15 years of experience. In his new role, he will troubleshoot system issues, assist in the development of systems designs, specifications, and costing; and manage projects and job sites as needed. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • ORBIS Corp. introduced its new 30 inch by 16 inch BulkTote. It is the first of its size to offer fork truck entry on all sides for easier handling and versatile line-side delivery.

    The new offering will reduce nearly half of assembly line-side space, while delivering the same amount of product to the line or doubling the amount of SKUs in the previous 32 inch by 30 inch line-side footprint.

    Designed to hold up to 500 pounds, the BulkTote replaces wire baskets, steel tubs, or wood/corrugated packaging with a full reusable handling solution.

    More information here. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, honored The Raymond Corp. with both an Excellence in Practice Award and Citation for its Course Manager Training and Development Program.

    ATD's Excellence in Practice Awards program recognizes organizations for results achieved through the use of practices and solutions from the entire scope of talent development. Awards are presented to organizations with proven practices that have delivered measurable business results in achieving organizational goals. Citations are presented to organizations with promising practices that have shown they will demonstrate measurable results.

    More information here. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Hermes, a provider of end-to-end e-commerce services for fashion and lifestyle brands, has strengthened its Asia operations by opening a branch office in Shanghai. Hermes Transport Logistics (HTL) Greater China now offers turnkey supply chain solutions and sea and airfreight transportation. HTL Greater China, which will provide value-added services in expanding e-commerce, will market to Chinese retailing clients requiring logistics solutions for their distance selling or looking to procure goods. HTL will draw on both its own portfolio of products and services and the retail-related offerings of other Hermes companies.

    More information here. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Exel, the North American leader in contract logistics and a Deutsche Post DHL Group company, has been positioned by Gartner Inc., a research and advisory firm, as a "leader" in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, North America report.

    This Magic Quadrant evaluates third-party logistics (3PL) providers in North America. Exel was one of 19 companies that met Gartner's criteria based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. North American 3PL providers are then positioned in one of four quadrants within the market: niche players, visionaries, challengers, or leaders.

    More information here. (June 2, 2015) | permalink
  • Paragon Software Systems has introduced a mobile proof of delivery and fulfillment system. fleXipod provides real-time information on the status of deliveries; captures essential delivery recipient information, including a signature for proof of delivery; and provides user tracking via GPS, enhancing visibility of the delivery operation in real-time. The cloud-based solution improves customer service, speeds up invoicing, minimizes disputes, reduces paperwork, and can be configured to force driver compliance to regulations and transportation plans. fleXipod enables users to create, manage, deploy, and utilize fully configurable data capture forms allowing users to change the driver "workflow" to meet a variety of business requirements.

    More information here. (June 1, 2015) | permalink
  • The new KNIPEX Pliers Wrench Mini pairs the versatility of a wrench with the functionality of a pair of pliers together in one sleek 5-inch tool. Gripping, holding, pressing and bending are all made easy with a product that fits in a pocket. The all-in-one Pliers Wrench Mini eliminates the need for SAE or metric wrenches.

    The tool's small size make it the right choice for plant maintenance, automotive, hydraulic piping, utility companies, food and bottling industries and countless other industrial and residential applications. More specifically, the Pliers Wrench Mini works great with pipe constructions, pneumatic-sensitive union joints, and precision mechanics with ultra-fine union joints. (May 29, 2015) | permalink
  • Delta-Q Technologies announced that the company's QuiQTM 1500 Industrial Battery Charger has begun full-scale production.

    The QuiQ 1500 is a higher-power, 1500-watt addition to the popular QuiQ Series of industrial battery chargers. The new charger is available in 48- and 72-volt models and allows users to charge up to 30 percent faster than with the QuiQ 1000, as well as charge machines equipped with higher capacity battery packs. The QuiQ 1500 matches the exact dimensions and mounting configuration of the existing QuiQ, and is approved for on- or off-board vehicle applications.

    Applications for the QuiQ 1500 Charger include specialty golf vehicles, utility vehicles, low-speed electric vehicles (including neighborhood electric vehicles), and boom lifts.

    More information here. (May 29, 2015) | permalink
  • FTR's Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for March showed a sharp decline from February to a -4.9 reading. The SCI will continue to fall further into negative territory now that any bump from soft market conditions created by temporary cessation of regulatory drag and fuel cost reductions are evaporating. Barring a recession, the SCI will settle into a high single digit negative reading through the balance of the year. (May 28, 2015) | permalink
  • Intelligrated announces its lineup for CeMAT South America, June 30–July 3 at Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. At booth #H08 in the show floor's designated pick and pack sector, Intelligrated will showcase a demonstration of its GoKart mobile order picking technology and highlight automation solutions that deliver the speed and accuracy to keep retail and e-commerce fulfillment operations running at peak efficiency.

    Intelligrated supports Central and South America with system design, implementation, and lifecycle support services. The company recently moved its Sao Paulo-based regional headquarters to a larger space and expanded local sales and support staff.

    More information here. (May 28, 2015) | permalink
  • Conveyor Solutions has been awarded the 2015 MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Status from MHEDA.

    More information here. (May 28, 2015) | permalink
  • Conveyor Solutions President Scott Lee opened MHEDA's 60th Annual Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase with a presentation on "Culture that Rocks". (May 28, 2015) | permalink
  • AMETEK Prestolite Power, an industrial battery charging and fleet management solution provider, has successfully met the strict requirements conforming to ISO 9001:2008, a set of worldwide-accepted standards for quality established by the International Organization of Standardization.

    More information here. (May 28, 2015) | permalink
  • IronPlanet, an online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, announced that Gord McDougall has joined its Canadian executive team as managing director, Canada, Cat Auction Services. A leader in the used heavy equipment industry, McDougall will help expand IronPlanet's reach in Canada and continue to build momentum for its Cat Auction Services marketplace.

    McDougall is responsible for managing and growing IronPlanet's Cat Auction Services business, as well as leveraging its IronPlanet and TruckPlanet marketplaces across Canada.

    More information here. (May 28, 2015) | permalink
  • Hermes, a provider of e-commerce services for fashion and lifestyle brands, announced that Hermes-OTTO International launched ASTRA Supply Chain Services Ltd., a new service unit for auditing and quality control as well as IT-based supply chain solutions. Through ASTRA, H-OI seeks to provide its extensive auditing expertise to clients, particularly in the textile sector. As an auditing company, ASTRA is accredited by WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), an independent, objective, nonprofit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.

    More information here. (May 28, 2015) | permalink
  • SSI Schaefer has appointed Andy Williams to the position of executive sales manager-automated systems division (ASD). Williams holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from the University of Georgia and is also an active member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and MHI. (May 27, 2015) | permalink

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