New Products and Services
The ergonomic Xtra-400 model electric tug is a new heavy-duty load-moving device from manufacturer Load Mover Inc.
The Megamat RS Vertical Carousel from Kardex Remstar is now available with dual access.
Manhattan Associates' new Mobile Shipment Manager allows users to reroute shipments, execute rush deliveries, and remedy problems from a mobile device. The application is integrated into Manhattan SCALE (Supply Chain Architected for Logistics Execution) and can be accessed by any Windows 8-enabled device.
Blue Sky Network has launched the New SkyRouter mobile application, a fleet management portal for land mobile, aviation, and marine applications.
Murata Machinery USA Inc. recently introduced its new Premex SLX Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) to the North American market. The Premex SLX is designed to handle 40 inch-by-48 inch pallets with a load capacity of 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg) and has a traveling speed of 90 meters per minute.
Murata Machinery's FX Quad Mini-Load Automated Storage and Retrieval System (AS/RS) is now available in North America. With a maximum load capacity of 300 kg and a double-deep storage design, the new mini-load AS/RS can provide high-density storage for cases or totes.
The xTablet T1200 from manufacturer MobileDemand is a rugged tablet PC designed for mobile workers operating in demanding environments such as warehousing, transportation, and distribution. The tablet comes with either the Windows 8 Professional or Windows 7 Professional operating system and is readable in all lights, according to MobileDemand.
Transportation Guru is a new application from LLamasoft Inc. that helps users design and analyze their global transportation networks.
International Business systems (IBS), a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain solutions, has launched a version of its Dynaman warehouse management system (WMS) designed solely for the mid-market. IBS designed Dynaman to provide advanced WMS and manufacturing execution system (MES) features while also making it easy to use, adaptable, and flexible. IBS Dynaman's flexible, rules-based engine controls the movement and storage of materials within a warehouse and processes the associated transactions, including shipping, receiving, put-away, picking, wave management, dock-to-stock and stock-to-dock cycle counting, reporting, and analytics.
Consulting and software company Karma Logistics is offering a new service that prepares three-dimensional models of a warehouse's layout.
Third-party logistics provider Encompass Global Logistics LLC has enhanced its refrigerated services and is now offering a peak season service guarantee to customers exporting to Asia and Australia/New Zealand. The service guarantees space and provides the necessary schedule flexibility to make sure that shippers get their produce to market quickly. Encompass' new reefer service is available at all major U.S.
ChemLogix LLC is offering a new freight brokerage service for the chemical industry.
Westfalia's latest Dual Station Caser provides high-speed case packing suitable for food and beverage manufacturers. The Dual Station Caser can load up to 160 units per minute into a regular slotted case (RSC) or a display case and can handle jugs and bottles ranging from 59 ounces to 128 ounces in size. It also has a compact design and is made of all stainless steel.
American Crane & Equipment Corp.'s Cargo Lift Vacuum Lifters and Manipulators can lift objects weighing a few pounds to several tons. The devices can either be free-standing or attached to a forklift truck.
In reaction to the rapid evolution and proliferation of mobile devices, supply chain software company Manhattan Associates has created Manhattan Mobility Labs.
Intermec Inc. has a new HTML5-capable browser, allowing for the development of web applications that are operating-system agnostic and can run on iOS, Android, and select Intermec rugged mobile computers. The new browser allows programmers to create a single code base that will run on Windows Mobile, Android, and iOS.
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is expanding its Priority Alert and Priority Alert Plus inbound and outbound services to more than 70 countries via www.fedex.com/peaceofmind.
IBM has introduced a new version of its inventory optimization solution - ILOG Inventory and Product Flow Analyst (IPFA).
Created for direct-to-story delivery, the CooLift Delivery System from manufacturer Magline combines a hydraulic lifting truck with an integrated plastic half pallet. Orders are built directly onto a CooLift pallet inside the warehouse, and then loaded into trailers using traditional forklifts with CooLift Pallet Adapters.
Technology and consulting company TZA has released a new version of its cloud-based ProTrack Warehouse Labor Management System.