Not-so-frosty reception. Intermec is the recipient of the 2006 Frost Sullivan Supply Chain Management Enabling Technology of the Year Award. Intermec received the award for its Intellibeam EL10 bar-code scan engine, which uses MEMS-based technology. MEMS, or micro-electromechanical system technology, provides faster scanning and better recognition than earlier laser scanning technologies.
Keeping their cool. Thermo King Corp. has honored one of its dealers, Thermo King Northwest in Portland, Ore., with its President's Quality Award. The award recognizes a dealer that shows leadership and exceptional performance in customer service and sales. Thermo King makes refrigerator and freezer units for trailers, railcars and shipboard containers.
Apple of their eye. A. Duie Pyle, a logistics company serving the Northeast, has received three awards from Appleton Papers. Appleton, a Wisconsin-based paper and packaging product manufacturer, honored A. Duie Pyle for its truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) services. It also recognized Pyle's LTL operation for 10 consecutive years of participation in Appleton's Eagle Club Award program, which honors carriers that meet or exceed goals across a range of categories.
Lowe's knows. Home improvement retailer Lowe's has recognized Schneider National for its outstanding transportation services. Honored as an Outstanding Distribution Center Inbound Van Carrier, Schneider received kudos for high-quality service transporting Lowe's products from their point of origin or manufacture to the retailer's 11 DCs throughout the United States. This is the third consecutive year that Schneider has received this award.
By land and sea. SEKO was among the 44 carriers recognized by Owens Corning with its Transportation Systems Excellence Award. SEKO was honored for its consistently high levels of quality in providing air and ocean export forwarding, import management and customs brokerage services. Owens Corning's transportation network includes nearly 350 transportation service providers.
Driven to excel. General Motors has honored two of its logistics suppliers with its Supplier of the Year award. Ryder System was recognized for its overall business performance in providing GM with parts and services. GM bestowed Global Supplier of the Year honors on APL Logistics for excellence in international logistics. APL has worked with General Motors for 20 years, providing inbound logistics management and ocean freight transportation services.
Racking up the honors. Racking specialist Steel King Industries has designated Riekes Material Handling as its Most Valuable Distributor during 2005. Riekes earned the honor by increasing sales volume by 249 percent, including the completion of 154 orders for 16 different Steel King products.
Always high service levels. Wal-Mart has honored Conway Freight as Carrier of the Year for its less-than-truckload service to the retailer's stores and DCs. Con-way Freight was also honored with Wal-Mart's Excellence in Servant Leadership award for working with Wal-Mart to deliver supplies to areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Making waves. The United Seamen's Service is presenting its 2006 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award to Paul F. Richardson, a container shipping pioneer and current president of Paul F. Richardson Associates. Richardson, who previously served as president and vice chairman of Sea- Land, is being recognized for his contributions to containerization, management and labor. Also being honored with the Admiral of the Ocean Sea award this year is Colin Veitch, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, who is being saluted for his company's efforts to promote ocean passenger service to U.S. ports.
Star turn. For the second consecutive year, DHL Same Day has received the Vendor of the Year award from theatrical film print distributor Technicolor Cinema Distribution. DHL Same Day was recognized for stellar performance, continuous improvement and outstanding delivery services throughout 2005.
Ridin' high. Transportation and supply chain solutions provider Ryder System Inc. has presented its 2005 Ryder Carrier Quality Award to carriers in 15 categories. The honorees include New England Motor Freight (LTL Northeast Regional), PJAX Freight System (LTL Midwest Regional), Southeastern Freight Lines (LTL Southern Regional), Con- Way Western Express (LTL Western Regional), Roadway Express (LTL National), Estes Express Lines (LTL Super- Regional), EXEL Global Logistics Inc. (International Air Commerce), Hanjin Shipping (International Maritime Commerce), Pilot Air Freight (North American Forwarder), Trans Provincial Freight Carrier Ltd. (Canadian LTL Regional), TST Overland Express (Canadian LTL National), Contract Freighters Inc. (Truckload Dry Van National), Empire Truck Lines Inc. (Truckload Dry Van Regional), Riley Whittle Inc. (Truckload Specialized Equipment/Temperature Control) and Triple Crown Services (Intermodal).