Swiss stakes. TGW-ERMANCO, a company that provides material handling systems and equipment, has presented its Platinum Sales award to Swisslog Logistics. The award recognizes the company's business partners for sales leadership. Swisslog has integrated TGW-ERMANCO material handling products into several recent customer solutions.
The Lowe down. Lowes, the home improvement retailer, has recognized two transport companies for their service. For the fifth consecutive year, it has recognized Horizon Lines as Outstanding Ocean Service Provider. Also recognized was A. Duie Pyle Inc., an LTL carrier operating in the Northeast. The trucking company was given Lowes' Diamond Award for service excellence across a range of transport categories.
Mmm good. Campbell Soup Co. has been named Best in Supply Chain/Distribution by Retail Systems Alert Group. The recognition, part of the Global Retail Achievement Awards handed out recently in Dusseldorf, Germany, honors companies that have adopted innovative technologies to raise standards in the industry. Campbell recently implemented Terra Technology's Real- Time Forecasting solution, which cut its forecasting errors in half.
They do chicken right. The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) has chosen Tyson Foods as its Supplier of the Year. The award is given annually to a food-service supplier based on performance against key service metrics. McCain Foods USA and SCA Tissue North America also were recognized for their efforts as suppliers.
Seeing green. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Crown Equipment Corp. for its waste minimization efforts. Crown, a lift truck manufac turer, earned an Achievement Award from the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities for substantially reducing its hazardous waste emissions by eliminating chromium from paint formulations. Eliminating the chromium allows Crown to reclassify more than 300,000 pounds of waste to non-hazardous. In addition, Crown is using a new type of powder coat paint that has resulted in huge reductions in wastewater.
Cool kudos. The Truck Writers of North America have honored the Deltek hybrid diesel electric technology from Carrier Transicold with their annual Technical Achievement Award. The award, given since 1991, recognizes innovative products that became commercially available during the calendar year. Deltek hybrid diesel electric technology is a radical departure from mechanical refrigeration systems. The new systems use maintenance-free electric compo nents powered by a new high-performance generator to provide climate control for perishable goods.
In sync. IBM has presented LANSA with its Best Industry Optimized Solution award as part of its annual IMB PartnerWorld Beacon Awards competition. The pro gram honors IBM business partners for innovation, cus tomer satisfaction and outstanding achievements in pro viding on-demand business solutions. LANSA was hon ored for its Data Sync Direct system, which allows manu facturers, distributors and retailers to exchange product data between their systems and a certified data pool with the Global Data Synchronization Network.