McLane gets its black belt. Intelligrated, a company that supplies conveyor systems and integrated distribution design services, will provide a conveyor solution for a McLane Co. distribution center in Arizona. McLane is a leading grocery and food service distributor headquartered in Temple, Texas.
An efficient food chain. American Roland Foods Corp., an importer and distributor of specialty foods, has chosen RedPrairie solutions to maximize supply chain efficiency. American Roland will install RedPrairie's DLx Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), DLx Transportation and DLx Labor software packages. RedPrairie will also be providing its WMS to El Palacio, a high-end retailer based in Mexico City.
Hear here. Symbol Technologies has named Voxware, a company that specializes in voice technology, as a PartnerSelect Premier Independent Software Vendor. The designation allows the two companies to collaborate on various initiatives, including joint marketing. Voxware's VoiceXMLBrowser has also been validated as a voice-enabling technology for Symbol's MC9000 series of mobile computers.
Rohming charges. Rohm and Haas, a Philadelphia- based company that provides specialty materials for the personal care, grocery, electronics and construction industries, will implement SmartOps' Multistage Inventory Planning and Optimization (MIPO) solution. The MIPO software will be a part of Rohm and Haas's global supply chain performance improvement initiative and will help the company enhance customer service while optimizing inventory.
Racking up points. DAK Equipment and Engineering, an Elmhurst, Ill.-based company that designs, supplies and installs racking systems, has been named a Premier Dealer by Steel King Industries. DAK will now offer Steel King's SK2000 closed-tubular product line and provide a 24-hour quick-ship program for other Steel King dealers. In return, Steel King will provide training, marketing and other specialized programs to DAK.
Where it's at. PierPASS Inc., a not-for-profit company created by marine operators at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, will equip up to 10,000 drayage trucks serving the two ports with WhereNet active RFID tags. The tags will increase security by assuring that only identifiable vehicles are allowed access to certain areas. It will also enhance the security of check-in and check-out procedures on round-trip moves between the marine terminals and intermodal terminals.
Sea for yourself. Marine Terminals Corp. (MTC) will extend its use of the SaviTrak real-time supply chain information services from Savi Technology to MTC's ports. MTC operates 26 terminals at 13 U.S. West Coast ports. Savi provides RFID- enhanced information services for global container shipments. In another deal, Savi will provide SaviTrak to client shipping lines using Trans Pacific Container Service Corp. ports in Los Angeles, Oakland and Jacksonville, Fla.
On the firing line. viastore systems will provide Lockheed Martin (LM) with an automated storage system at a materials warehouse being built adjacent to LM's Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla. The automated storage and retrieval system will feature three viaspeed S/R machines that will have access to 5,700 trays of products. viastore will also provide a tray-handling conveyor system and controls.
Sweet deal. Nestle USA has selected Tom Zosel Associates (TZA), a consulting firm specializing in distribution, to support its logistics and associated storage operations. TZA, based in Long Grove, Ill., will examine Nestle's operations to identify hidden costs and opportunities to improve service and accuracy.
New port of call. P&O Ports North America has reached
an agreement with the Tampa Port Authority to operate terminals at the Port of Tampa for general and refrigerated
cargo. Additionally, P&O will operate the recently completed Hooker's Point Container Terminal with the long-term
goal of increasing container handling at the port.
That vision thing. Jesta I.S., which provides software solutions for the soft goods and specialty markets, announces two new deals. PUMA North America, the shoe and sportswear provider, will implement Jesta's Vision Sourcing & Demand Management, Vision SalesLink and Vision Analytics solutions. In addition, Too Brands, a young girls' apparel retailer that operates under the Limited Too and Justice store names, will be installing Jesta's software. Too Brands will use Jesta's Vision Merchandising and Vision SCM to provide inventory and supply chain visibility.
Riding the rails. RailCrewXpress, a transporter of train crews for America's railways, has selected a joint mobile computing solution from Psion Teklogix, MobileDataforce and Wireless Matrix for its fleet of transport vehicles in the United States. The new system enables RailCrewXpress to record the location and transportation activity of vehicles in the company's fleet in real time.