Seay it is so. SeayCo Integrators Inc., a systems integration company based in Conyers, Ga., has implemented a new Conveyco automated conveyor system at the McLane Co.'s DC in Rocky Mount, N.C. SeayCo also provided the software and controls for the conveyors. This is the fourth collaborative system SeayCo and Conveyco have installed for McLane, which also uses the systems at facilities in Mississippi, Texas and Illinois.
The cold hard facts. Orefield Cold Storage (OCS Logistics) has selected RedPrairie software to manage its climate-controlled warehouses and its labor force. OCS Logistics will soon implement RedPrairie's DLx Warehouse Management Solution and DLx Labor for Workforce Performance Management software to optimize its operations. OCS currently operates some 12.8 million cubic feet of frozen, refrigerated and dry-goods storage space and is planning a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its facility in Allentown, Pa., later this year.
In another deal, American Roland Food Corp. plans to install RedPrairie's DLx WMS and DLx Labor, as well as DLx Transportation software to manage inventory, transportation and personnel at a new food distribution center in New Jersey.
Gaining Lever-age. Unilever has contracted with IBM for procurement services. Under the five-year agreement, IBM will transform and manage strategic sourcing and procurement operations of indirect materials and services for Unilever's North American operations. IBM will work with Unilever to reduce costs, optimize procurement processes and deploy analytical tools and process methodologies.
Merv-a-lous choice. The Mervyns department store chain has chosen AL Systems to upgrade its supply chain order fulfillment systems at DCs in Fremont and Ontario, Calif. AL Systems will provide Mervyns with the latest version of its DynaPack paperless picking and packing solution, as well as software and services to interface with a new warehouse management system provided by Manhattan Associates.
The eyes have it. MODO Eyewear, a company that designs high-end eyewear sold through optical boutiques and nationwide retail chains, has selected DHL as its exclusive contract logistics provider. DHL will support the entire MODO supply chain, including importation of finished goods, inventory management, warehousing, picking and packing, labeling, track and trace, returns management, and next-day delivery.
Comes with a lot of baggage. FKI Logistex has been awarded a $40 million contract for a baggage handling system at Terminal 2 of the new Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China. The system, scheduled for completion next year, will consist of three tilt-tray sorters and an early bag storage area that routes bags to a special carousel for holding. The entire system is designed to meet the baggage needs of the 22 million passengers expected through the facility by 2010.
Raise a glass. Heineken USA has renewed a distribution agreement with the Satellite Logistics Group of Companies, a beverage logistics specialist based in Houston. The contract, which runs through 2008, will provide full product distribution of Heineken beer brands from four warehouses to several regions of the country. As part of the deal, Heineken will have access to new online visibility tools to view inventories and shipping status from anywhere in the world.
No continental divide here. Oakland, Calif.-based APL Logistics has joined with Christian Salvesen, a European logistics company, in a joint venture to provide supply chain management capabilities and a strong presence in land-based logistics. The yet-to-be-named partnership will rely on APL's intercontinental reach and Christian Salvesen's comprehensive European network.
Building on what they had. Building materials supplier Owens Corning has installed Provia Software's ViaWare Warehouse Management Solution at six sites in Texas, California, Quebec, South Carolina and Ohio. This brings the total number of Owens Corning facilities using the Provia software to 33 sites in eight countries.
No more paper chase. Paper products company Kimberly-Clark Europe has renewed its long-term contract with Schneider Logistics for hosted transportation management services. Kimberly-Clark's Shared Service Center in Brighton, UK, which controls logistics operations throughout Europe, uses Schneider's SUMITC transportation management solution to provide centralized control, visibility, execution and management of Kimberly-Clark's transportation activities.
More Lynx in the chain. UPS has acquired LYNX Express, one of the largest independent parcel carriers in the United Kingdom. The $96.5 million deal will further strengthen UPS's package delivery capabilities in Great Britain.