Power play. DALSA Semiconductor, an international semiconductor and electronics company, has gone live with Adexa's Supply Chain Planner. The solution gives DALSA visibility into its production environment and provides it with the flexibility to improve its customer service. Adexa specializes in integrated supply chain, demand planning and performance management solutions.
Super app. Diamond Comics Distribution, the world's largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise, has selected RedPrairie's Workforce Management solution. The project includes engineered best practices and standards, change management consulting and advanced labor management software.
On track. Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, has selected RadiantWave, which provides asset tracking solutions, to implement a resource tracking system to account for hospital equipment and patients as they move throughout the facility. The system will use the RedPrairie DLx Mobile Resource Solution and Sonitor UltraSonic indoor positioning hardware to provide precise locating information.
G'day, mate. Siemens Ltd.'s Communications Group, a global manufacturer of telecommunications and telephony products, has selected Menlo Worldwide to provide inventory management and customer fulfillment services in Australia. The operations will take place at a new multiclient facility Menlo is opening in Sydney, at which Siemens will be the anchor client.
The hunt is over. The Orvis Co., a retailer of high-end sporting equipment, apparel and home furnishings, has selected Manhattan Associates' Integrated Planning Solutions. Orvis will use the Manhattan software to handle advanced planning and replenishment tasks in its multichannel supply chain.
Going with the flow. Appliance giant Whirlpool has picked Penske Logistics to be its lead logistics provider. Penske will manage Whirlpool's regional supply chain operations.
Pedal to the metal. Gibraltar Industries, a supplier of metal products for the building, vehicle and industrial markets, has expanded its transportation contract with Ryder System. Under the deal, Ryder will provide dedicated contract carriage service for three Gibraltar subsidiaries: Appleton Supply Co., Southeastern Metals Co./SEMCO and DOT Metal Products Inc.
Stay, trailer, stay. Walker Snack Foods, the largest potato chip manufacturer in Great Britain and part of PepsiCo, has installed Castell's Salvo dock system at four DCs. The safety system, in use at a total of 89 loading docks across the four facilities, is designed to prevent trailers from leaving docks unexpectedly.
Tap is on. Delta Faucet Co. has hired JPMorgan Chase Vastera to handle part of its global trade operations. Under the agreement, the trade management company will manage Delta's NAFTA duty minimization and Harmonized Trade Schedule classification programs.
Copy that. Fuji Xerox Australia has selected the HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite to optimize its nationwide distribution operations. Fuji Xerox is Australia's largest provider of printers, multifunction devices, document management software and supplies. The HighJump software will be implemented in seven sites across the country.
All sorted out. Schenker AB, which provides air, sea freight and logistics services, has chosen FKI Logistex to supply a postal sorting system at its distribution center in Stockholm, Sweden. The system will include a high-speed tilt tray sorter featuring several induction units and spiral chutes.
Pharm team. White Systems has signed a long-term agreement with Talyst, a company that provides storage and inventory solutions for hospital pharmacies, that will enable Talyst to offer White Systems' space-saving carousels to its customers. Talyst will provide the inventory software for the alliance. The two companies will also collaborate on the development of new carousels specifically for the pharmacy and other healthcare markets.
Hats off. Dorfman Pacific, a headwear and handbag company, has deployed Symbol's rugged mobile computers and Wi-Fi network infrastructure at its 275,000-squarefoot warehouse in Stockton, Calif. RedLine Solutions served as the systems integrator on the project. The new hardware and systems are expected to streamline Dorfman Pacific's picking, packing and shipping operations.
Seeing the light. GE Consumer and Industrial has contracted with Exel to operate its new national distribution center in Cleveland, Tenn. The 850,000-square-foot facility, which handles GE lighting products, is slated to begin operations in April.