Performs well under fire. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin's new 30,000-square-foot Materials Center in Orlando, Fla., has just gone live with a three-aisle automated mini-load storage and retrieval system from viastore systems. The storage system holds 5,900 trays of materials and supports the manufacturing of fire control products made at its Missiles and Fire Control facility next door.
Sounds like a deal. LXE announces that its new HX2 wearable mobile computer will support Voxware's VoiceXML browser, VoxBrowser. Previously LXE had certified VoxBrowser to operate on LXE's HX1 dedicated voice terminal and MX7 scanning/voice handheld computer.
Seeing the light. Circuit City is installing the SwiftPIC pickto-light solution from Working Machines Inc. in two of its distribution centers, with plans to roll out the systems to other facilities within the year. Circuit City aims to increase accuracy and productivity with the new technology.
Tag teaming. Supply chain software provider RedPrairie has teamed up with facility design and integration firm Babush Material Handling Systems to supply high-speed RFID labeling and RFID operational solutions. The two companies have also established a joint RFID Technology Center in Milwaukee, Wis., where working RFID automation components have been installed to test and support RFID business processes for their customers.
Making the call. Cellect Solutions has chosen DHL for its express shipping business. Cellect Solutions, based in Overland Park, Kan., provides warranty return services for regional cellular service providers.
Hitting the road. Psion Teklogix and Datatrac Corp. have signed a co-marketing agreement that will enable both companies to provide advanced mobile computing options to the trucking, courier, freight forwarding and shipping industries. Psion Teklogix makes mobile computing, wireless data collection, imaging and RFID products, while Datatrac is a software developer and wireless communications solutions provider.
One-coat coverage. Dunn-Edwards Paints has inked a multi-year deal with Ryder for full-service lease and maintenance services. The agreement calls for the lease of a combined transportation fleet of more than 140 tractors, trailers, stake beds and pickups to support the outbound transportation of paint products from three distribution centers in the Southwest to more than 80 retail locations.
To air is divine. Jervis B. Webb has been awarded a $2.6 million contract to install an in-line Explosive Detection System and baggage screening system at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. The project is scheduled to be completed early in 2007.
Thinking big. Penske Logistics and ABX Logistics have teamed up to provide integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions to multinational corporations. Under the strategic alliance, Penske will provide supply chain execution solutions, while ABX will offer its freight forwarding services.
Power lineup. RT Systems will provide a Sequence Verification System for a new General Motors sequencing center in Fort Wayne, Ind. The system will help deliver 30 commodities on a just-in-time basis to a nearby assembly plant that manufactures Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra models.
Big score. Under Armour, a supplier of branded sports apparel and equipment, has chosen the DynaPack pack-tolight system from AL Systems for its distribution center. The 600-light system will be used to direct workers in picking and packing products for large retail clients, such as The Sports Authority, Dick's, Academy and Modell's.
Net results. NETGEAR, a supplier of wireless networking equipment, has selected APL Logistics to provide it with an RFID tagging solution. APL will affix RFID tags to cases of NETGEAR products bound for Best Buy stores in the United States.
This calls for a toast. SeayCo Integrators of Atlanta and Conveyco Technologies of Bristol, Conn., have completed systems installation at Alaska Distributors Co.'s new warehouse in Kent, Wash. Alaska is a wholesale distributor and broker of wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages across the Northwest. Included in the installation was SeayCo's Load-IT warehouse management system and Say- IT, SeayCo's pick-to-voice software system, which uses Vocollect hardware.
Good betts. Thomas & Betts, a Canadian supplier of electrical components, recently installed a voice-based logistics solution from INTHER Integrated Systems at its distribution center in Bromont, Quebec. Since going live with the new voice technology, picking productivity has improved by more than 15 percent. The system is now being expanded to receiving and replenishment tasks.