Hi ho, Silver. GlobeRanger, a manufacturer of RFID Edge software, mobility platforms, and sensor-based applications, has been certified as an LXE RFID Integration Partner. The latest release of GlobeRanger's iMotion Edgeware platform supports and integrates with LXE's vehicle-mounted RFID readers.
Planted in good soil. B&Q, Britain's largest do-it-yourself garden center retailer, has selected Voxware's VoiceLogistics software for its distribution centers. B&Q will deploy the software on Motorola's MC3090 terminals, initially rolling out the software at its Preston Brook facility.
Better in the 'Burgh. The Pittsburgh International Airport has installed eight baggage identification and sorting arrays supplied by Accu-Sort Systems. The baggage handling system employs Accu-Sort's AXIOM linear laser scanners and AXIOM-X omnidirectional laser scanners. As a result, read rates have improved from below 65 percent to above 90 percent.
H2O to go. Culligan International Co., the water purification firm, has awarded a contract to DSC Logistics to manage Culligan's distribution. DSC will manage and distribute incoming products from China and other Asian sources as well as perform services such as kitting and parts fulfillment for water filters, softeners, and micro-filtration systems. Two DSC facilities in Des Plaines, Ill., and Mira Loma, Calif., will be used for the Culligan products.
Exhaustive work. Psion Teklogix and DNS Technologies are providing a custom mobile computing solution for U.S. Tire & Exhaust, an aftermarket automotive supplier based in Wisconsin. The solution records the delivery and invoicing for U.S. Tire & Exhaust's delivery fleet in real time. To accomplish this, U.S. Tire & Exhaust now uses DNS's MobileLink delivery notification software application operating on Workabout Pro devices from Psion Teklogix at eight warehouses across the nation. U.S. Tire & Exhaust distributes over 100,000 tires and other automotive products each month.
Jump in. Keller Logistics, a third-party logistics service provider based in Defiance, Ohio, is implementing the HighJump Supply Chain Advantage suite from HighJump Software. The software will enable Keller to integrate with its customers' various ERP systems, as well as improve its inventory accuracy, employee efficiency, and supply chain visibility. The solution includes warehouse management and yard management solutions.
Food for thought. Flemington, N.Y.-based Johanna Foods has begun transporting its La Yogurt and Sabor Latino yogurt lines on pallets from CHEP. Johanna has been using CHEP pallets for the transportation of its beverage products for the past two years.
Sweet deal. Ce De Candy Co. has implemented an enterprise mobility solution from Motorola. The new mobile systems will help the candy company comply with the Food and Drug Administration's Food Bioterrorism regulation, which requires all food manufacturers to maintain traceability of products throughout the supply chain.
Does it come in a box? The Container Store, a retailer of storage and organizational products, is expanding its use of Catalyst International's CatalystComplete supply chain software solution. The company is upgrading its warehouse management system to the new version 10 and is implementing Catalyst's slotting optimization, transportation management, and supplier quality solutions. The software will help the Container Store manage its expanding retail network and direct-to-consumer distribution channels.
Start the presses. Minneapolis-based publishing company The Star Tribune has selected HK Systems' Material Tracking and Control Software to manage its free-standing newspaper inserts. The system, designed specifically for the newspaper industry, provides real-time labor task management, space management, and inventory tracking and control of pallet movements from receiving through delivery to inserting machines.
Location, location, location. The Port of Oakland, the nation's fourth-busiest port, has implemented RFID technology from WhereNet to meet security requirements from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The application includes a truck-tagging system at one of the port's most active marine terminals. Many of the drayage trucks serving the port will be equipped with WhereNet active RFID tags to track their movements and the products they haul. The initial rollout includes 1,700 active RFID transmitters.
On a roll. Tootsie Roll Industries, the maker of Tootsie Rolls, Charms, Andes Mints, and Double Bubble, has signed a two-year contract with DSC Logistics for warehouse services. All of these sweet treats and more will be distributed from DSC's Allentown, Pa., logistics center. The facility includes refrigerated storage and a flexible footprint to adapt to Tootsie Roll's seasonal volumes.