A good night. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has honored Schneider National with its 2007 NSF Healthy Sleep Community Award for creating a sleep apnea detection and treatment program for its drivers. The truckload carrier designed the program to raise awareness among its drivers of the potential driving hazards associated with sleep apnea. The company has tested its drivers and identified those at risk of sleep disorders. Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder that disturbs natural sleep and can cause sufferers to fall asleep at times when they need to be alert.
Out of this world. The Supply-Chain Council has given its Technology Supply Chain Management Excellence Award to ClearOrbit, a software vendor specializing in realtime supply chain execution and returns management solutions. The award recognizes ClearOrbit's venture with World Wide Technology to automate vendor relationships for an automotive client. The solution helped the automotive company better connect with more than 1,200 materials suppliers. The award recognizes leadership and innovation in supply chain execution and collaboration.
Auto-matic. General Motors has honored FedEx Global Supply Chain Services with its 2006 Supplier of the Year Award for overall business performance in providing logistics services. FedEx Global, which has received the award for nine consecutive years, has managed the inbound transportation of parts from more than 1,100 suppliers to 27 GM plants since 1995.
Flying high. Boeing has named New Breed Logistics its Supplier of the Year in the Aerospace Support category. New Breed, a third-party logistics service provider, supports Boeing's spare and repair parts programs and provides kitting and side-line delivery services for its client.
.Net gains. RedPrairie has won the Microsoft European Retail Application Developer award for the best store system. Microsoft recognized RedPrairie's BlueCube Enterprise 6.2 software for its innovation and excellence in delivering business value using Microsoft technologies in the retail sector. BlueCube Enterprise is a .Net solution that relies on Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Advanced Server technologies.