Serving the servers. Fujitsu Technology Solutions Inc. has expanded its relationship with UPS Supply Chain Solutions, which will now serve as Fujitsu's "one source" provider of post-sales services in North America. UPS Supply Chain Solutions will provide central parts distribution, returns management and parts planning services for Fujitsu Primepower servers and other products. A team of UPS Supply Chain Solutions experts using sophisticated parts planning software will provide improved forecasting to optimize inventory levels and increase order fill rates. In addition, UPS call centers will receive emergency orders directly from Fujitsu field technicians, enabling faster response times for their customers.
Greasing the wheels. Lubrication Technologies Inc. (Lube-Tech) has selected HighJump Software's Supply Chain Advantage suite to power manufacturing operations and optimize its multi-channel distribution network. Lube-Tech ships products to more than 35 countries and provides product formulation, testing, manufacturing and packaging services.
You will comply. Printronix Inc., a manufacturer of integrated enterprise printing solutions for the supply chain, has formed a global strategic alliance with Vendor Compliance Federation (VCF) by becoming a sponsor of the organization. VCF is the nation's fastest-growing retail supply chain organization. As part of the agreement, Printronix participated in VCF's conference last November, during which it updated attendees on Wal-Mart's RFID initiative and discussed how they could include RFID in their technology strategic planning. Last fall, Printronix released a Smart Label Developer's Kit to help vendors comply with the RFID smart-labeling requirements of Wal-Mart and other retailers.
Conveying good news. The Ralphs-Pugh Co. has moved to a new 36,000-square-foot facility that houses its offices as well as its manufacturing and warehousing functions. Ralphs-Pugh is a manufacturer of conveyor rollers and components