Labor alignment. Drugstore chain Duane Reade has announced that it will implement RedPrairie's Workforce Management application. The software solution provides optimized forecasting/scheduling and time and attendance modules, which will help Duane Reade align its employee scheduling with customer traffic. Duane Reade operates 241 drug stores in the New York metropolitan area.
Making a connection. Kewill has announced a partnership to jointly resell, develop, and market its Clippership shipping software to select customers of Eastern Connection. Eastern Connection is a regional express parcel carrier based in Woburn, Mass.
Club hop. JDA Software's Advanced Store Replenishment and Marketplace Replenish solutions supported a successful collaborative initiative between BJ's Wholesale and vitamin supplier Pharmavite. JDA says the collaboration resulted in a 23.8-percent increase in comparative club sales, a 31.7-percent decrease in club inventory, and a 42-percent boost in inventory turns.
Earth friendly. The Traylor Group has landed a national contract with Ozburn-Hessey (OH) Logistics to be the company's recommended provider of recycling equipment and services. Traylor has been working with OH Logistics on recycling efforts for the past two years in its North American distribution facilities. The contract calls for Traylor to provide balers that will process OH Logistics' paper waste. The company will also pick up and recycle corrugated materials and stretch film at OH Logistics facilities.
Tiring work. RT Systems is installing its RT Locator warehouse management system (WMS) at Summit Tire's distribution facility in Brockton, Mass. The new WMS will enable Summit to accurately track the flow of thousands of tires within the Brockton facility, from receiving through shipping.
Coffee or tea. Mother Parkers, a supplier of coffees and teas, has implemented new scheduling software from Supply Chain Consultants. The installation at the company's Fort Worth, Texas, facility is designed to improve customer service and reduce overtime.
Eggs-actly right. Newegg.com, an online retailer of computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, and communications products, has implemented an automated order fulfillment system from Dematic at its new DC in Edison, N.J. The system includes Dematic's C-L Series package conveyors, a pick-to-light system, sortation equipment, and system management software to control, manage, and monitor the new equipment.
Go fetch. Zappos.com plans to install a Kiva Mobile Fulfillment System at its distribution center in Shepherdville, Ky. The installation will include Kiva's ItemFetch split-case picking system and OrderFetch shipping sorter. The system will be used to store, move, and sort shoes, apparel, and accessories.
The cold facts. Motek is providing warehouse management systems to SCS Refrigerated Services, a third-party provider of refrigerated warehousing. SCS will replace its existing WMS with Motek's Priya software solution at three warehouses in Washington state.
Kinetic energy. Kinetic Technologies has sold a fleet of specialty material handling carts to American Signature, a privately held furniture company. The carts are used to deliver furniture from picking areas to the docks at American Signature's new distribution center in York, Pa.
Asian pact. Savi Technology has entered into a strategic partnership with India-based AVAANA to offer RFID-based supply chain solutions. The regional partnership will leverage the two companies' technical expertise and geographic knowledge to reach government and commercial customers within the Indian market.
By the yard. Cost Plus World Market, a specialty retailer of casual home and entertainment products, has selected the Yard Hound system from PINC Solutions to track fleet trailers at its Northern California distribution center. Yard Hound will allow Cost Plus World Market to track all of its assets in the yard at all times and then share that information through a Web-based interface. Cost Plus World Market operates 298 stores in 34 states.