Post time. Logistics software specialist Kewill has entered into a partnership with Newgistics, a company that provides postalbased small parcel delivery and returns management services. The arrangement, which is designed to save customers money and streamline the shipping process, lets Kewill's customers add Newgistics as an outbound carrier to their Kewill multicarrier parcel shipping software so they can take advantage of Newgistics' zoneskipping service. Under that service, Newgistics picks up clients' shipments and delivers them to its sorting hub, where it combines packages from multiple origins and manages their insertion into the U.S. Postal Service network at a significant discount.
The gloves are on. Warehouse Specialists Inc. (WSI), a national provider of integrated logistics and supply chain solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with Kid Glove Service, an Indianapolisbased transportation and warehousing company. The partnership will provide Kid Glove customers with access to WSI's national distribution network, while WSI customers will gain access to Kid Glove's distribution resources in the Midwest.
School rule. Oxford University Press, the world's largest universityowned publishing house, has boosted performance and cut operating costs by implementing RedPrairie's Workforce Management Solution. The software was installed at the publisher's U.K. distribution center. In the first week alone, order throughput rose by 19 percent. Annual order fulfillment costs have dropped 27 percent.
Rising like one. Phoenix Contact, a manufacturer and distributor of electronic products and automation technologies, has installed a new automated storage and retrieval system from viastore systems. The fouraisle miniload AS/RS is being used at Phoenix Contact's distribution center in Harrisburg, Pa.
Tracking in paradise. The State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii Farm Bureau are partnering on a threeyear RFID program. The program, known as the Hawaii Produce Traceability initiative, uses UPM Raflatac RFID inlays to track and trace fresh produce throughout the state's food supply chain. The program is designed to promote food safety by providing product visibility down to the farm or even field level.
Going yard. AeroScout has teamed up with Psion Teklogix to provide an asset management and tracking system for Glovis Alabama, a consolidation facility for the Hyundai Automotive Group. The new system uses wireless computing products from Psion Teklogix and AeroScout's WiFi Active RFID Yard Management solution to track containers and yard vehicles as they enter, travel within, and leave the facility's yard.
A turn for the better. Logistics service provider Schenker Canada has chosen the SmartTurn Inventory and Warehouse Management System to track its inventory and streamline the delivery process. The SmartTurn solution is offered on a softwareasaservice (SaaS) basis.
Port side. The Georgia Port Authority and the South Carolina State Port Authority have chosen engineering firm Moffatt & Nichols to manage the initial stages of the Jasper Ocean Terminal construction project. The Jasper Ocean Terminal, which is being developed jointly by Georgia and South Carolina, will be located on the Savannah River.
Realtime fleet management. Cadec Global, a supplier of fleet management solutions, and Blue Sky Technologies, a specialist in realtime supply chain software, have teamed up to develop software to help truck fleets collect data needed for decision making. The first product of the partnership is Mobius Insight, an addon to Cadec's Mobius TTS fleet management software that provides preconfigured dashboards for transportation executives on safety, customer service, compliance, maintenance, and costs.
I'll take Manhattan. We Pack Logistics, a thirdparty logistics service provider that operates 16 facilities throughout Texas and North Carolina, has gone live with Manhattan Associates' ILS Integrated Logistics Solutions suite. Built on Microsoft .NET, the software suite includes billing management, labor management, transportation lifecycle management, and slotting optimization solutions.
That's a relief. APICS has joined the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). ALAN connects relief agencies responding to disasters with resources within the supply chain community.