Going to Nashville. The Evans Network of Companies has added the East Side Logistics service center in Nashville, Tenn., to its transportation network. The East Side facility provides rail and ocean container drayage for rails and ports in the Southeast.
Thai-ing for first. PTT Retail Management, a division of the Thai state-owned PTT Plc., has implemented RedPrairie's Performance Management solution to track performance across all of the company's retail outlets. The software will help PTT monitor labor and inventory performance.
Start your engines. Carquest Auto Parts has chosen Transite Technology to supply core transportation management technologies and services. Carquest will use Transite's Quantum solution to reduce costs and streamline the management of its inbound and outbound shipments.
Looking across the pond. Guy-Raymond Engineering Co. has appointed Shepherd Caster Corp. as its exclusive North American distributor. Guy-Raymond, based in King's Lynn, England, manufactures a full line of Euro-Style twin wheels used on industrial equipment.
iGPS shuffle. Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS) has chosen Ryder System to provide it with reverse logistics services. Under the multiyear contract, Ryder will handle pallet distribution, RFID tracking, and the reverse logistics/redeployment of up to 175 million pallets annually for iGPS's customers in North America.
Air flow. Viastore systems, an automated material handling equipment provider, has designed and installed a foam panel assembly line at Trane's commercial air conditioner manufacturing plant in Lexington, Ky. As part of the project, viastore systems designed and manufactured 66 powered roller conveyor zones, 38 of which are double decked to save floor space. Viastore has also won a large-scale order from Retrotech for its viaspeed storage and retrieval machines (SRMs). The two companies teamed up to design an automated order fulfillment system for meat processor Cargill's new logistics center in Schuyler, Neb., that includes 15 viaspeed SRMs and a large load-handling device.
Seeds of a partnership. Watermelon grower, packer, and shipper Leger & Son has signed a new two-year agreement with the pallet-pooling service provider CHEP. For almost 15 years, Leger & Son has been using CHEP pallets to transport Leger brand watermelons from Georgia to retailers and distributors along the East Coast and west to Texas.
X-telligent. LXE has announced a new partnership with IntelliTrack, a developer of inventory control and asset management software for small to medium-sized businesses. Under the new arrangement, users will be able to run IntelliTrack software on their LXE MX7 and MX8 handheld computers.
Jump into the pool. Peco Pallet, a pallet pooling company that serves customers in the food and consumer products sectors, has announced several additions to its pooling program. The new participants are Kroger, Bozzuto's, Weis Markets, CVS, Dollar General, Brookshire Grocery, Unified Grocers, Smart & Final, and Big Lots.
Sea-worthy. The Montreal Port Authority has selected Moffatt & Nichol, a Long Beach, Calif.-based engineering firm, to prepare the development plan for a new terminal. Once construction is completed, the new Hochelaga-Viau container terminal is expected to handle 510,000 TEUs annually.
Power play. Enterprise software developer VAI has implemented its complete S2K Software Suite along with an IBM Power Systems server for RefrigiWear Inc., a maker of insulated industrial outerwear. The deal includes VAI's entire ERP software suite, including S2K for distribution, manufacturing, warehouse management, and customer relationship management. The new Power Systems server will allow RefrigiWear to run its entire business on a single server.
Built Ford tough. Ceva Logistics, a global supply chain management company, has opened an inbound manufacturing support facility for Ford Motor Co.'s truck manufacturing plant in Louisville, Ky. As part of the arrangement, Ceva will handle small lot replenishment, container management, and just-in-time deliveries of inbound materials to the plant.
United they stand. United Stationers Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of office products, has selected Ryder System Inc. to provide dedicated contract carriage services. Ryder will support United Stationers' transportation operations by providing vehicles, drivers, technology, and fleet management and vehicle maintenance services.
Jammin'. Welch Foods has improved its warehouse and inventory management operations with Take Supply Chain's Gemini Simplified Interface mobile software solution for Oracle Process Manufacturing. By automating processes across three production/warehousing locations, Gemini has enhanced Welch's operational control, inventory accuracy, visibility, and order fulfillment operations.