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Echo Global Logistics, Inc., a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, announced today the appointment of Cheryl Johnson to the post of Senior Vice President of Talent. Ms. Johnson holds more than 16 years of progressive HR industry experience, which includes several executive-level appointments.

Ms. Johnson previously led talent management for retail chain Ulta Cosmetics. Prior to her time with Ulta, Ms. Johnson served as Divisional Vice President of Strategic Talent Management for Sears Holding Company and also spent time as Vice President of Human Resources for Fossil Inc.

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Friday
Jul132007

Pegasus Logistics Group Streamlines Fulfillment Solution

Pegasus Logistics Group, a worldwide transportation logistics company, chose Cadre Technologies as its logistics software provider. Pegasus Logistics Group will soon be integrating Cadre’s most advanced warehouse logistics software, Cadence, into their global transportation management solution. “Companies like Pegasus Logistics Group are staying ahead by implementing comprehensive solutions like Cadence. Cadence will give Pegasus, and the rest of our clients, the ability to pinpoint exactly where merchandise is in the supply chain from anywhere in the world,” said Joe Caston, chief executive officer for Cadre Technologies.

Wednesday
Jul112007

Larry Ferrere Joins JDA Software

JDA Software Group, Inc. recently announced that enterprise software and supply chain expert Larry Ferrere has joined the company as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Product Management and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). “We are delighted to welcome Larry to JDAs senior management team, said JDA Chief Operating Officer Chris Koziol. Larrys 25 years of industry and supply chain software expertise clearly strengthen our leadership team.
Wednesday
Jul112007

Viastore Systems Names New National Sales Manager

Viastore Systems, one of the leading automated material handling and supply chain execution software solutions provider has named Thomas Goetz as National Sales Manager - North America. “Tom has a proven track record of positive results with significant experience in our field of business” announced Joe Stojak, President of Viastore Systems’ North American operations.
Wednesday
Jul112007

Agistix Again Named To List Of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners

Agistix, Inc., the leading provider of Logistics Management Automation (LMA) software, recently announced that, for the second year in a row, it has been selected as one of Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies (GL&SCS) magazine’s “100 Great Supply Chain Partners” in the publication’s annual listing of leading supply chain industry vendors. “This is a particular honor because this list was driven by customer nominations. Inclusion on the list is validation of Agistix’s ability to deliver practical logistics management automation products and services that have immediate and sustainable value to our customers,” said David Fox, president and CEO of Agistix.

Wednesday
Jul112007

Yardi Systems Buys Supply Chain Provider

Santa Barbara-based Yardi Systems, a developer of asset and property management software, recently acquired Austin, Texas-based SiteStuff. SiteStuff provides online procurement and supply chain management services for the commercial real estate market. Yardi announced that SiteStuff will remain in Austin with its existing management team, and operate as a stand-alone company.

Wednesday
Jul112007

Zemeter Demand Planner Selected To Improve Forecast Accuracy

Invista Performance Materials, part of one of the world’s largest integrated fibers and polymers businesses, has chosen Zemeter Demand Planner and Inventory Planner to manage the overall financial health of its supply chain. “We needed a demand planning solution that would use reporting and analysis to create a detailed and reliable demand plan that contributes both to our day-to-day and extended horizon business decision making,” announced Carl Landerl, global supply chain manager for INVISTA Performance Materials. “Zemeter Demand Planner ensures that all of the stakeholders in the planning process are dealing with exactly the same information.”

Wednesday
Jul112007

DHL Expands In The Midwest

DHL, the worlds leading global express delivery and logistics company, will be opening a new regional sort center facility in Bloomington, Minneapolis. “DHL is continually looking for ways to improve and augment service for customers through strategic investments in our U.S. operations, states John Cameron, executive vice president of Operations for DHL. The new regional sort center positions the company well for future growth within its Midwest footprint.
Wednesday
Jul112007

Educational Fund Created For David Baratti's Daughter

In memory of David Baratti, the vice president of sales and marketing for Heil Environmental who died on June 17, his family has created an educational fund for his daughter, Caitlyn. To donate to this fund, please make checks payable to Angelia J. Baratti and send to Educational Fund: David Baratti’s Daughter, Caitlyn Baratti, AmSouth Bank, East Brainerd Branch, 7951 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Friday
Jul062007

Werner Enterprises Was Awarded For Its Highest Level Of Cargo Security

Werner Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation’s largest truckload transportation and logistics companies, recently announced it is a validated member in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. The C-TPAT is a joint government business developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection in order to build cooperative relationships that strengthen the overall supply chain and border security. “C-TPAT offers more business opportunities, and the freight we transport is more secure,” states John Vana, Werner’s associate vice president of regulatory compliance. “Werner has had the support to get the C-TPAT validation from upper management right from the beginning, starting with the company’s president.”
Friday
Jul062007

Speakers Set For Northeast Supply Chain Conference

Karen Weinstein-Millson, vice president of global sourcing at Boston Scientific, and a member of Purchasing’s editorial advisory board, along with Lisa Martin, senior vice president of worldwide procurement at Pfizer, are some of the purchasing professionals scheduled to speak at the fourth annual Northeast Supply Chain conference & educational exhibition (NECON). The theme of the conference will be “The spirit of collaboration.” Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will launch the conference with a keynote on economic business issues that will be followed by presenters from academia, consulting and industry.

Friday
Jul062007

Material Handling Education Conference

The Material Handling and Logistics Conference, sponsored by HK Systems (Milwaukee), will be celebrating its 22nd anniversary of fostering relevant education and fellowship in the field of material handling and supply chain. The event serves as an owner’s manual for supply chain professionals and is designed to provide expert strategic and tactical education that empowers your company to operate more responsively and profitably. The keynote speaker at the event will be ABC newsman and author Bob Woodruff. To register, or to receive more information, visit www.mhc2007.com.

Friday
Jul062007

Global Supply Chain Leaders Group Launches

The Global Supply Chain Leaders Group has been formed to serve the senior leaders of supply chain management in government, business, and industry on a worldwide basis. The new group is chaired by Sergio Retamal, president and CEO of Global4PL Supply Chain Services. Retamal states, “Several of us who are supply chain leaders identified an unmet need in the market for senior-level association and sharing. Our value will be to create and deliver important services and events that are directed at the specific needs of supply chain leaders and senior executives.”
Friday
Jul062007

Harman Corporation Announces New Membership With SPI

Harman Corporation has announced its new membership with The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI). SPI is the trade association, which represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the U.S. The members of SPI represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including machinery and equipment manufacturers, processors, and raw materials suppliers. “As members, we now have access to a tremendous volume of industrial and technical information—as well as the opportunity to network with industry peers and colleagues,” states Ted Fisher, operations manager at Harman Corporation.

Friday
Jul062007

Penton Names New Chief Editors

Penton Media recently announced editorial promotions for its Logistics Today and Material Handling Management brands. Perry Trunick has been appointed chief editor for Logistics Today magazine, and Clyde Witt has been named chief editor for Material Handling Management. In their new roles, Witt and Trunick will be responsible for the editorial direction of their respective magazines, as well as e-media content and events for their publications.
Friday
Jul062007

DHL Expands In Columbus, Ohio

DHL, the worlds leading global express delivery and logistics company, will soon be opening a new service center facility to meet the growing needs of customers in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding communities. “Columbus is a home base to some of the worlds largest and most successful companies in nearly every industry, and DHL is prepared to meet the increasing need for express delivery services for all customers shipping to and from the region, states John Cameron, executive vice president of operations, for DHL.
Friday
Jul062007

IFCO Systems Announces Relocation

IFCO SYystems has relocated its Oakley, California facility to nearby Antioch, California. The new location is centrally located to offer pallet retrieval, pallet recycling, and other pallet management services to customers throughout the area. “The new facility has enabled us to improve operations through a better layout. Weve also been able to increase our fleet to 12 tractors and 135 trailers. Both improvements will allow us to better serve our Northern California customers, states Brad Cutcher, General Manager of the new facility.
Friday
Jul062007

Transoft To Showcase Currency Management At ICCOS

Transoft International, a leading provider of currency supply chain management solutions, recently announced that it will be exhibiting at ICCOS 2007. One of the key topics of discussion at the conference will be the impact of policies affecting Cross-Shipping and Custodial Inventory. Having already developed and implemented a fully compliant solution to meet those policies Transoft will showcase its OptiVault software, a proven vault cash management system specifically designed to meet the complex demands of Vault and Money Center environments.

Friday
Jul062007

FLS Transportation Announces Opening Of 15 Logistics Office

FLS Transportation, one of the growing logistics companies in North America, will be opening its fifteenth center for logistics operations in Detroit, Michigan. The new branch will be named the FLS Automotive Operations Center in reference to the city being the heart of the automotive industry. Mark Kummer, Executive Vice President of FLS Transportation expressed his thoughts on the opening of the new branch by stating: “We at FLS are excited to open our newest location in the Motor City. Detroit is a prime location for our company, as we already have many customers in the automotive industry and it is an excellent spot for our cross border business.”

Monday
Jul022007

DiCentral Named To CRN Emerging Tech List

DiCentral Corporation recently announced it has been selected by CRN (Computer Reseller News) as a CRN Emerging Technology vendor for its web-hosted EDI and integration solutions. Selected for their excellence in channel sales development, DiCentral prides itself in overall commitment to building strong and profitable relationships with VAR (Value Added Reseller) partners. According to head of Global Channels for DiCentral, Eric Braswell, “We believe the DiCentral Channel Program is the best alliance program in the EDI and B2B data integration arena. We set out to build the strongest channel program in our industry and are thrilled to be recognized by CRN Magazine as a Top Emerging Tech company.
Monday
Jul022007

Cott Corporation Introduces Further Cost Savings

Cott Corporation has announced further steps to strengthen its retail partnerships and be the lowest cost producer in the beverage industry. The realignment includes the creation of fully-integrated business units as well as Customer Development Teams. Rick Dobry, currently Chief Manufacturing & Supply Chain Officer, will take on the role of President, North America.