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Wednesday
Nov052008

Hitachi Names New VP

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies recently named David Beaver as their new senior vice president of worldwide supply chain management and chief procurement officer. Prior to joining Hitachi, Beaver worked for Seagate Technology where he served as the senior vice president of supply chain management. Beaver will work at Hitachi’s headquarters, located in San Jose, California.

“We are pleased to have David join the Hitachi executive team,” said Hiroaki Nakanishi, CEO if Hitachi GST. “His proven industry expertise will accelerate our business turnaround efforts as we focus on further streamlining our worldwide supply chain operations.”

 

 

Monday
Nov032008

Averitt and Shoe Carnival Team-Up

Averitt Express, a logistics and supply chain provider, has teamed-up with Shoe Carnival. Based out of Evansville, Indiana, Shoe Carnival with use Averitt to move all of it’s shipments from its distribution center to over 300 stores nationwide.

“Averitt’s drivers are an extension of our team here at our distribution center,” said Shoe Carnival traffic manager Richard Hyland. “We were looking for someone who could help us go from the 300 or so stores we have now, to more than 700 in the future,” Hyland said. “We feel that with this relationship, we can experience long-term growth together.”

Wednesday
Oct292008

Devilbiss and Spriggs Join Dayton Freight

Jerry Devilbiss was recently hired byDayton Freight Lines Inc. to serve as account manager at its Dayton Service Center. Brian Spriggs will serve as their transportation coordinator in Central Dispatch at the corporate headquartersin Dayton, Ohio.

 

Tuesday
Oct282008

PLS Appoints New Executive VP of Sales and Marketing

Scott Boyer has been appointed Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PLS Logistics Services. Boyer has over 15 years of experience in transportation and logistics sales. He has held previous roles at Caterpillar Logistics, Cendian Chemical Logistics, and Penske Logistics.

John Gallardo, PLS’ President and CEO stated, “We are very excited to have Scott as part of the PLS team. Scott has a proven track record of success at leading sales teams to meet and exceed business development objectives. Scott’s extensive experience with industrial clients and his role in helping implement logistics solutions for a wide array of clients should prove invaluable as PLS Logistics Services continues to aggressively expand its service and client portfolio.”

“I am excited to be joining the PLS organization,” Mr. Boyer notes. “I have been impressed by the strong service culture, industry leading reputation and strong track record of growth. I look forward to working with the senior leadership to further expand PLS’s role in the dynamic third party logistics industry in the years ahead.”

 

Thursday
Oct232008

YRC Logistics Lays Off Employees

YRC Logistics laid off about 50 employees in St. Louis and about 150 in Edwardsville, Ill., as part of a change in service providers by one of its clients.

YRC Logistics COO John Carr said Monday that another service provider has offered jobs to all the laid-off employees. He declined to disclose the identities of the YRC Logistics customer and the other service provider.

Carr said this is a standard outsourcing arrangement when a change occurs in outsourcing partners.

YRC Worldwide has struggled since last year, reporting losses and laying off workers as it faces a slow economy and tries to speed up integration of two subsidiary trucking companies

YRC Worldwide will close a revenue management center in Topeka, Kansas and transfer more than half its 86 employees to its Overland Park headquarters.

Wednesday
Oct222008

National Tank Truck Carriers Maintenance Seminar and Equipment Show

The Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, KY will host the National Tank Truck Carriers Maintenance Seminar and Equipment Show from October 27-29. More information is available at tanktruck.org, or telephone 703-838-1960.

 

 

 

Wednesday
Oct222008

Stater Bros. Opens New Facility

Stater Bros. Markets recently opened a new Refrigerated Distribution Center in San Bernardino, California. The new center is a 2.1 million-square-foot facility with temperature zones that range from 55 degrees F to –20 degrees F, a humidity-controlled produce room, two humidity-controlled floral rooms, energy-efficient air doors, and other technologies to contribute to a safe and productive operation.

Wednesday
Oct222008

OHL Expands to Indiana

OHL will expand its operations in Plainfield, Indiana, creating up to 120 new jobs as well as new training opportunities for its central Indiana workforce. OHL, one of the largest third-party logistics providers in the world, will invest more than $11.3 million at its 3.2 million square-foot Plainfield campus, according to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

“OHL joins the long list of companies such as FedEx, Ryder and Amazon.com that have found Indiana’s logistics infrastructure and workforce to be among the best in the nation,” said Governor Mitch Daniels.

OHL’s decision to expand in Indianapolis adds to Indiana’s growing transportation and logistics industry. Indiana is the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic in the U.S. with over 4,000 miles of mainline rail track and 11,000 highway miles.

Wednesday
Oct222008

HighJump Software Receives Warehouse Management Solutions 2009 Award

The Warehouse Management Solutions Company 2009 Award by the European Institute of Transport Management has been awarded to HighJump Software.

“HighJump came to the attention of the Award’s Committee as a result of several recommendations from end-users who are members of the Institute,” said Patrick Sheedy, Media & PR Director, Institute of Transport Management. “It was not only the product, but the very high levels of satisfaction shown by these customers, and the company’s willingness and ability to grow that has suitably impressed the awards committee. By providing such easy to implement, flexible and functionally rich software solutions - on leading edge platforms and architecture, HighJump Software ensures the efficient control and optimization of the supply chain - with greater flexibility of choice.”

“HighJump Software is honored to receive this award,” said Timothy Campbell, President and CEO, HighJump Software. “The award is a testament to our high levels of customer satisfaction in the European market and underscores our strategic commitment to the region.”

Wednesday
Oct222008

Lynden Companies Voted Top Carriers

Lynden Transport and Lynden International were recently voted top carriers in Logistics Management magazine’s 25th annual Quest for Quality Awards. This is the 12th award for Lynden Transport and the 9th for Lynden International.

Lynden Companies’ services include truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, scheduled and charter barges, rail barges, intermodal bulk chemical hauls, scheduled and chartered air freighters, domestic and international air forwarding, international ocean forwarding, customs brokerage, trade show shipping, remote site construction, sanitary bulk commodities hauling, and multi-modal logistics.

Wednesday
Oct222008

IL Magazine Names Ryder a Top 100 Motor Carrier

Inbound Logistics Magazine recently named Ryder System a Top 100 Motor Carrier for 2008.

“Ryder is honored to be named among the Top 100 motor carriers,” said John Williford, President of Global Supply Chain Solutions for Ryder. “This recognition reflects our focus on hiring the best drivers and transportation professionals in the field, constantly upgrading technology to ensure high visibility of information to our customers, and enhancing our processes on an on-going basis to guarantee efficient, high-value service.”

“Inbound Logistics’ Top 100 Motor Carriers list helps shippers shift gears and scope out trucking companies that are paving new roads for delivering goods to market and new pathways of innovation that provide the necessary visibility and control their supply chain demands,” said Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics.

Tuesday
Oct212008

RPA Announces Recipient of 2008 Leadership Award

The Reusable Packaging Association announced last week that Phil Davis, senior perishables supply chain manager of Cincinnati-based Kroger, is this year’s recipient of RPA’s 2008 Leadership Award. “Phil has been a relentless advocate for [pallet and container] reusables for the past four years,” said RPA President Fred Heptinstall, in a statement. “He has not only focused on getting his company to convert to reusables, but has also been instrumental in converting many of their suppliers to implement reusable plastic pallets, pooled block pallets, and reusable containers. These conversions have led to product quality improvement, waste reduction, ergonomic improvements, and economic benefits for Kroger.”

Tuesday
Oct212008

Manhattan Associates Announces Release of Manhattan SCI

Manhattan Associates recently announced the release of Manhattan Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI).

Manhattan SCI has customizable reports presenting powerful analytics. It enables integrated business intelligence for companies by providing insight into supply chain performance. Companies can use this to monitor the performance of key elements of their supply chain network.

“In the supply chain network, the events that you don’t know about and don’t react to quickly can make a huge difference in your success,” said Eddie Capel, executive vice president for product management and customer support, Manhattan Associates.

“SCI gives our customers critical business intelligence as events happen anywhere in the network, anywhere in the world, to allow for informed decision-making in re-routing shipments, allocating inventory or recalculating an entire plan based on a single event.”

Manhattan’s solution is the richest solution in terms of supporting operational metrics for the warehouse that I have seen,” said Steve Banker, ARC Advisory Group.

Monday
Oct202008

Platts Refined Products Storage and Transportation Conference

Platts 3rd Annual Refined Products Storage and Transportation Conference was held October 15-17. There was a panel discussion over transportation of biofuels as well as storage and transportation issues, managing fuel supply, and the transition to alternative fuels. John Conley, president of National Tank Truck Carriers, participated in this discussion.
Monday
Oct202008

Hendrickson Hires New Director of Sales

Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems has appointed Jon Jeffries of Canton, OH, as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Wednesday
Oct082008

Stater Bros. Opens New Facility

Stater Bros. Markets recently opened a new Refrigerated Distribution Center in San Bernardino, California. The new center is a 2.1 million-square-foot facility with temperature zones that range from 55 degrees F to –20 degrees F, a humidity-controlled produce room, two humidity-controlled floral rooms, energy-efficient air doors, and other technologies to contribute to a safe and productive operation.

Tuesday
Oct072008

Con-way Names New VP

Con-way Freight the, sister company of Menlo Worldwide Logistics named Gregory Lehmkuhl as executive vice president of operations. Lehmkuhl will provide strategic planning for Con-way’s operating network, process design, analysis, and implementation network configuration; and production efficiency . Prior to Con-Way Freight, Lehmkuhl worked the past seven years for Menlo’ s Automotive Industry Group (AIG), as vice president of operations.

“Greg has the background, experience and strategic vision necessary to advance our goals for improving the customer experience and further elevating Con-way Freight’s performance advantages,” Labrie says. “His skills and leadership — particularly as a process-oriented, customer-focused manager — are an excellent complement to our team. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to transform our company to become the customer’s preferred carrier, and refine Con-way’s industry-leading operating model to win in the market.”

Monday
Oct062008

Furth Joins NTTC

National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) has named Daniel Furth as their vice-president. Furth comes to NTTC with a background in the tank truck industry and recently served as executive vice-president and principal financial officer for a small, public biotech company based in Savannah GA. “We’re pleased that Dan Furth is joining our staff,” Conley said. “His direct industry experience and his government background should really serve our members well as he undertakes his new role.”

Wednesday
Oct012008

Menlo Signs DeSoto Lease

Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC, a global logistics, transportation management and supply chain services provider recently signed a 60, 0000 square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto. With this addition of space Menlo’s building is now a 120,000 square-foot facility. Menlo is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc., which also occupies 60,000 square feet in the Olive Branch building owned by Denver-based ProLogis.

Monday
Sep292008

USA InterCargo Move Headquarters

USA InterCargo LLC, a transportation and logistics company, has moved its headquarters from Savannah, Ga., to 564 Industrial Drive in Carmel. The owner, Minda Balcius, plans to merge operations in Savannah, Los Angeles, and New York. Due to this merge, Balcius will have to increase his local staff of seven to fourteen. Having specialized in shipping cars, tractors, bicycles and motorcycles, the company plans to emphasize earth-moving machinery and other heavy equipment destined for emerging markets.