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Tuesday
Sep282010

William Maggs Joins Savi Technology as Chief Technology Officer

Savi Technology recently announced that William Maggs will join the leadership team in the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Maggs, who also becomes Savi Technology’s Senior Vice President (SVP)-Technology Operations, formerly was CTO at Palm, Inc., and worked at mobile handset companies Motorola and Sony Ericsson in Advanced Technology and ecosystem development roles.

“With his technical and executive experience at some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology companies, Bill is uniquely qualified to advance Savi Technology’s wireless solutions for supply chains and beyond,” said David Stephens, Savi Technology’s Chief Executive Officer. “At a time when Savi Technology is expanding into new markets and applications, Bill brings a rare combination of market vision and technical expertise in hardware, software and broad customer experience.”

Thursday
Sep232010

Mallory Alexander International Logistics Teams Up with Charles Kendall Freight

Mallory Alexander International Logistics, 3PL provider, has teamed up with London-based Charles Kendall Freight to open a new office in Inwood, NY. The location offers proximity to major Northeast airports, as well as the Port of New York/New Jersey. The New York office provides a complete range of 3PL services, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, truck brokerage, special project transportation and supply-chain consulting. Charles Kendall’s core global freight forwarding services include import and export, customs clearance and value-added services.

Wednesday
Sep222010

Doug Place Elected President of 2010-2011 Louisiana Motor Transport Association

Doug Place, chief financial officer for Dupré Logistics LLC, was elected president of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association for 2010-2011. Elected officers were announced during the 70th annual LMTA Convention at the Sandestin Gold & Beach Resort in Destin FL recently. An LMTA member since 2004, he served as first vice-president for 2009-2010 and second vice-president for 2008-2009. He also served four years on the LMTA board of directors.

Tuesday
Sep212010

YRC Rebrands as MIQ

YRC Worldwide recently completed the $38.7 million sale of most of YRC Logistics to private equity firm Austin Ventures, which rebranded the unit as MIQ Logistics. Sealing the deal delivered $33.6 million to YRC Worldwide Aug. 16, with the remaining $5.1 million placed in escrow, the company said.

“MIQ Logistics carries forward the people, client focus and services of YRC Logistics,” says John Carr, the new company’s president and chief operating officer.

Thursday
Sep162010

Tyler Edison Takes Over as Group President at Greatwide Logistics

Greatwide Logistics Services has announced that Tyler Ellison will take over as group president, responsible for transportation management and corporate sales. He will be responsible for all transportation management sales offices in the U.S. and Canada as well as the corporate sales and sales support team.

Wednesday
Sep152010

Henry Bell Promoted at Fontaine Fifth Wheel

Henry Bell has been promoted to global president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel. He had served as president of Fontaine Fifth Wheel–North America since 2007. Bell joined MHT as president of the Fleet Business Unit of Fontaine Trailer in 2005.

Tuesday
Sep142010

2010 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition

The 2010 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition (MC&E), scheduled for October 16-19 in Phoenix AZ, will assess the economic recovery, midterm elections, and environmental initiatives from a motor carrier’s perspective.

Thursday
Sep092010

Endicott Biofuels Appoints Richard Allen VP, Global Supply Chain

Endicott Biofuels recently announced that Richard G. Allen has joined the Company in the newly-created position of Vice President, Global Supply Chain.

Mr. Allen brings to Endicott 21 years of experience in supply chain management in the petrochemicals and refining industries.  Prior to joining the Company, he served as Director, Global Supply Chain Services for TPC Group. He also served as Supply Manager for the BASF-FINA Limited Partnership (BFLP) in their ethylene, butadiene and refined products business division.  

“We are extremely pleased to add Richard’s industry experience and enthusiasm to the Endicott team,” said David Robinson, EBF’s Chief Executive Officer.  “His extensive experience with global feedstock purchasing, risk management processes, product handling and logistics will allow him to play an integral role in optimizing EBF’s broad portfolio of triglyceride and fatty acid feedstocks as well as its unique approach to the production of biodiesel as a complementary process to traditional refining.”

Wednesday
Sep082010

Inbound Logistics Names Penske a "Green 50 Supply Chain Partner"

Penske Logistics has been named a Green 50 Supply Chain Partner by Inbound Logistics magazine. The company was also recognized for the strategies it applies in helping its own customers analyze and reduce their carbon footprints, and for its promotion and participation in EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. Penske also assists customers with optimized routes for fuel efficiency, efficient loading of trailers and advising on green lighting and recycling programs.

“We’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts to help improve our environment,” said Penske Logistics President Vincent Hartnett. “We are committed to helping customers improve the efficiency of their supply chains, reduce waste, and lower emissions and continually improve our truck fleet’s environmental performance.”

Tuesday
Sep072010

Global4PL Named to "Executive 100" for 3rd Time

Global4PL was named to the 2010 “Executive 100” for the third time in as many years by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine.

“We provide value to our customers. We support them in building strategy for their logistics models. Then we turn around and get our hands dirty in implementing our solutions. Our partnerships with our customers are based on trust as we become extensions of their supply chain teams,” said Mr. Retamal, President and Founder of Global4PL.

“As the economy makes tentative steps toward recovery and growth, our readers are turning to Supply & Demand Chain Executive to learn about solutions and best practices for enabling business expansion through supply chain excellence,” said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “With this year’s Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we highlight a broad range of supply chain solution and service providers that are helping to position their customers for the ‘New Normal’ economic environment.”

Thursday
Sep022010

OM Healthcare Logistics Utilizes Red Prairie's WMS

OM HealthCare Logistics has adopted RedPrairie Corporation’s warehouse management system to direct operations of its flagship third-party logistics distribution center. OM HCL is using the system for medical device and pharmaceutical distribution and management, and will also use it for kitting and serialization track and trace for its clients in the future.

“Our organization needed a solution that could handle complex domestic and international distribution requirements, as well as compliance with FDA regulations,” said Denise Odenkirk, OM HealthCare Logistics vice-president.

Wednesday
Sep012010

Volvo Financial Services Appoints New President

Volvo Financial Services has appointed Leo Hawkes as president of its Region the Americas operations, with responsibility for the North America, Latin America, and South Africa markets. He will be based in Volvo Financial Services’ Greensboro NC headquarters and report to Martin Weissburg. Hawkes replaces Weissburg, who has been appointed president of Volvo Financial Services global operations. Most recently, Hawkes was chief financial officer for the Americas.

Tuesday
Aug312010

New Work Schedule

“9 to 5” may have been a hit for Dolly Parton, but it’s no longer a hit with employees. Increasingly, workers seek flexibility, and companies have become more willing to adjust their cultures to accommodate scheduling needs.

Thursday
Aug262010

CEO's Plan to Hire

A new survey of chief executives at America’s largest companies, conducted by CEO membership association The Business Roundtable, finds 39 percent of CEOs expect to increase hiring in the next six months. The percentage of CEOs who plan to hire is at the highest level since 2007.

Tuesday
Aug242010

Cambar Solutions Named to Supply & Demand Chain Exec 100

North Charleston-based Cambar Solutions was recently named to the 2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. The award, given by Supply and Demand Executive magazine, honors top supply chain and warehouse software management vendors.

Cambar Solutions was recognized for its warehouse management system, which includes radio frequency technology and handheld bar code readers.

Thursday
Aug192010

Ryder Joins with Marco's Pizza Franchise Distribution

Ryder System Inc has been awarded a dedicated contract carriage transportation contract with Marco’s Pizza Distribution LLC, the distribution service of Toledo, Ohio’s Marco’s Pizza.

Under the multi-year contract, Ryder purchased trucks as well as refrigerated trailers and hired a team of drivers and an on-site manager to orchestrate the timely delivery of products from Maumee OH to franchise stores in the Midwest. Besides providing drivers, equipment, management, and ongoing engineering support, Ryder will support Marco’s peak shipping periods, drawing upon vehicles and other Ryder resources available locally.

Tuesday
Aug102010

Emptoris Appoints Miller to CFO

Supply chain management software firm, Emptoris Inc., has appointed former Aspen Technology CFO Bradley Miller as its own chief financial officer.  Miller joins the company having previously served as CFO and senior vice president of finance at Viisage Technology, which acquired SecuriMetrics and merged with Identix under Miller’s direction. He is also a former vice president of finance and controller at Sonus Networks and Sapient.

Monday
Aug092010

Staples Ohio Fulfillment Center Closes

Office supply chain Staples will close a fulfillment center in Butler County, Ohio, eliminating 64 jobs. The facility was acquired when Staples purchased Corporate Express in 2008. Its operations will be consolidated into operations at the Staples location in London, Ohio.

Thursday
Aug052010

Chemlogix Appoints New Director, International Sales

ChemLogix Global LLC has appointed Bill Maro as Director, International Sales, and he will be based at ChemLogix’s headquarters in Blue Bell PA. Maro has served in custom brokerage and freight forwarding business development management capacities over a 10-year period with C-Air/Stile Logistics.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Arrow Electronics Aquires Converge Inc.

Electronics distributor, Arrow Electronics, recently acquired Converge Inc., a rival electronics distributor that provides reverse logistics services, allowing Arrow to enter a rapidly growing area. Terms of the acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval, were not disclosed.