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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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Wednesday
Aug012007

AmeriGas Completes Sale Of AZ Storage Facility

AmeriGas Propane Inc, Valley Forge PA, recently completed sale of its Bumstead liquefied petroleum gas storage terminal located near Phoenix, AZ to Plains LPG Services LP. The 3.5 million barrel facility provides LPG storage for the western part of the United States. According to AmeriGas, as part of the transaction, they have retained the right to store propane for its retail operations under a long-term storage agreement.
Wednesday
Aug012007

Kehe Food Distributors Chooses RedPrairie Supply Chain Suite For Warehouse, Transportation And Labor Efficiencies

RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimization company, recently announced that Kehe Food Distributors has purchased RedPrairie’s E2e(TM) Supply Chain Suite, including Warehouse, Transportation and Labor Management Solutions. The RedPrairie Solutions will replace its custom legacy systems, providing better overall inventory control, labor management, and freight savings.”Even though we have a high degree of automation in our distribution centers, we want improved product visibility and accountability in order to stay at the forefront in our industry. The RedPrairie solution will solidify Kehe’s position in the industry as a technology and customer service leader,” states Scott Cousins, CIO for Kehe Food Distributors.

Wednesday
Aug012007

Routeware Names Two Regional Sales Executives

Beaverton, Ore.-based Routeware recently named Thomas F. Daly and John Stevens regional sales executives of the firm’s Eastern and Western Regions, respectively. Daly has previously overseen sales for Waste Management Inc. and Allied Waste Industries in the New York area. Prior to joining Routeware, Stevens oversaw accounts for Waste Management in the Southwestern United States.

Wednesday
Aug012007

RedTail Solutions Names Jeff Herrmann To Its Board Of Directors

RedTail Solutions, a provider of on-demand electronic trading solutions for EDI and data synchronization, has named Jeff Herrmann to its board of directors. He is the former CEO and chairman of SupplyWorks Inc., as well as founder and CEO of Optimax Systems, Inc. Prior to that, he held senior marketing management positions with NEC Information Systems, Lee Data Corp and MathSoft Inc. “We welcome Jeff as a trusted advisor,” states Patricia Meisner, CEO of RedTail. “He complements the strengths of the existing Board and brings new value, particularly with his extensive experience in supply chain management, business development and VAR channels, as RedTail enters a new phase of growth and channel development.”

Wednesday
Aug012007

Scott Arnold Appointed To COO, MarketTools, Inc.

MarketTools, Inc. has announced that Scott Arnold, former Chief Operating Officer of Borland Software, has joined the company as COO. “Scott’s expertise in accelerating company development and driving operational strategies for Fortune 500 companies aligns perfectly with MarketTools’ current business needs,” states Amal Johnson, CEO of MarketTools. “By centralizing company operations with Scott, MarketTools can better optimize its business performance, scalability and systems infrastructure to enter the next growth phase.”

Monday
Jul302007

Con-Way Appoints Freight President

Trucking and logistics company Con-way Inc. has named John G. Labrie president of its freight division. Labrie most recently served as the senior vice president of strategy and enterprise operations for the company. Con-way Freight is the company’s less-than-truckload division, and the largest of its three operating companies, with annual revenues of over $3 billion.

Monday
Jul302007

Dot Foods Explores Northwest Territory

Dot Foods Inc, the Mt Sterling IL-based redistributor, is getting ready to build a new distribution center in Burley, ID this fall. The company previously serviced distributors in the Northwest through its Modesto, CA distribution center, and this marks its first DC in the area. Situated on 40 acres, the new facility will service Dot clients in Idaho, Utah, Washington, Oregon, and parts of Nevada and Wyoming.
Monday
Jul302007

Mid-West's Top Sourcing And Supply Chain Executives To Convene The 8th Quarterly Best Practices Xchange Symposium

The Best Practices Xchange is scheduled to meet for a one day summit in Chicago which will be attended by a “Who’s Who” of the Midwest’s top Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, and Supply Chain Executives. The upcoming meetings primary focus will be on the challenges posed by Low-Cost Country Sourcing. Chief Procurement Officer and CIO of FMC Technologies, Randy Ellis, will lead a discussion on his organizations’ innovative approach to Low-Cost Country Sourcing.
Monday
Jul302007

Labrie Named President Of Con-way Freight

Con-way Inc. has named John G. Labrie to the position of president, Con-way Freight. Previously, Labrie served as senior vice president of strategy and enterprise operations for the company, a $4.2 billion leader in freight transportation and global logistics based in San Mateo, Calif. “John Labrie has been an exemplary leader throughout his 17-year history with Con-way. His strategic, focused and change-oriented leadership style makes him the ideal executive to leverage our competitive advantages and vigorously take on the marketplace in 2007 and beyond,” announced Douglas W. Stotlar, CEO, Con-way Inc.
Friday
Jul272007

CHEP Tools Reduce Pallet Damage

Produce grower Tanimura & Antle is partnering with pallet and container pooling company CHEP on a new pallet protection tool that reduces pallet and product damage. The Pallet Dawg, developed with input from CHEP engineers by Raymond Corp, discusses challenges with damaged pallets in the supply chain by reducing hard contact with forklifts. Both Pallet Dawg and Blue Guardian are frames with an energy-absorbing bumper that attach to the front of a forklift.
Friday
Jul272007

Chainalytics Named To List Of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners

For the fourth year in a row, Chainalytics LLC, the leading provider of advanced analytical supply chain services, has been named to the list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners published in the Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies magazine. A specific nomination from Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. assisted with Chainalytics earning this honor. Highlighted in the case study entitled Forging a Model Supply Chain, Robert Sager, manager of supply chain research and design, provides insights into how Chainalytics is supporting Cooper to realign its North American distribution network in order to support its service and cost objectives.
Friday
Jul272007

G&K Buys Leef Bros.

G&K Services Inc. announced it would buy Minneapolis-based competitor Leef Bros. Inc., a deal that will add $20 million in revenue for the company. Leef’s territory includes Minnesota, and parts of Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota. “Leef was founded in 1908 by J.H. “Harry” Leef and was in the third generation of family ownership, according to its Web site. The firm has more than 300 employees and 8,000 customers. Leef has been a long-standing successful competitor in our marketplace with an excellent reputation for providing outstanding customer service,” said stated Marcantonio, G&K Services’ CEO and chairman in a press release. “We welcome Leef’s employees and customers to G&K.”
Friday
Jul272007

Epes Logistics Opens Texas Office

Epes Logistics Services recently opened an office in Laredo, Texas, according to an announcement from the company. The new Laredo facility will serve the border area in the United States and northern Mexico, including San Luis Potosi, Monterrey, and Mexico City. Epes Logistics is based in Greensboro and provides transportation services, including truckload and less-than-truckload shipments, warehousing and freight management.
Thursday
Jul262007

Blue Vector Named To List Of Top 100 Supply And Demand Chain Vendors

Ozburn-Hessey has announced the opening of two new operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area; one distribution facility and a new international station. OH Logistics now operates four contract warehousing facilities in Dallas, bringing the 3PL’s total distribution space in North Texas to almost one million square feet. This new international station is operated by OH Logistics’ Barthco International division. Juan Aguilar was hired by OH Logistics as general manager to oversee the new operation. Aguilar has over 17 years of experience operating multiple distribution centers in the US and Mexico and has designed and executed solutions for hundreds of clients within the consumer packaged goods, food and grocery, and chemical industries.
Thursday
Jul262007

Arena Cited As Key Differentiator and Competitive Advantage For Third Consecutive Year

Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management software for manufacturers of all sizes, has announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine has named the company among the top 100 vendors helping lead the way in transforming companies’ supply and demand chains. The has recognized Arena with the prestigious 2007 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 Award in its June/July 2007 issue. “Being recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as one of the top 100 vendors helping companies build a 21st century-ready supply chain is an honor,” states Michael Topolovac, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. “The award underscores the value we provide.”
Thursday
Jul262007

Tenneco Announces Executive Appointment

Tenneco has announced the appointment of Alain Michaelis, 40, as senior vice president, global supply chain management & manufacturing, effective August 27, 2007. Michaelis will be responsible for the company’s logistics and material management functions, worldwide purchasing, as well as Tenneco’s global manufacturing programs. Michaelis will serve on the company’s senior management team and will be reporting directly to Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO.
Wednesday
Jul252007

Metastorm Named To Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100

Metastorm, a provider of Business Process Management software for organizational agility, innovation, and governance, announced it has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, in this year’s Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 listing. “Metastorm has extensive experience working with a variety of organizations across industries to strengthen collaboration, efficiency, and response time throughout the supply chain, and we are honored to be among the innovators on this year’s Executive 100 list,” said Eileen Garry, chief marketing officer for Metastorm.

Wednesday
Jul252007

Servigistics Named "Executive 100" For Fifth Consecutive Year

Servigistics, the leading strategic service management solution provider, has announced that it has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s 2007 “Executive 100” list for the fifth consecutive year. “An emerging 21st century business trend highlights how leading manufacturers from diverse industries around the world are investing in their service operations as a source of competitive differentiation and customer loyalty, demonstrating the power of service as a growth driver,” stated Gary Brooks, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Alliances, Servigistics. “This SDCE honor reflects Servigistics commitment to delivering technology solutions that enable leading companies to transform their service businesses, to deliver on their customer commitments and to achieve significant improvements in corporate performance.”
Wednesday
Jul252007

DHL Exel Supply Chain Earns Volkswagen Group Award

German automaker Volkswagen has tipped DHL Exel Supply Chain for its Volkswagen Group Award for outstanding supplier performance in Mexico for 2006. The annual award is given to the Volkswagen supplier that achieves the company’s highest total weighted performance score in the areas of logistics, quality, service, compliance, on-time delivery, cost and communication. “We’re pleased to have earned the Volkswagen Group Award for the second time,” announced Brian Deffet, senior director of operations for DHL Exel Supply Chain. “It’s a pleasure to work with our friends at Volkswagen, and to have the hard work and dedication of our Puebla facilities’ teams recognized.”

Wednesday
Jul252007

Auxis’ Executive To Chair Global Transportation Track At National Supply Chain Conference

Auxis, Inc., a management and technology consulting company, has announced that Jamie Mahoney, Vice President of Supply Chain, has been chosen to chair the Global Transportation Track at this years Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA. Key speakers in the track will feature industry veterans such as Daniel Fernandez, Secretary General of TIACA; Peter Keller, President of NYK Line N.A; Mike Regan, President of Tranzact Technologies, Inc.; and David Hoppin, Managing Director of Merge Global, Inc.