From Procurement to Profit

AT&T to Launch Mobile 5G in 2018

AT&T Inc. said it plans to introduce 5G high-speed mobile data service in a dozen US cities by late 2018, and that it expects to be the first cellular provider to do so. AT&T 5G services will be based on industry standards…

Shoppers Demand Fast, Free Shipping

A survey of 2,000 US online shoppers confirmed what most retailers already suspected: consumers want free and fast delivery of their purchases, and free returns. The study, sponsored by Arvato SCM solutions, found that 83% of the…

FleetPride Buys Truck Parts & Equipment

FleetPride, Inc. has acquired Truck Parts & Equipment, Inc., of Witchita, KS. Truck Parts & Equipment, founded in 1924, it has been employee owned since 2001. It has additional locations in Topeka and Hays. "We are very…

Jim Smits is Retail Solutions VP

Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), a provider of technology and solutions for the retail sector, announced that James (Jim) Smits is joining the company as Vice President of US Retail Development. Smits will lead all activities with existing…

PMI at 59.7% as Manufacturing Gains Continue

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector and the overall economy both expanded in December, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was up for the…

TricorBraun Buy Healthcare Packaging Company

Packaging manufacturer TricorBraun Inc. has acquired Package All Corp., a 33-year-old healthcare-focused packaging distributor headquartered in Bayport, NY. Package All will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of TricorBraun, led by its…

Christopher Monoson is Rexel Energy President

Rexel Energy Solutions announced that Christopher Monoson, currently Vice President of Finance, has been named President and General Manager. He replaces Scott Munro, who has retired after 40 years with the company. Monoson holds a…

Chinese Checkout Terminal Uses AI

YI Tunnel, an artificial intelligence solutions provider based in Beijing, has introduced a retail checkout terminal that uses AI to enable consumers to purchase items without the need for a cashier. The terminal takes a "look" at the…

Fund Buys Control of Redwood Logistics

CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Redwood Logistics, a provider of truckload, transportation management and technology services. Redwood Logistics will…

Weatherford Sells US Fracking Unit to Schlumberger

Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) has sold its U.S. pressure pumping and pump-down perforating assets, used in hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells, to Schlumberger Ltd. for $430 million. The revised deal is an asset sale,…

GEP Teams With Amazon Business for Procurement

GEP, a provider of procurement software and services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, announced that it has integrated its procurement software with Amazon Business to give its enterprise customers ready access to Amazon…

Diesel Forward and Makelim Unit Merge

The Heavy Duty Division of H.G. Makelim Co. has merged with Diesel Forward, Inc. Both companies distribute aftermarket diesel engine parts for manufacturers such as Bosch, Stanadyne, Denso, Delphi, Alliant Power, Borg Warner, and Holset.…

Barny Koehler is Karma Automotive President-China

Karma Automotive announced the appointment of Bernhard "Barny" Koehler to the newly created position of President-China. The company, which makes luxury hybrid cars, said Koehler's appointment reflects the significance of the China…

Scott Clark is President of Michelin North America

Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as chairman and president of Michelin North America. "Scott has represented the voice of Michelin customers with dependable passion in our organization for more than 20 years," said Jean-Dominique…

AgTech Conference of the South – July of 2018

The AgTech Conference of the South will place July 23 through July 25, 2018, at the Alpharetta Conference Center. The inaugural event, led by Tech Alpharetta (previously the Alpharetta Technology Commission), is Georgia's first forum…

Report Shows Surge in Malware Attacks

A new report shows continuing growth of new malware and attack techniques, highlighting the need for layered defenses, advanced threat prevention and stringent security policies. WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of advanced network…

New ISO Standards For Print Colors

New ISO standards have been released to help ensure color consistency in packaging. The International Organization for Standardization standards are 20654 (SCTV, standing for Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, for Print Quality…

Mobile Apps Reshaping Supply Chain Operations

A research study finds that the move to mobile applications is accelerating in warehousing and supply chain operations. The study, performed by VDC Research and sponsored  by Ivanti Software, found that 53% of warehouse operations IT…

Michael D. Johnson is President of John Carroll University

Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D., has been elected by the John Carroll University Board of Directors as the institution's 25th president. Johnson will also join the faculty as a Professor in the department of Management, Marketing and Supply…

Target to Acquire Same-Day Delivery Platform

Target Corp. has agreed to acquire Shipt, Inc., an online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash. Target will leverage its network of stores and Shipt's technology platform bring same-day delivery to shoppers nationwide.…