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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Deloitte: Global Optimism About Growth

As global economies grow in sync for the first time in a decade, optimism surpasses uncertainty among private companies when it comes to their expectations and investment plans, according to Deloitte. In fact, 89% of global private…

Dell Joins Drive Against Marine Plastic Trash

Dell and an environmental group have joined with a number of other large companies to reduce the amount of plastic in the supply chain that can end up in the world's oceans. Other companies initially joining in the initiative, which is…

Honeywell Invests In Chinese Supply Chain Software Firm

Honeywell has signed an agreement to acquire a 25% ownership interest in FLUX Information Technology, a provider of warehouse management and supply chain software in China. Honeywell will also form a new joint venture company with FLUX's…

Truck Driver Turnover Rate Rose in Third Quarter

The turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello. "Since bottoming out at the end of 2016,…

Tim Burns Is Fusion Worldwide’s VP Sales

Fusion Worldwide, a distributor of electronic components,¬† announced that Tim Burns has joined the company as Vice President of Sales Americas. Burns brings nearly 20 years of experience to the role. As Vice President of…

DHL Simplifies Air Freight Quotations

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has introduced a new online freight quotation and booking service for international air freight shipments. The new service creates customer quotations based…

Lowe’s Names Richard Maltsbarger COO

Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced that Richard D. Maltsbarger, Lowe's Chief Development Officer and President, Unternational, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective Feb. 3, 2018. He will continue to report to Robert A.…

Chemical Activity Barometer Continues Gains

The Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council, notched another solid increase in November over October's reading. The gain was on both a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis…

Joseph Zambrano is SVP Operations at PLM

PLM, an operator of a fleet of refrigerator trailers, announced that Joseph Zambrano has joined the leadership team as senior vice president of operations. He will be based out of the company's Fleet Solutions Center in Newark, NJ and…

LSC Communications Acquires The Clark Group

LSC Communications has acquired The Clark Group from the private equity fund The Gores Group. Clark is a third-party logistics provider of distribution, consolidation, transportation management and freight forwarding services, with nine…