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January 31, 2022

Feb 1 Deadline Ahead: Employers Must Post Injury & Illness Summaries by Feb 1, Safety.BLR.com Reminds Safety Managers

Clear a space on the company bulletin board. Safety.BLR.com reminds safety managers that OSHA regulations require that OSHA’s 300A form, a summary of all 2004 workplace illnesses and injuries, must be posted prominently in the workplace between February 1 and April 30 2005.

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) January 31, 2022 -- Clear a space on the company bulletin board, folks. OSHA regulations require that OSHA’s 300A form, a summary of all 2004 workplace illnesses and injuries, must be posted prominently in the workplace between February 1 and April 30 2005. Failure to comply with OSHA recordkeeping requirements could result in fines of $10,000 (some organizations are exempt because of size or type of business).

Steve Quilliam, editor at Safety.BLR.com, a website that makes safety training and compliance easier, explained some other changes in the new law, which went into effect for injuries occurring in 2003: “One of the most confusing concepts of recordkeeping has been restricted work. The new rule,” he explained, “clarifies the definition of restricted work or light duty and makes it easier to record those cases.” Restricted work activity occurs as the result of a work-related injury or illness that keeps an employee from doing the routine functions of the job or from working the full workday.

Quilliam points out another key difference: “OSHA is trying to better define work-related injuries, to ensure that cases clearly unrelated to work are excluded.” OSHA says that an injury or illness is considered work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment caused or contributed to the condition, or significantly aggravated a preexisting condition.

The 300A summary must list the total numbers of job-related deaths, injuries, and illnesses that occurred in 2004 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked is also required.

Safety Meetings and Safety Talks
Business & Legal Reports, Inc.’s website, Safety.BLR.com, features hundreds of safety meetings – in PowerPoint®, outline, or talk formats — plus safety tools like checklists and clipart. Plain-English interpretations of all federal and state OSHA regulations are also provided.

Safety.BLR.com offers a free download of its members-only summary of OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements. To get the download go to http://www.blr.com/81001600/WBS560, or call 800-727-5257.

About BLR
Old Saybrook, Conn.-based BLR provides plain-English compliance and training tools for safety, environmental, HR, and compensation managers. For information and a free catalog, call 800-727-5257 or visit www.BLR.com

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Pragmaxis, LLC Announces Marketing Automation Readiness Assessment Service

Structured 30-45 day marketing automation readiness assessment validates a company’s suitability for marketing automation technologies – or identifies the remedial actions required to get prepared

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2022 -- Pragmaxis, LLC announced today the launch of a new marketing automation readiness assessment service that can help companies determine whether they are good candidates for emerging marketing automation technologies. The assessment uses a templated approach reflecting marketing "best practices" that is tailored to meet the specific objectives of the client organization. The assessment focuses on the clarity, scope and alignment of 6 key organizational readiness parameters:

1) Strategy & Goals
2) Core Processes
3) Organization & Management
4) IT Infrastructure & Support
5) Culture & Capacity to Embrace Change
6) Potential Financial Benefits

Depending upon the findings of the assessment, the final deliverable is either an executive-level Business Case for Moving Forward or a detailed List of Remedial Actions Required before the acquisition of a marketing automation system would be advisable. Clients typically will know which way the findings are headed by the midpoint of the assessment. The assessment process is especially designed to minimize its impact on the client organization in terms of disruption of ongoing activities and personnel time consumed.

According to Peter Balbus, Managing Director of Pragmaxis, LLC, "Marketing departments are increasingly coming under fire internally to justify their expenditures and show causality between marketing campaigns and sales. They're also being asked to embrace six-sigma techniques to gain greater efficiency and effectiveness. At the same time, external pressures such as tougher privacy laws, Sarbanes-Oxley and other legislation are making it impractical to support marketing operations with homegrown solutions and simple workflow automation tools. Senior management – and not just in sales and marketing – is starting to realize that they must embrace more advanced approaches to automate marketing activities or find themselves at a real competitive disadvantage."

About Pragmaxis, LLC
Pragmaxis, LLC is a management consulting firm that specializes in assisting executives in defining and operationalizing top-line growth initiatives, eBusiness and marketing strategies for Fortune 1000 corporations. The firm helps senior executives understand how their industries are likely to change in the next 2-5 years and what steps they should be implementing today to achieve and sustain competitive advantage in the future. Industries served include manufacturing, logistics and distribution, financial services, consumer packaged goods, retail, high-tech, electronics and telecommunications.

Senior practitioners have worked for firms including Booz-Allen & Hamilton, CSC Index, Nolan Norton & Co. and KPMG Strategic Services prior to joining Pragmaxis.

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The APH Group Named as Swainsboro/Emanuel County, Georgia Joint Development Authorities’ Site Consultant for UK Companies

Through its alliance with the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Joint Development Authorities, The APH Group will be assisting UK companies setting up U.S. operations in hub of South Georgia.

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) January 31, 2022 -- The APH Group is pleased to announce its agreement with the Swainsboro/Emanuel County, Georgia Joint Development Authorities as its exclusive site consultant for companies in the United Kingdom considering entering the U.S. market.

The APH Group's CEO, Susan Brod, in announcing this alliance says “While working with overseas companies, The APH Group has identified a need for companies to have more than a sales presence in the United States. They may require warehousing facilities, value-added assembly or complete manufacturing facilities. For an overseas manufacturer wanting to enter the North American market, the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Economic Development Authorities offers compelling reasons to develop their U.S. presence in Emanuel County, Georgia.

They can put together a very attractive package for companies that may include local incentives, tax abatements, free port exemptions, free job training programs and infrastructure financing programs. The Swainsboro/Emanuel County area also offers an attractive, convenient location midway between Savannah, Augusta and Macon, Georgia, a local college-educated population to meet the needs of business and industry, outstanding educational facilities from pre-school through secondary, a $10mm airport expansion, five industrial parks, outstanding quality-of-life and a low cost of living. We are very pleased to be able to work with Swainsboro/Emanuel County to assist our clients with developing their U.S. presence in Swainsboro.”

Andy Riley, President of the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Joint Development Authorities commented “Our community can offer some compelling reasons to locate a facility here. Now that the APH Group is our partner and exclusive site consultants to the UK, that message is getting out and we are very excited. We have decided to partner with The APH Group because of their ability to provide us the means to access UK and European businesses. They provide us a conduit through which we can jointly communicate the many ways a business location in Emanuel County can benefit their clients and open up the U.S. markets to them.

We just opened the first technology park in rural Georgia. BellSouth announced last week that our community is their first “BellSouth Connected Community”. Some of the advantages we offer include an ideal location, just an hour outside of the Port of Savannah and just off an Interstate highway. We have a workforce draw area of 115,000 with over 16 colleges and universities within a 100 mile radius. We qualify for local, state and federal government incentive programs to benefit companies bringing jobs here due to our higher unemployment level and lower over-all income levels.

We value our existing employers here as well and work hard to help them to expand and grow; an employer continues to be valued by us after they locate here. The natural beauty and mild climate we have is another asset we almost take for granted, but visitors always comment on it.

We want companies to come to Swainsboro/Emanuel County and see how beautiful an ideal business location site can be.

The APH Group and Mr. Riley will jointly participate in workshops throughout the United Kingdom in March 2005 to present the possibilities that Swainsboro/Emanuel County, Georgia can offer to overseas companies. For additional information about these workshops or to discuss your company’s interest in Swainsboro/Emanuel County, please contact e-mail protected from spam bots

About The APH Group
The APH Group was founded in 1996 and initiated its Sales Outsourcing Services in 2003 to overseas companies wishing to enter the United States market. They provide the Missing Link to trade in North America with their extensive experience and knowledge in developing entry strategies, hiring and managing U.S. sales forces. They provide a complete turn-key sales operation that handles sales, marketing, administration, shipping, export logistics and warehousing.

The APH Group is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia with an office in London, England and Business Developers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Israel and South Africa.

For additional information, please see http://www.aphgroup.us/ or call 912 352-1805

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January 30, 2022

United Shipping, Inc Tsunami Relief Fund

United Shipping, Inc announced today that the creation of its United Shipping Incorporated Tsunami Relief Fund (USITRF)has raised over Twenty Four Thousand Dollars.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 30, 2022 -- United Shipping, Inc announced today that the creation of its United Shipping Incorporated Tsunami Relief Fund (USITRF) only 4 weeks ago, and spearheaded by its President, Fred Hall, has raised over Twenty Four Thousand Dollars (US$24,000.00) and will be distributed equally to four charities recommended by its partners in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and Thailand. “Compelled to aid those in need in many countries that we work with on a daily basis, we know that every dollar makes a difference and these funds will go a long way in realizing some positive results out of such a horrific human tragedy. United Shipping has received contributions from companies and individuals,” stated the emotionally charged President. The USITRF is still receiving donations on behalf of the victims and their families. If you would like to assist, send your contribution to:

United Shipping, Inc
7000 Broadway, Suite 204
Denver, Colorado 80221
Check Memo Line: USI Tsunami Relief Fund

“The spirit of the United Shipping family has amazed me beyond my wildest expectations. We have been in communications with our partners, those who are most directly affected by this tragedy. And yet, with all they are doing to help their fellow countrymen, with all they are doing to try and restore some sense of normality to their homelands, they have taken the time to write a note of thanks for our efforts. In the 16 years I’ve been in United Shipping, I’ve been fortunate to make many long-lasting friendships. However, the response to our call for aid to the victims of this tragedy has brought me to my knees,” said Mr. Hall.

“We are fortunate to work with such a wonderful group of people, and it’s so heartwarming when people of all ethnicities and religious backgrounds can put aside these distinctions for the common good of all,” stated Sandy Thomas, an eleven year employee with United Shipping. “This is a true testament of who we are and the value we have for human life as a United Shipping Family,” concluded Greg Treco, Director of Operations.

Thanks for your support.

For more information on the USITRF, contact United Shipping, Inc Administrative Office, 7000 Broadway, Suite 204, Denver, Colorado, USA 80221-2926, Tel: (1) 800-783-0730, Fax: (1) 303-426-7666

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NACA Announces China Foray

NACA embarks on first step in augmenting global operations

(PRWEB) January 30, 2022 -- NACA Logistics begins the first phase in the development of founder and Chairman, Owen Glenns vision for a Global Resource Center (GRC) to supplement the global operations of NACA. Zhuhai, located next to Macau in Southern China and in close proximity to Hong Kong, was chosen as the most strategic location.

How do you say ‘NACA’ in Chinese? “Luckily, this is not an issue that I even had to think about. One of the biggest surprises I had was the extent to which it is easy to work with the business environment there. The officials were pro-active, made communication very easy and were focused on attracting business. I was struck by the locations effective transportation systems along with the dedication to economic growth; it’s perfect for our plans to globally support the company,” commented Haydn O’Brien, Senior Vice President Global Operations, on his visit to finalize the plans for the new resource center in Zhuhai.

Mr. O’Brien will head the new facilitys operations during the first stage. The objective of this stage is to help the company maintain and update databases which have grown to require special attention.

The GRC will bring added economic growth to the region with the activity it will induce. NACA Logistics’ new center will employ 60 to 80 people during the first developmental stage. In an effort to cultivate a secure and mutually beneficial partnership with the local government, Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Mike Dye, Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, met with the Zhuhai municipal development bureau.

“Zhuhai is one of China's oldest Special Economic Zones, which were created to foster economic development in the mainland. We are sincerely grateful to the entire team at the Zhuhai Municipal Development Bureau for assisting us during our location search. The city draws high quality talent from multiple local universities and access to a professional pool of people has been very well planned by the government,” noted Mr. Dye.

The NACA GRC will operate in the Zhuhai Southern Software Park (SSP), which will be connected to all neighboring major cities via the future trans-sea bridge as well as highways of the Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macau, making it advantageously located and easily accessible to trade.

Vanguard Logistics Services Limited (VLS) Hong Kong, a wholly owned subsidiary of NACA Logistics, will open a VLS Zhuhai location that will serve as the corporate entity operating the GRC. The long-term lease was signed during a ceremony at the Zhuhai Southern Software Park in mid-December. The site is intended to be operational by early 2005.

About NACA Logistics
NACA Logistics is one of the largest global non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) and is the first neutral transportation group to combine the businesses of NVOCC, warehousing and information technology all under one parent company. NACA Logistics is a major global presence in the industry with agencies in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America. The NACA Logistics group of companies includes Brennan International Transport, Direct Container Line, Conterm Consolidation Services and Vanguard Logistics Services. For further information visit www.nacalogistics.com

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January 29, 2022

New Sales Outsourcing Alliance Announced – Helping U.K. and U.S. Companies Trade

The APH Group and The Business Periscope Ltd today announced a new alliance to facilitate trade by UK and US companies through Sales Outsourcing.

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- The APH Group of Savannah, Georgia today announced a new strategic alliance with The Business Periscope, based in Cardiff and with a presence in Cheshire, UK to assist UK and U.S. companies in exporting their products through Sales Outsourcing.

Realizing that many companies fail to explore the advantages of exporting and entering new markets because of the costs involved, this new alliance offers Sales Outsourcing Services in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sales Outsourcing is a viable strategy enabling companies to get to market quickly and cost-effectively with a salesforce that has instant access and established relationships with the seller’s targeted customer base.

The Business Periscope will represent The APH Group in the United Kingdom for US clients that need access to the UK and European markets. The APH Group will represent The Business Periscope in the United States for UK clients that want to export their products to the US.

Through their vast networks of independent sales agents and knowledge of markets and distribution channels, this alliance can quickly develop sales strategies and outsourcing programs for their clients at a fraction of the cost of the client entering new markets on their own.

“We look forward to working with The Business Periscope. With them as our U.K. liaison we will be able to offer our clients local support and increased avenues of communication. In turn, we can offer U.S. companies help in exporting their products by working with Periscope to develop sales outsourcing programs in the U.K. and European markets,” said Tony Higgins, President of The APH Group.

Paul Gilbert of The Business Periscope stated “For some time we have been seeking an effective market building and distribution company with good reach across the US, and we are confident that we have found this in The APH Group. Their strategic location is an immense asset. We look forward to an effective and enjoyable partnership, to the benefit of UK and US businesses”.

About The APH Group
The APH Group was founded in 1996 and initiated its Sales Outsourcing Services in 2003 to overseas companies wishing to enter the United States market. They provide the Missing Link to trade in North America with their extensive experience and knowledge in developing entry strategies, hiring and managing U.S. salesforces. They provide a complete turn-key sales operation that handles sales, marketing, administration, shipping, export logistics and warehousing.

The APH Group is headquartered in Savannah, Georgia with an office in London, England and Business Developers in the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, Israel and South Africa.

For additional information, please see http://www.aphgroup.us/ or call 912 352-1805.

About The Business Periscope
The Business Periscope is a partnership of specialists in international business support. Operating through partners in a number of European markets, particularly the new Central European members of the European Union where growth is outstripping most of the world, Periscope are able to bring significant added value to companies wishing to develop their international sales or reach. Whether the desire is to distribute products or services, find a manufacturing partner or set up a new site, Periscope has the experience and networks to make it happen.

The Business Periscope is based in Cardiff, South Wales with offices in Cheshire, Birmingham and Newcastle giving ready access to much of England (key cities being Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle). Partners in key European Union markets provide ready access to Continental Europe.

For additional information please call 029 2081 3335 in the UK, +44 29 2081 3335 from outside the UK.

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Multiple Examples of 24/7 Shift Schedules Are Now Available

Organizations looking for examples of 24/7 shift schedules have a new resource. Four different sets of widely-used schedules are now available (8 or 12-hour, fixed or rotating). This will reduce research time and improve the schedule selection process. The schedule packages are available from Shift Schedule Design, a company that specializes in the design of customized work schedules.

Novato, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2022 -- Managers faced with the challenge of designing a new shift schedule for their work group now have a new resource. Shift Schedule Design has just released four sets of widely-used shift schedules:

• 8-hour, fixed schedules
• 8-hour, rotating schedules
• 12-hour, fixed schedules
• 12-hour, rotating schedules

Each package contains ten different schedules for 24/7 coverage with the same number of employees on every shift. Each schedule includes a spreadsheet showing the on-off work pattern, an explanation of how the schedule works, and the advantages and disadvantages from both business and employee perspectives. There is also a summary sheet listing key features of all ten schedules, such as the number of crews, average overtime, longest and shortest breaks, and the number of weekends off each year.

Until now, designing a new shift schedule was not an easy job. Information on the subject is scarce, and relevant examples are nearly impossible to find. Scheduling software programs will manage an existing schedule, but they won’t create a new one. Consultants that specialize in shiftwork issues usually provide much broader services than just schedule design, and their costs may be prohibitive for smaller firms.

Bruce Oliver, the founder of Shift Schedule Design, explains why he is offering these packages. “Few managers can afford to spend days or weeks searching for examples of different schedules, or trying to develop solutions on their own. We assembled these packages to make it easier to examine a variety of different shift schedules side-by-side. Since the packages are primarily intended for smaller organizations, we priced them to fit a limited budget.”

The schedule packages will facilitate the process of selecting a new schedule. They will reduce research time, provide multiple options to choose from, and make it easier to determine employee opinions and preferences. For more information, contact:

Shift Schedule Design was launched in June 2004 to help small businesses find the best work schedule for their situation. The company designs schedules tailored to meet an organization’s unique requirements and preferences. Mr. Oliver was previously employed by a leading shiftwork consulting firm. He has over 20 years of business management experience.

Contact:
Bruce Oliver
Shift Schedule Design
(415) 717-3754
www.shift-schedule-design.com

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January 28, 2022

Citrine Technologies' SOP Express Passes Microsoft Platform Test for Windows Server and Windows Client

Citrine’s SOP Express Processes Sales Orders with the Speed of Lightening SOP Express Undergoes Rigorous Testing by VeriTest to Ensure Interoperability with Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Citrine Technologies, a leading provider of business management solutions with a specialization in Microsoft Business Solutions, announced its latest software innovation SOP Express has passed the Microsoft Platform Test for Windows Server and Windows Client. Citrine’s SOP Express Processes Sales Orders with the Speed of Lightening and provides better inventory control.

The testing was conducted by VeriTest, Microsoft's independent provider for Windows testing and certification. Together, both companies have established technical standards for identifying applications that run more securely and reliably on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems.

The testing program requires that an ISV product (independent software vendor) such as Citrine, passes one Fundamental Component Test (Windows Server or Windows Client), plus one additional component test, either Fundamental or Elective (SQL Server, Web Services + .NET Framework, or Managed Code). Citrine’s SOP Express passed both core fundamentals: Windows Server and Windows Client.

“This test is rigorous, but is endorsed for business-critical applications by analysts and enterprise customers alike because it verifies features that make ISV applications like SOP Express more robust and manageable,” said Mark Fenaughty, Partner, Citrine Technologies. “Passing Microsoft’s vigorous standards ensures high quality and interoperability of SOP Express with Microsoft Servers and Microsoft Clients.
About SOP Express
Citrine’s SOP Express (Sales Order Processing) module for Microsoft Great Plains allows sales orders to be processed within seconds and provides managerial oversight of inventory controls in real time such as the ability to search products and provide price level controls.

SOP Express allows mid-sized companies to have better control over their inventory through customized user interface. With SOP Express the order processor can quickly search items based on 10 user defined fields and easily select item quantities and pricing. Additional info on the SOP Express can be found at http://www.citrinetech.com/zone02d6.htm.

The SOP Express module also allows the user to only see the items selected and once a choice is made, line items for the sales order can be auto generated with just one click. SOP Express enables speedy data entry, summary view of sales / inventory, total quantity count and sales, improvements to the sales transaction process and a margin analysis of sales.
SOP Express is the latest business solution innovation in Citrine’s “Express” line of products which include:
• AP Express -- to increase productivity by shortening entry time of A/P Documents and related account distributions
• Serial Number Express -- to correct serial number errors in seconds and increase inventory accuracy
• Email Express -- to automate e-mail distribution of invoices
• Shipping Express -- to increase the speed and accuracy of processing sales orders by eliminating shipping method errors
• Transfer Express – to efficiently move inventory between sites
• To see these and other Citrine innovations please go to: http://www.citrinetech.com/zone02d.htm

About Citrine
Citrine Technologies (www.citrinetech.com) is a leading provider of business management solutions with a specialization in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains and CRM deployments. Citrine's services include assisting companies in the selection process, deployment and post implementation support service. Located in South Florida, Citrine is fully staffed with professional certified consultants, developers, CPAs and MBAs ready to assist businesses in maximizing operational efficiency.

Press Contact:
Alec J. Rosen
786.457.6680

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IntelliTrack Adds Support for Wireless Devices from American Microsystems Ltd.

IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code tracking software, announced today that its entire product line now supports the American Microsystems Ltd. (AML) Wireless (RF) Terminal, model M7100.

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code tracking software, announced today that its entire product line now supports the American Microsystems Ltd. (AML) Wireless (RF) Terminal, model M7100. IntelliTrack software uses bar codes and RFID tags to track physical assets and inventory in offices, schools, state and federal government agencies, and warehouses large and small.

The AML M7100 wireless terminal has advanced features typically found only in more costly devices, and integrates into a wide range of computing environments. Each M7100 comes pre-loaded with VT100/220 terminal emulation with options for IBM terminal emulation, Windows® compatible ODBC data sources, or C++ development under Linux®. The M7100's computing flexibility simplifies the application development process.

“AML is pleased to add Intellitrack WMS to the list of complimentary
software offerings for our innovative line of cost-effective and
performance-oriented wireless data collection terminals”, said Teresa Stone, AML’s director of marketing. “By combining Intellitrack WMS functionality with AML wireless terminals, our customers and resellers can now benefit from a total, integrated hardware and software warehouse management solution that is affordable, easy to use, and quick to deploy. We look forward to working with Intellitrack and our Channel Partners to help more and more companies utilize wireless data capture technology to maximize efficiency and optimize labor productivity in their warehouse operations.”

“We have enabled our DMS applications, Fixed Assets, Stockroom Inventory, and Check In/Out, to run over a wireless (RF) connection. We see pairing IntelliTrack DMS software with AML wireless terminals as a cost-effective solution for RF,” said James Budniakiewicz, president of Intellitrack.

About IntelliTrack, Inc.
IntelliTrack develops bar code and RFID software for business and government applications. In addition to off-the-shelf products, IntelliTrack also produces custom data collection software. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, IntelliTrack sells software throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. More than 12,000 copies of IntelliTrack software have been deployed on 40,000 mobile computers and wireless terminals worldwide. For further information, please visit www.intellitrack.net.

About American Microsystems Ltd.
AML is a leading manufacturer of reliable, high performance bar code and data collection products. Since 1983, AML and its partners have helped thousands of companies worldwide to increase business efficiency and productivity in manufacturing, warehousing, retail, health care, finance, government and education. For more information about AML, please visit www.amltd.com.

Contacts:
James Budniakiewicz
President
IntelliTrack, Inc.
888-583-3008

Teresa Stone
Director of Marketing
American Microsystems Ltd.
(800) 648-4452, Ext. 109

Jonathan Hochman
J.E. Hochman & Associates for IntelliTrack
860-233-4219

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Reverse Logistics Professional Editor to Appear on Conference Panel

Reverse Logistics Professional Editor Paul Rupnow will be participating on an industry panel entitled “Reverse Logistics IT Standardization” at the upcoming Reverse Logistics Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The panel will explore how companies can improve their reverse logistics operations to save processing costs, improve productivity, reduce inventory and more effectively manage their product returns processes.

(PRWEB) January 28, 2022 -- Reverse Logistics Professional Editor Paul Rupnow will be participating on an industry panel entitled “Reverse Logistics IT Standardization” at the upcoming Reverse Logistics Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The panel will explore how companies can improve their reverse logistics operations to save processing costs, improve productivity, reduce inventory and more effectively manage their product returns processes.

The Reverse Logistics Conference & Expo will be held February 1-3, 2005 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. The conference will bring together OEM and branded companies together with third party service providers and will feature presentations, an exhibit hall and conference sessions. Attendees will include representatives from key supply chain innovators such as Wal-Mart, IBM, Microsoft, EDS and UPS.

“I attended this event last year and it was top notch” says Paul Rupnow, “This is the second year and it is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year. This year the conference features 2 days of top industry speakers, a trade show with over 40 exhibitors and an additional seminar day with some in depth courses.”

Paul Rupnow has been immersed in helping companies manage product returns since 2000. As the Director of Reverse Logistics Solutions at Andlor Logistics Systems, Paul Rupnow works daily with customers to solve product returns and reverse logistics problems. Paul is the lead business architect of Andlor's BacTracs Reverse Logistics Management System. Paul draws on business process skills learned in his 17 years of business that include working with numerous manufacturers and as a Chartered Accountant with one of the Big Four Accounting firms.

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January 27, 2022

New Courier Service for Washington DC and New York Metro Areas Debuts Offering Same Day Delivery for $75 Flat Rate

The old west's "Pony Express" is alive with same day, scheduled courier service between New York and Washington DC. Same day delivery is guaranteed by 3PM with 100% on-line ordering. Priced at $75 for packages up to 20 lbs, and a overnight service on Friday for $25 makes this the best delivery value in America !

(PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- An innovative, unique courier service is available to help squeeze an extra day out of your work week deadlines.

Designed for the ultimate in cost-effectiveness and efficiency, your package, up to 20 lbs., is dropped off at our “package portal” by 1030 AM. We guarantee it to be available for pickup by 3PM the SAME DAY at the destination portal.

Washington DC to New York City’s startup schedule will be Monday-Wednesday and Friday, and New York City's schedule is on Tues & Thursday. There is a special Friday service overnight for New York to Washington DC only for $25.00 which is available Saturday or Monday morning if you prefer.

The service is designed so that NO public transportation, airlines, or outside contractors are used to deliver your packages, significantly reducing the chance for loss or delay.

There are many uses for the service in today's post 9-11 world of airline and shipping delays.

For instance if you miss your Next Day delivery deadline, or just need an extra day to complete a bid, proposal, testing, court document, design or report, you can still get your critical delivery there on time.

You could use the service to send a last minute gift or show ticket to someone, or hold on to your cash an extra day and still get payroll and accounts payable out on time.

If you use a local courier to have your package dropped off at our portal and picked up, you still save over 400% compared to the alternatives!

For complete details and information visit: www.samedayny.com or www.samedaydc.com

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January 25, 2022

IntelliTrack Releases Software for Tracking Inventory and Assets at Multiple, Remote Sites Using TCP/IP

IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code tracking software, has released a new network synchronization (NetSynch) host application for remote, LAN and WAN data and application interchange. The NetSynch host works with any IntelliTrack SQL DMS software package, including Fixed Assets, Stockroom Inventory, Check In/Out, and Inventory Shipping Receiving and Picking (ISRP).

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) January 27, 2022 -- IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code tracking software, has released a new network synchronization (NetSynch) host application for remote, LAN and WAN data and application interchange. The NetSynch host works with any IntelliTrack SQL DMS software package, including Fixed Assets, Stockroom Inventory, Check In/Out, and Inventory Shipping Receiving and Picking (ISRP).

“We have successfully deployed our Fixed Assets software for a major telecommunications company who uses it to control and maintain assets at a large number of sites. The information is transmitted over the Internet to a central SQL database,” said James Budniakiewicz, IntelliTrack’s president. “Our software costs much less than any other enterprise-wide tracking software.

IntelliTrack’s NetSynch host application provides a company the ability to manage data transfer for the IntelliTrack applications across a wired or wireless network. IntelliTrack application, data, and validation can be managed from the host to upload and download data to portable data terminals using TCP/IP. Any client (PDT) with wireless connection can access and send the IntelliTrack applications data and also update its software to the most current application.

Data uploaded to the central host from a single or multiple PDT’s can be automatically staged for data base updates or be reviewed by a manger for accuracy or scheduling. The host can support hundreds of PDT’s with its large number of simultaneous connections. NetSynch is the standard synchronization process for IntelliTrack SQL.

About IntelliTrack, Inc.
IntelliTrack develops bar code and RFID software for business and government applications. In addition to off-the-shelf products, IntelliTrack also creates custom data collection software. IntelliTrack software runs on mobile computers from Symbol Technologies, PSC, Intermec, Socket, LXE, Hand Held Products (HHP), American Microsystems (AML), and Unitech. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, IntelliTrack sells software throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. More than 12,000 copies of IntelliTrack have been sold and accompanied by at least 40,000 pieces of auto-id hardware worldwide. For further information, please visit www.intellitrack.net.

Contacts:
James Budniakiewicz
President
IntelliTrack, Inc.
888-583-3008

Jonathan Hochman
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January 24, 2022

Young Companies Team up to Solve the Problem of “…..Sorry But You Weren’t at Home….”

Two enterprises based in the Cotswolds, UK are collaborating to solve the problem of delivering goods to a home when nobody is in.
(PRWEB) January 24, 2022 -- Who hasn’t experienced the frustration of finding a card telling you that you’ve just missed the delivery to your home? You’re then faced with driving to a collection depot to collect it yourself, or having to call and rearrange delivery, often with a fee attached? Imagine too the cost and inconvenience to the retailer and delivery companies.

Now, two enterprises based in the Cotswolds are collaborating to solve the problem of delivering goods to a home when nobody is in. Cheltenham based Ahome4it Limited chose Cirencester based HOH Limited to develop an information website as well as other associated software as part of this solution.

According to Colin Towns, Managing Director of HOH Limited, Ahome4it chose to work with HOH because of their structured and flexible approach to working with new concepts and ideas.

“I think that we were able to relate to Ahome4it’s issues given that we are a relatively young Company too. It meant that we understood the uncertainty that exists in defining the requirements for new projects and that a step-by-step approach to the design is most suitable at this stage. We also offer skills and experience much broader than just website design, again something that I think is important for Companies such as Ahome4it.”

Both companies, which are fairly new growing concerns, take advice from Gloucester Business Link and attend seminars and other events designed to bring business throughout Gloucestershire together.

Ahome4it’s patented solution removes the need for homeowners to be present to receive deliveries of goods that have been ordered by phone, mail or internet.

Using the latest internet and communication technologies, goods can be delivered to the house in a secure manner without any modifications being made to the property or the need for large, expensive ‘delivery bins’.

Ahome4it utilizes a secure electronic battery powered keysafe that is very easily installed at the customer’s home and does not need to be connected to any phone lines. There is also a remote coordinating database that releases access codes for authorized deliveries when they are needed. Customers then use a secure location for delivery, perhaps a garage, shed, porch or conservatory. This gives flexibility to the size of delivery, saves cost and removes the security and visual disadvantages of external boxes.

With the number of people in the UK who have a faster broadband connection to the internet growing faster than ever, online sales are set to increase at an exponential rate. Huge advances have been made in the ordering and logistics supply chain, but the problem of the “last mile” to the house still exists. Often at present, consumers are given a delivery date and expected to take time off of work to wait in for the delivery. Alternatively, delivery companies have to run a complex schedule for their delivery fleets resulting in costly inefficient journeys.

Ahome4it will be rolling out a Gloucestershire based/region wide pilot scheme that will enable them to further refine the system’s capabilities. To learn more about the solution or to become part of the pilot scheme, visit Ahome4it’s website at: www.Ahome4it.com

The website includes information for consumers as well as distributors and was developed by HOH using their latest Content Management System (CMS). This product allows Ahome4it to modify their website at any time without resorting to technical help and also allows the company to set up secure internet sites for clients or potential partners at the click of a button.

Colin Towns, comments: “As soon as we were approached by Ahome4it, we knew that this was a project we wanted to be involved in. With all of us at the company being keen online shoppers we could relate to the very real problem of having goods delivered to home addresses when we weren’t there. Sometimes it could take numerous return deliveries to get hold of the items or even worse they would be left on the doorstep and never be seen again.”

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Background information:
HOH Ltd (www.hoh.co.uk) is an Internet Consultancy firm based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. It has specialised in the internet industry for over 3 years and has built a number of tools designed to help small and medium sized businesses benefit from using the internet as a tool.

Managing Director, Colin Towns previously worked at Zurich Financial Services where he specialized in designing and developing large-scale internet products for the financial services industry.
Telephone 08707 606 737

Ahome4it Ltd (www.ahome4it.com) is a provider of home delivery and access control systems. The Company is run by Andrew Holding who has had many years of experience bringing innovative electromechanical solutions to market in the fields of metrology, telecommunications and cash handling.
Telephone 01242 58 33 08
Mobile 07778 48 97 33

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January 21, 2022

IntelliTrack Releases New ISRP Software for Small and Mid-Sized Warehouses

IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code tracking software, has begun shipping its new Inventory, Shipping, Receiving and Picking (ISRP) software for small and mid-sized warehouses.

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) January 21, 2022 -- IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code tracking software, has begun shipping its new Inventory, Shipping, Receiving and Picking (ISRP) software. ISRP manages the operations of a small to mid-sized warehouse with four fully integrated functions, one for each main warehouse activity: inventory, shipping, receiving and picking. The software is compatible with a wide variety of bar code data collection devices, including Windows .NET terminals.

"We have many clients who simply do not have the budget for a big Warehouse Management System (WMS). So we developed ISRP to satisfy their needs, and save them money," said IntelliTrack president James Budniakiewicz. “We know of no other software that provides so much functionality for such a modest investment. The whole motivation behind IntelliTrack software is to offer the client an excellent return on their investment, so saving money is our number one goal.” In the event that a customer needs additional features, IntelliTrack offers a complete upgrade path from ISRP to its full-scale WMS products.

ISRP maintains inventory in a variety of business environments. This user-friendly inventory tracking system combines state-of-the-art bar code data collection on a portable data terminal with a sophisticated Windows-based inventory management program installed on a host PC. The IntelliTrack suite of products offers a relational database to ensure data integrity, portable bar code reader integration to maximize data collection efficiency, and bar code label printing capability.

About IntelliTrack, Inc.
IntelliTrack develops bar code and RFID software for business and government applications. In addition to off-the-shelf products, IntelliTrack also creates custom data collection software. IntelliTrack software runs on mobile computers from Symbol Technologies, PSC, Intermec, Socket, LXE, Hand Held Products (HHP), American Microsystems (AML), and Unitech. Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, IntelliTrack sells software throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. More than 12,000 copies of IntelliTrack have been sold and accompanied by at least 40,000 pieces of auto-id hardware worldwide. For further information, please visit www.intellitrack.net.

Contacts:
James Budniakiewicz
President
IntelliTrack, Inc.
888-583-3008

Jonathan Hochman
J.E. Hochman & Associates for IntelliTrack
860-233-4219

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PartsRiver Expands in 2005 to Keep Up with Demand

PartsRiver, Inc., the leading provider of data quality and intelligent spend control services for the transportation industry welcomed 2005 with an expanded customer base, staff, and services.

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2022 -- PartsRiver, Inc., the leading provider of data quality and intelligent spend control services for the transportation industry welcomed 2005 with an expanded customer base, staff, and services. PartsRiver’s client base includes leaders such as Ryder Transportation, Schneider National, US Xpress Enterprises, Volvo, and Freightliner.

"The demand for intelligent spend data analysis is explosive. Companies of all sizes are realizing that developing a sustainable data quality strategy is a critical part in achieving their operating goals. We're hiring the very best people in order to offer our clients the transportation industry expertise they need to realize the substantial benefits parts spend data management can provide," said Elisa Jagerson, CEO of PartsRiver, Inc.

PartsRiver welcomes new executives Sheryl Arnold, Vice President Services, Robert Camozzo, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing, and Ronald Schoenfeld, Senior Domain Specialist. PartsRiver also welcomes two new additions to the advisory board, Mitch Weseley and Gene Tyndall. Mr. Weseley is Chairman and founder of Global Logistics Technologies, Inc. (G-Log) a freight logistics software company. Mr. Tyndall served as Executive Vice President of Ryder Logistics and is now an industry consultant.

As Vice President of Services, Ms. Arnold leads a team of transportation industry specialists as well as PartsRiver’s data base quality assurance services. Arnold joins the PartsRiver team after most recently helping to create, launch and manage Saqquara Technologies. "I share in the same vision with Elisa Jagerson and the rest of the professionals on the PartsRiver team, which is delivering sound management, superior customer service and solid results to our customers," Arnold said.

Bob Camozzo has over 21 years experience in supply chain software and services; distribution network performance and event monitoring systems; as well as "Big Five" management consulting. "PartsRiver is a company on the move; you can't help but get excited about being a part of its future. There is something extraordinary about bringing solutions to transportation leaders that can have a dramatic operating impact with limited risk - that is what PartsRiver is all about," Camozzo said.

Ron Schoenfeld has over 27 years in the heavy-duty truck, bus and automotive parts industries with Mack, Peterbilt, and Blue Bird Body where he supervised Purchasing, Warehousing, Distribution, Warranty and Service Parts Sales as well as directed Field Services, Warranty, Service Engineering, Reliability Engineering and Technical Training. Ron is active in the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) VMRS program. “At PartsRiver, I am able to leverage on all my industry experience to help develop solutions that have very high value for our customers,” said Schoenfeld.

“PartsRiver has the only completely automated industry reference database that has captured over 8 million unique part numbers representing over 3000 cross-referenced vendor/suppliers. This extensive database and proven quality assurance processes enable PartsRiver to quickly deliver 100% data accuracy to its customers. Combined with our software and industry specialists, the size and accuracy or our database allows us to handle growth without sacrificing data integrity," Jagerson said.

We are very fortunate to have attracted a team of such high caliber. They are not only driving our significant growth but are also keeping the quality of our products and services unsurpassed," said CEO Elisa Jagerson. "I believe in hiring the very best people and giving them the support and flexibility they need in their work life to thrive and stay motivated to help our clients avoid costs through informed data services.”

About PartsRiver, Inc.
PartsRiver, Inc., is the leading provider of data quality and intelligent spend control services for the transportation industry. PartsRiver leverages data, technology, and industry expertise to unlock the power of the part information stored in today’s business systems. Our services provide visibility across inefficiencies in parts purchasing and inventory, where data quality is paramount. PartsRiver is a privately held corporation headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

For further information about the company and its products visit www.partsriver.com or call Derek Berry at (408) 725-0830

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Kagtooth Holdings Announces Record Profits

Kagtooth Holdings announces Full Year net profits of £8.56m on a turnover of £25.14m for 2004

(PRWEB) January 21, 2022 -- Today Kagtooth Holdings, an industry leader in support services announced record profits of £8.56m for the year ending 2004. Increased sector demand and a firm wide restructuring to focus on core activities contributed heavily to the success of the company.

Managing Director Ina Sahw this morning commented '2004 was an excellent year for us after the difficulty of 2003. The business has been restructured to focus on the core activities, which has increased profitability and created new and exciting opportunities. We are expecting 2005 to be another record year.'

Despite the positive comments from Mr Sahw, Chirs Swon, an analyst from Subzer0 Securities was not so bullish. 'On the surface the figures look good. Profits and turnover are up but cash flow is still a problem. The company is still heavily geared and the sector it operates in is very volatile, which could cause major problems in the near-future. I also have deep concerns about the rumours of a merger with Evo5 Corp.'

Rumours in the City have connected Kagtooth Holdings with a possible merger with Evo5 Corp, the well-known haulage company. Although the two businesses would complement each other, there are concerns about the legality of several Evo5 Corp operations, notably the notorious 'Ripon-run' which is causing concern amongst institutional investors.

Nobody from Evo5 Corp was available for comment.

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January 20, 2022

U.S. Warehouse Market Size and Benchmark Pricing Report Released

A recently completed report on the United States warehousing market, complete with price and profit benchmarks, has been released. "An Overview of Warehousing in North America - Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Prices and Practices", estimates the U.S. commercial warehousing market at $25.7 billion.

Stoughton, WI (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) January 20, 2022 -– A recently completed report on the United States warehousing market, complete with price and profit benchmarks, has been released. "An Overview of Warehousing in North America - Market Size, Major 3PLs, Benchmarking Prices and Practices", estimates the U.S. commercial warehousing market at $25.7 billion. After-tax profitability was reported at 2.7%

A major part of the report is dedicated to warehouse price and practices benchmarks. Contract and public warehousing are addressed in separate sections. Contract warehouse relationships are measured by operating margins, EBITDA and EBIT. Regional differences are reported for both contract and public operations.

Lengths of contracts reviewed in the study were from 1-7 years. The study found that most contracts have 3 and 5 year terms. Only 9% of contracts were for 1 year and 14% were for more than 5 years.

In the report, components of standard warehouse pricing models are given. The major variables are space utilization, labor, administrative costs and margins. This standard costing methodology is used for both contract and public warehousing. Gain-sharing, single-factor carton pricing and other key pricing elements are explained. Public warehousing pallet handling charges were found to vary regionally from $4.70 to $5.86. Package handling, storage and value-added service charges are detailed in the report.

Expected operating margins and profitability measures are compared to actual results for 3PLs in the study. These relationships are reviewed in detail and in reference to the “Negotiation Zone.” Statistical analyses were performed showing the effects on profitability of open book relationships and leasing versus ownership.

“We undertook this study because we had a Japanese consulting client who wanted to know what and how 3PLs and commercial warehouses were charging for their services in the U.S.,” said Richard Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, a supply chain management consultancy. “There was not a good source available and the only way to get the information was to put out an RFP. Our report is the only public explanation of what the real prices are in warehousing in North America.”

The analysis emphasizes the growth of contract warehousing at the expense of public warehousing. The results indicate however, that profitability is not inherent in either of the models but owes more to company cultures and practices.

The complete study with appendices is available from Armstrong & Associates. It can be purchased over the phone at +1-608-873-8929, or online at: http://www.3plogistics.com/shopsite/index.html.

About Armstrong & Associates: Armstrong & Associates, Inc. is a supply chain management consulting firm specializing in market research, mergers and acquisitions and logistics outsourcing. Armstrong & Associates publishes Who’s Who In Logistics?. Recent research papers include: "The Customers of 3PLs - An Analysis of Armstrong & Associates' Contract Logistics Database" and "Global Logistics Services Providers II". In addition, Armstrong & Associates maintains databases of warehousing companies, freight forwarders, third-party logistics providers, and distributors.

For more information, contact: Richard Armstrong (800) 525-3915

Source:
Armstrong & Associates, Inc.
100 Business Park Circle, Suite 202
Stoughton, WI 53589
Phone: (608) 873-8929
Fax: (608) 873-5509
Website: www.3PLogistics.com

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Research and Markets: European Logistics Market, Operators facing Increasing Pressure on Rates, Falling Volumes and Rising Costs

Dublin--Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c11948) has announced the addition of European Logistics Markets 2004 to their offering.

(PRWEB) January 20, 2022 -- Reliable market sizing data and forecasts are an essential part of all companies’ business plans or strategic consulting projects. European Logistics Markets 2004 provides the industry standard and is the result of a major research study, which analysed the revenues of hundreds of companies. The report utilises proprietary forecasting models, and provides market shares and ‘top tens’ for all the key European economies. Each country profile provides a handy background to the industry as well as analysing the structure of the wider transport market.

The European logistics market over the last year has been exceptionally challenging as many operators have faced increasing pressure on rates, falling volumes and rising costs. European Logistics Leaders 2004 provides information on which companies have been the winners and losers throughout the year. Containing rankings of company revenues and profitability on a European and global basis, the report provides a comparative analysis of the positions of the market leaders. It includes information on market shares and segmental breakdowns (split by geography and business unit) as well as an analysis of the key market movers. There is also an analysis of Exel’s acquisition of Tibbett & Britten. All data has been re-calculated to indicate the impact, which the acquisition will have on the market.

Why buy European Logistics Markets 2004?
European Logistics Markets 2004 is the industry standard for market sizing, forecasts and company market shares. It provides an essential reference document for everyone who needs to understand the structure and key players in the European logistics and specifically, the European contract logistics market.

Market sizing, forecasts and shares
The report contains profiles of 15 of Europe’s largest transport and logistics market as well as a European overview. It includes statistics on each country, including the size of each transport sector as well as an analysis of the structure by company size and employment.

The report specifically provides readers with detailed analysis of the size and growth rates for the contract logistics industry in 15 individual markets as well as market shares for the leading players.

What can you learn from the report?
The newly published European Logistics Markets 2004 Report provides answers to the following questions:
- Which countries’ logistics markets are developing the fastest?
- Which are the largest contract logistics markets in Europe?
- Who are the top ten transport and logistics companies in each of the key markets?
- Who are the top contract logistics players in each key market and what is their market share?
- What is the background and history of Europe’s leading logistics markets?

Market forecasts
We have developed proprietary models for forecasting growth in the contract logistics market. Each growth model takes into account the following factors:
- Baseline GDP growth
- Penetration of in-house logistics operations
- Migration of commoditised transport and warehousing business to integrated contract logistics players

Sample Profile
2.0 FRANCE 27
2.1.0 Transport Infrastructure 27
2.1.1 Road Network 27
2.1.2 Railway Network 27
2.1.3 Airports 27
2.1.4 Sea Ports 28
2.1.5 Warehousing 29
2.1.6 Other Transport Modes 29
2.2.0 France’s Logistics Market 30
2.2.1 Overview 30
2.2.2 French Transport Market Size 31
2.2.3 Structure of the Freight Transport Sector in France 32
2.2.4 Top ten transport, forwarding and warehousing companies 33
2.3.0 Third party logistics industry 34
2.3.1 Market Size & Growth 34
2.3.2 Market leaders 36
2.3.3 Market share 37

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c11948

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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