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February 28, 2022

Family Business Succession Planning Done Right

Caribbean Shipping Services cited in Families in Business magazine for their textbook approach to succession planning. Caribbean Shipping Services and Caribbean Cold Storage were founded by Paul and Julie Robbins and have twice been selected to Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 List of fastest growing companies.

(PRWEB) February 28, 2022 -- Caribbean Shipping Services was cited in Families in Business magazine for their textbook approach to succession planning in a family business. Families in Business is a highly touted magazine published in London, England. The article, Succession Planning: Who Needs It And When Do You Start, details Caribbean Shipping Services’ commitment to planning for the next generation. In the article Paul and Julie Robbins, founders and Co-CEO’s of Caribbean Shipping Services and Caribbean Cold Storage, explain their strategies for preparing for the future and ensuring that the company can sustain when they retire.

The author, Don Schwerzler, founder of the Family Business Institute in Atlanta, GA, is an expert in the field of succession planning and family businesses. His article details the painstaking, and sometimes volatile, progression of planning for the future. “It is a difficult process, but we are committed to servicing our customers in the way that they are accustomed to with Caribbean Shipping Services, so we feel it is very important to be proactive with this matter,” said Paul Robbins. “We have created a culture here but we have also created value. The company is operating at a level that I am comfortable with. I see bigger and better things for it but I am not the guy to take it to the next level.”

Paul’s entrepreneurial spirit is still going strong. Revolutionary Cold Technologies, another company he is deeply involved with, was also mentioned in the article. Always committed to new technology, Robbins has had a part in creating a new material that, when installed into the roof of reefer containers, will enable shippers to maintain a chilled or frozen temperature for up to six days without mechanical refrigeration. “We have been beta testing this new technology with Caribbean Shipping for 4 years and the results have been incredible” said Robbins.

Caribbean Shipping Services was founded in 1993 by Paul and Julie Robbins. Today they operate from their main offices in Jacksonville, FL and satellite offices in San Juan, PR, Charlotte, NC and Howell, NJ. The company has twice been named to INC Magazine’s list of 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies. Since 1999 they have also been included in the First Coast 50, a listing of the top fifty companies in Northeast Florida. Caribbean Shipping Services and Caribbean Cold Storage offer ocean, air, inland transportation, warehousing and consolidation services.

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February 26, 2022

A3 Technologies Launches New Website

A3 Technologies has recently launched its redesigned website: http://www.a3-tech.com

(PRWEB) February 26, 2022 -- The newly designed site exemplifies A3’s market focus on Logistics, Warehousing, Manufacturing, and Healthcare. A3 Technologies’ rapid growth is due to a consistent expansion of product offerings including major barcode product suppliers, embracing RFID product initiatives, Custom Engineering, Software Application Development, and Professional Services.

An online store is also in process of being created and integrated into the new website. A3’s customers will have the option of being able to order products via the web. “Each customer is unique in their requirements. We strive to achieve the goals set before us by our customers and respond with Solutions. Some customers have requested the convenience of ordering products over the web and we have responded”, stated Steve Allen, President of A3 Technologies.

A3 Technologies, Inc. is a premier integrator of mobile data management systems; developing, deploying and servicing productivity solutions based on diverse wireless technologies, innovative software applications for portable barcode devices and RFID for mobile asset tracking and asset security. A3 provides customer-specific solutions in route accounting, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, logistics and other industries; all aimed at improving the productivity of the mobile worker.

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February 25, 2022

RFID Journal LIVE! to Showcase Unique End-User Case Studies

100+ RFID Systems Providers and Product Demonstrations
Sold-out sponsorships at April executive conference underscore importance of RFID technology.

New York, NY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 25, 2022 -- Business professionals will have a unique opportunity to get objective, first-hand information from end users and early adopters of RFID technology at the RFID Journal LIVE! (www.rfidjournallive.com) executive conference, April 10-12, 2005 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. They will hear about the lessons learned by Wal-Mart and Kimberly-Clark; get the inside scoop on Best Buy's RFID roll-out; and learn about the European RFID experience from Tesco, a leading European retailer and among the most active deploying RFID technology.

In its third year, RFID Journal LIVE! features an unparalleled lineup of end-user case studies from those at the forefront of RFID deployment. Speakers will not only discuss how RFID improves operations, but will also provide practical insight on systems costs, integration challenges and other critical business issues. In addition, the event will feature a sold-out exhibition floor with more than 100 RFID solution providers scheduled to showcase their latest products and services.

"There is a lot of hype, misinformation and confusion in the RFID market today, and one good way to get the facts about what's really going on is to hear from end users in the trenches," said Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "We've brought the same editorial focus as our magazine and Web site to RFID Journal LIVE!, so whether you are just starting to learn about RFID or you are beginning to implement, there will be plenty of insights for you."

The leading RFID system providers and technology companies are supporting the event. Major sponsors include Accenture, IBM, Deloitte, Intel, Oracle, Unisys and VeriSign. Platinum sponsors include Acsis, Avery Dennison RFID, Intermec Technologies, Manhattan Associates, OATSystems, ObjectStore, Paxar, Power Paper, Printronix, RedPrairie, SAP America, Sun Microsystems, Symbol Technologies, Texas Instruments and Zebra Technologies. This group of innovative companies will showcase a wide array of products, services and expertise such as integrated solutions, tags, readers, supply chain software, security and wireless applications on the sold-out exhibition floor. For a complete list of sponsors go to http://www.rfidjournallive.com/sponsors.htm.

RFID Journal LIVE! formally opens with a keynote address on April 10th at 6:05 p.m. delivered by Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who will address the importance of technology in protecting the homeland. Ridge will join attendees at a networking reception following his keynote speech.

Top end-user companies scheduled to speak include Abbott Laboratories, Airbus, AmericsourceBergen, Best Buy, Boeing, BP, Campbell USA, Delta Airlines, Federal Express, H.D. Smith Wholesale Drugs, Kimberly-Clark, Limited Brands, Michelin, National Football League, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, Tyson Foods, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Social Security Administration and Wal-Mart.

World renowned futurist Paul Saffo, will explain how RFID fits into the general trend of computers sensing, managing and responding to real world events in his closing keynote speech entitled, "RFID and the Future of Business," on April 12th.

The conference agenda is organized into six key tracks by subject, with speakers who will deliver in-depth, unbiased information covering RFID in retail, manufacturing, supply chain/logistics, core technologies, payment systems and building the business case.

Preconference seminars will begin on Sunday morning, April 10th, with two general sessions that cover RFID Basics and the Business Benefits of RFID. The breakout sessions that follow will allow attendees to attend a single, in-depth seminar focused on a particular industry sector or issue. Topics covered include:

RFID Journal University – designed for those relatively new to RFID who want to understand the terminology and how RFID systems work before participating in the main conference. Presenters will explain how RFID can improve operational efficiency, reduce costs, increase security and boost profits for companies.

The EPC Developers Conference – sponsored by VeriSign, this workshop is for in-house developers and independent software vendors and focuses on creating applications that turn the evolutionary technologies of EPC and RFID into practical, real-world solutions for inventory, asset and supply chain management solutions.

RFID in the Health Care Industry – discusses tracking pallets, cases and unique items in the health care and pharmaceutical industry supply chains. Speakers will address the special deployment challenges faced by companies in these industries, including the need to create an electronic pedigree for some drugs and the challenges of tagging medical objects in hospitals.

Investing in RFID – provides investors with a deeper understanding of the burgeoning RFID market, including the short- and medium-term trends in the industry; which areas of the market will be dominated by incumbents; and which areas still present opportunities for startups.

Packaging and Printing – addresses the specific issues that packaging and printing companies need to understand to meet the challenges ahead, including developing new methods of integrating tags directly into products and printing antennas for RFID tags with conductive inks.

RFID in Commercial Aviation – The Boeing Company and Airbus cover how they are working together to promote the adoption of RFID technology within the commercial aviation industry. They will examine the business case for the use of RFID by both manufacturers and suppliers and will provide a roadmap for RFID implementation.

Intellectual Property and RFID – This pre-conference, hosted by the Intellectual Property Society (www.ipsociety.net), explores critical intellectual property issues that companies selling, deploying and investing in RFID technologies face today.

To learn more about RFID Journal LIVE! 2005, or to register for the conference, go to www.rfidjournallive.com. Group discounts are available. RFID Journal LIVE! 2005 is co-produced by Mosaic Media Partners.

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the only independent media company devoted solely to radio frequency identification and its many business applications. Our mission is to be the ultimate resource for businesspeople that need to understand how RFID can help their companies boost supply chain efficiencies, reduce inventories, limit theft, improve product availability and add convenience for consumers. RFID Journal serves the needs of businesspeople looking to take advantage of RFID technologies with timely news, strategic analysis, networking opportunities at events and in-depth education.

Contact:
Annie Scully
845-368-0608

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February 24, 2022

Groundbreaking Research on ERP vs Best-of-Breed Supply Chain Software

Finds Flawed Corporate Decisions Processes, Users Looking for Improvements from Both Types of Vendors
Detailed research with nearly 200 companies shows on the critical topic of ERP versus "best-of-breed" supply chain software applications (both planning and execution areas) shows users rate best-of-breed solutions substantially higher in most dimensions, while internal politics and lack of real facts hamper internal decision processes. This is the most comprehensive research to date on the important topic. The reports include detailed survey data, analysis and synthesis of this data, and recommends an improved framework for decision-making.

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- With many companies struggling with the issue of selecting ERP or best-of-breed technology vendors, on-line publisher SupplyChainDigest™ announced today the release of two major research reports that provide the most comprehensive look to date at this critical issue. The reports, based on in-depth surveys with 160 leading companies and dozens of one-on-one interviews with corporate decision-makers and other thought leaders, focus separately on Supply Chain Planning and Supply Chain Execution software areas.

Perhaps no other issue is as important right now to both end user companies and supply chain technology providers as the ERP versus best-of-breed wars. SupplyChainDigest’s research reports identify in detail how companies rate ERP versus best-of-breed solutions across both planning and execution, identify the challenges and myths companies face when making this decision, and provide an integrated framework for effectively managing the process.

Some of the key findings of the research include:
-- By a fairly substantial margin, respondents did rate best-of-breed applications substantially higher than ERP in most functional and value-related categories.
-- Many companies are using fundamentally flawed decisions processes, rife with internal politics and often absent clear facts.
-- There are exceptions. Some companies, especially those with supply chain/operational ownership of the system decision and a focus on business objectives, have been able to move beyond the politics and make highly informed decisions.
-- The “integration” issue for best-of-breed is overrated in many cases.
-- Users want both best-of-breed and ERP providers to improve. They want best-of-breed vendors to bring more knowledge about differences with ERP and how those differences really translate into value, while they want ERP providers to bring a lot more supply chain expertise to the table.

Detail on these findings, the complete survey results, and SupplyChainDigest’s decision framework for making the ERP versus best-of-breed decision are all found in the two reports. Both are available at no charge to current or new subscribers to SupplyChainDigest.

They can be accessed at www.scdigest.com

Note to editors: SupplyChainDigest president Dan Gilmore, lead author of the reports, has detailed and unique insight into this critical question of ERP versus best-of-breed. He is available for interviews to summarize the study findings and his observations.

About SupplyChainDigest
SupplyChainDigest™ is the industry’s premier interactive knowledge source, providing timely, relevant, in-context information. Reaching tens of thousands of supply chain and logistics decision-makers each week, our flagship publications - SupplyChainDigest and SupplyChainDigest – Logistics Edition, and web site (www.scdigest.com) deliver news, opinions and information to help end users improve supply chain processes and find technology solutions.

For more information, contact SupplyChainDigest at:
937-885-3253
www.scdigest.com

Contact Information
Dan Gilmore
937-671-6886

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MDRG Appoints DDL Package Testing Engineer as New VP

Medical Device Industry Experts Partner in Twin Cities Coalition
Scott Levy, DDL Package Testing Engineer has been appointed Vice President of Twin Cities Based Medical Device Resource Group (MDRG), to build and foster the MDRG’s reputation as a leading industry resource.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 24, 2022 -- http://www.testedandproven.com - The Medical Device Resource Group (MDRG), a Twin Cities-based coalition of service providers to medical device companies, has appointed Scott Levy, DDL Inc. Package Testing Engineer, as its new vice president.

The Medical Device Resource Group is a coalition of Twin Cities-based companies that together offer the broad expertise needed to successfully develop and market a medical device. The MDRG helps medical device developers, manufacturers and marketers to find the right partners in order to deliver their medical device to market on schedule.

As a medical device industry expert and MDRG member since the coalition's inception in 2001, Mr. Levy is delighted to have been unanimously elected as vice president.

"I believe in the potential of the MDRG and the powerful direction in which it is heading," said Mr. Levy. "There is enough horsepower and expertise in this group to bring a medical device all the way to market."

As package testing engineer at DDL Inc. testing services, Mr. Levy recognizes the massive growth occurring in the medical device industry. Medical device package testing currently constitutes 80% of DDL's overall package testing business.

"With the implementation of stricter regulations, many medical device manufacturers are struggling to understand what they have to do to validate their packaging," said Mr. Levy. "The MDRG is exactly the resource that medical device manufacturers need in order to grow their awareness of package testing, validation and other industry procedures."

DDL Inc. testing services will be partnering with fellow MDRG members, WebLabel and Quality Tech Services, at the upcoming Healthpack 2005 Tradeshow, where they will be debuting their "don't gamble with your packaging" promotion.

HealthPack 2005, March 23-24, San Antonio,Texas at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. Register here - http://www.healthpack.net/registera.shtml

About DDL Inc.
DDL offers expert product testing, package testing and material testing services including: Shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL testing services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California.

Contact DDL at www.TestedandProven.com or call Scott Levy at 952-941-9226 ext.115

About MDRG
The Medical Device Resource Group (MDRG) is a coalition of Twin Cities companies that together offer the broad expertise you need to get new medical devices to market - and support them once they're launched. For more information, visit http://www.medicaldeviceresourcegroup.com

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February 22, 2022

Shipping Container and Portable Storage Company Led by Seasoned Industry Veteran

Storstac, Inc. enjoying initial months of operations led by president Vincent Ruggiero.

MISSISSAUGA, ON (PRWEB) February 22, 2022 -- Mississauga-based Storstac, Inc., which deals in the sales, rentals and modifications of new and used shipping containers and portable storage units, opened up for business in December 2004 with a new sales office in the Greater Toronto Area industrial heartland

Vincent Ruggiero, with over 30 years of industry experience in the shipping container and storage business, has now brought his experience to Storstac. “Providing quality products and service to the industry and to customers is my goal,” said Ruggiero, “There is nothing like getting a phone call or an e-mail from a satisfied customer.” Ruggiero is looking forward to serving customers through Storstac and receiving even more of these calls and e-mails in the future.

Storstac has already begun to establish business alliances around the world with the focus on shipping containers used in the movement of cargo and for portable storage solutions.

Storstac is committed to providing great products and service to its clients. Suppliers’ response has been quite overwhelming as the news spread that Vincent Ruggiero has started this new venture. “Industry response has been very positive and supportive,” said Ruggiero, “It’s encouraging to see such a positive reaction to a new company.”

About Storstac
Storstac Inc. deals in the sales, rentals and modifications of new and used shipping containers and portable storage units. The company is dedicated to providing its customers with excellent quality products and service. For more information, please visit http://www.storstac.com

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February 21, 2022

Caribbean Shipping Services Adds Steve Cisek To Their Sales Team

Jacksonville based Caribbean Shipping Services announces the addition of Stephen Cisek to their sales team.

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Paul Robbins, CEO of Jacksonville based Caribbean Shipping Services, announces the addition of Stephen Cisek to their Sales and Business Development team for the Northeast region and will be based in Howell, NJ

Robbins, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Shipping Services and Caribbean Cold Storage, announced the addition to his team on Wednesday, January 26, 2005. “Steve is a seasoned sales and management professional with almost 25 years of experience working with the Puerto Rico Trade” according to Robbins. “Steve’s mission is to focus on our presence in the Northeast and help us meet our strategic growth and development goals for that region of the country.”

Caribbean Shipping Services was founded in 1993 by Paul and Julie Robbins. Today they operate from their main offices in Jacksonville, FL and satellite offices in San Juan, PR, Charlotte, NC and Howell, NJ. The company has twice been named to INC Magazine’s list of 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies. Since 1999 they have also been included in the First Coast 50, a listing of the top fifty companies in Northeast Florida.

In January, Caribbean was presented with the prestigious Navigator Award from Frank Peake, President of Sea Star Line, one of their partners in the Puerto Rico trade lane. This prestigious award is presented to an individual or company that made a significant impact on Sea Star’s trek towards their goals and objectives. Caribbean Shipping services and Caribbean Cold Storage offer ocean, air, inland transportation and consolidation services.

In his pursuit of "cutting edge of technology", Robbins co-founded Revolutionary Cold Technologies. RCT developed and patented a new technology that reduces the cost of mechanical refrigeration for refrigerated trailers and shipping containers by as much as 35-40%. “We have been beta testing this new technology with Caribbean Shipping for 5 years and the results have been incredible” said Robbins.

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Barbara Gallardo Joins Caribbean Shipping Sales Team

Caribbean Shipping Services announces the addition of Barbara Gallardo to their sales force.

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Caribbean Shipping Services, a third party logistics company serving Puerto Rico and International destinations, announces the addition of Barbara Gallardo to their Sales and Business Development Department. Gallardo has over 14 years of expertise in Customer Service and Sales in the Puerto Rico trade. She comes to Caribbean Shipping Services from Roadway Express, Inc

“The addition of Barbara to our team in Puerto Rico is a wonderful complement to our strategic initiative to promote ourselves as cost effective in the dry freight market”, explains Paul Robbins, CEO of Caribbean Shipping Services. “As a leader in the Puerto Rico trade our customers know that we offer a premium menu of services at a competitive price. We are ready to extend that capability to the dry freight market and make our name familiar to those potential customers who now associate us with refrigerated shipping.”

“Throughout her career, Barbara has focused on dry freight sales and account management, which is a great fit for us given our strategic initiative to establish ourselves in the Puerto Rico trade”, added Julie Robbins. “She will be a key player in facilitating our success as we continue to expand our presence in the Puerto Rico market. She has terrific knowledge of the customer base on the island and what it takes to successfully service those accounts.”

“Caribbean Shipping Services is dedicated to increasing services to the Puerto Rico market. We have recently made significant investments in our technology. One of those investments is Qualcomm, a GPS system that has been installed in all of our trucks that allows us and our customers to be in constant contact with the driver.”

“We are committed to Puerto Rico’s present and their future”, added Mike Bezares, Director of New Business Development.

Caribbean Shipping Services was founded in 1993 by Paul and Julie Robbins. Today they operate from their main offices in Jacksonville, FL and satellite offices in San Juan, PR, Charlotte, NC and Howell, NJ. The company has twice been named to INC Magazine’s list of 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies. Since 1999 they have also been included in the First Coast 50, a listing of the top fifty companies in Northeast Florida.

In January, Caribbean Shipping Services was presented with the prestigious Navigator Award from Frank Peake, President of Sea Star Line, one of their partners in the Puerto Rico trade lane. This prestigious award is presented to an individual or company that made a significant impact on Sea Star’s trek towards their goals and objectives. Caribbean Shipping Services and Caribbean Cold Storage offer ocean, air, inland transportation and consolidation services.

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Vivian Diaz Joins Caribbean Shipping Sales Staff

Jacksonville based Caribbean Shipping Services announces the addition of Vivian Diaz to their sales staff.

(PRWEB) February 21, 2022 -- Caribbean Shipping Services, a third party logistics company serving Puerto Rico and International destinations, announces the addition of Vivian Diaz to their Sales and Business Development team. Diaz has over 12 years of sales and service in the Puerto Rico market, most recently being employed by Eagle Global Logistics. She will be operating out of Caribbean’s San Juan, PR office.

“The addition of Vivian Diaz to our staff signifies our commitment to excellence in sales and service in the Puerto Rico division of our company” stated Julie Robbins, Co-founder and CEO of Caribbean Shipping Services. “We are recruiting key people we need to establish ourselves as the number one logistics provider in the market.”

“A long established leader in the refrigerated market in Puerto Rico, Caribbean is now ready to extend our expertise to the dry market,” explains Paul Robbins, CEO. “Our commitment to our customers and the Puerto Rico trade lane has inspired us to explore the options that we can offer in this arena.”

“Caribbean Shipping is known for our ability to deliver first class service at a competitive price. Our large volume results in more affordable rates for our customers. We have also made significant investments in our information systems keeping us on the cutting edge of technology. We are now ready to start an aggressive marketing campaign in the area of dry cargo.”

“We are dedicated to Puerto Rico’s present and their future”, added Mike Bezares, Director of New Business Development.

Caribbean Shipping Services was founded in 1993 by Paul and Julie Robbins. Today they operate from their main offices in Jacksonville, FL and satellite offices in San Juan, PR, Charlotte, NC and Howell, NJ. The company has twice been named to INC Magazine’s list of 100 Fastest Growing Inner City Companies. Since 1999 they have also been included in the First Coast 50, a listing of the top fifty companies in Northeast Florida.

In January, Caribbean was presented with the prestigious Navigator Award from Frank Peake, President of Sea Star Line, one of their partners in the Puerto Rico trade lane. This prestigious award is presented to an individual or company that made a significant impact on Sea Star’s trek towards their goals and objectives. Caribbean Shipping services and Caribbean Cold Storage offer ocean, air, inland transportation and consolidation services.

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February 19, 2022

C.H. Robinson Selects Four Soft Freight Management System For European Operations

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW), one of North America’s largest third-party logistics companies, has selected Four Soft's eTrans product suite as the platform to build their European freight forwarding service business.

India, Mumbai (PRWEB) February 19, 2022 -- Four Soft Limited (4S) (NSE: "FOURSOFT" BSE: 532521), a leading software solutions provider of Transportation, Logistics and Supply-chain management to large enterprises announced that C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW), one of North America’s largest third-party logistics companies, has selected its eTrans product suite as the platform to build their European freight forwarding service business.

C.H. Robinson will use e-trans as a foundation to co-develop and implement a World class Freight solution, which will be implemented in all the C.H. Robinson offices in Europe and will also be integrated with other C.H. Robinson systems.

“We chose Four Soft based on its proven state of the art technology, superior functionality, and Four Soft’s commitment to work with us to achieve our vision to build Global Freight Forwarding processes on a single platform. We were looking for an integrated multi modal transportation Operating system to handle our International freight operations for all offices in Europe, and Four Soft provided not only a cost effective solution, but the best portfolio of products supported by technological advancement. We look forward to the partnership’’ said Mr. Justin Anthony, Director IT of C.H. Robinson Europe.

‘’We are excited to be working with C.H. Robinson, which is one of the World’s premier transportation and logistics service provide. Their selection of Four Soft solutions to support their best services confirms our belief that many other companies will follow for Four Soft in Europe.’’ said Mr. Gé Pijnappel, VP of Four Soft, Europe.

About C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal transportation services and logistics solutions, serving over 16,000 customers through a network of 158 offices in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. C.H. Robinson is one of the largest third-party logistics companies in North America, with 2004 gross revenues of over $5 billion. C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. is on Fortune magazine's list of America's Most Admired Companies and is listed on the 2003 Fortune 500

About Four Soft
4S is an enterprise solutions company, providing innovative software products, exclusively for transportation, logistics and supply-chain management market place and also offers IT consultancy services. It has its software development center in HITEC city of Hyderabad, India with products developed on three-tier web architecture. The Company has large customers including EGL Global Logistics US, Seko Worldwide, US, S-Net Freight, Singapore, W.T.Limited, UK, Frank-lin Distilleries, US and Century Logistics Berhad, Malaysia, Additional information about Four Soft is available at www.four-soft.com

For further information contact:

Biju Nair: +91 (40) 32314436
Four Soft Ltd.

Sreedhar KV: +91 9848035385 / Vivek Kumar: +91 9820082995
Adfactors PR

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February 18, 2022

Web Conference Featuring Simon Langford, Manager of RFID Strategies at Wal-Mart

On Wednesday, February 23, the largest and most international executive web conference ever will take place at www.xtalks.com. Over 600 senior retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods and supply chain industry executives from over two dozens countries will come together for two hours to discuss RFID Implementation at this free web conference on RFID Implementation, with Simon Langford of Wal-Mart. A workshop will follow presented by Acsis Inc., Symbol Technologies Inc. and Zebra Technologies Inc. The event takes place on February 23, 2005, 1:00 PM EST, online at xtalks.com. Basic registration (streaming audio) is free; Premium registration (teleconference) with priority status in Q&A;, and access to the archive is US$50. Visit www.xtalks.com/FebEvent.ashx

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- Simon Langford, Manager of RFID Strategies at retail giant Wal-Mart, will discuss where Wal-Mart is to date with radio frequency identification (RFID), results from the company’s pilot and updates on the rollout and expansion. Hundreds of registrants from all over the world have already signed up for the biggest and most important RFID Web Conference of 2005. Participants will be logging in from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Peurto Rico, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

“Xtalks is about reengineering the traditional events industry,” says John Hughes, CEO of Xtalks Inc. and sister company Honeycomb Worldwide Inc. “It’s about taking a quantum leap in the delivery of debate and discussion on hot topics in a time frame that is impossible for traditional conference companies to match. The convergence of the event management and new media industries is going to touch every executive in their search for time sensitive, quality content and discussion. The business community at large is going to benefit from the ease of accessibility, cost effectiveness and efficiency that models such as Xtalks will bring. The way business is conducted is changing at a rapid pace; we’re very excited about being a major catalyst for this profound transformation.”

Simon Langford, Manager of RFID Strategies at Wal-Mart, has more than 20 years experience in the retail industry and is the principal architect of Wal-Mart's systems implementation of electronic product codes (EPCs). He is considered one of the leading experts in RFID implementation. Mr. Langford will be addressing the topic of RFID Implementation in a free interactive web conference hosted by Xtalks (www.xtalks.com) on February 23, 2005. The web conference is co-sponsored by Acsis Inc. (www.acsisinc.com), Symbol Technologies (www.symbol.com), and Zebra Technologies (www.zebra.com), who will present a workshop before the Q&A; session. The conference is also produced in partnership with Integrated Solutions Magazine (www.integratedsolutionsmag.com), Silicon Valley NORTH (www.svn.ca) and Chain Store Age Magazine (www.chainstoreage.com).

“As organizations like Wal-Mart, Target and the US Department of Defense begin to require their suppliers to implement RFID, ’business as usual’ no longer exists,” says JP Fozo, Group Vice President of Xtalks Inc. “The supply chain is truly global, and this web conference proves that RFID affects executives in every country in the world. We are simply helping bring these industry leaders together in real time to share ideas, best practices and case studies. You no longer have to book flights and hotel reservations to hear industry experts speak about issues that matter to you. You can close your office door for an hour or two and converse with leading authorities on the other side of the world.”

This web conference will be of particular interest to managers and executives in retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, supply chain management and packaged goods. Registration for the event is currently open and free.

Xtalks (recently featured in the Times article Conference call that spans the globe: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,16689-1364240,00.html) brings industry experts to desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. By leveraging the best of hi-speed Internet and telecom technology, Xtalks provides a fantastic forum for highly interactive communication. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Inc. Group of Companies (www.honeycombworldwide.com), including Honeycomb Connect, a leader in executive networking, event management, web conferencing, publishing, and digital media with offices in North America and Europe.
For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to enquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit www.xtalks.com or contact JP Fozo, Group Vice President, Business Development, at phone: 416-977-6555 x291: e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots.

Upcoming Xtalks Events

RFID Implementation Part I
February 23, 1:00 p.m. EST
Simon Langford, Manager of RFID Strategies, Wal-Mart

VoIP Implementation
March 22, 11:00 p.m. EST
Steve Conley, IT Director, Boston Red Sox

RFID Implementation Part II: Building a Business Case for RFID
April 6, 1:00 p.m. EST
Mark Dinning, RFID Leader, Dell

The Global Counterfeiting Problem
April 13, 1:00 p.m. EST
Timothy P. Trainer, President, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition

Department of Defense's Current RFID Network
April 20, 12:00 p.m. EST
LTC. Charles Burke, USA Chief, US Army Logistics Network Task Force

Department of Defense's RFID Technology Standard
April TBA
Ed Coyle, Chief of the DoD Logistics Automatic Identification Technology Office, US Department of Defense

Reducing Complexity in the Automotive Supply Chain
May 11, 1:00 p.m. EST
Jeffrey Tew, Ph.D., General Motors Technical Fellow GroupManager, Manufacturing Modeling, General Motors R&D; Center

RFID for Global Aviation
May 18
Jens Heitmann, Head of Systems/Equipment Standization, Policy Equipment Processes and Methods, Airbus
Kenneth D. Porad, Program Manager, Automated Identification Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

The Future of Asset Securitization
May 31, 11:00 a.m. EST
Alexander Batchvarov, Head of International Structured Fiance Research
Merrill Lynch

Making VoIP a Federal Case
June 7, 12:00 p.m. EST
Robert Pepper, Chief of Policy Development, Federal Communications Commission

Sarbanes-Oxley Act
June 15, 1:00 p.m. EST
Chrisan Herrod, Chief Security Officer, US Securities Exchange Commission

RFID and Privacy
July 8, 12:00 p.m. EST
Daniel W. Caprio, Jr., Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Zarpac Begins Construction of New Corporate Headquarters

Construction has just begun on Zarpac's new corporate headquarters in Oakville, Canada, with completion scheduled for fall 2005. The 57000 square foot structure will effectively combine Zarpac's three core businesses of Engineering Services & Systems Integration, Custom Design Build, and Data Acquisition under the same roof.

(PRWEB) February 18, 2022 -- From this single modern facility, Zarpac will continue to offer a full range of project engineering & design services, custom design build solutions, prototyping, training, and develop our Performance Index© data acquisition software. This new facility will enable Zarpac to integrate and pre-commission complete packaging systems prior to installation at a client's facility.

The new location gives Zarpac highly prized exposure on one of southern Ontario's busiest highways, the Queen Elizabeth Way. Located directly across the highway from Ford Motor Company's Oakville assembly plant, the move will put Zarpac in the spotlight of the Oakville business community as it is seen by thousands of commuters each morning. The building is conviniently located 20 minutes away from Pearson International Airport.

About Zarpac
Zarpac Inc. is an internationally recognized packaging technology company supplying engineering services, system integration, custom design build solutions, and data acquisition software. Zarpac has extensive experience in the design of packaging lines. Specific areas of expertise include equipment selection and procurement, plant layouts, controls and networks, complete system integration, as well as project management and site supervision services.

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February 16, 2022

Global Institute of Logistics Names Thiel fashionlifestyle as Europe's Best Fashion Logistics Provider

Thiel FashionLifestyle has been named the leading Fashion Logistics Provider in Europe. The Global Institute of Logistics has named Thiel as its choice for “Best European Fashion Logistics Provider 2005”

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- Following a detailed research and selection process into leading providers of supply chain and third party logistics services in Europe Thiel has emerged as the benchmark for services in the fashion logistics sector.

Lead analyst at the Institute Siobhan Kelly in her capacity as team leader of the Institutes G50 programme said in support of today’s announcement of Thiel fashionlifestyle as “Best European Fashion Logistics Provider 2005”:

“The research department examined the European fashion logistics sector and established its choice of the leading 3PLs. The outcome of the study then saw one company being selected as the choice of the Awards Committee of the Institute as the leading European fashion logistics provide.

These awards are to honour those 3PLs that have helped clients save money and sell more. It is on that pragmatic basis that award-winners can be regarded as the best in the business.

On conclusion of its research on the European fashion logistics market and following careful analysis of the quality and value provided by the principal logistics service providers this sector Thiel FashionLifestyle emerged as the unanimous choice of the Awards Committee for best European Fashion Logistics Provider. Their clients speak of a company that is customer focused, easy to work with and sensitive to the client needs. They are considered a high quality and full service operator.”

Commenting on the award Kieran Ring CEO of the Institute said “The extraordinary understanding which the Thiel team of logisticians brings to the fashion and textile logistics sector is evident in their ability to negotiate the challenging supply chain metrics between Asia and Europe.

Working with organisations from both Eastern and Western Business systems, Thiel demonstrate a unique ability to marry these two diverse cultures together, complete with their diverging characteristics, into one supply chain.”

Mr Ring continued “Thiel, combining the relatively disorganised production & logistics techniques of the manufacturer on one side, with the slick just-in-time demands of the cloths retailer on the other, demonstrates an incomparable ability on behalf of the organisation in the world of fashion logistics.

Thiel are truly ‘globalisation in action’ bringing the cost efficiencies of mass manufacturing in the East to bear on the high value retail sector in the West and thereby ensuring that we as consumers, get to enjoy unrivalled efficiencies in the purchase of up to date apparel.“

About Thiel FashionLifestyle
For its supply chain management, Thiel FashionLifestyle is working with an integrated concept that guarantees an accurate delivery for fashion and lifestyle-products. Besides trucking and transports by air and sea as well as the logistics areas like procurement, picking and distribution, Thiel FashionLifestyle provides their customers with complete warehousing solutions as well as value added services, such as garment reconditioning and hanging parcels. Every point of the supply chain is displayed through a solid IT-solution, with which all actions can be watched worldwide.

About Global Institute of Logistics
The Global Institute of Logistics is the global forum for the 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) industry. The forum serves its members by providing the platform for discussion and debate on the issues affecting the third party logistics industry, both regionally and globally.

Membership is drawn from the world's 3rd party logistics community and is by invitation. Participants are organisations who have met the necessary standards for membership and that have been identified through the Institutes G50 programme. The G5O programme aims to establish the worlds leading logistics providers territory by territory across the globe.

The Institute acts as an intelligence-gathering agency and disseminates this information in the form of daily news reports and briefings via its website www.globeinst.org and our journal "RELAY".

The Institute promotes third party logistics to end-users through its circulation of regional and global reports. Our reports examine the changing face of the logistics industry and include profiles on leading regional 3PL's. These profiles are supported by case studies demonstrating logistics in action and illustrating the cost-cutting, sales-building achievements of the world's best 3PLs

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Robert A. Cameron & Associates Takes a New Approach to Quantifying and Solving the Issue of Employee Productivity and Company Profitability

One of least understood and unquantified expenses in business is the impact of low performing employees productivity on profitability. With new research available Robert A Cameron and associates has a method of calculating the value of the impact and offers suggestions on how to correct it.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- In business there are two very necessary and very different forces which must be balanced so that business will perform perfectly - people and processes. But far too often they are not in balance. CEO’s are ranking people issues as one of their major concerns in 2005 as they struggle with productivity, profits, and labor shortages. Robert A. Cameron & Associates takes a new approach to quantifying and solving this growing business issue.

This is a critical issue as people have a very real financial impact. Even if you have every process of your business working perfectly, people problems can still be the difference between profit and loss.

That’s exactly what a summary of eighty-five years of research has shown very clearly. Frank Schmidt and John Hunter – two of the foremost experts in personnel productivity and psychology – reviewed dozens of studies on the impact people have upon the success of organizations. One of their most interesting findings is related to productivity.

What their research showed them was that for every job they reviewed, about 16% of the people in any job fall into the “superior” category, 16% in the “poor performer” category, and that the vast majority of people were “average performers”. However, the most significant finding is the difference in employee productivity. It ranges from a 38% boost from a “poor” to “superior” performer in an unskilled position to a 98% boost from “poor” to “superior” in management positions.

Robert Cameron examined how the differences in the productivity in each category affect a company financially. Using a company size of about 75 people, his conservative estimate of the cost of having average versus superior performers is around $800,000 per year. What is the easiest strategy to improve the bottom line?

First, do whatever it takes to move “poor-performers” out of that category and into the “average” category. Your second objective would logically be to start moving your “average performers” into the “superior” category. And then your focus should be ensuring that you do all that you can to maintain the situation where all of your workers are in the “superior” category.

This approach provides you with a firm framework for effectively managing one of your largest investments – your human capital – in a manner that ensures that return on your investment are maximized through focus on clear measurable objectives.

To avoid unnecessary people costs, you must be sure that every time you make a people decision – whether you are hiring someone new, moving someone from one job to another, promoting someone, or investing in training or development – you are doing so with a view to achieving superior performance in the target position.

But how do you do this and why do some people perform at a superior level and some don’t? That factor is “Job Match.”. It has to do with matching people with work that fits who they are; their unique combination of abilities, temperament, motivation, and other intangible human qualities.

To achieve a good job match you should use employee assessments to improve your selection process. The cost of using assessments is offset many times over by the gain in employee productivity. Hiring more people like your best people gives you more superior performers, and greater productivity and profits.

For more information on this critical business issue or employee assessments, available worldwide, contact Robert A. Cameron & Associates, Weston FL, a Strategic Business Partner of Profiles International. Mr. Cameron works with employers to help them increase the effectiveness of their employee selection, hiring and development, and improve their company’s productivity and profitability. They can be reached at 954-385-8701 or visit their website at www.racameron.com

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UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL All-In-One Package Tracking and Search Tool Launched at TrackPackages.com

TrackPackages.com, a free all-in-one web search tool for tracking packages with UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL, is now live and serving logistics managers and consumers across the United States.

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- For consumers and logistics managers needing to track shipments across multiple carriers in a central interface, TrackPackages.com has launched a new tool to facilitate easy tracking with the United States Postal Service, UPS, Federal Express, and DHL

Visitors enter a valid tracking code into the interface to have their package tracked. TrackPackages.com then sends the query to the carrier's site.

TrackPackages.com is the first online tool to integrate package tracking from the same launch point for the following carriers: FedEx, DHL, UPS, and the United States Postal Service.

Users of TrackPackages.com include ecommerce buyers and sellers, logistics managers relying on multiple shipping carriers, and holiday package trackers.

TrackPackages.com is also easy to navigate with its simple, minimalist interface. For more information, visit http://www.trackpackages.com/?prw1

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Vanguard Logistics Adopts Wireless Warehouses in the USA

Vanguard optimizes operations with wireless technology

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- Vanguard Logistics, a neutral warehouse operator in the USA and part of the NACA Logistics Group, a global NVOCC giant, announces the integration of bar coding and wireless handheld scanners into its supply chain management. The technology will improve Vanguards’ service as a whole and allow for increased security and tracking of cargo.

What exactly is a neutral warehouse doing investing heavily in wireless technology and bar coding ?

“What you have to understand is that even though we are a neutral warehouse, our logistics customers rely on us to provide visibility for the cargo they entrust to us”, explained Jeff Lee, the USA COO for the parent company. “Take for example the forwarder who entrusts their cargo to us. The chances are that this forwarder has made commitments to their customer for tracking and tracing and inventory management. Effectively, therefore we have to deliver a very high level of information visibility to them as their service level depends on our performance. We take this commitment very seriously. The customers who have walked through our Chicago facility are tremendously impressed at this functionality”.

The company considers itself to be in a logistics “sweet spot” – between the shipper / forwarder on the one hand and the steamship carrier on the other. “The chain is only as strong as the weakest link”, said Biju Kewalram, the company CIO, “and our intention is to eventually eliminate data entry as a source of errors. Consequently, our solution calls for bar coding when the freight enters our warehouses and from then on there is no human re-entering the warehouse related data while the freight is in our possession”.

Implementing a wireless solution is much broader than plugging into the warehouse management system, according to Michael Gomez, senior system and network engineer. Integration of wireless handhelds into NACA Logistics’ operations amplifies the level of control NACA has over cargo management.

The handheld scanners are expected to streamline the freight receiving and handling processes by increasing the speed that information is sent from the time cargo is received. Information can be entered into the operations system directly from the handheld to speed the receiving and confirmation process, which ensures cargo makes the cut off. On top of the ability to offer real-time information, the wireless system will generate immediate email or fax notification if an error is detected.

The wireless handheld scanners will be implemented into all USA Vanguard Container Freight Stations (CFS). The process will go live in early February after the Miami and Atlanta CFSs are outfitted with the wireless handheld scanners.

“We have trailed the use of our handheld scanning system in our 200,000 square foot Chicago facility over the last year and are very excited about rolling them out to the rest of our facilities,” said Chief Operations Officer for NACA USA, Jeff Lee.

All cargo will be bar coded according to the international standard, “Code 128”. Freight will be scanned during each step of the loading process to ensure it is loaded correctly. This will also make any adjustments easier to incorporate into the schedule.

“The ultimate goal is to be able to provide information to customers in real-time about the status of their shipment. This is a big step towards achieving this,” said Mr. Lee.

Vanguard is implementing Symbol MC 9060 Long-Range Color Handhelds with a Cisco Infrastructure to ensure maximum range and security. The Symbol MC 9060 model allows short or long range scanning. Most importantly, the model is durable enough to withstand a warehouse environment so equipment performance will remain reliable.

“The combination of Symbol Wi-Fi Handheld Scanners together with Cisco Wi-Fi Access points provided us with a technology and infrastructure that guaranteed maximum range and security,” stated Mr. Gomez.

About Vanguard Logistics
Vanguard Logistics is a neutral CFS (Container Freight Station) warehouse operator in the USA and a part of the NACA Logistics group - one of the largest global non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC). 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.vanguardlogistics.com

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NACA Logistics, Box Consolidators Enter Profitable Agreement

Market leaders on the North Atlantic join forces

(PRWEB) February 16, 2022 -- Two leading Non Vessel Common Carriers (NVOCCs), Box Consolidators Ltd {UK} and NACA Logistics Group have agreed to represent each other in the UK – USA westbound trade lane.

The partnership brings the market leaders together in their respective countries to offer clients fully integrated LCL and FCL services across the Atlantic.

In the UK, Box Consolidators Ltd, operates a nationwide service linked by receiving depots based in West London, East London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Newcastle and Glasgow - with the additional advantage of their London and Manchester offices being located within the depot facilities.

In the USA, NACA operates it’s own Container Freight Stations in Atlanta, Chicago, New Jersey, Miami, Los Angeles, coupled with an extensive network in other cities throughout the USA. NACA will maintain it’s current operations in the UK, handling all eastbound activity in respect to this association.

A spokesman for Box Consolidators Ltd, emphasized the strengths of the new partnership. "We are building a very strong group with excellent foundations, experienced leadership and proven systems providing one of the industry's widest ranges of turnkey services backed up by real expertise and dedicated customer service. In a fiercely competitive market it is essential to forge the best partnerships possible. This is a positive move toward future developments on a wider scale”.

NACA Logistics’ CEO for the USA and Europe, Michael Sinclair, matched the excitement for the new partnership by stating, “the two companies complement each other’s services perfectly by matching strengths in their respective territories.”

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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February 15, 2022

Affordable Barcode and RFID Tracking Software for Mobile Devices Now Available with High-Performance Network Database

Affordable Barcode and RFID Tracking Software for Mobile Devices Now Available with High-Performance Network Database

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) February 15, 2022 -- IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code and RFID tracking software, announced today that it has begun shipping versions of its popular Data Management Software (DMS) and Warehouse Management System (WMS) that use a Microsoft SQL back end. The SQL versions will be available through distribution as of March 1, 2022

IntelliTrack applications now have a new function to attach to the Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) and the Microsoft SQL network database. By employing SQL, IntelliTrack software now supports more users, provides superior local and wide-area network performance, centralizes database administration and allows users to maintain longer history and larger data tables.

“Microsoft SQL is much more powerful and flexible than MS Access. It has improved data integrity, and allows us to track many more objects than before. If a large insurance company wants to use our software to track a few million files, no problem,” said James Budniakiewicz, President.

Now IntelliTrack applications such as Check In/Out and Fixed Assets can work across the country or the world. IntelliTrack with SQL is able to maintain and synchronize large amounts of data while giving the local user access to all the central information and portable data. Licensing is available for three or more portables and three or more workstations. For smaller-scale operations, IntelliTrack is still available with a Microsoft Access database, for one or more portables and one or more workstations.

“We the advent of IntelliTrack for SQL, we can deploy enterprise-wide solutions. In tandem with SQL, we have launched a new synchronization server that allows multiple hand-held computers to communicate over the Internet with a central database,” explained Bob Hogan, National Sales Director. “This type of application is excellent for a larger company that needs to track assets or inventory at many remote sites.”

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. 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 software have been deployed on 40,000 mobile computers and wireless terminals 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 Inc.
860-233-4219

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February 11, 2022

Freightnet – The Freight Resource celebrates its 10th anniversary

Manchester, United Kingdom. On the 8th February 2005 Freightnet.com celebrated its 10th anniversary on the Internet. Having started its online life in 1995 as a directory of freight forwarders it has evolved into an immense resource of freight related information encompassing listings for road, rail and sea forwarders, shipping and airlines, sea and airports, software suppliers and much more.

(PRWEB) February 11, 2022 -- Editorial Director of Freightnet.com, Paul Smith, has seen many changes within the freight industry regarding communications over the past 10 years. He says “Freightnet has been at the forefront of this and is recognised as the leading resource for freight information and services around the world and this is reflected in the new version released to celebrate our tenth anniversary.”

“By the end of 1995 we had around 38,000 visitors which has progressively grown over a decade cumulating in over 361,000 unique visitors in 2004 which produced 3.85 million page impressions and we handled over one million freight enquiry emails.”

After several months of development its 10th anniversary edition is now live and still offers free listing but also includes Premium membership plus advertising opportunities therefore increasing exposure for companies wishing to promote their services to a wider audience. It is packed with additional features and listings and now boasts over 20,000 companies and over 11,000 pages.

Over the coming months Freightnet visitors will see further enhancements expanding the existing sectors and categories making it an essential tool for freight professionals.

James Conroy, CEO of Freight Forward International says “We have been listed in Freightnet.com for several years. It has brought us many enquiries through the email enquiry system which allows interested parties to contact any of the listed companies and from what we see it is actively used globally.” Furthermore, he adds “I can see that the new version of the site will increase our exposure and we are upgrading to a Premium Listing to maximise our potential.”

Paul Smith concludes “for the future, the Freightnet strategy is to retain our position by striving to provide up to date information, news, features and enhancements thus maintaining a top-quality global freight community.”

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February 10, 2022

FWL Signs Global Software Deal With Samskip

FWL Technologies the leading global provider of integrated software solutions for shipping and logistics operations signed a contract with Samskip a multimodal logistics company with 24 offices around the world. FWL will provide samskip with the latest in web enabled systems that gives Samskip the ability to control their land, air and shipping business from anywhere in the world.

Liverpool, UK (PRWEB) February 10, 2022 -- FWL Technologies Ltd has recently signed a contract with Samskip hf, Iceland to supply a full software and services package. The agreement will provide Samskip with a totally integrated software solution in 2005 for all their shipping and freight forwarding operations.

Samskip, based in Reykjavik, offers transport and transport-related services of all types by air, land and sea. They have experienced constant growth, opening 24 overseas offices and broadening its service portfolio to become a truly international transport company since 1991.

FWL will provide Samskip with the very latest in web-enabled systems that gives Samskip the ability to control their land and shipping business from anywhere on the planet.

A wide selection of functional modules from the FWL FulfillmentSCE product range will enable the seamless transportation of freight right across Samskip’s customer supply chain. The information will be held on a single, integrated database from all their business areas. This will allow Samskip users to produce and manage their operations, from Transport Orders to Bills of Lading – and from Purchase Order to Proof of Delivery: improving efficiency, effectiveness and above all enhancing the service to its customers.

“Samskip has expanded very quickly in recent years and provides a wide variety of top quality freight, shipping and logistics services. Our system will enable them to speed up the administration side of their business as well as to ensure continued growth. Samskip will benefit from real time cargo visibility enabling them to enhance the service to their Customers as well as to monitor and control costs more effectively”, said Paul Griffin, FWL Technologies, CEO.

“Samskip unites the vigour and progressiveness of the new generation with decades of experience and knowledge, an invaluable combination in times of rapid change. The new FWL software system will allow us to increase our customer service and thus maintain our continued progress”, said Knútur Hauksson, President Samskip Iceland – pictured left with Paul Rutter, Project Manager of FWL.

FWL Technologies is the leading supplier of global operational software solutions to the freight industry, shipping industry and large logistics providers. The company offers the most comprehensive, integrated operational software solutions spanning the entire supply chain. An independent company, FWL employs 400 professionals worldwide, with offices in Europe, America, SE Asia and India.

FWL Technologies' product suite, FulfillmentSCE, is unique in offering end-to-end supply chain visibility including intranet and extranet options. The product is used by many of the world's largest freight companies, shipping lines and logistics service providers covering air, sea and land operations.

FulfillmentSCE fully supports multi-user operations across a number of sites in a number of countries. The product utilises Oracle web development tools/ database and runs on a variety of hardware platforms including IBM, HP and SUN, supporting thin client browser access to centralised application and database servers.

For more information, please contact:
Dawn Sephton
Tel: +44 (0) 151 227 5595

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February 05, 2022

Rough Tough Durable Industrial Strength Rice Lake Weighing RoughDeck Rough-n-Ready 5000 Pound Floor Scales are Here

The RoughDeck Rough-n-Ready floor scale / indicator package is an NTEP certified solution for shipping, receiving, warehousing and other industrial weighing applications. This system combines the legendary endurance of a 5000 pound RoughDeck floor scale with one of three reliable IQ plus Series digital weight indicators.

(PRWEB) February 5, 2022 -- Floor scale features: --Four NTEP certified alloy steel, welded seal, shear beam load cells --Diamond safety treadplate deck --Rigid 6-inch structural steel channel frame --Four adjustable SureFoot support feet.
http://floor.centralcarolinascale.com/RLWS-Rough-N-Ready-Floor-Scale-System.htm

Choose one of three weight indicators:
IQ plus 355 --NTEP certified --Stainless steel NEMA 4X/IP66 rated enclosure --Convenient 5-button operation --Easy-to-read, red six-digit LED display --Two communication ports to connect to data collection devices http://indicators.centralcarolinascale.com/RLWS-IQ-355-Digital-Weight-Indicator.htm

IQ plus 390-DC --Battery-powered for portable and outdoor use --NTEP certified --Stainless steel NEMA 4X/IP66 rated enclosure --Convenient 5-button operation --Easy-to-read six-digit LCD --Piece count mode --Animal weighing option
http://indicators.centralcarolinascale.com/RLWS-IQ-390-Battery-Power-Digital-Weight-Indicator.htm

IQ plus 590-DC --Battery-powered for portable and outdoor use --NTEP certified --Stainless steel NEMA 4X/IP66 rated enclosure --Full numeric keypad --Easy-to-read six-digit LCD --Counting capability --Display tare button
http://indicators.centralcarolinascale.com/RLWS-IQ-590-Digital-Weight-Indicator.htm

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DCL Donates Service to Tsunami Relief Effort

DCL, Siam International donate logistics services to transport Tsunami relief goods for Thai people.

(PRWEB) February 5, 2022 -- Direct Container Line (DCL), a global NVOCC, and Siam International, a freight forwarder, partnered to donate logistics services to transport a container loaded with necessary goods to Thailand for the tsunami relief effort.

“We saw people in the rain come to the temple to donate. We saw young people take from their piggy banks,” said Los Angeles Council member, Wendy Greuel. She was speaking at a function where goodwill and thoughts for those affected by the Asian Tsunamis translated into real effort to gather and move halfway across the world, a container filled with donated items.

DCL and Siam International took part in this ceremony conducted at the Wat Thai of Los Angeles Temple to release a container filled with goods donated by surrounding communities. DCL will transport the container full of blankets, clothes, food and medicine to Lat Krabang, Thailand without cost. The donated DCL container is to arrive on February 15.

The Wat Thai Temple graciously thanked both DCL and Siam International for their important service in ensuring the supplies arrive safely and asked each representative to stand for applause.

“It is an honor for DCL to take part in such a worthwhile cause. I was so pleased to see people come together and work towards getting this container to the tsunami victims in Thailand,” said Alexandra Ryan, DCL representative.

The Consul-General, Isinthorn Sornvai, assured the crowd that the goods would go directly to the disaster victims and extended his thanks for the container donation.

About Direct Container Line
Direct Container Line has been providing industry-leading neutral ocean fright consolidation services since 1976. DCL’s list of services includes less than containerload (LCL), full containerload (FCL) and project cargo. DCL operates across the United States and Canada with branches, subsidiaries and agents in 86 countries around the world. For further information on DCL, visit www.dclusa.com

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February 03, 2022

DDL Testing Services Helps Packaging Pros Understand DOT Compliance - Provides 5 Steps to Attaining & Maintaining Package Compliance

Packaging Testing Services Laboratory, DDL Inc., is helping packaging professionals understand complex DOT compliance procedures in 5 easy steps.

Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) February 3, 2022 -- http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, a leading package, product and material testing laboratory, is helping packaging professionals understand complex Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance procedures.

Packaging companies that transport hazardous materials are required by law to comply with the requirements set forth in the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) published by the Department of Transportation, Title 49 CFR.

“Many packaging companies are really struggling to get their arms around DOT compliance,” said Patrick Nolan. “Not only do they need to understand the process for certifying their packages, but staying compliant thereafter is an involved process in itself.”

Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL, and Dick Strand, DDL Package Engineer, have co-authored an article on the 5 steps to achieving United Nations (UN)/DOT Package Certification, with the intention of summarizing and clarifying a very complex package certification procedure. The article presents a 5 step guide on how to complete the certification process using a Third Party Agent (TPA) and how to ensure that packaging remains compliant thereafter.

“With DOT regulations becoming so stringent, it is important that packaging professionals understand that they have to re-certify a package design every 24 months,” said Nolan, “overlooking or misunderstanding requirements will potentially jeopardize their business.”

For more information on DOT compliance, see “5 Steps to Achieving UN/DOT Package Certification” by Patrick Nolan & Dick Strand.

About DDL
DDL is ISO certified and a DOT approved Third Party Agent authorized to perform test procedures to certify packages for use in the transportation of hazardous materials or dangerous goods. DDL offers expert product testing, package testing and material testing services including Shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL testing services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. Contact DDL at www.TestedandProven.com or call Scott Levy at 952-941-9226 ext.115

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February 02, 2022

Brighton Hires Marketing Authority for RFID, B2B, Supply Chain Logistics and Warehousing Industries

Brighton, a full-service advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, has hired Jane Allred, an acknowledged authority in marketing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and supply chain logistics. At Brighton, Allred will development marketing strategies and programs for RFID, supply chain logistics, warehousing and cargo clients, and will spearhead the agency's new business efforts within those market segments.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- Brighton (www.brightondm.com) announced the appointment of Jane Allred, an acknowledged authority in marketing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and supply chain logistics, as senior vice president. Allred previously ran her own business-to-business technology marketing firm, Allred Marketing, Inc., based in Phoenix, AZ. She recently gained national recognition in the emerging RFID market by producing the RFID Knowledge Center for the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). The Center showcased at ProMat 2005, January 10-13, at Chicago’s McCormick Place South.

At Brighton, Allred will focus on development of marketing strategies and programs for supply chains logistics and RFID clients. By combining her technology expertise with Brighton’s traditional and innovative digital marketing capabilities, Allred will also spearhead Brighton’s business development efforts within those market segments.

“Logistics is important to commerce, and RFID represents one of the greatest technology shifts of the 21st Century” said Roger Yount, president of Brighton. “As businesses fully comprehend the benefits of RFID, we will be in a dynamic market position to serve the numerous segments of this emerging market. Jane is one of the best in the field. We believe her addition solidifies our capabilities in this area and will enable us to create and implement step-change marketing programs for companies in the industry.”

RFID technology creates visibility of components and products throughout the supply chain, eliminating out-of-stock situations, theft, counterfeiting, spoilage, and excess inventory. Its adoption has been fueled by the initiatives of Wal-Mart, the Department of Defense, Proctor & Gamble, International Paper and others which have required some suppliers to be RFID compliant in 2005. It is viewed by many as the replacement for bar code technology.

Allred will remain in the Phoenix area, but spend significant time at client locations as well as Brighton’s St. Louis headquarters.

About Brighton
Brighton, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2004, is a full-service independent marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency serving regional and national clients from its St. Louis headquarters. With more than $35 million in billings, Brighton’s client list includes BASF, Charter Communications, Delta and Pine Land Company, ELANCO, Elsevier and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Brighton also has a retail subsidiary called Brighton Jordan, serving Dairy Queen, Suntrup Automotive and Southwest Hearing Centers, with an additional $18 million in billings.

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Licensed, Certified Moving Companies

With extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, MovingSafely.com is committed to the protection and satisfaction of their customers. The staff of MovingSafely.com spends countless hours researching the Relocation Companies in order to provide their customers with the highest level of quality and satisfaction.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- MovingSafely.com, a relocation company specialist in their industry, is announcing the launching of their new web site at www.MovingSafely.com . In 1995 the Interstate Commerce Commission, which governed the entire moving and storage industry, was abolished by Congress. All responsibilities for governing the moving and storage industry were handed over to the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Last time we checked there were two investigators to handle thousands upon thousands of complaints each year.

MovingSafely.com provides the first and only online directory of Certified Relocation Companies. Each relocation company is verified and certified, using a 10-step process, to insure the highest level of quality and satisfaction. This 10-step process is crucial to insuring a safe and successful move.

Using a secure web form, the customer’s personal moving information is entered; the customer is immediately put in contact with one of the best Relocation companies in their area – there is no waiting period. MovingSafely.com services residential, commercial, corporate relocation, international moving, auto transport and self-storage. The web site includes free resources, an e-book on moving and packing, industry news and more.

Jason Rhodes, President and Founder of MovingSafely.com , says “We provide our customers with something they can't get anywhere else - Peace of Mind.” For more information, contact Jason Rhodes at 800-482-7028 or visit the web site at www.MovingSafely.com

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Brighton Hires Marketing Authority for RFID, B2B, Supply Chain Logistics and Warehousing Industries

Brighton, a full-service advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, has hired Jane Allred, an acknowledged authority in marketing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and supply chain logistics. At Brighton, Allred will development marketing strategies and programs for RFID, supply chain logistics, warehousing and cargo clients, and will spearhead the agency's new business efforts within those market segments.

(PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- Brighton (www.brightondm.com) announced the appointment of Jane Allred, an acknowledged authority in marketing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology and supply chain logistics, as senior vice president. Allred previously ran her own business-to-business technology marketing firm, Allred Marketing, Inc., based in Phoenix, AZ. She recently gained national recognition in the emerging RFID market by producing the RFID Knowledge Center for the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA). The Center showcased at ProMat 2005, January 10-13, at Chicago’s McCormick Place South.

At Brighton, Allred will focus on development of marketing strategies and programs for supply chains logistics and RFID clients. By combining her technology expertise with Brighton’s traditional and innovative digital marketing capabilities, Allred will also spearhead Brighton’s business development efforts within those market segments.

“Logistics is important to commerce, and RFID represents one of the greatest technology shifts of the 21st Century” said Roger Yount, president of Brighton. “As businesses fully comprehend the benefits of RFID, we will be in a dynamic market position to serve the numerous segments of this emerging market. Jane is one of the best in the field. We believe her addition solidifies our capabilities in this area and will enable us to create and implement step-change marketing programs for companies in the industry.”

RFID technology creates visibility of components and products throughout the supply chain, eliminating out-of-stock situations, theft, counterfeiting, spoilage, and excess inventory. Its adoption has been fueled by the initiatives of Wal-Mart, the Department of Defense, Proctor & Gamble, International Paper and others which have required some suppliers to be RFID compliant in 2005. It is viewed by many as the replacement for bar code technology.

Allred will remain in the Phoenix area, but spend significant time at client locations as well as Brighton’s St. Louis headquarters.

About Brighton
Brighton, which celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2004, is a full-service independent marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency serving regional and national clients from its St. Louis headquarters. With more than $35 million in billings, Brighton’s client list includes BASF, Charter Communications, Delta and Pine Land Company, ELANCO, Elsevier and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Brighton also has a retail subsidiary called Brighton Jordan, serving Dairy Queen, Suntrup Automotive and Southwest Hearing Centers, with an additional $18 million in billings.

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February 01, 2022

Packing Slips and Material Handling Automated by New Labeling Technology

Premier Print’s labeling technology makes parcel material handling easy with Auto Pack List, a patented system to automate packing slips and shipping labels while increasing shipment accuracy and workplace efficiency.

(PRWEB) February 1, 2022 -- Premier Print’s patented Auto Pack List vastly improves warehouse distribution with its automated packing slips and shipping label system. A case study on the system was recently discussed in the November 2004 Print Solutions Magazine.

The Auto Pack List is an industry breakthrough designed to dramatically increase profits while eliminating the manual bottleneck in traditional shipping methods. This innovative labeling system is ideal for high volume warehouse distribution as it can automatically print and apply packing slips and shipping labels on at least 20 variable height boxes per minute.

The Auto Pack List labeling technology improves shipping accuracy and efficiency and eliminates labor by automating manual tasks such as printing packing slips and placing them in plastic sleeves. It outperforms 10 manually operated manifesting stations, allowing labor to be distributed elsewhere.

“All I need is someone to throw a box on a conveyor,” said Bruce Raming, Inventor of the Auto Pack List and sales manager of Premier Print.

The labeling system is controlled by hardware and software that prints and applies a confidential packing list onto the box and then prints and applies a shipping label directly on top of the packing list in real time. The packing list remains confidential even though it is adhered to the outside of the box. The system then scans and verifies both the packing list and the shipping label to ensure they were affixed to the correct carton, utilizing true print and apply automation.

The shipping label has an outer-perimeter adhesive border around a non-adhesive center section that can be easily removed by pulling a die cut zipper. Once the shipping label is removed, the confidential packing slip is exposed. The packing slip is designed similarly to the shipping label and can be easily removed. Paper-only packing lists for record keeping purposes. Static Terms and Conditions can be pre-printed on the back of the shipping label and the packing slip.

The Auto Pack List labeling system intrigued a large, well-known multi-billion dollar computer manufacturer who worked with Raming’s system integrator through a six-month sales cycle. The integrator can combine the system with any end user’s existing software. After installing the system, the manufacturer was able to reassign eight employees per shift per conveyor line to other tasks. Pleased with the results, they immediately placed additional orders for more systems. Raming’s success with this major computer manufacturer has opened doors with similar large sized companies.

“Let me tell you how my life has changed,” Raming said. “Someone says to me they want to buy a million labels. That’s a small order.”

For more information on Auto Pack List packing slip labeling technology, including a six minute CD-ROM video presentation, samples, and ROI analysis, visit www.AutoPackList.com or contact Bruce Raming at 800-648-3677 extension 2713.

About Premier Print
Premier Print is a Chicago-based company that specializes in printing and distribution with unconditional commitment to high quality work and customer satisfaction. They consistently translate new technology into competitive business advantages for their clients. Premier Print has reinvented warehouse distribution with its Auto Pack List system.

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