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May 31, 2021

Kent Ullberg's Sculpture "The Guardian" Complete, Bound for New Houston Federal Reserve Facility in Early June; Piece to be Shipped June 3-5, Installed June 7

Sculptor Kent Ullberg, who works out of studios in Loveland, Colorado and Corpus Christi, Texas, has completed "The Guardian," a massive sculpture of an eagle commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank to grace the main entrance of its new Michael Graves-designed building at 1801 Allen Parkway in Houston. The sculpture will be shipped by Berthoud's Mayo Industries (www.mayoweld.com), leaving Ullberg's Colorado studio early on Friday, June 3rd and scheduled to arrive in Houston on Sunday, June 5. Ullberg and his crew will install the piece Tuesday, June 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Loveland, CO / Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- Sculptor Kent Ullberg, who works out of studios in Loveland, Colorado and Corpus Christi, Texas, has completed "The Guardian," a massive sculpture of an eagle commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank to grace the main entrance of its new Michael Graves-designed building at 1801 Allen Parkway in Houston.

The sculpture will be shipped by Berthoud's Mayo Industries (www.mayoweld.com), leaving Ullberg's Colorado studio early on Friday, June 3rd and scheduled to arrive in Houston on Sunday, June 5. Ullberg and his crew will install the piece Tuesday, June 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

"The Guardian" depicts an eagle with its wings spread wide, perched on a pyramid base, a blending of the images on the back of the U.S. one dollar bill. The piece, 12 feet tall and 20 feet wide and weighing in excess of two tons, will be installed atop an 18-foot column at the main entrance to the building. The piece was cast at Art Castings of Colorado in Loveland, Colorado (www.artcastings.com). The Federal Reserve commissioned Ullberg to create the sculpture after holding a competition that was judged by architect Michael Graves and Federal Reserve management.

The new building, a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, was designed by Graves in cooperation with Houston-based architectural firm Pierce Goodwin Alexander and Linville (PGAL, www.pgal.com). Graves was selected after a nationwide search for an architect whose work would reflect the site’s historic location within the Fourth Ward and near the Buffalo Bayou, as well as the broader regional architecture. Linbeck Construction Co. (www.linbeck.com) of Houston supervised construction.

This branch of the Dallas Fed, the site of the former Jefferson Davis Hospital, replaces the agency's current facility on San Jacinto Street. Fed representatives note that Graves was selected for his talent for focusing on historical context within the urban environment, and he has designed a building that will be a monumental yet approachable focal point for all of Houston. The building helps create a gateway to Houston's downtown, and is designed to capture the multicultural, international and industrial traditions of a contemporary city while staying loyal to the classical foundations of the Federal Reserve System. The Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico, and also has branches in San Antonio and El Paso.

Houston art lovers will have the chance to enjoy more of Ullberg's work this summer and fall, when a retrospective exhibit featuring 48 pieces from throughout his career will be on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from August 15th until October 30th.

About Kent Ullberg
A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors. While he has done hundreds of works on a small scale, he is perhaps best known for the monumental works he has executed for museums and municipalities from Omaha, Nebraska to Cape Town, South Africa. His Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Omaha, Nebraska installations are the largest wildlife bronze compositions ever done, spanning several city blocks. Regardless of scale, he imbues all of his subjects with unparalleled vitality.

Ullberg is a member of a number of important art organizations that have honored him with prestigious awards. These include, in New York City, Allied Artists of America, National Academy of Design, National Arts Club, National Sculpture Society and the Society of Animal Artists. The National Academy of Design elected Ullberg a full “Academician,” one of the highest recognitions a visual artist can receive. His memberships and awards outside New York include the American Society of Marine Artists, Ambler, Pennsylvania; and the National Academy of Western Art, Oklahoma City, which awarded him the Prix de West Award in 1998, the foremost award in western art. He is a major supporter of many wildlife conservation efforts.

Ullberg’s work can be found in major museums and corporate headquarters around the globe, including the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden; the National Gallery in Botswana, Africa; National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.; Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China; the Guildhall in London, and many more. His pieces can also be found in the private collections of world leaders and celebrities, including H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Jack Nicholson and Robert Wagner. He maintains studios in Loveland, Colorado and Corpus Christi, Texas. For more information, call (970) 667-7809 or (361) 851-1600, or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Caribbean Cold Storage Selects ROC Enterprise To Manage Its Entire 3PL Operations And Gain Inventory Accuracy Levels Of 99.99%

Toronto, Canada: Radcliffe Inc., a leading warehouse management software company, announced today that Caribbean Cold Storage (CCS) has gone live on ROC Enterprise.

(PRWEB) May 31, 2021 -- To ensure its continued leadership in an ever-changing and competitive third party logistics industry, CCS needed a more flexible system to manage customer relationships and core business operations. CCS’s legacy WMS was paper based and inaccurate, making it difficult for the company to effectively track warehouse activity. CCS also required a new WMS that would improve space utilization and eliminate large physical inventories.

After investigating several WMS solutions, CCS selected Radcliffe’s award-winning software, ROC Enterprise. “We chose Radcliffe because of its clear commitment to be our partner in achieving our business objectives and the continued significant investment in their market-leading products,” said Paul Robbins, President “We intend to go beyond the adequate service provided today in our industry to provide the best service of any 3PL and we believe ROC Enterprise can help us achieve that objective.”

By leveraging the radio frequency (RF) function and the integration capabilities of the ROC Enterprise platform, CCS was able to streamline and automate the manner in which it tracks, stores and services clients across its operations. CCS was also able to employ the powerful analytics capabilities in the system to examine employee productivity and prevent missed revenue opportunities. In addition, the integrated platform is expected to reduce time and cost related to administration and maintenance.

CCS will leverage the capabilities in ROC Enterprise to support more cross- and up-sell opportunities across its global operations and improve the depth and breadth of warehouse knowledge. Web-based self-service forms for client services will be utilized in order to increase resolution rate time and deliver on the company’s goal of creating a more satisfying customer experience.

“To remain competitive, 3PL companies need to effectively adapt to changing market conditions and rising customer expectations,” said Fred Radcliffe, president and CEO, Radcliffe Inc. “Our solutions offer 3PL providers a flexible WMS infrastructure to bring innovation to all customer-based operations, resulting in more satisfied customers and a better bottom line.”

Today Caribbean Cold Storage and Caribbean Shipping Services 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 privately owned companies in Northeast Florida.

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May 30, 2021

Dallas Incubator Sees a Trend or Two

Incucomm says an exit from its facility is part of the new realties in startups. Xterprise, a provider of RFID solutions and systems, is moving out of Incucomm, a business incubator in June.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 29, 2021 -- “Xterprise was founded by Dean Frew in 2002, after 9/11 during the tech bubble bursting. It was a venture capital ice age,” said Steve Roemerman, Incucomm’s CEO. “No institutional money was seeding new companies when Dean started, so it’s impressive to see the firm now. When Dean moved in, Xterprise did not have a name, and he was the only person involved. Now they have dozens of people, have raised two rounds of financing from an excellent VC (Logispring), and have installed their solutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. They have an impressive line with hardware, software, and services. They have important patents pending and other interesting intellectual property. Xterprise shows that high quality companies can be started from scratch, in tough times.”

Roemerman said Xterprise reflected trends Incucomm has observed:
- Early stage firms must bootstrap, find angel funding or both until they meet the more conservative standards of current institutional investors
- This reality favors companies with pragmatic offerings, and founders with strong domain knowledge
- Venture economics in the US are cyclical in terms of investment activity, and in terms of the phases of firms targeted for investments
- The small number of startups with vintage years of 2001 - 04 is creating a supply and demand imbalance, pushing valuations up

“We are excited for Xterprise, and proud to be associated with them,” said Matt Bowers, Incucomm’s Chief Development Officer. Bowers noted Xterprise has sold into some of the largest companies in the world, in many cases winning in head to head competition with larger, more established firms. “People do business with people,” Bowers noted, “Dean Frew’s knowledge of the logistics space, and his strong personal reputation made an incredible difference while Xterprise was building its brand. Now they are partnered with other RFID leaders, like Alien, Apriso, Red Prairie, Symbol, and Zebra. They have clients in a number of verticals, including consumer package goods, technology, and medical. It is striking to see what they have accomplished.”

Xterprise will move to new facilities in Carrollton and will boast one of the most comprehensive RFID application and demonstration facilities in the world.

About Incucomm: Incucomm and Incucomm Consulting are based on a seasoned team of strategy, business, and technology professionals. Founded in March 2000, the company is based in Dallas Texas, and is privately held.

Incucomm operates an incubator for technology firms, and holds an equity position in a number of young firms. Incucomm Consulting provides services to more mature companies, ranging from large publicly traded corporations, to venture backed firms, and venture investors. Incucomm is on the web at www.incucomm.com Incucomm is a registered trademark of Incucomm, Inc

About Xterprise: Xterprise Inc. makes next-generation RFID supply chain solutions a reality today. The firm offers a portfolio of EPC/RFID solutions tailored to address the needs of specific vertical markets. Xterprise focuses on real-world solutions including RFID engineering studies, RFID and WMS implementations, and complete RFID compliance deployments. These include the XARM hardware line of products, which helps retail suppliers efficiently meet the demands of their retail customers for RFID capability. Xterprise also markets an RFID-enabled supply chain visibility solution, TRAX™, which provides item visibility for high tech, pharmaceutical and cold chain customers. Xterprise has currently deployed TRAX™ in Asia, and Europe. For more information, visit www.xterprise.com or call 972-690-9460, ext. 300.

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Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation Honors Ozburn-Hessey Logistics' Lanter Division for Outstanding Service - Apparel Deliveries 99.15% on Time all Year

Lanter Distributing, a division of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com), has been honored by Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, one of the world's largest apparel companies, for Outstanding Service including a 99.15% on-time delivery rate for 2004.

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) May 29, 2021 -- Lanter Distributing, a division of Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com), has been honored by Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, one of the world's largest apparel companies, for Outstanding Service including a 99.15% on-time delivery rate for 2004. Lanter Distributing provides pool distribution services for PVH from Madison, IL and Nashville, TN.

"OH Logistics is a true partner in service," said Kevin Maluchnik, Group Transportation Manager for Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation. "PVH's and OH Logistics' common goal is serving our retail stores. Lanter Distributing exhibits great flexibility to adapt to the special and changing needs of our company and our stores. That is what makes them such a valuable component of our supply chain".

"We are honored by this award," said Bob Brendel, Business Development Manager for OH Logistics. "We have worked with PVH for five years in Madison, IL and for two years in Nashville. We are proud of our 99.15% on-time performance for 2004. We are already working with PVH to improve that for 2005. Phillips-Van Heusen is dedicated to providing superior service to their retail stores and we look forward to continuing to help them increase their customer satisfaction levels."

About OH Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com)
Based in Nashville, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OH Logistics) serves Fortune 1500 companies with strategically-placed, multi-client warehouse campuses as well as numerous dedicated facilities. The company serves the food service consolidation, industrial, electronic & high tech, pharmaceutical & medical, health and beauty, and consumer products industries. OH Logistics is the nation's largest privately held 3PL. It operates over 19 million square feet of warehouse space nationwide, offers complete transportation management of parcel, LTL and TL shipments, and employs over 2,700.

Lanter Distributing, a division of OH Logistics, provides transportation services in conjunction with NDS. ProVenture Commercial Real Estate, a subsidiary of OH Logistics, offers development, brokerage and building management services. Material Handling Resources, a division of OH Logistics, provides lease and purchase programs for material handling equipment as well as comprehensive maintenance programs. Personnel Services, Inc., a subsidiary of OH Logistics, oversees a seasonal workforce and provides expertise in national agency labor development.

OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the web at www.ohlogistics.com.

About Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is one of the world's largest apparel companies. It owns and markets the Calvin Klein brand worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands; Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, IZOD, Arrow, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co.; and its licensed brands; Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole, BCBG Max Azria, BCBG Attitude, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, and Donald J. Trump Signature.

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May 27, 2021

Horizon National Contract Services Deploys DefinedLogic Mobile Solution for more Efficient Quality Control

DefinedLogic, LLC, a company with a long track record of developing and deploying mission-critical solutions for enterprise customers, announces that Horizon National Contract Services, the country’s premier contract management and self-perform cleaning services company, has selected DefinedLogic’s Mobile Solutions Methodology to facilitate the design and development of a custom mobile application to provide communication capabilities of Service Quality and Management Quality ratings in a more timely manner from the field.

West Long Branch, NJ (PRWEB) May 27, 2021 -- DefinedLogic, LLC, a company with a long track record of developing and deploying mission-critical solutions for enterprise customers, announces that Horizon National Contract Services, the country’s premier contract management and self-perform cleaning services company, has selected DefinedLogic’s Mobile Solutions Methodology to facilitate the design and development of a custom mobile application to provide communication capabilities of Service Quality and Management Quality ratings in a more timely manner from the field. After going from concept to test within six weeks, Horizon National is complete with its initial pilot stage and has now rolled out the application nationwide.

Focusing on the retail, financial and healthcare industries, Horizon National’s roster of clients include such leading retailers as the TJX Companies, Office Max, Home Depot, Toys R Us, Target, and Rite Aid. Since the company manages multi-state, multi-site facilities through a network of area managers and numerous on-site contract cleaning professionals located throughout the country, it is paramount to the success of the organization to maintain a steady flow of communication in a timely manner to and from the field.

Formed as a result of an acquisition in January 2003, Horizon National immediately began a review of its operations and found that the paper-based reporting process from the field was taking up to 45 days to complete. This meant that there could be significant lag time between an area manager’s routine monthly site visit and when their findings finally reached corporate headquarters in Red Bank, NJ. As a result, this directly affected Horizon’s ability to provide timely and accurate status updates to their customer’s national headquarters on the cleanliness and overall presentation and appeal of their locations nationwide.

“When we made the acquisition in January, it was apparent to us that we had two parallel management models that weren’t integrated – our area managers in the field who were gathering data on individual customer locations and our corporate account managers in the home office who were required to report to customer executives with nationwide operational responsibilities,” said Kristen Bunnell, Executive Director, Horizon National Contract Services. “We began to explore ways to develop an internal management tool that would help us run the business in a more streamlined and efficient manner, which ultimately led us to mobility.”

During this time, DefinedLogic approached longtime partner and customer Broadbeam, a leader in delivering proven software to support and facilitate the rapid development and deployment of enterprise mobility solutions. Broadbeam was selected to provide the platform and middleware on which the solution would be built. DefinedLogic and the Broadbeam Corporation worked with Horizon National to assess their business processes from an information technology (IT) perspective and agreed that mobility would offer a means for the company to improve communication from the field. Since then, DefinedLogic has worked with Horizon National to develop a customized mobile application that is capable of transmitting information on a daily basis.

“We were looking at a relatively short turn around time between the initial concept and the timeframe for the test pilot with about six weeks, as well as a budget of $20,000 -- $25,000 to get the solution up and running,” stated Alex Shanley, Principal Analyst, DefinedLogic. “The overall experience of using the application needed to be powerful and user-friendly while still offering a low cost. We were able to bring the project from concept through deployment, fulfilling these goals, by following our proven methodology in developing enterprise-level mobility strategies and the technology to support them.”

The Bottom Line
Once a month, Horizon National’s area managers conduct quality control visits to inspect the various locations within their region and meet with each site’s local management team. The Horizon National area manager and the customer’s local management team are responsible for assigning the site a Service Quality Rating and a Management Quality Rating, which are based on a scale of one to five. These ratings serve to measure the performance of Horizon National’s locally contracted cleaning professionals. This information is then communicated back to headquarters along with an action plan and rationale for following up with the site’s manager.

With the wireless solution fully deployed, Horizon National’s area managers are able to document and transmit their findings directly from the device, which is cradled at the end of the day. This automated system alleviates the need to fax or mail the findings, which would then have to be manually entered into the system in order to compile a report for all the sites nationwide. Also, the end of day docking of the device in the cradle will compensate for any coverage issues that may exist throughout the country, which could preclude the report from being submitted wirelessly. Further, when the area manager returns to the site, he/she will be able to access the information from the previous visit on their handheld device.

“Essentially, the mobile solution will enable our internal management structure to be set up around the information that’s being transmitted from the field, which will consolidate our internal functions,” commented Bunnell. “For example, we currently perform about 6,000 quality control phone calls a month to make sure that all locations are satisfied with our service. When we have access to the findings from on-site visits in a timelier manner, we expect that about half of these will be eliminated. “

According to Bunnell, Horizon National expects to reach a return on their initial $100,000 investment within a year, which will occur through the consolidation of their internal management structure, resulting in greater efficiencies of time and increased productivity by freeing up staff members to focus on other issues.

About DefinedLogic’s Mobile Solutions Methodology
DefinedLogic’s mobile solutions methodology is a proven approach to successfully developing and deploying enterprise-level mobile applications. Focused on one goal, predictable results, the company’s methodology is grounded by its stressed importance of identifying key business drivers of workforce mobility prior to embarking on any technology decisions. The Mobile Solutions Methodology provides the structure necessary to ensure a successful and predictable project delivery, but remains flexible for use in all types of mobile application development including sales force automation, field service automation, work force management and route sales pick-up and delivery, among others.

About DefinedLogic
DefinedLogic, LLC (www.definedlogic.com) is the leader in developing and delivering proven technology solutions to enterprises that need their employees, customers and partners to be integrated into business processes. DefinedLogic offers highly experienced business analysts, project managers, designers, and developers to assist enterprises with completing projects on time, on budget and in line with their objectives. DefinedLogic prides itself in remaining technologically agnostic to provide its clients with the best unbiased advice and service available.

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May 26, 2021

The Interstate Traveler: a High Speed Hydrogen-Solar Transportation System that Produces Enough Abundant, Clean Low-cost Energy to Power the World

American Computer Scientists Association announces it is mentoring / engaging in assistance to perform a validation, demonstration study to the Interstate Traveler Project, a project originated by Justin Sutton to build a high speed hydrogen solar rail transportation system with some remarkable side benefits.

(PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- Imagine traveling from NY to Los Angeles by car in 10.5 hours, while your Rail system is producing enough hydrogen to power 70% or more of the Nation’s entire energy demand at no extra charge? Sounds impossible? Don’t bet on it. If a young group of dedicated pioneers have their way, within a year ground could be broke to build a new kind of accelerated highway based on rail transportation of autos, freight and people.

The new highway, called the “Trailblazer” is one that can carry cars between major metropolitan areas reportedly with absolutely no fuel cost. The startup company, Interstate Traveler Company, (http://www.interstatetraveler.us) has been “adopted” by the American Computer Science Association as “the wave of the future, now!” According to the ACSA, who has studied the solutions offered by the Interstate Traveler Project – a truly innovative business model has broken down the barriers to a ready supply of cheap, hydrogen energy for the future clean energy economy of America.

Major breakthroughs in engineering have made it now possible to build a high speed transportation system that has virtually no fuel costs, can move automobiles, people and freight interstate at speeds up to 250 miles per hour or more, and yet it produces 300% excess hydrogen for every 100% of its own power needs. The unique technology of the Interstate Traveler uses twin-rail light duty Mag-Lev propulsion, and includes a large array of “Hydrogen from Solar” Conduits (HSCs) that produce hydrogen the entire length of the rail system during sunlight hours.

Due to the extraordinary length of this rail system, the HydroSol Conduit could produce an excess of hydrogen continuously during daylight hours spanning the continent, says the Interstate Traveler Company. This breakthrough reportedly leverages a phenomenon nationwide that is called “the eight hour guaranteed sunny day”.

The Interstate Traveler’s transit system is said to use new Automobile Carriers and small passenger/freight carrying MAGLEV cars which would travel between cities at breathtaking speed. Interest in the new system has ranged far and wide, including some pretty powerful state government bodies such as the State of Oklahoma and the State of Michigan, reportedly. And it has interested many in the big three Automobile manufacturers, who see it as a way to reduce the operating cost of automobiles drastically, allowing them to comply with emissions standards at the same time as reducing the cost to manufacture vehicles, and increasing demand, since fuel would be so inexpensive and clean.

Recent advances have made it possible to pump Hydrogen into an automotive tank, while cooling it, preventing safety issues and insuring that such as the Interstate Traveler can provide Hydrogen directly to commuters’ and shoppers’ autos.

The heads of the ACSA (http://www.acsa.net) have labored long hours over their slide rules to verify, on paper, the concept of the Interstate Traveler ( http://www.interstatetraveler.us ).

“We have discussed moving into the final validation stages with the Interstate Traveler Company and have concluded that not only is this a feasible energy and transportation development project, but it is something that would appeal generically to the Auto, Bus, and Air travel Industry- a new venture that could also pay for the cost of fueling their main products: cars, jets and buses/trucks. While initially it may seem costly, from our standpoint, it rapidly pays for itself. So quickly, in fact, that the pain of development is minimized and negligible."

"We hope to assemble a team to monitor the permit issuance and building of several demonstration legs of the Traveler, so that a live run test of the new slotted electrical engines, its intermediate duty MagLev system, and the hydrogen solar generating conduit (and other facilities) can quickly demonstrate the economic soundness of the Interstate Traveler concept. And, obviously, we’re pretty excited about the idea of autos, people and light freight being able to ride this new system at 250 mile per hour between major metro areas,” stated ACSA scientific chairperson, Jack A. Shulman, adding:

“Frankly, I’m a flight enthusiast and aviation flight control system designer. You couldn’t keep me out of a Jet if you tried. Nonetheless, I doubt Justin Sutton is going to be able to keep me out of the Traveler, either. It compresses that weekend trip 200 miles to Atlantic City for me down to a 20 minute jaunt, and I’d be able to rail to DC or Boston at five times the normal speed, while catching up on a little homework. The whole project is, to me, in a word: Fascinating! They’re really on to something, here!”

An Amazing Solution
Himself a computer scientist and physicist, Dr. Shulman became interested in the automation control of Justin Sutton’s Interstate Traveler "at first sight".

"It represents a unique scheduling, piloting, energy management and maintenance opportunity for any automation system", he indicated, in a recent interview, adding:

“I was always attracted to Hydrogen from Solar (HydroSol) Energy, because: once commercially rendered feasible, it is the cleanest, soundest way to obtain energy. One is literally 'mining Sunlight for electrons' and then, converting ordinary water into Hydrogen and Oxygen with it. Everyone has seen that experiment performed in High School Physics class, yet this is the first time we’ve had a broad spectrum functional model that will allow engineering to leverage the phenomenon into an application that will dramatically benefit all of humanity."

"ACSA is still organizing a substantive validation exercise; however we mainly feel obligated to safeguard the means for Interstate Traveler Company to build its high speed hydrogen-solar rail transportation system and energy product facility without any actual damage to the environment. That, right now, seems very feasible: it should cause no damage at all, and we can control the environmental impact of building it, with the help of appropriate environmental engineering and with the assistance of such as the EPA and DoT. Fortunately, its’ design appears to be literally perfect."

"As it was explained to me: The Interstate Traveler Company intends to build their rail system on and adjacent to the already cleared property of the United State’s massive Interstate Highway system. This insures that egress development can retain the prior investment made by the Federal Government in having built todays Interstate Highways. Also, quite fortunately, the business model being used by Interstate Traveler Company enhances the way we travel by our traditional automobiles, SUVs, Busses and Trucks: allowing the Interstate Traveler to carry the vast load of autos and passengers between state metropolitan areas, letting hydrogen powered Automobiles, Vans and SUVs do the rest locally when they off-load. the balance of its excess fuel is then sold to the power companies, industry, and hydrogen distribution Station systems formerly used to sell Gas and Diesel."

"About the only thing it doesn't need from today's automotive transportation infrastructure are barrels of oil, allowing them to be redireted to make profitable lubricants, solvents, chemical derivatives, plastics, and other, more profitable such uses for petroleum, prolonging oil's unique value and pushing off the date that they would eventually run dry at the oil wells, which has recently been projected to be 2045 by some. While I personally do not believe oil wells will run out by then, there are many profitable uses for it when it is no longer needed as the staple for automotive propulsion, and can be replaced with the excess hydrogen produced by Interstate Traveler Systems all over the world. The presumption that the only use for crude oil is to make gasoline is a misconception. By not having to burn it, oil ceases being a combustion air polutant, which should make its use in plastics and so on mor palatable to the environmentally concerned."

"This seems like the best of both worlds to me, assuming the Interstate Traveler Project can be completed successfully. Not only does it combine solar and hydrogen energy forces into a clean and complimentary "symbiosis"-like solution, it also combines the use of light and medium duty high speed mass transit vehicles with the flexibility of ordinary automotive travel. In my view, if it works, it will yield a seemingly perfect mixture of environmental safety, raw performance, cheap sustainable energy, and will relieve America of it's dependence upon foreign oil for it's future energy sources. We have the utmost hopes that the entire Interstate Traveler Project, all 54,000 miles of its track, can all be made to work. Sometimes there are other issues than technology and adaptability that get in the way of projects of this size, scope and importance.”

The results of building the entire system, states the Interstate Traveler Company: enough plentiful excess hydrogen fuel to power local traveling automobiles, trucks and buses, by building this new transit system adjacent to the existing United States Interstate Highway System (known as the Eisenhower Memorial Interstate Highway) at the low cost of about $10 million per mile, reportedly. Its conceiver, Justin Eric Sutton, has been described by the ACSA as: “an extraordinary scientist and an outstanding and brilliant entrepreneur, who has hit upon an amazing multi-disciplinary solution to problems that face us in America today, namely: energy and how to obtain it cleanly and inexpensively”.

With a build time to market of little more than 5 years, according to the company, the entire Interstate Traveler Project should pay for each major segment (breaks even) from its own revenue, within 3 years of each segments’ completion. Building it is comparatively easy, aside from the crossing of mountain passes, which has already been done by the Interstate Highway System: that provides a perfect egress for the Traveler, according to Sutton. The Project reportedly intends to use an amazingly innovative, heavily automated rate of construction: about 15 miles of track built per day.

The company also has reportedly consulted with the big three automobile manufacturers and various aerospace companies. It appears that these major forces in each industry have expressed interest in supplying the Traveler’s “light to medium duty MAGLEV rail cars” and it's other components. According to the Interstate Traveler website, one of the most appealing aspects of the design is that it does not rely on older rail concepts that were driven by large scale, heavy rail engines and cars. The older style rail system design carries with it an enormous weight penalty not present in the Traveler, whose rail cars are much, much lighter and designed to travel at much higher speeds. As anyone in auto racing can tell you: creating a better weight to power ratio yeilds more speed with less fuel, and can express itself through various mathematical formula as “the right thing to do at the right time.”

How it Accomplishes What it Accomplishes
According to the Interstate Traveler Company, there are some pretty remarkable consequences of taking the design and business model direction that it has.

Each month, 400 miles of this new rapid transit highway could be built (the approximate distance between Boston and Washington) and pays for itself within 3 years of the opening of a major segment. Cross country, an entire 2500 mile length can be built in 1 year from NYC to Los Angeles, and pays for itself within 3 years. Three such projects, in only 1.5 years, could link a northern, southern and central route producing connections between 75% of the major metro areas in the United States.

At the end of three years, nearly three quarters (¾) of the hydrogen the entire track produces becomes freely salable to business, industry, and the general public for power consumption in homes, offices, industry and municipal utilities' usage. Only one quarter (¼) is ever used to power the transportation system itself, at maximum load. To compliment its own ability to be easily maintained and safe to operate, the entire Interstate Traveler system was designed to provide for only two or three basic types of "universal" medium duty rail vehicle platforms, each adaptable to a limitless range of "Travelers": one to carry one or more automobiles or other vehicles to a specific destination, the others to carry interstate commuters in small groups or to perform utility functions. The commuter version is also designed so that it can be equipped to carry freight and packages. Other types of "Travelers" are also on the drawing boards. Small "on and off” stations at various locations would allow individual Traveler Vehicles to pick up and drop off Autos “all over the place”, stated the Interstate Traveler Company, and would provide other services needed by the system. Surprisingly, it is all this "scaling to fit" in the Traveler's design that makes it all feasible!

For example, while not suggesting such should be abandoned, plans that require huge, centralized solar energy plants require enormous land areas to gather enough sunlight. The Traveler does not require such vast tracts; it gathers light along its entire length, 54,000 miles and delivers power where it is needed at a minimum of overhead. To store the power, it uses hydrolyzation to convert water to Hydrogen.

Furthermore, centralized solar energy plants also have a problem delivering the power they make to distant locations, requiring many large plants and long distance AC transmission (with considerable waste and loss) to get power to a usage area. The Traveler maintains a continuous conduit its entire length, along which it uses successive hydrolyzers to convert solar energy to hydrogen, with storage of the hydrogen along its entire length in safety storage tanks. Its a safety conscious design provides “hydrogen tanking up” Service Stations at every major “on and off” station, and low overhead hydrogen pressure driven transfers within the length of the conduit to keep every station at full capacity nearly all of the time.

Safety doesn’t end there; fire blockades and control systems, and tamper proofing security have already been carefully thought out and planned for. It is believed it would be virtually impossible to sabotage a system so large, as even in the case of terrorist attack, only a small portion of the Traveler would be effected, and security provisions provide for rapid response, and ease of effecting repair. Up to a 15 mile segment can be entirely replaced in a single day.

The Traveler's "Service Stations" are distributed at convenient locations where they can provide hydrogen to autos that use the Traveler, and can provide local hydrogen to automobiles, trucks and buses in each metropolitan area. Additional hydrogen would be off loaded at "master distributors" which would then provide it to electricity producing plants for the nation’s power grid. Also, hydrogen would be provided to delivery systems which own their own hydrogen pumping stations to serve the hundreds of millions of automobiles at use in America. And remaining hydrogen could be used for other purposes, such as by industrial plants and air and space travel.

Amazingly, once the entire 54,000 miles of Interstate Highway are eventually built out with accompanying Interstate Travelers, an enormous (as much as) 85,000 Mega Watts of energy might be achievable by the entire Traveler system, continuously during any 12 solar hour period. That power is actually stored by converting it to Hydrogen, hydrogen converters, producing clean burning hydrogen from ordinary water. That Hydrogen is then stored and used to power internal combustion engines and fuel cells on demand, wherever needed, both within the Traveler’s system, and sold outside to the nation’s vast energy consumptive industries. By the way: that’s 1 Terawatts Hour per 12 hour sunlight-day, an enormous amount of energy!

Using the conversion formula, multiply 3414 times each kilowatt hour to calculate the common form of energy called BTUs. Believe it or not, the entire Traveler system could, if Interstate Traveler Company is successful, produce an amazing 3.4 Quadrillion BTUs every day of sunlight! That is considerably more than the combined demand for energy of the entire United States each day.

Due to the desire to work efficiently, the initial build plan for the Interstate Traveler appears to be targeted at producing only 1/3 that amount of power (1.1 Quadrillion BTU for every 10 sunlight hours). Accounting for the weather, that would produce about 300 such periods per year. That would calculate to as much as 330 Quadrillion BTUs of energy per year.

Assuming a very aggressive estimate of loss, assuming the system would lose about 40% due to various overheads and production costs, and 20% of the remaining amount for operating the Interstate Traveler, that would leave about 120 Quadrillion BTUs of energy (in hydrogen gas) left over each year for ordinary business, government, industrial and consumer usage.

To give one an idea of how beneficial this might be: According to statistics, in the USA we consume 98 Quadrillion BTUs of energy every year, according to the Secretary of the US Department of Energy. He has indicated in recent speeches that the Department of Energy expects the US to be consuming 120 “quads” per year in less than 20 years.

What this means, potentially, to America is this: the finished Interstate Traveler could at almost no cost become the source of all that energy, thereby eliminating America’s sole dependency upon petroleum sources both domestic and foreign, for energy, allowing petroleum to be used for other, more profitable purposes.

Because the Traveler is so large a system, securing it is reportedly relatively easy, by design, and because of its size, a natural redundancy insures that it would be extraordinarily difficult to bring its hydrogen production to a halt, and easy to repair it. Security includes camera systems, and high speed emergency response units that can reach any problem in seconds ot minutes from the nearest local station.

“The Secret Process”
The Intestate Traveler Company has also indicated that its “secret process” might be of keen interest to Environmentalists.

What they are referring to is the process the company is using that it states reverses the Hydrogen back into energy. The hydrogen powered internal combustion engines and hydrogen fuel cells are used to produce electrical energy and motion. According to Sutton's team, such energy converters return most of the water that was split into hydrogen and oxygen by the Interstate Traveler’s HydroSol Conduit, back into the environment as clean, distilled water: yielding a net gain in oxygen and a small amount of heat. It even carefully replaces the heat from the Sun that was used by the HydroSol Conduit’s solar panels to power the hydrogen production process.

It is a scientific fact, according to the company, that the methods Interstate Traveler Company has designed into it’s transportation system are among the cleanest, most efficient means of producing energy for our use. The Interstate Traveler appears to marginalize the need for other energy sources, since its designers can always expand the number of HydroSolar Energy Conduits built along the Interstate Traveler’s rail system, multiplying the available hydrogen being produced.

Infrastructures to bring in clean water (much of which can be retained by the system that powers the Interstate Traveler, and recovered from Automobiles when they “tank up” at ITC Hydrogen Stations) are being planned for, according to the company, as is the entire complex of manufacturers to build the Traveler, and to supply Hydrogen Powered Traveler Vehicles and consumer and other Automobiles by the Interstate Traveler Company and it industrial partners, at this time.

According to the Department of Energy, the United States spends over $500 Billion Dollars on energy annually (which equals ½ a cent per BTU of energy).

The entire cost of building the whole Interstate Traveler would net to about $650 Billion and would pay for itself in three years, reducing the cost of energy by $500 billion dollars per year, and likely bringing back the cost of fuel to the automobile driver down to 1/10th today’s cost or less. That would have the effect of returning fuel costs for autos back to their pre-1963 levels! The ACSA has commented: “If this is truly the result, then what we are talking about here is nothing less than a miracle.”

The Interstate Traveler Company’s figures seem to suggest that the overall impact of the Interstate Traveler will be to drive the value of petroleum fuels down to their pre-1963 prices and eventually will yield a viable alternative when the world’s petroleum fuel reserves run dry, which some have said may happen by the year 2040..

For more background information of the ACSA’s mentorship of the Interstate Traveler Company, visit ACSA’s story on the subject at http://www.acsa2000.net/hshrt/
(RSS FEED: http://www.acsa2000.net/feeds/hispeedhydrorail.xml).

Closing Note
ACSA indicated it would be assembling a validation / demonstration team with Interstate Traveler Company over the course of the following six months to a year, and that it hopes to break ground on a Boston, MA to Hartford, CT, to NYC, NY to Baltimore, MD to Washington, DC to Atlanta, GE to Miami, FLA Interstate Traveler (to be called the North-to-South East Coast Trailblazer) as a demonstrator. It would follow the path of the famed Route 1 and the interstate highways that were built in the 60’s to carry commuter loads along those routes.

It is hoped by the ACSA that, assuming all the technical and other issues are worked out properly during this development period, that sufficient funding and profit will emerge as a result, to empower building of three more major runs cross country through major metro areas from the east coast to the west coast, and two more North-to-South runs from Illinois southward and from the Pacific Northwest to the Baja, California thereafter. It is felt that upon completion of these major routes, that the balance of the system would be built out without much further ado over the course of three to five years.

As a mentor, ACSA provides understanding, guidance and assistance where possible to subject companies such as the Interstate Traveler Company with extremely innovative business idea. Notwithstanding the foregoing, all responsibility for the Interstate Traveler Project, its success or failure, and its accuracy in disclosure and feasibility rests solely with the Interstate Traveler Company and its staff. ACSA has publicly stated it is "extraordinarily pleased with the integrity and accuracy of reporting seen, to date, from Justin Sutton and the Interstate Traveler Company."

ACSA is at this time anticipating widespread support for the Traveler among its business affiliations and the membership. For more information, please contact the Association through the press contacts on this article.

Copyright © Written by Edison Park, freelance journalist: exclusive to the ACSA Inc. 2005. All rights reserved.

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ImageID Announces New Release of Visidot™ AIDC Product Suite, an “Alternative to RFID” for Manufacturers, Retailers

Visidot System Is Cost-Effective, Standards-Based Alternative to RFID for Multiple Asset Tracking - ImageID Ltd. today introduced a new version of its Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system – an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking.

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) May 26, 2021 -- ImageID Ltd. today introduced a new version of its Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system – an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking.

In the Visidot System (http://www.visidot.com), assets are uniquely labeled with standard 2D Data Matrix barcodes or with Visidot Colorcodes. As assets pass in front of the Visidot Reader, the reader captures hundreds of labels simultaneously and transmits the information to an image processing system, which decodes the data from each label. This asset data is exported to a data management system in XML or other standard format. Images can be stored in a separate Image Bank. An easy-to-use Site Management System controls the entire process.

The new Visidot release introduces the ability to detect and decode all variations of the Standard (ISO/IEC 16022) Data Matrix 2D barcode symbology with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Support for this standard symbology is added to the commercially proven Visidot Colorcode symbology.

“Today, the Visidot system delivers all the inherent benefits of traditional barcode technology, yet far surpasses it in terms of speed and efficiency of code capture – especially for tracking multiple assets,” said Roger Hecker, Product Marketing Manager for Visidot. “In addition, at accuracy levels of near-100% in actual installations, the Visidot solution is both more reliable and more cost-effective than RFID solutions.”

Industry-Proven
The Visidot system is field proven in key manufacturing and retail industry applications, including inbound and outbound shipment verification, management of reusable assets and identification of labels from long distances and in a large field of view.

- Tracking & Tracing Reusable Assets: IFCO Systems, a leading supplier of reusable plastic containers (RPC's) with more than 260 million rentals per year, was looking for a way to track each of its millions of RPC's throughout its network of over 40 RPC Service Centers and Storage depots all over Europe and North America. The Visidot solution is providing IFCO traceability of labeled crates, real-time views of inventory at depots, views of crate cycle times, accurate records of customer shipments/returns, and the foundation for improving customer request response time.

- Managing Bulky Assets in Manufacturing: Positioning bulky assets in automotive and aerospace manufacturing for traditional barcode scanning is often impractical or even impossible, as is RFID scanning involving metal assets or in metal-heavy environments.

The Ford Motor Company successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency. The Ford plant, which produces Ford F150's, uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for the most efficient way to expedite verification of the chassis type as it was being placed onto the production line. In December 2004, the company decided to install the Visidot system at the frame entrance to the plant to identify and verify the correct selection of the chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside. The newly installed Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford’s production line controller, that the chassis is correct and can enter the assembly line. Since installation, the system accuracy has been perfect - 100%.

- Shipping Verification: In the retail supply chain field, the Visidot can help reduce costly charge-backs from retail customers by verifying all of the boxes in each outbound order and to use the stored image from each read as proof of shipment and condition.

The Visidot system components and features include:
- The Visidot Reader consists of a robust processing module and up to four image capture devices. The image capture devices scan assets in a large field of view, such as a full pallet load, and send digital images to the processor, running the Visidot Detect & Decode software. The Detect & Decode software, a set of sophisticated algorithms, detects all of the 2D Data Matrix barcodes or Visidot Colorcodes in the images and decodes them. The decoded data is transferred to the WMS, ERP, EDI or other system via standard data formats such as XML or RS-232. The entire reading process, from image capture to data export of hundreds of codes, takes only a few seconds. The highly accurate data provides real-time per-asset traceability, verification of outbound/inbound movements and updated inventory data.

- The Visidot Viewer, located at every reading point, provides a visual display of each read and its detections and enables immediate corrective action. For example, by automatically comparing the actual shipments with order data from WMS, OMS and EDI systems, the Viewer enables warehouse personnel to see, in real-time, which items are missing or not supposed to be on a pallet and add or remove items from the shipment.

- Visidot Image Bank Server stores the images and decoded data from all reads at a site and enables quick access for viewing past reads. Having a visual record of each read provides powerful evidence for proof of quantity and condition for every item in every shipment.

- Visidot Site Management System is a centralized management console that configures and monitors all Visidot Readers at a customer facility. With the ability to view recent reads from all readers, configure parameters and monitor performance, the Visidot Site Management System ensures fast corrective actions and optimal system performance.

“Through our commitment to global barcode standards such as the robust Data Matrix symbology, we are well poised for mainstream adoption of the Visidot solution throughout the supply chain,” said Rami Kopelman, VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Visidot. “Visidot's leadership in multiple-asset data capture is solidified – the ability to capture hundreds of standard codes in a single read, with proven near-100% accuracy, is unmatched by any barcode or RFID solution."

The latest version of ImageID’s Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system is available immediately. For additional information, visit http://www.visidot.com.

About ImageID and Visidot
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (http://www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

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May 25, 2021

Columbus Consulting Set to Complete Two-Year Project for Big Lots

Company helps nation’s largest broadline closeout retailer better define merchandising processes and improve planning, inventory productivity and logistics

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- Following a multi-year engagement, Columbus Consulting, Inc., (CCI) a leading retail merchandise systems consulting firm, is in the final stages of completing several key deliverables and roles critical to the successful implementation of a merchandise planning and allocation solution for Columbus-based Big Lots, Inc., the nation’s largest broadline closeout retailer. The projects, which started in May 2003, were CCI’s first major efforts in the planning and allocation process space.

During the last two years, CCI has helped Big Lots define its merchandise planning and allocation process and select the appropriate applications to manage the process for the $4 billion retailer. As a key integration partner, CCI provided implementation assistance and leadership for the planning, allocation, data warehouse, and logistics solutions. The implementation of a Teradata data warehouse solution allowed Big Lots to streamline data management and focus on one source of data for its more than 1,500 store, 46-state operations. In addition, CCI helped support logistics operations and system implementation, as well as lead a program management activity over the multiple projects.

“This project was the first major effort for CCI in the planning and allocation process space, and helped catapult CCI into what is now a very healthy consulting practice,” said Rick Amari, president of Columbus Consulting, Inc. “Taking Big Lots from process concepts through selection, and now realizing the completion of the implementations, has demonstrated that we are a full-service provider with strong capabilities from concept through execution. Many retailers have taken note of our success, and as a result, we currently have active projects at 10 different clients addressing some aspect of planning and allocation. We continue to grow because of our understanding of the merchandising process and our ability to execute.”

As a result of the improvements in its planning and allocation process and the centralized data warehouse, Big Lots’ executives, managers and merchandisers have better access to information, which allows them to measure business operations across the entire company and react more effectively to market changes and trends. The company can also more effectively plan and make better decisions on deals and inventory investments, as well as improve inventory productivity at the store level. Improvements in the logistics process have resulted in more efficient product movement and visibility with a goal to drive down or effectively manage freight costs.

“We truly appreciate the efforts of Columbus Consulting in helping implement several key objectives of our supply chain optimization initiatives, including the more extensive involvement in our merchandise planning and allocation process,” added John Zavada, chief information officer for Big Lots. “As a result of a team effort, we are positioned with implemented solutions, which we expect to improve overall inventory management and increase incremental sales, reduce inventory cost, and improve markdown management. We are now able to react better to changing market conditions and manage information and inventory more effectively. The anticipated results will help us to better serve our customers and improve our company’s overall performance.”

About Big Lots, Inc.
Big Lots, Inc. (www.biglots.com) is the nation's largest broadline closeout retailer with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots operates more than 1,500 retail stores serving 46 states. Five regional closeout distribution centers ranging in size from one million to three million square feet and two furniture distribution centers provide the company’s stores with brand-name products from more than 3,000 manufacturers. Big Lots offers merchandise on average at 20 to 40 percent below most discount retailers and up to 70 percent below conventional retailers. Founded in 1967, the company employs more than 45,000 associates across the U.S. By creating excitement with brand-name closeouts and bargains through a unique shopping experience, Big Lots meets the needs of customers by providing an assortment of merchandise including consumables, seasonal products, furniture and home, housewares, toys, and gifts. Big Lots, a Fortune 500 company, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BLI.

About Columbus Consulting, Inc.
Founded by industry veteran Richard Amari in 2001, Columbus Consulting, Inc. comprises a team of highly experienced specialists in retail systems and processes. The company works with many of the world’s largest and best-known retailers, including American Eagle, Anne Taylor, Big Lots, Saks Fifth Avenue, CVS Pharmacy, and New York & Company. Columbus Consulting is called upon to provide a variety of services. These range from providing short-term, high-impact, executive-level advisory services on matters of system and process strategy, to overseeing large, multi-disciplinary, multi-million dollar projects. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on Columbus Consulting, visit www.columbusconsultinginc.com.

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WWII Ship USS LST-325, Decorated D-Day Veteran, Salutes Alexandria, Va

The 63-year-old amphibious landing ship beats its schedule by a full day and anchors overnight at the Little Creek Amphibious Base, where thousands of LST sailors trained, before docking today in Old Town Alexandria, Va.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 25, 2021 -- USS LST-325, a World War Two amphibious vessel known as a “Landing Ship, Tank” pulls into Old Town Alexandria, Va. today following a 1,700-mile voyage from Mobile, Ala. With the help of fair winds, following seas and a flawlessly performing ship, the crew arrived in Chesapeake Bay a full day ahead of schedule. It anchored overnight near the Little Creek Amphibious base, where thousands of these ships’ sailors have been trained.

The ship will be open to the public for four days. Tours will be conducted each day, from Friday, May 27 through Monday, Memorial Day. Hours are from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and the admission is $10.00 for visitors over 18, $5.00 for children over five and a special family rate of $20.00.

The ship will be docked at Robinson Terminal North. The gate entrance to the dock is located at the cross streets of Oronoco Street and Union Street, Old Town Alexandria, Va.

On Friday, Mayor William Euille will present the ship with a special proclamation and Captain Robert Jornlin will give the Mayor the keys to the bow doors. (This inside joke refers to a prank played upon unknowing new sailors who were told to fetch them. There are no keys to the bow doors.) They will then participate in a Memorial Service, followed by a tour of the ship.

The crewmembers hail from 23 states, with most of them being U.S. Navy veterans who served on our country’s LST’s at various times since 1942. They are bringing this ship to Alexandria, Va. and then to several ports in Massachusetts, so that those of us who appreciate the service of our veterans can board and explore the only operational LST museum ship in existence. Churchill referred to them as the ships that won the war.

Not all of the crewmembers are veterans. A few of them are serving in memory of their fathers who sailed on LST’s. They have learned the skills of their fathers from willing tutors who enjoy sharing with the younger generation, in the hope that they will keep alive the memory of these ships and the crews who sailed them.

After the ship leaves Alexandria she will proceed down Chesapeake Bay and around Cape Charles, and then head north to the Cape Cod Canal and Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where tours will be conducted from June 4 to June 7. Following that visit the ship moves onward to the Boston area and then on to Gloucester, before returning to Mobile, Ala. in time for Independence Day celebrations.

Further information is available on the ship’s website at www.LSTMemorial.org. USS LST-325 is owned and operated by The USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc., a non-profit corporation.

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Columbus Consulting Renews Relationship with American Eagle Outfitters

Company to help leading lifestyle retailer better define business processes in order to improve sales and inventory productivity, and reduce markdowns

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- Columbus Consulting, Inc., a leading retail merchandise systems consulting firm, today announced that it has been retained by American Eagle Outfitter (AE) to help the fashionable retailer improve business processes relating to assortment planning, allocation and replenishment. AE, with total annual sales of more than $1.8 billion, currently operates 780 stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 70 stores in Canada.

“American Eagle has been one of the most successful retailers for the past couple of years, and is definitely one of the leaders of the industry,” said Rick Amari, president of Columbus Consulting, Inc. “Being selected by a company with AE’s standing is strong endorsement of our capabilities, and we look forward to working with the AE team to implement processes that will help the company continue its long-term growth strategy and vision of being a dominant, multi-brand lifestyle retailer.”

The first phase of the AE project began in the first quarter of 2005. In addition to helping identify areas for improvement in assortment planning, allocation and replenishment, Columbus Consulting will also assist AE in the development of an RFI (Request for Information) for a software vendor selection process. This marks the second engagement with American Eagle for Columbus Consulting. In 2001, AE hired Columbus to identify and implement business process improvements for its product development, sourcing and supply chain efforts.

“As a result of our past successful experience with Columbus Consulting, we are comfortable with bringing in Rick and his team to help us once again identify areas of improvements in our business processes,” said Jim Ford, vice-president of planning and allocation for American Eagle Outfitters. “In this very competitive retail marketplace, it is important to stay on top of everything relating to merchandising operations. Columbus offers us significant experience in retail operations and technology that we intend to capitalize on in order to streamline operations, improve merchandising processes and maintain our growth.”

About American Eagle
American Eagle Outfitters (NASDAQ: AEOS) is a leading lifestyle retailer that designs, markets, and sells its own brand of casual, fashion-right clothing for 15 to 25 year-olds, providing high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. AE's collection includes modern basics like jeans, surplus, and graphic Ts as well as a stylish assortment of cool accessories, outerwear, footwear and swimwear.

American Eagle Outfitters currently operates 779 AE stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 70 AE stores in Canada. AE also operates via its Web business, www.ae.com, which offers additional sizes and styles of favorite AE merchandise.

About Columbus Consulting, Inc.
Founded by industry veteran Richard Amari in 2001, Columbus Consulting, Inc. is comprised of a team of highly experienced specialists in retail systems and processes. The company works with many of the world’s largest and well-known retailers, general merchandisers and apparel stores, including American Eagle, Anne Taylor, Big Lots, CVS Pharmacy, and New York & Company . Columbus Consulting is called upon to provide a variety of services, from managing short-term, high-impact, executive-level advisory services on matters of strategic importance relating to retail systems and processes, to overseeing large, multi-disciplinary, multi-million dollar projects, lasting more than a year. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on Columbus Consulting, visit www.columbusconsultinginc.com.

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May 24, 2021

Supermicro Selects ASBIS as Distributor in Europe, Middle East and Africa

ASBIS, a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Supermicro, a California-based global leader in the design and manufacture of server solutions and motherboards. The new partnership will promote the distribution and sales of Supermicro products throughout 26 countries of ASBIS presence.

Limassol, Cyprus (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- ASBISc Enterprises Ltd., a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Supermicro, a California-based global leader in the design and manufacture of server solutions and motherboards.

Under the terms of the recently signed agreement, ASBIS is now authorized to distribute all Supermicro products including servers, motherboards, chassis, and accessories. The agreement covers all territories of ASBIS’ current operation. As stated in the agreement, “The purpose of this document is to allow ASBIS and Supermicro to execute a mutually beneficial business relationship and devote ASBIS’s best efforts to market and sell Supermicro products”.

Laurent Journoud, ASBIS’ Executive VP Sales & Marketing, said, “Thanks to the new agreement with Supermicro we will be able to significantly extend our offer of state-of-the-art server products based on advanced Intel platforms and other future server and workstation technologies. We will also be able to respond faster and more efficiently to the changing requirements of our customers. The full range of Supermicro products, which we will soon start offering to our channel partners, stands head and shoulders above the competition by delivering industry-leading performance at extremely competitive prices. I am positive that our customers are going to appreciate it”.

The new partnership will promote the distribution and sales of Supermicro products throughout 26 countries of ASBIS presence with distribution centers located in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates and Finland. ASBIS will enable distributors and resellers to obtain Supermicro products locally through ASBIS offices.

“Supermicro specifically selected ASBIS as a key distribution partner due to their positive track record in computer component sales and their massive market presence across the emerging markets of Europe, Middle East and Africa.” said Wally Liaw, VP of International Sales at Supermicro. “This gives both parties a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to satisfying the ever-growing demand for innovative and reliable server products. We are looking forward to successful co-operation with ASBIS over the coming years.”

About ASBIS
ASBIS is one of the largest suppliers of computer components in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets. The privately-owned company with headquarters in Cyprus and 38 offices in 26 countries plays a significant role in global supply chain with around 15,000 product items in its portfolio and the annual turnover reaching USD 755 million in 2004.

Today the company serves more than 12,500 active customers in 70 countries via 4 distribution centers and 33 local warehouses across its expanding regions. ASBIS combines extensive knowledge of the local markets it serves with a strong international team of over 600 employees bringing value to both its vendors and customers. ASBIS offers its clients not only a complete set of components and building blocks for manufacturing PCs, servers or notebooks, but also a unique pre- and post-sales service.

For more information about ASBIS please visit www.asbis.com.

About Supermicro Computer, Inc.
Established in 1993, Supermicro emphasizes superior product design engineering and uncompromising quality control to produce outstanding industry leading server systems that maximize the functionality and compatibility of its products. By combining a staunch commitment to quality with a market leadership tradition of being first to market, Supermicro’s high-end motherboards and server systems consistently deliver unsurpassed price/performance and reliability. Supermicro specializes in Server Building Block Solutions for Mission-Critical applications, including high-end graphics, modular computing and enterprise storage system development, to better serve today's rapidly changing global business needs. As the premier server solutions and motherboard manufacturer in Silicon Valley and the fastest growing high volume server manufacturer in the world today, Supermicro provides outstanding quality with 24x7 Worldwide Technical Support.

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Global RFID Market to Top $2 Billion in 2005: Marketstrat

Global RFID services revenues are expected to touch $350 million in 2005, according to a new report titled, “RFID Products, Applications and Services Worldwide – A Market Strategy Report.”

Fremont, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2021 -- RFID technology has been growing steadily in the past 3-4 years and is expected to grow rapidly in the 2006-2009 period, before stabilizing and settling on a steady growth path. The year 2004 was marked by excitement related to mandates, entry of new players, re-positioning of some companies as “RFID focused,” new product and service launches, technology advances, standards evolution, partnerships & alliances, mergers & acquisitions, and general market awareness.

Visit http://www.marketstrat.com/rfid_report.htm for details on the RFID report.

The worldwide market for RFID was $1.49 billion in 2004. RFID hardware components (Readers, Tags, and ICs) accounted for 72% of the market, followed by Services (19%) and Software (9%).

- Worldwide Reader revenues were $290 million and Tag revenues $645 million in 2004.
- Revenues for RFID Hardware (Tags, Readers, ICs) are expected to grow at a CAGR of 28%. Growth in the 2006-2009 period will be high, followed by market stabilization.
- Professional Services are expected to reach $850 million by the year 2010. This segment includes service revenues related to business consulting, pilots, full life cycle implementation, hardware engineering, systems integration, and data analysis.
- The Access Control applications segment is expected to account for $191 million in revenues in North America in 2005.
- In Europe, the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) vertical is expected to account for $126 million in RFID-related spending in 2005.
- The Asia-Pacific market for RFID software was $12.9 million in 2003, and is expected to grow to $339 million by the end of 2012. Asia-Pacific is behind North America and Europe in implementing supply chain management and execution systems and related software. As the demand for RFID increases, companies in Asia-Pacific (particularly Japan, Korea, China, India, and Australia) are expected to look toward implementing comprehensive SCM and SCE solutions with embedded RFID functionality.

The primary beneficiaries of the expected explosion in this market are producers of RFID tags, reader systems, related software, shipping labels, label printers, inks, and antennas. Close behind are leading companies providing software and services for the supply chain function and for the warehouse and transportation industries. Opportunities also abound for transportation and logistics providers – both to improve their own efficiency as well as customer efficiencies. Since RFID does not require line of sight, shipping companies can significantly reduce the time, space, and people needed for inventory handling.

Marketstrat’s latest research finds that the rapid growth rates predicted in 2004 (based on Wal-Mart compliance deadline of January 2005) did not come true. As companies get deeper into RFID planning and analyze potential business process changes, and with the introduction of Gen2 products, the nature and scope of projects will change, with a long-term roadmap. This is a good thing for the RFID ecosystem as a whole, and helps avoid future implosion from poorly planned and implemented solutions.

Despite the rapid growth projected, there are restraints/challenges such as data ownership and partner data integration; data security and privacy; implementation costs; integrating data across multiple facilities; managing large volumes of data; need for business process realignment and privacy issues.

Marketstrat’s two-volume report provides:
- Analysis of current and emerging applications, verticals, technology, evolving standards, competitive frameworks, success strategies, market drivers and restraints.
- Estimates/forecasts for the years 2003-2012 by Product Category (separately for Hardware, Software, and Services); by Application; and by Vertical, for each geographic region.
- Estimates/forecasts for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World.
- Estimates/forecasts for the following applications: Access Control, Animal Tracking, Asset Management, Baggage Control, Point-of-Sale, Supply Chain Management, Tire Tracking, Vehicle Identification, Other.
- Estimates/forecasts for the following verticals: Automotive, CPG, Defense, Healthcare/Pharmaceutical, Homeland Security, Retail, Transportation, Other.
- Profiles of 525 RFID vendors worldwide. Vendors profiled include makers of components (chips, tags, readers), printers, software, systems integrators, and other service providers.

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May 23, 2021

Columbus Consulting Earning Respect Among Notables in Retail Space

Columbus Consulting announces Saks Fifth Avenue as new client and adds four industry experts to help support growing demand for consulting services.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- Boasting clients such as American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Big Lots, CVS Pharmacy and New York & Company, Columbus Consulting, Inc. has quickly become a force of industry experts that is earning respect from many of the notables in the U.S. and international retail industry. The company offers a variety of business expertise and services designed to help improve a retailer’s merchandising systems and processes, from planning and allocation, supply chain, to reporting and analysis.

Columbus Consulting today announced that it has been hired by Saks Fifth Avenue to help the renowned retailer re-engineer its merchandise planning process. Saks Fifth Avenue is part of Saks Incorporated, one of the nation’s premiere retail enterprises operating 382 stores in 40 states, with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and 50,000 service associates. As part of the project, Columbus Consulting will also assist Saks in selecting a new merchandising planning system, which will be critical in helping the retailer implement and maintain a profitable merchandising process. The first phase of the project, which began in April 2005, marks the first engagement for Columbus Consulting at Saks

In response to the growing demand for its consulting services, Columbus Consulting recently added four industry experts who will be responsible for supporting existing contracts and several major new projects.

“We are successful in helping large retail organizations because we have put together a unique and diverse team of proven leaders and experts who understands the ins and outs of the retail industry, including both merchandising process and technology,” said Richard Amari, president of Columbus Consulting. “We have been experiencing solid growth in the past 18 to 24 months and are establishing a presence in the competitive retail consulting industry. Much of this success can be attributed to our significant expertise in the industry combined with positive referrals from our clients. These clients, which include some of today’s most successful retailers, depend on us to manage critical projects and to deliver results on time and within budget.”

The Columbus team of Richard Amari, Jon Beck, Mike Downing, Don Poirier, and Richard von Hirshberg are industry veterans, each with decades of retail experience. The company recently expanded with the appointments of, Ken Knop, Stuart Tattum, Drew Achabal, and Marc Reifeis as senior consultants.

• Knop has more than 20 years of retail merchandising experience, working with many of the nation’s leading retailers, including Sears Roebuck, Payless Shoesource, LL Bean and Neiman Marcus. Prior to joining Columbus, Knop served as vice president of business process consulting for Planalytics, where he was responsible for complex implementations of inventory planning and control systems, and business processes at retailers and manufacturers nationwide. He also held various management and director-level positions specializing in merchandise planning, allocation and distribution at Comshare, Contempo Casual, Hub Distributing and Mervyn’s. Knop earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and applied science from the University of California at Los Angeles where he graduated magna cum laude. He then earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
• Tattum is a 20-year retail software veteran and began his career at Next, where he was a founding member of the team that developed the initial versions of the Arthur Planning, Assortment Planning and Decision Support applications. He also managed the design and implementation of the Arthur Planning and Decision Support applications at numerous major retailers and wholesalers, and directed the design, development and global roll-out of the initial versions of the Arthur Allocation application. Prior to joining Columbus, Tattum was responsible for retail planning services sales and marketing at Planalytics, and developed and enhanced partnerships with retail software and consulting companies. Prior clients include, Ann Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Target Stores and Wilsons Leather. He earned a bachelor’s of science honors degree from The University of Leeds in England.
• Achabal is an experienced retail consultant and comes to Columbus after serving for five years as engagement manager and senior retail planning consultant at Planalytics, where he was responsible for managing the day-to-day customer relationship for Gap, Inc. He has overseen critical assortment planning implementations, including system planning and design at several major retailers. Achabal earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.
• Reifeis is an experienced, senior-level retail executive who began his career with KPMG/Peat Marwick, LLP. During the past 13 years, he has held progressively more senior roles across the Limited Brands organization, including work in Victoria’s Secret stores. Major accomplishments include the implementation of an enterprise data warehouse and leading enterprise human resource and payroll systems. Reifies earned a bachelor’s of science degree in computer information science – engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

“We are excited about adding Stuart, Ken, Marc and Drew to our team and look forward to their contributions to the ongoing success of Columbus Consulting,” added Amari. “Each person brings unique talents, as well as significant retail experience that will help us to serve our clients better and expand our reach. Among our team members are individuals who led the development of the world’s leading merchandise planning applications, and conceived and advocated system concepts and business processes relating to merchandise planning and allocation that are today accepted as industry best practices. With more than 150 years of combined experience in the retail industry, we have a unique understanding of implementing effective and efficient merchandising systems that have helped multi-million and multi-billion dollar organizations improve their business processes.”

About Columbus Consulting, Inc.
Founded by industry veteran Richard Amari in 2001, Columbus Consulting, Inc. is comprised of a team of highly experienced specialists in retail systems and processes. The company works with many of the world’s largest and well-known retailers, general merchandisers and apparel stores, including American Eagle, Anne Taylor, Big Lots, CVS Pharmacy, and New York & Company . Columbus Consulting is called upon to provide a variety of services, from managing short-term, high-impact, executive-level advisory services on matters of strategic importance relating to retail systems and processes, to overseeing large, multi-disciplinary, multi-million dollar projects, lasting more than a year. The company is based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on Columbus Consulting, visit www.columbusconsultinginc.com.

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ImageID Joins AIM Global -- Signals Growing Industrywide Collaboration in Automatic Identification and Mobile Technology

ImageID Ltd., provider of the Visidot Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system, announced today that it has joined AIM Global, the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. AIM Global works to increase the understanding and adoption of Auto ID, RFID and enterprise mobile computing through education, standards, and cooperation with other leading industry associations. Started more than 30 years ago, AIM Global is the voice of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies such as bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing.

Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2021 -- ImageID Ltd., provider of the Visidot Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system, announced today that it has joined AIM Global, the association for Automatic Identification and Mobility. AIM Global works to increase the understanding and adoption of Auto ID, RFID and enterprise mobile computing through education, standards, and cooperation with other leading industry associations. Started more than 30 years ago, AIM Global is the voice of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies such as bar code, RFID, and enterprise mobile computing.

As a member of AIM Global, ImageID will join other leading companies who are committed to the growth of automatic identification and mobility solutions through industry standards development, advocacy and the support of a global channel network. In particular, ImageID’s Visidot auto ID specialists will participate in the RFID Experts Group (REG), a group of RFID (radio frequency identification) expert advisors working to address implementation issues related to supply chain adoption of RFID systems. ImageID will be working with the REG on its initiatives for implementing bar code solutions in conjunction with RFID tagging for operations that do not have reliable RFID reading throughout their supply chains.

"We are looking forward to working with AIM and the RFID Experts Group to promote visibility-enhancing initiatives for multiple-asset scanning, such as adding bar codes to RFID-tagged assets. Effective collaboration to meet the challenges of multiple-asset data capture will benefit the entire AIDC industry," said David Reis, CEO of ImageID.

"We are pleased that ImageID, the developers of the Visidot technology, is committed to partnering with us in the development of standards and educational materials for Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies. Their participation in AIM Global is a strong indication of its support of our technologies to ultimately help companies in multiple industries become more competitive while saving time and money," said Dan Mullen, AIM Global president.

About ImageID
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

About AIM Global
For more than 30 years, AIM Global has served as the association for and worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems, and services that capture, manage, and integrate accurate data into larger information systems. Serving more than 900 members in 43 countries, AIM is dedicated to accelerating the growth and use of Automatic Identification and Mobility technologies and services around the world.

AIM Global has an active educational focus, providing accurate and unbiased information on AIDC technology, standards, and applications. For more information on AIM programs, please visit www.aimglobal.org/calendar.

As part of its educational outreach, AIM Global publishes "RFID Connections," the industry's oldest and most respected e-newsletter on RFID. For a free subscription, please visit http://subscriptions.aimglobal.org.

For more information on AIM Global, its technologies and its members, please visit www.aimglobal.org or www.rfid.org.

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TagStone Commences Operations as Premier RFID Systems Integrator and Consultancy

Newly established Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) consultancy TagStone, has partnered with global giants Oracle, UPM Rafsec, SAMSys and Printronix to provide comprehensive RFID solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

(PRWEB) May 22, 2021 -- Founded in Kuwait, with its regional headquarters and RFID testing and demonstration facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, TagStone aims to be a key player in the region, by introducing and implementing RFID solutions for companies across industries and borders.

Jointly addressing a press conference, TagStone and their partners, Oracle, UPM Rafsec and SAMSys spoke of the importance of RFID and its impact on industry in the region. "RFID is a revolutionary technology and deploying these solutions in enterprises leads to streamlined business processes with total visibility. Around the world, RFID solutions are recognised as key to tremendous cost savings across an extended chain of suppliers, partners and customers. TagStone will bring together all the key components required to provide clients with complete end-to-end RFID solutions, from consulting to implementation and ongoing support," it was announced.

The CEO of TagStone, Faisal Al Gharabally outlined the vision and mission of the new company: "At TagStone, we will deploy versatile, integrated and robust RFID solutions across the aviation, healthcare, retail, supply chain, manufacturing, automotive and oil and gas industries located in the Middle East to retaine our status as innovators and leaders. Our vision is to create a world of 'smart' objects where every object is able to interact with other objects through RFID technology and our mission is to enable clients to have real-time visibility, control and information of their processes through effective evaluation, implementation, integration and support of RFID and related technologies."

As a full-solution, premier RFID systems integrator and consultancy, TagStone will handle business assessment, process and technology blending, solution architecture, technology selection, and solution integration and support.

In an environment of technology cost compression, the company has built a stable of global technology partners that are best in breed and span a wide range of solutions to support small, medium and large enterprises. "TagStone is driven to give our clients the professionalism and expertise of larger system integration firms with the client care and value of an agile focused solution integration team. We are based on a seasoned team of strategy, business, and technology professionals," said Faisal Al Gharabally, introducing Oracle, UPM Rafsec and SAMSys and Printronix as TagStone partners, at the press conference.

Presenting RFID as a technology which is flexible in its application, Edwin W. Kalischnig - Director, RFID Business Development of Oracle (Europe), explained that RFID solutions allow seamless integration of a range of business needs incorporating new technology, standards and industry mandates. By automating erroneous and laborious manual processes, RFID optimises supply chains, speeds up payment systems and tracks assets - on a 24/7 basis. "We are pleased to partner with TagStone in their endeavour to focus on RFID solutions for the Middle East. Together, we see a significant value creation opportunity in the blending of existing technologies like affordable management systems and emerging technologies like next generation RFID. This balanced approach will allow TagStone to be one of the key players in the industry, by capturing the very first opportunities to help companies truly improve operational efficiency," he stated. Edward Lu - Business Development Director UPM Rafsec (Asia) and Julie Cooper - Sales Manager SAMSys Technologies (Europe), also spoke at the conference, confirming their partnership with TagStone.

TagStone's Dubai office will service companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA region) and later extend services to Asia.

Andreas Kolb, COO of TagStone explained: "We have the hardware, software, and mindware needed to provide clients with end-to-end RFID solutions. The EMEA region offers a colossal market as key cities continue to develop into significant logistics, manufacturing and marketing hubs. The combination of intelligent enterprises, emphasis on innovation, and the knowledge economy provides a conducive and stimulated environment that is ready for RFID solutions from TagStone. With the combined strengths of our partners, we see ourselves at the forefront of a slow but steady revolution across industries and borders in the region," he stated.

TagStone's RFID solutions incorporate RFID Middleware from Oracle, RFID readers from SAMSys, RFID tags from UPM Rafsec and RFID printers from Printronix.

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Northcutt Trucking Awarded Carrier of the Year

Northcutt Trucking has been awarded “Carrier of the Year” for 2004 by customer, C.H. Robinson.

CLEVELAND, OH (PRWEB) May 22, 2021 -- Northcutt Trucking, the Elyria-based trucking company, announced today that it has been awarded “Carrier of the Year” for 2004 by customer, C.H. Robinson, the Minnesota-based third party logistics company. The Cleveland office of C.H. Robinson chose five recipients to honor with the 2004 award.

“We are honored to have been chosen as a Carrier of the Year by C.H. Robinson,” said Charlie Northcutt, President of Northcutt Trucking. “Being a small business owner, I certainly understand the relationship between providing great customer service and my bottom line. I try to treat my customers and employees like family and have enjoyed our relationship with C.H. Robinson. It is very rewarding to be honored in this way by a customer, especially when the customer is a long-standing, reputable company like C.H. Robinson. This means a great deal to all of us and we really are honored to be recognized in this way,” he added.

“Northcutt Trucking has shown great dedication to both C.H. Robinson and our customers and should be used as a model for all carriers,” said Steve Rozman, Operations Manager. “We sincerely appreciate the consistent and reliable approach of their people and recognize that their hard work is the foundation of success for both our companies. We look forward to our continued alliance with Northcutt Trucking and are pleased to honor them as a top carrier for 2004,” he added.

About Northcutt Trucking
Northcutt Trucking is a national trucking company headquartered in Elyria, Ohio. Founded in 1997 by long-time trucking industry veteran, Charlie Northcutt, Northcutt Trucking offers 53 foot dry van trailers and specializes in dry freight. Northcutt Trucking provides transportation solutions nationally and partners with its customers to help ensure their success with every load. Northcutt Trucking understands that their customers depend on them to safely transport their products on time and on budget – and Northcutt Trucking delivers.

About C.H. Robinson
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is one of North America’s largest third party logistics companies with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia. C.H. Robinson provides truck, rail, ocean and air transportation throughout the world. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, C.H. Robinson has been listed as one of America’s most admired companies by Fortune Magazine. C.H. Robinson manages relationships with carriers world-wide so their customers can focus on their businesses, just like 16,000 of them did just last year.

For more information, contact:
Charlie Northcutt
Founder & President
Northcutt Trucking
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Atlanta Web Design Firm Launches Supply Chain Consultancy Website

Bellwether Logistics Services Website launched by Southern Web Group

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 22, 2021 -- Atlanta-based Southern Web Group is pleased to announce the launch of the Website for Bellwether Logistics Services, located at www.bellwether-services.com, a supply chain consultancy based in Stockbridge, Georgia.

The Henry County, Georgia, company provides supply chain analysis, including Lean Six Sigma, DFSS, QFD, ISO 9001:2000, Global Transportation Management, DMAIC and DMADV analysis.

Site visitors can expect to see current information about supply chain management and business process management.

Bellwether Logistics Services’ Website contains a wide array of information, including press releases and many case studies that underscore the company’s dedication to success. Bellwether is dedicated to providing effective solutions to manufacturing, R&D;, telecommunications, government, transportation, market research, call center, automotive suppliers, aerospace, food & beverage, consumer products, and supply chain operations. Bellwether was founded in 2001 as Consult Quality, LLC, as a flagship Quality Management System (ISO 9001:2000) Solution Provider for federal government contractors. The name change reflects the growth and additional service offerings.

Founded in 1999, Southern Web Group is a leader in Atlanta’s Web design industry and can be found on the Web at www.southernwebgroup.com. With a growing clientele across the country, the Atlanta Web design firm is pleased to welcome Bellwether Logistics Services to its list of clients that already includes the Henry Medical Center, the American Civil Liberties Union and Georgia Office of Homeland Security.

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Associated Packaging Technologies (APT) Names Gary Nevill as European Business Development Manager

May 23, 2021
Chadds Ford, PA

Associated Packaging Technologies (APT), the leading global supplier of thermoformed CPET food trays, has hired Gary Nevill as UK/European Business Development Manager. Nevill most recently was National Accounts Manager for Huhtamaki Van Leer where he provided thermoformed plastic solutions to various food manufacturers in the UK and Europe. At Associated Packaging Technologies Nevill will be responsible for expansion and maintenance of UK and European customers and report to John Giordani, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Technical Sales.

APT is the world's largest vertically integrated manufacturer of CPET dual-ovenable containers for the food industry, the leading source for plastic food trays in the North American frozen food industry, and a major source for plastic food trays in other markets, including case ready meats, institutional, prepared foods, and bakery. The company has thermoforming plants in: Cambridge, Ontario; Waynesville, North Carolina; Chillicothe, Missouri; and Carrickmacross, Ireland.

For more information, contact: Associated Packaging Technologies, 1 Dickinson Drive, Suite 100, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, 484-785-1120, Fax: 484-785-1121, www.APTechnologies.com, www.CR-Freshlock.com email:[email protected]

Press Contacts:

John L. Giordani, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Technical Sales
484-785-1124, e-mail: [email protected]
Dan Ditzler, Newton Associates
610-964-9300, e-mail: [email protected]

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May 19, 2021

DDL West Addresses Declining CA Packaging Standards - Helps Manufacturers Maintain Package Integrity & Contain Costs

DDL West addresses declining packaging standards in California by helping manufacturers maintain package integrity and contain costs.

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2021 -- http://www.testedandproven.com - DDL West, a CA-based package, product and material testing laboratory is addressing declining packaging standards in California by helping manufacturers maintain package integrity and contain costs.

California-based medical device manufacturers are increasingly struggling to maintain the integrity of their packaging while staying within budget.

“Many CA-based manufacturers are cutting down on the amount of testing they do in order to save money,” said Michael Foster, DDL West Package Engineer. “Instead of testing 30 package samples, they may only test 10, which results in a much lower confidence level.”

Packaging is not only failing integrity testing due to cost cutting, but also because many manufacturers are choosing the wrong type of packaging for their product. Since the majority of medical devices have sharp edges or points, it is vital to choose packaging that cannot be perforated.

“DDL West is educating clientele via its growing suite of complimentary PackServices,” said Foster. “DDL West offers comprehensive consultation to identify manufacturers’ individual package testing requirements and to determine the best value for their testing dollars.”

DDL West is helping medical device manufacturers maintain the integrity of their packaging with advice on how to:
- Choose the right materials for their packaging
- Submit the correct number of package samples for a 90-95% confidence level
- Maximize on their package testing investment
- Eliminate costs of re-testing

For expert advice on maintaining cost effective package integrity, visit http://www.testedandproven.com or call Mike Foster at (714) 979-1712 ext. 16.

About DDL West:
DDL West offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including Shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its zero-cost package testing consulting service, Pack-Advice.

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May 18, 2021

Plastic Bins Stack Up Workplace Efficiency, Save Money

Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading plastic bins and storage systems distributor, demonstrates that plastic bins and reusable containers improve workplace efficiency and ultimately save money.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Stor-Quip Systems, Inc., a leading plastic bins and storage systems distributor, demonstrates that plastic bins and reusable containers improve workplace efficiency and ultimately save money. Plastic bins are coming to the forefront as workable and affordable solutions to storage needs and organization.

Stor-Quip Systems believes businesses are finding that plastic bins serve many organizational needs and at the same time save money that would otherwise be spent on cardboard containers. Plastic bins are stackable, easily organized, and designed so that parts are easily identified and obtainable. As such, plastic bins improve inventory control and also by design are sturdier than cardboard containers.

“The Lewis Bins+ plastic bins protect my product better than other brands I have tried,” said Mark Worth, President of Marko Systems, Inc., and a customer of Stor-Quip. “Since the sides are rigid and don’t bow outward, I can now take a bin off my shelf without worrying about accidentally pulling the one next to it off the shelf as well.”

Reusable containers are becoming viable transportation options for warehouses and distributors. These containers save money because they can transport product and be repeatedly used. They nest with other containers when empty and are stackable when in use.

Plastic bins and reusable containers from Stor-Quip can provide:
• Better organization of products
• Improved workflow
• Money saved that would otherwise be spent on cardboard

Find more information on plastic bins and reusable containers by visiting www.StorQuip.com or calling 1-888-392-STOR or 1-888-392-7867.

About Stor-Quip Systems, Inc.
A leading plastic bins and storage systems distributor, Stor-Quip Systems, Inc. is dedicated to providing high quality storage systems and equipment with exceptional customer service. The are located in Owasso, Oklahoma.

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Mere Mortal Managers: Senior Management “Called on the Carpet” Before Leading Transition to Lean Manufacturing

TPS president Bill Hanover encourages top managers to abandon destructive, dictator management styles and practices to create a Lean Manufacturing Culture. In a series of three articles, “Mere Mortal Managers,” Hanover helps managers effectively lead their Lean transition.

Logan, Utah (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 18, 2021 -- TPS president Bill Hanover encourages top managers to abandon destructive, dictator management styles and practices to create a Lean Manufacturing Culture. “Mere Mortal Managers,” a series of 3 articles, helps managers effectively lead their Lean transition.

Real world strategies are proposed to help managers “Self-Correct,” “Prepare,” and “Execute” the necessary transformation to Lean Manufacturing and World Class Excellence.

As a matter of survival all companies must become Lean if they are to remain profitable whether they compete in local or global markets. Customers demand absolute quality, on-time delivery, very short lead-times, and numerous product style choices with uncompromising expectations. Lean manufacturing enables companies to meet these demands.

Senior managers leading the way through a Lean transformation are riddled with flaws and inadequacies making it difficult to win the hearts, minds, and efforts of their employees. Managers are asked to take a good hard look in the mirror as they become the type of leaders that can effectively take the company and staff where they need to go: Lean.

Lean principles are not exclusive to manufacturing. Every manager can benefit from the practical advice in “Mere Mortal Managers” and apply the tools of Lean in virtually any company. Managers must become “Lean Leaders” if they are to effectively eliminate wasteful practices and facilitate process improvements.

For more information regarding “Mere Mortal Managers” or Lean Manufacturing please contact Bill Hanover or visit www.tpslean.com. Full version articles available at http://www.tpslean.com/leanwaystoimp.htm.

About TPS - ThroughPut Solutions:

TPS is a Lean Manufacturing Consulting & Implementation firm specializing in very fast self-funding Lean manufacturing and process improvement implementations. Now in their 10th year of serving clients TPS has saved and helped companies earn millions by implementing waste eliminating improvements.

Contact:

Bill Hanover, president TPS – ThroughPut Solutions
415 East 600 South
River Heights, Utah 84321
435-792-4380
http://www.tpslean.com

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Klatu Releases Portuguese Version of eCommerce Solution - Klatu introduz uma versão portuguese de sua solução do comércio eletrônico

Klatu's E-Commerce solution is now available in Portuguese, the platform's third language, following English and Spanish, and directed towards the Brazilian marketplace.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2021 -- Klatu's eCom application does not associate the country and language so consumers can transact in either Spanish or English regardless of the country. Besides Brazil's 158 million people, there may be as many as 5.5 million expatriot Brazilians living outside of Brasil.

Consumers prefer to transact in their native language and do not always speak the language of their residence country. Additionally, most U.S. e-stores only permit transactions in English. To accommodate these customers, Klatu added multi-lingual functionality and relies on CNET Channel's DataSource(tm) multilingual product information.

While English is the international language of business, a multilingual Web site is a competitive advantage and buyers are usually grateful for the accomodation

Portuguese functionality has already been implemented in the Latintech.net [ www.latintech.net ] and AVP Multimedia's [www.avpmultimedia.net ] e-stores.

About Klatu
Klatu delivers complete international e-commerce business solutions throughout Latin America. Since 1999, Klatu Inc. has focused on IT and Consumer Electronics resellers and is the only international ASP solution provider. eCom, the underlying engine integrates CNET's highly structured content and images with pricing and availability information from major supply chain partners. The functionality includes product pricing and availability, multiple payment methods, a pricing engine, product filtering, multiple INCOTERM pricing, landed-cost pricing, multiple languages, and currencies. The resulting solution is powerful, affordable, and easily customized to a customer's requirements. For more information, please visit www.klatu.net or e-mail us at info2klatu.net .

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Historic Warship LST 325 Sets Sail for East Coast Tour

This decorated veteran of the D-Day and Italian invasions is making East Coast ports of call in May and June. Ceremonies are planned for the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II and escorting “Old Ironsides.”

Mobile, AL (PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -- “Anchor’s Aweigh!” was the cry heard along the waterfront in Mobile, Ala. on Tuesday as USS LST 325 set sail under her own power for the first time in four years. The proud veteran warship headed toward the Gulf of Mexico on its way to ports of call on the East Coast. LST 325 served in the European Theater, earning two battle stars. She was involved in the invasion of Italy and made 44 round trips during the D-Day invasion.

The ship and crew’s mission is to increase public awareness of the role and history of the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) in World War II, Korea and Viet Nam, as well as to provide a memorial to the veterans who fought and died on them. LST’s were designed specifically to land directly on enemy shores with mission-ready tanks, troops and supplies, unloaded through doors and a ramp at the bow of the ship.

LST 325 is the only operational ship of its kind in its original wartime configuration. It is the ship that gained national attention in 2001 when it was sailed back to this country from Greece by a group of 28 veterans whose average age was 72 years old. It has since been lovingly restored by crewmembers and volunteers to preserve the history of these ships and their crews.

The ship is expected to arrive at Alexandria, Va. on May 26. It will later visit various ports in the Boston area, where it will escort the USS Constitution on a harbor turnaround and participate in Department of Defense celebrations honoring the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Thousands of visitors are expected to tour the 328-foot ship, whose tank deck could hold up to twenty Sherman tanks.

While in port, the ship will be open to the public for tours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Admission prices are $5 for children, $10 for adults and $20 for families, the proceeds of which are used to defray the expenses of restoration, maintenance and the voyage.

Radiomen aboard the ship will be conducting amateur radio operations during the trip. Operating frequencies and schedules may be found on the ship’s website at www.LSTMemorial.org. Also available are an itinerary for the voyage, along with historical and other information. Donations are encouraged.

USS LST 325 is owned and operated by The USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc., a non-profit corporation.

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May 17, 2021

NovAtel Inc. GPS Receivers Deployed in China Port Container Terminals

NovAtel Inc. (NASDAQ: NGPS), a precise positioning technology company, announced today that its dealer, Beijing BDStar Navigation Co. Ltd., Beijing, China, completed deployment of NovAtel GPS-based systems for the Tianjin port Container Terminals (TCT), as per the terms of a contract awarded to BDStar in July 2004.

Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -- NovAtel Inc. (NASDAQ: NGPS), a precise positioning technology company, announced today that its dealer, Beijing BDStar Navigation Co. Ltd., Beijing, China, completed deployment of NovAtel GPS-based systems for the Tianjin port Container Terminals (TCT), as per the terms of a contract awarded to BDStar in July 2004. NovAtel executives were on hand to present the Company’s leading edge technology at the commissioning ceremony for TCT held last month. BDStar is also in initial deployment for a number of other port authorities in China, including ShenZhen and Hong Kong.

“This new contract, along with an additional contract to install receivers on port-specific heavy machinery, such as Rubber Tire Gantries (RTG’s) manufactured in China, builds on the number of customers worldwide using NovAtel for this demanding application. We believe our success rates in these ports will continue to expand our opportunities with other Port Authorities in China,” said Graham Purves, NovAtel’s VP Sales.

“Port LBS (Location Based Service) business is a strategic focus for BDStar. We have integrated BDStar’s customized software services with NovAtel’s accurate and reliable GPS technology to create a strong product offering for this market. Add this to our increased efforts and resources directed towards the development of business in this application sector, and we believe we are poised to become a market leader,” said Ruxin Zhou, BDStar’s President.

Under the TCT contract, NovAtel supplied ProPak-G2 dual frequency GPS receivers integrated with BDStar’s custom Geographic Information System (GIS) database software. These receivers are key in the efficient management and operation of automated container placement. GPS allows for the automation of the pick-up, transfer and placement process by tracking containers from port entry to exit. Utilizing patented Pulse Aperture Correlator (PAC) positioning technology, NovAtel’s ProPak receivers are used to locate containers and place them into planned positions before the next scheduled departure. With millions of container shipments being placed in port terminals annually, GPS technology can greatly reduce the number of lost or misdirected containers, improving safety of life conditions and reducing operating costs.

“We implemented BDStar’s 3C2S (3C:Computer, Communication and Control; 2S:GPS and GIS) system three months ago and have already seen direct benefits to our business,” said LingSen Xue, TCT’s General Manager. “We have documented a 4-8% decrease in costs and a 5-10% increase in efficiency.”

NovAtel’s ProPak-G2 with PAC technology significantly reduces the effects of multipath – the last significant remaining error factor in precise positioning. Multiple models are available to meet a variety of positioning requirements, including single and dual frequency, and optional support for Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) corrections from WAAS and EGNOS systems.

About NovAtel Inc.
NovAtel designs, markets and sells high-precision GPS and other positioning components and sub-systems used in a wide variety of commercial applications principally in the aviation, geomatics (surveying and mapping), mining, precision agriculture, marine and defence industries. NovAtel’s solutions combine hardware, such as receivers and antennas, with software to enable its customers to fully integrate the Company’s high-precision GPS technology into their respective products and systems. The Company is focused on supplying core high-precision positioning technology to OEMs and system integrators who build systems for various end market applications. For more information, visit www.novatel.com">www.novatel.com.

Certain statements in this news release, including those about the Company’s future partnership with BDStar, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on management’s current expectations regarding NovAtel’s future business prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible, words such as ‘‘anticipate’’, ‘‘believe’’, ‘‘expect’’, ‘‘may’’, ‘‘could’’, ‘‘will’’, ‘‘potential’’, ‘‘intend’’, ‘‘estimate’’, ‘‘should’’, ‘‘plan’’, ‘‘predict’’ or the negative or other variations of these words, or similar words or phrases, have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including certification and market acceptance of NovAtel’s new products, impact and timing of large orders, pricing pressures in the market and other competitive factors, maintaining technological leadership, and other factors described in our Form 20-F and other SEC filings, many of which are beyond the control of NovAtel. These factors should be considered carefully and undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and NovAtel assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Contact: Graham Purves (403) 295-4964
Investor Contact: Sonia Ross (403) 295-4532

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Transforming Art into E-Commerce: How Artists are Succeeding in the Online Economy

Digital artist Mary Ogle trudged from publisher to licensor to gallery, meeting with rejection after rejection. She was told repeatedly that her work simply wouldn’t sell. Then she seized control of her own marketing by creating an e-commerce web site, and sales soared.

Ojai, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2021 -- The World Wide Web is dramatically changing the marketplace, and consequently the way artists reach their audience. Digital artist Mary Ogle uses Cafepress, an e-commerce services provider, to transform her artwork into t-shirts, mugs and other popular clothing and gift items, and then sells them online.

Ogle and her two partners, Miki Klocke and Allison Leete, use their e-commerce enabled web site, www.evisionArts.com, to connect with interested buyers from all over the world. “We’ve received orders from as far away as Japan and Cyprus, to as close as next door,” says Ogle, “When your store is online, there really isn’t that much of a difference.”

The artists of evisionArts.com use Print on Demand technology to remake their designs into wearable, functional art. “With Print on Demand, there is no guessing about how many of each design you will need,” Ogle explains, “the item is not printed until an order is placed.” “Since we don’t have to worry about being left with a lot of unsold items,” Ogle continues, “we are able to cater to niche markets - like pug lovers and classical music enthusiasts - topics we ourselves are interested in.”

Trained in the more traditional medium of oil painting, Ogle was at first unsure about translating her artwork into more functional art. “But then I realized I was being silly,” she says, “Hanging something on a wall doesn’t make it art. What is important is getting your work out there and sharing it with the world. When people use and wear your artwork in their daily lives, you’ve created a special connection with them, and that is what I believe art is all about.”

For additional information on the artist as e-commerce entrepreneur, or evisionArts, contact Mary Ogle or visit www.evisionarts.com.

About evisionArts.com
evisionArts.com is an online store featuring the artwork of Mary Ogle, Miki Klocke and Allison Leete on t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, art tiles and other functional and decorative items. Launched in 2001, evisionArts.com transforms digital painting, pastels, oil painting and photography into wearable, useable art for daily living.

Contact:
Mary Ogle, founder
evisionArts.com
805-646-2277
http://www.evisionarts.com

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Buyers Invited to Use Free Part Locator and Rapid Quote System

Crestwood Technology Group offers buyers a free Web tool to locate electronic components, receive instant price quotes.

New York (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Searching for electronic parts and getting rapid price quotes is now greatly simplified by Crestwood Technology Group’s new Website Rapid Free Registration, please go to http://www.ctg123.com/registration-page-1/.

Parts found in stock include military, aerospace, industrial and commercial level semiconductors, relays, switches, connectors, hardware, fasteners, resistors, capacitors, obsolete, allocated and hard-to-find parts. Members may also request data sheets, which can often be supplied immediately.

"Our new web site (http://www.CTG123.com) has been designed with the specific needs of electronic, military and aerospace parts buyers in mind. It’s free, easy-to-use and all-inclusive," says Denise Gilchrist, President and founder of CTG. Gilchrist also noted that similar part search-engines can cost in excess of $75k per year. CTG’s primary users are the US Military, US Defense Supply Centers, government agencies, and the US Defense Industry. However, CTG’s site is becoming increasingly popular with the commercial sector as well. The site yields quantity of parts in stock when searched by manufacturers’ part number or National Stock Number (NSN), and a Rapid Quote System provides buyers with an immediate price quote, which is invaluable when dealing with mission critical component shortages.

Combined with this easy-to-use service, ISO 9001:2000 certification and responsive customer service, CTG continues to offer clients cutting edge tools to facilitate locating parts, receiving timely pricing and immediate delivery of the full spectrum of electronic components, electromechanical parts, military and aerospace parts as well as allocated, -to-find and obsolete parts.

CTG123.com members include the US Government, US Military bases, Defense Supply Centers, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon, ITT, BAE Systems, NASA, Ametek, Boeing, Celestica, Jabil Circuit, Siemens, Sikorsky, General Dynamics, Goodrich, Rockwell Collins, Tyco, Sanmina-SCI, Motorola, Intel, Harris Corp., Pratt & Whitney, L-3 Communications and over 10,000 other Department of Defense, military, aerospace, biomedical, industrial and commercial, active members.

CTG is a stocking distributor of electronic components, electromechanical parts, military & aerospace parts, hardware, obsolete, discontinued and hard-to-find parts. CTG is a 100% Woman Owned - Small business, recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine and Dun & Bradstreet's HOT 100 Fastest Growing New Businesses in America for 2004 and 2005 . CTG is ISO 9001:2000 certified by Underwriters Laboratories.

CTG is offering a free, welcome Gift Pack for all new sign-ons that meet the simple registration criteria for the next two weeks ending May 31. CTG is at 125 Marbledale Rd., Second Floor, Tuckahoe, NY 10707.

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May 16, 2022

CrunchTime! Restaurant Software Selected by Flying Star Cafés & Satellite Coffee

Back office food service solution to manage multi-brand chain of cafés and coffee houses.

Boston, MA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 16, 2022 -- CrunchTime! Information Systems, a leading provider of enterprise back office solutions for the restaurant and food service industries, announced today that Flying Star Cafés & Satellite Coffee will now use CrunchTime! Enterprise Manager™ and Net-Chef™ at their greater-Albuquerque area chain of restaurants. Flying Star Cafés & Satellite Coffee will use the CrunchTime! enterprise back office suite of restaurant software to centralize the management of their operations by deploying the system at the company's cafes, coffee houses, production commissaries and warehouse.

The CrunchTime! application suite was selected to enable their management team to aggressively manage its business while focusing on extending their brand and image across the region. The solution is facilitating the implementation of best practices in the purchasing, production, and inventory management operations at Flying Star's restaurants, Satellite Coffee’s houses as well as their commissaries and warehouse. The comprehensive functionality of the CrunchTime! food service management solution allows Flying Star Cafés & Satellite Coffee to manage multiple concepts and diverse operations with one fully-integrated application.

"We are very happy to be working with CrunchTime! and selected them because of the combination of product depth and flexibility they provide," said Clint Eatherton, Vice President of Operations at Flying Star Cafés. "Catering to multiple brands, concepts and types of operations presents diverse challenges that are not often addressed by an end-to-end back office solution."

"We are pleased to partner with the team at Flying Star & Satellite Coffee as they build out their vision of providing unique and high quality foods to the marketplace," said Bill Bellissimo, CrunchTime!'s President. "Our integrated product suite is ideally suited to companies working in dynamic operating environments."

About Flying Star Cafés & Satellite Coffee
Flying Star Cafés & Satellite Coffee has six restaurants and five coffee houses in the greater Albuquerque area. We are your link to the freshest, made from scratch food you'll find anywhere. Fine cuisine in a friendly scene made of 100% scratch-natural ingredients. Nothing artificial. No mixes. Perfecting desserts and food; giving you great food at a great value. And yes, we get our pies and cakes from a bakery…ours. Visit us at our website, www.flyingstarcafe.com.

About CrunchTime!
CrunchTime! Information Systems is the leading provider of web-based back office applications for the restaurant and food service industries. CrunchTime!'s clients include multi-unit restaurants, cruise lines, hotels and food service management companies around the world including Carnival Cruise Lines, Sodexho, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, Back Bay Restaurant Group, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. CrunchTime! restaurant software helps our customers reduce food & beverage costs, drive labor efficiencies and better manage the quality and consistency of their food service operations. For more information, visit our web site at www.crunchtime.com.

Contact:
CrunchTime! Information Systems
Ira Haber
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Chinese Search Engine Optimization, Cultural Marketing and Factory Tours for Anything Made in China to be Offered by Sinotrading.us

Hand translations into Chinese, Chinese Search Engine Submissions, Factory tours and Introductions and Cultural Markerting now being offered by http://www.Sinotrading.us

(PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- Chinese Trade Consultants and Import Trade Specialists Sinotrading.us will now offer Search Engine Optimization to clients looking to expand into Asian markets.

Hand translations of meta tags, ads, page content and search engine optimization for the Chinese market are a few of the services now available through Sinotrading. While Sinotrading does not guarantee placement, all of its clients have numerous keywords ranked in the top ten on major search engines.

Sinotrading, with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and the U.S. assists wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers, online sellers, and Industries needing promotional products or services sourced from China.

Sinotrading has added this to its growing list of aids to energing and established companies looking to penetrate Asian or U.S. Markets with affordable, high quality products.

Sinotrading also offers tours of factories in China and will provide translation and introduction services to companies in need of specialty products from Chinese Companies.

Sinotrading will partner procurement managers, inventors, wholesalers, and retailers with reliable high quality manufacturing partners in China. Sinotrading will assist in all details of travel to China and have personnel on hand in China to ensure ease in communication and ongoing quality control of any product.

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Newly Formed American Sales Incubator Provides Sales Outsourcing Services for Start-ups and Small Businesses

The APH Group, Inc.’s new division to enhance U.S. market entry through cost-effective sales programs.

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- The APH Group, Inc., a provider of Sales Outsourcing services, announced today that it has initiated a new division of The APH Group – American Sales Incubator. This new division will provide sales outsourcing services to start-ups and emerging companies.

Many start-ups and small manufacturing companies lack the sales experience and expertise to sell their products in the U.S. marketplace and have limited financial resources for their market entry. Recognizing the needs of these businesses, The APH Group has initiated a new service for these emerging companies giving them the ability to have experienced sales professionals introduce and sell their products in North America.

Often start-ups and emerging companies seeking market entry assistance turn to sales consultants to help them develop a market entry strategy. The consultant prepares the strategy and the client is on their own to implement it. For start-ups, emerging companies and international firms, this can be difficult, if not impossible.

Unlike traditional business incubators and consultants, American Sales Incubator deals only with the sales function and actually develops and implements the market entry strategy for its clients.

The American Sales Incubator’s staff develops the best sales channel to get their client’s products to market and then manages the sales channel and the sales administration and customer service functions. The service is ideal for both international companies and U.S. companies.

Client companies do not have to be physically located at the incubator - the incubator staff in effect becomes the client company's U.S. sales office. Services are customized for each client and include a complete menu of sales, marketing and logistics services.

American Sales Incubator also provides clients with as-needed office space and conference facilities.

“We can get our client’s products to market quickly and effectively through our extensive experience and expertise in developing the best sales channel for your products. And we are cost-effective. Utilizing American Sales Incubator's shared infrastructure and services, typical fixed costs are minimal compared to a company having its own U.S. sales office” said Tony Higgins, President of American Sales Incubator

Located in Savannah, Georgia which has the fastest growing port in the United States, American Sales Incubator is ideally situated for product entering the U.S. market by overseas clients. Plans to open a second facility with warehouse space in Swainsboro, GA will allow the Incubator's clients to keep inventory for their U.S. customers – a critical requirement for successful U.S. market penetration.

For additional information, see www.americansalesincubator.com or call 912 354-9362.

About The APH Group, Inc.
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, Brazil and South Africa.

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

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BCC Software Announces Strategic Initiative with Direct Logistics, Inc.

This new alliance will provide BCC customers access to Destination Entry drop-ship logistics services, including free online quote generation

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2022 -- BCC Software, a leading developer of high-performance solutions for professional mailers, has formed a strategic alliance with Direct Logistics, Inc. (DLI), that will result in Destination Entry drop-ship logistics services being made available directly to BCC customers.

The first result of this partnership is the introduction of Truck Direct Mail (TDM), a free quote-generator interface that will be available in BCC’s user-exclusive online Customer Portal. TDM offers mailers a hassle-free way to evaluate the value of using a private carrier to transport mailings intended for Destination Entry drop-shipping. If the mailer accepts TDM’s logistics quote, DLI arranges for the specific shipment to be transported per the mailer’s instructions — at a savings of as much as 20 percent compared to standard United States Postal Service (USPS) shipping costs.

“This latest partnership continues our efforts to provide a truly comprehensive array of mailing-services solutions that can help our customers achieve their maximum mailing potential,” said Ted Seward, BCC Vice President of Marketing. “BCC and Direct Logistics are a great fit, and we’re excited to offer DLI’s services to our customers.”

BCC is in the process of fully integrating Truck Direct Mail into Mail Manager 2010 and Mail Manager 2010 LE, BCC’s flagship presorting and list-management products, Seward added. The integration is estimated for completion later in 2005.

Along with implementing highly publicized rate increases in 2002, the Post Office made significant discounts available to mailers willing to take bulk mail shipments at their own cost further downstream within the processing facilities of the postal system.

Instead of dropping a presorted and palletized mailing into the postal system at only the BMEU facility and achieving only the regular letter rate with no entry discount, a mailer may instead have the mailing verified at the BMEU and returned to their facility, where it is picked up by a TDM-coordinated private carrier for direct delivery to specified BMC/SCF facilities.

This process usually results in reduced costs, and helps ensure timely deliveries. And by using TDM/DLI, these benefits are achieved with little or no extra effort.

Destination Entry drop-shipping typically generates the greatest return on investment for shipments with low individual mailpiece weights (from 0.5 to 1.5 oz), total mailpiece quantities in the thousands or tens of thousands, and/or requiring specific in-home delivery dates.

About BCC Software Inc
For more than 25 years BCC Software Inc has offered high-performance software and solutions for professional mailers. The company is committed to providing clients with the highest level of customer service and technology training. Current BCC clients include such well-known names as Harvard University, Columbia University, The Miami Herald, Anheuser-Busch Company, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union, R.R. Donnelly, K/P Corporation and The U.S. House of Representatives. For more information, visit bccsoftware.com.

About Direct Logistics, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Direct Logistics is a third-party transportation logistics company specializing in the timely distribution of direct mail promotions to postal facilities nationwide. Based at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DLI can arrange pickup of shipments from all origins within the United States and delivery to all 29 USPS Bulk Mail Centers and 465 Sectional Center Facilities. For additional information, visit directlogistics.com.

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May 13, 2022

PayKiosks Internet Terminals Begins Wireless Internet Kiosk Rollout in All American Truck Stops

PayKiosks Internet Terminals completed their first of many wireless (Wi-Fi) installations for the All American group of truck stops and travel plazas.

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- The first of this group of truck stop Wi-Fi installations was completed May 1st in Doswell, VA. The location will now be able to offer wireless Internet access to all of the truckers using their facility as well as guests staying at the Econo Lodge, also located on their property. An Internet terminal will be located in the convenience store to provide Internet access to guests that do not have a laptop. Quick links on the Internet terminal will provide customers with easy access to local attractions, weather, maps and road reports.

PayKiosks has traditionally focused on the hotel and resort markets but considers the truck stop locations to be as good, if not better, than hotels. "You can't dispute the appeal of these locations," said PayKiosks Internet Terminals President, Scott McInnes. "Truck drivers are some of the most connected business people around. The Internet and email are a part of their daily business and personal lives. We're very excited by what this opportunity offers for the customers of the All Americans, our terminal operators and our company."

PayKiosks Internet Terminals is rapidly building their wireless footprint through an innovative distributorship program in which a local operator will place a Wi-Fi enabled Internet terminal in a location at no charge to the establishment. While PayKiosks does not overlook locations such as airports or hospitals, their focus is clearly on hotel and truck stop locations. "Some of our competitors will try to convince their operators that they can make a better return in a mall or caf " said McInnes. "Those types of locations are hit and miss. Our experience has taught us that these are not the locations where our distributors will realize the most rapid ROI." PayKiosks experience and expertise in large installations allows them to offer their Internet terminal and Wi-Fi investors the choice of simply covering the lobby area with a wireless signal or cost effectively extending that signal through an entire hotel property or, in the case of truck stops, across even the largest lot. As the size of area of wireless increases, so to does the potential for a greater financial return.

PayKiosks through the Wi-Fi Provider Alliance is able to offer their customers access to tens of thousands of wireless users from companies such as GRIC, PCCW, MCI, Sprint, iPass, FatPort, Airpath and BT Openzone.
www.paykiosks.net

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Research and Markets: New Study Examines European Technology Logistics Market and Trends

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c17311) has announced the addition of European Technology Logistics Market and Trends Study 2005 to their offering.

(PRWEB) May 13, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c17311) has announced the addition of European Technology Logistics Market and Trends Study 2005 to their offering.


This report provides a very detailed analysis of the technology and spare parts logistics market across Europe. It includes market sizing, segmentation and forecasts, explanation of key trends, buying behaviour and purchase criteria and case studies on the leading logistics operators. It provides up to date analysis of the recent changes that have occurred in the market including attitudes to outsourcing, logistics vendor selection, M&A; activity, and deployment of new technology.

Technology companies are constantly looking to reduce costs and improve the service to their customers. Improving the effectiveness of their logistics operations can make a major contribution to achieving this. This study shows how leading groups in IT, networking equipment, mobile and fixed line telecoms and office equipment are putting this into practice.

The study is based on extensive original research, including discussions at the most senior level with technology companies.

Key Questions Answered:
- How large is the market, how does it segment and how quickly is it growing?
- What are the main trends and innovations?
- What are customers looking for from their logistics suppliers? How might this change in future?
- How satisfied are customers with their logistics suppliers and which areas do they see as priorities for improvement?
- Who are the main logistics service providers in this marketplace, how are they positioned and - what light can we shed on their strategies?

Who should read this report?
-Companies that provide logistics solutions to the technology sector. It is aimed specifically at senior managers involved with strategic business planning and business development.
-Technology companies wishing to understand and adopt best practice in their logistics operations
-Investors in the technology logistics sector

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c17311

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
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May 12, 2022

TruckerToTrucker.com Launches Newly Improved Web Site

TruckerToTrucker.com, a Web site that allows users to buy, advertise and sell trucks, trailers and parts online, announces the launch of its newly improved Web site. The improved site includes many new features and benefits for users.

Culver, IN (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 12, 2022 – TruckerToTrucker.com, a Web site that allows users to buy, advertise and sell trucks, trailers and parts online, announces the launch of its newly improved Web site. The revamped site was available for users on April 1, and now includes a "Quick Search" feature, ad view counters, a redesigned homepage and sell page, an "Add to my Folder" link and image slideshows.

"Our new Web site makeover has exploded the site's traffic in the last 30 days," says TruckerToTrucker.com president Jim McCormack. "It has also helped make us the fastest growing online marketplace for trucks, trailers and parts."

The Web site's pages are now directly accessible from the homepage, and quick links to some of the company's most popular search phrases are now available. In addition, the "Quick Search" feature functions the same as the "Keyword" search on the advanced search page, enabling viewers to search the inventory directly from the homepage.

The restructured sell page better promotes three products: Single Listings for $19.95, a Trucker Pass (10 listings) for $150 and the Power Seller (unlimited listings) for $150 per month. All three products offer the same great features, including:

*Up to nine photos per ad
*Contact information is shown with every ad
*Every new ad with a photo is featured on the home page
*Each ad is viewed by millions of buyers across the country
*All ads listed at TruckerToTrucker.com are shown on the "Froogle" shopping network and the new "Oodle" Classifieds Network for additional exposure.

The new ad view counters enable users to view counters in order to see how many times their listing has been opened and viewed by other visitors or members.

The new "Add To My Folder" link allows users to save ads to their "My Account" folder for later viewing. Now, users only need to register at TruckerToTrucker.com to utilize the "Add to My Folder" feature.

Another new addition to the site is the image slideshow feature. Clicking the large image on any ad details page will now pop up with an interactive slideshow that automatically jumps from one ad picture to the next. Before this update, clicking on the large image in an ad details page only displayed one image.

McCormack says that the improvements and redesign were largely inspired by feedback from the TruckerToTrucker.com community. He says he hopes that the company will continue to receive feedback from users so that improvements can continue and TruckerToTrucker.com will remain the easiest, most inviting place to buy or sell trucks, trailers or parts online.

TruckerToTrucker.com will also feature new improvements in the near future, including an increased ad photo limit (up to 20 photos), a job page, financing options, insurance options and new equipment sections for "material handling" and "heavy equipment."

About TruckerToTrucker.com:
In development since January 2003, TruckerToTrucker.com officially launched in January 2004 with the goal of helping truckers reach buyers online. The site currently has more than 1,000 members and over 3,300 pieces of equipment for sale. TruckerToTrucker.com is headquartered in Culver, Ind.

Contact:
Jim McCormack
President
800-240-5811
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http://www.truckertotrucker.com

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Argox Barcode Scanners Now Available in North America

Impressive “Laser-Like” Scanning Performance with Value-Priced Argox CCD Barcode Scanners

Ventura, CA (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- For years Argox has supplied CCD scanners to major international OEM customers. Thousands of Argox-branded scanners have been deployed in Europe and Asia. Today Argox announced the availability of its full line of Argox “AS-Series” branded scanners in North American. The scanners will be made available to end user customers through Argox’s national network of authorized Argox Resellers.

The AS-series line consists of five models ranging from the AS-8110 priced at $99 list, to the high performance AS-8310, with a rugged, rubberized pistol grip construction, listing at $249. Every AS-Series scanner model is capable of keyboard wedge (KBW), serial, and USB connectivity. A wireless barcode scanner will be added to the AS family later this year.

Argox AS barcode scanners have scanning depths of three to twenty four inches and scanning speeds up to 450 scans per second. With such excellent performance specifications, Argox CCD scanners in many cases exceed the scanning performance of more expensive laser scanners. A typical Argox barcode scanner customer saved more than 50% versus competing brands.

Argox barcode scanners deliver highly reliable performance in scanning applications such as: retail, manufacturing, medical, hospitality, gaming, and transportation. In addition to scan and decode capabilities for all standard linear barcode symbologies, Argox offers two scanner models capable of scanning PDF417 and 2D symbologies. Every Argox barcode scanner comes with a two year factory warranty.

“Argox’s advancements in CCD scanner technology have allowed us to offer the market a very nice range of powerful yet affordably priced scanners. Now customers can get exceptional barcode scanning performance that was once only available in laser scanners costing in excess of $500 per unit,” said Bruce Glenn, General Director of North American Sales.

Argox is launching its AS-Series scanner brand in North America with a “user friendly” 15 day free evaluation program where qualified customers can get one of any Argox scanner for free to use and test for 15 days.

About Argox
Argox’s North American offices in Ventura, California provide sales, technical support and repair services to all Argox customers in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Argox’s international headquarters is located in Taipei Taiwan, the heart of Asia’s high-tech manufacturing industry. Argox is the world’s leading and fastest growing manufacturer of value-priced barcode printers and CCD barcode scanners. Argox has ISO 9001 certification. For further information please visit http://www.argox-usa.com/.

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Tough FrogPack High-Impact Resistant Packaging Debuts In North America

Biodegradable packaging unique to U.S., Canadian retailing industry

ORLANDO, FL (PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- Stanelco PLC, (SEO, London Stock Exchange) is utilizing FrogPack, a rugged, high-impact resistant packaging application to take a giant leap across the Atlantic and reach retailers and shippers in North America. Designed to withstand substantial punishment, FrogPack is expected to attract considerable attention from leading U.S. retailers, who face the challenge of minimizing breakage to goods while packaging shipping and transporting highly fragile merchandise.


FrogPack’s most distinguishing characteristic is its ability to minimize and virtually eliminate damage to fragile goods being shipped to wholesalers and retailers or directly to consumers. FrogPack’s energy-absorbing design, combined with Cradlewrap™, a biodegradable air-cushioning wrapping material that can be used within the containers, provides remarkably secure protection for goods that require shipping. Tests undertaken to challenge FrogPack’s sturdiness have confirmed that highly fragile items, ranging from glass champagne bottles to sensitive electronic components, dropped from a helicopter from as high as 200 feet in the air suffered no damage or signs of their fall.

“FrogPack can take a hard punch. Retailers will be impressed when they see how much punishment FrogPack absorbs. The packaging is a superior alternative for protecting goods during shipping,” said David Edwards, the inventor of FrogPack. “FrogPack’s capability to protect, combined with its potential for reducing costs in packaging and shipping, is unlike anything currently in use in North America.”

FrogPack utilizes a unique technology called shock-absorbing arcuate panel technology (SAAP) for its added strength and protective qualifies. The technology, designed by Aquasol, a subsidiary of Stanelco, is already in use in the United Kingdom by a packager of lighting supplies and a packager of electronic components.

In addition to its ability to withstand high-impact punishment, FrogPack possesses environmentally attractive features that will be attractive to North American retailers. FrogPack can be either recycled or composted. FrogPack’s high-impact design means that the packaging, which can be manufactured on a customized basis, can be produced in smaller sizes, requiring less material and less energy in the actual production process.

“Eventually, we believe that FrogPack will replace padded envelopes and boxes that utilize polystyrene inserts and plastic air bubbles,” said Frogpack’s Edwards.

To acquaint North American retailers with FrogPack and attract American distributors for the application, Stanelco is launching a multi-faceted North American marketing program. Stanelco’s North American rollout for FrogPack includes a direct sales effort, supplemented by direct mail, an aggressive publicity program, demonstrations of FrogPack’s durability and a presence at leading U.S. retail trade shows. Stanelco has opened a North American sales office in Orlando, Fla., and appointed Stephanie Morgan-Fisher to oversee the introduction of FrogPack.

Stanelco PLC, headquartered in Southampton, England, was founded in 1953. Stanelco is engaged in the commercialization of new applications, innovations, products and processes based on radio frequency (RF) technologies. These products and services range from RF technology support for the health care industry to new product development, such as FrogPack, sealed water-soluble polymer materials, homecare applications, detergents and agrochemicals. More information: www.Stanelco.co.uk or www.FrogPack.com.

For more information:
Rod Caborn, YPB&R; Public Relations, 407-838-1799
Stephanie Morgan-Fisher, Stanelco, 407-838-1754, e-mail protected from spam bots

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Marshall Islands Registry Surges by 1.4 Million Gross Tons in April

Record month and record year for Marshall Islands Registry as forecast moves up to 30 million gross tons by early 2006

(PRWEB) May 12, 2022 -- The Marshall Islands Maritime Registry attracted a record 1.4 million gross tons during April, the best month in the history of the Registry. This took the total gross tonnage to more than 26.5 million and expanded the fleet to 897 vessels.


Since April 30, 2022 the Marshall Islands Registry has grown by more than five million gross tons totalling 213 ships. Forecasts are for the Registry to reach 30 million gross tons in early 2006 totalling 1000 vessels. The Registry comprises a range of vessels including, but not limited to, bulk carriers, container ships, mobile offshore units, tankers, passenger ships and LNG carriers.

International Registries, Inc. (IRI), the Maritime and Corporate Administrator of the Marshall Islands, has been at the forefront of building a quality registry with a strong focus on safety and security. Recently, the Registry was recognized by P.D. Thorne, Commander, US Coast Guard, who stated, “your commitment to quality shipping was evident as your registry’s vessels calling on US ports compiled a superior 2004 Port State Control record, including over 270 distinct arrivals without a single safety or environmental IMO detention.”

The Registry’s continual commitment in infrastructure, resources and timely service to shipowners and operators has enabled them to ensure the Marshall Islands’ fleet is compliant with international regulations and conventions, which has been a key to this exceptional growth.

“IRI has expanded its network of offices to many of the world’s maritime and commercial centers so that the Registry can be more responsive to customers’ needs. As a global company it means that IRI can offer services 24 hours a day, covering all time zones,” said Bill Gallagher, President of International Registries, Inc.

“The Registry’s exceptional growth in April is not only the result of newbuilding registrations and reflaggings to the Marshall Islands, but also a continual commitment to providing the best service to current and potential owners/operators through a network of worldwide offices and professionals from the maritime, banking and legal sectors. It is interesting to note that the Registry has a good geographical spread in that the owners are from the US, Europe and Asia,” added Gallagher.

Note to Editors:
IRI and its affiliates, with over 55 years experience as a Maritime and Corporate Administrator, currently have a network of offices in Washington, DC/Reston, New York, Ft. Lauderdale, London, Zurich, Piraeus, Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai that have the ability to register a vessel, record a mortgage, incorporate a company and service clientele. In order to meet higher expectations, IRI has expanded its worldwide coverage to include representation in Chile, Dalian, Hamburg, Istanbul, Limassol, Mumbai, Oslo, Port Said, Taipei and Tokyo. IRI concentrates solely on administering the Marshall Islands flag and provides a broad spectrum of registry related services for the shipping and financial services industries.

For media enquiries please contact: Russell Green, Communications Consultant,
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May 11, 2022

Novellus Shrink Module Gets Size Reduction of Its Own

SSC, Inc. Engineering Services have introduced a Reduced Foot Print (RFP) Process Module featuring a redesign of the standard Novellus Shrink modules. The enhanced Novellus Shrink modules save more that two square feet and include further modifications such as improved maintenance access and added connection schemes.

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- SSC, Inc. Engineering Services have taken a Standard size Novellus C2 module and repackaged the components into a smaller size. The RFP now occupies less floor space than equivalent Novellus Shrink modules by more than two square feet.

“The RFP is the result of customer demand for smaller foot print Novellus C2 process modules and a shortage of Novellus Shrink modules in the used marketplace,” said Tom Irby, Director of Sales and Marketing at SSC, Inc.

The RFP is a tool repackaging service of the Novellus Standard C2, with noteworthy innovative design enhancements. SSC, Inc. redesigned the gas box utilizing “C” seal surface mount technology, digital MFC’s and the latest pneumatic control system while maintaining OEM process exact specifications.

As compared with standard Novellus Shrink modules, other enhancements include:
• improved flexibility of the gas box configuration
• repositioned components with improved maintenance access
• choices of three different facility connection schemes (out the back, through the floor and out the side)
• improved monitoring visibility of the heater and pressure control systems

The RFP will be available for the Altus and Sequel systems, and delivery is scheduled for late Q1 2005. For additional information on this Novellus Shrink modules alternative, visit www.RFP1.com

About SSC, Inc. Engineering Services
Since 1996, SSC, Inc. has specialized in capital equipment remanufacturing, reconfiguration, and upgrades for Novellus and Applied Materials Legacy Products.

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Memorial Scholarship Fund Available for NTI CDL Students

Northeast Technical Institute, an industry leading Commercial Drivers License training facility for over 20 years, was honored earlier this month with the presentation of the Albert W. Pulver Memorial Scholarship Fund.

(PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- Genelle Baston and William Pulver presented NTI with a check for $700 raised and donated in honor of their father, Albert W. Pulver, who passed away on February 16, 2022 at the age of 80. Albert W. Pulver was stationed in Germany and France during World War II, serving his country with two tours of duty. After the war, he moved his family from Massachusetts to Maine and began a twenty-five year career in 1961, driving for Greyhound Bus Lines. Albert was a loving and devoted father of six, grandfather of ten and great grandfather of six. Genelle Baston remembers her father most for his loving devotion to children.

NTI will apply the $700 scholarship fund toward a worthy candidate’s tuition for their CDL training program. The Albert W. Pulver Memorial Scholarship Fund will give a future student a tremendous opportunity to enter one of the premier CDL training institutes in the northeast. The student will receive superior direction by industry leading instructors and will have the opportunity for employment with some of the nation’s largest carriers through the assistance of NTI’s Career Services Department.

The staff at NTI would like to thank the Pulver family for creating this scholarship fund, which will offer assistance to a deserving student and help start them on their way to entering a rewarding and stable industry, traveling many of the same roads as Albert did for so many years.

To apply for the Albert W. Pulver Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact Northeast Technical Institute at 1-800-447-1151.

NTI provides short-term, career-focused education in the fields of Healthcare, Information Technology, Truck Driving, and Bartending. NTI currently operates three school campuses: Scarborough and Herman, Maine and Haverhill, Massachusetts. For more information, log on to http://www.Northeasttech.com or call toll free (1-800-447-1151).

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Visidot Installs Unique Ford F150 Chassis Identification AIDC System

ImageID Ltd., a leader in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology has successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency. The installation was implemented in conjunction with Visidot partner Wireless & Barcode in Michigan.

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) May 11, 2022 -- ImageID Ltd., a leader in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) technology has successfully installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency. The installation was implemented in conjunction with Visidot partner Wireless & Barcode in Michigan.


The Ford plant, which produces Ford F150's, uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for the most efficient way to expedite verification of the chassis type as it was being placed onto the production line. In December 2004, the company decided to install the Visidot system at the frame entrance to the plant to identify and verify the correct selection of the chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside. The newly installed Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford’s production line controller, that the chassis is correct and can enter the assembly line. Since installation, the system accuracy has been perfect - 100%.

Ford considered other options before selecting Visidot. The particular conditions at the plant meant that the right system would need to meet several criteria. First, due to the size of and position of the chassis, the system had to be able to capture a label from a distance of more than 20 feet and encompass a large field of view of over 3 feet wide. Secondly, the company needed to find a solution that would not incur up-charges from parts suppliers. For this reason, RFID would have been cost-prohibitive whereas the price of adding the 2D Data Matrix symbol to the existing paper label is practically zero.

Rami Kopelman, VP Sales & Marketing for ImageID, commented, “The Visidot installation at Ford has demonstrated the product’s unique advantages over other automatic identification technologies, such as RFID and linear barcode. We are very glad to work with Ford and I am pleased that the plant is already experiencing greatly improved accuracy."

About ImageID Ltd.
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (http://www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D; facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

About Wireless & Barcode Inc.
Wireless & Barcode Inc. is a Systems Integrator specializing in Data Collection and Data Capture solutions for Warehousing, Distribution, and Manufacturing environments. Wireless & Barcode provides hardware and software solutions that interface with ERP, MRP, WMS, and any existing systems to create efficiency, accuracy, and cost savings in operations. Wireless & Barcode is proud to be a Visidot certified System Integrator since 2003 and has provided Visidot solutions in Pallet Recycling as well as in the Automotive Industry.

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May 09, 2022

CrunchTime! Announces New Version of Food Service Back Office Solution

Restaurant software now offers enhanced labor management and multi-language capabilities.

Boston, MA (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) May 9, 2022 -- CrunchTime! Information Systems, a leading provider of enterprise back office software for the restaurant and food service industries, announced today the release of CrunchTime! version 3.17 which introduces labor scheduling, workforce management tools and multi-language support.

"This latest release demonstrates CrunchTime!'s commitment to providing the most comprehensive web-based back office solution available to the restaurant and food service industries world-wide," said Bill Bellissimo, CrunchTime!'s President. "This new feature set was developed in collaboration with our diverse global customer base."

CrunchTime!'s labor functionality enables restaurant and food service companies to centralize the management of employee information, perform sales forecasts, create labor schedules and monitor actual hours. The new features will also provide two-way integration to POS and time recording systems, integration to external payroll systems, and enhanced reporting.

The labor and multi-language features enhance an industry leading solution that already includes integrated bid, contract and supply chain management, e-procurement, recipe engineering, inventory management, production planning, enterprise reporting, and seamless integration with suppliers, POS and financial systems.

About CrunchTime!
CrunchTime! Information Systems is the leading provider of web-based back office applications for the restaurant and food service industries. CrunchTime!'s clients include multi-unit restaurants, cruise lines, hotels and food service management companies around the world including Carnival Cruise Lines, Sodexho, Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, Back Bay Restaurant Group, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. CrunchTime! solutions are helping our customers reduce food & beverage costs, drive labor efficiencies and better manage the quality and consistency of their food service operations. For more information, visit our web site at www.crunchtime.com

Contact:
Ira Haber
CrunchTime! Information Systems
617-567-5228 x237
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Canadian Hospital Selects Advanced Pharmacy Automation System

Hospital near Montreal selects Swisslog's PillPick system for automatically packaging, storing and dispensing bar coded unit dose medications.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- In their pursuit of providing patients the highest level of safety and efficiency in medication distribution, the Centre Hospitalier Pierre-Le Gardeur, located near Montreal, Quebec, is installing an advanced automated drug management system. The PillPick® system, as it is named, is built by Swisslog, a leading producer of pharmacy automation systems.

The PillPick system will automatically package, store and dispense solids, injectables, cups and syringes in bar-coded, unit dose bags. These packages will be stored in a high-density pharmacy robot that can hold up to 22,100 unit doses. Unit doses are then pulled from the robot onto a conveyor to be entered into a cassette module drawer when ready for cart fill operations. The hospital will use the PillPick system to automate central pharmacy packaging and dispensing to cart fill, a method that is currently used to distribute 5,500 doses each day.

Under the terms of the agreement, Swisslog will provide training for two pharmacy technicians in the operation and basic maintenance of the system. The PillPick system will be installed in May 2005.

About Centre Hospitalier Pierre-Le Gardeur
Centre Hospitalier Pierre-Le Gardeur is recognized for the quality of its short-term and ambulatory services at its new 283-bed facility located in Lanaudiere, which is located several miles northeast of Montreal. The hospital facility, completed in April 2004, offers patients advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities. More than 285 full and part-time physicians serve the hospital center.

About Swisslog
Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. The comprehensive portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers including Swisslog’s software, in-house logistics solutions for hospitals as well as software and consulting services in the field of supply chain management. Swisslog’s solutions optimize the customer’s production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase their flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service, while minimizing logistics costs. Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs around 1,850 staff in 23 countries worldwide.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions Division in North America is headquartered in Denver, Colo. Swisslog is a world leader for healthcare logistics automation having installed material transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 2,000 hospital and pharmacies around the world. To learn more about Swisslog’s healthcare solutions, visit our website at www.swisslog.com and click on Healthcare Solutions.

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New Brand Name Floor Scale to Address Growing Need of an Economic Floor Scale and Indicator System

The Mettler Toledo Xpress XFS-XIF floor scale system offers quick connects and factory calibration, allowing the package to operate “out of the box” immediately, with minimal set up – a true timesaving solution.

Sanford, NC (PRWEB) May 9, 2022 -- Announcing the factory calibrated Mettler Toledo Xpress XFS-XIF floor scale package, developed with shipping and receiving as well as inventory control needs in mind. The floor scales are ideal for rapid and accurate general purpose weighing in environments demanding economic solutions, including freight consolidators, forwarders, small processing plants, resellers, shipping/receiving departments and startup businesses.


The Mettler Toledo Xpress XFS-XIF floor scale package offers quick connects and factory calibration, allowing the package to operate “out of the box” immediately, with minimal set up – a true timesaving solution. The floor scale technology combines a 5000d floor scale with an easy to read six-digit LCD display featuring four color coded tactile-feel keys. The XFS-XIF floor scale also contains four analog sealed load cells, and connects to a stainless steel IP65-rated indicator, featuring an RS-232 interface.

Technology, tradition, and versatility are Mettler Toledo Xpress. This fully electronic floor scale package is a superior value. Often, start up companies need to invest in a quality floor scale, but have limited budgets. The XFS-XIF brings factory pre-calibrated technology to this unique segment of customers, as well as to customers who are not yet familiar with detailed weigh processing.

For more information:
http://mettler-toledo.centralcarolinascale.com/Xpress/standard-floor-scale.htm

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Equipment Leasing: Qlease.com Commercial Leasing For Your Business

Whether you're expanding your company, replacing outdated or failed equipment or simply taking advantage of an opportunity to exceed your competition, Qlease.com can provide a financial solution that will meet your firm's needs. An Equipment Lease is a valuable tool for your business to use when purchasing equipment and Qlease.com makes it easy to take advantage of that.

(PRWEB) May 7, 2022 -- There are many decisions to make when buying equipment for a business, there can be even more complicated decisions when deciding how to pay for it. Qlease.com offers a great choice for those looking for a quick solution with little paperwork and very favorable terms.

Equipment Leasing is quickly becoming the first choice for business owners when looking to purchase equipment and there are many good reasons for that “Our customers enjoy the simple one page application when applying for an equipment lease” said Casey Jensen, Qlease.com president “With very little work we can get the information we need to approve customers for as much as $150,000 in a matter of hours” Jensen said. Not only is the application process easy but Equipment leases also typically require less down than bank loans and have some great tax advantages as well.

One of the main advantages behind using an equipment lease is that the equipment can literally pay for itself. With proper structuring a piece of equipment will pay for itself over time and then can truly be considered a good business asset. For more information on Equipment Leasing visit Qlease.com.

Many programs are available for almost any type of equipment, Heavy Equipment Leasing for bulldozers, backhoes and excavators. Computer equipment leasing for laptops servers and workstations. Transportation equipment leasing for work trucks, dump trucks and water trucks. Medical Equipment Leasing for MRI's and Diagnostic equipment, furniture and more. check Qlease.com for details.

Qlease.com is a full service commercial equipment leasing and finance company. Qlease.com has the ability to approve “A, B & C” Credits as well as Start-up Businesses. Qlease.com has aggressive rates for every deal. Getting approved can be as easy as filling out the online application. Visit www.Qlease.com for more information or call 888-236-1012.

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May 06, 2022

IBP Corporation Inc. April 29th, 2005, Rollout Begins for all of Their Software Suites and Services to Licensees

IBP Corporation Inc. has begun its online advertising and marketing program for their Business Opportunity. This comes only weeks after the announcement that they would begin to sell the opportunity for Authorized Representatives to sell their Logistics Suite of Software along with their other software products.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- In an effort to provide several industries access to their ground breaking software, IBP Corporation Inc has authorized its current and future licensee’s the ability to begin selling several of its services. IBP Corporation Inc’s software suites can be seen at: HTTP://WWW.IBPCorporationinc.com


All of the software suites are directed at increasing efficiency within their respective industries.

Here is a brief description of each web program:
IBPCorporationinc.com IBP's corporate licensee site that provides all the information that a prospective licensee needs. This site provides an overview of all the Web applications that IBP Corporation currently has available.

Pawnshopauctionnetwork.com - This site is designed to increase the cycle rate of pawnshop inventory. Additionally, this site provides a subscription based advertising media that allows Pawnshops to use Pawnshopauctionnetwork.com and epawnauction.com to sell their inventory. Additionally, this site allows the pawnbrokers the ability to continue to sell their inventory the traditional method and delete the auction should they sell it in their store. Additionally, the buyers on this site should feel secure in buying their inventory from the pawnshops as each of the pawnshops are required to be licensed in their respective states and IBP Corporation maintains the records of these registrations. This Online Auction site only allows pawnshops as its sellers.

Icantrackit.com A pure logistics program that allows project managers the ability to manage their soft goods in any warehouse either large or small without the customer or warehouse having to spend significant capital for on going projects. Imagine being able to match received inventory from across the country without having to invest heavily in software licensee. Icantrackit.com provides a portal in which the warehouse receives the inventory in real time while the project manager and accounting can see the information in real time. This LTL tool provides a significant increase of visibility.

LTCquickbid.com Can you imagine being able to have competitive pricing every time you needed to ship a pallet or Less Than a Truck Load freight, LTL, well that’s exactly what IBP Corporation did. Their revolutionary web application allows the shipper to utilize a completely free tool to capture the best possible shipping rates on any LTL freight requirement. Just fill out a one on-line form and have transportation companies beating down your door to give you the best pricing. By taking advantage of “Dead Head” miles and increasing efficiency in filling the trailers that would otherwise go half full. Talking about a win/win for everyone. Full trailers for the transportation companies and deeply discounted freight rates for the shipper, you Can’t get any better.

For more information, contact IBP Corporation Inc at 205-823-4015 or email us at e-mail protected from spam bots

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Carmichael International Service Launches iClass, a State-of-the-art Web-based Classification / Product Database Tool and Commercial invoice Processing System

iClass has been designed to improve product classification and invoice processing for Carmichael staff to clear shipments through US Customs for their clients. It allows Carmichael Classifiers to create customized Product templates with user-defined fields for each client’s unique product lines. Upon entering clients’ commercial invoice information, the system automatically retrieves classification information and is automatically uploaded for Customs clearance processing.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- Carmichael International Service embark on the creation of this system with several distinct goals in mind;
- To achieve greater operational efficiency by reducing the turn-around time to clear shipments
- To improve accuracy and compliance with all Customs related laws and regulations
- To improve the quality of their service
- To maintain historical record of institutional knowledge and intellectual capital and to share that knowledge across organization
- To gain a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace

The following are some of the key components of iClass:
- Web-based product database, classification management and invoice processing system
- XML & Web Services enabled to exchange data and information with any of the Clients and US Government agencies systems
- Flexible, user-defined product and classification database utilizing customized product templates that optimizes the classification process allowing for more accurate and consistent product classifications
- Carmichael Clients have complete online access to the system to directly view and maintain their product information
- Communication module that allows Carmichael clients to receive email on specific product questions and enabling online updates to the database, as well as online replies to questions
- Product images and attachments can be directly uploaded through the email feature
- Comprehensive online validation & error checking
- Seamless interfaces to other Carmichael back-end applications

Carmichael management is excited to launch this strategic platform due to the significant benefits these applications will provide for the internal operations and clients alike.

Carmichael President and CIO, Vince Salvo, says “The new system Oshyn has put in place for us gives us the ability to collaborate more efficiently and effectively with our clients, adding value to the service offering and securing our relationship with our customers for the long term. Our clients have been asking for this and we’ve committed ourselves to being the leading provider of technology and service for the Customs brokerage industry. This system will set up apart from our competitors and we will continue to leverage this to maintain our leadership position in the industry”.

Along with their popular “Tracking System” which was previously developed and implemented by Oshyn, iClass provides the foundation for their future Web-based/Internet initiatives.

Carmichael clients have told them that this is the future and Carmichael has made the commitment to continue providing state-of-the-art applications and systems to insure their place in their clients’ supply chains.

About Carmichael International Services
Carmichael International Services has been offering a wide variety logistics services since 1961: Custom Brokerage, International Freight Forwarding, Information Systems, Internet Tracking & e-Business Solutions, Supply Chain Management, Custom Administration, Regulatory & Trade Compliance Management, Logistics & Transportation, Warehouse & Distribution, Duty Drawback, and Cargo Insurance.

More information about Carmichael International Services can be found at www.carmnet.com

About Oshyn
Oshyn, Inc., a privately held enterprise application development company, helps clients achieve measurable business results by implementing strategic enterprise systems in record time frames, with no surprises, and fixed up-front pricing. Founded in 2001, Oshyn has developed a solid reputation for being one of the best mid-size J2EE and .NET strategic application implementers. More information about Oshyn can be found at www.oshyn.com

All product, service and company names are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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Robert A. Cameron & Associates Announces a Pre-employment Assessment Tool that Evaluates Integrity and Work Ethic

How often have you hired someone only to find out they have a poor work ethic and a lousy attitude? This leads to morale issues with other employees, customer dissatisfaction, costly employee turnover, legal problems, and, often, theft of company assets. The Step One Survey ll pre-employment assessment will help you screen out those people, before you hire them.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- Robert A. Cameron & Associates offers employers a pre-employment assessment tool called the Step One Survey ll that will help them screen out people with a poor work ethic and a lousy attitude. This scientifically validated assessment will pick out the “bad apples” that might otherwise slip through a normal hiring process. This remarkably effective employee assessment takes only 20 minutes to complete and reveals the true character of a job applicant.

Hiring expert, Robert Cameron, states, “It never ceases to amaze me how candid people are when they take this assessment. They will admit to stealing from employers, selling illegal substances in the workplace, getting fired and so on. They certainly wouldn’t offer up that information on their resume or job interview!” He goes on to say, “With the use of a distortion factor measurement we can even tell when someone is trying to manipulate the results of the assessment.”

It has become increasingly difficult to legally ask questions that help you evaluate a candidate’s integrity. The Step One Survey ll meets all DOL and EEOC guidelines and gets you objective information on the candidate. This ensures that you cannot be charged with a discriminatory hiring practice. The assessment generates a report that includes suggested legal questions to probe further in to problem areas.

The Step One Survey ll is available online from Robert A. Cameron & Associates, Weston FL, a Strategic Business Partner of Profiles International. Mr. Cameron works with employers to help them enhance their selection, hiring and development of employees with use of a suite of employee assessments. They can be reached at 954-385-8701 or visit their website at www.racameron.com

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INSIGHT Teams with Buck Consulting International to Power the Design of Europe's Top Supply Chains

Superior Financial Performance for Global Manufacturers From Strategic Supply Chain Design & Consulting Best Practices

Manassas, VA (PRWEB) May 6, 2022 -- U.S.A. & NIJMEGEN, THE NETHERLANDS – May 4, 2022 – INSIGHT, Inc., a top international provider of supply chain planning solutions for the world's foremost companies, announces a strategic relationship with Buck Consultants International (BCI) designed to offer global companies best practices and solutions for supply chain network design. The combined offering of INSIGHT’s SAILS 21® supply chain planning software and BCI’s consulting methodology and services help clients design and optimize supply chains for maximum efficiency. The combined solution improves the management of complex, global supply chains, from inbound raw material supply and inventories, through manufacturing and distribution, to on-time customer delivery.

“SAILS 21 delivers millions of Euros in savings for global manufacturers,” said Marcel Stuve, Managing Partner Corporate Strategies and Logistics of Buck Consultants International. “Most recently, INSIGHT and BCI powered reductions in supply chain costs while improving delivery service levels for a large petrochemical manufacturer, which provided competitive differentiation and the best financial performance for the client’s competitive industry sector. This success compelled our client to recognize that using INSIGHT’s SAILS with BCI’s consulting services constitutes a ‘best practice’ within the industry.”

“We are pleased to partner with Buck Consultants International for best practices that are proven to uncover and realize optimal logistics efficiency for international operations,” said Bob Belshaw, COO of INSIGHT. “Strategic supply chain design, with rigorous implementation, continues to reap enormous benefits and power companies to the top of highly competitive markets.”

For European firms, the combination of BCI’s proven methodology and local experience and INSIGHT’s SAILS software optimizes complex, global supply chain networks to reduce costs, improve service levels, and achieve greater turnover (revenues) and profitability. Buck Consultants International also meets corporate goals, such as an optimal, integrated operation of business units. SAILS empowers supply chain executives to make best choices when confronted with the dynamics of ever-changing global trade, merger or acquisition, changing product mix, new customer delivery expectations, facilities issues, or tougher corporate profitability goals.

SAILS software optimizes global supply networks and achieves maximal gains in efficiency, by considering all facilities for manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation. In concert with Buck Consultants International’s methodology, SAILS finds the manufacturing locations that deliver the lowest cost for each product and customer. BCI uses SAILS to consider alternative production sites, secondary storage facilities, logistics service providers, shipment routing to the customer, and country-specific criteria, such as load capacity per truck. Analysis of these many factors requires the sophistication of SAILS software. BCI’s use of SAILS finds the maximum potential savings, through cost minimization, and results in optimal supply chain design.

About Buck Consultants International (BCI)
In almost 20 years of experience in assisting U.S. companies to design and optimize the best logistics solution for the European market, Buck Consultants International (BCI) has developed a proven methodology to help their clients define and implement best practice supply chain solutions. SAILS 21 from INSIGHT is part of our selective group of network optimization tools that we frequently use on our network optimization engagements. Headquartered in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, BCI has a staff of 70 full time professionals with experience in more than twenty (20) European countries across a wide range of industries. BCI clients include Avery Dennison, Baxter, Boston Scientific, BP, Dell, DHL, Emerson, ExxonMobil, Fairchild Semiconductor, Fossil, Huber, HP, John Deere, Liz Claiborne - Mexx, Medtronic, Avery Dennison, Columbia Sportswear, John Deere, Fairchild Semiconductor, Emerson, McCormick, Penske, Pitney Bowes, UPS, Yamaha, and 3M. Call BCI at +31 24 379 0222. On the web, visit www.bciglobal.com.

About INSIGHT, Inc.
INSIGHT software and consulting provide optimization-based planning and scheduling to solve the supply chain management issues of the world's foremost companies. INSIGHT solves these latest, critical, and most complex problems for 40% of Fortune Magazine’s top fifty, 70% of Business Week’s most profitable corporations, and 70% of the companies judged to have the best supply chains. Clients often select INSIGHT when other solutions have failed. These clients rely on INSIGHT to gain the greatest competitive advantage from the best answer. Clients include Abbott Laboratories, BASF, BPAmoco, Clorox, ExxonMobil, Goodyear, HP, Kellogg, Motorola, PepsiCo, Nestle, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, and Unilever.

The X-System®, a proprietary optimization engine, powers a network of planning and scheduling solutions. Examples include crew scheduling, production planning, design of global supply chains, transportation planning, and inventory analysis within PowerChain™ Inventory from Optiant. Increasingly, INSIGHT provides optimization components, partnering with third party software providers to deliver best-of-breed solutions. Call INSIGHT at (703) 366-3061. On the Web, visit www.INSIGHT-MSS.com.

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May 05, 2022

Freight101.com Teaches the “ABC’s” of Freight and Logistics to First-Time Shippers

Small Business Transportation announces the June 1st re-launch of www.freight101.com. The revamped site offer key features to make logistics and transportation services easily accessible to companies of any size.

Merrillville, IN (PRWEB) May 4, 2022 -- Small businesses struggling with shipping and logistics will soon have an opportunity to “go back to school” with Small Business Transportation’s revamped Freight101 website (http://www.Freight101.com). The site, built from the ground up with first time shippers in mind, launches June 1st with new features to make it easy for companies of any size to develop a shipping solution customized for their business. The new site will provide both expanded service options and a new collection of resources aimed at smaller quantity shippers, particularly first-time shippers.


Small Business Transportation, a pioneer in LTL (Less Than Load) shipping for small business, is introducing “The ABC's of Shipping” to assist the exploding market of Ebay PowerSellers and other online auction dealers in navigating the sometimes confusing world of freight shipping. This new feature gives new customers a simple view of the process of choosing and scheduling shipping, and provides quick access for frequent shippers.

The new Freight Resource Center makes it easy for customers to learn the steps to freight shipping success. The Freight Resource Center taps the collective wisdom of SBT's staff of experienced account managers. Most of the common questions about shipping and logistics are answered, and there is a large collection of internet resources to help new customers. Additionally, the Freight Resource Center sells necessary shipping supplies, such as packaging.

For frequent customers, access to user accounts means the ability to save and retrieve their own customers details for easy repeat shipping. Customers can also print bills of lading, shipping labels and reports.

There is also Freight Auction, where truckers looking for a load to haul on their return trip, also known as a “backhaul,” can post their equipment and destination details. They are matched with a customer for low-cost shipping that benefits both parties. This combination of features positions SBT as an innovator for LTL shipping and logistics, according to Felix Diaz, vice president of operations for SBT.

“The new features of Freight101 are based on the great feedback of our customers over the years. We have collected the necessary knowledge for a small business to receive the cost savings of LTL shipping, but we've also reduced the time commitment necessary for our customers to make this a success,” remarked Diaz.

Small Business Transportation, a pioneer in shipping for small business, is also extending their service to offer full truckload shipping to their customers. This additional service highlights the fact that the competitive advantage of SBT's logistics solutions has helped their customers grow to the point that they need shipping options for larger loads.

“We've always had the capability to offer truckload shipping, but it wasn't a primary need of customers. As our customers have grown and their shipping needs have expanded, offering truckload shipping became desirable for all of us,” commented Diaz.

SBT is also adding an additional 20 carriers. With over 70 available carriers, customers have a much broader range of scheduling and price options. More shipping choices means quicker deliveries overall, making it easier for SBT's staff to customize effective solutions for every shipper.

These anticipated upgrades move Freight101.com into the top ranks of small business shipping and logistics providers. The growing need for truckload and LTL shipping among small business owners should make SBT a popular destination for small business owners in the years to come.

About Small Business Transportation
For over twenty years, SBT has provided transportation and logistics for the top companies of today and tomorrow. SBT is a pioneer in LTL shipping, and consolidates the needs of their customers to extend the competitive advantage of efficient transportation to a broad range of customers. For more information about Small Business Transportation’s logistics and shipping services, visit www.freight101.com or call (800) 729-7655.

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STS to Provide Fleet Management Solutions to Asia with Opening of Hong Kong Office

Fleet managers all around the world face two very important issues: Security and Cost Control. Secure Tracking Systems (STS) addresses both concerns by providing affordable fleet management solutions to improve efficiencies, safety, and security of any sized fleet; utilizing the latest technology in GPS, GSM, Satellite, and RFID.

Miramar, FL (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Secure Tracking Systems, www.sts-locator.com, announced today the opening of its Hong Kong office to support the Asian business community. Secure Tracking Systems has offices in the USA and Colombia to serve fleet operators in the Americas with a variety of solutions to improve asset visibility and operational efficiency. Solutions that enable continuous logistics improvement, optimized security, and improved customer service will now be available in Asia.

Secure Tracking Systems helps fleet managers to anticipate problems before they arise. Fleet tracking is about increasing driver safety, running a business more efficiently, and offering your customers the best service possible. STS solutions provide optimized operations and more efficient scheduling along with enhanced security for both cargo and driver. STS improves just-in-time delivery capabilities and addresses the operational issues that are critical in supporting a profitable business. No matter how large or how small your business, STS has the solution.

About Secure Tracking Systems
Secure Tracking Systems, LLC, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is a global solutions provider focusing on the logistics, transport, and service industries. STS adds value with products and services that enable fleet managers to improve cargo security, increase driver safety, enhance customer service, and control operating costs. From simple vehicle tracking to comprehensive fleet management solutions, anywhere in the world.

Contact:
Secure Tracking Systems, USA
3350 SW 148th Ave, Suite 110, Miramar FL 33027
Tel: +1-954-874-1715
Fax: +1-954-874-1699
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Secure Tracking Systems (Asia) Ltd
2/F Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, Wanchai Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2824 8690
Fax: +852 2824 8000
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STS LatinAmerica Ltd
Carrera 10 No. 96-25, Suite 414, Bogota Colombia
Tel: (571) 610-0408 Fax: (571) 610-0408
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www.sts-locator.com

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QuestaWeb Named as Finalist in 2005 American Business Awards

QuestaWeb's suite of Multi-National Global Trade software solutions is a Finalist in 2005 American Business Awards in the Best New Product category.

Westfield, NJ (PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- QuestaWeb, Inc., a provider of integrated import and export management software solutions, today announced that it has been selected as a Finalist today in the Best New Product or Service category in the third annual American Business Awards.


Hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (September 22, 2021), The American Business Awards are the first national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.

More than 1,200 nominations from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration. QuestaWeb’s suite of Multi-National Global Trade Solutions will be competing in the Best New Product or Service category.

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie winners from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in February through April.

“The Stevie Award has quickly become the most coveted business honor in America,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. “We began the Stevies in 2002 with the mission to generate recognition of deserving companies and individuals among the business community, the press, and the general public. Being selected as a Finalist is an important achievement, because it means that independent judges have agreed that the Finalist is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition.”

“Being chosen as an American Business Award Finalist in such important category as the Best New Product by such a distinguished group of judges is an important acknowledgment of the work we do and the quality of solutions we offer to the global trade community,” commented Wayne Slossberg, VP of Sales.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About QuestaWeb
QuestaWeb is a premier provider of integrated web-based global trade management software solutions. Its flagship product pro-actively manages the export and import processes for importers, exporters, forwarders, and brokers, thereby streamlining cross-border operations. Its business model unifies trade, logistics, compliance, and financial processes including Customs clearance, landed costs, HTS classifications, export licensing, denied party screening, quota management, product catalog, tracking, event management, and international document repository. The centralized global database maintains up-to-date import and export content, and supports multiple languages, industries, currencies, and time zones. QuestaWeb was one of the first companies certified by U.S. Customs for their electronic connectivity initiatives. TradeMaster/QW accelerates the flow of goods across the global supply chain, reduces inventory and operational costs, and ensures compliance with ever-changing cross-border regulations. For more information, please visit www.questaweb.com.

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TSC Incorporates and Becomes The Shipping Company, Inc.

Tim’s Solutions Consulting (TSC) has incorporated in California as The Shipping Company, Inc. The Shipping Company, Inc. will still be known by the acronym TSC, and their logo will remain unchanged.

(PRWEB) May 5, 2022 -- Tim’s Solutions Consulting (TSC) has incorporated in California as The Shipping Company, Inc. The Shipping Company, Inc. will still be known by the acronym TSC, and their logo will remain unchanged.


Despite being known as The Shipping Company, Inc., TSC continues to operate with five (5) divisions. In addition to offering fulfillment services, The Shipping Company offers information technology consulting, order processing services, auction management services, and their newest division, a full service multimedia contact center.

TSC was founded in 2004 by Tim Cormier, the current Chief Executive Officer of The Shipping Company. TSC began by offering only information technology services. Through their contacts their business grew to include the other four (4) divisions.

The corporate website for TSC will change from www.TsolutionsConsulting.com to www.TheShippingCompanyInc.com. All other contact information for the company will remain unchanged.

To learn more about TSC’s products and services, visit them on the web at www.TheShippingCompanyInc.com or call them toll-free at 888-TSC-4112.

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Constantia Merges Multifilm and H&N; Pack

ELGIN, IL. (May 5, 2022). Austrian packaging giant Constantia Packaging has recently made a strategic move in the United States by merging its two plants, H&N; Packaging in Colmar, PA and Multifilm Packaging in Elgin, IL under one management team. The move gives Constantia a vertically integrated presence in North America and the unique ability to offer customers a wide range of products for the food and confectionary industries.

“The sites have been allowed to develop independently for several years and the outcome has been two plants with a very similar focus, yet different capabilities,” says Olle Mannertorp, CEO of both companies. “Merging these capabilities, we are now the market leader in piece wraps of candy with thin gauge printed aluminum foil using both flexo and gravure at H&N;, and twist and flow wrap capabilities at Multifilm. The fact that we roll our own aluminum foil in the group as well as extrude, metallize and print our own polypropylene and polyethylene films makes us unique in this market segment.”

The deep, vertical integration has also allowed the two companies to service unique market segments, including pharmaceutical, medical packaging, and films and foils for wine caps.

Adds Mannertorp: “Our Colmar plant is very strong in shrink sleeves and combined with our ability to extrude length-oriented films for roll-on-shrink-on we see the shrink label market as a strategic niche with excellent growth opportunities.”

Ultimately, it is the customer that benefits from the merge. Bob Rosen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Colmar plant explains:

“From a service point-of-view, the partnership with Multifilm has already produced a lot of synergies in a very short time. The increase in capacities, capabilities and know-how is a tremendous benefit to our customers.”

Chris Rogers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Elgin plant agrees that the customer benefits are significant: “Most of our customers are looking for suppliers with a broad knowledge and a contingency plan. Our locations and capabilities provide just that.”

For more information on Multifilm and H&N;, please visit www.multifilm.com and www.hnpack.com.

Multifilm and H&N; are owned by Constantia Packaging, a worldwide producer of flexible packaging films and foils, with revenues exceeding one billion dollars in 2004. For more information, please visit www.constantiapackaging.com

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May 03, 2022

IBP Corporation Inc. April 29th, 2005, Rollout Begins for all of Their Software Suites and Services to Licensees

IBP Corporation Inc. has begun its online advertising and marketing program for their Business Opportunity. This comes only weeks after the announcement that they would begin to sell the opportunity for Authorized Representatives to sell their Logistics Suite of Software along with their other software products.

(PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- In an effort to provide several industries access to their ground breaking software, IBP Corporation Inc has authorized it’s current and future licensee’s the ability to begin selling several of its services. IBP Corporation Inc’s software suites include: HTTP://WWW.IBPCorporationinc.com Http://www.Epawnauction.com Http://WWW.Pawnshopauction.com Http://WWW.Icantrackit.com Http://WWW.LTCquickbid.com

All of these software suites are directed at increasing efficiency within their respective industries.

Here is a brief description of each web program:
WWW.IBPCorporationinc.com IBP's corporate licensee site that provides all the information that a prospective licensee needs. This site provides an overview of all the Web applications that IBP Corporation currently has available.

www.Epawnauction.com and www.Pawnshopauctionnetwork.com This site is designed to increase the cycle rate of pawnshop inventory. Additionally, this site provides a subscription based advertising media that allows Pawnshops to use www.Pawnshopauctionnetwork.com and www.epawnauction.com to sell their inventory. Additionally, this site allows the pawnbrokers the ability to continue to sell their inventory the traditional method and delete the auction should they sell it in their store. Additionally, the buyers on this site should feel secure in buying their inventory from the pawnshops as each of the pawnshops are required to be licensed in their respective states and IBP Corporation maintains the records of these registrations. This Online Auction site only allows pawnshops as its sellers.

WWW.Icantrackit.com A pure logistics program that allows project managers the ability to manage their soft goods in any warehouse either large or small without the customer or warehouse having to spend significant capital for on going projects. Imagine being able to match received inventory from across the country without having to invest heavily in software licensee. www.Icantrackit.com provides a portal in which the warehouse receives the inventory in real time while the project manager and accounting can see the information in real time. This LTL tool provides a significant increase of visability.

WWW.LTCquickbid.com Can you imagine being able to have competitive pricing every time you needed to ship a pallet or Less Than A Truck Load freight, LTL, well that’s exactly what IBP Corporation did. Their revolutionary web application allows the shipper to utilize a completely free tool to capture the best possible shipping rates on any LTL freight requirement. Just fill out a one on-line form and have transportation companies beating down your door to give you the best pricing. By taking advantage of “Dead Head” miles and increasing efficiency in filling the trailers that would otherwise go half full. Talking about a win/win for everyone. Full trailers for the transportation companies and deeply discounted freight rates for the shipper, you Can’t get any better.

For more information, contact IBP Corporation Inc at 205-823-4015 or email us at e-mail protected from spam bots

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May 02, 2022

i9Check’s Electronic I-9 Form Completion Software to be Made Available at the UPS Stores

i9Check, the leader in I-9 form completion software, teams up with The UPS Stores to solve the problem of remote I-9 form completion

Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 2, 2022 -- i9Check LLC is pleased to announce its agreement with the UPS Stores where the UPS Stores will offer i9Check’s sophisticated electronic I-9 form completion software to process a company’s I-9 forms for remote new hires.

In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act required all U.S. employers to verify the employment authorization of all employees hired after November 6, 1986. These verifications are recorded and maintained on the I-9 form for each employee; companies must be ready to present them to a Department of Homeland Security or Department of Labor agent in the event of an audit. Preparing, reviewing, and correcting I-9 forms is a tedious but essential task-- failure to comply could lead to civil penalties, fines, and even imprisonment.

Remote new hires pose a difficult scenario for companies who do not have a local branch office to meet with the new employee and process his/her I-9 form. While I-9 regulations permit 3rd parties to complete the I-9 form on behalf of an employer, companies have a difficult time referring their new hires to knowledgeable representatives who can competently complete the form. It is in this specific area that Human Resources departments struggle to maintain I-9 records for each remote employee. Too often record-keeping is poor or non-existent.

The i9Check/UPS Stores partnership solves this problem. There are over 3,300 USP Stores across the country, and Human Resources departments can now refer their remote new hires to a local UPS Store to complete the I-9 form. UPS Store representatives will access the i9Check software to quickly produce an I-9 form that is complete and legally compliant.

Because of its user-friendly design, i9Check software simplifies the I9 form completion process by guiding users to proper completion of the I-9 form. Help tips, drop-down menus, and sample documents are readily available to guide the user through the entire process. Created by a team of I-9 legal counsel and IT experts, i9Check software provides protections against discriminatory and illegal conduct. Companies sending their new hires to the UPS Stores can be confident the I-9 form will be completed properly.

U.S. companies working with a large number of remote new hires can now comply with I-9 employment eligibility regulations with ease. The combination of i9Check’s expert I-9 software with the UPS Stores’ strong presence across the country will enable companies to finally get a grip on the vexing problem of remote I-9 form completion.

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May 01, 2022

Diamond Phoenix Expands DirectPick Paperless Picking Technologies

Diamond Phoenix, an integrator of order fulfillment systems, recently introduced voice-directed picking to its family of DirectPick technologies. This addition comes on the heels of several upgrades that have been made to the overall DirectPick system. These changes not only offer greater flexibility for the customer, but they allow Diamond Phoenix to provide the best possible solution for a customer’s unique situation.

(PRWEB) April 30, 2022 -- Diamond Phoenix, an integrator of order fulfillment systems, recently introduced voice-directed picking to its family of DirectPick technologies. This addition comes on the heels of several upgrades that have been made to the overall DirectPick system. These changes not only offer greater flexibility for the customer, but they allow Diamond Phoenix to provide the best possible solution for a customer’s unique situation.

DirectPick Voice-Directed Picking utilizes Vocollect's “hands-free, eyes-free” voice-directed work solutions and is applicable in a variety of applications, from order entry to replenishment. This technology allows a user to manage picking assignments and product selections, monitor the selection process in real time, reprioritize activities and manage emergency orders or behind-schedule deliveries, measure productivity of individual selectors and selector teams, and much more. The addition of voice-directed picking to the family of DirectPick paperless picking technologies, which currently includes pick to light and RF picking, allows Diamond Phoenix to apply the most appropriate solution for a customer based on data-driven analysis.

Recent upgrades to the DirectPick system include the addition of consistent reporting and analysis tools across each of the DirectPick technologies, which increases the “ease of use” for the customer. DirectPick 3G (3rd Generation) Lights have also been released; these new short digital displays and beacons leverage the robust and flexible features of DirectPick, while serving more applications with smaller SKUs in broader environments.

Diamond DirectPick has been implemented successfully at several customer sites, including Elizabeth Arden, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Gold Canyon Candle. “With the ever growing and dynamic capabilities of DirectPick Lights, Voice and RF, Diamond Phoenix continues to deliver exceptional value and performance to our clients,” said Greg Chaffee, Vice President of DirectPick at Diamond Phoenix.

For more information, visit http://www.diamondphoenix.com.

Diamond Phoenix is the industry leader providing integrated materials handling solutions for order fulfillment systems. Diamond Phoenix is headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, Salt Lake City, UT, Grand Rapids, MI, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA, and London, England. For more information about Diamond Phoenix products and services, go to www.diamondphoenix.com.

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Diamond Phoenix Changes Paradigm of Warehouse Software Systems

Diamond Phoenix, an integrator of material handling systems, recently introduced a new software package that changes the traditional architecture of warehouse and distribution software. This new package optimizes labor and equipment to achieve higher productivity, reduced capital expense and improved return on investment.

(PRWEB) April 30, 2022 -- Diamond Phoenix, an integrator of material handling systems, recently introduced a new software package that changes the traditional architecture of warehouse and distribution software. This new package optimizes labor and equipment to achieve higher productivity, reduced capital expense and improved return on investment.


The Diamondware Warehouse Execution System (WES) 3.0, synchronizes order fulfillment, material handling systems, and shipping systems, bringing many traditional execution level functions into one application. This simplifies overall software integration and reduces IT costs by requiring only one interface to interact with the entire system. In addition, because orders continuously flow through the system, overall equipment costs are significantly reduced and the traditional “waves” seen in most systems are eliminated.

The WES includes 5 optional modules: Work Planning, Order Processing, Material Flow, Shipping, and the Management Support Suite.

Work Planning verifies the availability of inventory and labor to fulfill orders and releases those orders to fulfillment areas in a manner that ensures the highest possible productivity. This module includes several components, such as replenishment, slotting, waveless release, and manpower planning.

Order Processing is the host interface to which orders are downloaded. Orders are then directly executed by the various fulfillment modules or they proceed through the waveless release process. This module manages all types of paperless and automated picking technologies and includes order routing and cubing.

Material Flow handles sortation control, zone routing, and buffer management.

The Shipping Module prints container content lists for all items picked into a container. These lists can also be produced on RFID tags, making WES the first split case picking system integrated with RFID.

The Management Support Suite ties together the mechanical systems, fulfillment software and supervisory personnel to ensure a well-managed operation. This module includes productivity reporting, graphical user interface (GUI) systems monitoring, mobile management via handheld devices and a maintenance management component which enables the maintenance department to be proactive in maintaining equipment.

“The Diamondware Warehouse Execution System fundamentally changes the traditional architecture of warehousing and distribution software by refocusing the WMS on database related activities like managing inventory, orders and the associated paperwork and documentation necessary for efficient operation. WES is the missing layer that ties everything together, managing material flow and order execution in an integrated manner,” said Tom Coyne, CEO of Diamond Phoenix.

For more information, visit http://www.diamondphoenix.com.

Diamond Phoenix is the industry leader providing integrated materials handling solutions for order fulfillment systems. Diamond Phoenix is headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Charlotte, NC, Salt Lake City, UT, Grand Rapids, MI, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, Cleveland, OH, Atlanta, GA, and London, England. For more information about Diamond Phoenix products and services, go to www.diamondphoenix.com.

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