March 19, 2022

Belmont Abbey College’s Professor, Attorney David Neipert to Speak at International Business Seminar on Legal Issues in Business Abroad

Associate professor of international business, David Neipert’s lecture entitled, “Update from a Trade Lawyer’s Notebook,” will be held on April 7, 2022 at 5:30 PM in the Harris Center at Belmont Abbey College.

Belmont, NC (PRWEB) March 19, 2022 -- Belmont Abbey College’s associate professor David Neipert will be the latest presenter in an ongoing series of specifically designed international business seminars being exclusively offered at the Abbey for business leaders preparing for the Certified Global Business Professional designation.

Neipert’s lecture entitled, “Update from a Trade Lawyer’s Notebook,” will be held on April 7, 2022 at 5:30 PM in the Harris Center at Belmont Abbey College.

Registration for the seminar is $250 per attendee. Discounts are available. Enrollment is limited. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Carol Brooks at 704.825.6661 or via email at e-mail protected from spam bots, or Alison Cookson at 704.825.6897 or via email at e-mail protected from spam bots.

The seminar will focus on several subjects including, product certifications and standards, updates on major trade legislation and treaties and their effects on trade, recent developments in regional integration and its impact, as well as the effects of The European Union, Mercosur (South American trade area), NAFTA and the World Trade Organization.

A member of the State Bar of Texas, in addition to the Texas-Mexico Bar Association, Texas International Law Section and the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators, Neipert will deliver insight into a number of U.S. laws and major international agreements that affect the way business is conducted. Discussion will center on protection of rights to performances, handling of nuclear materials, preferences to imports from the Caribbean Basin and other areas, commercial use of the oceans, airspace, etc.

The seminar will also cover issues where U.S. businesses frequently run into trouble when attempting to do trade internationally, including the regulation of advertising in foreign countries and foreign distributor agreement considerations.

Neipert, who currently teaches international business courses on commercial law, management, marketing, commercial agreements, and trade, has been an associate professor at Belmont Abbey College since 2003.

Prior to teaching at the Abbey, Neipert was an assistant professor of international business at the University of Texas Pan American for seven years, where he earned an Outstanding Faculty Award in 2002. A Fulbright Scholar, Neipert has also taught at Tartu University in Estonia and served as a visiting professor of international business at a number of other colleges and universities abroad, including those in Finland, Poland, Costa Rica and Germany. Prior to a career in teaching, Neipert had his own private law practice and had even served as a municipal judge (Bishop, Texas).

Neipert earned a marketing degree from Texas A&M; University (1970), MBA in international trade from Texas A&M; International University (1991) and JD from South Texas College of Law (1975).

The author of numerous publications, including three textbooks, Neipert is also a member of a national committee to develop a certification examination for trade professionals.

Neipert’s talk is one in a series of eight advanced seminars Belmont Abbey College’s International Business Studies Program has designed to help prepare those who wish to sit for the first national CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional) credentialing examination scheduled for this year in New Orleans. The seminars provide advanced treatment of certain subjects in the areas of global commerce. The national exam’s four cognitive domains are global business management, global marketing, supply chain management, and trade finance.

Although the lecture series does not guarantee a passing grade on the professional exam, nor will all possible areas of the exam be covered, the seminars are designed to treat complicated processes, especially those in supply chain management, and trade finance and will enhance the likelihood of passing in those areas. Attendees should not expect the series to replicate or replace academic studies or practical experiences. CEUs are available when authorized.

Ranked one of the best liberal arts colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report, Belmont Abbey College celebrates excellence and virtue steeped in its 128 year Catholic Benedictine heritage. It is home to students from over 34 states and 17 countries and welcome everyone from any background or tradition committed to this vision of excellence and virtue. The campus consists of the College, the Monastery and the Abbey Basilica, which can be found on its sprawling 650 acres of picturesque landscape.

Just minutes from Charlotte, NC, the nation’s second largest banking center, Belmont Abbey College offers students numerous internship opportunities and career placement.

The College believes in development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. By offering a wide array of clubs and activities including, Division II athletics, theatre, publications, and study abroad, Belmont Abbey College invests in the personal growth of its students.

Founded in 1876, the College celebrates its heritage and is inspired by the Benedictine monastic tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the College and Abbey Basilica greet thousands of visitors each year.

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March 17, 2022

DDL Testing Services Recruits MTS Veteran - New Materials Product Manager Grows DDL Product/Material Testing Dept.

DDL Testing Services recruits new materials product manager to grow the DDL product and material testing department.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 17, 2022 -- http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL Inc., a MN-based package, product & material testing laboratory, has recruited MTS veteran Alan Gale as its new materials product testing manager, in an effort to expand its product and material testing department.

DDL recognizes that the material and product testing market is rapidly growing, particularly in the medical device industry. Since 2004, DDL has seen its medical device product testing sales rise from 5% to 15% of its total business.

“Recruiting Alan Gale is a strategic move on our part,” said John Hart, DDL President, “we are eager to take advantage of his tenured experience and product test expertise in order to further expand our product and material testing department.”

Throughout his 27-year career at MTS Systems Corporation, where he held various positions from Project Engineer, Technical Support Specialist to Inventory Manager and Product Manager, Gale was constantly recognized by management for “excellent performance, exceeding position requirements and work planning goals”.

“DDL has state-of-the-art product testing machinery in place in its laboratory, including sophisticated tensile testing systems and vibration testing machines,” said Gale. “I am delighted to lead a product and material testing department which obviously has so much potential.”

In addition to DDL materials and product testing services, Gale will be offering “PackAdvice”, complimentary pre-and-post product, materials and package testing consultation, designed to help DDL customers achieve and exceed compliance with industry standards.

About DDL Testing Services & DDL West:
DDL 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, PackAdvice. DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California.

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

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March 15, 2022

Robert A. Cameron & Associates Announces An Online 360 Degree Program that Provides An Assessment Of A Manager’s Leadership Skills As Perceived By Others

An effective leadership development program should include an assessment of a manager’s strengths and weaknesses by the people they work with. Perception equals fact so knowing how others evaluate the manager’s skills helps bring focus to the leadership areas needing the most development.

(PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- Robert A. Cameron & Associates offers an innovative online leadership development program through Profiles International’s unique Checkpoint 360 Degree Feedback System. The program combines direct feedback by direct reports, peers, and supervisor, with a personalized program for developing specific leadership skills based on that feedback. By learning the perceptions of the people around the leader you can identify and capture both the leader’s strengths as well as areas that require development.

Employees don't quit companies, they quit managers. That is why it is critical to discover how a manager's perception of themselves compares to the perception their peers, subordinates, and superior have of them. Perception equals fact, but unless it is measured, it can’t be changed. The result of not knowing a manager’s perceived weaknesses is typically employee turnover, particularly within the ranks of your top performers.

Deploying the 360 degree survey is very easy. Leaders and the people who they interact with the most participate in a 20 minute online survey that evaluates 18 critical skill sets. Anonymity is maintained by grouping the participants' answers. A powerful, full color report is created showing areas of alignment as well as gaps in the perception of their skills. This report provides tangible information to help the leader as well as the organization improve. From that point, leaders are able to participate in an individualized Skillbuilder series of programs to build on the area identified through the Checkpoint 360 Degree Feedback System.

Leadership skill sets assessed in the Checkpoint 360:
• Listens to others
• Processes information
• Communicates effectively
• Instills trust
• Provides direction
• Delegates responsibly
• Adjusts to circumstances
• Thinks creatively
• Builds personal relationships
• Facilitates team success
• Works efficiently
• Works competently
• Takes action
• Achieves results
• Cultivates individual talents
• Motivates successfully
• Displays commitment
• Seeks improvement

This validated assessment provides a very complete analysis as to where a manager's performance is rated by the people they work with, and by themselves. More effective managers will impact a business in a number of positive ways, most notably employee retention and the bottom line.

For more information on this leadership development assessment contact Robert A. Cameron & Associates, Weston FL, a Strategic Business Partner of Profiles International. They work with employers to help them increase the effectiveness of their employee selection and development. They can be reached at 954-385-8701 at www.racameron.com

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March 11, 2022

DCL Helps Customers Manage Hazardous Shipments

(PRWEB) March 11, 2022 -- Direct Container Line (DCL), a global NVOCC, announces a new department solely dedicated to enforcing compliance with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) regulations for hazardous material shipments and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

Tighter restrictions on hazardous shipments have left shippers and forwarders with swirling heads, empty pockets and rolled freight. The DCL Hazardous Materials Department sets out to eliminate these problems for customers.

“Both our company and our customers rely on how successful we are with getting correct information and ensuring all shipments are marked and labeled. One hazardous shipment in a container affects everyone,” explained Greg Scott, Chicago Traffic and Warehouse Manager, “which means that if someone in the chain gets the information wrong, the ripple effect can impact others in the chain”.

The Hazardous Materials Department is also important for customers of non-hazardous shipments. Eric Fischer, who was brought on to head the team as Hazardous Materials Manager, strongly emphasized that the team will ensure hazardous and non-hazardous shipments alike will not be rolled due to problems with compliance. As a new department, Mr. Fischer says an important step for success will be helping educate customers on the current rules outlined by DOT and the IMDG Code.

The Hazardous Materials Department has authority to hold freight based on the accuracy of information provided in the Hazardous Declaration form (Haz Dec) and Master Bill of Lading. Customers send the documents directly to the department via the team’s centralized fax number (877-429-6222) or the centralized email (e-mail protected from spam bots). The team divides the documents into sizable chunks according to shipping destination and prioritizes the bookings according to the most recent cut off date. The cut off dates are determined by when the company must declare hazardous shipments with the steam ship line.

The new department is taking on responsibility that was previously spread over all the customer service offices in the country so communication will be very important. Mr. Fischer said the department is currently in its infancy stage but will be working hard to become as effective and efficient as possible.

“Compliance is the absolute goal for our department,” Mr. Fischer firmly stated, “The oversights we catch will save all our customers a tremendous amount of money and time."

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

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March 10, 2022

Maddocks Releases the Command Center™ Performance Management Tool for Trucking Fleets

Maddocks Systems Inc., a leading supplier of transportation software solutions and the developers of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) enterprise software, have announced the release of the Command Center™. A powerful management tool to provide fleet executives access to real-time performance information. The Command Center provides one central location to measure, analyze and visually display vital information from every area of a trucking organization.

(PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- Maddocks Systems Inc., a leading supplier of transportation software solutions and the developers of TruckMate for Windows (TM4Win) enterprise software, have announced the release of the Command Center™. A powerful management tool to provide fleet executives access to real-time performance information. The Command Center provides one central location to measure, analyze and visually display vital information from every area of a trucking organization.

“The Command Center is designed to shift trucking fleets away from traditional information reporting to focusing on key performance indicators that drive revenue and business expansion,” said Bob Maddocks, President and CEO of Maddocks Systems Inc. “By leaping ahead of simple exception alert tools, we are able to deliver real-time performance information specific to the needs of each individual manager and fleet executive.”

The Command Center launches directly from the users desktop, pulling data from daily and historical information entered by operational staff including; dispatching, billing, customer service and accounting departments. Managers can easily design customized screens of information, displayed in expandable cells that monitor the company’s unique key performance indicators (KPI’s).

“We have developed an online library where clients can gain access to hundreds of available KPI’s designed for specific trucking segments,” added Maddocks. “We have developed over one hundred standard KPI’s but clients are encouraged to submit KPI’s and exchange performance monitoring ideas with other trucking fleets.”

Corporate Traffic Inc. a full-service logistics management company based in Jacksonville, Florida that also runs a trucking fleet understands the challenge of managing information. Corporate currently uses the Command Center to focus down to the daily level of operational data and gathers up to the minute updates rather than depending on weekly summaries.

“Information in real-time is simply more effective than after the fact reports,” explained Chris Cline President of Corporate Traffic Inc. “By carefully monitoring sales, dispatching and customer behavior we can identify areas of opportunity and generate additional revenue.”

Maddocks Systems Inc. is also encouraging all interested fleet executives to view a short demonstration video of this powerful new product by visiting www.maddocks.ca/kpi

Founded in 1981, Maddocks Systems Inc. (www.maddockssystems.com) is a leading provider of software solutions exclusively to the transportation and logistics industry. Truckmate for Windows is an enterprise-wide client server product designed to meet the needs of Truckload, LTL, Brokerage/Logistics, Bulk, Intermodal and Private carriers. With over 450 installed systems, Maddocks is the number one provider of Windows client-server trucking software solutions.

For More Information Contact:
Neal Cranna, Marketing Manager
Maddocks Systems Inc.
800.663.0626 Ext: 125

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Renowned Business Guru, Dr Eli Goldratt, Makes His Viable Vision Offer to Top Executives; Companies to Receive Free ‘Vision Work’ from Dr Eli Goldratt

Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, author of the international best-selling business book “The Goal” will be in Bogota on April 5, Chicago April 8, Amsterdam April 19, and Kiev April 21 for his Viable Vision Offer world tour. Other countries on the 2005 tour include: China, Chile, Hungary, India, and Brazil. The Viable Vision Offer is based on Goldratt’s body of work in the Theory of Constraints (TOC). Goldratt defines a Viable Vision as the specific strategy and tactics to turn a company’s current sales level into their profit level within 4 years. For example, a $100 million sales company will achieve a $100 million profit level within 4 years.

(PRWEB) March 10, 2022 -- During the Viable Vision Offer Event Goldratt will outline the process, demonstrate the outstanding results achieved, and finally make an offer to companies in attendance to develop their Viable Vision at no additional charge. Of the 100 companies that have considered Goldratt’s Viable Vision Offer thus far, over 70 of them have embarked on this process. These 70 companies range in sales from $1 million to several billion. Worldwide, approximately 5,000 companies or 6% of firms use the Theory of Constraints.

Eli Goldratt is an educator, author, physicist, philosopher, and business leader, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv University and his Masters of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University. First published in 1984, “The Goal” has now sold more than 3 million copies and is still selling more than 30,000 copies monthly. He has worked with many of the world's largest corporations and holds patents in a number of areas ranging from medical devices to drip irrigation and temperature sensors. Much of the core knowledge of Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints can be gleaned through his Socratic novels: “The Goal”, “It’s Not Luck”, “Critical Chain”, and “Necessary But Not Sufficient”; in addition to his many other publications.

The Viable Vision Offer Event is designed for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Presidents, and Business Owners who are looking for substantial bottom-line growth and would like the insight and direction of one of the world’s leading business experts. Where most seminars leave you to figure out how the content applies to your specific situation, Dr Goldratt is offering to do just that at no additional cost. He will send out one of his representatives to collect the necessary data to construct a Viable Vision and after careful consideration and review, he will determine whether or not the organization has a Viable Vision. If there is one, Goldratt will personally conduct a 2 hour meeting with up to 3 top executives from that company to present their Viable Vision.

For information and reservations, please visit www.Viable-vision.com.
For information regarding Goldratt Consulting, please visit www.GoldrattConsulting.com

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March 08, 2022

IntelliTrack Expands Overseas Agencies in Australia, UK, and South Africa

Businesses Worldwide Use IntelliTrack to Manage their Assets

Hunt Valley, MD (PRWEB) March 8, 2022 -- IntelliTrack Inc., the leading manufacturer of affordable bar code and RFID tracking software, has expanded its international representation in Australia, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. The additional sales agencies will provide better technical support to customers, and supply compatible hardware from manufacturers such as Symbol Technologies and PSC Inc. IntelliTrack already has a large installed base in foreign markets. Its software is available in both English and French languages.

In Australia, IntelliTrack has appointed Ayr Data Systems of New South Wales to be its representative. Ayr Data Systems is a large integration firm and distributor serving primarily retail and manufacturing markets. Their team of 60 programmers, engineers and project managers integrates automated data collection systems with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and Point of Sale (POS) systems.

Barcode Solutions Co UK Ltd of Cambridge, England is now marketing IntelliTrack software in the United Kingdom. Barcode Solutions is a distributor, and also a data collection shopintegration company. They sell hardware, printers, and inventory and tracking systems. Their target market includes any businesses that needs require barcode technology, and they also have a strong government segment.

Kemtek Imaging Systems (Pty) Ltd. represents IntelliTrack in South Africa. Kemtek's specialties include printing and graphics. Their barcode unit has 10 ten sales and support representatives who sell tracking solutions and warehouse management systems. Kemtek has a strong wireless data collection business, and they support Symbol and PSC hardware.

"We've been shipping IntelliTrack software overseas for a long time," said James Budniakiewicz, President of IntelliTrack. "For instance, our warehouse management system is used at four warehouses in Africa that store AIDS medication purchased by international donors. We're ready to help anyone, anywhere."

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

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

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

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March 03, 2022

Vanguard Logistics Now a Class A Company in China

Vanguard receives Class A license from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce

(PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- Vanguard Logistics Services, the agency arm of the NACA Logistics Group, announced that its Zhuhai PRC subsidiary received its Class A operating authority from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

"Our target is to become a leading freight service provider in China. We will be taking full advantage of the license by elevating the status of our existing set up in key markets such as Shanghai, Tianjin, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Qingdao," noted Regional Vice President for East Asia, Michael Tsui.

Vanguard now stands as one of the few non vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) to hold the right to independently practice business in China without the use of an agent or other separate company. The Class A license will provide Vanguard with the right to conduct international freight forwarding operations for air and ocean cargo and will cover both import and export traffic. The license also gives Vanguard the ability to issue invoices and transact business with its own personnel in China.

The license is a major step for the company in furthering the development of its new Global Resource Center (GRC), which will supplement operations world wide, and will push the GRC into position to noticeably improve the companys operations, which will in turn speed processes for Vanguards customers.

"The Class A license demonstrates the strength of our commitment to developing the mainland China market and enhancing our overall global network," explains Michael Dye, CEO Asia Pacific. "It also elevates our company's China operations and service capabilities to the highest level, which will enable us to better meet the global logistics requirements of our customer base."

An aerial view illustration of Zhuhai’s Southern Software Park depicts the Global Resource Center in the center of the park.

About Vanguard Logistics
Vanguard Logistics is a neutral CFS (Container Freight Station) warehouse operator in the USA and a part of the NACA Logistics group - one of the largest global non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC). NACA Logistics is a major global presence in the industry with agencies in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America. The NACA Logistics group of companies includes Brennan International Transport, Direct Container Line, Conterm Consolidation Services and Vanguard Logistics Services. For further information visit www.vanguardlogistics.com

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NACA Makes the Hazardous Shipment World a Little Less Hazardous to Navigate

NACA Logistics the first NVOCC to create a centralized hazardous material team

(PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- NACA Logistics, global NVOCC giant, announces a new department solely dedicated to enforcing compliance with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) regulations for hazardous material shipments and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.

Tighter restrictions on hazardous shipments have left shippers and forwarders with swirling heads, empty pockets and rolled freight. NACA Logistics’ Hazardous Materials Department sets out to eliminate these problems for customers.

“Both our company and our customers rely on how successful we are with getting correct information and ensuring all shipments are marked and labeled. One hazardous shipment in a container affects everyone,” explained Greg Scott, Chicago Traffic and Warehouse Manager, “which means that if someone in the chain gets the information wrong, the ripple effect can impact others in the chain”.

The Hazardous Materials Department is also important for customers of non-hazardous shipments. Eric Fischer, who was brought on to head the team as Hazardous Materials Manager, strongly emphasized that the team will ensure hazardous and non-hazardous shipments alike will not be rolled due to problems with compliance. As a new department, Mr. Fischer says an important step for success will be helping educate customers on the current rules outlined by DOT and the IMDG Code.

The Hazardous Materials Department has authority to hold freight based on the accuracy of information provided in the Hazardous Declaration form (Haz Dec) and Master Bill of Lading. Customers send the documents directly to the department via the team’s centralized fax number (877-HAZ-NACA) or the centralized email (e-mail protected from spam bots). The team divides the documents into sizable chunks according to shipping destination and prioritizes the bookings according to the most recent cut off date. The cut off dates are determined by when the company must declare hazardous shipments with the steam ship line.

The new department is taking on responsibility that was previously spread over all the customer service offices in the country so communication will be very important. Mr. Fischer said the department is currently in its infancy stage but will be working hard to become as effective and efficient as possible.

“Compliance is the absolute goal for our department,” Mr. Fischer firmly stated, “The oversights we catch will save all our customers a tremendous amount of money and time.

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

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March 02, 2022

Storstac, Inc. Kicks Off New Marketing Campaign with Launch of New Corporate Website

Storstac, Inc. has recently announced the availability of its new corporate website located at www.storstac.com

Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) March 2, 2022 -- Storstac, Inc. has recently announced the availability of its new corporate website located at www.storstac.com The new website features information on products and services, current special promotions, the ability to sign up for e-mail updates on general company information and inventory alerts, as well as some useful industry links.

“The website is the first of a few marketing initiatives we have planned in upcoming months,” said John Raddi, Vice President. “As a growing company, we are excited to feature our new image, which is incorporated into the look and feel of the site.”

Storstac plans to continue its efforts to serve existing and future customers by establishing and maintaining open lines of communications. “Our customers are extremely important to us,” said Storstac President, Vincent Ruggiero. “We are striving to be the leader in our industry through personalized relationships with our customers and our commitment to quality. We also look forward to maintaining strong relationships with our suppliers and industry contacts.”

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

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March 01, 2022

SEEBURGER and ScanSource Form Distribution Agreement

ScanSource to Supply SEEBURGER’s RFID Middleware, Furthering Its ‘RFID Edge’ Initiative for Resellers
SEEBURGER Inc., global provider of advanced business integration solutions, today announced the selection of its RFID Workbench software suite as a core middleware offering of ScanSource’s recently announced RFID Edge program, a comprehensive program designed to assist its value-added reseller network in successfully and profitably selling RFID solutions.

DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) March 1, 2022 -- SEEBURGER Inc., a global provider of advanced business integration solutions, today announced the selection of its RFID Workbench software suite as a core middleware offering in the RFID portfolio of well-known distributor ScanSource, Inc. SEEBURGER’s RFID Workbench data management software will link directly to tags and readers via integration adapters and form a key feature of ScanSource’s recently announced RFID Edge program, a comprehensive training, qualification, educational and support program designed to assist its value-added reseller network in successfully and profitably selling RFID solutions.

“To date much of the RFID focus has been on hardware, but an RFID deployment is not complete unless it includes the ability to filter and interpret the massive data streams so that meaningful actions can be taken and communicated to an organization’s ERP/WMS system,” said Paul Constantine, Vice President of Solutions and Services for ScanSource. “Middleware is the missing link, and SEEBURGER brings an impressive collection of capabilities that will enable our resellers to offer a complete solution from simulation to full-blown integration on the same platform.”

Specific factors behind ScanSource’s selection of RFID Workbench included the suite’s comprehensive functionality, scalability, ease of use, platform-independent Java-based architecture, and fast integration with any ERP or warehouse management system. Another key consideration was SEEBURGER’s 19 years of business integration experience across diverse vertical markets, which will assist ScanSource in its efforts to educate the reseller community about industry-specific RFID applications in areas ranging from consumer product goods and retail to the automotive, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.

“Barcode system resellers like ScanSource’s customers are ideal candidates to aid customers looking to integrate RFID into their existing AutoID processes, but they need considerable support to fully understand RFID technology and assemble complex RFID solutions,” said Philip Calderbank, SEEBURGER Vice President of RFID. “Through its RFID Edge program, ScanSource is the first organization to establish a program to assist resellers in this way, and this partnership provides an excellent opportunity for us to share our knowledge of RFID and software integration by supplying our middleware as well as supporting ScanSource’s educational programs.”

SEEBURGER’s RFID Workbench is EPC-compliant and available in various versions tailored to comply with most RFID market applications. It comes in three editions designed to meet an organization’s needs at different RFID implementation phases:
• RFID Workbench/Light, a simulation and development tool allowing users to model and fine-tune RFID infrastructure and processes;
• RFID Workbench/Standard, a standalone RFID solution including full event management and alarm activation as well as features such as tag verification, EPC/UPC product code matching, local event configuration, and graphical displays.
• RFID Workbench/PRO, enabling full integration of RFID tag data to an organization’s ERP/WMS/MES systems, linking of databases for filtering, comparison and analysis of RFID information, and forwarding of data to external partners for use in managing the supply chain.

The SEEBURGER software is the latest enhancement to ScanSource’s RFID Edge program aimed at meeting the need for RFID-trained resellers to support an ongoing expansion in RFID compliance mandates. The RFID Edge initiative will encompass educational events, best-of-breed vendor partnerships, internal expertise, a comprehensive web portal, and a full complement of RFID products from leading suppliers. These include handheld and fixed readers, thermal label printer/encoders, RFID tags and smart labels, as well as access to application software and middleware partners.

For more information on SEEBURGER’s RFID Workbench middleware solutions, visit http://www.seeburger.com/com/solutions_f.htm For more information on ScanSource’s RFID Edge initiative, visit www.scansource.com/rfidedge or call 800.944.2432

About SEEBURGER
SEEBURGER is a leading provider of global business integration solutions designed to optimize transactions throughout the extended enterprise by automating trading relationships with all partners regardless of their size and technical resources. Launched in 1986 to provide integration solutions to the automotive industry in Germany, the company today serves more than 6,000 customers in 35 countries and more than 15 industries through its flagship Business Integration Suite (BIS) and related products and services. SEEBURGER has global offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, including a U.S. office that has attracted blue-chip clients ranging from Hyundai to Whirlpool, Sega of America, Bosch-Siemens, Sunny Delight Beverage Company, C&H; Sugar and Goodyear since it opened in 1998. For more information, visit www.SEEBURGER.com

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. is a leading international distributor of specialty technology products, including automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) products through its ScanSource sales unit; Avaya voice, data and converged communications products through its Catalyst Telecom sales unit; communications products from Intel and NEC through its Paracon sales unit; and electronic security products through its ScanSource Security Distribution unit. The company serves the North American marketplace and has an international segment which sells AIDC and POS products in Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, ScanSource markets products from more than 90 technology manufacturers to over 15,000 value-added technology resellers and is committed to empowering them with tools and services designed to help them grow. For more information, call the toll-free sales telephone number at 800.944.2432 or visit www.scansource.com

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February 28, 2022

Family Business Succession Planning Done Right

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

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

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

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

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

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February 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

They can be accessed at www.scdigest.com

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

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

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

Contact Information
Dan Gilmore
937-671-6886

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MDRG Appoints DDL Package Testing Engineer as New VP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 22, 2022

Shipping Container and Portable Storage Company Led by Seasoned Industry Veteran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 21, 2022

Caribbean Shipping Services Adds Steve Cisek To Their Sales Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barbara Gallardo Joins Caribbean Shipping Sales Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vivian Diaz Joins Caribbean Shipping Sales Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 19, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For further information contact:

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

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

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February 18, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upcoming Xtalks Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Zarpac Begins Construction of New Corporate Headquarters

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

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

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

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

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February 16, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vanguard Logistics Adopts Wireless Warehouses in the USA

Vanguard optimizes operations with wireless technology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Vanguard Logistics
Vanguard Logistics is a neutral CFS (Container Freight Station) warehouse operator in the USA and a part of the NACA Logistics group - one of the largest global non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC). NACA Logistics is a major global presence in the industry with agencies in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America. The NACA Logistics group of companies includes Brennan International Transport, Direct Container Line, Conterm Consolidation Services and Vanguard Logistics Services. For further information visit www.vanguardlogistics.com

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NACA Logistics, Box Consolidators Enter Profitable Agreement

Market leaders on the North Atlantic join forces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 03, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 02, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 31, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 29, 2022

Multiple Examples of 24/7 Shift Schedules Are Now Available

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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January 28, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Press Contact:
Alec J. Rosen
786.457.6680

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January 21, 2022

Kagtooth Holdings Announces Record Profits

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody from Evo5 Corp was available for comment.

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