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Campbell Soup using QlikTech to analyze corporate data; Coca-Cola FEMSA signed contract for EDS information technology to help manage growth.


Campbell Soup Co., Camden, NJ, is using business intelligence software from Raynor, PA-based QlikTech to analyze corporate data to improve inventory control and ensure the right product mix is available to customers at the right time.

Mexico City-based Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and the second largest in the world, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract extension for EDS information technology services that will help it manage its growth. EDS is based in Plano, TX.

Dutch supermarket retailer CoopCodis is achieving higher accuracy and productivity rates in its distribution centers with a voice-based logistics solution from Inther Integrated System, Cary, IL. The voice solution seamlessly integrates with CoopCodis' SAP warehouse management system, requiring no middleware.

McLane Co. Inc., Temple, TX, has extended its service agreement for an additional five years with Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores. The Oklahoma City-based retailer operates over 190 locations in 31 states.

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association, Naples, FL, has released an updated edition of Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, a source book for those associated with the design, manufacture and service of bulk conveyors and components. It's available in both CD and print formats.

Wheeling, IL-based Orval Kent is optimizing its manufacturing business practices with SAP Business One. The pre-packaged refrigerated salad maker, a division of Chef Solutions LLC, is using SAP to accelerate time-to-market activities. SAP is based in Newton Square, PA.

RedPrairie Corp., Milwaukee, WI, and Voxware Inc., Lawrenceville, NJ, have formed a strategic integration of Voxware's voice solution and RedPrairie's warehouse management system. RedPrairie will resell Voxware's open voice software solution, which is built on recognized standards such as SOA and VoiceXML, providing unprecedented flexibility for RedPrairie and its customers.

Lawson Software, St. Paul, MN, has released QuickStep for Distribution, a pre-configured ERP package created specifically for the needs of distribution companies. The solution is designed to help distributors cut traditional ERP times by up to 50 percent, reducing the cost of implementation services and allowing firms to be up-and-running on their enterprise applications more quickly.

Chiquita Brands International Inc., Cincinnati, has signed agreements to sell its 12 refrigerated cargo vessels for $227 million. The ships will be chartered back from an alliance formed by Eastwind Maritime Inc. and NYKLauritzenCool AB.

Third-party logistics provider Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Brentwood, TN, was honored by the Hendricks County, IN, Economic Development Partnership with the 2006 Outstanding Economic Development Award. The award is presented to companies that demonstrate continued investment in the community.

PINC Solutions, Berkeley, CA, and C3 Solutions, Montreal, have formed a strategic partnership to integrate PINC's Yard Hound's RFID solution with C3's Yard Smart yard management solution. The combined solutions will be part of a yard management pilot project with a leading logistics and transportation provider during the summer of 2007.

 

 

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