Barilla America Inc., the Bannockburn, IL-based division of The Barilla Group, has selected Voyager Solutions from Atlanta-based Logility Inc. to strengthen manufacturing planning, increase production efficiency and boost customer service levels.
Restaurant chain El Pollo Loco Inc., Irvine, CA, is implementing Food Spend Management, a web-based hosted solution from Instill Corp., Redwood City, CA. The solution helps foodservice operators capture the full value of their contracts by monitoring and enforcing unit compliance with order guides while identifying contract price variances, purchases eligible for rebates and other cost savings.
The ProStar tractor from International Truck and Engine Corp., Warrenville, IL, has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as a SmartWay eligible tractor for its significantly better environmental and fuel consumption performance compared to traditional tractors and trailers. The specifications are aimed at achieving fuel savings of between 10 and 20 percent, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and significantly reducing air pollutants.
Denton, TX-based Peterbilt Motor Co.'s two most aerodynamic trucks, the Models 387 and 386, have also been recognized as fuel efficient and environment friendly by the EPA's SmartWay program.
Molson Coors, Montreal and Denver, has installed Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0, the latest version of the supply chain and optimization software from Infor Global Solutions, Alpharetta, GA. The brewer is using the solution to streamline its supply chain, which incorporates more than 750 product lines across six breweries and 40 distribution centers.
H.E. Butt Grocery Co., San Antonio, TX, has selected Eqos Inc.'s business solutions to support and expand its global sourcing and supplier management operations, as well as enhance private label offerings by improving supply chain collaboration and visibility. Eqos is based in Burlington, MA.
United Dairy Farmers, a Cincinnati-based ice cream maker, will upgrade its existing storage system with the Savanna.NET warehouse management system from Westfalia Technologies, York, PA.
Los Angeles-based Unified Western Grocers Inc. has ordered 85 Utility brand refrigerated van trailers with Permalogic dome lamp controllers from Phillips Industries, Santa Fe Springs, CA. The controllers cut the lamp's power if a driver accidently leaves it on.
Lance Inc., Charlotte, NC, is streamlining its mobile field sales and delivery operations with RouteACE software from Apacheta Corp., San Diego, and MC9090 mobile computers from Motorola, Holtsville, NY.
Food Logistics would like to thank the International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA) for contributing the story "Railroads Rebuilding Trust In Perishables Services" that appeared in the April 2007 issue on page 10. The IRTA is a non-profit organization that represents companies involved in the transportation of goods requiring temperature and atmospheric control.
In the March 2007 issue of Food Logistics, Denis Reilly's name was misspelled on page 11. Reilly is the president of transportation for Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Brentwood, TN. Also, the wrong photo of a Kenworth truck appeared in the Annual Truck Report on page 28. Kenworth has replaced the pictured model, which was a T600, with the model shown below, the T660. Food Logistics regrets these errors.