Jumpstart

RedPrairie Corp., Waukesha, WI, installed a complete radio frequency identification (RFID) labeling system at Ocean Spray's Sulphur Springs, TX, distribution center in three days. The juice producer put the RFID solution in place to tag cases of product being sent to Wal-Mart distribution centers in Texas.

Ukrop's Super Markets, Richmond, VA, will implement the DSD Vendor Program from Synergy Systems, also in Richmond, to improve vendor service in its 28 retail food stores and Joe's Market outlets.

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, KS, has chosen Edict Systems, Dayton, OH, as its supplier of electronic data interchange (EDI) systems to the 1,500 stores it serves in a 21-state distribution area.

Unified Western Grocers, Los Angeles, has chosen Iteration2, Irvine, CA, to provide Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Micro-soft Axapta) as the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for its Manufacturing Division.

Arctic Cold Storage, St. Cloud, MN, added 2.4 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled storage space to a dedicated storage facility for Hormel Foods subsidiary Jennie-O Turkey and has expanded its use of the SmartEnterprise software solution from Headwater Technology Solutions, Markham, Ontario, Canada, adding more users and greater capabilities for wireless technologies and electronic data interchange (EDI) transactions.

Frozen Assets Cold Storage, Chicago, has gone live with the Freight Logix transportation management system (TMS) from Headwater Technology Solutions, Markham, Ontario, Canada, to build and manage pooled loads, less-than-truckload and truckload shipments from its 250,000-square-foot facility.

Atlanta-based AmeriCold has expanded facilities in Albertville, AL; Columbia, SC; and West Point, MS, to accommodate the increased space demands of customers in the Southeast. The projects have also included a number of capital improvements, such as the addition of blast cells, material handling equipment and storage racks and improvements to refrigeration systems.

Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Quincy, MA, has selected the Blue Sky Insight Web-based dashboard application from Blue Sky Logistics, Dallas, to create a set of alerts that identify areas of the operation that require immediate attention.

Soft drink supplier Cott Corp., Toronto, will implement a complete transportation management system from Transplace, Plano, TX, and forecasting, replenishment and collaborative vendor managed inventory solutions from Manugistics, Rockville, MD, across its entire North American distribution system.

After successfully implementing the Food Spend Management solution from Redwood City, CA-based Instill at its Hardee's chain, CKE Restaurants, Carpinteria, CA, will extend the solution to all 1,042 of its Carl's Jr. and 101 La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants to optimize systemwide food purchasing.

Bulk and specialty foods distributor Tzetzo Bros., Buffalo, NY, is replacing its paper-based warehouse management system with the Vocollect Voice application from Pittsburgh-based Vocollect and the TekSpeech order picking solution from Psion Teklogix, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Dutch food retail conglomerate Ahold has spun off its North Star Foodservice, unit, based in Greenville, SC, as a separate entity from U.S. Foodservice, Columbia, MD. The unit, which operates 12 facilities and has a fleet of 750 trucks and 1,100 trailers, will assume responsibility for supplying all the multi-unit chain restaurant accounts previously held by U.S. Foodservice.

 

 

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