Monthly Archives: March 2011

Penske Logistics Earns Ford Motor Company’s Gold World Excellence Award

Penske Logistics has been awarded Ford Motor Company’s Gold World Excellence Award. This is the third World Excellence Award Penske Logistics has earned from Ford and it is the second time the company has earned Gold. “We’re sincerely honored to … Continue reading

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Exel announces new business with Bristol-Myers Squibb and expansion of Midwest Footprint

Global biopharmaceutical company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, has chosen Exel as its third-party logistics provider handling its U.S. distribution. As part of the contract, Exel purchased the existing Bristol-Myers Squibb distribution centers in Mount Vernon, Ind., and will take over operations in … Continue reading

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Activant Anticipates More Virtual Collaboration in B2B Distribution

Activant Solutions Inc., a leading technology provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software for distributors and specialty retailers, shared its vision for using ERP systems of record in combination with social media to help wholesale distributors improve efficiencies, customer engagement … Continue reading

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Toyota expects to halt production at some North American factories

Toyota said it expects to halt production at some of its North American factories due to shortages of parts from Japan following the devastating earthquake. The automaker said it was unclear which facilities would be affected or how long the … Continue reading

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Sony says supply-chain woes to affect Five more plants

Sony said on Tuesday shortages of parts and materials would force it to reduce or suspend production at five additional plants in Japan following the catastrophic earthquake this month. The plants, mostly in central and southern Japan, make products from … Continue reading

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ISM Index at Highest Level in Nearly Seven Years

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 19th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 21st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®. The report was … Continue reading

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