Congratulations are in order to Mr. John Joyce, Faure Brothers Corporation – our Hammond client on his new responsibilities

Faure Brothers Corporation (dba – Gateway Warehouse, Great Lakes Warehouse and Illiana Transit Warehouse) is pleased to announce John Joyce has been appointed Vice President of Operations. John has been filling an operational role for over a year (initially to support a new client) and then to fill in for Bill Crohan during Bill’s long… Read more »

ILA Dockworkers Approve Contract

International Longshoremen’s Association members overwhelmingly ratified a six-year contract for East and Gulf coast dockworkers in a coastwide referendum Tuesday. The ILA’s unofficial tally showed the contract won an 88 percent “yes” vote, with 7,192 in favor, 932 opposed, and 33 voided ballots. The union said all locals approved the contract, the first time in modern… Read more »

Wolfsburg Mayor in Chattanooga

The former mayor of Chattanooga’s newest sister city flew to the city last week to meet with outgoing Mayor Ron Littlefield before Littlefield leaves office next month. On the eve of his 4,500-mile trip to Chattanooga, former Wolfsburg Mayor Rolf Schnellecke also greeted a delegation of Chattanooga business leaders in his hometown in Germany. Schnellecke,… Read more »

Kenco’s Kristi Montgomery presenting on 3PL Technology Integration at Aberdeen SCM Summit

Kenco’s Kristi Montgomery, vice president, IT, will discuss “3PL Technology Integration” at the upcoming Aberdeen Supply Chain Management (SCM) Summit, taking place April 9–10, 2013 in Chicago. Montgomery will identify issues that companies should address when transitioning to a new 3PL partner. Along with other IT leaders, she will explore how technology integration and data… Read more »

Congratulations are in order to our Hayward, Sacramento, Stockton, California client!

California Warehouse President Receives IWLA Distinguished Service Award The International Warehouse Logistics Association recently presented its 2013 Distinguished Service and Leadership Award to Jere Van Puffelen, CLP, president of PRISM Team Services, Inc., in Danville, Calif. The Distinguished Service and Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to IWLA and to the warehouse-based third-party logistics… Read more »

Reasons for Selecting 3PLs Are Changing

Third-party logistics providers continue to be the recipients of outsourcing requirements and have grown to provide a critical business capability, but the business rationale in selecting an outsourcing part­ner appears to be changing. The use of 3PLs remains com­pelling, with shipping compa­nies continuing to report pro­ductivity gains – along with cost reduction and service enhancement… Read more »