Park City Group, Inc. (OTCBB: PCYG), a leading provider of inventory and labor optimization solutions for retailers, today announced that its Supply Chain Profit Link (SCPL) data management and business intelligence tool has added a tenth supermarket retail customer and is on track to exceed its earlier growth outlook. During the month of May 2007, the Company added three prominent supermarket retailers to its increasing list of Supply Chain Profit Link Customers to bring the total number of retailers on the program to ten. Two of the three retailers added in May are divisions of one of the Top 5 supermarket retailers worldwide and the third is one of the leading retailers in Canada. Additionally, Park City Group added five more supermarket categories to the program bringing the current number to twenty-six. This rapid acceptance and expansion of the program exceeds earlier outlooks by the Company.
May 31, 2007
Prescient Applied Intelligence, Inc. the provider of supply chain and commerce solutions for retailers and suppliers, recenlty announced that Pentel of America has implemented Prescient’s vendor managed inventory (VMI) solution. Pentel conducts VMI with McLane, an industry leader in distribution that services more than 50,000 retail locations and distributes Pentel’s products to Wal-Mart.
China’s leading professional organization to run the first of Supply Chain Management Basic Courses Series in Shanghai on June 4-5
It’s ironic that China is the factory, and hence the supply chain centre of the world, and yet not many people feel they are qualified enough in the field of supply chain. Not even seasoned professionals from leading global companies.
This is the reason why the China Supply Chain Council is organising a “Supply Chain Management Basics 101″ training programme on 4-5 June 2007 to help supply chain managers in China getting back to basics on what supply chain management is all about in China.
Congestion at North America’s West Coast ports and continuing capacity problems at major European ports have complicated the sourcing equation to such an extent that companies need to consider alternatives, experts at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) say.
Pure Logistics was born out of two proud Australian family companies, Scott’s Refrigerated Freightways and McColl’s Transport. Both were acquired by ABN AMRO Capital in late 2005.
On March 1st, 2007, Scott’s McColl’s Group Holdings became Pure Logistics providing a unifying identity through the creation and use of a new name and brand.
In the automobile industry, processes between manufacturers and their suppliers are imported. According to a study by IT and management consultant Capgemini, collaboration among automotive suppliers leaves a great deal to be desired. The primary obstacles are a lack of standardized processes or IT-supported processes for information and data exchange.
According to Datacraft Solutions’ CEO Stephen Parker, “The new kanban calculation functionality, “Daily Demand Import Interface” (DDII), allows for maximum competitiveness in a global supply chain.” Specific benefits include:
• Fewer human touch points reduce errors and eliminates difficult to manage paper trails.
• Resources are freed-up to focus on strategic buying opportunities versus costly tactical “order expediting” issues.
• Creates predictable supply chain arrival rates and general material flow. This translates to consistent production planning, cycle schedules and on-time customer deliveries.
• Reduces on-hand inventory and creates velocity in the quantity of “turns”.
• Visibility, reporting and notification capabilities provide essential time sensitive data that allows proactive management of potential issues instead of reactive management of actual issues.
• Accurate information results in accountability and provides opportunity for continuous improvement.
May 30, 2007
Sockeye Supply Chain, a provider of supply chain software solutions, today announced the addition of a direct sales team to help further the company’s business growth and cultivate new business relationships. Joining the new sales team are David Shobrook, who will serve as East Coast sales director, and Gaurav Chhabra, who will serve as a field applications engineer. Sockeye has also added an inside sales department to increase the company’s market presence and increase lead generation.
As a way of helping companies turn their sustainability goals into action, the Rainforest Alliance has created a Sustainable Business Forum, which brings business leaders together with sustainability experts to create supply chains for these products.
The SBF is a corporate membership program that gives companies one-on-one support from dedicated Rainforest Alliance staffers to research the most environmentally friendly ways of sourcing products, develop programs to bring these products to market in the most effective and cost-saving ways, and communicate the programs and successes.
Last week’s Lunch and Learn seminar on ‘The Missing Link in Jamaica’s Supply Chain’ proved to be a thought-provoking session for all shipping professionals who were in attendance. Staged by the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), the seminar was held on Tuesday, May 22 at the SAJ’s Newport West offices with a multimedia presentation by Fritz Pinnock, executive director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute.
Participants were also addressed by Chris Kennedy, managing director of Eagle & Whale Limited, and Nadia Fong, sales and marketing manager of Jamaica Trading Services Limited, joint sponsors of the seminar.