Inside Logistics

Done deals: January 17, 2020

Contracts, mergers, acquisitions and big deals in the supply chain sector this week


January 17, 2020
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Using Toronto-based Nulogy’s production scheduling capability, North American food manufacturer and packager Skjodt-Barrett Foods will digitize scheduling and planning processes at its contract manufacturing facilities in Brampton, Ontario, and Lebanon, Indiana. Automating the entry and flow of scheduling data will reduce business risk and time spent on manual processes, as well as improve network visibility – enabling Skjodt-Barrett’s internal teams to collaborate more effectively on product innovation.

In July 2019 D & D Distribution launched RF Pathways from Mississauga, Ontario-based Automation Associates WMS in their 180,000-square-foot distribution centre in York, Pennsylvania after outgrowing a system they’d had in place for 20 years. RF Pathways WMS v300.4.30.9 with the 3PL Billing Module gives them real time control over their expanding 3PL business. Rather than have to deal with multiple disparate reports and Excel spreadsheets the company was looking for visibility into the daily operations, automatic billing elements and a, easy-to-use system. The next planned implementation for first quarter of 2020 is at their second 400,000-square-foot managed DC also in York.

CEVA Logistics has been awarded a new three-year contract to handle warehousing services and inventory management for Michelin at its Valladolid facility in northwestern Spain. Using a space of approximately 590,000 square feet within its Valladolid facility, CEVA Logistics handles warehousing services, inventory management, and picking and loading of transport bound for Michelin customers, automotive manufacturers and spare parts and maintenance companies. CEVA also handles a range of tires for luxury touring vehicles, agricultural vehicles and trucks. Together these comprise some five million items per year.

Australian retailer Coles has selected Witron to deliver two new ambient distribution centres as part of a supply chain modernization program. The two distribution centres will respectively supply a full range of ambient grocery lines to more than 240 Coles supermarkets in New South Wales and more than 170 supermarkets in Queensland. Coles operates more than 2,500 retail outlets across Australia including supermarkets, liquor stores and fuel and convenience stores.