Penske Helps Eaton Leverage Its Global Network
Eaton Corporation is a $13bn diversified industrial manufacturer with worldwide leadership in four distinct markets: electrical systems and components, fluid power systems, intelligent truck drivetrain systems and automotive powertrains. With more than 79,000 employees, it sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. Much of Eaton's recent international growth has been through acquisitions around the world. To maximize the benefits of this expansive growth, a key supply chain strategy for Eaton has been to...
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Kansas City SmartPort Taps Cadre Technologies For Real-Time Cargo Visibility Project
Kansas City SmartPort (KCSP) is a unique organization. Established in 2000 to promote and enhance the Kansas City region as a leading North American logistics hub, SmartPort is a non-profit entity supported by both the public and private sectors.

In working to carry out its objectives, KCSP focuses on three areas, says President Chris Gutierrez. The first is an economic development role. "We work to bring more freight into the 18-county market surrounding Kansas City by encouraging companies to...
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A Logistics Partner Who Is Always on Call
Call it a medical emergency, but no single patient was involved. The hospital needed an expensive medical equipment sterilizer, on a holiday weekend. The supplier, Houston-based Surgiquip Solutions Inc., was having to eat the cost of a couple of truckloads. And carriers were quoting "exorbitant" rates with a three-day transit time, recalls company vice president Robert W. Gonzalez. Then TransGroup Worldwide Logistics stepped in.

Liz Figueroa, TransGroup's sales rep for Surgiquip, arranged for delivery of the sterilizer within a day and a half, damage-free, says Gonzalez. The carrier came up with a...
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Juniper Networks Achieves Rapid Results with Servigistics Implementation
Juniper Networks is a $3.5bn provider of routers, enterprise networking equipment and data security systems. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based technology manufacturer has more than 8,000 global customers with service level agreements (SLAs) that are as short as four hours. Juniper's network to support the SLAs includes one global distribution center, nine regional DCs and 250 parts depots.

Until 2006, Juniper's service parts management operation relied entirely on two Excel spreadsheets with...
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Sokymat Automotive Boosts Read Range for Waste, Warehouse Management
Sokymat Automotive GmbH, a maker of components for radio frequency identification (RFID), has extended its transponder range for the management of waste and warehouse logistics. The vendor is marketing two new products, the Slim Tag and Waste Bin Tag. Both operate at UHF frequencies, feature...
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Technology Alone Didn't Make Chip Makers Successful
One reason Intel, Samsung and Texas Instruments are perennial leaders in the semiconductor industry is that they develop and produce products that have leading-edge technology. After all, faster and more powerful processors and speedier and denser DRAMs boost performance and improve functionality of electronics equipment, making it more appealing to end customers.
However, technology alone did not make those companies semiconductor industry behemoths. To grow business with existing large OEMs and EMS providers and to find new customers, those suppliers also need to...
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