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• Global athletic brand Puma deployed Manhattan Associates’ WMS at its largest distribution center in China, an approximately 753,000-square-foot facility in Taicang, Jiangsu Province.
• WEG , which manufactures around 19 million electrical motors annually, selected Logility’s Digital Supply Chain Platform to support its global supply network management. WEG chose Logility’s demand planning tool to support inventory replenishment in its U.S. distribution business. • Valvoline selected OMP’s Unison Planning to drive business transformation. OMP will assist Valvoline with tools to streamline decision-making cycles, increase supply chain visibility, and predict demand more precisely. • Confluent Medical Technologies, which designs, develops, and manufactures medical devices, now uses the Kinaxis RapidResponse platform to improve planning accuracy and inventory management. • Parts Town, a global distributor of OEM parts for the foodservice industry, debuted a pilot program with Uber Technologies to provide two-hour, last-mile delivery service to Chicago-area foodservice operators and service technicians. • Global construction engineering company Aegion selected Ivalua’s cloud-based spend management solution to help digitally transform its procurement and supply chain operations.
• Flood victims in KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal South African province, received a donation of more than 400 pairs of shoes from Bolloré Logistics USA . Bolloré partnered with Boots for Africa and sponsored the donation's transportation and logistics requirements.
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• Long-term Target executive Gretchen McCarthy was named the retailer’s executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer. McCarthy has held a wide range of leadership roles across the company, in supply chain transformation, merchandise planning, and buying.
• Tamera Fenske was appointed Kimberly-Clark’s chief supply chain officer with global responsibilities for procurement, manufacturing, logistics, transportation, safety, and sustainability. Most recently, Fenske served as senior vice president of manufacturing and supply chain for 3M Company.
• WINIT, a Chinese cross-border warehouse operator, partnered with robotic systems manufacturer HAI Robotics to deploy around 100 robots to help pick and sort at WINIT’s approximately 322,000-square-foot warehouse near Birmingham, England.
• Metro Supply Chain tapped Chris Fenton as president and CEO. Previously, Fenton served as managing director and executive team member at Wincanton Plc, a UK supply chain solutions company.
18 Inbound Logistics • October 2022
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