> SEALED DEALS
• About You , a European fashion platform, selected CEVA Logistics to manage a new 40,000-square-meter fulfillment operation in Poland. CEVA’s automation and technology capabilities help deliver greater productivity and shorter lead times for About You's e-commerce activities. • Sheetz , a restaurant and convenience chain in the Mid-Atlantic, will partner with RELEX Solutions , a provider of unified retail planning solutions. The partnership helps position Sheetz for store growth and unifies its demand-planning processes to ensure an efficient flow of products from suppliers to stores. The supply chain management solution improves collaboration and visibility throughout the vertically integrated network. • DHL Supply Chain is investing $15 million in robotics solutions from Boston Dynamics to further automate warehousing in North America. Boston Dynamics will deliver a fleet of its Stretch robots, which are specifically designed to automate the unloading process in distribution centers, to multiple DHL warehouses during the next three years.
• Hyster’s J155-190XNL high-capacity lift truck series won the 2021 Good Design Award . The sit-down, counterbalanced lift truck is powered by a factory integrated 350-volt lithium-ion battery. It offers a zero- emission alternative with performance comparable to the internal combustion engines typically used in high- capacity applications. • The Home Depot recognized Hub Group with the Domestic MVP Award for supply chain support across intermodal, over-the-road, emergency, and transfer freight. The home improvement retailer presented its Online Final Mile Carrier of the Year Award to Hub Group's final-mile business for providing the best service, flexibility, and solutions for online home delivery and named Hub Group the Intermodal Carrier of the Year for its dependable intermodal capacity and solutions. • Global logistics company Ascent was named a Partner-Level Supplier for 2021 in John Deere’s Achieving Excellence program. Partner is the highest level in the program for strategic suppliers to Deere & Company. Ascent provides on-demand, mission-critical air and ground expedite solutions across North America.
> GOOD WORKS
> UP THE CHAIN
• Wiliot , an Internet of Things solution for manufacturers, named Manish Bansal as its chief product officer, responsible for developing and scaling the platform. Bansal joins the company after a 15-year career with Amazon, serving as director and general manager in supply chain optimization technology.
• Jim Berlin, chief executive officer at Logistics Plus , created a fundraising effort at lpukrainerelief.com to help support the company’s employees in Ukraine with the goal of reaching $1 million. The company's Ukraine team consists of about 50 people.
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