Inbound Logistics | January 2022


The Supply Chain in Brief



 Sunset Transportation volunteers worked with the Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts, scout leaders, and parents to execute Scouting for Food, the largest one-day food drive in the United States. The 2021 event was the most successful since 2016, collecting 653,026 pounds of donated food in one day. • SEKO Logistics is partnering with retail services client Buyer Connected to launch a new logistics training program to create employment opportunities for previously incarcerated men and women in Atlanta, Georgia, as part of the not-for-prot City of Refuge initiative. The two-week program helps recently released, non-violent offenders re-enter the workplace and begin successful careers.

• Logistics company ArcBest and its chief executive officer Judy R. McReynolds have been recognized by brand reputation platform Comparably. ArcBest received the Best Company for Women award, which is chosen based on feedback from female employees, andMcReynolds earned the Best CEO award. • Arlin Keck , an engineer at Steel King Industries, a manufacturer of storage rack andmaterials handling products, has received the Material Handling Education Foundation’s Exceptional Contribution Award . The award honors Keck's extraordinary contributions to engineering standards for storage materials across the industry. • The Containerization & Intermodal Institute presented the 2021 Connie Award to Eugene D. Seroka , executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, for leading the port’s response to the pandemic and keeping cargo flowing as an essential service. • Global logistics company Ascent was named a top- performing supplier at Ford's World Excellence Awards in the Create Must-Have Products category for providing excellent just-in-time services during 2021's disruption.

• Realterm’s Europe Logistics Fund facilitated the donation of 86 decommissioned solar panels to Paam Laa Hospital in West Africa, which houses 120 beds for patient care. Local power is expensive and unreliable, occasionally going out for more than 24 hours. Given the sun-drenched terrain, solar energy is an efcient and stable way to provide power to the hospital. • Lineage Logistics launched the Lineage Foundation for Good, an independent nonprot aimed at reducing food waste and ghting food insecurity. About 30% of temperature-controlled food products in the United States travel through the Lineage warehouse network, allowing the company to identify and facilitate donations of items that may have gone to waste. • When many Afghan refugees were taken to the Dulles Expo Center in Virginia for quarantine and processing, area residents dropped off donations of clothing, diapers, and other essentials. The American Trucking Associations helped deliver the donations where they were needed as the refugees relocated to U.S. military bases.

 Along with other landmarks around the globe, a ZIM Qingdao container ship displayed purple lights while docked in the Port of Haifa, Israel, to help create global awareness for the International Day for Persons with Disabilities.

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