Category Archives: Supply Chain

South Carolina’s logistics industry cluster creates Executive Forum

SC Logistics - an industry cluster initiative of the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce - has created an Executive Forum to identify strategic priorities that will advance the state’s logistics industry. The Executive Forum is comprised primarily of logistics providers and logistics user organizations, such as advanced manufacturing. Members of…
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Nonprofit receives federal funding to develop South Carolina’s logistics industry cluster

The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness has received a federal grant to develop the state’s logistics industry cluster. The $175,000 investment from the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will partially fund the Council’s initiative to strengthen and develop the state’s logistics industry. “South Carolina has established itself as a key player in…
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Sunland Logistics Solutions named a Top 100 3PL

Simpsonville, SC – Sunland Logistics Solutions, Inc. has been named a Top 100 3PL (Third Party Logistics) by Inbound Logistics Magazine – a leading publication in the supply chain industry and logistics industry. Every year Inbound Logistics reviews several hundred submissions and then selects the leading Third Party Logistics providers. South Carolina based company, Sunland…
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FastFetch North America officially changes name to NextGen DC Systems

Rick Froehlich, Founder & President of NextGen DC Systems announced this week that FastFetch North America (FFNA) has officially changed its name to NextGen DC Systems "The launch of NextGen is about much more than a name change, it's really an opportunity for us to provide our clients services and solutions that were not possible before," says Rick…
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Dickerson tapped to develop logistics industry cluster

Suzanne Dickerson has been named the director of logistics industry initiatives for the business-led, non-profit organization, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness. Dickerson transitions to the Council after eight years as director of international business development at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). Dickerson previously worked in the fields of corporate sustainability, innovation management…
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Smith Drug Company Optimizes Inventories with P4 Technologies

New technology tool will drive down cost, increase customer service levels and enable customers to reduce inventory investment with predictive technology. Smith Drug Company will implement P4 Technologies’ cloud-based forecasting, replenishment and inventory optimization solutions for wholesalers. The technology will benefit Smith Drug Company by utilizing sophisticated algorithms to determine how much, and what type,…
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GHS recognized with national supply chain award

Greenville, S.C.—The Greenville Health System (GHS) Supply Chain Management Department is one of 12 in the United States that is being nationally recognized for demonstrating excellence in overall spend management and for adopting best practices in its processes. ECRI Institute is recognizing GHS as part of its fifth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Awards. The nonprofit researches medical…
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APICS Professional Development to hold meeting in Greenville

The Association for Operations Management is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line. We hold a Professional Development Meeting (PDM) each month…
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Praxair reports full year and Q4 2015 results

DANBURY, Conn. - Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) reported fourth-quarter net income and diluted earnings per share of $422 million and $1.47, respectively. Sales in the fourth quarter were $2,595 million, 13% below the prior-year quarter, primarily due to the impacts of negative currency translation and lower cost pass-through, which reduced sales by 10% and 2%, respectively. Underlying…
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State Chamber announces tool to streamline process for exporters

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a partnership with e-certify that will allow South Carolina businesses to more efficiently secure the documentation they need to do business internationally. Through this online tool, the State Chamber is able manage the stamping and signing of electronic certificates of origin on behalf…
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