Content about Supply chain

November 23, 2011

ProBuild Holdings has named Don Riley, the former CIO of Mohawk, as its new executive VP supply chain and technology. In this role, Riley will be responsible for integrating ProBuild’s supply chain, information technology and manufacturing organizations, including developing strategies and programs to improve the company’s overall operational effectiveness, grow market share and maximize profitability.

October 21, 2011

Central Garden & Pet has announced the promotion of Paul Hibbert to senior VP supply chain. Hibbert will be responsible for all aspects of the company's consolidated supply chain operations, including manufacturing, warehousing, procurement, inventory management and distribution.  He reports to Gus Halas, president and CEO of Central Operating Companies.

September 12, 2011

Sears Holdings announced that former UPS executive Raj Penkar is joining the company as SVP and president of the company's supply chain.

In his new role, Penkar will be accountable for all aspects of the company's supply chain, including logistics, warehousing, inventory management and distribution. Prior to joining Sears, Penkar worked at UPS for 24 years and most recently served as president of UPS' customer solutions division. 

July 11, 2011

The next phase for Home Depot's supply chain transformation is the implementation of a new forecasting and replenishment system within the company's 19 rapid deployment centers (RDCs).

"This new system integrates our store and DC systems and is an important step in improving the throughput and productivity of our overall supply chain," said Ted Decker, the Atlanta-based retailer's senior VP U.S. Retail, speaking at the recent Oppenheimer & Co. Consumer Conference.

March 11, 2011

Lighting manufacturer Leviton has announced the appointment of Steve Nikrant to the position of VP supply chain. Nikrant will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing and recommending policy and procedures for the distribution, transportation, order fulfillment, procurement/sourcing and customer service functions.  He will also be accountable for ensuring customer satisfaction and controlling costs.

March 2, 2011

Wilsonart International has announced the appointment of Sue Rothberg as VP manufacturing. In her new role, Rothberg will oversee manufacturing operations, supply chain and logistics at Wilsonart’s facilities in North America, as well as at the Arborite facility in Montreal, Quebec.

Rothberg brings to Wilsonart more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, technology, logistics and supply chain management, including 23 years with IBM in a broad range of roles.

December 5, 2010

An automated, mechanized distribution center is an amazing spectacle. Products whiz around elaborate conveyor belts...

LAKE PARK, Ga. —An automated, mechanized distribution center is an amazing spectacle. Products whiz around elaborate conveyor belts at 450 ft. per minute, as if each package had a mind of its own. Thanks to precision placement of laser scanners, sorting shoes will perfectly time their push across the conveyor, gently nudging the right product to the right chute, and hence, the right store.

When watched from above, the entire system takes on a kind of artificial intelligence.

October 31, 2010

“After several months of research into retailing Web sites, it is clear that too many...

October 31, 2010

Anyone who expected the usual supply chain collaboration discussion at the ProDealer Industry Summit was...

Anyone who expected the usual supply chain collaboration discussion at the ProDealer Industry Summit was in for a surprise this year. ProBuild’s Michael Mahre and Standard Pacific’s Scott Hearty went beyond the “we need to communicate better” claptrap and talked about more controversial issues like cost visibility, demand forecasting and the unbundling of labor and materials.

December 14, 2008

Film crews from the cable television show “Cool Tools” roamed the trade show floor at...

November 6, 2008

John Stiborek has more than 20 years of experience with positions as director of purchasing...

October 5, 2008

The middle seat of the supply chain is not the most comfortable spot. But this...

September 21, 2008

When the first government-funded study of building materials distribution in the United States got underway...

September 7, 2008

When a visitor walks around the 800,000-square-foot distribution center here, just north of Albany, he...

February 28, 2008

Executives from True Value, Orgill, Lowe’s and Do it Best will headline the retailers panel...

November 1, 2007

Tom Lazzaro will head HD Supply White Cap....

October 7, 2007

Lumber and building material operators received some no-nonsense advice from several home-building executives at the...

August 26, 2007

The recent Mattel toy recall dramatically exposes the high stakes of retail and poses questions...

July 15, 2007

Ace Hardware has selected the Planalytics Business Weather Intelligence platform to measure and manage weather-driven...