Westway Group has been in business for more than 60 years, and its dedication to service has allowed it to become a leading provider of bulk liquid storage and related value-added services. In the past couple years, the company has seen significant growth, which is injecting fresh energy into the operation and driving a focus to ever-increasing levels of quality and service.
“In the market, we’ve really seen a big demand for our services,” explains Gary Lewis, senior vice president and chief commercial officer. “We are well thought of by our customers, resulting in strong repeat and referral business. Additionally, we have new owners who are willing to fund the growth.”
In fact, Westway is responding to the market demands in some major ways. The company has 15 facilities in North America. Its core business, Lewis says, is to develop tank farms and build tanks accommodating everything from food-grade products to specialty chemicals. Westway is dedicated to creating customized solutions for customers, including services such as blending, filtering, steaming and koshering. It also can build tanks to specific sizes and create customized piping.
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With TransCanada planning several new projects and expecting sustained growth over the next several years, a supply chain overhaul just makes sense.
“The reason for this is not in response to the growth of our business in the last five years,” explains Gary Salsman, director of strategic sourcing. “It is planning forward for the future into the next five to seven years. We have now designed our supply chain to be more sustainable for our capital growth.”
Previously, TransCanada’s supply chain was largely organized by individual teams for specific projects or operational areas. This was effective for each project, but less so across the entire organization.
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Delivering vehicles worldwide requires care and innovation, because no customer wants a brand-new car damaged. That’s why family owned The Pasha Group specializes in safe, on-time handling and transport of new and used vehicles at competitive prices with services that evolve as the needs of the industry change.
“The capacity issue in ports, rail and truck is going to continue to be everybody’s challenge for the next couple of years,” warns Stan Gabara, executive vice president of business development and logistics for The Pasha Group. During the recession, available capacity was diverted to other products. “Now as the economy is coming back, there’s a paradigm shift – a lot of new automobiles are being manufactured in the U.S. and Mexico,” Gabara points out.
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Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is building four new ships that are guaranteed to impress by working with new suppliers that provide advanced technology to take passengers to new heights – literally.
The Miami-based company was founded in 1968 and was incorporated in 1985. Royal Caribbean is a global cruise vacation company that owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, Croisieres de France, and TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.
The company has a total of 41 ships, four more are in production and it services 490 destinations across several continents.
While on board its ships, Royal Caribbean guests are entertained with shows and nightlife, a casino, youth programs, rock climbing and surfing 200 feet above the waves. Shore excursions are also available and each ship offers casual and fine-dining options.
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For organizations looking to enhance supply chain value and better use their enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology, Reveal is the partner of choice. Why? Reveal helps its clients maximize the ROI from their SAP ERP system by educating them on how they can use their existing technology to achieve their business goals.
Reveal Thought Leader Sean Elliffe explains. “By managing the information, the organization is able to better manage the business,” he says. “The ERP system, as an integrated process environment, makes it possible to manage exceptions rather than everything. This creates the time for management to target further opportunities and continuously realize returns.”
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Q Data USA is focused on helping clients to achieve not only their short-term goals, but to ensure that they reach beyond their long-term expectations. A member of The Business Maturity Group (TBMG), Q Data’s expertise is with SAP’s set of new breed modules in the supply chain space. Q Data leverages its Supply Chain Extended Solutions, or ES+, to take clients’ operations to a new level of visibility.
“We look to provide added value to clients in the supply chain space, and in particular the SAP space,” says Kevin Wilson, Q Data’s ES+ practice lead. “If clients have SAP, we can implement these supply chain extended modules to cover parts of their business that hadn’t been adequately explored before.”
Wilson says his company strives to design valued-added solutions that make significant impacts on clients’ organizations. The extended supply chain solutions work in concert with the clients’ processes to increase agility in the management of their flow of goods and/or services. This additional dexterity helps the client react quickly to dynamic global conditions and make decisions more expeditiously, preparing them to aggressively compete in an ever-changing economic environment.
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It’s easy to assume that when a company reduces its size, a reduced supply chain would follow. However, that was not exactly the case for McGraw Hill Financial. Last year, the company sold its education business and underwent a transformation and rebranding campaign. The company’s Senior Director of Global Sourcing Kevin Giblin says the shift has put a greater emphasis on what McGraw Hill Financial does as a services company and how the supply chain aids in this transformation.
The supply chain’s role at McGraw Hill Financial is a bit unique from the procurement offices you would find at say, an electronics manufacturer that purchases MRO supplies. McGraw Hill Financial certainly has to keep the paper stocked, but because it deals in the exchange of information as the leading provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, the company’s supply chain needs are often intangible.
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With the knowledge that its customers’ supply chains are growing more robust, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility has bolstered its own operation to match. Last year, the company completed the acquisitions of Intermec and Vocollect to expand its portfolio and further its evolution as an end-to-end supply chain solutions provider.
“Our business is divided into deployment environments so some products and solutions are geared toward transportation and logistics, some are geared toward the direct store delivery or DSD environment, some toward field service, healthcare and in-store retail,” explains Bruce Stubbs, director of industry marketing. “The distribution center is our biggest deployment environment from a supply chain standpoint and a large amount of focus is centered there. But we are an end-to-end solution, from manufacturing and sourcing solutions to solutions for the end-user in the store and all transportation modes in between.”
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