Woburn, Mass.-based solutions provider Kiva Systems has developed innovative technology that’s brought automated order fulfillment to a whole new level for retail merchandisers. CEO Mick Mountz, who founded the company in 2003, said that from the beginning, the team at Kiva has been wholly focused on solving the supply chain issues of retail merchandisers.

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The third-party logistics (3PL) industry is a competitive one. With retailers looking to lean their distribution and warehousing processes, these providers must lean up their own processes to remain attractive. Add to the mix industry pressure to prove your company is environmentally conscious, and you’ve got a doubly challenging environment.

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The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is partnering with the Canadian government, the city of Regina, Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway and the Rural Municipality of Sherwood, to develop a new inter-modal transportation facility and related road infrastructure.

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As the ninth-largest U.S. seaport by total volume, the Alabama State Port Authority in Mobile, Ala., has a statewide economic impact of $7.9 billion. In addition, the port is responsible for the direct and indirect employment of nearly 67,000 people.

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To stay in business for more than 75 years, Service Paper Co. has managed to meet the demands of foodservice and janitorial distribution clients looking to keep their products fresh. According to General Sales Manager Jim Vahrenwald, those products are starting to turn green.

“Everything that is new is anything under the green umbrella,” he says. “In foodservice, [it is] sustainable packaging and compostable packaging, and it has been gaining momentum in the last five years.”

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The future water supply needs of the city of Stock­ton, Calif., soon will be met through a $217 million project that will provide its 150,000 water service area residents with water from the San Joaquin River.

The Delta Water Supply Project in­cludes the construction of an intake and pump station, raw and treated water lines, and a water treatment plant. The project will provide 30 million gallons of water a day once completed in 2012, says Robert Granberg, deputy director of water resources planning for the city of Stockton and project manager.

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Like any chain, a supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. As production continues to ramp up in the Marcellus Shale play, the supply chain needs to operate at maximum efficiency for producers to gain the greatest benefits. That’s where McFarren Group comes in, with a joint venture created to beef up the region’s transloading infrastructure for greater efficiency and efficacy.

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