VanderlandeThe growth in ecommerce presents a lot of opportunities for Vanderlande, but it doesn’t want to abandon its focus on quality and delivery.

By Staci Davidson

What connects travel and ecommerce? The supply chain, particularly how luggage and packages of goods are moved from place to place, from facility to truck. Vanderlande works hard behind the scenes to help ensure travelers’ luggage gets where it needs to be and efficiently, while also helping ecommerce providers deliver their goods on time. The company’s work has made it the global market leader for value-added logistics process automation at airports and in the parcel market. 


AkebonoAkebono North America aims to get ahead of supply chain issues whether man made or natural disasters.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Akebono’s automotive customers expect just-in-time delivery of brakes and parts. “There is more and more pressure on the suppliers to own more and more of the system,” Vice President Grant Church says. “In the old days, the customer would pick up at the dock and deliver to his own buildings. We are often asked to take on that responsibility. “

TecmaThe Tecma Group of Companies relies on data analytics to increase efficiencies and cost-effectiveness throughout the supply chain for its clients.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

As the United States trade war with China continues to escalate, goods manufactured in Mexico are expected to become more competitively priced, making the country a more attractive option for manufacturers’ shelter maquiladora operations. Because of this, The Tecma Group of Companies is preparing for significant growth having positioned itself over the last 30 years as the go-to entity management company.

AFGlobalBy building a strong supply chain, AFGlobal Corp. enhanced its business and strengthened its culture.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Serving complex industries needs a well-organized operation to maintain a high level of service. Working with the global oil and gas, power generation, industrial and aerospace markets, AFGlobal Corp. understands this well. Five years ago, AFGlobal realized it wouldn’t be able to achieve sustainable growth without a strong supply chain, so it set out to establish one. 

American TireInvestments in technology and capital projects help ATD maintain a focus on its customers and develop a great team.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

American Tire Distributors (ATD) offers more than 15,000 active SKUs at more than 140 distribution centers, while operating more than 1,500 delivery vehicles that cover more than 80 million miles annually. The ATD operation is substantial, but this is only part of what sets the company apart from competitors. Customers soon realize the “ATD Advantage” is a key part of the company’s offering. 

kamanKaman’s innovation and distribution allows it to meet mission-critical aerospace and industrial challenges. 

By Knighthouse Editorial Staff

Since 1945, Kaman Corp. has been known as a leading innovator in the aerospace industry, serving global customers in the commercial and military sectors. At the same time, the company’s technical expertise and broad solutions have allowed it to become one of North America’s largest industrial distributors and system consultants. With these strengths, Kaman serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world with the help of more than 5,300 employees. 



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