NOTED: The Supply Chain In Brief

NOTED: The Supply Chain In Brief

Sealed Deals

  • Brewing company Carlsberg Group selected Kinaxis’ RapidResponse platform to create a harmonized planning process and improve commercial agility. By using the platform, Carlsberg can glean process insights and improve supply chain decision-making for its portfolio of beer and other beverage brands.
  • Tubby Todd, an e-commerce company providing body care products for babies, selected PFS to manage its U.S. order fulfillment operations. From its Memphis-based campus, PFS provides fulfillment services including kitting, picking, packing, and shipping for Tubby Todd orders. PFS also manages Tubby Todd’s direct-to-consumer transportation as well as the drop-ship program for its retail channel.
  • To help its U.S. members transport their vehicles faster and more efficiently, the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) named omnichannel logistics platform ACERTUS its preferred vehicle logistics vendor. The ACERTUS platform gives NIADA dealers access to services to move, store, recondition, title, and home-deliver vehicles.

Good Works

  • SOS Children’s Villages International is benefiting from a new partnership with DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, and DHL Supply Chain. The organizations are working together to help young people, ages 15 to 25, in the Philippines prepare for employment or entrepreneurship. Under the partnership, DHL employees will mentor youths as they transition to the working world.
  • Carrier Logistics, a provider of freight management software for LTL fleets, recently donated to Autism Speaks in honor of Geoffrey Muessig, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at PITT OHIO. The donation was made as part of Carrier’s golden anniversary celebration and will support various programs and research conducted by Autism Speaks.


  • Cold-Link Logistics began construction on a $60-million cold storage warehouse facility in the Southbridge Business Park in Sioux City, Iowa. The new warehouse, a 190,000-square-foot rail-served freezer building, is expected to employ 60 people when completed in 2023.
  • Crow Holdings Development is building a 126-acre industrial park near the New Jersey Turnpike in Carteret, New Jersey. The project, which broke ground in June 2022, includes three buildings ranging in size from 335,000 to 480,000 square feet. They will feature 40-foot clear heights and together will offer 159 trailer parking spots, 174 dock doors, and 6 drive-in ramps.

In Memoriam

  • RJW Logistics Group executive Greg Forbis passed away after a one-year battle with cancer. He had a lifelong career in supply chain, including 30 years at Walmart and the past three years with RJW Logistics Group, where he developed and maintained relationships with clients and partners.


  • After reaching its one-year anniversary of COVID vaccine distribution earlier in 2022—delivering 1 billion doses globally—UPS continues to keep vaccine distribution a top priority for its healthcare division. The company is working with vaccine manufacturers to provide storage and ultra-low temperature freezers for a wide portfolio of new vaccines.

M & A

  • Burris Logistics purchased foodservice redistributor R.W. Zant Company in order to help expand the foodservice redistribution capability of Burris company Honor Foods.
  • Majestic Steel USA, a steel service center and processor of flat-rolled steel products, completed two acquisitions: Quicken Steel, a manufacturer of steel buildings and components, and transportation company Mercury Transport. The acquisitions support Majestic’s strategy of supply chain reliability for customers and downstream value-add in steel manufacturing.
  • KAG Logistics, a logistics provider serving the petroleum and renewable fuels industry, acquired American PetroLog, a provider of multimodal distribution services to the petrochemical industry.
  • Global logistics provider DB Schenker acquired USA Truck, which maintains a U.S. and Mexico freight network.
  • To provide ongoing support to Ukraine during the war, 3PL Logistics Plus acquired Concord-Trans, a Ukrainian freight forwarding and logistics company with locations in Kyiv and Odesa.


  • Barbara Melvin, president and CEO of South Carolina Ports, received the 2022 Woman of Courage Award. Melvin, the first woman to lead a top 10 U.S. operating container port, was selected for the award by the College of Charleston School of Business and the Women for Women Summit. The Woman of Courage Award recognizes an inspirational, impactful, and courageous leader who has made significant contributions to their industry and community.
  • Two veterans of the logistics industry are set to receive awards from the Containerization and Intermodal Institute in September 2022. Joseph S. Gregorio Sr., CEO and chairman of Pacific Crane Maintenance Company, will receive the 2022 Connie Award while Captain Lynn Korwatch will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award will recognizing her 45-year maritime career.

Up the Chain

  • Barbara Bergmeier is now executive director, industrial operations, for Jaguar Land Rover. In this newly created role, Bergmeier is responsible for leading Jaguar Land Rover’s new industrial operations organization, with oversight for manufacturing, purchasing, and supply chain teams.
  • Ray Nichols was appointed chief business support officer and Chad Boardrow was named chief supply chain officer at Arcimoto, which makes ultra-efficient electric vehicles. Nichols is responsible for expanding Arcimoto’s footprint while Boardrow will work with supplier partners and the company’s manufacturing team to keep supply chain operations running smoothly.
  • Pace International, a provider of sustainable post-harvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, named Luke Shepard as senior manager of global operations. Shepard will work on process and quality improvements, strategic sourcing and planning, logistics network optimization, and customer-service enhancements.
  • Fashion brand PVH appointed David Savman as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer. Savman will be responsible for the global supply chain and sourcing strategy for PVH’s global brands. He will join PVH in late 2022 from H&M Group, where he spent 19 years, most recently as head of global supply chain.
  • HP named Ernest Nicolas as the leader of its worldwide supply chain organization. Nicolas will oversee the company’s supply chain, which delivers more than 100 million products to customers each year. He will also oversee social and environmental sustainability for HP.