Supply Chain

Largest Port Worker Union in the U.S. Suspends Contract Negotiations
June 12, 2024 at 1:47 pm

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), a union representing tens of thousands of port workers along the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States, suspended negotiations on a new contract for its members on Monday, June 10, amid outcry over what it says is job-killing automation at the docks.

Hirsch Announces New CEO
July 12, 2023 at 1:36 pm

Hirsch, Houston, announced a shift in its management structure. Paul Hirsch will serve as the CEO of the organization. Peter Hirsch, Hirsch's founder and Paul's father, will retain his role as president. "Paul's elevation to CEO further places him in the leadership role for the continued growth of Hirsch Inc.," Peter Hirsch said. "He has…

Executive Perspectives: Diversified Labeling Solutions CEO Bill Johnstone on Supply Chain Interruptions and Building His Company's Success
April 21, 2023 at 8:31 am

As part of Print+Promo Marketing’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed Bill Johnstone, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions, Itasca, Illinois. Here, he shares his observations on supply chain interruptions, teases new capabilities, and talks plans…

Next Level Apparel Partners With Data Science Company to Trace Cotton Origin
March 8, 2023 at 10:49 am

Next Level Apparel, Los Angeles, announced that it will partner with data science company Oritain to trace its cotton origin after committing to only using U.S.-grown cotton. Cotton sourcing has been a hot topic in the apparel sector, as companies try to move away from cotton grown in China's Xinjiang region, a major cotton manufacturing…

SanMar Announces Vice President of Logistics
February 21, 2023 at 11:18 am

SanMar Corporation, Issaquah, Washington, announced John Janson as vice president of global logistics. The move marks a notable investment in the company's leadership of its global and domestic supply network. Janson, a longtime sanMar leader who elevated the company's logistics and deepened partnerships with key strategic suppliers, assumed the role effective Feb. 5. Janson is…

AAA Innovations Begins Transition to Eco-Friendly Materials
November 11, 2022 at 9:46 am

AAA Innovations, Norwood, New Jersey, announced it will be the first major supplier to transition its entire product offering to eco-friendly materials. Most importantly, this will be accomplished without raising prices. "I want AAA Innovations to have a real impact on the environment and to help change the perception of our industry," says Jeffrey Nanus,…

FedEx Expects Lower Holiday Season Ground Shipping Volume
October 10, 2022 at 11:37 am

FedEx's e-commerce delivery division announced last week that it expects lower volume forecasts as customers ship fewer packages during the holiday season. Reuters obtained an internal memo to 6,000 independent contractors who handle the delivery and trucking for FedEx Ground in the U.S., which says the company expects" downward adjustments to volume forecasts. "These changes…

Koozie Group Promotes Brian Lynch to VP of Supply Chain
September 26, 2022 at 11:24 am

Koozie Group, Clearwater, Fla., announced the promotion of Brian Lynch to vice president of supply chain. In this role, Lynch reports directly to COO Blair Hawley. His responsibilities include overseeing the supply chain planning and logistics function of the company. Lynch has more than 15 years of experience at Koozie Group, serving most recently as…

California Tattoos Adds Katie Winslow to Marketing Team
August 15, 2022 at 11:06 am

California Tattoos (CTI), Tuscon, Arizona, announced that Katie Winslow is its new marketing coordinator. Winslow will handle a variety of marketing functions, including social media, public relations, community outreach and more. Winslow joins CTI with two years of promo distributor experience, where she was an account manager developing extensive…

Arch Promo Group Acquires StrombergBrand Umbrellas
July 20, 2022 at 10:57 am

Arch Promo Group, Roxana, Illinois, announced that it has acquired Hudson Valley Umbrella Company Inc., dba StrombergBrand Umbrellas, the supplier of custom printed rain umbrellas, patio umbrellas and more. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The acquisition will expand Arch Promo Group’s offering to the promotional products industry...