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CINCINNATI, May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2017 Datalliance Forum, the world’s largest annual cross-industry gathering focused entirely on the subject of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and related collaborative replenishment processes, attracted attendees from North America and Europe across a wide range of consumer and industrial markets.  Attendees included representatives from suppliers, wholesale distributors and retailers. Held May 8-10 in Cincinnati, Ohio, it focused on best practices and successes, as well as innovations across many aspects of VMI. This year’s event was the 12th annual Forum hosted by Datalliance. With a theme of ‘bridge to success’, the Forum’s program featured speakers from companies ranging from industrial and consumer goods manufacturers to leading wholesale and retail distributors all talking about various aspects of their VMI programs and relationships. Attendees included professionals in customer service, supply chain, inventory, e-commerce, purchasing and sales roles. Manufacturers of consumer products found in numerous aisles of grocery, drug, dollar and auto parts stores were in attendance along with some of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical, plumbing, power transmission and heavy duty vehicle products.  It was a very diverse group, but one that shared a common interest in the operational, financial and strategic benefits of VMI. Datalliance President and CEO Carl Hall summarized results from a study of 822 distributor/retailer locations showing that they had, on average, reduced out-of-stocks 24%, increased turns 22%, increased items carried 25% and increased sales 22% in their first year of supplier VMI programs. He also stated that Datalliance customers had added 568 new VMI-managed locations in 27 countries since January 2015. In a later presentation, speakers from Rockwell and SKF further emphasized the globalization of VMI by describing their respective world-wide growth – especially in Latin America and Asia/Pacific. In a separate survey, 97% of companies attending the Forum said that they planned to expand their VMI programs over the coming year. The agenda included many breakouts covering new and planned capabilities of the Datalliance VMI platform, as well as introduction of a new Executive Dashboard designed to provide never before available insights into downstream sales and inventory trends based on innovative use of the data already being collected from tens of thousands of locations by Datalliance. The Forum also included an engaging and thought-provoking keynote presentation by author and F-500 consultant Ira Blumenthal on the importance of strategic alliances in today’s world, as well as key attributes of successful collaboration. Datalliance ‘how-to’ tutorial sessions, structured and unstructured networking opportunities and evening social events rounded out the program. Datalliance is the world’s largest provider of technology and services to support collaborative replenishment programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and related approaches.  Delivered as a cloud-based platform backed by extensive customer care, Datalliance makes it easy for trading partners to establish inventory management relationships that increase sales and profits by fully aligning business objectives, increasing on-shelf availability, optimizing turns, and reducing supply chain costs.  Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and tens of thousands of locations worldwide for leading companies in consumer and industrial markets. For more information about Datalliance, visit www.datalliance.com.


CINCINNATI, May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 2017 Datalliance Forum, the world’s largest annual cross-industry gathering focused entirely on the subject of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and related collaborative replenishment processes, attracted attendees from North America and Europe across a wide range of consumer and industrial markets.  Attendees included representatives from suppliers, wholesale distributors and retailers. Held May 8-10 in Cincinnati, Ohio, it focused on best practices and successes, as well as innovations across many aspects of VMI. This year’s event was the 12th annual Forum hosted by Datalliance. With a theme of ‘bridge to success’, the Forum’s program featured speakers from companies ranging from industrial and consumer goods manufacturers to leading wholesale and retail distributors all talking about various aspects of their VMI programs and relationships. Attendees included professionals in customer service, supply chain, inventory, e-commerce, purchasing and sales roles. Manufacturers of consumer products found in numerous aisles of grocery, drug, dollar and auto parts stores were in attendance along with some of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical, plumbing, power transmission and heavy duty vehicle products.  It was a very diverse group, but one that shared a common interest in the operational, financial and strategic benefits of VMI. Datalliance President and CEO Carl Hall summarized results from a study of 822 distributor/retailer locations showing that they had, on average, reduced out-of-stocks 24%, increased turns 22%, increased items carried 25% and increased sales 22% in their first year of supplier VMI programs. He also stated that Datalliance customers had added 568 new VMI-managed locations in 27 countries since January 2015. In a later presentation, speakers from Rockwell and SKF further emphasized the globalization of VMI by describing their respective world-wide growth – especially in Latin America and Asia/Pacific. In a separate survey, 97% of companies attending the Forum said that they planned to expand their VMI programs over the coming year. The agenda included many breakouts covering new and planned capabilities of the Datalliance VMI platform, as well as introduction of a new Executive Dashboard designed to provide never before available insights into downstream sales and inventory trends based on innovative use of the data already being collected from tens of thousands of locations by Datalliance. The Forum also included an engaging and thought-provoking keynote presentation by author and F-500 consultant Ira Blumenthal on the importance of strategic alliances in today’s world, as well as key attributes of successful collaboration. Datalliance ‘how-to’ tutorial sessions, structured and unstructured networking opportunities and evening social events rounded out the program. Datalliance is the world’s largest provider of technology and services to support collaborative replenishment programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and related approaches.  Delivered as a cloud-based platform backed by extensive customer care, Datalliance makes it easy for trading partners to establish inventory management relationships that increase sales and profits by fully aligning business objectives, increasing on-shelf availability, optimizing turns, and reducing supply chain costs.  Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and tens of thousands of locations worldwide for leading companies in consumer and industrial markets. For more information about Datalliance, visit www.datalliance.com.


News Article | April 24, 2017
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OMAHA, Neb., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), is a global leader, designing and manufacturing highly engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Valmont's Global Coatings Segment is an industry...


News Article | April 17, 2017
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Industrial Supply Company, the largest privately held supply and tool distributor in the Intermountain West, has received ISO AS9120 certification, a prestigious quality management systems standard applicable to organizations that resell, distribute, and warehouse aerospace components. The standard was developed to address matters such as chain of custody, traceability, and availability of records. AS9120 is based on the general manufacturing standard ISO 9001, but is much more stringent and has almost 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace distributors, focusing on areas that affect product safety and reliability. The benefits of a distributor aligning with this standard are substantial. Streamlined documentation, improved audit and surveillance efficiency, and enhanced supplier performance are just a few of the advantages of being AS9120 certified. "It is a very challenging recognition for which to qualify and it shows the strength of our entire team," said Chris Bateman, CEO of Industrial Supply. "This certification sends a message to current and future customers that Industrial Supply is a company committed to quality and continuously improving on our deliverables as a valuable supply-chain partner." The certification, issued by leading global certification agency NSF International, provides a framework for Industrial Supply to continue its ongoing effort to improve, as part of its company's core values. This certification and the rigorous work behind it will strengthen the company for all stakeholders–customers, suppliers, employees, and owners. ABOUT INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY COMPANY Industrial Supply Company has served the construction, manufacturing, mining, government and industrial community since 1916. This Utah based maintenance, repair and operational, and production (MROP) distributor has seven locations in the Intermountain West, which serve Wyoming, Nevada, Utah and surrounding areas. In addition to supplies, Industrial Supply also offers customized services that enable customers to increase productivity and manage their inventory. These services include product specialist reviews, vendor management inventory (VMI), safety training, storage and shelving design and tool repair. Visit http://www.indsupply.com for more information.


CINCINNATI, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datalliance announces immediate availability of the latest release of the cloud-based Datalliance VMI platform with a number of important new capabilities focused on enhanced productivity, flexibility and ease-of-use in several important areas. As with all releases, enhancements were driven by feedback from the global user community combined with Datalliance’s vision for the continued evolution of the VMI process.  New capabilities are available for immediate use by Datalliance customers and their trading partners at no cost, and with no need to install or upgrade software.  Datalliance delivers enhancement releases three times per year, with over 50 releases having been delivered to date. Highlights of enhancements in this release include: As with every release, a number of general technical and performance enhancements are also included to further support overall system scalability, reliability and availability. Datalliance is the world’s largest provider of technology and services to support collaborative replenishment programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and related approaches.  Delivered as a cloud-based platform backed by extensive customer care, Datalliance makes it easy for trading partners to establish inventory management relationships that increase sales and profits by fully aligning business objectives, increasing on-shelf availability, optimizing turns, and reducing supply chain costs.  Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and tens of thousands of locations worldwide for leading companies in consumer and industrial markets. For more information about Datalliance, visit www.datalliance.com.


News Article | February 10, 2017
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CINCINNATI, Feb. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datalliance today announced that the company once again extended its track record of consistent growth over the past 20+ years. Increases came from new and expanded customer subscriptions for the Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) platform and associated services. Twelve new customers were added in North America and Europe – many of which are household names spanning consumer goods, medical, electrical and plumbing industries. Those new customers are or will be managing products as diverse as over the counter (OTC) pain relief, cold and allergy medicines; personal care items such as mouthwash, lotions, fragrances and baby care products; tobacco products; blood plasma products; energy management products, electrical controls; pipe fittings, valves, toilets, tubbing and more.  So the momentum of companies in a variety of consumer and industrial segments moving to VMI by way of Datalliance continues. As the world’s largest independent Vendor Managed Inventory platform and service provider, Datalliance VMI saw increases in all key volume statistics and now manages 20,000+ locations, 24 million+ SKU’s, and $40B+ in annualized customer sales. In addition to North America and Europe, Datalliance consumer and industrial product customers added more supported locations in the Latin American and Asia/Pacific regions. VMI is just beginning to be adopted in those areas of the world. Datalliance also continued to develop important new VMI process innovations through delivery of three new releases of its cloud-based VMI platform.  Enhancements and extensions that push the boundaries of traditional VMI included advanced product availability checking (e.g. in SAP), enhanced promotion/event handling, multi-divisional replenishment rule handling (e.g. for operations in multiple countries) further automated returns planning and more. “We are pleased to see the continued level of VMI growth on a global basis,” said Carl Hall, Datalliance CEO and President. “As is usually the case, several of our new customers are transitioning their VMI programs from legacy systems to our Datalliance VMI platform, while others are launching VMI programs for the first time. In some cases, we are working with companies that are pioneering the first use of VMI within their product category.” About Datalliance Datalliance is the world’s largest provider of technology and services to support collaborative replenishment programs such as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) and related approaches.  Delivered as a cloud-based platform backed by extensive customer care, Datalliance makes it easy for trading partners to establish inventory management relationships that increase sales and profits by fully aligning business objectives, increasing on-shelf availability, optimizing turns, and reducing supply chain costs.  Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and tens of thousands of locations worldwide for leading companies in consumer and industrial markets. For more information about Datalliance, visit www.datalliance.com.


CORONA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2017) - Bridgegate Pictures ( : BBGP) and Minds Eye Entertainment Distribution Partner VMI Worldwide announced today that they have secured deals during European Film Market in Berlin, Germany in multiple territories for their action dystopian thriller THE HUMANITY BUREAU, which stars Nicolas Cage (SNOWDEN, DOG EAT DOG) and is directed by Rob King (SOMETHING MORE, Netflix's Original "Tokyo Trial"). The film is the second title in a six-picture deal with Canadian production company, Minds Eye Entertainment. International distribution deals include 101 Films (United Kingdom), KSM GmbH (Germany), Leone Films (Italy), M6 Metropole Television (France), Global Media Distribution (Latin America), Joy N Cinema (South Korea), New Select Co. Ltd. (Japan), Phoenicia Pictures International (Middle East), Pioneer Films (Philippines), SPI (Eastern Europe), Wing Sight International Media (China) and Phuong Nam Media (Vietnam). Currently in post-production and penned by Dave Schultz, THE HUMANITY BUREAU is a dystopian thriller set in the year 2030 that sees the world in a permanent state of economic recession and facing serious environmental problems as a result of global warming. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden. An ambitious and impartial caseworker Noah Kross (Nicolas Cage) investigates a case appealed by a single mother (Sarah Lind) and her son (Jakob Davies). Knowing the unjust fate of the innocent boy, Kross sets off to save the lives of the mother and child and to expose the truth about The Humanity Bureau's secrets, once and for all. The six-picture deal between the three companies, which focuses on producing & delivering star driven action-packed commercial titles to the foreign and domestic market, are all being filmed in three different formats -- Barco Escape, Virtual Reality and 6k High Definition. Within the United States, THE HUMANITY BUREAU will be released in the Barco Escape format -- a multi-projection and multi-channel sound panoramic theater experience and in standard theatrical format theatres. The Humanity Bureau is produced by Minds Eye Entertainment in partnership with VMI Worldwide, Bridgegate Pictures, Invico Capital and made possible through the Creative Saskatchewan Screen-Based Media Production Grant Program and SaskTel Equity Investment Fund, with the participation of The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC and Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The first picture announced under the six-picture deal was Wesley Snipes' THE RECALL, which is currently in post-production and will be premiering in Virtual Reality, Barco Escape and standard format theatres in June, 2017. Bridgegate Pictures Corp operates as an integrated film company out of Corona, California. The company engages in the development, financing and production of media products including feature films for worldwide distribution in the theatrical, broadcast and digital markets. Bridgegate specializes in commercial driven independent films that are star driven and have worldwide appeal. Established in 1986, Minds Eye Entertainment is one of Canada's most prolific independent production and distribution companies, internationally recognized for its commitment to distinctive film and television product and expertise in navigating international co-production and financing. Recent credits include: THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel), FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovovich), LULLABY FOR PI (Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy, Forest Whitaker), Stephen King's DOLAN'S CADILLAC (Christian Slater) and FORSAKEN (starring Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore). For more information about Minds Eye Entertainment, please visit www.mindseyepictures.com VMI Worldwide is an international sales, film finance and production company based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, Some of VMI Worldwide's past titles include HELLION starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, WICKED BLOOD, starring Abigail Breslin and Sean Bean, GALLOWWALKERS with Wesley Snipes, and WHY STOP NOW starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. VMI Worldwide has cultivated an extensive network of long-term, direct relationships with the top networks, distributors and releasing companies around the globe. In the past 3 years, VMI has moved heavily into in-house production on titles including WAR PIGS starring Dolph Lundgren and THE PERFECT WEAPON starring Steven Seagal. For more information about VMI Worldwide, please visit http://www.vmiworldwide.com/ Any statements made in this press release which are not historical facts contain certain forward-looking statements; as such term is defined in the Private Security Litigation Reform Act of 1995, concerning potential developments affecting the business, prospects, financial condition and other aspects of the company to which this release pertains. The actual results of the specific items described in this release, and the company's operations generally, may differ materially from what is projected in such forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based upon the best judgments of management of the company as of the date of this release, significant deviations in magnitude, timing and other factors may result from business risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the company's dependence on third parties, general market and economic conditions, technical factors, the availability of outside capital, receipt of revenues and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the company. The company disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement. This press release shall not be deemed a general solicitation.


The invention relates to a continuous dough kneading machine for pastry or bread mixes, such as for sandwich bread, said machine comprising: a substantially tubular chamber (C) provided with an inlet (E) for the dough to be kneaded and an outlet (S) for the kneaded dough, including a constriction, said chamber (C) comprising an upstream sub-chamber (C1) connected to the inlet (E) and a downstream sub-chamber (C2) connected to the outlet (S); means (P, V) for creating a negative pressure in the downstream sub-chamber (C2); and two shafts (1a, 1b) rotatably mounted inside the chamber (C), supporting dough-conveying members (5a, 5b) disposed in particular in the upstream chamber (C1) and dough-kneading members (7a, 7b, 9a, 9b) disposed in particular in the downstream chamber (C2). The machine also comprises means (1a, 1b, 11a, 11b) for forming a dough obstruction (B1) in the transition zone from the upstream chamber to the downstream chamber.


Patent
Vmi | Date: 2011-12-12

The present invention relates to a mixing device (100), including: at least one rotor (101) supporting mixing blades (101a) and being capable of being rotated; all annular ring (103) surrounding the rotor and having at least one axial opening (103a) and radial mixing openings (103b) associated with the mixing blades so as to allow the passage of the mixture therethrough; at least one particle-conveying line (104) leading to the inside of said ring, characterized in that the annular ring has a recirculation stage (105) placed between the conveying line and the radial mixing openings, said recirculation stage including at least two axially consecutive rows of radial openings (105a).


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Genymobile, the leader in Android virtualization solutions for the Enterprise, today announced the recent appointment of Benoit Bergeret, effective December 21, 2016, as Chief Executive Officer. A veteran of the mobile industry, Bergeret brings extensive experience in developing and growing mobile software and technology businesses globally, operating from Europe then Silicon Valley, where he has been residing since 2006. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead the Genymobile team through a new phase of growth and expansion, fueled by the outstanding technologies the team has dreamt and developed”, Bergeret said. “Our Android cloud virtualization products are opening up extraordinary new opportunities for mobile-first enterprises and mobile app vendors. Genymotion is now impacting not only their bottom line with the efficiency gains it brings to the app delivery process, but also their top line, as it enables new revenue streams.” The company is also announcing the immediate availability of Genymotion On Demand, a full Android operating environment running on instances on Amazon Web Services and billed per hour. With Genymotion On Demand, enterprises can develop new solutions on top of Android in the cloud, or extend their own solutions into the cloud, while only paying for actual usage. Genymotion on Demand has been developed with enterprise use cases in mind. Our team was able to shrink the cloud platform to fit a full Android environment in each virtual device; they have implemented a full, unrestricted user/physical interaction stack; all Android API interaction widgets; and have included full, high-speed custom 3D rendering stack in a web browser window, which can auto-adapt to the performance of the underlying AWS instance. “We have brought to AWS the same robust technology that made Genymotion so popular. With Genymotion, we have met the needs of over 5 million Android developers, and counting” said Arnaud Dupuis, co-founder and CTO. “We are now meeting the needs of the thousands of corporations who have made mobile apps the backbone of their future business, but who are slowed down by sub-optimal development, testing, integration, support and collaboration technologies.” With Genymotion On Demand, enterprises can manage virtual Android devices just like any other operating environment in a cloud setting. Any Android app can be launched from a web browser, only paying for actual usage, without long term contractual commitments. Apps can be launched in a web page, such as in an ad banner, or in “kiosk” mode. Android virtual devices can be cloned, scaled and automated. Apps can connect to Android virtual devices on AWS via ADB activated through specific settings by issuing ADB calls locally, and seeing those executed on virtual devices that are on AWS. Based on market feedback gathered from the recent early roll-out of Genymotion On Demand, we expect enterprises to primarily use it for: BYOD / Virtual Mobile Infrastructure (VMI) With Genymotion On Demand, only one app ‘master’ is used across all devices (Apple iOS included), and resides in the cloud, not on the devices themselves. Benefits include better security (no data is stored on the phone), streamlined mobile app management, lower support costs, completeness of deployment, no more difficult upgrade campaigns. Help desk / mobile app customer support Customer service representatives who support mobile app users can now just pop a virtual Android device into their web browser that precisely matches the phone type the caller is using, thus reducing support call duration, increasing quality of the interaction, and avoiding the costs of having to stock up with physical devices. Apps benchmarking / stress testing In order to prevent damaging load-induced mobile app crashes, enterprises use Genymotion On Demand to generate a massive number of users concurrently active on the mobile app by spinning a large number of virtual devices in the cloud, and measure the system’s response to this load. All virtual devices are shut down after the test is performed. Mobile Application Security Testing Companies deploying mobile applications are facing increasingly sophisticated threats that require complex testing. Using Genymobile On Demand, they can make sure their apps and data security is complete, efficient, well implemented, and relevant to the current threat levels, without having to test on physical devices, thus saving testing cost and time and accelerating apps deployment. Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) Genymotion On Demand can be used by enterprises implementing mobile threat defense strategies to defend mobile applications from advanced threats. Using only virtual devices and scripts simulating user activity, Genymobile On Demand simplifies the setup and operation of mobile threat defense systems by removing the need to use physical devices and actual users. Applications Performance Monitoring Businesses that want to reduce the opportunity cost of losing unsatisfied users due to poor performance of their mobile applications when services are altered by bugs or lack of performance. To detect and/or prevent this, Genymotion On Demand enables end-to-end testing strategies by making it easy to use mobile apps in multiple concurrent scenarios to test back-end applications and services. Online advertising of mobile apps Using on-demand Android virtual devices, mobile apps can be served and used inside displayed ads for on-the-spot testing, without APK download or install, thus increasing conversion rate. Ad campaigns A/B testing - competitive analysis To assess the effectiveness of a mobile ad campaign vs. a competing campaign towards different target groups of users or potential customers, agencies can simulate on the virtual device the app user journey and collect data about displayed ads, for various cohorts of users with predefined behaviors and usage profiles. Genymotion On demand is offered in three versions: Genymotion On demand usage is priced per hour. Although we make recommendations for certain AWS instance types for each version, the choice of the AWS instance to run the Genymotion On Demand virtual device on is left to the user.

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