EVENTS

Logistics Management Series set for 2003

The Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech announces its 2003 Logistics Management Series (LMS) course offerings. To earn the LMS Certificate, participants must attend all the courses. The 2003 schedule includes these courses, locations, and dates:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy, Atlanta GA, March 18-21
  • Transportation and Distribution, Orlando FL, May 13-16
  • Warehousing and Material Handling, Orlando, June 24-27
  • Inventory Management, Atlanta, Oct 21-24

The series has been expanded to include the Logistics Management e-Series, a suite of computer-based and online professional education programs designed and developed by Dr Edward H Frazelle. This series includes e-courses in logistics and supply chain strategy, transportation and distribution, warehousing and material handling, and inventory management.

Course registrations are conducted by phone at 404-385-3501 or online at www.conted.gatech.edu/register. For more information on the 2003 LPS series, phone The Logistics Institute at 404-894-2343 or visit www.tli.gatechedu.

Vehicle maintenance management conference

The 52nd annual Vehicle Maintenance Management Conference has been scheduled for March 24-27, 2003, at the University of Washington in Seattle WA.

These additional training opportunities are planned:

  • Vehicle Facility Maintenance & Design, March 27
  • Vehicle Fleet Management, March 28
  • Effective Shop Management, March 29

For more details, phone 206-543-5539 (toll-free 866-791-1275) or access www.engr.washington.edu/epp/fleet.

NFRA slates frozen food convention dates

The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) will sponsor the 2003 National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention, set for Oct 19-23 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas NV.

This convention will kick off with the Taste of Excellence, a forum where producers throughout the frozen and refrigerated foods industry can showcase their newest and best products.

Future National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention dates are Oct 23-27, 2004, in Washington DC and Oct 8-12, 2005, in San Francisco CA.

For more information, phone NFRA at 717-657-8601 or e-mail [email protected].

Tree of Life selects XATA OpCenter system

XATA Corp, provider of mobile systems to the transportation industry, has added Tree of Life Inc to its list of private fleet customers. Tree of Life, a grocery distributor based in St Augustine FL, purchased XATA's complete OpCenter system — including fleet management applications, integrated global positioning (GPS), and touch-screen driver displays — to manage its fleet.

Tree of Life purchased the system to replace older, obsolete equipment bought from another fleet management provider. It plans to use XATA throughout its entire 350-truck fleet and at all 13 regional locations. Implementation is already underway, and the company hopes to complete its rollout by first-quarter 2003.

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