IATA's CEIV-Pharma Certification or HSA's GDP Certification?

SMi’s 13th Annual Cold Chain Distribution 2018

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, August 2, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Players throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain are experiencing growing pressure to gain accreditation for handling the high-value, temperature-sensitive cargo, as having a certification becomes more commonplace, rather than an exceptional feat in the industry.

There are currently 2 different measures of standards, one is IATA's CEIV-Pharma Certification and the other is HSA's GDP Certification.

There are major players on both sides of the fence which hold – GDP-compliant certificates and CEIV-pharma certifications. While many pharma-centric companies opt for one or the other, some diversify their portfolios with a combination of the two frameworks, like Swiss WorldCargo, who has gained its CEIV-Pharma certification this week, assuring that all segments of its supply chain network, operating in more than 84 countries, meet the strict
temperature – control standards set by IATA.*

Industry leaders have their own opinions on the debate…
Nathan de Valck, cargo manager at major pharma-hub Brussels Airport has said that GDP standards are a good foundation, but that there is “no real checklist,” associated with the framework. IATA’s CEIV standards, on the other hand, “actually take GDP standards and translate them to actionable items for our industry.”*

To hear more information, updates and the regulatory aspect of both certifications, register your place and explore how companies are remaining GDP compliant from key opinion leaders on an exclusive panel discussion. Details below.

PANEL DISCUSSION: 'What are the main challenges surrounding the regulatory compliance of Cold Chain and where should pharma companies be looking to invest?'

The panellists will look into:
– How updates to GDP guidelines look to effect everyday practise throughout the supply chain
– How to ensure quality and validation throughout the supply chain
– Logistics coordination: engaging with 3PL providers to improve visibility and efficiency throughout the supply chain whilst remaining compliant to regulations

– Moderator: Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius

Panellists:

– Bob Hayes, Director, SeerPharma
– Dr Stephen Mitchell, Quality Lead Logistics Partnerships, GSK
– Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Specialist, Manager for Europe, IATA
– Sue Lee, Director, Hexagon Supply Chain
– Yoram Eshel, Founder and CEO, Loginor Ltd

Download the full speaker line-up in the download centre

For those looking to attend, there is currently a £300 early-bird saving, ending September 28th.

To register or download the brochure, please visit the website at: www.coldchain-distribution.com/ein

SMi presents the 13th annual industry leading conference:
Cold Chain Distribution 2018
Date: 10th – 11th December 2018
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London UK
Website: www.coldchain-distribution.com/ein

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SBOATI Named 2018 Best Tenant Insurance

Tenant insurance receives Best of Business award for sixth year in a row

To be recognized by our industry peers as the best tenant insurance provider speaks to the innovative solutions and top-notch customer service we offer”

— Mario Macaluso

LANCASTER, PA, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SBOA Tenant Insurance (SBOATI), an insurance product created by self storage owners for self storage owners, with tenants in mind, is pleased to announce the distinction of Best Tenant Insurance from the Inside Self Storage (ISS) Best of Business reader-choice poll. This is the sixth consecutive year SBOATI has received this honor.

“We’re so honored to receive the ISS Best of Business award for the sixth straight year. To be recognized by our industry peers as the best tenant insurance provider means a lot to us and speaks to the innovative solutions and top-notch customer service we offer,” shared Mario Macaluso, SVP of Business Development at Cornerstone Insurance Producers which markets SBOATI.

Launched by ISS in 2011, the Best of Business awards are determined via online votes accumulated from industry professionals who elect their favorite suppliers in approximately 30 categories.

For a complete list of 2018 winners, click here.

About SBOATI

SBOATI is a solution for self storage customers to ensure their stored belongings are protected from the unexpected. Since its foundation in 2011, the company has taken a leading role in the self storage industry. SBOATI is administered by Cornerstone Insurance Producers who is licensed where the product is sold. Cornerstone Insurance Producers is dedicated to providing quality insurance products that are compliant with state law and a quality insurance experience through its excellent customer service, claims adjustment, and training.

To learn more about SBOATI’s award-winning products and services, visit SBOATI.com or call 1-800-792-0345.

Debra Sculli
SBOA Tenant Insurance
602.730.9260
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Busy Families Can Benefit From This Meal Kit Delivery Service

What a Crock Meals To Go Logo

What a Crock Meals to Go is the next big meal kit delivery service. Eliminating processed foods, this company is starting to change the meal delivery landscape.

Chemically processed foods are made solely from refined ingredients and artificial substances. Our crock pot creations are made fresh and then frozen immediately–serving a healthy alternative.”

— Brieanna West, Founder

BROOKHAVEN, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — We live in a world of innovation. As a society, we are constantly looking for ways to simplify tasks and save time. This holds true to food preparation and has become apparent with the rise of meal prep delivery options.

About a decade ago, a phenomenon started occurring in American grocery stores. Someone had the genius idea of selling meal kits that contained all of the ingredients you would need to feed a family of 2 or 4 instead of needing to purchase and measure all of the ingredients separately. Additionally, some retailers had the idea of pre-slicing or cooking the ingredients to help save preparation time along with including recipe cards of instructions. This meal option was met with overwhelming success, and it was only a matter of time before someone turned this small, grocery shopping idea into its own business.

If by chance, the majority of the components are included and pre-measured, what else could these retailers do to make the meal prep process easier? Get the meals sent to your home.

Meal Kit Delivery: A New Culinary Industry

From New York City to the deep Southern states, many meal kit companies have emerged that all claim they’re the best. Whether it’s Martha Stewart or Amazon Fresh, they all can’t be the best. An industry has been created, threatening grocery stores and the traditional way of preparing dinner as we know it. There are now more than 100 meal delivery plans available in some form or another, from those who specialize in microwavable meals and juice cleanses to those who sell healthy crockpot meals.

A meal kit delivery subscription is a complicated purchase. The traditional services mail you three nights’ worth of portioned, fresh ingredients and the corresponding recipes to prepare them. Is there a perfect meal kit delivery service?

According to experts, the industry is predicted of being a multi-billion-dollar market by 2022, and about 19% of adults claim that they have tried a meal kit service at least once. Which is the best? There are many factors that go into determining that.

How What a Crock Compares

When trying to decide which meal kit delivery service option is best, there are a few factors to weigh. What are the cheapest options? Which choices will provide you with the best home-cooked meals? We’ve highlighted five of the most popular meal kit delivery services in the country to see how What a Crock compares:

1. Plated
According to Money, Plated is the “best meal kit service on the market.” Plated offers creative recipes that you probably wouldn’t usually prepare on your own. These recipe options require a bit of skill in the kitchen and don’t always come with all of the ingredients you need to make the dish, such as oil or eggs.

How What a Crock Compares:
What a Crock has less prep time but doesn’t necessarily have dishes that are as “creative” or “adventurous” as the ones through Plated. The aspects that What a Crock does have instead is a larger variety of meals, a lower minimum order requirement, and the option to ship to the entire country.

2. Blue Apron
When it comes to meal kits that are prepared with recipes, Blue Apron is one of the best. It is not necessary of being a culinary whiz to take on a seared steak or saffron pasta dish. However, Blue Apron’s recipe database is quite limited. Each week you are only given about 8-12 options to choose from and the prep/cooking time tends to be longer than other services; about 40-70 minutes on average. Blue Apron sets themselves apart from the rest with a wine delivery program which finds the best wines to pair with your meal plans, delivered right with your food.

How What a Crock Compares: What a Crock’s menu is much more in-depth. Meal prep time virtually disappears. What a Crock’s $40 minimum order requirement is also much lower than Blue Apron’s $60 requirement.

3. HelloFresh
HelloFresh has a similar model to Blue Apron but with quicker prep times; usually 20-30 minutes. HelloFresh breaks down their categories into “fit” meals, “quick” meals, and “variety.” The meals are also a bit simpler and less adventurous than the others we’ve highlighted. Depending on the culinary journey, it could either be good or bad based on what the consumer wants to experience.

How What a Crock Compares: HelloFresh was the most comparable to What a Crock in terms of variety, healthy options, low prep time, and low price.

4. Sun Basket
Sun Basket prides itself on offering health-conscious recipes that can accommodate almost any diet. Sun Basket’s main talking points are about its use of organic produce to have a fully organic meal with clean ingredients. You are also able to swap out ingredients for premium ones. For example, you can swap out a recipe that uses salmon with a better ingredient like halibut.

How What a Crock Compares: Sun Basket is incredibly environmentally conscious which makes it tough to beat in terms of sustainability. However, Sun Basket fails where their ingredients are usually pre-cut and pre-chopped, making it so the consumer has to use the ingredients very quickly before they go bad. With, What a Crock, your crock pot creations are saved in the freezer until you use them. What a Crock has a more expansive product offering, and the portions are cheaper.

5. Home Chef
Home Chef is similar to Blue Apron in the way that they offer a different set of available options each week. However, due to that, the offerings are limited (8-12 options). All options include easy-to-follow recipes. You can also choose a family plan based on how many servings you’ll require.

How What a Crock Compares: Home Chef offers fruit and smoothie options where What a Crock only has options that can be prepared in a crock pot. Home Chef also beats What a Crock’s shipping charges by a slim margin. However, What a Crock’s menu is more robust with lower prices per serving, on average.

Why What a Crock Meals are the best options

We believe that there are quite a few reasons why What a Crock meals are the best meal kit delivery service:

Healthier

Everyone loves processed foods. A lot of us were raised on processed foods due to how cheap they are, how long their shelf life is, and how easy they are to keep around when you live a busy life and need a quick bite. One of the downsides to processed foods, though, is that they tend to be much less healthy than meals equipped with fresh ingredients. These processed foods are usually found with harmful ingredients such as preservatives, other artificial ingredients, high-fructose corn syrup, and sugar. These ingredients are one of the main causes of obesity in the United States and also contribute to other health-related issues. Our crockpot creations are all healthy meals. It’s also important to note that slow cookers use water and time to cook food, as opposed to added oils and fats found in other traditional, ready-made meals. What a Crock’s healthy crock pot meals cater to dietary restrictions such as vegetarian options and gluten-free ones as well.

More variety and creativity

The best meal kits seem to offer many options but not a lot of variety. With What a Crock Meals To Go, you have the option to choose from more than just dinner options. On top of dinners, we offer dips, soups, sides, and multiple dessert options to always have something new for your weekly recipes. We also offer bundles where we select a group of items that pair well together. For example, our Trip to Italy bundle features some Italian favorites such as Grandma’s Homemade Meatballs, Sausage Scallopini, Chicken Marsala, Tomato Basil Bisque, and more. We also have a No Gluten for Me bundle which brings some of our favorite, gluten-free crock pot meals together.

When you’re busy or crunched for time

Goodbye, unhealthy fast food and takeout. Hello, healthy crock pot meals delivered. No matter how busy your schedule may possibly be, prepared crock pot meals are the best solution for saving you time and money while also giving you optimal convenience when meal prepping. Your slow cooker is best for healthy, simple, and wholesome prepared meals that you and your family can enjoy at the end of any long day. Slow cooked crock pot creations are perfect for days that you’d rather spend by the pool or relaxing on a hammock instead of running around the kitchen. There are tons of summer-ready crockpot options available that would make any outdoor dinner or barbeques complete such as philly cheesesteak dip, old bay crab chowder, slow cooker steak sandwiches, and more.

Freezable

Unlike the meals found in other dinner delivery services, What a Crock’s meals can all be frozen after they are prepared. This means that you can make a meal and freeze whatever you don’t use for a later time! This not only reduces food waste but also saves your budget. And what better way to save cooking time than by saving it twice?

Easy to make

What if we told you that it is possible to make an entire meal for your family in one single step without doing any prep work? It’s true! Most competitors require about 40-70 minutes of prep time. Cooking is so easy with a crock pot. Open up one of your What a Crock meals, pour it into the crock pot, cook, and serve. That’s it. You are able to set up your slow cooker in the morning before heading out and when you come home dinner is done and ready to serve. Also, most slow cooker recipes are so simple and require no culinary skills.

Clean up is a breeze

With other meal kit delivery services such as HelloFresh and Blue Apron, you’re given the task of preparing the meal yourself. This means cutting up all of the veggies, using multiple pots and pans to cook the dishes, and making a mess of your kitchen. With our prepared crock pot meals, there is no prep work associated with the meal that will make a mess of your kitchen. The only aspect that is in need of cleaning is your crock pot. You’re able to spend that time you would have wasted by preparing the meal on other parts of life such as hanging out with friends and family.

Food tastes better

Slowly cooking meat in a crockpot can effectively soften even the toughest of meats. In addition, you are able to purchase cuts of meat that are less expensive and would be tougher to chew if they were prepared on the stove or in the oven. There is a lower chance of your food being scorched or burnt due to the low temperatures that a crockpot uses to cook.

What a Crock: The Meal Delivery Service You Need

What a Crock began with a simple idea: produce healthy crockpot meals that help families save time and money. We have retail locations in Brookhaven, Garnet Valley, Ridley, Chestnut Hill and Quakertown. Make planning dinner easy without bundles. Choose from seafood, pork, chicken, sandwiches, soups, vegetables and more! Call us today at (484) 474-0451 or visit our website to place an order. Don’t forget we have gift cards!

This release was drafted by Results Driven Marketing, LLC: a full-service digital marketing, public relations, advertising and content marketing firm located in Philadelphia, PA

Brieanna West, Founder
What a Crock Meals To Go
484-474-0451
email us here


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Global naval vessels and surface combatants and related MRO is anticipated to value US$653.2 billion till 2028

The Global Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants and related MRO Market 2018-2028

The Global Naval Vessels and Surface Combatants and related MRO Market 2018-2028

Market Research Reports Inc.

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The new report covers global companies like General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls Industries. Austal, Damen Shipyard Group etc.

frigate is highest growth segment, growing at CAGR 5.77%”

— SDI

LEWES, DELAWARE, DELAWARE, UNITED STATES, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global naval vessels and surface combatants and related MRO market is valued at US$50.6 billion in 2018, and will grow at a CAGR of 3.29%, to a value of US$69.9 billion by 2028. The cumulative market for global naval vessels and surface combatants and related MRO is anticipated to value US$653.2 billion over the forecast period. The demand for naval vessels and surface combatants and related MRO is anticipated to be driven by high levels of expenditure by emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region, such as India and China. The North American region is expected to maintain its leading position, exhibiting a steady pace of growth over the forecast period.

Global naval warfare has witnessed a paradigm shift, and there is an increasing trend towards the decentralization of naval attacks, whereby capabilities are distributed around smaller vessels in addition to larger platforms such as aircraft carriers and destroyers so as to make them more secure against an enemy attack. This has motivated governments around the world to spend on smaller surface combatants capable of operating in littoral waters, and advanced weapons and communication systems to enable these ships to perform multiple missions.

Moreover, providing humanitarian relief, emergency medical care, and combating smuggling, piracy, and terrorism, has resulted in the continuous evolution of the role of naval vessels and surface combatants. The changing trend has motivated manufacturers to develop more vessels with strategic sea-lift and amphibious operations capabilities, enabling a number of vessels to serve more than one role.

In particular, the report provides an in-depth analysis of the following – 
Market size and drivers:

Detailed analysis during 2018-2028, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators. It also provides a snapshot of the spending and modernization patterns of different regions around the world
Recent developments and industry challenges: Insights into technological developments and a detailed analysis of the changing preferences of the naval vessels segment around the world. It also provides trends of the changing industry structure and the challenges faced by industry participants
Regional highlights: Study of the key markets in each region, providing an analysis of the key segments of the market that are expected to be in demand
Major programs: Details of the key programs in each segment, which are expected to be executed during 2018-2028
Competitive landscape and strategic insights: Analysis of the competitive landscape of the global market. It provides an overview of key players, together with information regarding key alliances, strategic initiatives, and financial analysis

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Parcel ABC opens a new hub and expands its network to Germany

LONDON, GB, UNITED KINGDOM, July 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The fast-growing online parcel delivery company Parcel ABC has further expanded to open a hub in Germany which will lead to the creation of new jobs in the country. Parcel ABC, who have processing and distribution centers in multiple locations across the globe, continue to provide excellent parcel delivery services to all their small and large businesses customers as well as to consumers.
Choosing Germany as the location is an acknowledgement of the requirement from its international customers to have a local presence in the major markets. The company’s decision to open a new hub has been welcomed by them. This expansion provides them with more service options, improved pricing and additional guarantees that the changing delivery needs, driven by the eCommerce sector growth, will be met. The new hub will provide sorting facilities, a local entry point to Germany and local returns service possibilities as well as pick and pack fulfilment options.
The unit will employ local staff and provide enough space for sorting and re-routing of parcels to other countries from this central European hub. The opening of their first delivery center in Germany is proof of the logistics company’s commitment to growth and change. At Parcel ABC, achieving excellence is done through engagement. Whether in Germany or any other place, they connect with the local community, acquiring a deep understanding of local differences and needs. This global corporation does its best to understand the singular features of the markets that it operates in.
Offering a comprehensive range of services for express and economy delivery, Parcel ABC can satisfy all requirements. Consignments are transported from one point to another, no matter what challenges arise. The shipping business works with courier companies worthy of trust including the major integrators as well as local, national or regional carriers that provide fast and reliable services. These partnerships have been developed to maintain the high quality and range of the shipping services at highly competitive prices that its customers have become used to.
The dedication to perfection and the readiness to deliver excellent services is what has helped Parcel ABC gain such a good reputation. Opinions and independent reviews of the logistics operator are positive. The trust and confidence of its customers indicate that the logistics operator is not driven only by profit. Pricing is not the only feature that differentiates the logistics company from the competition. On the contrary, Parcel ABC is interested in giving, not taking. They wish to take care and listen to their customers ever changing requirements and are proud to offer them competitive pricing an extensive array of services and a superb online platform which has been built using their feedback.
When choosing to work with the logistics operator, customers take into consideration factors like customer service, enhanced cover, and satisfaction guarantee. The Parcel ABC team in Germany is already working for global customers. As in other countries this new processing and distribution center will work following the company’s professional guidelines. The opening of this new entry point to the German market represents a step forward. It is part of the business’s worldwide development strategy.
Parcel ABC makes tremendous efforts to provide more options to their customers, in terms of receiving, sending and returning shipments. There are plenty of savings to be made by accessing their growing network and by using their local hubs. They are already celebrating the grand opening of their new sorting center.

Vytautas Nemunaitis
Market Rats (Article Distributor)
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Bryan Keller Receives Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissioners Award

Bryan Keller pictured with Defiance County Veterans Service Commissioners holding award

Pictured left to right: Peter Kenner, Thomas Kent, Bryan Keller, Darcy Lehman, Dave Lulfs, and Chris Newton

Keller is the first non-veteran, private citizen to earn award

DEFIANCE, OH, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at the quarterly meeting of the county veterans service commissioners in Columbus, OH, Bryan Keller, President & CEO of Keller Logistics Group, was honored with the Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissioners Award; the first non-veteran, private citizen to earn it.

Keller was nominated by Chris Newton of the Defiance County Veterans Service Commissioners because his work with Operation K.A.V.I.C. (Keller Assists Veterans In Crisis) and because his companies, Keller Logistics Group and affiliates, are one of the largest supporters of hiring veterans in Defiance County.

Operation K.A.V.I.C. is a partnership between Keller Logistics Group, Defiance County Veterans Office, and Ravens Care and was created to prevent our local military and veteran personnel and their families from enduring financial hardship.

Larry Moore, awards committee chairman for Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commissions stated, “When we look at individuals who go out of their way like this, we really appreciate it. Our president and officers feel it’s needed for someone who goes out of their way like this [to be] recognized and given a sincere thank you. Operation K.A.V.I.C gives us support we can call upon. It’s an outstanding effort on his part. I can’t say thank you enough for doing this since 2015”.

At the ceremony, Keller stated, “We believe that a responsible employer gives back to the community. When deciding how we should do this, we discovered a huge need, a void if you will, in the veteran community for assistance when one thing goes wrong, or a paycheck falls short of expenses. Often times, individuals cannot receive assistance until they are in an extremely dire financial situation. Operation K.A.V.I.C. strives to prevent veterans from getting to the point of financial ruin.”

This fund was founded in 2014 and began providing assistance in 2015 to veterans that live in Defiance County. Through the generous support of Keller Logistics Group’s suppliers and the Defiance community, Operation K.A.V.I.C. provides assistance with a wide range of expenses such as medical, shelter, and utilities and has even been able to help install railings at a veteran’s home and assistance in purchasing a therapy dog for a veteran.

From January to the end of May of 2018, the Operation K.A.V.I.C. fund has provided $23,796 in assistance which impacted 167 Defiance County residents. Since it started in 2015, the fund has provided over $95,000 worth of assistance to area veterans and their families. Fundraising for 2019 has begun and will conclude with the 4th Annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, November 1st where Keller will announce the total amount raised for the year.

Learn more about Operation KAVIC by visiting: https://kellerlogistics.com/operation-kavic/

Meredith Mickey
Keller Logistics Group
419.782.3250
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“AMAG Transitions From Product-led Business To Solutions-led Business” Says Howard Johnson, Chief Operating Officer

Howard Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, AMAG Technology

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Howard Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, AMAG Technology – A G4S Company Joins Us “In The Boardroom” On SecuritySolutionsWatch.com

We are honored to have Howard Johnson, COO, AMAG Technology – A G4S Company, join us
“In The Boardroom” to discuss AMAG's transition to a solutions-led business.”

— Martin Eli, Publisher

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SecuritySolutionsWatch.com:Thank you for joining us today, Howard. After 34 years at AMAG, Howard Johnson has seen a lot change: change at the company, change in the industry and change in technologies. In this interview, Howard takes a deep dive into these topics and shares his views. Before discussing AMAG in more detail, please tell us about your background.

Howard Johnson: Beginning in 1984, I started as a technician working at customer installations in what we’d now call the Professional Services Department. I moved on and became a QA Test Engineer for the product line, which then consisted of primarily manual testing of Intruder Alarms before moving back to the technical side where I ran the technical support department. Next, I managed Product QA, then ran hardware development before moving to manufacturing and distribution. Eventually, I took over product development where I oversee all development and management of the Symmetry Security platform and a team of engineers.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: AMAG is a well-established security management solution provider. What direction do you see AMAG heading?

Howard Johnson: We are close to completing the transition from being a product-led business to a solutions-led business. The breadth and sophistication of the product set we have is becoming difficult for the traditional integrator to communicate to their user base. Increasingly, the product manufacturer needs to be involved in selling the solution to ensure the requirements are met and the value proposition is fully explained.

Technology makes things simpler over time, but in the security industry, innovation branches off in different directions making it difficult for technology to make things simpler. Remember all those printer driver problems you used to have? No one ever thinks about that now; they just plug in and go.

We are finding complementary markets for our products where integration opportunities are helping companies with different aspects of their businesses. For example, intrusion integration, fire integration, BMS, space management and heat and light are all part of security. Our Symmetry products can integrate with these solutions and help users meet compliance, mitigate risk and save money. Our long-term strategy remains the same: to be a long-term valued partner and provide continuous value to our customers.

We are reinventing ourselves to provide a consultative approach so our customers know how to best use our Symmetry Security Management System. There are new challenges, technologies and propositions. It’s our job to help our customers learn how to use Symmetry to be more efficient.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: How do you see Symmetry evolving to meet the demanding needs of your customers?

Howard Johnson: One of the natural things for a product provider to do is to provide the complete solution. When you provide the complete solution, tech support is easier and the connectivity is more sophisticated because you understand the whole solution. We’ll continue to manufacture the whole solution. As we develop our products, we’ll have more flexible interfaces so integration becomes easier and easier. Our customers can start anywhere with Symmetry, whether it’s visitor management, video, access control and ultimately branch out from there. The difficulty is wanting to be all things to all people, but in essence that is what we have to achieve, from a solutions sense.

Our product line is evolving to meet new market needs. We recently launched RISK360, an incident and case management platform. RISK360 lets users automate, investigate, analyze and document incidents so businesses can make informed decisions to operate efficiently, save money, mitigate risk and enforce compliance. This is a new market for us, yet it compliments the Symmetry System and provides another layer of security.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: In your opinion, is there anything you can do as a company that can help your integrators succeed?

Howard Johnson: I think the big conversation we don’t have with our dealers is, how do we work together to bring out our best skill sets? Quite often we see a dealer who just wants to see a serial process, which is product to provider to end user. We need to stand shoulder-to-shoulder when we go to the customer. It’s better for the dealer to do this, better for us AND better for the customer. We need to work more closely with our dealers to make them feel more comfortable that we have joint aims and objectives. We want a true partnership with all of our dealers.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: What can AMAG learn from their integrators and end users?

Howard Johnson: I think there is a difference between listening and hearing. We hold user group meetings often, but typically what happens is each person states what they want and we write down their ideas. While that is great, what would be more beneficial is if the room full of customers would cross-collaborate between themselves to work out what the real value is with the things they want us to do and not do. I think we can do more to help end users and dealers to work together. Our Security Engineering Symposiums and end user group sessions are good, but the process needs to deepen and mature. We will keep holding customer sessions, but will work to build relationships so our customers feel empowered to change our business if they are prepared to put the effort in to really think about what they want out of us and Symmetry.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Do you think AMAG is leading the way with any trends or technology?

Howard Johnson: I think there is a big interest in Bluetooth right now, and we were one of the first to market with our Symmetry Blue Bluetooth reader. We are growing our Bluetooth product offering to provide several options.

I think in our core product offering we are leading the industry. If you buy a product from us, the support is from us. We offer an all-in service approach. No more bills across the system, whether it’s our system or a system we integrate with. If you pay your Site Support Agreement, our responsibility is to understand the system enough to support it.

There is nothing worse than getting hit with a bill you weren’t expecting. (We see that enough in our daily lives.) From a product manufacturer’s point of view, most product manufacturers sell third-party products because people like to buy it that way, but the real trick is to be able to provide support for the things that you sell.

Our products allow for backward compatibility with previous technologies so customers can upgrade technology with minimal investment.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Have the additions of the Symmetry GUEST Visitor Management and Symmetry CONNECT Identity and Access Management solutions changed your customer’s perception of AMAG?

Howard Johnson: I think we’ve disrupted people’s views of AMAG. We have an old identity and a new identity, and while they are both valuable, we’ve disrupted by adding cloud-based visitor and identity and access management solutions to our product line-up and our customers are starting to understand we offer solutions beyond access control. We explain the new identity–that we offer a unified solution– and the new strategy. We are growing as a business. In one or two years, people will be more comfortable. We are keeping our core values, processes and commitments to support our products and product development. It’s all there. It just comes in a new, shinier, expanded package.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: What impact could Symmetry GUEST and Symmetry CONNECT have on your customers?

Howard Johnson: For our dealers, GUEST is a tremendous opportunity for them to take to any customer. It gives them a new and exciting business model where they don’t have to sell installation hours to put a card reader on a wall. They can sell a customer a proposition, and receive revenue for the long-term for that proposition that they’ve sold them.

For end users, GUEST is a simple, powerful, easy-to-use subscription service for managing visitors. It helps them start to understand AMAG as a business and see what else we have to offer.

Symmetry CONNECT is an enterprise space product and needs a different approach. CONNECT manages the different identities that enter a building and streamlines processes to help companies become more efficient. CONNECT helps regulated industries such as financial services, electrical power, healthcare and oil and gas maintain compliance. Its robust reporting delivers standard options needed to meet compliance and custom reports satisfy PCI, SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP and other audit and compliance demands. It works well with GUEST, because customers won’t buy CONNECT unless they were already working with AMAG in the first place. You become so entwined in the business processes that you have a huge amount of trust with the supplier.

For our dealer base, all of our solutions allow them to stay with us. They don’t have to take ownership of the integration because it’s from one company – us. We have much greater breadth and depth for those integrators and end users who want to have one valued partner they work with. We are happy to provide commercial terms for long term support and with one fixed fee so there are no more bills for the customer.

SecuritySolutionsWatch.com: Thank you, Howard. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Howard Johnson: One of our missions as a company is to make the end user’s life easier. We develop solutions to help our customers operate efficiently, reduce costs and meet compliance, which essentially are the three reasons companies are compelled to make changes in their security systems. To do that, we want to become a trusted advisor. Technology makes life easier, but with new technology comes more complex infrastructure and therefore a close partnership with IT is required. We want to work together with our integrator and end user to help them figure out their data and how to use it to streamline business, automate processes and reduce costs. If we can do that, everyone will be successful.

ABOUT AMAG TECHNOLOGY
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AMAG Technology’s Symmetry™ Security Management Solutions are deployed across a wide variety of market segments from commercial to government, education, healthcare, banking, transportation, utilities, plus many more. Headquartered in Torrance, California with sales and support located throughout the Americas, EMEA, APAC and LATAM, AMAG provides customers with industry leading unified security solutions. AMAG Technology is part of G4S plc, the world’s leading global integrated security company which has operations on six continents and 585,000 employees. As the industry leader, AMAG focuses on delivering the latest technology to meet market needs.

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INDONESIA MOVES TO REGULATE THE IMPORT OF FISH PRODUCTS

Indonesia imports crab from Canada and USA

New Regulation will assist in the further development of the local fishing industry

JAKARTA, JAVA, INDONESIA, July 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With a population of 266 million Indonesia is the 4th largest country in the world. Its GDP of US$262b in the first quarter of 2018 makes Indonesia the largest economy in South East Asia. According to the World Bank Indonesia has significantly improved its ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) index for 2018 and has climbed 19 places to 72 from its previous rank of 91.

Indonesia is the largest country in the world in terms of tuna landings and it is in the world's top three producers of shrimp. However domestic production is currently insufficient to sustain its canneries. It is the 6th largest producer of canned tuna. As a result Indonesia continues to import tuna and many other kinds of fish especially crustaceans and imported 195,296 MT in 2017. In an effort to boost its local fishing industry Indonesia has been investing heavily and has taken stern action against Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing.

Against this background and in order to regulate the import of fish products used as industrial raw materials and to improve national competitiveness, the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia has published a new Regulation No: 66 of 2018. The import of the regulated fish products is allowed only by importers with API-P (Producer) and API-U (General) licences issued by the Minister. An English translation of the Regulation may be downloaded from the URL shown below.

Applications to import fish products will be approved only if the importer holding an API-P licence can show evidence of cold storage, refrigerated transport and a recommendation from the Minister of Industry whereas holders of API-U licences must submit a distribution plan. The import approvals are valid for 1 year.

For goods that are already packaged a label in Bahasa Indonesia and English must show the commercial name of the goods as well as the scientific name, the net weight and name and address of importer and exporter. For fish that are not packaged the same information must be shown on a proforma invoice or packing list.

The exporter should also produce a Certificate of Fish Health or a Fish Processing Products Certificate signed by an authorised officer or competent authority in the country of origin.

All such imports of fish products are subject to technical verification or survey in the country of supply by a surveyor appointed by the Ministry of Trade. Information concerning the scope of the survey and appointed surveyors may be obtained by importers from KSO Sucofindo – Surveyor Indonesia.

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VL OMNI Announces Partnership With ShipStation

VL OMNI, now partnered with ShipStation

VL OMNI, now partnered with ShipStation

ShipStation announces official partnership with VL OMNI

ShipStation announces official partnership with VL OMNI

Newly formed partnership brings agile and scalable data integration to the leading web-based shipping software

“We are aligned in terms of goals and objectives so it is only natural to begin working with each other. With VL OMNI, ShipStation will help present and future retailers accelerate their business.”

— Robert Gilbreath, Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA, July 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — VL OMNI, a top point-to-multipoint omnichannel data integration platform provider serving scaling merchants, today announced its partnership with ShipStation, the leading web-based e-commerce shipping solution. The partnership between ShipStation and VL OMNI will extend the reach of ShipStation’s platform to more applications through the VL OMNI platform, broadening merchants’ range of applications that can be integrated to achieve seamless data movement.

This new partnership extends ShipStation’s and VL OMNI’s platforms to give merchants the ability to match data movements with their strategies and business rules, allowing for more complex integrations between ShipStation and a host of other applications. ShipStation users on the VL OMNI platform will also benefit from the scalability and elastic nature of the VL OMNI platform. VL OMNI will be able to move ShipStation data seamlessly through etailers’ growing infrastructure to expand and accelerate business.

"The VL OMNI team is very excited to announce our partnership with ShipStation,” says Wayne Thompson, Strategic Partnerships Manager at VL OMNI. “Both ShipStation and VL OMNI serve the same e-commerce and multichannel market. We both see the value of creating, scalable, highly-functional applications that serve a unique group of merchants. ShipStation and VL OMNI are already well poised to help merchants, but together we are creating a tangible way for them to enhance our powerful platforms.”

“We are confident that we will be able to help merchants in a more creative and efficient way, especially with our new partnership with VL OMNI,” says Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships, Robert Gilbreath. “We are aligned in terms of goals and objectives so it is only natural to begin working with each other. With VL OMNI, we will help present and future retailers accelerate their businesses.”

About ShipStation
ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping solution that helps e-commerce retailers import, organize, process, and ship their orders quickly and easily from any web browser. ShipStation features the most integrations of any e-commerce web-based solution with over 150 shopping carts, marketplaces, package carriers, and fulfillment services. ShipStation’s many integration partners include eBay, Jet, PayPal, Amazon, Etsy, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Shopify Plus, Squarespace, and Magento. ShipStation also integrates with carriers such as FedEx, USPS, UPS, Canada Post, Australia Post, Royal Mail, and DHL. ShipStation has sophisticated automation features such as automated order importing, custom best practice rules, product profiles, and fulfillment solutions that enable its users, wherever they sell and however they ship, to be exceptionally efficient at shipping orders. ShipStation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit http://shipstation.com/.

About VL OMNI
Accelerate Growth with VL OMNI: Your trusted SAAS platform for real-time, agile and scalable iPaaS data integration. Trusted by over 200+ growing Merchants. VL OMNI’s integrations work by strategically connecting applications together, normalizing the data between them and applying your business rules directly to the data transformation. Integrate with countless applications such as ERP systems, Warehouse Management, Email Marketing Platforms and more, and track your data from all sources in our unified platform.
Start a conversation today at www.VLOMNI.com

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Women in shipping – it’s time for a 21st century workforce

For those organizations looking to attract, recruit, develop, support and retain a more diversified workforce a WFM framework is a good place to start.”

— Lee Clarke, Regional Director, Northern Hemisphere at Dynama

LONDON, UK, July 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In an industry facing significant skill shortages many organizations are ready to take a fresh approach to recruiting and retaining women in the shipping workplace. According to Lee Clarke at Dynama, the first place to start is establishing an accurate gender profile of your organization using workforce management technology.

Of the estimated 1.25 million seafarers in the world, fewer than 2% of them are thought to be women[i]. For example, in the UK the maritime minister Nusrat Ghani MP – who herself is only the second woman to hold the UK Department for Transport portfolio for the country’s maritime sector – has praised the establishment of the ‘Women in Maritime Taskforce’. Set up by Maritime UK, the organization aims to identify practical steps to recruit and retain more women, particularly those in mid or senior positions across maritime’s shipping, ports, marine and business services industries. It also seeks to address critical areas such as career progression paths for women in the sector and any gender pay gap.

Dynama’s parent company Allocate Software has pledged to have 50% of women on their payroll by 2022 and Dynama is following their lead. But where to start? How do you know how many women you already employ? How do you recruit more and how do you support and retain women in the any industry?

Using workforce management to create change
The flexibility of today’s workforce management (WFM) solutions can help to nurture talent in the shipping industry regardless of gender. This is where the advanced data management and superior reporting capabilities of modern technology come into their own. Let’s take a closer look!

• Establish a benchmark – the first step to creating change is to understand the current state of diversity across your organization and this comes down to the quality of data held. The beauty of modern integrated WFM systems is, that unlike manual spreadsheets, they link seamlessly with critical HR databases to provide a realistic perspective of employees across an organization. They capture a real-time view of maritime staff, including personal details such as gender, age, career and pay history, past roles and activities including projects worked on and where. This makes it easy to analyse the gender profile of an organization and to continually track any gaps in specific jobs or at different management levels and match skills to jobs available.

• Use data to support recruitment drives – organizations want the best people for the job, whether they are male or female. But maybe they are missing out on good quality candidates from 50% of the population? Recruitment campaigns should emphasise the benefits that will appeal to all candidates but focus on those of particular interest to women, for example, flexible working practices, transparent pay structures, opportunities for sabbaticals, maternity leave and excellent career paths.

Once you have attracted the best talent regardless of gender, then data can help to keep them in post and stop them from straying to the competition. For example, by focussing on relevant and tailored e-training programmes and allowing people to learn at a time and place that best suits them it will help with balancing the demands of work and family life.

• Reviewing working conditions
Maritime contracts and working conditions can be very restrictive, with shared accommodation affecting the quality of rest and long periods away that need to be balanced with time spent at home. Phasing out shared facilities and being more flexible over periods of time at sea can ease this, improving crew wellbeing and family life. Long hours expected of seafarers should also be balanced and managed sufficiently so that the crew receive the necessary rest, helping to reduce worker fatigue and stress.

• The power of mentoring – one of the common challenges for women in many sectors is building confidence to be assertive in a male-dominated work environment. Why not use data held in your WFM system to identify experienced female staff who can become mentors to new female joiners? Or set up an online support and networking forum and invite all staff, male and female to participate? That way, they can share their experiences and exchange hints and tips to build confidence and maximise their skills. Involving all colleagues in sessions will foster a greater understanding and better collaboration between the sexes.

• Future-proof your workforce – the latest automated solutions are powerful workforce planning tools. They are innovative, highly scalable and future-proof. They are sophisticated enough to analyse current staff availability and competencies and plan for future requirements quickly and efficiently. When deploying a WFM framework, organizations should consider including important parameters into their ‘what if’ scenarios such as time for maternity and paternity leave and the flexibility to accommodate career breaks or role changes for working parents.

For those organizations looking to attract, recruit, develop, support and retain a more diversified workforce a WFM framework is a good place to start. It can help to build a diversity profile with the hard evidence to drive effective recruitment campaigns and support talent management and succession planning to build a modern 21st century workforce.

Lee Clarke is Regional Director – Northern Hemisphere at Dynama www.dynama.global

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