UPS to Help Birkenstock Shorten Order Time, Increase U.S. Product Offering

first_imgBirkenstock Footprint Sandals Inc., the 100 percent employee-owned company and U.S. importer and distributor of Birkenstock footwear from Germany, will shorten special-order handling time by weeks and increase its product offering in U.S. retail stores through an agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions.A new distribution program developed by UPS will manage special orders to the U.S. fulfilled by Birkenstock manufacturing centers in Germany. Special orders that once took months to ship to the U.S. now will take days.“UPS Supply Chain Solutions will help us bring additional new styles, colors and sizes of Birkenstock footwear to American consumers much faster than we have been able to do in the past,” said Birkenstock Chief Operating Officer Gene Kunde.Under the agreement, implemented this month, UPS Supply Chain Solutions will provide a dedicated team utilizing UPS’s full portfolio of services including air, ocean, customs brokerage and small package. The solutions allow shipments to go directly to retail outlets. This alleviates interim handling and repackaging steps typical of the retail distribution process. UPS also will deliver retailer orders for the Spring 2004 season beginning this fall.“While our main goal is to satisfy our customers, there also are significant operational benefits to this new distribution arrangement,” Kunde said. “The UPS program takes pressure off our U.S. warehouses and gives our retailers more options for consumers.”Birkenstock, the first company to introduce the U.S. market to the Euro-comfort shoe category in 1967, realized 20 percent growth in fiscal 2002, exceeding the industry average of six percent. The agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions will enable Birkenstock to keep pace with rapid growth while increasing its ability to respond to its retailers and consumer needs.last_img read more

Treanor’s 7-point performance leads Syracuse to win over Georgetown, Big East tournament championship

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm No. 5 Syracuse (16-3) defeated No. 6 Georgetown (13-5) 14-7 in the championship game of the Big East women’s lacrosse tournament on Saturday at Multi-Sport Field in Washington, D.C. Kayla Treanor led the Orange with seven points on six goals and one assist and Kailah Kempney added three goals.The Orange earned its third Big East tournament title in program history.Georgetown, though, took an early lead. The Hoyas scored the only two goals of the game’s opening 12 minutes. Attack Dina Jackson scored just 69 seconds into the game to get the Hoyas on the board. Midfielder Hannah Franklin scored at the 21:39 mark to make it 2-0.Syracuse responded four minutes later with two goals in a 49 second span. Devon Collins and Kailah Kempney scored at 17:27 and 16:38, respectively, to even the score at two.Georgetown’s Ashley Hunter scored at 13:25 give the Hoyas a 3-2 advantage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU then scored the final four goals of the first half. Kelly Cross scored for the Orange at 11:41 to tie the score at three. Alyssa Murray then scored at 4:07 to regain the lead for the Orange at 4-3.Attack Kayla Treanor, who set the SU record for most points by a freshman in SU history, scored twice in a minute to give Syracuse a 6-3 lead.Goalkeeper Kelsey Richardson had three saves in the first half. Alyssa Costantino came in to replace her in the second half.Treanor completed her hat trick to open the second half, scoring on a free-position shot to make the score 7-3.Georgetown scored its first goal in 20:25 on a Franklin free-position shot, cutting SU’s lead to 7-4SU responded yet again, continuing what was a 9-1 scoring streak over 23 minutes. Katie Webster and Kempney scored two quick goals forty seconds apart to extend the Orange lead to 9-4. Treanor intercepted a pass on a Hoya clearing attempt and scored on an empty net to make it 10-4 with 19:29 to go.Murray then scored for SU to extend the lead to 11-4 at 18:29.Georgetown then made it 11-5 on a goal by Jackson.SU responded with a Kempney goal sandwiched between two Treanor goals. It brought SU’s lead from 11-5 to 14-5.Hoyas attack Meghan Farrell closed off the game with two straight goals with 6:33 and 1:30 left in the game.The Orange defeated the Hoyas 13-7 in the last game of the regular season and added to that today, defeating them 14-7 in the Big East championship game. Costantino made four saves in the second half.SU now awaits its draw for the NCAA tournament. The Final Four will be held May 24 and 26 in Philadelphia, Pa.– Compiled by Josh Hyber, staff writer, [email protected] Commentslast_img read more

NHL free agency 2019: Canadiens go big, sign Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho to offer sheet

first_imgThe deal, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, is heavily frontloaded, paying Aho $21 million in the first year and contains the maximum signing bonus allowed. For Aho, this is the contract he will officially get, regardless if it’s with Carolina or Montreal; he has already inked the offer sheet.”I know my summer just got better because I’m not going to be negotiating a contract all summer,” Waddell said during a press conference, where he noted he thought the offer would have been more. “We make a decision and move on.”The Canadiens have announced that they have tendered an offer sheet to restricted free agent Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes. The proposed contract is for five years, with an average annual value of $8.454 million.#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 1, 2019The move by Montreal did not come as a shock; after all, they created space by moving veteran Andrew Shaw back to Chicago and Nicolas Deslauriers to Ducks on Saturday.”Sebastian Aho accepted our offer,” said Bergevin to reporters. “He wants to come to Montreal. He sees our youngsters coming up in the organization and he wants to be a part of that. We’re proud but there’s still a waiting period.” Don Waddell has been adamant that the Carolina Hurricanes would match any offer sheet given to restricted free agent Sebastian Aho — Well, Don, now the ball, er, puck, is in your court.On the afternoon of July 1, the Montreal Canadiens went big and offered a five-year, $42.27 million contract to the young superstar. Carolina has a week to determine if Marc Bergevin and the Canadiens will go home emptyhanded. “We all get along, but we all have a competitive edge. I’m responsible for the Montreal Canadiens and not other teams. I owe it to the Canadiens and Geoff Molson.” – Marc Bergevin on his relationship with other GMs#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 1, 2019Aho is coming off a season that saw the 2015 second-round pick net 83 points (30 goals, 53 assists) in 82 games. He skated in his first All-Star Game in January in San Jose. In 15 playoff games, he led Carolina with five goals and seven assists.The offer sheet is the first in the NHL since the Calgary Flames tried to snatch Ryan O’Reilly from Colorado back in 2013. It’s been 12 years since an offer sheet was not matched. In 2007, the Oilers acquired Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks. That move led to then-Ducks GM Brian Burke having some choice words for Edmonton’s boss Kevin Lowe.”Edmonton has offered a mostly inflated salary for a player, and I think it’s an act of desperation for a general manager who is fighting to keep his job,” he said.last_img read more