Lean on a 3PL for Spot Stocking During Your Busiest Periods

Posted on: October 12, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

It may not seem possible but the holiday season will soon be upon us yet again.  For many companies – especially those in the retail industry – it’s the busiest time of the year, with orders coming in and shipments going out at a furious rate.  Before your orders start to really pick up, however, […]

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Partner with a 3PL for Flex Warehouse Services

Posted on: September 27, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

Your company is considering its warehousing options.  You can invest in the necessary space and labor and handle it yourself.  Or, you can partner with a warehousing provider and pay for a set amount of space and labor in its warehouse(s).  But, what if there is no “set amount?”  What if your volumes fluctuate?  When […]

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To Minimize Truck Driver Wait Time, Consider a Cross Dock Strategy

Posted on: August 31, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

As truck drivers face increasing productivity challenges, every moment on the road counts.  Despite this, hours upon hours are routinely wasted through on-the-clock driver wait time at the drop-off point.  This productivity-killing cycle can be reversed, however, when drivers entrust a local logistics provider (3PL) to temporarily store and deliver the load while the driver […]

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ISO 9001 Certification for Logistics Quality Management

Posted on: August 17, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

If your organization is considering partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, you’re going to read a lot of things about the companies that you scout.  In doing so, you may encounter a simple phrase that is easy to overlook: “ISO 9001-certified.” That simple phrase says a great deal about logistics quality management, and can […]

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Selling on QVC: What Happens When Your Product is Rejected?

Posted on: August 3, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

It’s an exciting time.  You’re selling on QVC and the air date is approaching.  Suddenly the unexpected occurs: your products did not pass QVC inspection and you received a product rejection notice (PRN). Fortunately, there is a solution: you can utilize the rework services of one of QVC’s approved partners to ready your products for […]

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Carolina Rail and Ports Update

Posted on: July 20, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

If you’re interested in the logistics industry within North Carolina, there is certainly a lot to take in.  It seems like every few weeks there is some new piece of big news, whether it’s the announcement of a new infrastructure initiative or an important update regarding an existing one. While this is all undoubtedly great […]

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Climate-Controlled Warehousing During the Summer Months

Posted on: July 6, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

Logistics companies who handle food and pharmaceutical products must be adept at climate-controlled warehousing – the ability to ensure that product temperature stays within proper range every moment the items are on premises.

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Rail to Truck Transloading 101

Posted on: June 22, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

Once thought to be a thing of the past, our nation’s trusty old form of transportation – rail – is now an ever-growing part of its future.  This is great from a logistics, infrastructure, and business standpoint since rail is now more efficient and economical than ever. And, a big part of this efficiency and […]

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Kanban Adds Flatbed Truck to its Local Fleet to Haul Oversized Cargo

Posted on: June 8, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

Meet Henry, Kanban’s new 48-foot flatbed truck and trailer combo who’s ready to take you on exciting new adventures! Well, okay, we haven’t named the truck (yet?), and it probably won’t star in a children’s adventure show, but we are pretty giddy about our new flat-bed. 

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Capacity and (Lack of) Congestion: North Carolina Ports at a Glance

Posted on: May 25, 2017 by master_admin_

In our last blog post, we talked (okay, maybe we bragged a little) about the continued logistics infrastructure improvements to the State of North Carolina.  We continue to be more than a little excited about these enhancements and their ramifications for our state’s logistics future. This week, we wanted to share equally-exciting news about one […]

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