Looking for East Coast Distribution? NC Ranked Best for Business by Forbes

Posted on: December 14, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

North Carolina was just named Forbes’s 2017 Best State for Business in its annual ranking of all 50 states.  For us North Carolinians, this further reinforces our strong belief in the capabilities of the Tar Heel State when it comes to all things business- and logistics-related. From the economy and government support of logistics industry, […]

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Companies Turn to 3PL Storage in Advance of Solar Panel Import Duty

Posted on: November 30, 2017 by master_admin_

Solar energy is now the fastest-growing source of energy on the planet, with installations growing by 68% annually over the last 10 years.  But not everyone in the industry is happy.  U.S. solar panel manufacturers have cried foul over the prevalence of cheaper imports and are pushing for a solar panel import duty to be […]

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Understanding Pharmaceutical Warehousing

Posted on: November 16, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

A study by the Mayo Clinic revealed that 7 out of 10 people in the U.S. take at least one prescription drug.  And, while such drugs can provide vital, even life-saving, benefits, they can only have their intended effects when quality and potency is preserved from production to consumption.  This means that great care must […]

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The Aerospace Supply Chain: Why AS9100 certification matters

Posted on: October 26, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

In a recent blog post, we looked at ISO 9001 and the reasons why certification is a big “pro” among prospective logistics providers.  In the regulation-heavy world of the aviation, space, and defense (AS&D) industry, however, adherence to quality management system (QMS) standards begins to look less like a pro and more like a necessity.  […]

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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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