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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Packaging Logistics 101

Posted on: April 27, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

When you think of logistics companies, what comes to mind?  Tractor trailers?  Warehouses?  Well, for every big thing you can think of, there are many relatively little things that third-party logistics (3PL) companies perform every day that are just as important as the big stuff. One of those things is packaging and, in terms of […]

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Understanding Kitting Services

Posted on: April 13, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

“Assembly required.”  As consumers, we’re all too familiar with this phrase.  It’s made up of two powerful words that, when combined, serve to eat up lots of your time. For many manufacturers, pre-assembly of component parts is also required during the production process.  And, here too, this assembly can take up a lot of time […]

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