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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Understanding Food Warehousing

Posted on: March 31, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

If you are a looking for a company to store and/or distribute your food or pharmaceutical products, you will likely encounter warehouse descriptions such as “food grade,” “temperature controlled,” and “climate controlled.”  What do they mean? Whether you know it or not, these terms can be very important to your business and the quality of […]

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Q&A with Kanban’s New COO Scott Freeman

Posted on: March 2, 2017 by Harold Hobgood

Scott Freeman recently joined Kanban Logistics as Chief Operation Officer (COO).  Scott comes to Kanban after three decades in operations with MBM (now McLane Company), a major food industry supply chain company that handles distribution of food-related products to chain restaurants. Most recently, Scott was VP of Operations there, focusing on logistics, customer service, quality […]

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