North Carolina Logistics Blog

Protecting Against Supply Chain Disruption During Hurricane Florence

September 21, 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of our region who were severely impacted by this devastating storm.  At Kanban, we are fortunate to have the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management as…

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FTZ Warehouse

Leveraging an FTZ Warehouse in the Wake of New Tariffs

August 30, 2018

Depending on what you import and where it’s from, the tariffs implemented by the U.S. this year – and the tariffs still to come – can mean an additional 10% or 25% (or more) in import costs on top of…

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Video: Shovel-Ready Space for a North Carolina Factory and/or DC

August 14, 2018

If you’re looking for space for a North Carolina factory and/or distribution center, you need not look any further than Rocky Mount.  Adjacent to our existing 175,000-sq-ft distribution center, Kanban has a pad in place for a new, as-large-or-larger facility…

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Reasons to Use Cross Docking Services

July 26, 2018

Cross docking is an efficient process that saves both time and money by keeping products on the move.  Some companies use cross docking services as part of their regular operations mix, while others turn to cross docking only when necessary. …

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How a 3PL Can Serve QVC Vendors: Protect Your Relationship with an Ally

July 17, 2018

In getting your products to customers, there are few media channels with the reach of QVC.  Whether on TV or online (QVC is now the third-largest eCommerce company in North America), QVC provides exposure to a wide range of products…

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Manufacturing Logistics

How a 3PL Can Optimize the Aerospace Supply Chain

June 28, 2018

It can be said that the aerospace supply chain is every bit as complicated as the structure of an aircraft.  Just as an aircraft contains thousands of co-dependent parts – ranging from gigantic to minuscule – the supply chains of…

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Kanban Continues Warehouse Service Expansion in NC

June 14, 2018

As with just about all things logistics in North Carolina, Kanban’s warehouse service footprint continues to grow.  We have recently expanded our Tarboro campus to include Kanban #7 – a 400,000-square-foot facility located within five minutes of our company headquarters. …

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Purchasing of Consumable Parts

May 29, 2018

Here are two questions a plant manager or manufacturing executive could be asked by the boss: Question 1: “What’s your strategy for boosting output in the second half of the year?” Question 2: “What’s your strategy for procuring nuts and…

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What to Look For in a Climate-Controlled Storage Provider

May 15, 2018

Product integrity means everything for food and pharmaceutical companies.  When you entrust these products to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, you need to have full confidence in its ability to maintain that integrity throughout every aspect of the warehousing operation. …

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