North Carolina Logistics Blog

ecommerce order fulfillment

“Am I Too Small to Outsource eCommerce Order Fulfillment?”

January 10, 2019

The middle.  In the world of eCommerce, the middle is precisely where many small-but-growing companies find themselves.  On one side, you realize that, if your company is going to truly grow, you can’t keep your fulfillment operation small and nimble. …

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Kanban’s Top Blog Posts of 2018

December 21, 2018

As we gear up for 2019, we want to first take a look back at the topics that resonated most with the readers of our blog.  So, in this article, we unveil our three most popular posts of the year…

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shared warehousing

The Benefits of Shared Warehousing During Peak Season

December 13, 2018

As we approach the end of the year, the peak season for supply chains is winding down.  How did it go for your operation?  Was your ramp up in volume accompanied by tidings of great joy?  Or, a sense of…

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drop trailer program

Consider a drop trailer program to boost local transport efficiency

November 29, 2018

Between the truck driver shortage and the hours of service (HOS) restrictions placed on drivers, it’s important to make the most of the time that your driver is on the clock.  One key way to do this is to eliminate…

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North Carolina manufacturing

Spotlight on Eastern North Carolina Manufacturing Companies

November 15, 2018

Site Selection magazine just released their 2018 “Top Business Climate” rankings of U.S. states and, once again, North Carolina takes the #2 spot – falling just short of Georgia.  While no one likes to finish second, the Tar Heel state’s…

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3PL warehouse companies

Winter is Coming: How do 3PL Warehouse Companies Prepare?

October 25, 2018

Autumn is in full swing, which means pumpkin picking, kids getting ready for Halloween, and parents getting ready for the holidays.  It also means, as the family motto of House Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones tells us, “winter is…

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rail transload facility

The Rail Transload Facility in Action

October 11, 2018

Whether it’s due to the trucker shortage, cost concerns, convenience, or a variety of other factors, more shippers are entrusting at least part of their freight to intermodal (rail and OTR) transport.  In fact, according to the Association of American…

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csx carolina connector

The CSX Carolina Connector is Back on Track

September 27, 2018

The CSX Carolina Connector project in Eastern North Carolina was an exciting project that promised to make Rocky Mount, NC – site of a large Kanban Logistics distribution center – a key intermodal logistics hub.  We blogged about the project…

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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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