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Port enhancements seek to boost North Carolina imports and exports

February 11, 2021

Not surprisingly, 2020 was a bumpy year for North Carolina imports and exports. The major ports in the region, the Port of Norfolk and the Port of Wilmington, experienced significant decreases in container volumes when the pandemic hit, but then…

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Kanban’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

December 22, 2020

From food and pharmaceutical warehousing to manufacturing logistics and other aspects of the supply chain, our blog articles in 2020 covered a lot of ground. In this end-of-year recap, we look back on the articles that resonated most with our…

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Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

March 26, 2020

North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. Home to the Great Smokey Mountains, legendary college basketball, and the scene of the Wright Brothers’ first successful flight at Kitty Hawk. In fact, the “First in Flight” motto still appears on the state’s…

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Top Kanban Logistics Posts of 2019

December 19, 2019

Kanban’s blog covers a wide range of topics. So, it’s always interesting to see the ones that resonated most with our readers. In this post, we’ll look back at our best-read blog posts of 2019.

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Interview: Norris Tolson Discusses CSX Carolina Connector Intermodal Rail Terminal

October 9, 2019

This past April, a ground-breaking ceremony was held to begin construction of the Carolina Connector intermodal rail terminal in Rocky Mount, NC. The terminal is the result of a joint effort between CSX and the North Carolina Department of Transportation…

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Looking to Add an East Coast eCommerce Fulfillment Center? Consider Eastern North Carolina

August 22, 2019

Business growth should always be a good thing.  But growth is not without its headaches – especially in the world of eCommerce, where many companies struggle to keep up with consumer expectations for rapid fulfillment. This ‘struggle to keep up’…

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Leverage your 3PL’s WMS for Omni Channel Distribution

July 25, 2019

Most modern companies have more than one sales channel, distributing products to both B2C and B2B customers.  Your B2C customers demand that their orders are shipped quickly with 100% accuracy.  Your B2B customers expect the same – without accepting so…

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10 Questions to Ask Your Temperature-Controlled Warehouse Provider

April 25, 2019

Sensitive materials require a sensitive supply chain.  For makers of foods, pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive products, such a supply chain is one that can protect the temperature requirements of products from production all the way to final delivery.  The temperature-controlled…

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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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