North Carolina Logistics Blog

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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3PL warehouse companies

What You Need to Know About 3PL Warehouse Costs

August 8, 2019

If your business is growing and you’re starting to consider warehousing options, the prospect may seem a bit daunting.  Warehouses are large facilities after all, so that must mean large costs, right? Not necessarily. If you’re going it alone and…

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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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climate-controlled warehouse space

New 50,000 Sq. Ft. of Climate Controlled Warehouse Space in Rocky Mount, NC

July 11, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk about climate-controlled warehouse space here at Kanban – both on our blog and in our facilities.  And, we’re backing up that talk with actions that will benefit our customers.  We’re putting the finishing touches…

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Understanding Key Warehouse Temperature Terms in Logistics

June 27, 2019

As your food and pharmaceutical products flow through the supply chain, logistics providers must meet the environmental (i.e., climate and temperature) requirements of these items every step of the way.  The quality and purity of these products – along with…

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3PL warehouse KPI

Understanding the Importance of 3PL Warehouse KPIs

June 13, 2019

What do school children and third-party logistics (3PL) providers have in common? They both get report cards. The 3PL’s report card comes in the form of key performance indicators (KPIs) – a set of metrics that the 3PL and its…

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3pl shipping

3PL Shipping: How late can you place an order for same- or next-day shipping?

May 23, 2019

Shipping speed.  In terms of logistics operations, it’s one of the most important metrics to your customers – and therefore one of the most important metrics to you.  When you outsource your warehousing and distribution operations to a 3PL, you’re…

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Warehousing: Who’s Liable for What in a 3PL Relationship?

May 9, 2019

Liability.  It’s a term that most people like to avoid, and we can understand why.  It conjures up thoughts of “things going wrong.”  No one likes that, so best to avoid the subject, right? Wrong.  Avoidance simply leads to finger-pointing…

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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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