North Carolina Logistics Blog

What East Coast Ports (and 3PLs) Make Sense for your Imports?

August 19, 2015

Labor strife at West Coast docks and the expansion of the Panama Canal to handle large, post-Panamax vessels have led importers to look at shifting more import shipments to East Coast ports. But which port? The Port of Virginia, consisting…

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Right to Work States: Locating Your Logistics Site in North Carolina

August 6, 2015

What’s the least unionized state in the country? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the top spot goes to North Carolina, with less than one in 50 employees holding union memberships. This same BLS analysis, summarized by a…

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East Coast Logistics to Thrive After Panama Canal Expands

July 30, 2015

If you import products from Asia, the most significant shipping event in 2016 will be the completion of the Panama Canal expansion. The upgrades will double the capacity of the Canal and allow it to serve post-Panamax shipping vessels, which are the…

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Welcome to North Carolina

Looking for an East Coast Warehouse? Consider Eastern NC.

July 16, 2015

If you are looking for the best location for an East Coast warehouse, Eastern North Carolina offers some pretty compelling advantages. Lower costs. Market studies have shown that our labor and space rates are lower than other East Coast warehouse markets…

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Improve productivity in manufacturing: 4 things your plant workers should NOT be doing

July 2, 2015

Busy executives have personal assistants not because they can’t do the things their assistants do – like pick up the dry cleaning and get the car washed – but because they want to free up time to focus on more…

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Is a VMI strategy right for me?

June 25, 2015

Manufacturing professionals: Are you buying parts and other raw material inventory for your factory just to have it sit for weeks or months prior to consumption? By holding this inventory on your books, you’re doling out money for assets that…

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Manufacturing Logistics

Reduce Plant Costs with Manufacturing Logistics

June 11, 2015

To reduce manufacturing costs, start the assembly process outside your plant. Across America, higher-cost assembly workers are being paid to open boxes, search for parts and throw away trash. That’s because component parts are being delivered right to the manufacturing site.…

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Parts Procurement Services Improve Cash Flow

May 28, 2015

A large defense contractor, rather than hire additional staff in its supplier management group, outsourced the purchasing of all packaging and related materials to its third party logistics partner (3PL) as part of a manufacturing logistics solution. This freed up…

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