North Carolina Logistics Blog

Cross Docking Services Get Trucks Back on the Road

February 19, 2016

In addition to typical cross docking benefits – faster cycle time, reduction or elimination of warehouse storage costs, and reduction of inventory. Cross docking services can also benefit carriers and their drivers, making them as efficient and profitable as possible. Benefits include reducing drive wait times, help with late deliveries, and demurrage avoidance for importers.

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Locating an East Coast Fulfillment Center: What does QVC know that you don’t?

February 4, 2016

QVC knows the value of Rocky Mount, NC, for East Coast fulfillment and distribution. Proximity to east coast ports, central location, rail service, and low distribution costs are just a few of the supply chain benefits of our mid Atlantic warehousing.

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North Carolina FTZs

North Carolina FTZ Benefits

January 22, 2016

Are you a North Carolina manufacturer exploring FTZ benefits? There are four North Carolina Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) and FTZ services are available from several state logistics providers, including Kanban Logistics. FTZs are secured areas that are considered outside of…

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Choosing an Economical East Coast Warehouse

December 29, 2015

If your company is seeking an East Coast warehouse, cost is obviously a major consideration.  And cost, as it relates to warehousing, comes down to two things: land and people. Where land is less expensive, the cost to build or…

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Dealing with minimum charges from fulfillment companies

December 10, 2015

If you are searching for warehouse fulfillment companies in North Carolina, or anywhere, you may come up against “minimums.” These minimum requirements can be a non-starter for smaller companies just ramping up their volumes.  Following are some thoughts on minimums.…

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Reducing Costs with a North Carolina Fulfillment Center

November 24, 2015

A North Carolina fulfillment center can be a very cost-effective choice for growing eTailers. Doing business in an eCommerce world provides numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs and established businesses that never existed before. You can sell goods to a large and…

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How to Scale a Business: Think 3PL

October 29, 2015

Programs like Shark Tank and funding sites like Kickstarter have put a spotlight on entrepreneurs who have an idea and an appetite for growth. Top of mind for these new companies is how to scale a business. These entrepreneurs have…

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5 Ways Logistics Outsourcing Can Save You Money

October 15, 2015

Logistics are a key component of virtually any business that handles a physical product, but it takes time and money if you choose to manage the function internally.  The primary reason companies turn to logistics outsourcing with third party logistics…

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Plant Services: What Manufacturers Can Learn from Great Chefs

October 1, 2015

There’s only one chef that is in charge of purchasing and ordering the ingredients, arranging shipment, receiving and unpacking the meats and vegetables, and managing storeroom inventory, plus the meal preparation. Her name is Mom. As for top restaurant chefs,…

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