North Carolina Logistics Blog

warehousing of construction materials

Understanding 3PL warehousing of construction materials on the East Coast

April 14, 2022

Here in the mid-Atlantic region, new construction of homes and industrial facilities is a very common sight. But before those new structures are standing tall, the materials used to build them, like lumber and OSB boards, are typically stored in…

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outdoor warehouse storage

Can Outdoor Warehouse Storage Work for Your Products?

March 31, 2022

If your company is looking for warehousing space, you may be able to scout both inside and outside the facility, depending on your products.  While the term “outdoor warehouse storage” may seem like oxymoron, some warehousing providers can store certain…

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kitting services

Understanding 3PL Custom Kitting Services

February 23, 2022

“Assembly required.” As consumers, we’re all too familiar with this phrase. It’s made up of two powerful words that, when combined, serve to eat up lots of your time. For many manufacturers, pre-assembly of component parts is also required during…

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solar panel warehouse

The benefits of using a solar panel warehouse within an FTZ

February 10, 2022

The Biden Administration has issued a 4-year extension of tariffs on solar panels. While this move is sure to have its share of supporters and detractors, it does complicate the supply chains of solar panel importers. In this article, we’ll…

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The CSX Carolina Connector is now open – and already enhanced

January 25, 2022

Those ‘pops’ you might have heard in late 2021 were the champagne bottles of logisticians in and around the Mid-Atlantic region celebrating the opening of the CSX Carolina Connector. After 5 years of starts and stops, the intermodal rail terminal…

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drop trailer

Consider a drop trailer program to boost local transport efficiency

January 12, 2022

Between the truck driver shortage and many other supply chain labor shortages related to the pandemic, it’s important to maximize the time and productivity of the workers you have when you have them. A drop trailer program is an effective…

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warehouse space shortage

Kanban’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2021

December 22, 2021

From the warehouse labor shortage to the opening of the brand new CSX Carolina Connector, many blog topics resonated with readers in 2021.  The following 3 blog posts were the most popular with our readers this year.

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aerospace logistics company

Look for AS9100D certification in an aerospace logistics company

December 16, 2021

Aerospace and defense companies must adhere to the most exacting quality standards in order to ensure the safety and performance of their products. When these companies need to turn to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, it’s imperative that the 3PL…

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container yard

Turn to a 3PL for East Coast container yard services

November 30, 2021

Supply chain disruptions have caused bottlenecks throughout the country. Many of those bottlenecks involve shipping containers – difficulties getting them off of port or rail, unloading container contents into a warehouse, and getting them back to port. In this article,…

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