10 Interesting Facts about Veterans and Veterans Day

G&D Integrated would like to thank all veterans for their service and dedication to our country. At G&D, we fully support providing meaningful employment opportunities for veterans where they comprise 10% of our workforce. Please take time to thank a veteran this week. 10 Interesting Facts about Veterans and Veterans Day Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11,…

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10 Signs You May Need Outsourcing Support

Today's supply chain needs are complex. With advances in globalization, technology, and customer expectations, a company needs to consistently look for ways to be efficient and competitive in today's marketplace. Often times, businesses look to outsource to a third party logistics provider or 3PL to gain the edge they need. However, many people who are given the responsibility to make this…

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Ask the Right Questions to Evaluate Supply Chain Challenges

Customer expectations and competition have put tremendous pressure on supply chains across industries. Supply chain has transformed from just a cost center to a strategic asset for many organizations. You may already know what your biggest supply chain problems are or you’re still trying to figure it out. In either case, to develop a well thought out case for improvement and possibly outsourcing,…

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Transportation Planning For the Remainder of 2016

It’s always a good idea to re-assess your transportation needs in the middle of the year. Now that the U.S. economy continues to make gains after a slow first quarter, you can save a lot of headaches by planning and readjusting your network transportation arrangements for the remainder of the year and into 2017. The preliminary second-quarter 2016 GDP annual…

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Manufacturing & Distribution Problems Solved with Kitting

Complex supply chains, compressed production cycles, and mass customization are driving today’s high manufacturing and operational costs. Kitting, the gathering of components and parts needed for the manufacturing of an assembly or product, requires significant planning and resources. The problem is every hour and every dollar has to count when it comes to production and fulfillment. For OEMs, line-side part kits…

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4 Reasons to Consider a Transloading Transportation Strategy

Are round-trip container charges on your ocean contracts getting out of hand? Could your outbound shipments to customers be improved for turnaround and timeliness? It may be time to consider a transloading strategy. Today’s savvy shippers don’t always have to use standard drayage and intermodal services for their import and export freight. In fact, given recent shortages of chassis assets…

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How To Develop Your Sub-Assembly Outsource Strategy

The velocity of today’s supply chains, compressed product cycles, SKU proliferation and mass customization requirements make it difficult to keep up with production.  Manufacturers are challenged with making optimal use of labor resources and plant space, while managing against consistently changing production demands.  Outsourcing the production or assembly of components—separate from your core manufacturing operations—may be a wise choice to…

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Warehousing Outsourcing: What’s Your Strategy?

Complex fulfillment needs, less predictability in business and seasonal operations are just a few reasons why companies outsource their warehousing and distribution center (DC) operations. New channels or product lines may cause you to require a 3PL for warehousing and value-added services such as automated materials handling or light assembly. You may need to outsource part of your warehouse operations…

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing to a 3PL

With increasing pressure to reduce costs, understand new regulations, and deliver products faster, there’s no doubt there are a lot of issues shippers have to deal with in the management and execution of today’s supply chain. Today’s shippers need relief as well as flexibility more than ever. And many are now asking themselves, “To outsource or not to outsource; that is…

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4 Transportation Trends You Can’t Ignore

The practice of supply chain management continues to evolve, thanks to industry innovation and technology advancements. The last 10 years have brought significant changes to how goods are purchased, distributed and shipped. Many of these changes are driven by advancements such as the smartphone and mobile applications as well as cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery models. Here are 4…

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