Reshoring? Thoughts on Combatting the Skilled Worker Shortage

Lower domestic energy costs, a move towards customization, and a desire for a more nimble supply chain are just a few of the factors leading companies to consider bringing their manufacturing operations closer to home. But for all its benefits, reshoring is not an initiative to be taken lightly. There are a number of things to consider – from service…

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It’s time for forward thinking. Do you have the info you need?

It’s that time of year again when shippers will be analyzing budgets, putting out RFPs, and trying to lock in capacity for the coming year. They will be faced with the choice of doing things the way they’ve always done them or assessing business processes and evaluating partnerships in the hopes of doing them better. Given today’s changing economic landscape,…

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Six Things to look for in a 3PL Provider

G&D Integrated is always on the lookout for content that is relevant to your desires for improvement and growth. In the past, we’ve shared articles on supercharging your supply chain, inventory management, and more. Today, we’d like to feature Jamie Wyatt’s SupplyChain24/7 post: “Evaluating Potential 3PL Logistics Providers and What You Should Be Looking For”  – because it does a very thorough job…

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Reshoring Powers America’s Manufacturing Resurgence

Exports from the U.S. are at the highest point in 50 years. The gap between labor costs in the U.S. and overseas is shrinking. There are many factors contributing to the rise of reshoring in America, and it’s important to study up on them to gain a competitive edge. G&D Integrated’s infographic: “Reshoring Powers America’s Manufacturing Resurgence” quickly yet thoroughly…

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Use The Reshoring Initiative’s TCO calculator to lower operating and logistics costs

Manufacturing giants like General Electric, Ford, Wal-Mart and Nike are investing heavily in reshoring initiatives. Wal-Mart will increase sourcing of American-made products by $50 billion over the next decade, while GE will move production of high-end refrigerators from China and Mexico to Louisville. Nike and Ford will each invest more than $150 million in reshoring because with exports from the…

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Moneyball Logistics

Since Bill Lewis’ best selling book, Moneyball and the ensuing movie starring Brad Pitt came out, light bulbs have been going off for business leaders everywhere as they begin to draw parallels between the form of statistical analysis Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane used to take a small market team with a bleak outlook to a consistent contender and…

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Find out How Reshoring is Revitalizing American Supply Chains

The world of manufacturing never stops changing. One recent trend that appears destined to remain a major industry theme in the coming years is reshoring— the practice of returning outsourced production, assembly and manufacturing processes back to the geographic location from which they were originally removed. Why is this happening? Increased wages in low cost countries, quality issues, logistics and…

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Reshoring Statistics Suggest American Manufacturing Resurgence is Imminent

If you have paid any attention to the state of the Manufacturing industry over the past 25 years, you know about the trend of “sending manufacturing overseas.” That could be changing. In Bob Adelmann’s September 2013 post, “America’s Reshoring of Jobs is Accelerating,” he states that “more than half of 200 U.S. companies with sales greater than $1 billion are…

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Bolster your business by learning “163 Ways to Supercharge Your Supply Chain

We all know that supply chain and logistics management is no walk in the park. Whether you’re dealing with domestic or international suppliers, there are many regulations and areas of compliance that must be accounted for. G&D Integrated strives to bring the highest quality transportation, distribution and manufacturing logistics services together – all in one place. To achieve this goal,…

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G&D Integrated at CONEXPO – CON/AGG 2014

G&D Integrated announces plans to participate in the five-day exposition at the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 4-8. Morton Illinois –G&D Integrated is pleased to announce plans to participate in CONEXPO 2014, which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 4-8. Coming off an exciting year in which four new customer logistics centers were opened, the heavy-equipment…

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