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…

Read More


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…

Read More


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,…

Read More


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…

Read More


Inventory Management: Back to the Basics

Emerging technologies have made it possible to conduct inventory management in a more efficient way than ever before, but that doesn't mean the basic tenets of the practice should be treated like yesterday's newspaper. In fact, remaining mindful of what we think of as Inventory Management 101 is just as important today as it was generations ago. Precise inventory management…

Read More


2014 Supply Chain Predictions

With the onset of each new year, analysts begin making predictions of things to come. Some happen. Some don’t. Some are based on fact, others on wishful thinking. We found the set of predictions put forth by IDC Manufacturing Insights to be some of the better ones we’ve seen this year. We are specifically interested in predictions 3, 4, and…

Read More


Evolution of a More Strategic Supply Chain

There is no arguing the fact that trying to stay afloat and be successful in a down economy is a stressful endeavor. As Brad Householder, principal, supply chain practice, at PwC is quoted as saying in Supply Chain Management Review’s Six Months Later, CEO’s Still Cautious About Supply Chain Management “From a supply chain executive’s perspective, the pressures have been…

Read More


Moving Towards Supply Chain Perfection

Cliché and overused as it may be, the saying, “If you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse” is entirely on the money, particularly in the world of logistics. New technology and innovative process improvements are constantly shaping and revising industry best practices. Although one cannot say for sure what best practices will look like in five years, it is…

Read More


Determining the Best Site for Your Distribution Center

Whether you are considering moving your current distribution center or opening a new one to serve increasing demand, site selection needs to be, as a recent Materials Handling and Logistics blog eloquently put it, “a labor of love, not a game of luck.” The above referenced blog post, aptly titled, Compete: Site Selection - Labor of Love, Not Game of…

Read More