G&D Receives Second Gold Safety Award from Liberty Mutual

NAPERVILLE, IL, November 30, 2016 – G&D Integrated, a specialized provider of transportation and logistics, announced that it is the recipient of the Liberty Mutual Insurance 2016 Gold Safety Award for outstanding reduction in crash frequency. For the second year running, G&D Integrated has received this safety award. Award criteria require specific safety program elements be in place within an organization…

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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…

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Controlling Inbound Shipping Costs

How much are you spending on inbound freight costs? In her recent Entrepreneur.com article, How to Control Your Inbound Shipping Costs, author, Samantha Blake states that “depending on the industry and size of the company a business can spend 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping.” Because it is an area with such a high level of expenditure…

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Good News for U.S. Logistics Providers

In his Logistics Management blog post, Good news for U.S. logistics providers, editor Patrick Burnson wrote that the ever-shrinking total landed cost gap may be the tipping point that results in an acceleration of reshoring. Many large companies, he indicated, have already made public plans to reshore portions of their manufacturing to the U.S. -- including Caterpillar, Nissan, NCR, Yamaha,…

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The End of Cheap China: World Must Adjust to New Reality

“China's evaporating cheap labor pool will disrupt supply chains and consumption habits around the world. Executives and policymakers need to prepare ahead of the curve, to evolve and take advantage of the changes — or else face extinction." In The End of Cheap China: World must adjust to new reality, Alexander Heffner, discusses assertions made by Shaun Rein, managing director…

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Rising Labor Costs in China and Their Impact on the Supply Chain

“Do we move out of the Asia sphere, or is this actually where a supply chain needs to be positioned—close to an emerging market? Why would you disregard a market of this size and continue to view this portion of the globe as an export-driven manufacturing base to support western consumerism?” In, Rising Labor Costs in China and Their Impact…

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House Passes Measure to Maintain Tractor-Trailer Sizes

Potential changes in legislation could dramatically affect the nature of transportation costs associated with logistic and supply chain operations. Last week CNN ran a report highlighting the passing of a house measure maintaining current tractor-trailer sizes and weights for three years. The House committee is waiting three years until a study can be completed on the potential costs incurred by…

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