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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G&D Integrated Releases New Ebook “Making the Case for Logistics Outsourcing”

NAPERVILLE, IL, September 22, 2016 – G&D Integrated announced this week that they have released a new ebook titled “Making the Case for Logistics Outsourcing” which is available for download on their website, www.gdintegrated.com. The book is a practical guide for managers and directors of logistics, supply chain, and warehousing operations who are interested in learning how to develop a…

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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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G&D Integrated Awarded 2016 Membership in Midori Kai by Komatsu

NAPERVILLE, IL, September 1, 2016 – G&D Integrated announced that their membership in Komatsu America Corporation’s Midori Kai has been renewed for the ninth year, for their continuing work as a key supplier with Komatsu America PMO (Peoria Manufacturing Operations). Midori Kai began in Japan in 1952 and is an association of select Komatsu supplier companies that have been chosen…

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Top Incentives For Implementing LEAN Manufacturing

The Top Incentives For Implementing Lean Manufacturing Lean manufacturing has many perceived benefits: greater efficiency, helpful to the environment, and so on. As a manufacturer, how do those benefits really affect you where it matters most? Here’s a look at some of the top reasons to switch to lean manufacturing, including lower costs, higher productivity and more. Better bottom line.…

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Why a Hybrid Supply Chain Strategy is Necessary to Maintain Competitive Advantage

Customers are looking for value. They are also increasingly looking for responsiveness—the desire for more customization and smaller batch sizes has led to faster turnarounds, smaller inventory levels and more just in time (JIT) delivery requirements. In most cases it is not an “either, or” situation. Lean Systems are necessary in order to do things as efficiently as possible –…

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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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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…

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