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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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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Are You Demanding Enough from Your 3PL Technology?

To be demanding isn’t all bad, especially when those demands help you grow your business and save money in the process.  Technology for all its wonders, can throw up road blocks that companies have to find ways around. As Steve Banker’s Logistics Viewpoints blog post Customers Demand More from 3PLs Technologically, Than They Would Ever Demand of Themselves points out,…

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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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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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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…

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Does Your 3PL Innovate?

DC Velocity recently published a blog post, Are you keeping your 3PL from innovating? – the gist of which is that while many shippers are frustrated with the perceived lack of innovation from their 3PL suppliers, they may need to look internally to find a solution. The five introspective questions she asks are as follows: (more…)

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