Warehousing Outsourcing: What’s Your Strategy?

Complex fulfillment needs, less predictability in business and seasonal operations are just a few reasons why companies outsource their warehousing and distribution center (DC) operations. New channels or product lines may cause you to require a 3PL for warehousing and value-added services such as automated materials handling or light assembly. You may need to outsource part of your warehouse operations…

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Yamashin America Inc. Selects G&D Integrated as Provider of Logistics Management Services

NAPERVILLE, IL, July 20, 2016 – G&D Integrated has announced that it has been chosen by Yamashin America Inc., a subsidiary of Yamashin-Filter Corp. (TSE: 6240), to manage their warehousing needs and provide vendor managed inventory, storage, and other value-added services. G&D will partner with the North America headquarters location to help Yamashin deliver world-class customer service and support as…

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3 Benefits of Outsourcing to a 3PL

With increasing pressure to reduce costs, understand new regulations, and deliver products faster, there’s no doubt there are a lot of issues shippers have to deal with in the management and execution of today’s supply chain. Today’s shippers need relief as well as flexibility more than ever. And many are now asking themselves, “To outsource or not to outsource; that is…

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Robertson Worldwide Selects G&D Integrated to Provide Warehousing & Fulfillment Services

NAPERVILLE, IL, July 7, 2016 – G&D Integrated, a specialized provider of transportation and logistics, announced that it has been selected by Robertson Worldwide, a leader in the lighting industry, to handle their warehousing needs and value-added services including labelling, kitting, pick-pack-ship, and vendor managed inventory. G&D will develop and deliver a customized plan to optimize warehousing operations and inventory…

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4 Transportation Trends You Can’t Ignore

The practice of supply chain management continues to evolve, thanks to industry innovation and technology advancements. The last 10 years have brought significant changes to how goods are purchased, distributed and shipped. Many of these changes are driven by advancements such as the smartphone and mobile applications as well as cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery models. Here are 4…

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G&D Integrated Recertifies ISO 9001:2008 at North American Track Assembly Facility

NAPERVILLE, IL, March 16, 2016 – G&D Integrated, a specialized provider of transportation and logistics, announced that it has recertified their ISO 9001:2008 requirements at their North American Track Assembly (NATA) facility, located in Morton, Illinois. The NATA facility produces large link and track assemblies for use in off-highway construction equipment for the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining…

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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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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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Will the Trend Towards High End DC Automation Drive More Companies to 3PL Options?

In today’s highly competitive market, sophisticated DC automation can provide companies with an edge. If they can afford it. The problem is, not all companies can. Fortunately, there is a solution. Outsourcing. Cliff Holste’s, Supply Chain Digest blog, “Will the Trend Towards High End DC Automation Drive More Companies to 3PL Options?” discusses how the high costs associated with sophisticated…

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Inventory… What a Waste

Inventory is a necessity – but at what levels? How much of a backlog is necessary to keep production moving at a steady rate? In his Inbound Logistics blog post, Inventory…What a Waste, Paul A. Myerson makes a strong case for reducing excess inventory, pointing out that “excess inventory is a symptom of underlying problems in a process.” “In lean…

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