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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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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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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Wabash National Awards G&D Integrated with Outstanding Supplier

NAPERVILLE, Ill., October 4, 2016 – G&D Integrated was recognized as a top supplier by Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) at their recent annual supplier conference on September 23 in Lafayette, Indiana. G&D Integrated, who was recognized as Flatbed Carrier of the Year, has received this award for six of the past seven years. The Platinum Award is in recognition…

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Transportation Planning For the Remainder of 2016

It’s always a good idea to re-assess your transportation needs in the middle of the year. Now that the U.S. economy continues to make gains after a slow first quarter, you can save a lot of headaches by planning and readjusting your network transportation arrangements for the remainder of the year and into 2017. The preliminary second-quarter 2016 GDP annual…

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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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4 Reasons to Consider a Transloading Transportation Strategy

Are round-trip container charges on your ocean contracts getting out of hand? Could your outbound shipments to customers be improved for turnaround and timeliness? It may be time to consider a transloading strategy. Today’s savvy shippers don’t always have to use standard drayage and intermodal services for their import and export freight. In fact, given recent shortages of chassis assets…

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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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