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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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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Transportation Management Takes a Cue From CRM to Drive Value

The truckload (TL) market was never an early adopter of technology when it comes to booking, bidding and freight management. Now collaborative cloud-based applications which manage freight on a real-time basis allow access by more parties in the supply chain, and TL is taking notice. As a result, transportation providers have the potential to drive great value for their customers…

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