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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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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