G&D Integrated Membership Renewed in Midori Kai for Eighth Consecutive Year

MORTON, IL, July 16, 2015 – G&D Integrated, a leading provider of third party logistics services, announced that the company’s membership in Komatsu America Corporation Midori Kai was renewed for 2015. “We are extremely excited to have our Midori Kai membership renewed for the eighth consecutive year,” said Mark London, Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “To receive this recognition from…

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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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G&D Integrated Recognized by Illinois Soybean Association

MORTON, IL, February 5, 2015 - G&D is proud to be named a member of the B20 Biodiesel Users Club by the Illinois Soybean Association. Joining forces with the American Lung Association, the two are focused on a desire for lower emissions and cleaner air. G&D Integrated’s Transportation Division consists of over 400 power units and approximately 2,100 trailers/chassis used…

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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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Capacity Issues Expected to Push Freight Costs Higher in 2015

Predicting the future is nearly impossible.  However, predicting trends based on historical data, though still imperfect, is more achievable.  The 2015 predictions are in and as with 2014 freight costs are expected to rise.  The most significant factor leading to increasing costs is diminishing capacity.  It is simple supply and demand, and there simply aren’t enough trucks available. There are…

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Why a Hybrid Supply Chain Strategy is Necessary to Maintain Competitive Advantage

Customers are looking for value. They are also increasingly looking for responsiveness—the desire for more customization and smaller batch sizes has led to faster turnarounds, smaller inventory levels and more just in time (JIT) delivery requirements. In most cases it is not an “either, or” situation. Lean Systems are necessary in order to do things as efficiently as possible –…

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Reshoring? Thoughts on Combatting the Skilled Worker Shortage

Lower domestic energy costs, a move towards customization, and a desire for a more nimble supply chain are just a few of the factors leading companies to consider bringing their manufacturing operations closer to home. But for all its benefits, reshoring is not an initiative to be taken lightly. There are a number of things to consider – from service…

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It’s time for forward thinking. Do you have the info you need?

It’s that time of year again when shippers will be analyzing budgets, putting out RFPs, and trying to lock in capacity for the coming year. They will be faced with the choice of doing things the way they’ve always done them or assessing business processes and evaluating partnerships in the hopes of doing them better. Given today’s changing economic landscape,…

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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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