Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. North Carolina is first in something else too: business. North Carolina business at a glance. In 2019, FORBES Magazine ranked North Carolina the “ Best State for Business ” for the third year in a row.

Looking for a US Foreign Trade Zone? Consider North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at FTZs: what they are, how they could benefit your company, and why North Carolina just may be the perfect place to locate one. Operating a Foreign Trade Zone within North Carolina.

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NC State and North Carolina industries step in to provide massive production of new N95 mask and materials


Professor Behnam Pourdayhimi is sharing everything he does with the nonwovens companies in North America and around the world, many of which are members of the Institute and work together closely even in normal times.

Latest Advances and Applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) Technology

DELMIA Quintiq

In this article, we will focus on current advancements in the world of the IoT , advancements that only a few short years ago were talked about but had no tangible demonstrations yet of their viability.

NC State’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

SCM Research

I spent the last couple of days at North Carolina State University to work on a joint research project with my good friend Robert Handfield.

Supply Chain Risk Management: Could You Face a Category 4 Supply Chain Disaster?


of east coast and Gulf of Mexico imports in September, according to an article from the Business Information Industry Association. Heading further north along the coast is Savannah, GA, home to the largest single container terminal in the United States.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


At the new plant, Mazda expects to produce cross-over models which Mazda will introduce to the North American market, and Toyota plans to produce the Corolla for the North American market. Toyota will be better positioned to respond to the growing North American market.

Malouf acquires 1 million sq ft distribution centre in Texas


Malouf warehouses total 3 million square feet and are located in Utah, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. “We Click here for original article. The building sits on 94 acres and features 54-foot ceilings and 160 dock doors.

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What to look for in a pharmaceutical distribution center

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we help you identify the traits that set the best 3PLs apart from the rest. Located in Eastern North Carolina – with more than 1,000,000 sq.

The WSJ Drucker Management 250 List: NC State’s Input into the Ratings


Through a process developed by North Carolina State University professor Robert Handfield, a review is conducted of publicly available information, as well as interviews and surveys of corporate procurement specialists.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


But, in this article, our focus for supply chain compliance touches on the importance of barcode and labeling requirements. North Carolina. North Dakota. South Carolina. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Ripped from the Headlines: Supply Chain Trends in the News

Talking Logistics

In recent weeks, I’ve come across several news articles highlighting a few supply chain and logistics trends that I’ve written about over the past couple of years — namely, companies bringing logistics operations back in-house; suppliers getting “bullied” by large customers; and why learning to perform tasks manually, without software or technology, is an important learning exercise. Based on recent news articles, it seems like the practice of squeezing suppliers continues.

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

According to an article published in FreightWaves , “ Tender volumes are racing to the upside and are tracking positive year-over-year in May, albeit off of a depressed 2019 comparison. North Carolina ? . Shippers should not expect difficulty in North Carolina.?? .

Podcast: Rob Handfield on Suppliers, Data, Tech, and Talent


He is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at NC State University, and is a prolific author of articles and books, most recently The LIVING Supply Chain (co-authored with Tom Linton).

Hey Mr. President, Why Can’t We Be More Like Germany?

Supply Chain View from the Field

Recent statements from a New York Times article show that Germany is the envy of Europe for economic reasons as well. The article goes on to note that Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is viewed not only with resentment but with a mixture of apprehension, envy and admiration, informed by a belief that the Germans have cracked the code of how to compete in the globalized world, coupled with an uncertainty about whether their efficient, export-driven economic model can be replicated.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America.

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Supply Chain Disruption and Digitization

Enterra Insights

Yet, more and more articles address the topic of digital disruption and see it as an opportunity. And truck platooning is being experimented with in North Carolina. Disruption is generally anathema in supply chain circles. The dictionary defines a disruption as “a disturbance or problem that interrupts an event, activity, or process.” Digital disruption is about interrupting business models or entire economic sectors.

Passion and Grit

Supply Chain Nation

In addition, check out her recent LinkedIn article on promoting a healthy team culture, here. Deb and her husband Sam at their favorite home away from home (Outer Banks North Carolina).

How to Navigate eCommerce Fulfillment Costs

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at fulfillment costs and show you how partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider can result in significant cost savings compared to handling fulfillment on your own.

Procurement Digitization: The Key To Price Transparency And Healthcare Transformation


Five years ago, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina made news when it decided, like the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services before it, to publish the prices it pays to specific sites of care for specific procedures.

3PL Warehousing 101

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll examine all that 3PL warehousing entails, while helping you find a 3PL partner that’s right for your business. Kanban Logistics is an Eastern North Carolina 3PL provider that offers warehousing and other logistics services in the mid-Atlantic.

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Sheetz Expands with New Distribution Center

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

the popular gas station and convenience store chain, announced last year its plans to build a manufacturing and distribution center in Burlington, North Carolina. This recent Times-News article describes the campus design, which will include a Sheetz Bros.

Passion and Grit

Supply Chain Nation

In addition, check out her recent LinkedIn article on promoting a healthy team culture, here. Deb and her husband Sam at their favorite home away from home (Outer Banks North Carolina).

What do Product Rework Companies Do?

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of those services and examine what product rework companies can do for your business. Based in Eastern North Carolina, Kanban Logistics is one of the most experienced product rework companies on the East Coast.

What is contract warehousing?

Kanban Logistics

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at one type of warehousing as we answer the question, “what is contract warehousing?”. We have over 1 million square feet of warehousing space in Eastern North Carolina – with the ability to add more to meet customer needs.

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Society

Enterra Insights

Those are valid concerns; however, in this article, I want to focus on the brighter side of AI. In addition, autonomous trucks are being tested in platoons in North Carolina and autonomous ships are predicted to one day fill sea lanes delivering supplies. Depending on your point of view, artificial intelligence (AI) can either be the boogeyman or the potential savior of humankind.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


North Dakota. #13. North Dakota. North Carolina. North Carolina. #25. South Carolina. South Carolina. #35.

When it Comes to Direct-to-Consumer Shipping, Warehouse Size Matters

Supply Chain Nation

Read more in the Material Handling & Logistics article, Big Warehouses Are Getting Even Bigger. According to Hayley Peterson’s Business Insider article, A Trader Joe’s competitor is opening 100 stores in the US — see if it’s coming to your hometown, Lidl will open its first 20 stores this summer in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with plans to open 100 stores over the next year.