North Carolina Logistics Blog

Flexible warehouse solutions

Finding a Flexible Warehouse Solution

May 2, 2016

A flexible warehouse allows costs to parallel revenue. Flexible warehousing gives businesses a variable cost model where distribution costs parallel their revenue stream – a financially sound and flexible warehouse solution.

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To Improve Factory Output, Focus on Inputs

April 14, 2016

To improve factory output, the focus is usually on things like automation, worker productivity, and process improvement. Not nearly enough focus is placed on factory inputs – the movement of raw materials and parts into the factory – and how these inputs are managed to improve factory throughput and financial performance.

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Food is Big Business in NC (and so is food logistics)

March 17, 2016

Strong food logistics providers are available in Eastern NC to support the growing number of food processors in the region. Learn why Eastern North Carolina has become a destination of choice for food processors – and how Kanban Logistics supports them.

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The Benefits of Kitting Services for Manufacturing: Run Your Factory Like a Doctor’s Office

March 3, 2016

When you outsource kitting to 3PLs, you can free up storage and manufacturing space, improve productivity, reduce labor costs, reduce inventory, and improve cash flow. Realize the benefits of kitting and run your factory more like a doctor’s office. Match the work with the appropriate skill level. Your assembly workers, and your CFO, will thank you.

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Cross Docking Services Get Trucks Back on the Road

February 19, 2016

In addition to typical cross docking benefits – faster cycle time, reduction or elimination of warehouse storage costs, and reduction of inventory. Cross docking services can also benefit carriers and their drivers, making them as efficient and profitable as possible. Benefits include reducing drive wait times, help with late deliveries, and demurrage avoidance for importers.

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Locating an East Coast Fulfillment Center: What does QVC know that you don’t?

February 4, 2016

QVC knows the value of Rocky Mount, NC, for East Coast fulfillment and distribution. Proximity to east coast ports, central location, rail service, and low distribution costs are just a few of the supply chain benefits of our mid Atlantic warehousing.

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North Carolina FTZs

North Carolina FTZ Benefits

January 22, 2016

Are you a North Carolina manufacturer exploring FTZ benefits? There are four North Carolina Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) and FTZ services are available from several state logistics providers, including Kanban Logistics. FTZs are secured areas that are considered outside of…

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Choosing an Economical East Coast Warehouse

December 29, 2015

If your company is seeking an East Coast warehouse, cost is obviously a major consideration.  And cost, as it relates to warehousing, comes down to two things: land and people. Where land is less expensive, the cost to build or…

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Dealing with minimum charges from fulfillment companies

December 10, 2015

If you are searching for warehouse fulfillment companies in North Carolina, or anywhere, you may come up against “minimums.” These minimum requirements can be a non-starter for smaller companies just ramping up their volumes.  Following are some thoughts on minimums.…

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