North Carolina Logistics Blog

10 Questions to Ask Your Temperature-Controlled Warehouse Provider

April 25, 2019

Sensitive materials require a sensitive supply chain.  For makers of foods, pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive products, such a supply chain is one that can protect the temperature requirements of products from production all the way to final delivery.  The temperature-controlled…

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7 ways 3PLs can reduce your logistics costs

April 11, 2019

Warehousing, trucking, transloading.  These are just a few examples of the services your supply chain likely requires – services that are likely better left to experts like third-party logistics (3PL) providers.  “Sure,” you may think, “but what about the costs?” …

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“Am I Too Small to Outsource eCommerce Order Fulfillment?”

January 10, 2019

The middle.  In the world of eCommerce, the middle is precisely where many small-but-growing companies find themselves.  On one side, you realize that, if your company is going to truly grow, you can’t keep your fulfillment operation small and nimble. …

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The Benefits of Shared Warehousing During Peak Season

December 13, 2018

As we approach the end of the year, the peak season for supply chains is winding down.  How did it go for your operation?  Was your ramp up in volume accompanied by tidings of great joy?  Or, a sense of…

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Winter is Coming: How do 3PL Warehouse Companies Prepare?

October 25, 2018

Autumn is in full swing, which means pumpkin picking, kids getting ready for Halloween, and parents getting ready for the holidays.  It also means, as the family motto of House Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones tells us, “winter is…

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Protecting Against Supply Chain Disruption During Hurricane Florence

September 21, 2018

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, our thoughts and prayers are with the people of our region who were severely impacted by this devastating storm.  At Kanban, we are fortunate to have the North Carolina Department of Emergency Management as…

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Leveraging an FTZ Warehouse in the Wake of New Tariffs

August 30, 2018

Depending on what you import and where it’s from, the tariffs implemented by the U.S. this year – and the tariffs still to come – can mean an additional 10% or 25% (or more) in import costs on top of…

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What to Look For in a Climate-Controlled Storage Provider

May 15, 2018

Product integrity means everything for food and pharmaceutical companies.  When you entrust these products to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, you need to have full confidence in its ability to maintain that integrity throughout every aspect of the warehousing operation. …

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Does Your 3PL Meet Hazmat Storage Requirements?

April 17, 2018

The storage of hazardous materials seems like a dangerous proposition – and in many cases it is.  But materials that qualify as “hazmat” run the gamut from seemingly benign products like paint and dry ice to more obvious dangers like…

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