North Carolina Logistics Blog

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The Rail Transload Facility in Action

October 11, 2018

Whether it’s due to the trucker shortage, cost concerns, convenience, or a variety of other factors, more shippers are entrusting at least part of their freight to intermodal (rail and OTR) transport.  In fact, according to the Association of American…

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The CSX Carolina Connector is Back on Track

September 27, 2018

The CSX Carolina Connector project in Eastern North Carolina was an exciting project that promised to make Rocky Mount, NC – site of a large Kanban Logistics distribution center – a key intermodal logistics hub.  We blogged about the project…

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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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Video: Shovel-Ready Space for a North Carolina Factory and/or DC

August 14, 2018

If you’re looking for space for a North Carolina factory and/or distribution center, you need not look any further than Rocky Mount.  Adjacent to our existing 175,000-sq-ft distribution center, Kanban has a pad in place for a new, as-large-or-larger facility…

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Reasons to Use Cross Docking Services

July 26, 2018

Cross docking is an efficient process that saves both time and money by keeping products on the move.  Some companies use cross docking services as part of their regular operations mix, while others turn to cross docking only when necessary. …

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Manufacturing Logistics

How a 3PL Can Optimize the Aerospace Supply Chain

June 28, 2018

It can be said that the aerospace supply chain is every bit as complicated as the structure of an aircraft.  Just as an aircraft contains thousands of co-dependent parts – ranging from gigantic to minuscule – the supply chains of…

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Kanban Continues Warehouse Service Expansion in NC

June 14, 2018

As with just about all things logistics in North Carolina, Kanban’s warehouse service footprint continues to grow.  We have recently expanded our Tarboro campus to include Kanban #7 – a 400,000-square-foot facility located within five minutes of our company headquarters. …

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Purchasing of Consumable Parts

May 29, 2018

Here are two questions a plant manager or manufacturing executive could be asked by the boss: Question 1: “What’s your strategy for boosting output in the second half of the year?” Question 2: “What’s your strategy for procuring nuts and…

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