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Unexpected Things That Require a Cold Storage Warehouse

When you think of a cold storage warehouse, you typically think about a facility used to store foods that require a temperature-controlled environment such as meats, dairy, and frozen items. However, there are other products that can benefit from being placed in a cold storage warehouse for both short and long-term storage.   7 Unexpected …

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Times When Third-Party Distribution Warehousing Makes Sense

There was once a time when warehouses only stored items for customers. These days, however, warehouses offer businesses of all sizes a host of distribution services in addition to warehousing. Most third-party distribution warehousing companies offer order fulfillment, picking and packing, custom labeling, and other value-added services to basic product storage. Despite all the services …

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The Benefits of Combining Transportation Planning with Warehouse Management

Warehouse management and transportation planning – one rarely happens without the other – so why aren’t we thinking about transportation and warehousing at the same time? In our industry, it’s pretty common for plans to change. From equipment breakdowns to everyday traffic, the reasons abound. Even a slight fluctuation in customer demand can alter the …

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The Basics: Cross-docking

What Is Cross-Docking? Essentially, cross-docking removes the “storage” link of the supply chain. Products are unloaded from a truck or railroad car, sorted, and directly reloaded onto outbound trucks or rail cars to continue their journey. Products going to the same destination can easily be consolidated into fewer transport vehicles. Alternatively, large shipments can also …

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Four Reasons Public Warehouse Space Is Better Than Private Warehousing

Operating a business, no matter what the size, requires a keen understanding of finances, the ability to adapt, and an innovative mindset. Overspending and lack of planning put companies at risk in several ways. One way that companies can overcome these obstacles is by using public warehouse space rather than private warehouses. Here are four …

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3 Things a Logistics Company Can Do Better Than Your Business

Your company is unique. You provide products and services that no one else can in quite the same way. Your customer service is supreme, your products are top-notch, and you service every customer with the highest degree of attention and care. These things give you a competitive edge and ensure that you’ll stay in business …

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FTZ vs. Customs Bonded Warehouse: A Business Guide

Many businesses wonder whether the benefits of a foreign trade zone (FTZ) can be equally realized by using a bonded warehouse. While different businesses have different needs, an FTZ often provides greater advantages. To that end, we’ve created this guide for helping your business decide:   Foreign Trade Zones Foreign Trade Zones or FTZs have been …

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Differences Between General and Special Purpose Free Trade Zones

Free Trade Zones were established in order to reduce costs for American companies by granting them the same treatment as foreign-producers operating outside U.S. Customs authority. Import duties and tariffs are avoided if goods that enter the FTZ are stored, sorted, tested, repackaged, and otherwise handled within the FTZ, then exported without ever entering the …

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The Benefits of Cross-dock Operations

Would you describe your supply chain as speedy and productive? If not, then utilizing cross-dock operations could help your company achieve a competitive advantage within your industry because a cross-dock can minimize handling times and maximize efficiency. What is a Cross Dock? The general idea behind a cross-dock is to minimize the amount of handling …

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How Cold Does a Warehouse Have to Be to Keep Ice Cream

Moving food and other temperature-sensitive products from place to place always involves co-ordination, risk mitigation, and often strategic cold warehousing along the cold chain. Some products are more fragile than others, but most perishable products are particularly averse to the freeze-thaw cycle. Bananas, for example, will keep in a mild cold temperature range but certainly …

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