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Top KPIs for Efficient Warehousing

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 26, 2018

The Shippers Group knows warehousing and logistics. We have been handling consumer goods, automotive and food products in our 4.8 million square feet since 1901. And we are intensely focused on continuous improvement of our processes and operations with our goal of providing the ultimate customer experience. The Shippers Group continues to promote this by measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) for our clients. Here’s what we learned are the top indicators for warehousing and logistics success. 

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Topics: Warehousing, Insider

Package Offerings to Grow Your Brand

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 26, 2018

When it comes to packaging, The Shippers Group has helped companies of every size with their retail packaging needs. We offer several packaging options from variety packs and bag sealing to point-of-purchase displays and kitting. Our company has the experience and skilled staff to package your products safely and efficiently. 

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Topics: Packaging

The Shippers Group Customer Experience

Posted by Rob Doyle on Jun 26, 2018

In his 18 months of leadership as The Shippers Group President, Rob Doyle has introduced several changes focusing on initiatives that are meant to improve the overall customer experience. Attention is in the areas of procedures, training, internal auditing and continuous improvement as we look to perfect our processes to ensure a high level of quality in our service offerings. At The Shippers Group, we know consumers’ satisfaction with our customers’ products is a direct outcome of our ability to provide the ultimate supply chain experience for our customers. The Shippers Group helps our customers achieve on-time and accurate deliveries to consumers in the markets served by our customers.

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Topics: Warehousing, eCommerce, Transportation, 4PL

Three-Peat X 3

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 22, 2018

It's the ninth straight BRC Certification by the Grand Lakes team who recently underwent this year's BRC audit and is once again proud to retain an AA rating. The rating is the highest announced audit rating possible for the BRC Storage and Distribution Standard Audit. 

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Topics: Warehousing, Accolades & Awards

Town Hall Meeting Creates a Sounding Board for Employees

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 19, 2018

The Shippers Group is committed to fostering an open workplace culture. They support this by  keeping the lines of communication open for their employees. The leadership team developed a regular Town Hall meeting at each Shippers Group facility to facilitate the Roundtable Discussion Board. 

Five to seven employees are asked to come to the meeting with suggestions for improvement in their locations and other "hot" topics. A variety of topics are covered including benefits, safety, and workplace training. Employees are encouraged to present ideas, voice opinions and ask questions.  

"We invest in our people and we believe that good ideas can come from every level of the company. The Shippers Group is a place where employees are given opportunities to share their innovative ideas for improvements and discuss their challenges," says Rob Doyle, president of The Shippers Group.

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Topics: Community

The Shippers Group Reports Strong Growth In 2018

Posted by Rob Doyle on Jun 15, 2018

Focused on quality, procedures and process improvements, The Shippers Group is experiencing strong performance in 2018. In his 18 months of leadership as President, Rob Doyle has introduced several changes centered on initiatives that improve the overall customer experience while increasing revenue and profit for the company. "While we rely on our strong heritage of integrity and hard work as a family owned company, today we are moving The Shippers Group to become an even more proficient supply chain partner," says Rob Doyle.

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Topics: Warehousing, eCommerce, Technology, Packaging, Transportation, 4PL

Forklift Safety is a Priority for The Shippers Group

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 12, 2018

Forklift and pedestrian safety is our goal anywhere or time a forklift is in use at The Shippers Group. The Industrial Truck Association has declared June 12th as National Forklift Safety Day, and we are using this day to reinforce safety tips! ITA is the leading organization for manufacturers of forklifts and industrial trucks, and their mission includes promoting forklift safety through an alliance with OSHA providing safety seminars and training materials. 

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Topics: Warehousing

Hugh Tait Shares Industry Knowledge at IWLA Economics of Warehousing

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 8, 2018

The International Warehouse Logistics Association brings together industry specialists in warehouse operations and 3PL sales to share their knowledge and expertise. Hugh Tait, Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions at The Shippers Group, has served IWLA in this capacity numerous times. He instructs warehousing professionals on topics ranging from sales, pricing and marketing strategy, most recently at the IWLA Economics of Warehousing & 3PL Sales Course. 

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Topics: Insider, Warehousing

Inbound Logistics Magazine Features The Shippers Group's Expertise

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jun 5, 2018

The Shippers Group President Rob Doyle was recently featured in the excerpt from “Georgia: Pathways to Progress” in Inbound Logistics magazine. On expansion in Georgia, Doyle explains, "The state is booming. Demand for warehouse space has surged in recent months. We've seen a significant increase in demand for our packaging and e-commerce services. We are stepping up every functional area within our company through process improvements, training, and talent acquisition to provide warehousing, packaging, and e-commerce solutions and exceptional service."  

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Topics: Accolades & Awards, News Room, Technology, Transportation