Members of The Shippers Group team are attending the Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP) EDGE Conference, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. The EDGE Conference is the premier supply chain event of the year, featuring leading-edge logistics solutions, hundreds of hours of content and networking opportunities.
The Shippers Group Team in Grand Lakes celebrated receiving another AA rating for meeting storage and distribution BRC global food safety standards and a successful 2Q Quarterly Business Review with Ferrara Candy. Members of the Ferrara team present in picture include Vince Ippolito, Emily Berghoff and Michael Stautmeister. Congratulations to Chris Vandergriff, General Manager, and all of the Grand Lakes associates for all your hard work and dedication to Ferrara Candy!
At The Shippers Group, we love our furry friends and that is why we sponsor Bissell’s Blocktail Party®, “a fundraising event founded in 2005 by a group of animal advocates to support animal welfare organizations. The Committee has dedicated many years to animal welfare. Since 2012, all funds raised are contributed to BISSELL Pet Foundation; a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011 to assist animal welfare organizations and their efforts to reduce the number of animals in shelters and rescues.”
“It’s a boon year for third-party logistics providers offering innovative, flexible, and reliable solutions to meet shipper demand,” according to Inbound Logistics.
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When an offer of 150 pallets’ worth of free cleaning and personal hygiene supplies crossed its path, Good360 didn’t have the space to accept them — or the heart to turn them down when they were so needed by those impacted by disasters. Here’s all the “dirt” about how ALAN and The Shippers Group made it possible for the humanitarian organization to say yes to this hugely useful donation, and how those supplies have been helping survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria make a clean start since.
The warehouse has evolved over the years from a place to store boxes to a high technology operation that tracks inventory, provides custom packaging and kitting and manages more than 1 million square-feet of space on any given day. Amy Landers, IT Manager at The Shippers Group, is a big believer in investing in new technologies. “When you add up the costs of something that is usually handled manually and could be handled by automation, it makes a lot of sense,” she says.
There are several factors that drive demand in the third party logistics industry, however, there are three that are unprecedented in impacting the present situation:
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