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There'll be Parties for Hosting, Marshmallows for Toasting and Physical Inventories

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Dec 18, 2018

The most wonderful time of the year is also a time for physical inventories. You may say bah humbug, but be of good cheer! There is no need to dread the year-end physical inventory count if you prepare. What is often perceived as time consuming and disruptive can provide insight into improving operational efficiency. 

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Topics: Warehousing

James Turner Has Worked 50 Years at The Shippers Group!

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Dec 14, 2018

How many people can say they’ve worked for the same company for 50 years?  James Turner can! Such a milestone event calls for a celebration. The team at our Jonesboro facility celebrated James’s accomplishments, with his family in attendance, at a celebration luncheon on December 12. 

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Topics: News Room

Neither Flood Nor Hurricane Nor Gloom of Night...

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Dec 13, 2018

Users of 3PL warehousing and distribution services need to ensure continuity of operations and effective change control. Supply chains are susceptible to unplanned disruptions from catastrophic weather events to a data breach. When major disruptions occur, many supply chains tend to break down and take a long time to recover. The goal of your 3PL provider should be to continue to function and satisfy customers’ needs even in the wake of a major disruption.

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Topics: 4PL

Employee Spotlight on Annie Smith: Cornerstone of Transportation Management Services

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Dec 7, 2018
In all the years that  Annie  Smith has worked so diligently for The Shippers Group, her specific contributions have led to ongoing success of the growth of our brokerage operations from our Jonesboro, Georgia facility. We value  Annie 's contribution of 25 years and we're excited that  Annie  will continue to support the growth of our brokerage and transportation management services as The Shippers Group reintroduces Shippers Express.  

Shippers Express is the non-asset transportation division of The Shippers Group. Shippers Express also offers Ship N $ave, our volume discount LTL program offering customers significant savings on their LTL shipments by taking advantage of rates leveraged on our mass of LTL orders. 

Annie  originally served customers of The Shippers Group in our packaging operations and as a Customer Service team member. For the past 18 years,  Annie  has supported Transportation operations that serve both internal and external customers. Her responsibilities have included securing transportation of LTL and Truckload shipments, customer billing and freight audits.  

Thank you,  Annie,  for your dedication to the needs of our customers and for your contributions to the success of The Shippers Group!
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Laina Grimland Promoted to Director of Transportation Management

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Dec 5, 2018

As The Shippers Group reintroduces Shippers Express as a transportation brokerage company, Laina Grimland has been appointed to serve as Director of Transportation Management. The Shippers Group is proud to announce that Shippers Express is going back to its roots of providing brokerage and transportation management services, and Laina will oversee daily operations. Part of the Shippers family for 23 years, Laina has been a steady hand in our transportation operations and has guided us skillfully as we discontinued our asset based transportation operations.

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