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The Significance of Women’s Equality Day at The Shippers Group

Posted by Margaret Harvey on Aug 26, 2022

Women’s Equality Day, celebrated every year on August 26th, commemorates the passage of women’s suffrage in the United States. On this day we are reminded of the hurdles overcome by the heroic women who faced violence and discrimination to propel the women’s movement forward.

The pandemic has weighed heavily on working women yet supply chain leaders have managed to maintain and even advance representation of women in their organization. According to Gartner’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain, the survey shows that the percentages of women at first-line managers/supervisor, senior manager and director levels have increased since 2021. That being said, supply chain still continues to have a problem pulling women up to senior level ranking, with women only occupying 21% of supply chain’s vice president and senior director-level positions.

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Topics: Core Values

The Trend Towards Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Posted by Margaret Harvey on Aug 23, 2022

Sustainable packaging is about coming up with a packaging solution that is better for the environment – a solution that results in less waste and less pollution. Consumers are aware of the challenges we are facing because of the over-usage of non-renewable resources. Because of this, the demand for businesses that offer sustainable packaging is increasing, while consumers do their part to help combat the global challenges we are being faced with.

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Topics: Packaging, 3PL

The Shippers Group Volunteers at Books For Africa for Nonprofit Day

Posted by Margaret Harvey on Aug 19, 2022

On August 17th, National Nonprofit Day recognizes the goals and positive impacts nonprofits have on communities and the world. Awareness, research, and aid are able to reach the people around the world who need it because of the work nonprofits do. Therefore, it is so important to support our nonprofits through various efforts such as volunteering, donating, and helping raise funds.

The Shippers Group recognizes this importance, which is why we created our Shippers Gives Back program – our commitment to give charitably through a variety of efforts that help the underprivileged and build relationships within our communities. In conjunction with our Give Back program and National Nonprofit Day, a few members of our team in Atlanta spent Wednesday morning sorting through donated books at Books For Africa. Their efforts not only helped to make sure these books reached Africa, but also reach the right demographics within their communities.

Pictured from Left to Right: Ionie Farquharson, Michelle Belcher, and Maggie Harvey

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Topics: Community, Core Values

The Benefits of Offering Multi and Variety Packs for Co-Packing

Posted by Margaret Harvey on Aug 11, 2022

Contract Packaging, or Co-Packing, is the process of assembling a product into its final finished packaging. It can be a simple or complex process, customized to your individual needs. Contract packagers possess the resources to respond to many different types of packaging needs in a timely manner, which gives product manufacturers the flexibility to define a packaging process that is best suited for their products.

Some common co-packing needs are for Multipacks and Variety packs. Multipacks are defined as a package of two or more individually packed items that are sold as a singular unit. This includes items like a 12 pack of soft drink cans or an 18 count of full-size candy bars. Variety packs are mixed multipacks in which two or more different products are packaged together. Some examples might include a flavor assortment of chips or an assorted flavor pack of alcoholic drinks.

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Topics: Packaging, 3PL

The Shippers Group Promotes Maggie Harvey to Director of Marketing

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Aug 9, 2022

The Shippers Group is proud to announce that Maggie Harvey has been promoted to Director of Marketing.

"Maggie is well prepared for this new role as her initiative and eagerness to learn combined with supreme work ethic have effectively prepared her for additional responsibilities in Marketing and Sales for the company,” remarked Robin Siekerman, VP of Marketing & Customer Solutions for The Shippers Group.

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Topics: Insider, News Room

The Shippers Group Named a 2022 Top 100 3PL Provider

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Aug 4, 2022

For the 6th consecutive year, The Shippers Group has been named as a 2022 Top 100 3PL Provider by Inbound Logistics. This year’s class of Top 100 3PLs hail from a pool of more than 300 companies.  The service providers selected are companies that, in the opinion of the editors of Inbound Logistics, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience driving efficiency and operational excellence for today’s demand driven enterprises.

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Topics: Insider, News Room, Accolades & Awards