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."
Photo source: Inbound Logistics, March 22, 2018, Feature Stories
The footprints of logistics are deeply set in the rich Georgia soil. And they are getting more plentiful every day.
Consider, for example, The Shippers Group. Since its founding in 1901, The Shippers Group has grown and evolved to continuously meet the growing demands of the regional, national, and Fortune 100 customer businesses it serves. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, The Shippers Group has operated in Georgia for more than 20 years.
"Our footprint in Georgia could soon exceed the square footage that we operate in the Dallas market," says Rob Doyle, company president.
Why the focus on Georgia? "The state is booming," Doyle explains. "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."
Deep Logistics Expertise
Doyle, who is widely respected for his expertise in everything from operations to business development, joined The Shippers Group in late 2016 and is leading the company to its next phase of growth by leveraging his diverse and high-profile industry experience. A graduate of Georgia State University, Doyle was the 2015-2016 International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) chairman of the board. He served on the IWLA board starting in 2007 and on the executive committee from 2012 to 2016.
With 18 years of logistics experience, Doyle was previously the president of Doyle Distribution, president of Amware Logistics, and vice president of business development for Commercial Warehousing Inc. He began his logistics career after completing six years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989 to 1995.
Earlier this year, the company added 540,000 square feet of space in a new facility located in Austell, Georgia, convenient to Interstate 20 and I-285 to meet the growing demands of its food/consumer goods and automotive customers for contract packaging, e-commerce, and traditional retail distribution services.
"This brings our total square footage in Georgia to more than one million square feet and 4.5 million square feet in total," Doyle says. In addition to its Georgia locations, The Shippers Group operates facilities in Texas, California, Illinois, and Virginia.
The company provides an array of logistics services including public and contract warehousing, fulfillment and packaging, transportation management, information management, and 4PL integration.
The Shippers Group receives and services more than 40,000 orders per month, shipping more than four million cases of its products to its customers' customers. The economies of scale and flexibility enable customers to be more competitive in the marketplace.
Not surprisingly, Doyle's leadership in logistics translates to a keen awareness of how important it is to maintain cutting-edge technology. "We are investing in innovative technologies to meet demand for systems integration and automation that improve service performance and operating efficiency, especially within packaging and e-commerce as we grow in that area," he says. "In Atlanta specifically, The Shippers Group is focused on growth, both organic and through acquisition. Our focus on technology, quality processes, and talent acquisition and development is driving The Shippers Group to our next phase of growth."
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