Having the leadership and operational expertise to successfully manage The Shippers Group’s Gretna, Virginia facility as their General Manager for the past three years, Donavon Smith has accepted the role of General Manager of The Shippers Group in Austell, Georgia. Donavon brings more than 25 years of experience and leadership in distribution operations. In his new role, Donavon oversees 540,000 square feet of multi-client space and 85 employees serving food and CPG customers. Daily he directs the team in receiving, storage, shipping and value add services such as fulfillment and packaging.
Dina Garnsey is leading training programs at The Shippers Group as Director of Training and Process Excellence. Dina is applying new ways to help employees better develop and harness their skills. Her focus is on training operating processes and procedures, basic warehousing functions such as receiving and shipping, inventory management, systems, forecasting and budgets. She brings more than 25 years of experience in logistics to this position. She has worked as Operations Manager for Target Distribution Center in retail distribution, Director at Landstar managing warehousing and LTL services, and Director of 3PL distribution services at Exel and XPO. Dina is accomplished at helping employees discover their own skills and nurturing development through training, goal-setting and accountability.
How does The Shippers Group receive a 965 out of 1000 for their AIB Audit at the Forney Road facility in Dallas, TX? The answer is easy - through dedication to cleanliness and preventative methods for food safety.
To improve speed of the production line for one of The Shippers Group’s largest packaging clients, the company invested in an automatic shrink wrap system. The Texwrap utilizes the industry’s top innovative wrapping technology to increase output and longevity of the system.
The Shippers Group was excited to participate in sponsoring DFW CSCMP Round Table's Inaugural Charity Golf Event at Ridgeview Ranch golf course in Plano, Texas. All proceeds will go towards scholarships for local college students in a supply chain related curriculum.
The Shippers Group is pleased to welcome Samantha Coppo as Account Manager. Samantha joins The Shippers Group with a number of years of experience in inventory management working with multiple warehouse management systems.
Global World Trade Day is May 4 and honors the international trade community. The observance of this day began when President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially proclaimed the benefits of global trade. Consider the amazing innovations that have impacted the global stage since President Roosevelt’s administration of the mid 1930’s! With the automobile just having become mainstream a decade before and passenger air-travel just beginning, who would have predicted cell phones, self driving cars, artificial intelligence and “Tesla ships”?
Today’s Supply Chain Industry uses advanced digital technology to support the movement of food and consumer goods around the world. Interconnected networks, channels and businesses provide products and services to consumers. The Shippers Group has a significant role in global trade and the supply chain. The Shippers Group is a third party logistics company using innovative technologies in supply chain management. With locations across the U.S., The Shippers Group provides multi-client public warehousing and dedicated contact warehousing centers. Ranging from production to consumption and import to export, their value-added services include packaging and fulfillment services, warehousing and inventory management. For more information, contact The Shippers Group here.