Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are extremely important. In fact, the importance of SOPs in any supply chain operation can not be overstated.
Congratulations to Maria Magana for being recognized as The Shippers Group Administrative Professional of the Year. As a TSG administrative associate for almost six years working at our Grand Lakes facility, Maria has many customer centric and internal operating responsibilities that include assisting with daily reporting, reviewing reporting with customers, assisting team members with issues, scheduling inbound/outbound appointments and helping the warehousing crew with any stock issues. She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the information she is providing is accurate and thorough.
It’s been a busy month at The Shippers Group in Dallas, TX. After almost 30 years at the Forney Road warehouse and corporate offices, The Shippers Group has moved. The move to a brand new 560,000 sf distribution facility which is now home to TSG’s Corporate Headquarters creates a campus environment alongside the existing Wintergreen Road facility in Hutchins, Texas. Located at 1015 W. Wintergreen Road, the new corporate offices and food grade distribution facility is rail served and includes cooler space.
It’s no secret that there is a workforce shortage in the supply chain industry. As a result, we have had to become creative in hiring, staffing, recruiting and retaining talent. At The Shippers Group, hiring practices include both direct hire and temporary staffing, while after 90 days, temporary staff become full time employees. The Shippers Group is a Veterans at Work Partner with initiatives to fill roles by veterans and military spouses. We are also establishing national accounts with American Staffing Associated partners. Benefits of this partnership are reduced costs to fill, established relationships to improve hire trends, improved safety, standards for hiring, and industry recognized hiring practices.
Supply Chains are changing rapidly. Manufacturers and retailers are trying to find ways to respond to faster shipping demands while keeping inventories low. To keep pace, shippers and 3PLs must be nimble and need good data to drive sound decision making that ensures services levels and control costs.