The Delta variant of the COVID virus is surging across the country, particularly in the southern regions of the U.S. If you have not been vaccinated, please consider doing so. The majority of new COVID patients are people who have not been vaccinated. Many people who have been vaccinated will also get COVID, but the majority will not become severely ill.
Last month, The Shippers Group introduced our newest department: DICE—Department of Inventory Control Excellence. As part of their efforts, the team conducts regular cycle counting.
Never in recent history has any other crisis tested the modern food and CPG supply chain like the COVID-19 pandemic. As the nation rebounds, what should 3PL warehouses do to ensure they’re well positioned to meet the needs of their customers and do well financially?
The Shippers Group is once again proudly named as Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner for 2021. Editors chose the G75 based on four benchmarks:
- Measurable Green Results
- Sustainability Innovation
- Continuous Improvement
- Industry Recognition
“The Shippers Group has developed a proactive approach to reduce environmental, energy, and social impacts recycling approximately 7.6 million pounds of cardboard and plastic per year, and where possible, uses low-emission technology such as efficient vehicles and machinery. The Shippers Group utilizes renewable energy where feasible, keeps vehicle maintenance current and prevents unnecessary idling. The company employs water and energy conservation, such as using energy-efficient light bulbs.”
- Inbound Logistics Editors
We are committed to preservation of our environment and will, to the best of our ability:
- prevent pollution
- limit energy consumption
- reduce waste and properly dispose of waste in compliance with all laws
- use environmentally friendly and recycled products
- keep associates informed of environmental issues
- encourage associates to do their part to reduce, reuse, and recycle
- involve suppliers and contractors with whom we partner
- collaborate with customers to continuously improve these efforts
Protecting our environment and the communities in which we work and live is important to The Shippers Group. With safety as a core value and our associates our greatest asset, we are committed to ensuring we do our part. We are intentional in our efforts to continuously improving how we operate and efforts to be a good corporate citizen.
How does a third-party (3PL) warehousing company thrive during the middle of a global crisis? Rapid problem solving is essential, but how do we execute under high stress when suddenly your customers have shipped practically everything from your facility and their supply chains are unprepared to manufacture to levels capable of replenishing stock levels? When left with a completely or partially empty distribution warehouse with rent and payroll expenses, what do you do to get back on track?