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The ability to track inventory in transit from the manufacturer to its destination is extremely important. And yet this process can quickly and easily become convoluted if one step within that supply chain is mishandled. Because each link of the supply chain has its own schedule, budget, and projections, that information must be communicated and shared effectively to reduce risk for errors. When choosing to only focus on each department...
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It’s no secret that leadership in supply chain management is key to global competitiveness. The big hurdle: finding and hiring talent with the necessary know-how. The growing demand is working its way into the curriculum of colleges and universities all around the country. Just last year, the Wall Street Journal reported more than a half-dozen universities have introduced “undergraduate majors, M.B.A. concentrations and even entire degree programs dedicated to procurement,...
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Time for ice cream. In 2010, the United States ice cream industry generated total revenues of $10 billion. Frozen yogurt sales saw a 74 percent increase between 2011 and 2013. The growing demand for frozen foods, ice cream and novelties has created a growing need for deep frozen storage. These popular temperature-controlled foods require stringent handling requirements to ensure they safely move through the supply chain. At -20 degrees Fahrenheit,...
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The millions of pounds of frozen food that pass through Hanson Logistics each and every day started fresh. It’s the earnest efforts of growers, farmers and hardworking families whose hands are calloused and boots are worn. As the bumper sticker says, ‘don’t talk bad with your mouth full.’ We tip our hats to them, the processors and The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), for their refreshing national effort to encourage...
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Although real-time inventory data may not seem useful outside of the International Space Station, many have found that tracking and analyzing big data in real-time has become vital to their company’s success. There is a growing demand for immediate information and communication in business. To meet this need, web-based mapping technology allows firms to generate advanced reporting solutions. These solutions allow many different companies to gather and crunch real-time sales...
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Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled distribution, transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation's major retailers. As one of the largest providers in the US, the company operates a growing refrigerated transportation fleet and 9 facilities in the central states, totaling 39 million cu. ft. with more than 200 Hanson teammates.