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With the recent design and build of Secant Technologies’ Tier3 Data Center Facility, Hanson Logistics’ warehouse management system, Infor SCE 10, has a new home. This state-of-the-art facility in Oshtemo, Michigan is backed by 15 years of data center design/build experience. Equidistant from Chicago and Detroit, Tier3 is conveniently located and also provides a North-South geo-redundant disaster recovery site for Grand Rapids, South Bend an Indianapolis-based companies. Tier3 was carefully...
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  Hanson Logistics supply chain management officials have announced that Ash Dais has joined the company as General Manager of the Hanson Chicago Consolidation Center. Previous General Manager, Jeff Frazier, has been promoted to Regional Vice President – Indiana. Dais has an extensive background in temperature-controlled supply chain services and all aspects of supply chain management. He comes to the Hanson team with 15 years in the industry — ranging...
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Over the last five years, many temperature-controlled transportation companies have seen an increase in average load weight as well as a decreased number of loads shipped. This has impacted smaller carriers who struggle to survive. Rising transportation costs have increased the quantity of SKUs shipped per load well, in efforts to mitigate costs.  However, for the mid-tier food supplier this is not always a feasible option. They may feel forced...
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One of the biggest concerns facing food manufacturers and distributors is keeping their inventory safe across each stage of the supply chain. One technology found in warehouses close to growers is that of precooling foods. Hydrocooling is one of the quickest precooling methods available. Items such as fruits, vegetables, and other bulk foods can be cooled quickly by bringing them in contact with cold, moving water. Whereas some cooling methods...
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There are many avenues underway to reduce the carbon footprint of food distribution. Consumers are quick to cite MPG of diesel trucks, but the truth of the matter is the greatest impacts are highway congestion and a growing population. There are more mouths to feed. One of the most recognized inefficiencies within our trade is the empty miles created by today’s on-demand order fulfillment. The best solution? A Multi-Vendor Consolidation...
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ABOUT HANSON LOGISTICS

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.