On the list of sales messages from companies across the temperature-controlled supply chain, I don’t know that ‘consistency’ is in the Top 10. It should be. Supply chain consistency is a fundamental tenant of any successful product or process. You find a high degree of consistency in the world’s best brands, in product quality and market identity. An inability to control consistency stifles and even brings down organizations that otherwise...Continue Reading
A recent report published by MarketsandMarkets forecasts a significant global cold chain market growth in the next five years. This report mainly focuses on refrigerated storage and transportation, defining and categorizing the market, as well as analyzing and projecting market size and value. MarketsandMarkets expects the global cold chain market to reach more than $233 billion by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6% from 2014 to...Continue Reading
By the time you read this, the concrete has likely been poured in the Phase 4 expansion to our cold storage Chicago Consolidation Center. There will be more concrete and steel in the months ahead as we build out our plan, more safety and mechanical systems, racks and doors and in the spring of 2015, more very cold air. This is all to improve our services to customers and businesses...Continue Reading
It’s been said by some of the best tennis and golf players coming up into a major. “I’ve played myself into this tournament.” The context of the phrase is normally in response to a newscaster’s question regarding the player’s confidence – or lack thereof – of having made it into the spotlight. But as simple as it sounds, winners win. That’s why with our refrigerated fleet, we would like to...Continue Reading
A few months ago, we wrote on the importance of becoming Shipper of Choice, especially in the face of tightening capacity. The context of Shipper of Choice centers on attracting and maintaining good, qualified carriers; an ongoing way of working for Hanson Logistics. Now, shippers are seeing more and more capacity migrate to the spot market. Many carriers are talking more with brokers than in the past; capacity in some...Continue Reading
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.