Throwback Thursday: Breaking New Ground

Category: Frozen Warehousing,Hanson Corporate July 24, 2014

Time flies. It’s hard to believe that 7 (seven!) years ago, the Hanson Logistics food manufacturers management team broke ground on our 14,500,000 cu. ft. Chicago Consolidation Center. Since then, the building has received three expansions, each reflecting the growing momentum of the Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation program.

We are now able to service surrounding areas with efficient logistics movement and trucking that isn’t influenced by nearby traffic or public transportation hold-ups.

The implementation of a new business model in an unproven location was a risky decision that has flourished immensely; Velocities MVC has become the ‘go-to’ consolidation program for mid-tier food manufacturers in the greater Midwest, while more reliable service fosters the Chicago area.

food manufacturers break ground

What Can Outsourcing Do For You?

Category: Refrigerated Transportation,Supply Chain August 1, 2014

In-sourcing distribution is a challenge. Between warehouses, equipment, technology and staffing, companies must focus on (or worry about) a multitude of non-core functions. Not to mention it’s expensive, time-consuming, and just plain overwhelming for companies who don’t have the necessary resources or market-leading skills to make distribution a source of value. A well-balanced 3PL, on Read the full article…

Maintaining Shipper of Choice

Category: Supply Chain,Trucking August 7, 2014

The capacity crunch is here, and many shippers find themselves forced to compete with one another for carriers. If you don’t own your own fleet and aren’t aligned with your core and contract carriers, you may find yourself with a dock staged with missed orders and upset customers. Here’s what we focus on to stay Read the full article…