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Thoughts on Cold Chain Logistics
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With the influx of transportation rules and regulations, navigating the temperature-controlled logistics industry is more challenging than ever. In order to properly manage the ultra-sensitive cold chain, shippers are finding it more and more attractive to leverage the specialized knowledge of a third-party logistics provider (3PL). In the cold chain, a single upstream error can (and will) have a domino effect on the entire supply chain, and the more complex...
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Hanson Logistics has achieved many milestones, thanks to the effort and commitment of all Hanson associates, including warehouse staff, administration, drivers and supply chain directors. With the recent addition of two new members—Terry Brown and Mark Eriks—to the Hanson Logistics Board of Directors, it’s important to acknowledge the value our board adds to our company. We’re fortunate to have a board comprised of very talented and experienced individuals, all of...
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Watch the Tippmann Group’s time lapse video of the Chicago Consolidation Center Phase IV construction. While it looks like time went by quickly, the 85,000-square-foot expansion actually took many months of hard work to complete. We’re excited to see the finished buildout, now ready for 12,000 additional pallet positions of deep frozen storage.
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Supply chains have the potential to become too complicated over time with shifting markets, new product launches and promotions. Even the most streamlined supply chains face growing congestion, limited capacity, and fuel and driver uncertainty. Add to that the variability of regional distribution systems, getting the right products to the right place with the right balance of cost and service is a daily challenge. Often supply chain variability results in...
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Since the term — and the market — originated in the ‘70s, 3PLs providers have evolved to offer a variety of niche and broad-based supply chain services. Today, with the need for sophisticated technology, access to capacity and increasing compliance issues, even those companies that may have been hesitant to outsource logistics to a third party are acknowledging the growing value. A 3PL offers many benefits, some of which include:...
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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.