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Supply Chain
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....
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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...
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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...
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Every manufacturer likes to see a truckload of product leaving the dock, destined for the retail shelf. They probably look the other way, however, when it’s a hotshot load of a few pallets. In today’s market, vendors face the challenge of meeting the on-demand replenish requirements of large regional and national retail customers. Order frequency...
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There was a time when the naysayers claimed the days of EDI were numbered, soon to be replaced by web-based XML transactions. The fact is, EDI is well entrenched in the supply chain, and EDI transactions of warehouse orders, ASNs and routing documents continue to grow, especially among larger shippers. While EDI implementation can be...
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The walls of deep frozen warehouses are thick with R-41 metal-clad insulation, and yet they are transparent. Under LED lights, on the beam of a scanner, across the dock and out the door, we’re producing and capturing data on every lot, every load. Our engagement continues beyond the edge of the parking lot, where Hanson...
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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...
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Transparency throughout the global food chain means building trusting relationships with traceability with every touch point in the supply chain. Now more than ever, consumers want assurance they are purchasing products from reputable sources. Products must be accurately and quickly traced, especially in light of recent recalls and international incidents of suppliers taking advantage of...
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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...
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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...
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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.