Why Cold Chain Pharma is So Hot Right Now

When we think cold chain, we most often think of food. However, as the pharmaceutical industry continues its consistent growth, there are more and more drugs being produced which require cold chain services with multi-touchpoints to ensure viability and safety. Continue reading…



3 Key Benefits of Outsourcing to a 3PL

When expanding their business, many business leaders find that continuing to use an in-house fulfillment system is no longer feasible. Scaling your workforce and warehouse to fluctuating demands can not only be costly and imperfect but can lead to errors and unhappy clients. Along with that, foreign regulations, customs, languages, licensures, currency distinctions, and finding local suppliers are just a few of the issues that arise as you expand your reach into global markets. Continue reading…


Hoosiers Helping Houston collects $600,000 in supplies

Lilly Endowment has approved $30 million in grants to assist relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The grants from the Indianapolis-based philanthropic foundation will support the American Red Cross ($10 million), Salvation Army ($10 million), United Way Worldwide ($5 million) and United Way of Greater Houston ($5 million) as they help residents across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and U.S. territories in the Caribbean recover from the storms that devastated communities. Continue reading…


IMPORTANT UPDATE: U.S. Southeast ports hunker down for Hurricane Irma

Hi everyone,

As you well know, it has been a horrific week weather-wise. A lot of LTL and small package, as well as truckload carriers are not taking shipments destined for much of the southeast or Houston.  Unfortunately, the impact is significant and may last for a while, especially for industries that use plastics and packaging materials.  Like many of you, Langham is doing what we can to aid the storm victims.  We will keep you advised as we are updated, and please let us know (24/7) how we can help you. Continue reading…


Interview with Cathy Langham on Building and Leading Langham Logistics

Cathy Langham is interviewed as part of the North Central High School Alumnus’ Panther Profile for which she attended and graduated before attending Indiana University. In the interview, Cathy discusses her start in a sector that was mostly dominated by men as well as how she overcame both personal and professional challenges to build one of the most successful logistics companies in Indiana.

The company has continued to grow and has expanded to air freight, warehousing and, today, analytics. Evolving from a moving business to a full-service operations manager, the art of maximizing the supply chain for businesses has become the foundation of the industry. With 150 employees today and $45 million in business, Langham Logistics is now the standard bearer for the industry in central Indiana.

You can find the blog post and interview here.

 




Understanding Fulfillment of Subscription Box Services

According to Forbes, subscription box services like Birchbox, Barkbox and Winebox are “one of the fastest growing trends in the start-up world.” Consumers love them for a variety of reasons.  They are great for gifts because they can be tailored specifically to someone’s personal interest and are the gifts that keep on giving.  Many customers prefer subscription boxes for convenience sake, specifically for products that are repeatedly purchased.  Other subscription boxes contain samples of new products, allowing customers to try different brands that they otherwise might not have access to.   Subscription boxes range in cost from $10 to over a $100, but successful subscription box services offer high value for the monthly fee.  However, the most desired, best value subscription box service will fail if they are unable to manage the logistical demands of the daily operations of the businesses.  Late, broken, or otherwise substandard packages are a disaster for your ecommerce business.  How important is quality fulfillment of your subscription box service?  It could literally make or break you. Continue reading…


Be on the Lookout for these Supply Chain Trends

It can be easy to dismiss trends as just that – trends. However, some of the supply chain trends that were just catching on five to ten years ago are now common place, such as the use of digital technology. It’s important to take note because the last thing you want is to not miss a trend that can help bolster productivity and could become vital to all supply chain. Continue reading…