Fulfilling the Fulfillment Promise

With the continued rise of e-commerce, consumers are getting used to being able to buy whatever they want whenever they want and receiving those goods promptly, often within a day or two. This trend isn’t slowing down. If anything, the demand for faster and more reliable shipping is going only to increase as more transactions happen online.

This increased demand creates challenges for not only retailers but also logistics companies. Developing and managing a multi-channel fulfillment system is no easy feat. The need to effectively and efficiently manage your fulfillment process shouldn’t only be a priority for logistics businesses, in the future, but one you pay attention to today. Continue reading…


SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY: How We’re Making an Impact (and saving too!)

We don’t necessarily believe in global warming, but we do believe in being green. Along with the altruistic reasons to save the environment for our grandchildren, there are good business reasons for being green. With so many products and services to choose from in logistics or any of our businesses, it makes sense to find increased opportunities to differentiate ourselves from the competition. Going green is a great way to stand out. The following are some simple steps Langham Logistics has taken that you and your company can take today to save money and decrease negative impacts on the environment.

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Millennials in the Supply Chain Workforce

Recent statistics from the United States Department of Labor say that workforces are comprised of between 25 to 50 percent Millennials. This generation now makes up the largest percentage of workers in the U.S. labor force, surpassing the Baby Boomers in 2014 and the Gen Xers in 2015.

These proportions are likely to rise as millennial-specific work environments, and job functions continue to prosper. With older millennials approaching their mid-30’s, there will be a shift in management teams and leadership roles, with more millennials filling these positions in the next few years. Continue reading…


KEEPING COOL: Facing the Challenges of Cold-Chain Logistics

Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Companies are betting heavily on the cold-chain technologies and are spending more on equipment, expanding capacity, investing in new and better technologies, and are continuously developing overall process improvements. It’s a pretty good bet when research shows that approximately $12.6 billion dollars is expected to be spent this year on managing the transportation of temperature controlled pharma products. Continue reading…


LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY: The Need for Speed

With customers demanding information instantly or with the click of a button, the need for speed and visibility has become the price of entry for companies in the business of shipping products. Having the right technology that can automate every link in the supply chain is not only necessary but crucial. With the right 3PL (3rd party logistics) partner, your business can be ready for the next generation of fulfillment and distribution. Continue reading…


SUPPLY CHAIN: Five Trends Driving Supply Chain Logistics

Being innovative and on top of the latest trends has always been a key to success in the shipping and logistics world. Today, that is true more than ever. Technology advancements are moving at a lightning pace. Crowdsourced delivery options, warehouse automation, and cloud applications are just some of the latest innovations that companies are using. Check out the latest trends and innovations that we think will be influencing us in the coming year. Continue reading…


INTERMODAL SHIPPING: Top 3 Considerations

Before Malcolm McLean, the shipping and logistics world was a different place. Tired of how much time it took to load and unload shipments, Malcolm McLean needed a more efficient system. He wanted a better way to ship his client’s cargo. His idea to create an intermodal shipping container offered the solution that he and his clients desperately needed. Imagining how his business would transform the transportation industry, Malcolm got to work. Continue reading…


WAREHOUSING: Top Benefits from our New Warehouse

At Langham Logistics, we are always investing in better ways to get your packages from point A to point B faster and safer. Emerging technology, business growth, and changing customer needs have improved the landscape for many businesses. We opened in Park 100 twenty-seven years ago, and we built our 300,000 sq. ft. facility in 2000. Recently, we have expanded into Plainfield with a 240,000 sq. ft. warehousing facility. Continue reading…


5 Ways to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Logistics management is oftentimes a top-down system where most innovation, inspiration and drive comes from management and is filtered throughout the rest of the supply chain team. But studies show that the best way to improve supply chain efficiency is by giving a voice to the subject matter experts that work the details of your supply chain every day. Continue reading…