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…


How you can reap the benefits of the Panama Canal Expansion

“I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.” – Theodore Roosevelt  

The Panama Canal is one of the busiest waterways in the world. It sees significant daily shipping traffic; moving 6% of the global commerce, the Panama Canal will continue to expand to allow growth.


The 5.4 billion dollar expansion of the Panama Canal was completed June 26, 2016, and is expected to largely decrease the instances of bottlenecks, lower than average transit times by raising capacity and allow for the transit of Post-Panamax vessels. The expansion is one of the most important infrastructure projects for logistics in over a century.

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The Future Of Logistics, Drones, Robots and More

A new era of logistics is coming. With more advanced technology and additional tech companies breaking into the shipping and logistics sector, we wanted to get a view of what these companies think about the future. From driverless trucks to your personal delivery bot, here are some world-changing innovations on the horizon.

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The Logistics of Black Friday/Cyber Monday

As a retail company, distribution of goods, and keeping up with orders, especially on holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, should be your only goal. On the heaviest shipping days of the year, your logistic partners must help you establish and maintain a competitive edge. Delivering not only the goods, and products, but delivering profits for your company.

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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…


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…