Why Animal Food Chain Traceability is Critical

Read through just about any pet food ingredient list—whether wet or dry—and you’ll find corn. When corn is improperly dried or stored the mold species Aspergillus can grow and develop into the toxin Aflatoxin. Elevated levels of Aflatoxin-contaminated pet food can be deadly if consumed. Although there are ways for farmers and manufacturers to test corn for toxins, too much of it has been able to slip through the cracks, be used as ingredients in pet food distributed by major brands, and find its way into households worldwide. Iams, Marksman, River Run, and Arrow are just a few of the brands recalled because of illness or death as a result of consumed contaminated pet food products in the last decade.

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Langham Logistics Hires New Director of Sales & Client Success

INDIANAPOLIS (March 11, 2019)Langham Logistics, Inc., a global freight transportation and warehousing business, today announced Nicholas J. Hoagland as the new Director of Sales & Client Success. In his new role, Hoagland will manage the business development team and pipeline in collaboration with the Langham sales team, internal team, and external clients to meet 2019 strategic goals.

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The Importance of Collaboration in Cold Pharma

Cold pharma logistics companies are beginning to recognize the importance of collaborations and to realize the increased profitability and efficiency they can bring. The industry is exploring new ways to partner with other companies—yes, sometimes even with competitors—in an effort to curtail some of the universal problems it faces. Smart supply chain collaborations help companies partner for mutual benefit to grow their respective shares in competitive markets, meet evolving customer demands, keep up with technology, and produce a number of other benefits. Collaborative cold pharma relationships can actually affect a company’s long-term sustainability. This article will review some reasons collaboration in cold pharma logistics is so beneficial.

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Higher Logistics Standards Mean Healthier Pets

When it comes to our pets, we want only the best. That’s why it’s important to be confident that the pet products we receive have been properly stored and distributed. Pet owners need to be sure the products they purchase nourish Bosco the Bulldog or Ms. Whiskers Van Kitten and not hurt them. Many businesses turn to 3PLs with ColdPharma expertise to ensure they’re compliant with the many regulations surrounding safe storage and transport of animal wellness products.

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The Beauty of a Trade Show Dress Code

Companies, large and small, allocate substantial funds from their annual marketing budgets to showcase their products and services at various trade shows. The great thing about trade shows is that for the most part, you have a captive audience interested in what you have to sell. The downside is that putting on a successful trade show exhibit isn’t cheap. Massive banners, custom tablecloths, giveaway items, business cards and corporate brochures are just a few of the expenses necessary to pull off a memorable exhibit. But, the one thing many companies often forget to consider is the dress and presentation of the representatives working behind the booth.

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The Benefits of Full Truckload Freight Allocation

Today, the logistics business is required to try to be lightning-fast as businesses feel the pressure of an “I want it now” consumer. In addition to the need for speed, shippers must be constantly mindful of employing risk reduction practices. Making optimal use of time and resources when it comes to the transportation of goods is imperative, and full truckload shipping solves this problem for many businesses.

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Three Investments Worth Considering in 2019 to Keep Your Company Competitive

Some say the best investments in growing a company are advertising and marketing and, while these are important, supply chain professionals would vote for packaging, warehouse visibility, and transportation efficiency. Forward thinking businesses are eager to invest capital and energy in processes that will allow them to cut costs, improve plant operations, and increase the effectiveness of their packaging, warehousing, and transportation. They realize that the ability to cost-effectively manage their supply chain system is key to remaining competitive. Here are three investments of time, energy, and capital that industry leaders are making now.

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Holiday Season Shipping Tips for the Supply Chain Industry

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season brings with it tidings of good cheer, the smell of spruce in the air, and peak holiday shipping. With the significant rise of eCommerce over the last decade, each year the holiday shipping season surpasses the year prior. But along with fruitcakes, holiday cards, and goodies from friends and family near and far, there are also shipping headaches that bring on holiday malaise for both customers and businesses.

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