Are you ramping up your ecommerce business? Perhaps it’s time to talk with a Third Party Logistics (3PL) partner.

And just like that, some of the most beloved brands in the world began to fall apart. You don’t have to look very far to find examples of companies — large and small, beloved and little-known — to see examples of what happens when you can’t handle logistics. Companies like Adidas, Toys R Us and many others, have all had their supply chain challenges.

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Expedited Logistics and Freight Services

Deliver it in three business days – no problem! Deliver it next day – whoa, that’s too fast! Or is it? Everyone knows delivery times have drastically changed over the last five years. Consumer shipping expectations have completely shifted, resulting in most companies scrambling to meet them in a continually changing logistics landscape. With this exponential rise of eCommerce, in tandem with the Amazon Effect, there has never been a time where expedited logistics and freight services (ELFS) have been more crucial. Let’s explore what ELFS are, how they bring value, and which industries demonstrate the greatest need.

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Ten Ways to Honor Truck Drivers After National Appreciation Week

September 8-14, 2019, marks National Truck Driver Appreciation week. The US is blanketed with events, giveaways, and discounts to thank the nation’s more than 3.5 million men and women professional truck drivers. However, with more than 71% of all goods moved by truck, drivers deserve our appreciation year-round. Without them, our economy would grind to a halt. However, financial pressures led to more than 600 trucking company closures in the first half of 2019, resulting in 20,000 fewer trucks on the road. This compounds the already critical driver shortage of 60,000 and growing. To keep North America moving, we need more professional drivers. Here are a few ways shippers can show their appreciation this week and beyond by making truck drivers’ lives on the road better: Continue reading…


Supply Chain Sustainability: How We’re Making an Impact (and Saving, too!)

We can all argue the realities and myths of global warming, but we should all 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 also take today to save money and decrease negative impacts on the environment.

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SHIPPING: Why Indiana Needs to be Your Logistics Hub

The Midwest is one of the most important logistics corridors in the country. It’s also home to hundreds of professional third-party logistics (3PL) service providers that are strategically located to create strong anchors in nationwide warehousing and distribution networks. One particular state in the Midwest, Indiana, also known as the Crossroads of America, is the hub for more interstate highways than any other state. This creates significant advantages for logistics & distribution operations in Indiana.

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The Importance of Cold Pharma and Animal Health

An old saying asserts that a dog is man’s best friend. Many people would amend the saying to contend that the adage applies more properly to cats. Whether canine or feline, we love our animals. For many people, the care and well-being of their pets is of the utmost importance, rivaled only by the concern they show for their children. That’s why it’s important that the foods and medications pet owners give their animals have been stored, maintained and delivered safely and at the right temperature.

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The Impact of Women-Owned Logistics and Supply Chain Businesses

Although there are still too few women-owned supply chain and logistics companies, more women are leading their logistics companies to new heights and improving their communities. DSC Logistics, Kenco, Langham Logistics, and Rush Trucking are part of this new breed. They are all businesses run by women that were established over 25 years ago when women working in supply chain businesses was a true anomaly.

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Logistics

90% of Fortune 500 companies are outsourcing their logistics and supply chain management operations to Third Party Logistics Companies, or 3PLs. The reason is simple: managing the flow of physical products internally throughout a company’s supply chain requires an enormous investment of time and infrastructure (money) to function properly. Outsourcing activities such as distribution, transportation, and logistics management allows a company to concentrate on the core objectives of its business, specifically growing and satisfying their customers . There are numerous ways that partnering with a trusted 3PL can benefit your company. This article will highlight the two most important ones: saving time and saving money.

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