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 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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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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How Data and Business Intelligence Are Changing the Shipping Industry

Gone are the days of faxing, whiteboard flowcharts, and paper files. Today businesses are undergoing digital makeovers to make their businesses more efficient, more profitable, and to fully leverage the power of their data. By harnessing your data and marrying it to a quality business intelligence (BI) solution, you can transform data into a blueprint for the future of your business. And let’s face it, BI is no longer an optional logistics tool; as regulations increase and the demand for 100-percent transparency and trackability continue to grow, companies must have it to take control of logistics operations. Here are a few ways data and business intelligence can positively impact shipping. Continue reading…


What Is Lean Logistics and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

For companies that want to reduce costs while at the same time improve performance, a supply chain processed called lean logistics is a perfect partner. Lean logistics increase efficiencies, which in turn, create positive customer experiences. By incorporating lean logistics principles or partnering with a 3PL with a foundation in lean logistics, you can grow your business while minimizing risk and expanding profit.

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