Three strategies cold chain shippers can use to ensure strong supply chain leadership today and in the future. With the national unemployment rate hovering around 4%, the supply chain field is in the same quandary that many other industries are in right now—namely, finding skilled and available talent to fill their employee pipelines. Going a...Continue Reading
Siloed logistics approaches don’t work in today’s cold chain shipping environment. Here’s how to centralize those functions and get back to doing what you do best. With organizational silos rapidly giving way to more open and collaborative business styles, being able to “flatten out” the logistics function and bundle multiple services with a single...Continue Reading
Cold chain shippers can gain efficiencies and save money by paying closer attention to the art of continuous improvement. Whether a shipper wants to save money on transportation, lower employee turnover, develop more competitive products, improve customer service, or operate at a higher level of efficiency—or, all of the above—the path to getting there usually...Continue Reading
The term ‘freight broker’ has too long been associated with images of a phone and a well-worn Rolodex. A lot has changed. Transportation brokerage services — like Hanson Freight Management — offer shippers technology-based, cost-effective and service-oriented solutions to the increasingly complex world of transportation. We move millions of pounds of freight across the country...Continue Reading
Moving a shipment across the supply chain without suffering any setbacks or temperature anomalies requires the establishment of a comprehensive logistical process to maintain the shipment integrity. The cold supply chain, for example, is getting more and more difficult to manage as regulatory issues, carrier capacity crunches, the need for sophisticated technology platforms, and driver...Continue Reading
Depending on which industry you’re working in, transportation logistics account for between 5% and 50% of your product’s total landed cost. That’s a significant outlay for any company that wants to remain profitable and viable in today’s constantly-changing logistics environment, where “going it alone” isn’t always necessary or financially feasible. The cold supply chain, for...Continue Reading
ABOUT HANSON LOGISTICS
Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled distribution, transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation's major retailers. As one of the largest providers in the US, the company operates a growing refrigerated transportation fleet and 9 facilities in the central states, totaling 39 million cu. ft. with more than 200 Hanson teammates.