Having an e-commerce business can be very rewarding. You don’t have the pressures of a storefront, you might not have to hire and/or manage employees, or pay costly fees for taxes, electricity and the other expenses associated with a physical store. The other side of e-commerce is the competitive landscape. With mainstay brands shutting their […]
The year was 1994 when a young couple decided to purchase their first SUV, a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The SUV craze was just getting started then and I remember the Jeep was the hottest vehicle on the market. Last week I visited Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan for the launch of the 2011 […]
Barcode technology surrounds us in everything we do today. From the grocery store, to the pharmacy, to tickets into the Detroit Tigers game, barcodes are used to manage tons of data. The Consumer Goods and Automotive industries have pushed the use of barcode technology to improve the accuracy of inventory, develop product demand information and […]
Lost in the debate in what has become the latest battleground between the State of Michigan and the Detroit International Bridge Company over who will build the new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, is HB4961 and the fact that this legislation, if enacted, can help to solve Michigan’s troubled transportation funding situation.
Who in metro Detroit doesn’t remember the commercial where the owner of a certain eyeglass retail chain was seen dancing around telling us about purchasing “sexy specs”? Well, according to a recent article from DC Velocity “sexy specs” that give visual directions for order picking may be all the rage at 3PLs one day soon.
I just heard yet another story in our local papers about a tragic death due to illegal electrical hook-ups the other day, and after thinking more about this I came up with a (somewhat off the wall) idea for how we might be able to solve this problem in the future. For far too long […]
If your company is like Evans, you may struggle to keep the attention of your employees when presenting such exciting topics as “Logistics, Warehousing, Sales Projections, and Quality and Customer Satisfaction” at corporate meetings. However, attendance at these types of meetings is imperative to not only build a good sound team environment, but also to […]
When you’re in high school and considering where your career path should lead, you think of the obvious fields like Teacher, Doctor, and Engineer, right? Well, career paths for graduates today have been redefined, and depending on local markets the obvious careers may not be viable options now or in the near future. I think some often […]
As the years drag on and the battle between the State of Michigan and the current owner of the Ambassador Bridge shows no sign of ending, I can’t help thinking about how a key competitive edge for the logistics industry in the State of Michigan continues to be delayed into the next decade.
Welcome to 3PL Insights, a blog from Evans Distribution Systems. Evans started in the business of warehousing and distribution over 80 years ago, and we love helping companies navigate the often complex world of logistics. Although we stay close to our customers and work with them daily to ensure their supply chain management needs are […]