Agility. This word sums up just one of the reasons our company has enjoyed such longstanding success. Our company’s 83 year history includes supporting a wide variety of industries providing an even wider range of services. 2012 will be no exception as February […]
While the bridge issues in Michigan continue to dominate the news, there is another infrastructure project quietly moving forward that is going to help position Detroit more prominently as a freight hub in the Midwest.
We have discussed business networking within the logistics industry previously, but this post takes a slightly different look at networking, and the role I think it plays as the Executive Director of Global Development at Evans Distribution Systems in the attraction of new clients. Whether you are a logistics company or another B2B service company I think you can utilize […]
Metrics tell an organization where it is and where it is going. They show trends and determine preventive and corrective actions. Metrics hold people accountable and drive results. In the warehousing and logistics industry it’s typically about measuring your performance for customers, but you also need to make sure your own organization measures up.
A few months ago our Fort St. warehouse in Detroit, MI welcomed a new Operations Manager, Anthony Trocki. This warehouse facility hosts an interesting mix of customers for Evans, including robotics, wheels and lots of tires. It’s an extremely busy facility and Tony brings a new perspective and great ideas. I recently sat down with him to get some insights into his experience and what he […]
It is always tough to lose a customer…regardless of the circumstances. You come to know the people, their products, their customers and develop an understanding of their business. When they leave, it often feels like a best friend has moved away. But it happens…especially in our warehousing business where much of the value we provide […]
I recently attended the AWI (Associated Warehouses, Inc.) Annual Meeting, and while this was my first time attending I quickly learned why this was one of the favorite industry events for some of my colleagues. It also did a lot to remind me how important business networking within your industry can be. According to Wikipedia, business […]
Green Initiatives – It is time for logistics companies to start thinking green (if they aren’t already). As our customers begin to focus on environmentally sound practices, they are beginning to look for logistics companies with a similar focus. Over the next few years logistics companies that favor green practices will have a competitive […]
When I first started in the transportation industry, some 20 years ago now, I was told about the importance of communication. Of course, back then we still used pagers, fax machines with rolled paper, and the entire office shared a bag cell phone. We had to keep in constant communication with our customers, provide updates, […]