For a lot of companies the last few years have been like riding a rough roller coaster with the ups and downs of the economy. For those of us that have weathered the most recent storm though I think we all have a story to tell. For Evans, part of our story is how we used our past […]
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 […]
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 […]
On September 8th the first double-stacked container train departed the Port of Virginia’s Norfolk International Terminal via the newly completed Heartland Corridor on the Norfolk Southern Railway. While this wasn’t really considered news worthy outside of the Transportation Industry, I think it was very good news for the Port of Virginia.
Within the logistics industry I would definitely consider chemicals to be a specialty. If you are a manufacturer or distributor of chemicals or materials that are classified as hazardous your supply chain likely demands higher levels of compliance. It’s important to understand that the level of care required when handling these types of products is not something […]