Rising fuel prices, increasing competition, snowballing government regulations, and higher labor costs have combined to challenge automaker profitability to an extent unparalleled within the past three decades, As a result, vehicle parts manufacturers, are scrambling to trim costs and create supply chain efficiencies wherever and whenever they can. Click here to download the full article.
Evans Distribution is a 75-year old family business in a traditional industry, but it hasn’t survived and prospered by doing the same old thing. For many years the company warehoused all the cigarettes for Metro Detroit and handled all the Seagram’s Crown Royal and VO products coming across the Canadian border. Five railroad tracks ran […]
Evans Distribution Systems hosted a special celebration last month to recognize the company’s 75th anniversary and a milestone few logistics companies in the world have achieved — 7.5 million truckloads of goods delivered for customers. Evans’ associates, customers, local government representatives and Downriver business officials attended a Sept. 9 event that highlighted the fourth-generation, family-owned […]
With supply chains extending these days as fast as the economy is growing and more inventory on the move even as transportation costs are soaring, it’s no longer enough for shippers to manage the inventory they have. The big question now before manufacturers and retailers, say experts, is managing the goods they will be holding, […]
Operations used to be strictly manual at BiRite Foodservice Distributors’ 235,000-square-foot warehouse near San Francisco; pickers were simply given a stack of labels and told to go out and pick. Things ran pretty smoothly, with an average of one mistake for each 1,200 cases picked. But by 2005, with fuel prices surging and the company […]
Progistix-Solutions Inc. knows its place among global third-party logistics providers. The Torontobased subsidiary of Canada Post is Canada’s largest domestically owned 3PL, but with about $100 million in annual revenue it is in the market’s middle tier. “To stay competitive, we stay niche-focused,” said Jim Eckler, president and chief executive. “We are not all things […]