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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Cool Food Chains, Cold Chain Logistics, and Rising Global Middle Class

Rising Global Middle Class Fuels Call for Fresh Goods – and Cold Chain Logistics The global middle class is undergoing “unprecedented expansion,” reaching some 3.2 billion people as of the end of last year, according to a Brookings Institution working paper. This implies that in two or three years, the author adds, “there might be …

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Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Green Supply Chain Plays Vital Role in Reducing Carbon Footprint

Going green can generate green – and goodwill — for companies that shrink their carbon footprint, and the supply chain often plays a key role in such efforts. As companies increasingly look to improve sustainability, it’s vital that they look beyond in-house operations, and toward green supply chain management with their 3PL provider. A product’s …

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Monday, September 26th, 2016

Commercial Warehousing, Inc. Name Keith McClure Chief Engineer

Keith McClure has recently joined Commercial Warehousing, Inc. (CWI) as Chief Engineer. He will direct all aspects of the refrigeration and maintenance department, including the hiring and training of the maintenance and refrigeration technicians, enhancing the preventive maintenance program, energy management, maintaining supplier relationships, purchasing related parts and supplies, overseeing material handling equipment and insuring …

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Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

How Logistics Companies Cut Down on Costs and Headaches

Choosing the right logistics solution for your business can be one of the most consequential decisions you’ll ever make. How efficiently and reliably your products go from your production centers to your customer’s doorsteps will either make or break that business relationship. That’s why there’s a growing trend of companies both big and small choosing …

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Friday, July 8th, 2016

Enhance Your Cross Docking Operations in These Key Areas

Cross docking is a simple and common warehousing practice while being a crucial link in the logistics of any supply chain that handles a lot of freight. But there are some areas of the process where some companies don’t fully understand how they can be more efficient. Generally, there are four key areas where retailers should …

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Looking for Your Own Warehouse? A Contract Warehouse Could Be Your Answer

Ownership has advantages. However, for most growing businesses, the obligations associated with leasing or purchasing your own facility are more striking than the benefits. First, think of the nature of committing to a set number of square feet. As an owner and operator of dry and cold facilities, Commercial Warehousing has the advantage of being …

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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

5 Keys to Choosing a Public Warehouse

Every company with a supply chain employs some form a warehouse. These warehouses are generally owned by the company, operated by a third-party, or are a public warehouse. Choosing the right public warehouse ensures that the amount of supply chain interruptions are minimized. The following five factors are important factors to consider when looking for a public warehouse to …

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

How Cold Does a Warehouse Have to Be to Keep Ice Cream

Moving food and other temperature-sensitive products from place to place always involves co-ordination, risk mitigation and often strategic cold warehousing along the cold chain. Some products are more fragile than others, but most perishable products are particularly averse to the freeze-thaw cycle. Bananas, for example, will keep in a mild cold temperature range but certainly must not …

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Friday, June 10th, 2016

Six Advantages of Freight Consolidation

Freight consolidation takes the various shipping arrangements a business may engage in and pulls them into one system of dedicated 3rd party logistics. What is the benefit vs cost issues your business ought to consider in selecting a consolidation partner? Costs of LTL Shipments The per-mile cost of a truck are the same regardless of what is being …

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Solving Logistical Problems with Transload Operations

Often, companies experience unnecessary bottlenecks when moving raw materials and dry goods from one location to their final destination. This is especially true when goods are moved by rail or ocean. The logistics of unloading and delivering cargo from these modes of transport to the owner is most efficient when transload operations are used as a logistics …

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