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July 21, 2014
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Competition between retailers is no longer between brick and mortar stores, but rather lives in the efficiencies of their supply chains. Source: Prakash Menon via LinkedIn In the world of google, where there are more than 3,000+ books published and more text messages exchanged every day than the population on the planet, the days have gone Read the full article...

July 10, 2014
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We are pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Collins from Area Sales Manager to Director of Sales for SEKO Logistics.  In this new expanded role Matt will be responsible maintaining the current relationships he has with several key accounts as well as overseeing and supporting the sales strategy and mission of the local SEKO Read the full article...

June 11, 2014
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Through internal fundraisers, MD Logistics sends eight children to diabetes summer camp. Each year, the employees of MD Logistics raise funds to send children with diabetes to Camp John Warvel.  This camp is a week-long residential camp for children with type-1 and type-2 diabetes, run by the American Diabetes Association, which offers kids water, outdoor Read the full article...

May 22, 2014
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A complete look at how e-Commerce and m-Commerce are impacting traditional supply chain models Written by: John Sell, Vice President-Retail & Transportation Solutions Introduction Printer Friendly PDF The Internet revolutionized how people form and foster relationships. For years, companies have sought to translate this unprecedented customer connectivity into business success. Today, online and mobile commerce Read the full article...

March 11, 2014
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How the Supply Chain Management Profession went from Zero to Hero Source: Yossi Sheffi via LinkedIn Supply chain management (SCM) is no longer the Rodney Dangerfield of corporate functions. While sales and marketing wins customers, SCM keeps them with excellent service and unfailing on-shelf availability. And these qualities are becoming even more important in the Read the full article...

March 4, 2014
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SEKO Omni-Channel Logistics helps retailers be everywhere and everything to both retail and wholesale customers Source: Global Trade Nail Rock’s failure to meet deadlines for shipping nail polish to Walmart, its biggest U.S. account, led to a lot of hand-wringing. Neil Jerzak, operations manager for Rock Beauty, London—U.K. retailer for the popular beauty product—reveals that Read the full article...

February 12, 2014
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A comprehensive look at the complex privacy problems encountered by 3PL providers in the modern logistics industry Written by: Mark Sell, President and Co-Founder, MD Logistics Introduction Printer Friendly PDF Third-party logistics (3PL) providers are brought in to handle the intimate details of their customers’ supply chains. The 2013 17th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study reported Read the full article...

January 27, 2014
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Chinese New Year 2014 SEKO Offices Closed: Hong Kong: 31-Jan to 3-Feb China: 31-Jan to 6-Feb What does it mean for my supply chain? Chinese New Year (CNY) is one of the biggest festivals of the year in China.  Normally workers will be travelling back to their hometowns and will have family gatherings during the Read the full article...

December 4, 2013
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Nationally commended, Indy-based MD Logistics receives recognition by Global Trade Magazine INDIANAPOLIS – MD Logistics is consistently recognized as one of the country’s top third-party logistics (3PL) providers, but its newest recognition surpasses all borders. Global Trade has named MD Logistics among the best 3PL providers for small and mid-size shippers. When announcing the award, Read the full article...

November 25, 2013
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MD Logistics continues Indianapolis growth INDIANAPOLIS – National logistics company MD Logistics is capping an 18-month period of growth by renovating its local headquarters. Since January 2012, MD Logistics has hired 21 full-time employees at its Plainfield locations, which represents a 15-percent workforce increase. This growth called for additional dedicated workspaces and group meeting areas. Read the full article...

November 11, 2013
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November is recognized as American Diabetes Month.  MD Logistics has been a long time sponsor of Camp John Warvel, which is hosted by the Indiana Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  To further support diabetes awareness, we’d like to share with you Caleb’s story.   When Caleb Emery of Indianapolis was diagnosed with diabetes Read the full article...

August 14, 2013
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MD Logistics continues national recognition trend, named Top 100 3PL Provider INDIANAPOLIS – MD Logistics has been named among the top 100 3PL providers in the country by Inbound Logistics for the second consecutive year. The recognition continues an award-winning trend for the Midwest-based company, which was recently named a Great Supply Chain Partner in Read the full article...

August 14, 2013
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MD Logistics named a Great Supply Chain Partner in 2013 INDIANAPOLIS –MD Logistics is among the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for 2013, as named by SupplyChainBrain. The award, in its 11th year, recognizes services providers whose solutions have had a significant effect on a customer’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance. MD Read the full article...

August 12, 2013
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This year was the fourth year MD Logistics has participated in the regional LogistXgames in Indianapolis.  Finishing third, this is the second year in a row we have placed in the Top 3, which qualifies us to participate in the National LogistXgames taking place in Louisville next month.  Our team was led by Operations Manager Janet Preston and Read the full article...

August 7, 2013
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Patients will soon take their medicine with greater peace of mind, thanks to a safety initiative gaining momentum throughout the country. Counterfeit medications have been a problem in the pharmaceutical industry for more than a decade, posing serious risks to patients. In response, California lawmakers passed legislation mandating serialization – unique barcodes on every unit Read the full article...

July 17, 2013
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PLAINFIELD, IN July 17, 2013 – The 6th Annual Dave Kiebach Memorial Golf Tournament will be sponsored once again by MD Logistics. Dave Kiebach, who was a founder and co-principle at MD Logistics, passed away suddenly in November 2007. In the years since, many of Dave’s closest family and friends have held a memorial golf Read the full article...

June 20, 2013
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Foreign Trade Zone activated in MD Logistics’ Midwest pharmaceutical hub INDIANAPOLIS, IN– MD Logistics has become one of only a few pharmaceutical third party logistics (3PL) companies in the Indianapolis area to achieve Foreign Trade Zone status. Having FTZ status means that when a customer’s imported product arrives at a U.S. port, it can be Read the full article...

April 19, 2013
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President and CEO, Mark Sell to be seen on Inside INdiana Business TV Show This week MD Logistics President and CEO Mark Sell was invited to participate on the INsiders panel, as part of the Inside INdiana Business TV show, hosted by broadcast news veteran Gerry Dick.  The Inside INdiana Business TV show is Indiana’s Read the full article...

April 15, 2013
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Partnering with Theta Phi Sorority, MD Logisitcs Sponsors IU’s Little 5 Race The Little 500 bike race has been an Indiana University tradition since 1951, and has become the largest collegiate bike race in the United States. This year, the MD Logistics Team gets to be a part of this great tradition. On the afternoon of Read the full article...

January 28, 2013
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MD Logistics will be featured on “Today in America” with Terry Bradshaw on Superbowl Sunday. Indianapolis, IN – Midwest company MD Logistics will be featured, nationwide, on “Today in America” with Terry Bradshaw on Sunday, February 3, 2013, via the Fox Business Network. “Today in America” was created to share exceptional stories about unique individuals Read the full article...

November 12, 2012
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Pharmaceutical distributor: New client will bring growth Executives for MD Logistics, which expanded from Indiana to Stead in 2011, are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a large client in the second quarter of 2013 that’s expected to boost total revenue from the company’s northern Nevada operations from 5 to 20 percent. MD Logistics purchased a Read the full article...

November 8, 2012
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MD Logistics will be featured on “Today in America” with Terry Bradshaw on Saturday’s in November.  CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Midwest company MD Logistics will be featured on “Today in America” with Terry Bradshaw on Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th at 10:30am EST on WAXN-TV 64 Eyewitness News. “Today in America” was created to share Read the full article...

October 29, 2012
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CUSTOMER ADVISORY: CARGO OPERATIONS AFFECTED AS HURRICANE SANDY APPROACHES NORTHEAST UNITED STATES SEKO Logistics Maintains 24-Hour Customer Service Center In Illinois During Storm Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall in New Jersey sometime late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning. The hurricane is merging with another weather system coming from the west, creating an area Read the full article...

September 20, 2012
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INDIANAPOLIS – MD Logistics has been named among the top 100 3PL providers in the country for 2012 by Inbound Logistics. The Top 3PL designation is a first for the expanding company, which prides itself on providing clients with the resources of an integrated global supply chain and the benefits of a mid-size company – Read the full article...

August 31, 2012
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MD Logistics finishes 3rd at the 4th Annual LogistXgames The LogistXgames brings together the quick and agile of warehouse employees for some good natured competition.  Local companies pool together their most talented to compete for the Golden Pallet, participating in the Pallet Puzzle Sprint, Pallet Jack Relay Race, Pick/Pack Hurdle, and the Box Put. This year was the third Read the full article...

August 10, 2012
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The Age of Value-Added Services in Global Logistics: Negotiating to Grow Global Capabilities – Global Trade Mary Shacklett | Aug/Sept 2012 Serving a global clientele and keeping customers happy shook one e-retailerdown to the ground—where logistics made the difference. Part of the dilemma was learning how to consolidate shipments into containers, sometimes even with competitor companies, Read the full article...

July 28, 2012
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PLAINFIELD, IN July 27, 2012 – The 5th Annual Dave Kiebach Memorial Golf Tournament will be sponsored once again by MD Logistics. Dave Kiebach, who was a founder and co-principle at MD Logistics, passed away suddenly in November 2007. In the years since, many of Dave’s closest family and friends have held a memorial golf Read the full article...

July 16, 2012
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Emerging markets influence changes in global pharma distribution – Pharmaceutical Commerce F.J. Quinn | July 12, 2012 As pharmaceutical companies rapidly expand into emerging markets abroad, observers say they are running into complex challenges. Distribution issues are arising due to increasing security concerns, country-specific regulatory compliance, and limited scope of infrastructure. But this has not Read the full article...

June 4, 2012
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Collins receives two prestigious awards at the SEKO annual awards dinner. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Each year Strategic Partners from all over the world convene at the SEKO Global Sales Conference for sales training, networking and recognition. This year at the annual awards dinner, Matt Collins, Area Sales Manager, received two top achiever awards. Matt won Read the full article...

May 22, 2012
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Key Personnel to Spearhead Upcoming Operational Initiatives As we continue to grow and move forward as a company, our goal remains to be fast and flexible while providing you with the best services and solutions. As your business needs change, so too, do our personnel needs. In order to assure our continued momentum and success Read the full article...

January 3, 2012
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Two Grant Programs, Seven Recipients, $2.4 Million in Energy Efficiency and Alternative Fuel Improvements Indiana Facilities Awarded Conserving Hoosier Industrial Power and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grants INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced the awards for two energy related grant programs. Four companies will divide nearly $1.7 million as part of the Conserving Read the full article...

November 14, 2011
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Contract Packagers, 3PLs Vie for Pharma ‘Kitting’ Services F. J. Quinn | October 16, 2011 Most pharmaceuticals are packaged in bulk bottles for delivery to pharmacies, or as dose-specific packages that are in turn packed in cartons and pallets. But nearly any pharmaceutical in the market also has a varied list of special packaging requirements, Read the full article...

August 23, 2011
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MD Logistics Opens West Coast Distribution Center Local 3PL MD Logistics expands operations to Reno, Nevada. PLAINFIELD, INDIANA August 22, 2011 – MD Logistics has expanded its operations with a 55,000 square foot facility in Reno, Nevada to meet the needs of their growing customer base. This new facility will operate as an FDA registered, Read the full article...

July 28, 2011
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PLAINFIELD, IN July 27, 2011 – The 4th Annual Dave Kiebach Memorial Golf Tournament will be sponsored once again by MD Logistics. Dave Kiebach, who was a founder and co-principle at MD Logistics, passed away suddenly in November 2007. In the years since, many of Dave’s closest family and friends have held a memorial golf Read the full article...

May 1, 2011
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MD Logistics successfully activates FTZ in retail goods warehouse, plans to activate pharmaceutical facility in 2012. PLAINFIELD, INDIANA May 10, 2011 –MD Logistics, a third party logistics and supply chain management company, now operates under Foreign Trade Zone status. MDL activated FTZ services in the first quarter of this year, enabling its customers to defer Read the full article...

October 1, 2010
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Jeff Gentry, international airfreight manager at MD Logistics, has passed with distinction the IATA Training & Development Institute’s course in transportation logistics of healthcare products held in Indianapolis. Gentry, who had been involved with moving pharmaceuticals for MDL for more than 16 years, reported that the course focused on: Globalization of the healthcare industry and Read the full article...

April 1, 2010
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MD Logistics has upgraded its existing RedPrairie Warehouse Management solution, and selected RedPrairie’s Workforce Management solution to support its two distribution facilities, totaling 750,000 square feet of space, in Plainfield, Indiana. As a leading contract logistics provider for clients in both the pharmaceutical and retail vertical industries, MDL has been moving toward a single enterprise-wide Read the full article...

May 1, 2009
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MD Logistics Call Center Representatives brought back more than training knowledge when they went to visit a customer back in May 2008. They brought back causes to fight for. Juvenile Diabetes and Heart Disease. “We saw how our customer was really involved in their Charitable Giving Program,” said Amy Zbinden, Customer Service Supervisor. “And it Read the full article...

March 1, 2009
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MD Logistics (SEKO Indianapolis), strategic partner with global freight forwarder SEKO Worldwide, has been recognized as the #1 SEKO station in overall gross profit production for the fiscal year 2009 in B-size U.S. markets. The SEKO honor matches one earned by SEKO Indianapolis for the fiscal year 2006. “We are proud of this accomplishment, considering Read the full article...

December 1, 2008
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MD Logistics has announced executive personnel changes, including the retirement of Bob Whitney, general manager, and the appointment of two new executive positions: Jeff Luthman as vice president of distribution operations and John Sell as vice president of freight forwarding and value-added solutions. In addition, Chad Hodges has been promoted to director of logistics services, Read the full article...

August 1, 2008
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PLAINFIELD, Ind. (Aug. 20, 2008) – Lt. Governor Becky Skillman joined executives from MD Logistics, as they plan to expand their pharmaceutical distribution operations, creating 75 new jobs by 2012. The 12-year-old third-party logistics provider will invest $1 million to build and equip a 15,000 square foot pharmaceutical grade cold storage facility in the central Read the full article...

July 1, 2008
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The Call Center at MDLogistics literally has answers at their fingertips. The Call Center’s state of the art software makes it easy for the customer service representatives to accept orders and track customer questions on behalf of its pharmaceutical clients. “The Call Center has been in place since July 1, 2008. We service the customers Read the full article...

July 1, 2008
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Mark Sell, CEO of MDL, was a finalist in the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards from the Midwest region. He was presented with 36 other finalists at a black-tie event in Chicago in June. “The finalists are the best of the best, embodying the unique spirit of entrepreneurism,” said Randall Tavierne, Read the full article...

June 1, 2008
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Mark Sell, CEO of MD Logistics, Inc. has announced that the company’s expansion of its pharmaceutical distribution operations is official with its new 15,000-square-foot cold storage facility being commissioned, qualified and entered into service the first week of February. The expanded operation anticipates creating as many as 75 new jobs by 2014. The 12-year-old third-party Read the full article...

March 1, 2008
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SEKO Worldwide has presented the first annual Dave Kiebach Memorial Corporate Employee of the Year Award to Jim Blaney, quality manager, in recognition of his dedication and long-standing support of the SEKO system. First runner-up is Lou Johnson; second runner-up is Nancy Davoli. They are customer service representatives. In presenting the awards, Tom Szwaja, vice Read the full article...

March 1, 2008
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Ranked Among the “Best of the Best” in Logistics Management’s 2008 Quest for Quality Survey Thank you to our valued customers for your support. We are honored to have received the Quest for Quality award. SEKO’s position was buoyed by our rank in the IT (4th) and Customer Service (4th) categories – two of the Read the full article...

November 1, 2007
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David H. Kiebach, principal and co-founder of MD Logistics and its sister companies MD Express, MD Packaging Services, and SEKO Worldwide/Indiana, died suddenly of a coronary incident early Monday, November 5. “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of my long-time friend and partner,” stated Sell. “As we mourn our loss, I Read the full article...

August 1, 2006
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PLAINFIELD, IND. – MD Logistics, a provider of contract warehousing, inventory management, fulfillment, distribution, heavy-weight expedited transportation, and LTL and full-truckload services, has been named 13th Fastest-Growing private company in the Central Indiana market by the Indianapolis Business Journal, based on percentage growth in revenue over a three-year period. Mark Sell and David Kiebach, co-founders/principals Read the full article...