|March 13, 2019||
Indiana 3PL Debuts Fourth Warehouse, Expanding Logistics Footprint
MD Logistics, an Indiana based 3PL firm headquartered in Plainfield, announced the addition of a fourth facility, creating up to 50 new Hoosier jobs by the end of 2023. Read the full article...
|February 26, 2019||
Automation in the Supply Chain
Perhaps the most common misconception associated with automation in the supply chain is that it is replacing jobs. While this may hold some truth with regards to entry level jobs, companies who implement automation are, in fact, adding numerous new positions throughout the technology, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Read the full article...
|February 16, 2019||
Modern Warehouses Adapt to the New Reality of e-Commerce
It's no secret that consumer expectations coupled with the rise of e-commerce have caused disruptions throughout the supply chain. Warehouses and distribution centers are no exception. Read the full article...
|February 4, 2019||
Supply Chains Brace Themselves for the ‘Next Big Thing’
In the rapid digital advancement of the global economy, a time for change has finally come for the operating models of shipping and logistics providers. Read the full article...
|January 29, 2019||
MD Logistics 2018 Year in Review
As we start another year, we look back on the amazing year 2018 was, and forward in excited anticipation for what challenges and opportunities 2019 will bring our way. Read the full article...
|January 23, 2019||
Supply Chain Education: One Step Forward and Another Step Back
The economy is humming all cylinders, employers say they can't find employees with the right skills, yet graduate students report a tough job market. Are advanced degrees taking students backwards in employment? Read the full article...
|December 31, 2018||
A Letter from President & CEO, Mark Sell
As 2018 comes to a close, President & CEO, Mark Sell, details the year for MD Logistics and predicts what is to come in 2019. Read the full article...
|November 30, 2018||
Emilie Gerbers Promotion Annoucement
MD Logistics is pleased to announce the promotion of Emilie Gerbers to Director of Business Development. In this new position, Emilie will take an elevated and active role in managing client relationships and external communication to ensure an enhanced customer experience. Read the full article...
|November 28, 2018||
Three Keys to Happy Shoppers This Holiday Season
Holiday shopping has begun. For retailers, that means increased demand, extremely high customer expectations, and limited time for execution and fulfillment. Read the full article...
|November 23, 2018||
Black Friday from a 3PL
Most of us know what Black Friday looks like from the perspective of a consumer; sales and jaw dropping deals, crowded stores and extended shopping hours. Perhaps the lesser known Black Friday perspective is that of the Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider. For the provider and their team on the warehouse floor, it requires weeks, if not months, of preparation prior to the shopping holiday and countless hours of work afterwards to ensure orders are shipped correctly to both the consumer and the retailer. As e-commerce continues to grow in popularity, 3PL providers must amend their e-commerce fulfillment practices to the ever changing environment. Read the full article...
|November 14, 2018||
Four Ways Logistics Will Change in 2019
As the logistics industry, and the broader business world, looks to 2019, it’s time to explore what the next year will bring to logistics. Read the full article...
|October 25, 2018||
NRF Expects Holiday Sales Spike of Up to 4.8%
The National Retail Federation on Wednesday released its projections for 2018 holiday sales, the organization forecasting total sales of between$717.5 billion to $720.9 billion. That represents a 4.3% to 4.8% increase over last year's sales of $687.9 billion, which were a 5.3% increase over 2016. Read the full article...
|October 15, 2018||
The 4 Forces Transforming Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation Today
Few industries or business functions are experiencing as much disruption as logistics, supply chain and transportation. Whether your products rely on ground, rail or sea to reach end-customers, today’s levels of disruption are unprecedented. Industry providers and those managing their own transport needs now must rethink everything from warehouse locations to logistics technologies to fleet and carrier strategies. Read the full article...
|October 5, 2018||
MD Logistics Recognized as Top 3PL for 7th Consecutive Year
Marking another period of growth, MD Logistics has been named a Top 3PL provider by both Global Trade Magazine and Inbound Logistics. This distinction is the 6th and 7th consecutive year for the accolade respectively. Read the full article...
|September 24, 2018||
Indianapolis & Reno: Advantages for Distribution in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industry
As a third party logistics provider, operating within the Retail and Consumer Goods and Life Science and Pharmaceuticals industries, we saw the importance of being able to offer our customers solutions that allowed their products to get to the consumer as fast as possible. This drove our warehouse expansion strategy to have both a Midwest and West Coast presence within the life science and pharmaceutical industry. Read the full article...
|September 10, 2018||
Automation is Coming to Cold Chain Storage Supply Chain
These robotic devices - often known as automated storage and retrieval systems, or AS/RS - are streamlining operations across many different industries. Cold chain storage probably isn't the first industry that comes to mind when thinking of advanced robotics or industrial automation. With such stringent requirements surrounding temperature control and the quality of cold products, consistent human interaction was always a necessity. With next-gen technology on the rise, the entire industry will see several key improvements. Read the full article...
|August 23, 2018||
Reducing the High Cost of Returns in the Omnichannel
According to Forrester Research, the adoption of e-commerce solutions is accelerating, driven by the advantages offered by omnichannel strategies. However, omnichannel solutions are still plagued by supply chain inefficiencies that can reduce value and hamper productivity. Take, for example, the returns management process, where defined methodologies for handling customer returns have become high-touch processes that can introduce delays, inefficiencies and mistakes -- all of which can impact the bottom line while also affecting the relationship with the customer. Read the full article...
|August 9, 2018||
Affordability and Speed Top of eCommerce Fulfillment List
According to a new survey, "The Everyday Essentials of Successful eCommerce Fulfillment," by Radial over a third of global online shoppers, 39.7%, report challenges receiving their online orders and that issues tied to cost and speed were the biggest factors impacting satisfaction. Read the full article...
|July 30, 2018||
Fundraising at MD Logistics
No matter the industry, companies in today’s business climate aim to create ways to differentiate themselves. Product or service offerings can be a differentiator, but consumers are increasingly more interested in ‘feel good’ initiatives that companies support. At MD Logistics, we rely heavily on our company culture and the feedback we receive internally in order to make a difference locally. One of the many things our company culture supports is giving back to our own community. As a result, there are a few organizations that we choose to support throughout the year. Read the full article...
|July 16, 2018||
3PLs & Shippers: In It For the Long Haul
Shippers seek 3PLs to provide transportation, distribution, fulfillment, and warehousing solutions. The right 3PL partner, however, offers continuous improvement in ways that some shippers couldn't hope to expect. Read the full article...
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