|January 4, 2017||
Five Predictions For The Retail Industry in 2017
It’s the time of year when everyone is looking to set their expectations for the year ahead. For retail, 2017 promises more disruption ahead as retailers try to figure out the changing shopping behaviors they see from customers who are more digitally savvy than ever. Here are five predictions for retail in 2017. Read the full article...
|December 15, 2016||
2017 Supply Chain Trends to Follow
The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed? With that in mind, here are the trends to follow and the predictions for supply chain in 2017. Read the full article...
|October 19, 2016||
White Paper: How Leadership Training can Improve Company Culture
Third-party logistics (3PL) providers, like most companies, are focused on results. However, all reputable 3PL providers understand that an investment in training its warehouse operations' employees is a necessary cost of doing business. Here is a extensive look at how an investment in a leadership training and development program can pay long term dividends. Read the full article...
|September 5, 2016||
Innovation in Cold Chain Logistics
The pharmaceutical cold chain logistics market is growing at a rapid clip but it is also undergoing changes at an equal clip. Globalization, increasing regulations and the sheer growth of temperature controlled goods are spurring these changes. Read the full article...
|August 15, 2016||
Creating a Culture of Safety in the Warehouse
Thanks to advancements in forklift-based technologies, such as fleet and operator management systems, instances of workplace accidents may start to decline because of the availability of critical information that affords the opportunity to create and maintain a culture that champions safety. Read the full article...
|August 8, 2016||
MD Logistics Named Top 3PL Provider in 2016
MD Logistics once again celebrates recognition as a leading 3PL (third-party logistics) provider. As one of the fastest growing 3PL’s in central Indiana, MD Logistics... Read more »
|July 26, 2016||
MD Logistics to Sponsor the 9th Annual DKM Golf Outing
The 9th Annual Dave Kiebach Memorial Golf Tournament will be sponsored once again by MD Logistics. Dave Kiebach, who was a founder and co-principle at... Read more »
|July 15, 2016||
The 3 Key Principles of a Seamless Supply Chain
Businesses today are seeing their traditional supply chain practices disrupted by the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, implantable technology, connected homes, automated workforces, smart decision support systems, robotics and more. And in today’s tech-savvy, Uberized and Amazon-impacted world, consumers are increasingly demanding a personalized, consistent and seamless experience across retail, online and mobile, requiring companies to rethink their supply chains. Read the full article...
|June 28, 2016||
Macy’s Focuses on OmniChannel Customer Engagement
One of the things Gennette plans to do is make Macy’s a “significantly different retailer” in the future in the way the company operates and its approach to the marketplace. “Customer shopping preferences and patterns are evolving rapidly,” Jim Sluzewski, Senior VP of Corporate Communications & External Affairs, told Loyalty360. “Today, we are doing more work than ever on data analytics to understand this evolution and ensure we are well positioned to serve customer needs in both the short- and long-term. Read the full article...
|June 2, 2016||
Transportation Management Integration Grows into Innovative Partnership for Leading 3PL Provider
Collaborating with Accelogix for bulk retail and pharmaceutical serialization increases efficiency, provides competitive muscle for MD Logistics. Read the full article...
|May 25, 2016||
Innovations and Adaptations in the Cold Chain
The rise of targeted therapies and the globalization of specialty pharmaceutical commercialization present a host of opportunities for manufacturers. The foundational premise is clear: More commercial and clinical trial drugs are being shipped to more patients in more countries than ever before. Healthcare is becoming more innovative and more accessible at the same time. Read the full article...
|April 11, 2016||
Should I Work With a Third-Party Logistics Provider Offering Foreign Trade Zone Services?
Written by: Mark Sell, President MD Logistics As products continue to be sourced globally, companies that import goods are always looking for ways to make... Read more »
|March 8, 2016||
Transportation Management Increases Efficiency for Leading 3PL Provider
As a third party logistics partner for pharmaceutical, life science, retail and consumer products companies, MD Logistics knows the value of accuracy. Many of their customers provide lifesaving drugs to patients across the globe. From its inception in 1996, the company has had one mission: delivering the Right material, in the Right condition, to the Right place, at the Right time. “We were evaluating transportation management systems (TMS), Agile Network being one of them,” Jon Francis, Director of IT for MD Logistics, remembers. As they reached the final phases of the vendor selection process, integration of transportation IT and warehouse IT became a deciding factor. Read the full article...
|March 4, 2016||
MD Logistics Celebrates 20 Years in Business and 20 Years of Growth
20-years ago today Mark Sell and his late business partner Dave Kiebach started third party logistics company MD Logistics, headquartered in Plainfield, Indiana. In 1996, the pair began the company named after their first initials inside a 10,000 square foot warehouse. Since then, MD Logistics has grown through the addition of business verticals, service offerings and excellent client relationships to occupy one million square feet of warehouse space across three locations in Plainfield and one in Reno, Nevada. MD Logistics has increased its employee base from its original seven employees to now over 200 employees. Revenue has doubled over the last seven years, with MD realizing its highest revenue year in 2015. Read the full article...
|January 13, 2016||
Governor Pence Calls on Ports of Indiana to Explore Building a Fourth Port
Here is the governor's statement from Tuesday's State of the State Address: "Indiana's ports have also been spectacular catalysts for job growth. That is why I have called upon the Ports of Indiana to vigorously explore the building of a fourth port in the far southeastern part of our state, which could unleash enormous economic investment throughout the southeast region of our state." Read the full article...
|January 5, 2016||
Indiana Department of Transportation 2015 Investment Exceeded $1 Billion
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced today that the agency’s 2015 construction season resulted in an investment of more than $1 billion in State and Local road, bridge, trail, and traffic safety projects. The mix of federal and state transportation funding along with funds from Governor Mike Pence’s Major Moves 2020 program allowed INDOT to invest aggressively in major projects to improve traffic flow and reduce travel time, and increase preservation work to enhance the condition of existing pavement and bridges. In addition to INDOT’s construction program, the State allocated more than $220 million to cities, towns, and counties across the Hoosier state to support local transportation projects. Read the full article...
|December 10, 2015||
Pain Points and Priorities for Cold Chain Packaging
From the safe arrival of temperature-sensitive biologics to the quality of pharmaceutical products, the ability to prevent temperature excursions not only means the difference between profit and loss, but also life and death. As a result, preventing and reducing temperature excursions is among the most common objectives from customers looking for thermal protection packaging. However, protecting payloads from temperature excursions isn’t the only pain point customers look to solve when evaluating temperature-controlled packaging. Read the full article...
|November 30, 2015||
Four Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2016
According to Grant Marshbank, COO of VSc Solutions, supply chains will face a number of challenges, he said: “Supply chain managers are already under huge pressure to adapt to turbulent economies, labor issues, and expansion into global markets. “The bad news is that the rate of change isn’t going to slow down. The good news is that emerging supply chain trends hold opportunities to reduce both costs and carbon footprints, and enable exceptional customer service at the same time.” Read the full article...
|October 6, 2015||
White Paper: Getting Serious About Serialization, The Drug Quality and Security Act
On Nov. 27, 2013 President Obama signed the Drug Quality and Security Act into law, effectively setting the framework of what would become a nationwide initiative toward wide-scale pharmaceutical serialization. The Drug Supply Chain Security Act is one component of the DQSA. This particular act requires the FDA to implement a national track-and-trace system by which manufacturers must affix product identifiers (barcodes) to each package of product that is introduced into the supply chain. Read the full article...
|October 2, 2015||
Award-winning Midwest Logistics Provider Announces Expansion
According to Global Data, the pharmaceutical market is expected to skyrocket to nearly $550 billion by the year 2020. To keep pace with the surging pharmaceutical industry, leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider MD Logistics is significantly upgrading its pharmaceutical storage capabilities. The company is expanding into an additional 173,000 square feet of controlled room temperature (CRT) pharmaceutical warehouse space near its flagship Midwest facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read the full article...
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