Monthly Archives: April 2013

Innovative Real Time Tracking

Posted: April 29, 2013

Innovative Real Time Tracking

We sometimes express how much we love technology, “as long as it works.” Even in the difficult moments when we have proven just how dependent we really are on technology, we’re reminded that the improvements and enhancements to our lives have become commonplace. Continue reading

Carter Logistics Awarded Best Provider for Transportation Quality

Posted: April 15, 2013

Carter Logistics Awarded Best Provider for Transportation Quality
At Nissan’s annual Logistics Carrier Conference in December last year, the company awarded its Best Provider for Transportation Quality award to Indiana-headquartered Carter Logistics. Carter supports Nissan with milk run collections, cross dock services and line haul transportation. Continue reading

Lean Logistics: Flexibility Defined (Part II)

Posted: April 15, 2013

Previously, we discussed the advances in order placing and receiving that has effectively moved business from the Stone Age to the fast pace of web based purchasing. When a customer placed an order in the “olden days,” someone in the purchasing department picked up the phone, called your order department and purchased some of your goods. Continue reading

Lean Logistics: Flexibility Defined (Part I)

Posted: April 1, 2013

Business used to be noted for it’s buttoned down, pin-striped, wing-tipped impression of a monkey in a cage. Orders come in, stamp them received, place them in the hopper and let them wait their turn. Inventory is received, counted, placed on a shelf and then more is ordered. Shipments are loaded, never mind whether the truck is filled, get them on their way to the customer and then wait, wait, wait for payment. Continue reading