Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run

Posted: May 30, 2017

In today’s world, there are countless ways that a company can move freight from one location to another.  The global economy also makes cost competition very tight, so it is important for companies to carefully evaluate the manner in which they operate their supply chain.  Below, we examine two methods of shipping: Less than Truckload (LTL) and the Shared Milk Run.  Choosing the most efficient shipping method can have substantial benefits and be just enough … Continue reading

Carter Logistics Sponsors 4th Annual United Way Truck Pull

Posted: May 23, 2017

  Carter Logistics is excited to announce that we will be the Presenting Sponsor again this year at the 4th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull. This competition will support the United Way of both Madison and Delaware counties, which supports children, individuals, and families throughout the communities to empower them and help them thrive.   Teams participating in the truck pull will compete to pull a 33,000 lb. semi with a 53 ft. trailer … Continue reading

Carter Express Vandalia Launches Two New Customer Lines

Posted: May 8, 2017

The Carter Express Vandalia (DCD) facility has already undergone several changes in 2017.  Last week, the team celebrated not only the launch of a new management team (Site Manager, Facility Manager, and a Floor Supervisor) but also two new customer lines:  Toyota Export and Toyota Service. The Vandalia team has worked very hard to be successful in the two launches and also the transition in management.  During this time, everyone had to be on their … Continue reading

The Benefits of Integrated Supply Chain Management

Posted: May 2, 2017

Having an integrated supply chain sounds impressive, but what does it actually mean and how does it differ from a non-integrated supply chain?  A non-integrated supply chain department is disconnected and functions in silos.  An example of this would be a company that uses their own Dedicated Milk-Run route, LTL shipments, and the occasional Truckload Shipment. Each functions separately and favors activities that benefit only one aspect of the business (perhaps timing, cost, or accuracy, … Continue reading