Challenges of Urban Logistics
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by Sean Kirkwood
4d ago
It’s estimated that approximately 80% of the U.S. population lives in an urban area. With many people living in densely populated areas, you would think that they would have an optimized logistics network for travel and business. However, these cities face many challenges in urban logistics due to a growing population, changing technology, and outdated infrastructure. This blog reviews the nuance of urban logistics and explores the challenges faced by businesses and cities alike. The Last-Mile Delivery When many cities were developed, they were not designed to account for last-mile delivery d ..read more
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Where are We Now? Brexit Update
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by Sean Kirkwood
4d ago
Brexit represents a significant event that withdrew the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) to establish independent trade relationships. This decision had a massive impact on the global economy, politics, and social landscapes. This is what led to this decision and the impact it had on the world, four years later. Why the UK left the European Union The vote for leaving the EU had been building up for many years. Britain joined the European Economic Community in 1973 which transitioned into the EU in the 1990s. The goal was the unite European nations to improve free trade, protec ..read more
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Evans’ Brownstown Facility Earns Foreign Trade Zone Activation
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by Morgan Zenner
1w ago
MELVINDALE, Mich., April 8, 2024 — Evans Distribution Systems, a full-service third-party logistics (3PL) provider of warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, value-added, and staffing solutions, has activated 262,143-square-feet of its warehouse space in Brownstown, as a General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 70. The multi-client facility located at 17550 Allen Road, Brownstown Charter Twp., Mich., is well-positioned to support international cargo from Canada and through the rail yards and Port of Detroit. A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a special economic zone in the U.S. whe ..read more
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Implementing Gamification in Logistics
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by Sean Kirkwood
1M ago
As discussed in our recent blog “Game On: Gamification in Logistics,” gamification involves incorporating elements of game design, mechanics, and experiences into non-game environments to captivate and inspire individuals.  To make gamification successful in logistics, it is important to carefully plan and implement the gamification strategy. Here are some key steps and considerations: Define Clear Objectives: Clearly outline the goals and objectives to be achieved through gamification. Whether it is improving employee engagement, enhancing productivity, or promoting safety, having a cl ..read more
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Evans Welcomes Micca Myers as Manager of Transportation and International Operations
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by Sean Kirkwood
1M ago
MELVINDALE, Mich. March 12, 2024 — Evans Distribution Systems, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, welcomes Micca Myers as Manager of Transportation and International Operations. In her role, Myers oversees the operations for Evans’ non-asset-based transportation operation, Evans Logistics Inc., (ELI). She manages the dispatch staff and daily operations. In addition, Myers is charged with bringing in new business, customer retention, and growing Evans’ international business. “We are thrilled to welcome Micca to our growing transportation team,” says ..read more
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AI is a Shopper’s Delight
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by Sean Kirkwood
1M ago
Artificial intelligence has already had a significant impact on our lives. What effect will it have on online shopping? In a world full of choices—how does your ecommerce site stand out? What if your customers were directed to the right place instantly? Would that save them time and improve the user experience?    According to the AI experts, the answer is personalization. Here are a couple of ways AI is changing the way we shop online and the reasons why ecommerce companies need to incorporate AI to stay competitive. A Personalized Shopping Experience AI takes the guess work out of ..read more
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Decoding the World of International Shipping
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by Sean Kirkwood
2M ago
Our global economy requires a constant churning of imports and exports across countries. A healthy international trade market expands business opportunities and revenue for manufacturers and distributors. This whitepaper provides an in depth look at international shipping. Download the whitepaper by completing the form to the right. The post Decoding the World of International Shipping appeared first on Evans Distribution Systems ..read more
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The Global Impact of the Red Sea Conflict
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by Sean Kirkwood
2M ago
The conflict on the Red Sea is sending shockwaves onto the global shipping community and beyond. The Yemeni-based Houthi rebel group is conducting missile and drone attacks on major cargo ships as they pass out the Suez Canal, which accounts for 15% of all seaborn trade. The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway that connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, a critical access point to Asian, Western European, and U.S. trade routes.   The canal eliminates a 7,000-kilometer distance around the Cape of Good Hope which extends down to the southern tip of Africa, adding significant ti ..read more
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Tips for a Successful Yard Management Operation
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by Sean Kirkwood
2M ago
Yard management is a vital part of any logistics operation. By organizing trailers and containers within a yard, a 3PL can avoid delays or bottlenecks. But what is yard management and how can you ensure a successful operation? In this article we will define yard management, explain the different stages in the process, and provide tips to make sure your operation runs efficiently. What is Yard Management? Yard management is the organization of trailers, containers, and equipment within a yard or outdoor storage area. In logistics, yard management is crucial for the smooth flow of goods between ..read more
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Game On: Gamification in Logistics
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by Sean Kirkwood
2M ago
Gamification has emerged as a powerful strategy for transforming traditional work environments by infusing them with the dynamic and motivational elements found in games.  In sectors like logistics and supply chain management, gamification has proven particularly beneficial, offering advantages ranging from heightened employee engagement to improved productivity, collaboration, and data-driven decision-making. In this context, exploring the benefits of gamification in logistics becomes essential for organizations aiming to enhance their operational efficiency and overall performance. Wha ..read more
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