6 Ways Manufacturing Support Services Save you Money

Dec 22 2014

Posted by Jeff Alexander

Are you running a manufacturing operation and looking for ways to reduce costs? Let’s face it, it can be a challenge.

Manufacturers are always trying to run clean and lean in an effort to save money.

Although the basic premise sounds simple enough, it’s not always as easy in practice. Manufacturing support services provide the means to do just that - which is save you money while increasing...

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Topics: Manufacturing Support, Labor/Employment

What Tesla's Gigafactory Means for U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Oct 22 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

Tesla Motors Inc. has been in the news lately for their announcement regarding plans to open a huge, high tech manufacturing facility in the State of Nevada.

As the article highlights, "The factory is expected to build 35 GWh per year of lithium-ion battery packs, more than all the world's capacity in 2013, enough for 500,000 electric cars, by 2020."

Read the full article here:

What Tesla's...

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Topics: Labor/Employment

How Is Just In Time (JIT) Used By A 3PL?

Oct 20 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

Just In Time (JIT) Inventory management is one of the most basic, yet important concepts in an efficient manufacturing process.

It is a prime example of how good supplier relationships are vital to an efficient manufacturing supply chain.

Commonly used as a method for improving efficiency and minimizing cost by third party logistics companies, a JIT inventory strategy is one of the primary...

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Topics: Labor/Employment

4 Benefits of Outsourcing Manufacturing Support with a 3PL

Sep 23 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

Manufacturers are in a constant struggle with their competition to innovate new products to grow or even just maintain market share.

Another perpetual challenge for manufacturers is finding ways to operate more efficiently in an effort to drive down costs and to help improve margins.

Product innovation is something typically driven internally at a manufacturer by research and development...

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Topics: Manufacturing Support, Labor/Employment

The Story of How Logistics in Columbus, Ohio Came to Be

Aug 28 2014

Posted by odwlogistics

We’ve given you tips on selecting a 3PL in Columbus, Ohio, but have you ever wondered how it all began? How did Columbus go from being the industry’s best kept secret to a major logistics hub in the United States? Well, we’ve long known the answer and are excited to share it with you. Take a moment and let us tell you how logistics in Columbus, Ohio came to be.

We cannot talk about Columbus...

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Topics: Real Estate/Location, Labor/Employment