Logistics Blog | Total Distribution, Inc. in Jacksonville, FL
BOPIS retail is an evolving strategy being adopted by warehouses and distribution centers. Wonder what that is? Click here.

As Sun Tzu wrote, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics.” Successfully operating a supply chain company requires skilled, reliable, trustworthy professionals. Veterans offer this and more from their service experience.

Flexible shifts are finding their way into warehousing. Flexibility in supply chain entices those who can’t work traditional shifts and provides consistency for companies.

Number crunchers, do you have a flow chart outlining the supply chain for your unique business? If not, it can help keep your profitably moving.

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. When it comes to logistics, a good impression is a lasting impression.

When disaster strikes, support, including transport and logistics disaster relief experts, kicks into action. As the east coast continues to sort through Florence’s aftermath, supply chain professionals are helping where they can.

Special carriers transport unique goods. When transporting uniquely categorized products, consider needs then determine how to transport.

What’s the latest news on DOT electronic logbooks? How are they affecting supply chain and especially truckers?

When storms affect people’s lives, warehouses are affected. Is your warehouse ready?

Consumer demand is revealing the need for supply chain to be more digitized. How? By using cryptocurrency.

How do product recalls affect your supply chain company? Shipping, packaging and warehousing all can be affected by it!

Are you looking to ship basic school supplies to your customers? Packaging to send those retail goods needs to be well thought out.

Looking for cyber news your logistics company can use to protect your systems? Read how COSCO responded to their recent attack.

Looking for the latest news about last mile solutions? Ecommerce and the Amazon effect are changing logistics strategies.

Customers demand fast delivery for their goods. Is this stressing your logistics company? How might that affect supply chain’s future?

A proactive approach compared with a reactive approach to maintaining equipment benefits you in at least five ways.

Think of yourself as a "dummy" when it comes to getting your business goods from point A to point B? This blog post summarizes the logistics process for you!.

Are you running your warehouse using lean process management? Wonder what that is? Read more here to improve warehouse profitability. Grimes Warehousing.

Looking for dependable urban logistics services? With the e-commerce revolution, affordable “last mile costs” requires new strategies.

Postmates DC
The everyday citizen in the District of Columbia now shares the sidewalk with Postmates DC delivery robots. Can you say “The Jetsons?”

Better Packaging Choices
Your business manufactures or assembles products. Product packaging design plays an important part in making your product saleable, useable and attractive.

USPS Parcel Shipping
Supply chains nationwide may be affected by the new USPS reform bill. Just how will the New USPS Reform Bill affect your Supply Chain and when?

Outsourcing a Supply Chain
Are you looking for reliable, cost-effective, dependable3PL logistics companiesinfo? To stay in business, you may need to outsource for expert logistics strategies.

driverless autonomous truck
Have you read the latest news about self driving trucks? What is Waymo doing in Atlanta with autonomous trucks? It’s absolutely not science fiction! Driverless trucks are hitting the road now!

Supply Chain Management Predictions
Supply chain management is thriving on American business growth. Get insights on how your company can profitably benefit by being in the flow!

3PL Partnership Logistics Supply Chain
Are you looking for reliable logistics solution? If you've got products, chances are you need to ship and package your them. The more you have, the more over whelming it can become - that's why a 3PL might be just what your business needs.

One Stop Supply Chain Shopping
Have you ever thought about one stop supply chain shopping benefits? Everything is in one location, with the same company. But there’s even more!

Track and Trace Shipment Software
Do you need or want to keep track of what’s happening to your merchandise after it’s been shipped? Check out the latest in shipping management software.

shipping container logistics southeast
These days the term "logistics" is used in businesses across the world. But where did logistics come from and why do businesses need it?

Hiring Veterans is good for business
Do you understand the values veterans bring to a company? Grimes does. Professionalism, dedication, pride in work and more is why we hire vets.

The Logistics of the NFL
The biggest obstacle confronting an NFL team heading to an away game? Not what you’d expect. The big game rests in the logistics, too.

Logistics Customer Service Experience
Customer Experience is more crucial than ever. If you’re like many retail-related companies, you are getting everything set for the upcoming holiday season. You probably have your supplies, packaging, additional warehouse storage, and transportation all ready to meet the increased demands. But, are you ready to provide a top-notch customer experience?

As we enter the last quarter of 2017, a variety of new technologies are being presented that can impact logistics in a positive way. Is the future here, or are we on the cusp of a new era in innovation?

Logistics is rarely the first thing companies think about when they get started in business, but it probably should be.

Jaxport Harbor Deepening
Most ports are faced with a common problem relating to growth: the depth of their harbors. JAXPORT's plan to deepen the harbor has high hopes of bringing in larger vessels.

There are many pieces and parts that go into successful delivery of your products to consumers. Reduce potential issues by being straight-forward with your promises and policies.

Not all 3PL providers are the same. Learn three things to consider when selecting a 3PL provider to ensure you get the service you need today, and as your business grows.

Jacksonville, FL - July 17, 2017 CSCMP is pleased to announce the official 2017-2018 Board of Directors for the Jacksonville Roundtable. The CSCMP Jacksonville Roundtable exists to connect, develop, and educate logistics and supply chain management professional throughout their careers. Learn more about the new leaders of the Jacksonville Roundtable.

The Grimes Companies believe in supporting the good work non-profit partners provide to enrich the lives of people in our community. For that reason, Grimes has worked with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for the past ten years.

Christmas Shipping: 3PL Logistics & Supply Chain Holiday Infographic
Every Christmas, millions of holiday gifts and packages are shipped around the world. Check out our holiday infographic to examine the impact that the Christmas season has on the 3PL logistics and supply chain industry.

Grimes Donates Logistics Services to First Coast Heart Walk in Jacksonville
The Grimes Companies are pleased to announce our participation and sponsorship of the 2016 First Coast Heart Walk.

Are you a LEADer? Grimes Internal Sales Initiative
Are you a LEADer at The Grimes Companies? The Grimes LEADer program is an internal sales initiative that rewards employees for submitting sales leads to help aid the company's growth and business development.

Grimes Donates Scooter to Jacksonville Youth Organization Field of Dreams
The Grimes Companies, a logistics company, donated an power scooter to Jacksonville non-profit youth organization Field of Dreams, which specializes in helping kids with disabilities play baseball.

Reshaping the Highways & Roadways for Florida Trucks
Florida’s roadways are being reshaped with truckers in mind.

Truck Driver Shortage: Retention & Lowering Driver Turnover Rates
The Truck Driver Shortage is making it hard for trucking companies to find qualified truck drivers. Forward thinking trucking companies are looking for ways to increase truck driver retention and lower driver turnover rates.

The Best 3PL Company for You: How to Choose a Logistics Provider
Choosing the best 3PL logistics partner is a critically important decision. The right provider can make you a hero with your clients, while the wrong one can potentially cost you market share. How do you make the right decision? It’s been our experience that it’s all about the culture fit and the approach to business.

The Landlord Port Model: Is it Cost Effective?
When it comes to port operations and management, is it more cost effective to operate facilities or rent them out? Are landlord ports the way of the future?

Holiday Packaging, Christmas product packaging
It might seem too early to be thinking about candy canes and snowflakes in July, but summer is actually the right time to start planning your product’s holiday packaging design options.

Site Selection: Consultant Talks Factors & Criteria for Business Location Selection
How do you choose a site and location for a business? We talked with site selection consultants about the factors, criteria and analysis that goes into site selection and picking the right location for a new business.

Grimes Sponsors Jacksonville JDRF OneWalk to Fight Type I Diabetes
A long-time supporter of the non-profit organization, the Grimes Companies have sponsored JDRF for the past eight years. We sat down with Candace Monroe, the Development Manager at JDRF North Florida, to learn more about One Walk and why Jacksonville residents and companies should participate in this local event.

The Grimes Companies donated a blue scooter to the "Bowling for Rhinos" fundraiser June 17-18 sponsored by the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The scooter raffle raised over $900 to help the rhinos!

David Stephens said he was never discontent with the longtime truck-driving job that he voluntarily gave up this year. But the 50-year-old Jacksonville resident was certain there was a more ideal career for him. As a newlywed, especially, he didn’t want to continue being away from home as much as four weeks at a time. “You have to find your bliss in life,” he said. Now he’s found it.

Some companies have a great story to tell. Metrix Staffing, The Grimes Companies’ personnel services agency, is one of them. Simply put, there’s no staffing firm like Metrix – certainly none with more direct knowledge of the temporary workers it sends to customers. That’s because every person available through Metrix has already worked in a distribution services role for Grimes.

What makes for a successful company? Hiring military veterans may be the answer. From Lisa Rosser's standpoint, the colors of a company's success often are red, white and blue. U.S. military veterans characteristically have the credentials, work ethic and skills – along with other tangible and intangible qualities – that employers need, says Rosser.

Real Female Truck Drivers Women in Trucking
What is life really like for female truck drivers? Read our interview with Andrea Prohl, a real woman in trucking. This lady has been a female owner operator for more than 17 years.

Simplify Your Supply Chain with Total Distribution, Inc.

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