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What Does Cross Docking Entail?

If your company is committed to getting the products you produce to your customers as quickly as possible, you might want to consider cross docking. Cross docking is a term that refers to the practice of taking products from a manufacturing plant and shipping them directly to customers. It eliminates the need for storing products… Read more »

Affiliated Warehouse Companies, Inc. is proud to work with Tippmann Group

Affiliated Warehouse Companies, Inc. is proud to work with Tippmann Group that also owns Interstate Cold Storage celebrating 50 years of cold storage excellence.  Tippmann Group has built public refrigerated and freezer warehouses operated by Interstate Cold Storage in Chicago (Joliet), IL, Cincinnati (Hamilton), OH, Indianapolis, IN, Norfolk (Newport News), VA, Nashville (Murfreesboro), TN.  Mr…. Read more »

The Impact of E-Commerce on Warehouses

As recently as just a decade ago, most companies weren’t all that concerned with where they rented warehouse space. In fact, renting warehouse space on the outskirts of a city was ideal because it allowed companies to send and receive shipments without disturbing anyone or causing any trouble. But that has changed dramatically in a… Read more »

What Companies Can Learn From the KFC Fiasco

In January, more than 900 KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom were forced to shut down temporarily due to a serious lack of supplies. Many KFC locations were left without important menu items like fries, coleslaw, and chicken. The mishap occurred after DHL, the company that recently partnered up with KFC to handle shipments in… Read more »

What is LTL Shipping?

If your company needs to send out a large shipment, you can obviously use trucking services to do it. But what happens if you have a shipment that’s large but not large enough to fill up a full 48- or 53-foot trailer? Well, in that case, it would be more beneficial for you to take… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Selecting a Warehouse

Renting or purchasing a warehouse for your company can provide you with many different benefits. It can give you a place to store everything you use to provide services to your clients. It can also allow you to access storage for the products you sell. But before you decide to obtain a warehouse for your… Read more »

The Differences Between Contract and Public Warehousing

If your company needs a warehouse to store items in, you might decide to go with a private warehouse. In that situation, you would assume responsibility of the warehouse and everything in it. It would give your company all of the space you need for storage, but it would also force you to manage the… Read more »

The Benefits of Using a Pick and Pack Warehouse

If you run a business that offers products to customers, you know how challenging it can be to package up orders and get them out in a timely fashion. It’s why many companies opt to use a pick and pack warehouse to get the job done. It can make shipping orders dramatically easier and ensure… Read more »

Tips for Preventing Warehouse Fires

A fire that takes place in a warehouse can be devastating for any company. Outside of the fact that it will put your inventory and equipment at risk, it can also put your employees into grave danger and could potentially be catastrophic. You should do everything in your power to prevent fires from starting in… Read more »