Natural Gas as an alternative fuel in transportation

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:45

With the ongoing challenge of managing fuel costs in transportation, some companies are looking at and investing in alternative fuel sources. One hot topic is CNG or Natural Gas. Below is a good article on key insights into Natural Gas investments. As Casey Whelan, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Energy Services, discusses in a Inbound Logistics article key factors to analyze when looking at …

8 Ideas for Freight Savings

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:44

There are many ways and techniques companies use to save money on transportation. Some of the larger initiatives such as network optimization, site consolidation, or contract restructuring can take some time to finalize. What are the initiatives that can be implemented in most any freight network regardless of commodity, volume, or mode?  With transportation forecasts showing freight rates to increase …

Refrigerated shipments meet cross country distribution.

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:42

Below highlights a case study on a refrigerated transportation and distribution solution.  Propak’s highly trained and talented logistics professionals developed and executed this solution for a large agriculture company. Please contact us for additional details. Challenge: A Florida agriculture company was shipping full truckloads to retail locations throughout the U.S.  The retailer changed their receiving requirements so that all products …

Awesome opportunities – Propak is hiring for multiple positions throug…

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:40

We are involved in wonderful projects across several industries within the supply chain. Because of this and many other wonderful reasons, we are searching for talented, high energy supply chain professionals to help us service our customer’s needs. Propak was built upon innovation and it continues to be an integral part of our culture. Our commitment and business strategy is focused …

Sustainability and Network Strategy

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:39

Economic uncertainty and global pressures are increasing the demand that supply chain professionals place on network strategy. One of the core processes of a distribution network gaining a great deal of attention is reverse logistics.  Rightfully so, this segment of the supply chain seems to be one that can contribute significant supply chain efficiency and generate immediate savings. But what …

Nissan North American Raises the Stakes in Reverse Logistics

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:37
Nissan North American Raises the Stakes in Reverse Logistics

Propak is happy to announce a new partnership with Nissan North America.  Propak, a supply solutions provider to multiple industries in North America, has secured a new contract in the automotive sector with Nissan.  Opening in February 2013, the new reverse logistic center will play an integral role in the manufacturing of several vehicle lines. Nissan has entered an eighteen-month …

Propak expands further into California

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:30
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Propak, a proactive provider of leading-edge logistics, transportation and supply chain management solutions, has announced the expansion of its reverse logistics and transportation network into central California. Operations will extend into West Sacramento, CA, increasing the total number of service centers in California to five. Propak has been operating within the region since 2001 starting in Porterville, CA and Red Bluff, …

Carrier Procurement

Admin, January 8, 2015 07:22

Procuring transportation is a skill that requires continuous development. Most companies have teams that work on the execution and procurement functions of transportation. The logistics of collecting, servicing, ensuring safe and timely delivery requires multiple teams. Not by design, but all too often the everyday demands create departmental silos. These operational silos can hinder the holistic approach to supply chain …