Logistical Lowdown- compliments of your True Blue Logistics Crew

Acquiring Talent in a Tight Labor Market

Posted by Jenifer Nicelley, SHRM-CP, PHR on 7/13/18 2:23 PM



Look around wherever you are and you will likely see "Help Wanted" or "Now Hiring" signs hung in windows and posted on doors. An online search for employment on most any type of position or job, will get several, if not hundreds, of options for employers looking for qualified candidates. Look even more closely, and you'll notice that some of these positions have been open or active for months!

Companies have had to change the way they look at talent recruiting. The days of running an ad in the local newspaper and sitting back to watch the candidates flock in are long gone.

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Topics: Hot Topic, Secondary Packaging

Primary and Secondary Packaging Services

Posted by Adam Bates on 3/9/18 3:11 PM


In previous posts, we’ve talked about why you should use a contract packager, and how to choose a contract packager. Now it’s time to talk about the different packaging services a contract packager can provide.

Contract packaging involves packaging products into two main categories – Primary and Secondary packaging.

  • Primary packaging consists of the first layer of containment that comes in direct contact with the product.
  • Secondary packaging is any packaging material that secures or otherwise protects the product in its primary packaging.
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Topics: Secondary Packaging

Napoleon, Ohio Warehouse Spotlight

Posted by Ty Guilliam on 1/12/18 2:00 PM


How valuable is warehouse space? I'm not just talking about price per square foot. What warehouse features and value-add services would make your logistics more efficient, save time and money? Perhaps our Napoleon, Ohio warehouse location may be the perfect fit for you. 

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Topics: Warehousing, Contract Packaging, Secondary Packaging

Contract Packaging Services Won't Back Down

Posted by Meredith Mickey on 10/4/17 7:25 AM

Song Inspiration, Won't Back Down, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, 1978

"Well I won't back down, no I won't back down"

Busy season. 

It's a term we hear frequently throughout the year from a variety of industries. We know that tax season is busy for accountants, the retail industry is booming around the holidays, and if you're a NW Ohio resident like me, right now you see the farmers out from dusk till dawn harvesting the fields. 

We all have a busy season. It comes every year, at the same time, and we usually hurdle  the same obstacles year after year. Instead of spending the time leading up to busy season agonizing over all the work that needs done; whether that be tax returns to file, long hours at the store, or the acres upon acres of fields; let's talk about what we can do to help alleviate the stress to ourselves and our company. 

Talk to a Contract Packaging Provider! 

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Topics: Contract Packaging, Secondary Packaging, 3PL

Primary, Secondary, Co- or Contract Packaging- "The Choice Is Yours"

Posted by Adam Bates on 5/12/17 7:30 AM

Song inspiration: "The Choice Is Yours" by Blacksheep, 1991

This or that, this or that...   

In the packaging industry, sometimes there are discrepancies between what a company says they do and what the industry would say they do. This causes confusion and can make it difficult to determine what you are looking for when considering outsourcing packaging processes. The key to avoiding this is familiarizing yourself with the industry terms and distinguishing which of them best describes your operations. To help with this process, here are some terms that seem to cause the most trouble.

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Topics: Insider, Contract Packaging, Secondary Packaging