Addressing Gender & Racial Underrepresentation in the Supply Chain Workforce

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay More supply chain companies are focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in regards to gender and race than ever before, but smaller companies in the sector are much less likely to identify this as a focus. When looking at representation among the workforce, small businesses in the sector again tend to lag behind …

Industrial Engineer / Quality & Compliance Position

March 5, 2021 ASW is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for the Industrial Engineer / Quality & Compliance position. This is a full-time position. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 4 years of demonstrated experience in either safety, quality or other regulatory compliance. Click here to see the full job description and to apply.

Workplace COVID-19 vaccination considerations

What Will COVID-19 Vaccination Availability Mean for the Warehouse & Logistics Industry?

Background In December, the FDA gave Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for two COVID-19 vaccines, each requiring two doses to be administered several weeks apart.[1] CDC guidelines recommend that essential workers be vaccinated during the first phase of the vaccination rollout. Indeed, many frontline healthcare workers have already received one or both doses of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine during …

ASW to Sponsor NACD Webinar

January 5, 2021 ASW Global is sponsoring the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) annual Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar on January 28.  NACD is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. Member companies process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers. NACD’s member and affiliate companies represent more than 85% …

Understanding Direct-to-Consumer (DTC)

There are B2B companies–those businesses providing services and commodities to other businesses–and there are B2C companies that provide services and commodities to individual customers. Or are they DTC companies? Overview If you’re a supplier, you’ve probably been asked by fellow suppliers and corporate buyers if you are B2B or B2C. What about DTC, which is being talked about more and …

ASW Is One of the 50 smartest companies in NE Ohio

October 5, 2020 ASW has been named as one of the 50 smartest companies in the Northeast Ohio region and CEO André Thornton has been recognized as a top executive. ASW and Thornton were honored at the 2020 Corporate College Smart 50 Awards on October 27. The Corporate College Smart 50 Awards are hosted by Smart Business. Since 2014, the …

ASW Announces the Promotion of 2 Associates

September 28, 2020 ASW has promoted two members of the Operations Team: Carlos Stevens and Ron Russell. Carlos has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President-Supply Chain Services.  His primary responsibilities will focus on our Quality Systems, Continuous Improvement processes, Customer Service Operations, and NACD Compliance Certification—to name a few. Carlos started with ASW in June, 1987 …

CEO Featured in IWLA Newsletter Focus on Inclusion

ASW CEO André Thornton is featured in IWLA’s innaugural Inclusion & Diversity Council Newsletter. The article highlights Thornton’s transition from an All-Star MLB career to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Thornton underscores ASW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and discusses the business case for D&I initiatives. He also clears up misconceptions some may have about minority-owned businesses. “Some people hear terms …

Why Transitioning to DTC with an Ecommerce Store Makes Sense for Your CPG Company

If you’re in the CPG industry and you’re not engaged in selling direct-to-consumer (DTC), you could be missing out. Mass market and niche retailers and CPG companies know their bread and butter has always been establishing, nurturing, and strengthening consumer loyalty. With greater reliance on ecommerce, however, maintaining customer loyalty has grown more tenuous for companies that do not have …

Demand for Warehousing & Distribution

Swell in Ecommerce Sales Fuels Demand for Warehousing and Distribution Services The demand for warehousing has been increasing. The Wall Street Journal reported an increase in new leases or renewals of warehouse space by 43% just between April and May and year-to-date, a nearly 3% increase in warehouse leasing as compared to the first half of 2019. The rapid growth …