ASW Welcomes VP GM of Supply Chain Services

January 7, 2022ASW is excited to welcome Paul Nonno to the team as Vice President, General Manager. Paul will oversee ASW Supply Chain Services. Paul brings a wealth of experience in supply chain management. He has worked both in 3PL’s—managing global third-party logistics operations—and with 3PL’s—managing procurement and vendor services. His involvement with both sides of the supply chain buyer-supplier …

Behind the Intermodal Chassis Shortage

December 13, 2021The Issue Somewhat overshadowed by the larger focus on congested ports, the intermodal chassis shortage has had a big impact on supply chain disruptions. Why has there been a chassis shortage and when will the problem be alleviated? What Are Intermodal Chassis?Intermodal chassis are trailers or frames used to move product between modes of transportation, such as from …

ASW Attends 2021 IWLA Convention

November 2, 2021  ASW representatives attended the 2021 IWLA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The Convention focused on several key topics for the warehousing & logistics industries, including real estate issues, succession plans, and hiring. At the Convention, ASW CEO André Thornton received the IWLA Jock Menzies Distinguished Service & Leadership Award. Also in attendance at the Convention: Jonathan Thornton, …

ASW CEO Receives IWLA Service Award

November 2, 2021At the 2021 IWLA Convention, ASW CEO André Thornton was awarded the IWLA Jock Menzies Distinguished Service & Leadership Award for outstanding service to the 3PL industry. Thornton was recognized for his advocacy of diversity and inclusion within the warehousing & logistics industries. He sits on the IWLA Board of Directors. As Immediate Past Chair of the Association’s …

New Policy Intended to Reduce Port Congestion

October 28, 2021A shortage in shipping containers has driven up the cost of global shipments. A recent policy implemented by the the two San Pedro Bay Ports (Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles) is intended to drastically reduce congestion. Theoretically this will propel containers to reach final destination sooner, where they can be unloaded quicker, thereby freeing up containers …

Do You Have a Transactional Relationship or Relational Partnership with Your 3PL?

September 24, 2021 Would you describe your relationships with the 3PLs you utilize as merely transactional relationships or as relational partnerships? That is, are you mostly dictating to them what you want done on a case by case basis, or are you working with them collaboratively to devise solutions that will bring you the most benefit over the long run? …

3 ASW Associates Attend IWLA Events

September 21, 2021  Earlier this month, ASW associates participated in three in-person IWLA events, which each took place in Atlanta. VP of Sales Matt Maglicic attended the IWLA Fulfillment Forum, which was a new event for the Association. Jonathan Thornton, Director of Quality & Compliance, attended the IWLA Safety & Risk Conference. Finally, our IT Network and Systems Administrator, Eric …

Global Supply Chain Disruptions Continue

Can a 3PL Partner Help?August 24, 2021The global supply chain will continue to take hits for the foreseeable future. Whether you receive product directly from non-domestic manufacturers; use a 3PL to handle product transportation; receive goods from distributors or retailers that import them from other countries; or receive goods manufactured in the US from raw materials that are imported, you’ll …

Workplace COVID-19 vaccination considerations

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

BackgroundIn 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 what …

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?OverviewIf 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 more? Sometimes …