ASW Supply Chain Services VP Celebrates 35 Years

July 21, 2022Recently, Vice President of Supply Chain Services Carlos Stevens celebrated his 35th year with ASW. Carlos joined ASW after serving in the United States Marine Corps. He started his tenure off with ASW in the Rubbermaid division, working 3rd shift as a forklift operator. He was a young father of a newborn and needed a job with no …

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 …

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? …

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 …