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The Role Logistics Plays in Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

When you think of Valentine’s Day, you probably associate it with an abundance of flowers, boxed chocolates and sappy love letters. Valentine’s Day is a holiday where millions of Americans will spend substantial sums of money on gifts to express their feelings of love, as they do every year. However, many most likely have no appreciation for the… Read more »

Gretchen Seth Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

February 9, 2018

Logistics Plus senior vice president of international, Gretchen Seth, was featured on today’s airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact within NW Pennsylvania. In today’s segment Gretchen provides some great perspective on… Read more »

Shift Your Supply Chain Back Into High-Gear After Chinese New Year

February 6, 2018

Chinese New Year is the first day of the year in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival in modern China, or simply the Lunar New Year, is the most important and longest of all Chinese holidays. The first day of the Chinese New Year 2018, the year of… Read more »

LP Expands Services on Amazon Solutions Provider Network

February 5, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Expands Services on the Amazon Solutions Provider Network Customs Brokerage, FBA Prep and Storage, and Storage services now readily available to Amazon Sellers ERIE, PA (February 5, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, and supply chain solutions, is pleased to announce that… Read more »

Young Erie Professionals Get A Seat At The Table With Jim Berlin

January 31, 2018
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Logistics Plus founder and CEO, Jim Berlin, is looking forward to his round-table conversation with Young Erie Professionals (YEP) next week Tuesday, February 6th.  Attendees will hear about lessons he’s learned along the way and his advice for young professionals and entrepreneurs. This event is only open to the first 20 YEP members, a program of… Read more »

Logistics Plus 2018 Holiday Party Photographs

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Logistics Plus 2018 Holiday Party in Erie, PA on January 19th. The Logistics Plus Annual Holiday Party is just a small way for us to show our appreciation to our many dedicated employees, supportive partners, and awesome customers! To both our repeat and first-time attendees, we sincerely hope… Read more »

What is Blockchain Technology and How Can it Change Logistics?

January 30, 2018
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What is Blockchain Technology? Blockchain is an emerging technology that allows for the decentralization of data as well as making that data unalterable. A simple way to view blockchain is as a decentralized digital ledger of transactions.  It is most famously known as the accounting method for the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin; but blockchain’s potential expands well… Read more »

Logistics Plus Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) Logistics Plus and BiTA Look to Develop Blockchain Standards and Education within the Transportation Industry ERIE, PA (January 30, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has joined the… Read more »

What Are ELD’s and How Are They Impacting Truck Capacity?

January 24, 2018
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What are ELD’s? For anyone not familiar with the term, ELD is short for electronic logging device. This tool is used to document a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS). Before ELD’s came about, driver’s had to manually enter their hours of service into a paper logbook. Although some individuals still utilize this method, ELD’s… Read more »

Mistakes Companies Make When Designing a Warehouse Layout

Thank you to the folks at Camcode for including Logistics Plus in their recent warehouse layout, design and efficiency blog post by Angela Stringfellow. As part of the post, 23 industry experts were asked the question “What’s the single biggest mistake made when designing a warehouse layout (and how can you avoid it)?” The full article can be viewed online, and… Read more »

Sundreysh Sets the Pace for Tata Mumbai Half Marathon

January 23, 2018
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Congratulations to Sundreysh Sarup, managing director of LP India, for being an official pacer for the Tata Mumbai Half Marathon this weekend. The Tata Mumbai Marathon (previously known as Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon) is an annual international marathon held in Mumbai, India, on the third Sunday of January every year. It is the largest marathon in Asia as… Read more »

Congratulations to the Logistics Plus Google Team!

January 20, 2018
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Congratulations to the Logistics Plus (LP) Google Team! Due to their incredible (and totally predictably good) work, Google has extended our short-term “Proof of Concept” contract into a much longer-term deal.  The LP Google Team has totally impressed the 2nd most valuable company on the face of the planet by helping it manage the logistics… Read more »

Jim Berlin Talks with WPSE Radio on Business Spotlight

January 12, 2018
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Once again, Logistics Plus founder and CEO, Jim Berlin, appeared on the Business Spotlight program which aired today on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a new 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact within NW Pennsylvania. In today’s segment Jim discusses Union… Read more »

Transportation and Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018 and Beyond

January 11, 2018

There’s a lot going on in the world of logistics right now. At Logistics Plus, we’ve been keeping pace with many of the current transportation and logistics trends, and here are some things to watch in both trucking and global logistics over the next several years. Automation. Labor shortages and capacity constraints are driving deep… Read more »

A leisurely bicycle ride through the LP Ontario, CA Warehouse

January 5, 2018
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“Congratulations to the entire Logistics Plus Ontario, CA Warehouse team for supporting the phenomenal growth we’ve seen this past year, and for passing all their audits this week.  Great effort by the gang there and great support from Erie and several other offices. A truly terrific TEAM effort.” – Jim Berlin, founder & CEO of… Read more »

Sell Globally, Buy Locally in Northwestern Pennsylvania

January 3, 2018
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Through its partnership with Erie Times-News and GoErie.com, Logistics Plus is being featured, once again, in the current issue of the publisher’s Lake Erie Lifestyles magazine. This new segment  discusses why it’s important for northwestern PA businesses to sell globally, but buy locally. A reprint of the feature, which is shown below, is also available online at www.goerie.com/lifestyle/lake-erie-lifestyle. You can click… Read more »

New Berlin’s Wall Website Created for Logistics Plus Founder and CEO

December 29, 2017
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Hello world! We (the Logistics Plus family) would like to welcome you to BerlinsWall.com. We created Berlin’s Wall as a writing outlet for our respected, founder and CEO, Jim Berlin. The website, which is still a bit of work in progress, was created to be both a written and visual expression for our leader (see… Read more »

LP Dubai Coordinates Air Charter Cargo Project to South Africa

December 27, 2017
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The Logistics Plus Middle East & Africa team (LP Dubai, UAE) shared details on yet another successful project cargo assignment. Between December 3rd and December 18th, LP Dubai handled the following full air charter together with Imperial Logistics South Africa: 5 units of IL76 1 unit of Airbus 300 2 units of Boeing 777 Shipper: One of the… Read more »

Recent Cargo Projects from LP Middle East & Africa

December 26, 2017
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The Logistics Plus Middle East & Africa team would like to share a couple cargo projects and related photographs they recently completed. Project 1 Receiver: Alba, Bahrain Material: 1 x 235MVA transformer + Accessories Transformer weight: 113MT Total Volume: 361cbm Our scope: Direct receiving and handling, custom clearance, transport and offloading on stools and beams… Read more »

Slide Show of New Logistics Plus Branded Trailer Photographs

December 21, 2017
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Check out this slide show with new photographs, taken by Rob Frank Photography, showcasing our newly branded Logistics Plus (LP) trailer (some with our founder and CEO, Jim Berlin). Although Logistics Plus is mostly a non-asset 3PL (no trucks), it does own an asset-based trucking division called National Truckload (NTL). As shown here, our new LP… Read more »

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