Sean Murphy

How You Can Boost Warehouse Operations with This

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 1, 2019

Warehousing is changing and few companies are changing with it. Amazon is one exception because it purchased Kiva Systems in 2012. This little company, now renamed Amazon Robotics, manufactures robots to improve warehouse operations and productivity. More than 30,000 of these…

Is Winter Weather Impacting C-TPAT Inspections at Your Distribution Center?

Posted by Sean Murphy on January 9, 2019

In response to the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2011, the Customs and Border Protection agency challenged the trade community to partner with the government and design a program that would improve supply chain security and keep the country safe. The result is the…

How Will Self-Driving Trucks Impact Logistics and Distribution Facilities?

Posted by Sean Murphy on January 4, 2019

Trucking in the U.S. is a $700 billion industry. Even though there are more than three million truck drivers, there is still a shortage, which is delaying some shipments and putting a crimp in the logistics grid. One way the industry is trying to combat these problems…

Logistics Costs Increase After a Decline in the Previous Year

Posted by Sean Murphy on December 31, 2018

For the first time since 2009, U.S. business logistics rates are on the rise, up 6.2%. This is according to the 29th Annual State of Logistics Report. What had the biggest impact on costs? The main contributors were a prosperous economic climate combined with demand, a strong…

How Can I Prevent Employee Fraud at my Manufacturing Plant?

Posted by Sean Murphy on December 26, 2018

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), internal fraud bleeds nearly $4 trillion a year from businesses across the globe. Even though companies can experience theft from outside sources like vendors and customers, the highest losses can be attributed to…

Our Industrial Security Solution Can Help Deter Theft and Trespassing

Posted by Sean Murphy on November 20, 2018

If you own or manage a property that stores inventory or assets, you know security is a critical concern. Fences and gates can only do so much to protect valuable equipment and materials. Warehouses are frequent targets for theft, both from external threats and internally from…

Effective Commercial Property Management Can Help Decrease Illegal Dumping

Posted by Sean Murphy on August 10, 2018

Disposing of garbage along public roads or vacant lots. Pouring chemicals, pesticides and automotive fluids down storm drains. Discarding trash in dumpsters that don’t belong to you. These acts, considered by many to be harmless, all have the potential to cause health and safety…

Tips for Reducing Fuel Theft at Your Logistics Hub

Posted by Sean Murphy on August 8, 2018

The number one cost every trucking and logistics company has is fuel. It is the lifeblood of the industry and accounts for nearly 30% of total expenses. Such a large investment needs to be protected, but as the price of oil increases so does the risk for fuel theft. According to…