Business in North Carolina is booming, and there’s a reason for it. In 2022 alone, CNBC ranked the state no. 1 in the U.S. for business, and Business Facilities magazine honored North Carolina as having the best business climate in the country. Overall, the state is recognized for its business-friendly environment in areas such as taxes, business costs, workforce, innovation, legal and regulatory climate, and inclusivity.
For many businesses drawn to operate in North Carolina, an effective, efficient supply chain is crucial to their ongoing success. That includes prompt deliveries within the state that connect businesses via their supply chains to their customers and retail partners. Today’s supply chain requires faster and faster shipments, including same-day shipping in some cases. Successful same-day shipping in North Carolina relies on the state’s robust infrastructure but also depends on partnering with an experienced and efficient 3PL such as Distribution Technology that can adequately fulfill your logistics needs.
An accessible, robust highway system
North Carolina’s highway system offers accessible connections to every corner of the state, allowing for distribution on the busiest of days. North Carolina has the second-largest state-owned highway system in the country, covering more than 80,000 miles. In addition, the state’scentral location on the East Coast – and ready access to vital supply chain destinations to both the north and the south up and down the coast – means that strategically located North Carolina warehouses and distribution centers can connect quickly to some of the country’s vital transportation corridors. Major controlled-access arteries running through North Carolina include I-95 (which links New England to Florida), I-85 (which goes through the manufacturing heart of the Southeast) and I-40 (which operates coast-to-coast from North Carolina to California).
A well-connected, well-resourced partner
The right 3PL can provide the kind of efficiency and speed that is necessary to turn orders around quickly and get them to their destinations on time. That starts with a well-oiled warehouse management and fulfillment operation with sufficient resources to get orders processed, picked-and-packed, and out the door promptly, and it continues with a sophisticated transportation network that dispatches orders, routes loads effectively and carries shipments promptly to their destinations – a smooth, uninterrupted and reliable fast-track supply chain.
Also, in order to respond quickly to orders – for instance, for same-day or next-day delivery – shippers need to work with a partner who can help them manage their inventory, including providing clear-eyed, updated views of their inventory levels, to ensure that their products or raw materials are in place for orders as they come in to allow for timely delivery.
A North Carolina 3PL with a network built for your success
Distribution Technology is ideally located in Charlotte, part of North Carolina’s central Piedmont region, to work with its partners to manage their in-state shipping needs. A 3PL that has been serving clients for more than 50 years, Distribution Technology boasts an expansive complex of warehouses and distribution centers in Charlotte, equipped to serve a broad range of industries
and logistics needs and to connect to key destination sites throughout the state. Through IFB, Distribution Technology’s freight brokerage division, the company can route raw materials and goods using a network of less-than-truckload (LTL) and full-truckload (FTL) carriers. Distribution Technology’s array of clients with regular distribution needs across North Carolina means that it can leverage volume to deliver cost savings and on-time delivery while still offering personalized service.
Distribution Technology operates 1.2 million square feet of warehouse logistics space across a campus environment network of six facilities in the Charlotte, North Carolina region. We handle nationwide and international supply chain logistics services with coast-to-coast routes and port-to-warehouse lanes opening opportunities for Fortune 500 companies and small to medium-sized firms throughout the Carolinas and beyond. For more information, contact us today.