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November 13, 2023

Fueling Efficiency: Optimizing Transportation for Food Shippers

  In the post-pandemic landscape, transportation mode optimization has become a crucial strategy for leading food shippers. Emphasizing cost-effectiveness and sustainability, companies are strategically incorporating rail and intermodal alongside traditional truckload options. Sonwil Logistics President, Jason Ickert, weighs in on the role technology plays in optimizing transportation modes for leading ...Read more
November 2, 2023

Cold Chain Woes: Supply Chain Costs Increase for Food and Beverage Categories 

Consumer inflation, specifically in the food and beverage space, is becoming increasingly problematic. While the percent of inflation (year over year increases of food prices this year at the retail level; grocery store and supermarket purchases) in 2023 is below previous years at 6.78%, the respective increases since 2019 are ...Read more
October 24, 2023

The Journey of Halloween Treats: From Factory to Front Porch

Halloween is a spooky and sweet time of the year adored by many. For children, it offers the thrill of going door-to-door, gathering their favorite goodies and amassing piles of treats that, with any luck, will last for weeks to come. Yet, amid all this excitement, we may take for ...Read more
October 20, 2023

Sonwil Named Buffalo’s Largest Trucking and Logistics Company for 2023

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – October 20, 2023 – Sonwil is proud to announce its recognition as the largest trucking and logistics company in Buffalo for 2023 by Buffalo Business First. With a dedicated team of 316 local staff members, Sonwil has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence and superior service ...Read more
October 16, 2023

Revolutionizing Supply Chains with Generative AI

Supply Chain Nerd Alert! I have become intrigued by how we can use generative AI to enhance supply chains, specifically with respect to how it can play a significant role in helping organizations build customized supply chain strategies, assess various scenarios, highlight risk factors and mitigate risk. Keep in mind, that ...Read more
March 29, 2023

Building Resilience Into Your Supply Chain

LEVERAGING THE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDER In an environment where 93% of companies reported at least one supply chain disruption in the past year, mature organizations have embraced their logistics services provider (LSP) or third party logistics (3PL) partner to deliver an added safeguard of resilience. Resilience in ...Read more
February 9, 2023

Truck Driver Safety: Keeping Drivers and Those Around Them Safe on the Road

Preventing accidents and ensuring safety on the road are critical for transportation and trucking companies. This includes providing drivers with safe equipment, teaching them how to operate it safely, and reinforcing safe driver behaviors. What the driver does behind the wheel impacts everyone on the road. From 1980-2017, the number ...Read more
December 28, 2022

Top Three Drivers of Cost in Logistics and Transportation

The Cost of Supply Chain Disruptors has become a Kitchen Table Conversation Well past the waning of the pandemic, shelves at the local grocery store are often “slim pickins” for some of the most desired products. During COVID, the disruptions in America’s supply chain, and the increased cost of goods ...Read more
December 19, 2022

There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays

The holiday season is here, filled with fun, food, and most importantly, family. From Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years Day and all special days in between, the holiday season is filled with days that are meant to be spent surrounded by family and friends. The importance of family, not ...Read more
December 12, 2022

Jing-a-Ling: Delivering the Experiences of a Lifetime Encompassed in a Greeting Card

A picture says a thousand words, and many “Hallmark” moments are memorialized on the front of the holiday cards we send and receive. Outside of the reminders of the season, the holiday card has evolved into a booming business with the Christmas holiday being the most popular time to purchase ...Read more
December 5, 2022

International Volunteer Day

One of the core values of Sonwil is service. Being based in Buffalo, New York, Sonwil is proud to support the community organizations around us. Supporting the Buffalo area and building community ties are crucial to our identity and culture. From our connections with Feed More WNY, beach clean-ups, and ...Read more
November 30, 2022

Holiday Lights, Christmas Trees, and Natural Disasters: A Different Kind of Supply Chain Issue

The holiday season is in full swing, and flocks of people are looking to decorate their homes. From wreaths to trees, lights, and ornaments, 2022 is out with the old and in with the new for the decorating season. Items that have been difficult to find for the last few ...Read more
November 25, 2022

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sell Through or Bust?

It is anticipated that Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales will be significant and perhaps rally to be the biggest comeback since the beginning of the pandemic. Over the past two years, consumers have experienced bare shelves and frustrating trips into both brick-and-mortar and online stores looking to purchase goods that ...Read more
November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving Dinner Table Talk

It is no surprise that turkey prices are at historic highs. Just like most other products, there are shortages, delays, and price increases. The rising costs of labor and fuel are at the forefront of consumers’ minds. As the holiday season is in full swing, these price increases are more ...Read more
October 29, 2022

Why Choose Sonwil

In the United States, there is an estimated 1.6 million drivers hauling 70% of the total freight, making trucking a very impactful industry sector with ever-growing labor requirements. The driver shortage is real. As qualified drivers retire from the industry, there is a lack of newly trained drivers entering the ...Read more
September 14, 2022

Six Reasons You Should Work in Supply Chain

Supply chain outsiders often describe the industry as “Moving something from point A to B.” That is like saying Beethoven was just a piano player or Google is just a search engine. In a time of hyper-globalization, complex supply chains connect the world for everything we eat, for the technology ...Read more
September 14, 2022

Safety Questions Drivers Should Ask Every Carrier

When considering joining a new carrier, drivers typically ask three key questions: What is the pay? How often will I be home? What types of routes are available? Randall Reilly conducted a survey in 2021 of the strongest influences prompting drivers to apply for a new job. Out of 17 ...Read more
September 14, 2022

Strategies for Treating Drivers as the Essential Workers They Are

Look around. Trucks hauled 72.5% of everything you see. The $791.7 billion trucking industry is the lifeblood of America. In fact, 80% of the country relies exclusively on trucking for daily deliveries of essential goods. A 2019 report showed that if trucking stopped, America would too. Medical supplies, life-saving pharmaceuticals, ...Read more