Riverside Logistics Sponsors/Participates in Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon

Riverside Logistics is a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement.  On Saturday, March 17, 2018 our largest group of employees, family and friends joined other companies and bowled two games to raise funds to support students in the Central Virginia area.  It is Riverside’s fourteenth year sponsoring and participating in the Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to preparing students for success in a global economy, through the development of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness skills!  JA of Central Virginia serves 26,000 students in 162 schools; in the last 50 years, over 450,000 students have benefitted from their programs.

Riverside Logistics is honored to support Junior Achievement’s hard work and dedication to students in our community.

Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon

Trends in Transportation + New Driver Requirements (Electronic Logging)

Riverside Logistics International BusinessVIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL, INC.

Enabling International Trade Success Since 1948™

Join us at our Monthly Luncheon Program on Jan. 24th for:

Trends in Transportation + New Driver Requirements (Electronic Logging)

Featured Speakers: Rick Holden + Jim Durfee, Riverside Logistics

Presentation will include presentation on phases of international transportation. Discussion about recent legislation requiring truckers to replace current paper logbooks with electronic logging devices (ELD) and its impact on freight rates, delivery times, and driver hours of service.  There will be time for questions following the presentation.

Details:  Wednesday, January 24, 2018

11:45am – 12:00pm:   Registration & networking

12:00pm – 1:30pm:     Luncheon meeting and program

Venue for this Luncheon Meeting: Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA

Cost:   Early registration [by January 18, 2018]:

$25 for VAIBC members

$35 for non-members

Registration after January 18th:  $35 members, $45 non-members

Register online:  www.vaibc.org

About the speakers:

Jim Durfee – Vice President Business Transformation, Riverside Logistics – Jim is tasked with driving the strategic planning and infrastructure improvements necessary to help Riverside achieve its long term growth targets.  Jim has 33 years of Logistics experience across Manufacturing, Retail and 3PL settings. Most recently running the centralized global logistics operations at Meadwestvaco Corporation. This operation controlled over 400 million in logistics spend and handled shipments across 6 continents.  Mr. Durfee has worked on a variety of TMS platforms using both in-sourced and out-sourced logistics resources. He taught Logistics as an adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond for a number of years and is a licensed ICC Practitioner, a Licensed U.S. Customs Broker, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, a TIA Certified Transportation Broker, and a Certified Member of AST&L (now APICS). He is also a former President of the Central Virginia CSCMP roundtable and holds a BS in Business Logistics from Penn State and a MBA in Management from Loyola University.

Rick Holden – Vice President of Business Development and Corporate officer for Riverside Logistics. Having joined Riverside in 1998 he has over 22 years of diverse, multi-disciplinary, and multi-industry experience in areas of supply chain management, 3PL Sales, logistics, transportation, warehousing, and contracts management and negotiations in industries including medical surgical supply, pharmaceutical, food, manufacturing, chemical and controlled substances, and various consumer products. Rick Holden is currently responsible for all business development and consultative sales activities for Riverside Logistics. Having started the warehousing operations and previously managing the transportation functions at Riverside, he has worked in almost all of the operational facets of the company.

Mr. Holden holds a BS in Operations Management from Virginia Commonwealth University, with advanced graduate studies in Logistics Management at University of Richmond. He is also certified in ISO 2000 procedures, and is a past president of the Council of Logistics Management, Central Virginia Roundtable (now the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals)

Why use Riverside Logistics for Local Transportation in Richmond, Williamsburg, Ashland, & Charlottesville?

By James Durfee

Use it or lose it. The name of the game in local transportation is “immediate gratification”. You usually pickup and deliver multiple times a day, and your pickups may be stretched out over the course of the 24 hours each day, night or day, rain or shine. Every time you make a pickup you provide the customer with immediate logistics gratification.

Riverside Logistics handles a vast amount of dedicated local movements in the central Virginia area (Richmond, Williamsburg, Ashland, Henrico, and Williamsburg markets). Headquartered near the Richmond International Airport, Riverside manages over 500 thousand square feet of warehouse space, Riverside doesn’t project a profile like your normal local shuttle operator. Riverside has been moving freight from warehouse to manufacturing, from manufacturing plants to warehouses, from warehouses to Ports (Richmond and Norfolk) and from Port(s) to warehouse. Riverside has moved product for locally based, nationally based and international customers for 20 years. They have a strong fleet of locally-based drivers that they utilize. Some of these drivers have been handling Riverside business for over 17 years. It is Riverside Logistics goal to demonstrate an unmatched level of commitment to its drivers and ultimately to its customers.

If your company needs freight to move within the Central Virginia market, either across the street or across the region, Riverside can move it, each and every day. Most shippers that Riverside does business with are repetitive, daily and/or weekly shippers, moving product within and across the Central Virginia marketplace. Local shippers are typically very demanding. They usually allow little room for error. They usually want extra services over and above the norm on an on-demand, as requested basis (ad hoc) and they also want the rates to be extremely competitive. That’s why Riverside has so much local Central Virginia business. We deliver and we use a repeatable process to make sure that we meet ALL of our shipper’s demands, consistently, every day.

Riverside Logistics completes the installation and upgrade of Infor’s SCE Warehouse Management System

Riverside Logistics has completed implementation of Infor’s SCE 10.2 WMS product in all of its warehouses. As of December 2015, all shipping and storage customers in each of our three warehouse facilities have been successfully migrated over to the new Warehouse Management System (WMS) platform.

This is great news for all of our customers. They now will have access to the latest technology developed for Third Party Logistics providers. Infor’s SCE fully integrates all the capabilities and needs for warehouse management, including 3PL billing, and transportation management(TMS) under one platform.

Below are some key benefits our customers will realize from this installation:

  • Radio Frequency (RF) automation, providing faster, more accurate, inventory management activities, to reduce inventory levels when-ever and where-ever possible.
  • Real-time order status using an interactive web portal. This portal provides both standard canned reporting as well as ad hoc customer specific reporting capabilities. Customers have real time, critical data at their fingertips on demand all the time.
  • Advanced integration tools to upload master and transactional data quickly, allowing Business to Business data-sharing (EDI, flat-files, etc.) that reduce the cost of manual inputs and errors.
  • A fully integrated Transportation Management System (TMS) providing automated shipment creation and routing coupled to an optimization engine for lowest cost mode and carrier selection on all customer orders.

With this installation Riverside Logistics is providing all of its customer’s with state-of-the-art warehouse technology solutions that helps them lower their cost and improve the visibility and the efficiency of their inventories.



by James F Durfee, Vice President Business Transformation

Paper companies are typically in business to make paper, lots of paper! They then usually need a place, a big place, to store this paper before it is consumed. Logistics can sometimes become somewhat of an after- thought to the manufacturing process. When a major Paper Company in the Richmond area needed a rail-served location in Central Virginia to handle overflow Roll Stock, Riverside Logistics was there to help. With 100,000 square feet of warehouse space, served by the CSX railroad, and a staff trained and equipped to handle paper roll stock, Riverside flew into action and began receiving spill-over roll stock from the manufacturer via the CSX railroad. The boxcars kept coming and coming until over 75 thousand square feet of product was housed in Riverside’s warehouse. Riverside inventoried this product using its state-of-the-art WMS system. When it came time to ship the product out, Riverside arranged for all the local transportation necessary and utilized its dedicated fleet of carriers to move the product across the Richmond area.

Being rail-served and having the know-how and equipment to handle large rolls is just one of the many logistics capabilities of Riverside. Our combined total of almost 500,000 square feet of warehousing space in Central Virginia, with immediate access to the Port of Richmond and Norfolk, Interstate 95 and 64 for both East-West and North-South access and shipping uniquely positions us to competitively support all of our customers’ needs both long term and short term.

Legitimate Rail-served warehouses are becoming harder to find, especially in markets like Richmond. When you couple rail sidings with roll handling capability you end up with a fairly unique set of Logistics capabilities for customers needing these types of services.

Next time you need rail-served warehousing in Central Virginia, call us.