Supply Chain & Logistics


“Winston-Salem is the ideal location for our company, given its excellent workforce, low cost of doing business, and easy highway access to distribute our Pepsi products.”

George Suddath, VP Corporate Affairs Pepsi Bottling Ventures

Efficient access to markets both domestically and internationally is a mandatory for any business wanting to grow. But, even to maintain position in the marketplace requires careful consideration of where to place manufacturing and distribution facilities. The flow of activity coming into North Carolina, and Winston-Salem, Forsyth County is a good indication of the importance of location. Relocation and expansion has continued, due, in part, to Winston-Salem’s ideal spot in the Southeast. Positioned midway up the Eastern Seaboard, the area combines many of the economic advantages associated with setting up shop in the Southeast, yet closer proximity to more consumers who are ready to buy.

Advantages for Supply Chain Management & Logistics

  • Forsyth County is within 650 miles of more than half of the U.S. population and most major domestic markets
  • The region lies at the intersection of five interstate highways (I-40, 73, 74, 77, 85) and a number of major federal highways (US 28, 52, 70, 220, 311, 421)
  • The region has one of the largest concentrations of trucking companies on the East Coast. FedEx Ground and UPS Ground both maintain regional sorting hubs in the area
  • Local freight service is provided by Norfolk Southern and CSX
  • The FedEx Express Mid-Atlantic Air Hub provides strategic overnight deliver services and a competitive advantage for local companies
  • Winston-Salem is only 3/12 hours from North Carolina’s two deep water ports at Wilmington and Morehead City
  • Forsyth Tech offers a Business Administration degree with a specialization in Logistics Management

Supply chain Management & Logistics Employers


  • All State Express
  • Bunzl Distribution
  • Hanesbrands
  • HEP Direct
  • Princess House, Inc.
  • Southern Carlson
  • Torrington Distributors
  • United Furniture Industries


  • Epes Carriers
  • FedEx Express
  • FedEx Ground
  • Harris Teeter
  • Lenovo
  • Old Dominion Freight Line
  • O’Reilly Automotive
  • Publix
  • Ralph Lauren Corporation
  • UPS Ground
  • XPO Logistics
  • Xpedx