Creek Notes

Creek Notes

by: SC Logistics Services

Capitalizing on Cross-Docking

POSTED: Friday, 06 March 2015
Today's marketplace is moving faster than ever, and companies are challenged to distribute their products more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Cross-docking can be a useful tool to help keep pace with customer demand. While cross-docking is not a new phenomenon, this process of moving material from the receiving dock straight to the shipping dock is gaining traction as more companies recognize its value in today's competitive business environment. Why Cross-Dock? Companies choose to cross-dock for a...

Minimize the Impact of Dimensional Weight Rates on eCommerce Fulfillment

POSTED: Friday, 09 January 2015
According to experts, approximately 33 percent of ground shipments will be affected by new dimensional weight pricing changes that went into effect last week. FedEx and UPS have adjusted their rate structure for shipping smaller items to encourage more efficient packaging density, largely in response to the dramatic upswing in ecommerce sales. Who will be impacted most? Companies that ship lightweight products in large shipping boxes. For example, with the new rate structure, a one-pound teddy...

Strategic Relationships Provide Competitive Edge

POSTED: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Looking for new avenues for innovation? Talk to your supply chain partner. According to the 2014 Third-Party Logistics Study, more and more companies are finding that strategic relationships with long-standing 3PL partners can be an effective foundation for greater innovation. In fact, the study reports that more than 70 percent of shippers say their relationships with 3PLs have grown more collaboratative in the past three years.* The most successful collaboration occurs when relationships have developed over...