Creek Notes

Creek Notes

by: SC Logistics Services

When Should Direct Sellers Outsource Fulfillment?

POSTED: Friday, 05 June 2015
Sales are ramping up but volume levels are unpredictable. It is becoming more difficult to get orders out the door. The software designed to manage your sales consultants is not the best fit for your fulfillment needs. Your marketing department wants to change packaging, adding further supply chain complexity. Sound familiar? These are just some of the reasons that direct-selling companies choose to outsource order fulfillment Wondering if it's time to expand your resources? Here are...

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 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...