Creek Notes

Creek Notes

by: SC Logistics Services

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...

A Ride Worth Making

POSTED: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Have you ever dreamed of taking the great American road trip? At Saddle Creek, we made that dream a reality – with a unique twist. We drove a truck that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). We hit the road from Lakeland, FL, to San Diego on Sat., Feb. 15 for our Great American Green Ride. What made this trip so special? In the course of this 5,800-mile round trip, the CNG truck saved 7,656 pounds...

Holiday 2013 Performance Review

POSTED: Monday, 20 January 2014
For many, the 2013 holiday season was marked by major delivery issues. In fact, according to a survey of 25 of the largest e-retailers in North America, 32% failed to get some orders that were placed on the order cut-off date under the tree in time.* For those who spent the holidays struggling with delayed shipments, inaccurate orders, or dissatisfied customers, improving fulfillment operations is likely to be at the top of the to-do list for...