Creek Notes

Creek Notes

by: SC Logistics Services

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...

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...