Jill Jones

23
Mar

Saddle Creek CEO Shares Keys to Logistics Leadership

Cliff Otto is no stranger to logistics. In high school, he worked at a local public warehouse, driving forklifts and loading trucks. Intrigued by supply chain and logistics, Cliff earned his MBA with an emphasis in logistics. He continued his journey with Baxter Healthcare and CHEP, before finally landing at Saddle Creek Logistics Services as president and CEO. Along the

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16
Mar

Logistics Providers Help Subscription Box Services Meet Rising Demand

Today’s consumers are checking their mail boxes for subscription orders in record numbers. They’re finding everything from beauty products to food items to vinyl records. Online traffic to top subscription service sites has increased a whopping 3,000 percent over the past three years, according to a 2016 Hitwise consumer insights report. To keep up with demand, many subscription box companies

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14
Mar

Sam’s Club Names Saddle Creek as 3PL Service Provider of the Year

Sam’s Club, a leading membership wholesale club (www.samsclub.com), recognized Saddle Creek Logistics Services (www.sclogistics.com) as its 2016 “3PL Service Provider of the Year” in this 25th year of their working relationship. In presenting the award, Sam’s Club recognized Saddle Creek’s outstanding performance for a number of key metrics, including: Having three DC’s ranked in the top seven Operations Index rankings

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9
Mar

Omnichannel Retailers Are Driving the Supply Chain Evolution

At the RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference 2017 the message was clear: when it comes to the retail supply chain it is no longer “business as usual.” Omnichannel retailers increasingly face the challenge to deliver when, where and how their customers demand—without breaking the bank. Naturally, these changes complicate retailers’ transportation and distribution requirements. While they want to keep products in stock,

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2
Mar

OMS Helps Solve 5 Top Omnichannel Retail Challenges

Delivering an optimal customer experience is one of the biggest challenges retailers face in today’s omnichannel marketplace. Never before has supply chain management been so critical. Retailers need to be able to optimize inventory across multiple fulfillment sources (warehouse, store, and vendor), efficiently manage backorders, process a higher volume of returns and exchanges, and still achieve profitability. All of these

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23
Feb

Saddle Creek Achieves 100% Order Accuracy for Customer Nu Skin in 2016

Customers around the world look forward to receiving premium skin care and nutrition products from Nu Skin Enterprises. That makes fast and cost-effective delivery a high priority. In 2013, the steadily growing direct-selling company turned to Saddle Creek to expand its fulfillment network. Mission Accomplished: Error-Free Fulfillment This January, Saddle Creek met with Nu Skin to perform a business review

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21
Feb

Effective Supply Chain Management Contributes to Talking Rain Growth

Talking Rain was founded in 1987, but business exploded just a few years ago when the Seattle-based beverage company decided to expand nationally with Sparkling ICE®, a carbonated, flavored water. The overnight success demanded a supply chain overhaul. Rapid growth strained Talking Rain’s limited distribution network, and dramatic seasonal fluctuations made it challenging to accommodate space needs. The beverage producer

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16
Feb

Value-Added Services Evolve to Meet Customer Needs

Today’s 3PLs are taking value-added services to the next level. In the latest issue of Inbound Logistics, Saddle Creek’s senior vice president of marketing and business development and other industry experts explore how third-party providers now offer more complex and technologically sophisticated solutions to help their customers achieve strategic goals. Following is an excerpt from the article. . . “3PLs

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9
Feb

Why You Need an Integrated Logistics Provider Today More Than Ever

Aeropostale, Macy’s, Mens Warehouse, Office Depot, Sears . . . these are just some of the retailers who will be closing brick-and-mortar stores this year. With ecommerce growth increasingly dependent on retail store locations as distribution centers, pick-up locations for online orders and centers for returns, widespread store closings may have a broader impact on retailers’ supply chains. With fewer

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2
Feb

Attention to Solution Design Pays Off

Process improvement is widely recognized as an effective method for cost control. In fact, 70 percent of respondents in Logistics Management’s “Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations Survey” say that they improved warehouse processes in order to lower operating costs in 2016. But what if you had the right processes in place from the outset? You’d control costs, save time

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