Company

16
Jun

Making a Difference with Logistics

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank Earthquakes, floods, tornados . . . it seems like there’s a new disaster in the news every day. Wouldn’t it be rewarding to be a part of the solution? One humanitarian relief organization is giving our industry a chance to

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9
Jun

Outsourcing Can Help to Achieve DC Performance Metrics

Business visionary Peter Drucker once said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” This certainly holds true when it comes to warehouse operations. The question is, how do you measure DC Performance? A recent infographic from DC Velocity identifies a number of key metrics that help to benchmark and evaluate DC performance. If it seems like measurement is easier

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5
May

50 Years of Doing Whatever It Takes!

In 1966, a chance conversation about the need for local warehouse space convinced David Lyons and a friend to partner in building a 12,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Lakeland, Fla. Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that company, Saddle Creek Logistics Services – one of the largest family-owned 3PLs in North America. Since May 4, 1966, we have made it

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2
May

[Infographic] What Could You Fit Into Our New Chicago Warehouse?

Saddle Creek’s new Chicago (Joliet) warehouse is open and ready for business! At  1.1 million square feet and 43.2 million cubic feet, it is truly impressive! Do you wonder just how much you can fit into a warehouse that large? Our infographic gives you an idea of the immense number of items we could store. Can we include your products?

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2
May

Drone Testing: One More Example of Innovation at Saddle Creek

It looked like something out of Star Wars, but the unidentified object flying inside our Lakeland, Fla., warehouse yesterday was actually a drone. The Innovation Lab at our headquarter campus has been actively testing the use of drones in production environments. Equipped with specialized scanning hardware and software to perform cycle counts and physical inventories, drones may prove to be

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2
May

Saddle Creek Rewards Quality Drivers

Driver recruitment regularly tops the list of transportation challenges. The driver shortage is expected to exceed 70,000 this year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In this environment, finding quality drivers can be especially challenging. However, a number of creative initiatives at Saddle Creek are catching the attention of qualified drivers who share our commitment to safety and professionalism:

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2
May

Saddle Creek Rewards Quality Drivers

Driver recruitment regularly tops the list of transportation challenges. The driver shortage is expected to exceed 70,000 this year, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In this environment, finding quality drivers can be especially challenging. However, a number of creative initiatives at Saddle Creek are catching the attention of qualified drivers who share our commitment to safety and professionalism:

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2
May

Value-Added Services Help to Control Costs

Warehousing and inventory-carrying costs are on the rise, according to the 26th annual State of Logistics Report.i  Omnichannel ecommerce growth will likely strengthen this trend for the foreseeable future. To control these costs, many companies are leveraging value-added services at the distribution center. Whether it’s assembling holiday gift sets, producing multipacks of beverages, or customizing monthly subscription orders, delaying product

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13
Jul

Golden Anniversary Just a Warm-Up

As we celebrate a new year, all of us at Saddle Creek are proud to recognize an important milestone – our 50th year in business! We’ve come a long way since our founding in 1966 – from a small, regional public warehouse company to one of the largest privately held 3PLs in North America. Fifty years of year-over-year revenue growth

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28
Aug

Come Meet With Us at NACDS Total Store Expo

Saddle Creek Logistics Services representatives are attending the upcoming NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston, MA on August 23-26! We would like to schedule a meeting with you to introduce ourselves and answer any questions you may have regarding our capabilities. Duane Sizemore and Amy Barnes will be exhibiting in booth 1563.  Please contact Amy via email or by calling

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