Distribution

12
Oct

How to Transition to a New 3PL

When you’re changing 3PL providers, a smooth transition is critical. It enables you to uphold customer service levels, maintain your speed to market and control costs. A seamless transition starts with clearly defined processes. Established processes will help guide every aspect of your start-up and ensure proper management and support for such transitions – particularly when they need to occur

Read more

30
Mar

What Omnichannel Retailers Need to Look for in an OMS

Whether they’re shopping from a smartphone, PC, an in-store kiosk or a catalog, 90 percent of today’s consumers expect a consistent customer experience across channels and devices, according to a global study by SDL. A sophisticated order management system (OMS) is essential for delivering that optimal customer experience. It allows retailers to let customers know if an item is in

Read more

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,

Read more

2
Mar

5 Ways OMS Delivers Omnichannel Solutions

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 actions

Read more

19
Jan

Why Customization is Key to Omnichannel Success

One size does not fit all, especially when it comes to omnichannel supply chain solutions. For optimal efficiency and effectiveness, operations should be custom engineered to support a company’s strategic business goals. For best results, custom solutions should be developed in a collaborative environment and involve a multifunctional team that includes key stakeholders from both the company and the solution

Read more

13
Sep

3PLs Help Customers to Manage Increasingly Complex Supply Chains

The market for third-party logistics providers continues to grow – with projections for a 33 percent increase by 2022. A new whitepaper published by Enterprise Florida explores how 3PLs are helping companies of all sizes to manage increasingly complex and global supply chains. Benefits of 3PLs Ecommerce operations is one area where 3PLs are providing value, Saddle Creek’s CEO Cliff

Read more

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

Read more

19
May

Omnichannel Solutions for Today’s Supply Chain

As companies race to adapt to today’s omnichannel marketplace, speed, service and scalability are in high demand. At Saddle Creek, we specialize in helping retailers, manufacturers and ecommerce companies get products where they need to be quickly, cost-effectively and seamlessly. Our customized, scalable omnichannel solutions integrate a variety of logistics services, including warehousing, fulfillment, transportation and packaging, as well as:

Read more

2
May

Demand Grows for CNG

Natural gas has proven to be one of the most popular alternative fuels for transportation because of its ability to reduce carbon emissions, stabilize fuel costs, and meet regulatory standards. In fact, according to one recent report, natural gas vehicle sales are expected to exceed 35 million by 2025.1   Compressed natural gas (CNG) fleets are being used increasingly for

Read more

2
May

Omnichannel and the Millennial Shopper

Chances are, they’ve never sent a fax, taken a Polaroid picture or listened to their favorite song on an 8-track tape. Born between 1982 and 2000, the millennial generation is the largest in U.S. history – even bigger than the Baby Boom. Millennials spend $600 billion in the U.S. each year, and they are expected to account for 30% of

Read more