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May

Focus on Quality Delivers Value

 “Quality . . . is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.” ~ Peter Drucker “At Saddle Creek, we measure our success by the quality and value we give our customers. We are always seeking out new ways to help our customers control costs, increase productivity and improve service,” says

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18
May

3PLs: A Valuable Alternative to Amazon Fulfillment

Forty-three cents of every online dollar is spent on Amazon. Much of that spending takes place on Amazon Marketplace. In fact, more than 40% of the retail giant’s total unit sales today come from third-party sellers. The lure of selling products on Amazon is understandable; however, it is often more complicated than expected. For many sellers, order fulfillment is particularly

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11
May

5 Ways 3PLs Cut Retail Logistics Costs

While competition from Amazon and a shift in consumer spending habits have undoubtedly played a role in the current wave of retail bankruptcies, they are not the only factors. A recent Bloomberg article points out that many retailers borrowed heavily after the 2008 financial crisis and are now struggling to repay their debt. Ecommerce companies are also under pressure as

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4
May

OMS Helps to Address Common Direct-Selling Challenges

Delivering your products efficiently, accurately and cost-effectively is a top priority. For today’s direct seller, that may require a more sophisticated technology solution than their legacy systems can support. An Order Management System (OMS) can help deliver the desired customer experience – especially for direct sellers with a multi-site distribution model. An optimal OMS solution integrates seamlessly with the Warehouse

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27
Apr

Omnichannel Fulfillment Helps Housewares Company Grow

For decades, Epoca International Inc. has been designing and distributing innovative, quality and eco-friendly consumer housewares. The company prides itself on building brands that make an impact on today’s culture. Cookware, bakeware and coffee and tea products are sold through multiple retail channels from independent retailers to national store chains and drop-ship channels. The company’s distribution system is built around

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12
Apr

Saddle Creek Adds New Business Development Director

Saddle Creek welcomes Timothy Tyson as senior director of business development. Based in Greenville, S.C., he will focus on business growth for all of the company’s logistics services. Service-Driven Logistics Professional Tyson has ten years of experience in the logistics industry. Prior to joining Saddle Creek, he held a number of sales and marketing positions with Suddath Global Logistics –

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6
Apr

Saddle Creek Driver Recognized as “Driver of the Year” Finalist

Congratulations to Saddle Creek’s own Bill Poteet. Last week, the Truckload Carriers Association recognized him as one of three finalists for “Company Driver of the Year” in an awards ceremony at its annual convention in Nashville. Driver’s Record Stands Out Poteet was selected as a finalist from hundreds of drivers around the country based on his safe driving history, efforts

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3
Apr

Saddle Creek CEO Elected as IWLA Chairman of the Board

Members of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) elected Cliff Otto, CEO of Saddle Creek Logistics Services, as their 2017-2018 chairman during the 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo in March. Otto to Lead International Warehouse Logistics Association IWLA is a trade association that serves nearly 500 corporate members representing 3,000 warehousing locations. The organization is a resource for warehouse logistics,

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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
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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