News Room

13
Sep

ALAN Supports Strategic and Efficient Disaster Relief

The world is reeling this week from the impact of numerous natural disasters – from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to wildfires and earthquakes. Supply-chain resources and know-how can make a critical difference in relief and recovery efforts. That’s where the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) comes in. This highly respected non-profit association supports disaster recovery by engaging the supply chain

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7
Sep

Saddle Creek Adds New Vice President, Business Development

Saddle Creek extends a warm welcome to Charlie Piper, who joins us as vice president of business development. Based in Chicago, he will focus on business growth for all of our logistics services. Piper has more than 25 years of supply chain experience, most recently serving as vice president of business development with Fidelitone Inc., a national provider of integrated

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31
Aug

Friendly Competition Keeps Focus on Fresh Ideas

Continuous improvement is a key area of focus at Saddle Creek. We continually strive to bring our customers innovative ideas for controlling costs, increasing productivity and improving service. We’ve implemented a variety of initiatives to keep fresh ideas flowing. Our LEAN Leaders competition, for example, helps to generate excitement among associates and keep Saddle Creek’s commitment to quality top of

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24
Aug

Ecommerce and the Direct-to-Consumer Supply Chain

Ecommerce is “on fire” – expanding at a 15-percent compound annual growth rate, according to the 2017 State of Logistics Report published by CSCMP. This dramatic growth has had a significant impact on direct-to-consumer (DTC) supply chains. DTC is certainly shaping the way companies approach order fulfillment, explains Jeff Jones, vice president of business development at Saddle Creek Logistics Services,

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15
Aug

Pura Vida Adds Volume, Achieves 99.99% Order Accuracy

When they started selling handmade bracelets in 2010, Pura Vida founders Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman couldn’t imagine how fast their ecommerce and B2B business would grow. With product line expansion and the addition of a subscription service, order volume has increased dramatically – by an eye-popping 50 percent in just the past six months. To stay on top of

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8
Aug

Saddle Creek Recognized as a Top 3PL

For the 19th consecutive year, we’re pleased to report that Saddle Creek Logistics has been selected as a “Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Provider” by Inbound Logistics, a highly respected industry publication. Top 3PL Providers of 2017 Recognized by Inbound Logistics The annual list identifies the service providers whom Inbound Logistics editors feel are best equipped to address their readers’ evolving

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2
Aug

Focus on Quality Keeps Direct-Selling Customers Coming Back

When it comes to customer satisfaction, quality control is a top priority. As a direct seller, how can you be sure your customers’ orders are fulfilled correctly every time? How Can Direct Sellers Deliver the Optimal Customer Experience? Direct-selling companies should focus on three key areas: Effective Processes As your business grows and order volume increases, it is especially important

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26
Jul

Customers Select Saddle Creek as ‘Great Supply Chain Partner’

The votes are in! Once again, Saddle Creek has been named one of SupplyChainBrain’s “100 Great Supply Chain Partners.” The prestigious annual list is compiled based on customer nominations. Saddle Creek Recognized for Impact on Customer Service and Performance Saddle Creek was chosen as a highly valued supplier from a very strong field of nominations submitted during a six-month online

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20
Jul

3PLs Use Technology to Help Customers Better Manage Supply Chain

Ecommerce and omnichannel have had a dramatic impact on consumer expectations and, consequently, the complexity of logistics operations. Effective supply chain management is more critical today than ever before. We recently sat down with Donna Slyster, chief information officer at Saddle Creek, to talk about how 3PLs are leveraging technology to help their customers adapt to this shifting environment. How

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13
Jul

Get Your Fulfillment Operations in Gear to Greet the Season

Holiday 2017 is approaching faster than a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. Jeff Jones, Saddle Creek’s vice president of business development, recently shared order fulfillment tips with MultiChannel Merchant to help you prepare for the most wonderful time of the year. The following is an excerpt from his blog post. . . 5 Steps to Fine-Tune Peak Holiday Season

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