Technology

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May

Outsourcing Helps Subscription Companies Add Ecommerce Platform

It is no secret that subscription box sales are exploding. Visits to popular subscription sites are up almost 3,000 percent in the past three years, according to Hitwise data.i To gain a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded marketplace, many subscription companies are moving from traditional subscription services to an ecommerce business model. Instead of insisting that “one size fits

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2
May

[Infographic] A Sustainability Strategy You Can Count On

Every day, Saddle Creek’s compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks help our customers reduce their environmental footprint. Since its launch in 2012, our eco-friendly fleet has made deliveries throughout the Southeast and Southwest, handling everything from sports drinks to home improvement products with near-zero emissions. Our infographic captures a number of remarkable sustainability statistics. Want to see what our fleet can

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2
May

Leveraging DMADV for Logistics Solution Design

Most successful logistics operations share a common denominator: careful attention to solution design. Laying the groundwork with an eye toward the desired end result can help to ensure optimal efficiency and effectiveness. DMADV, a Six Sigma management technique, can be a valuable tool for guiding the solution-design process. This data-centric quality strategy is proven to improve service levels, enhance efficiency

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2
May

Tap into Transportation Technology

Transportation costs are rising, drivers are hard to come by, customers are more demanding . . . the transportation industry is a challenging place these days. Leading companies take advantage of integrated transportation management systems (TMS), mobile communications and reporting to gain a competitive edge. Top-tier systems like TruckMate, PeopleNet, and Mercury Gate can be cost-prohibitive for many companies, however.

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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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