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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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9
Feb

Why You Need an Integrated Logistics Provider Today More Than Ever

Aeropostale, Macy’s, Mens Warehouse, Office Depot, Sears . . . these are just some of the retailers who will be closing brick-and-mortar stores this year. With ecommerce growth increasingly dependent on retail store locations as distribution centers, pick-up locations for online orders and centers for returns, widespread store closings may have a broader impact on retailers’ supply chains. With fewer

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2
Feb

Attention to Solution Design Pays Off

Process improvement is widely recognized as an effective method for cost control. In fact, 70 percent of respondents in Logistics Management’s “Annual Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations Survey” say that they improved warehouse processes in order to lower operating costs in 2016. But what if you had the right processes in place from the outset? You’d control costs, save time

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26
Jan

Learn the 5 Winning Qualities of a 3PL

“Consumers have a new mantra: ‘My best experience anywhere is my minimum expectation everywhere.’” – Greg Girard, Director, IDC Retail Insights In the omnichannel marketplace, the customer experience is critical. And with the power of social media and online reviews, your customers’ satisfaction levels are there for everyone to see. Just one bad review can send a company reeling, making even

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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

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22
Dec

Multichannel Merchant Names Saddle Creek a Top 3PL for 2017

Breaking news! We’re proud to announce that Multichannel Merchant, a leading industry publication, has selected Saddle Creek as a Top 3PL again this year. This is the magazine’s second annual list of expert third-party ecommerce fulfillment and logistics services providers. Multichannel Merchant’s editorial team identified the prestigious list of experienced, ecommerce-qualified 3PLs based on extensive analysis of a variety of

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20
Dec

Holiday Tribute Honors Fallen Veterans

Accompanied by the deep rumble of 675 motorcycles and dozens of law enforcement vehicles, a Saddle Creek truck traveled 60 miles from Lakeland, Fla., to the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla., to pay tribute to fallen veterans on Saturday. They delivered memorial wreaths as part of a nationwide remembrance organized by Wreaths Across America.  Along the route, hundreds of

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8
Dec

Putting Data to Work for Your Supply Chain

A seamless customer experience depends on solid data. In a new article for Logistics Tech Outlook, Saddle Creek’s CIO, Donna Slyster, discusses the role of electronic communication in today’s supply chain. From EDI to Web services, she explores current practices and where automated data flow is headed. Following is an excerpt from the article . . . Electronic Communication for

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23
Nov

Time for Thanksgiving

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to pause our busy lives and reflect on what we’re thankful for. Before we sit down to enjoy a meal with family and friends and gear up for some serious holiday shopping, we want to take the opportunity to express our gratitude to

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15
Nov

Effective Omnichannel Fulfillment: What’s the Payoff?

When retailers rush to provide customers with an omnichannel experience, it often takes a toll on their bottom line. This month, DC Velocity shares insights from Saddle Creek’s senior vice president of warehouse operations and other industry experts to help retailers get the most from their investment in omnichannel fulfillment. Following is an excerpt from the article. . . Leveraging

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