In today’s omnichannel marketplace, the distribution network is king. Having distribution centers in the right locations can help you to improve service levels, better manage inventory and reduce transportation time and cost. Finding the Right Warehouse Location When designing a distribution network, give careful consideration to identifying the best warehouse locations and required capabilities to meet your business objectives. It
As a healthcare logistics professional, you face a variety of challenges today – increased regulatory compliance, reimbursement reform, increased security, industry consolidation, limited product life cycle, etc. It’s more important than ever to closely monitor the performance of your healthcare supply chain. Take time to review your healthcare logistic operations and ensure that you are able to: Optimally manage cost/investment.
With the explosive growth of ecommerce, the role of warehousing is changing rapidly. New research from DC Velocity and ARC Advisory Group sheds light on how ecommerce fulfillment requirements are expected to impact warehouses in the next few years. Tom Patterson, Saddle Creek’s senior vice president of warehouse operations, takes a closer look at some of the best practices already
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
Late last week, CBRE, a real estate brokerage firm, released a summary of their upcoming Q4 2015 US Industrial MarketView report. It was all good news for our economy, but bad news for companies who need warehouse space. The demand for industrial space has grown continuously for the last seven years and, despite the addition of 148.7 million sq. ft.
Cross-docking offers many benefits including: 1. Increased speed to market – With high turn rates and reduced handling, cross-docking helps to increase efficiency and get products to market faster. 2. Reduced costs – Cross-docking requires a smaller footprint than traditional warehousing and often utilizes less labor as well. 3. Improved service levels – Because product is shipped in bulk and