Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • There’s no denying the value of loyal customers. In fact, an Adobe study shows that repeat customers generate three to seven times more revenue per visit. So it’s not surprising that improving the customer experience is the top priority for 72 percent of businesses, according to recent data from Forrester. Wondering how you can increase customer loyalty? Here are five Read more The post What is t...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • There’s no denying the impact that Amazon has had on online customers’ expectations. As evidence of the Amazon Effect at work, consider that 70 percent of shoppers said they expect free shipping for standard delivery during the holidays, according to a new Kibo Software study. They’re not willing to sacrifice speed, however. A Deloitte study found that 45 percent of Read more The post Handling th...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • Eighty-six percent of shippers say that using a 3PL helps improve customer service, according to the 2017 Third-Party Logistics Study. With that high level of confidence, it’s clear that a third-party logistics provider must offer a number of advantages, but what are they? 5 Reasons Why Customers Like Your 3PL Here is a closer look at some of the top Read more The post How Can Using a 3PL Improve...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • Need to store cartons of crackers? Bottles of beverages? Pallets of pickles? It’s important to select a qualified third-party provider for warehousing and distribution. The food and beverage industry poses unique supply chain challenges, and not all 3PLs are equipped to handle them. You’ll want an experienced partner with an in-depth understanding of the food and beverage marketplace and the Read...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • 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 ...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • 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 Read more The post Saddle ...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • 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 qualit...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • If your 3PL is performing poorly, the impact goes beyond headaches and sleepless nights. A subpar 3PL can take a real toll on your business and your bottom line. Near-Term Cost Impact It doesn’t take long for a 3PL’s poor performance to put a dent in your budget, warns Tom Patterson, Saddle Creek’s Senior Vice President of Warehouse Operations. Inventory Read more The post What is the Real Cost o...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • Managing your warehouse/DC workforce can be a lot of work. For 62 percent of companies, finding and keeping qualified workers is the biggest challenge, a recent study shows – closely followed by increasing workforce productivity and controlling labor costs. Wondering how you can make the job easier? Outsourcing to a third-party logistics provider could help. Read on to learn more. Read more The p...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • Find yourself trying to do more with less? You’re not alone. Cost management is one of the biggest priorities for companies today. To ensure you’ve whittled down your costs as far as they can go, read on. 3 Strategies to Reduce Costs Here are several strategies that successful retailers, ecommerce companies and manufacturers employ to reduce their bottom line: Transportation Read more The post Ho...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • When you’re changing 3PL providers, a smooth transition is critical. It enables you to uphold customer service levels, maintain your speed to market and control costs. A seamless transition starts with clearly defined processes. Established processes will help guide every aspect of your start-up and ensure proper management and support for such transitions – particularly when they need to occur R...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • Back-to-school season isn’t just for the school-age set any longer. Just ask the 16 supervisors who attended the inaugural class of the Saddle Creek Academy in September. Saddle Creek established the Academy training program for its front-line supervisors with the goal of providing them with leadership skills that are aligned with the company’s corporate values.  Participants enhance their knowled...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • Green has always been our favorite color, so we’re particularly proud to report that Saddle Creek has been named a 2017 “SmartWay High Performer” by the EPA.  Our compressed-natural-gas (CNG) fleet has achieved the high-performance ranking as a SmartWay Truckload/Dry Van Truck Carrier. Saddle Creek is in an elite group. While hundreds of companies partner with EPA through SmartWay, High Read more...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • Saddle Creek Logistics Services has created a complex customized order fulfillment process to create glam bags for customer ipsy, a beauty company with a monthly subscription business model. Order accuracy, quality, and efficiency are their top priorities. At Saddle Creek's Charlotte NC facility, an automation solution was created to reduce labor costs and order processing time to comply with ipsy...

Saddle Creek Logistics Services
Saddle Creek Logistics Services
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  • NU SKIN is a premier provider of quality skin care and nutrition products with fast and cost-effective delivery as a top priority. Saddle Creek Logistics Services fast-tracked the fulfillment process with a dedicated facility in Charlotte, NC that provides customized automated technology solutions that created additional efficiencies and cost savings.

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