Saddle Creek Logistics Services White Papers
Today, more and more companies are finding value in optimizing their distribution network.
By taking a strategic approach to network configuration, they are improving service levels, better managing their inventory and reducing transportation costs. Less demanding in terms of infrastructure, systems, cost, and time than full-scale supply chain optimization, this targeted approach delivers remarkable results.
The concepts of total quality management and continuous improvement have been around for decades but have only recently been successfully applied in logistics environments. Today, many companies are finding that they can strengthen their businesses by making total quality management (TQM) part of their logistics operations.
With the growth of e-commerce, order fulfillment has been elevated to a critical business function. Companies are challenged to deliver the perfect order every time while providing a consistent brand experience from channel to channel — in store, catalog or online.
Cross-docking has increased significantly over the past few years, according to a recent survey sponsored by Saddle Creek Corporation. The practice serves as a viable strategy for companies challenged by today’s unpredictable economy – helping to improve service levels, reduce transportation costs and consolidate shipments to destination. The 2011 Cross-Docking Trends Report explores the latest cross-docking practices, benefits and challenges, outsourcing trends and more.
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