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Is a Public Warehouse Right For You?

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jan 17, 2019

If I’m a manufacturer or a distributor, how am I going to affordably store and distribute my goods to consumers? I need a warehouse facility that is capable of managing my inventory and shipping orders for on-time delivery to my customers. But do I want to invest in buildings, systems and hire employees to perform this function or do I want to let someone else do it for me? My main business is to distribute the most popular gadgets that improve the daily lives of my customers, and I want to be able to invest in enhancements to my gadgets that will keep my customers loyal to my company. What do I do?

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Topics: Warehousing, Insider

General Concepts of Consumer Goods Warehousing

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Jan 15, 2019

Manufacturers need a place to store the goods they produce and distribute. Many elect to use a third party warehousing company to perform the service. It is these warehousing operations that are key to achieving customer service and inventory control with the main role of the warehouse to store goods until they are needed to meet consumer demand. 

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Topics: Warehousing, Insider

There'll be Parties for Hosting, Marshmallows for Toasting and Physical Inventories

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Dec 18, 2018

The most wonderful time of the year is also a time for physical inventories. You may say bah humbug, but be of good cheer! There is no need to dread the year-end physical inventory count if you prepare. What is often perceived as time consuming and disruptive can provide insight into improving operational efficiency. 

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Topics: Warehousing

Shippers Teams Dramatically Reduce Container Unload Times

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Nov 14, 2018

Shout out to The Shippers Group teams who have improved container unload performance! Their hard work has resulted in a 65% reduction in time to unload containers and has enabled them to exceed the customer’s goal for unloading time by more than 20%. 

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Topics: Warehousing

2018 - An Unprecedented Year in the 3PL Warehousing Industry

Posted by Robin Siekerman on Nov 9, 2018

Several factors have contributed to increased demand for 3PL warehousing services in 2018. Providers of these services are overall experiencing double digit growth. Three events stand out as having the most significant impact:

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Topics: 4PL, Warehousing, eCommerce, Transportation