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What An Agile Logistics Company Can Do For Your Housewares Supply Chain

Nov 29, 2022 / by Fred Gilbert posted in Vendor Compliance, 3PL Outsourcing, Multi Channel Fulfillment, housewares logistics

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Increasing SKU count, fluctuating inventory, shifting omnichannel distribution, demanding retail compliance…these are just a few of the major supply chain challenges you’re facing as a housewares company. Fortunately, these are also challenges that logistics companies that specialize in the housewares space can help you meet head on.

But not all 3PLs are equally capable.

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5 strategies for working with a West Coast 3PL transportation company

Oct 13, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, Transportation Strategies, Distribution

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There’s no shortage of 3PL transportation companies vying for your business. To get the most out of any 3PL relationship however, you need to identify your needs. In this article, we’ll start you off on the right foot with 5 key traits to define in a prospective 3PL provider on the West Coast.

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Happening Now: Storage and Labor Woes Continue to Hamper Warehousing

Sep 21, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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Weber Logistics’ EVP, Strategy & Marketing Fred Gilbert is featured in an article from Transport Topics which examines the current state of warehousing in relation to space and labor scarcity. Gilbert observes that “product is not leaving the warehouse as quickly as expected, leading to very full warehouses.”

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5 Problems the Right Warehousing 3PL Partner Can Solve

Sep 20, 2022 / by Fred Gilbert posted in west coast warehouses, Warehouse operations, 3PL Outsourcing

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Whether you’re changing providers, going from DIY to third party, looking for B2C fulfillment, B2B fulfillment, or both, there is a warehousing 3PL out there for you. The trick is not simply to start 3PL shopping but rather to first identify what you need from a 3PL partner and then find the right one for your business. In this article, we discuss 5 common warehousing-related challenges often raised by brands and how these should drive your partner selection process and, in turn, supercharge your distribution operations.

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Weber Logistics Opens 418,000 Sq. Ft. Inland Empire DC in Perris, CA

Sep 8, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has secured a 418,000-square-foot, omni-channel distribution center (DC) in Perris, CA. This new, multi-client facility is the company’s 8th DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region, and its 17th facility in California.

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Keep it moving: What is a cross docking warehouse?

Aug 31, 2022 / by Fred Gilbert

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Getting product to market fast, and at the lowest cost. While these goals sometimes conflict, there are times when logisticians can achieve both simultaneously. Cross docking is one of those opportunities and in this article we’ll take a closer look at this distribution-speeding process.

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Happening Now: Inland Empire Warehousing Expansion Halts in Some Areas

Aug 19, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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Several communities within Southern California's Inland Empire have issued moratoriums on warehouse construction as they seek to better understand the impact of these facilities on the environment. These moratoriums come at a time when warehouse capacity is already non-existent and new construction is sorely needed.

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Logistics integration and compliance: a Q&A with Weber’s newest VP

Aug 18, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Vendor Compliance, Logistics Systems, Logistics Compliance

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Mimi Ma, recently appointed as VP Integration and Compliance, has steered Weber Logistics and its customers through the murky waters of logistics compliance, facility and customer onboarding, and systems integration for many years. In this article, we interview Mimi to discuss what supply chain professionals should know about these items for to ensure more successful 3PL relationships.

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Happening Now: Container ship logjams have returned

Aug 5, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Port Logistics, Drayage, Happening Now

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Container ship logjams at US ports are (unfortunately) back in a big way. This time, however, the congestion is spread out across the US – especially the East and Gulf Coasts – instead of being concentrated on the West Coast.

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Happening Now: Landstar Tells its CA Owner-Operators to Relocate out of State in Light of AB5

Aug 2, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Southern California Ports, West Coast Distribution, Labor issues, Happening Now

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In a stark example of the practical fallout from California's new AB5 labor law, Landstar is telling its owner-operators in California that they would need to relocate out of State to continue as independent contractors with the carrier, according to a recent article in Transport Dive. California agencies have yet to clarify when enforcement could begin.

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