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Weber Logistics Appoints Gary Kendle to succeed Jerry Critchfield as VP of Transportation

Jan 18, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has promoted Gary Kendle from Sr. Director of Transportation to VP of Transportation. Gary succeeds Jerry Critchfield, who is retiring after decades of leadership in Weber Logistics’ Transportation division.

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Agile supply chain solutions: 5 3PL characteristics to look for

Jan 5, 2023 / by Gary Kendle posted in 3PL Outsourcing, Agile 3PL

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Volatile supply chains demand agile supply chain solutions, whereby your logistics operations adapt to market changes as they happen. 3PLs can be key enablers of more agile, resilient distribution operations. In this article, we’ve identified 5 traits that help set truly agile 3PLs apart from the competition.

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Weber Logistics Named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL

Dec 22, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in 3PL Outsourcing, Multi Channel Fulfillment

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Weber Logistics has been named a MCM Top 3PL for 2023, joining other leading third-party logistics providers selected by Multichannel Merchant in its 8th annual directory.

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Happening Now: President Biden signs legislation avoiding rail strike

Dec 2, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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President Biden has signed legislation today that imposes a labor agreement on rail workers.  According to Supply Chain Dive, this legislation helps the country avoid a national strike that could have cost the economy $2 billion per day. 

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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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