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Weber Logistics’ Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

Dec 22, 2020 / by Weber Logistics posted in Third Party Logistics, logistics in California

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Ready to say goodbye to 2020? We can’t say we’re sad to see this year go either. But before we move into the new year, we’ll take one last look back. Here are the 5 most-read articles in our West Coast and California Logistics Blog this year.

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Case Study: Refrigerated Transport Services for Legendary Chocolate Maker

Dec 15, 2020 / by Weber Logistics posted in Refrigerated Trucking, Confectionery Logistics

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If you’re a fan of chocolate (and who isn’t), chances are you’re very familiar with Lindt & Sprüngli. The renowned chocolatier has been in business since 1845, serving chocolate lovers all over the globe. A few years ago, they turned to Weber Logistics to provide a variety of refrigerated transport services in a very specific part of the globe – the U.S. West Coast. We recently wrote a case study on the relationship, which we preview in this article.

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Weber Logistics Partners with Stellex Capital to Position Itself for Growth

Dec 10, 2020 / by Weber Logistics posted in weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has announced that Stellex Capital Management (Stellex), a middle-market private investment firm with significant transportation and logistics experience, has partnered with Weber’s management team in a recapitalization focused on accelerated expansion. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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How to outsource logistics operations to a 3PL

Nov 19, 2020 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, Shared Warehousing, Third Party Logistics, 3PL Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Distribution

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No matter what your company sells, you’re in the logistics business. From receiving and storage of your products to getting them out to customers, there are many logistics operations that your business handles or oversees daily.

But, unless logistics is your business’s core focus, these key supply chain operations may be better left to the experts – while you focus on the elements (e.g., manufacturing and sales) within your realm of expertise.

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Retail Compliance Requirements: Common Chargebacks

Nov 9, 2020 / by Mimi Ma posted in Vendor Compliance, Chargebacks

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Retail compliance requirements are more numerous than ever these days, creating challenges for retail vendors as they try to meet routing guide demands and avoid chargebacks. These chargebacks – vendor penalties for not following the retailer’s shipping guidelines – add a layer of stress for retail vendors and a solid revenue stream for the retailers themselves. In this article, we’ll examine the most common retail chargebacks that we see and tell you what you can do about them.

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Ship Overweight Containers to Reduce Import Costs

Oct 22, 2020 / by Jerry Critchfield posted in West Coast Distribution, Transportation Strategies, Transload, Drayage, overweight

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When importing containers from Asia and other overseas markets, many companies limit their container weights to meet U.S. road weight limits. This is often a mistake as shipping overweight containers can offer you very significant ocean cost savings. In this article, we will examine the benefits of overweight container shipping – and how a 3PL located near your chosen port can help you realize them.

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Is Your Company Ready for the Outsourcing of Logistics Services?

Oct 8, 2020 / by Bob Lilja posted in 3PL Outsourcing

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The outsourcing of logistics services can be the move that supercharges a company’s operations, replacing headaches related to scale, staffing, and inefficiency, with a more efficient, flexible solution. Arriving at the decision to outsource, however, is not always easy. You need to determine if your operation is ready for such a leap, and then hurdle the barriers – whether real or perceived – your company may have about outsourcing. In this article, we’ll examine characteristics of companies ready to outsource and address the barriers that many prospective outsourcers have.

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A Key to Vendor Compliance: What is EDI in Logistics?

Sep 24, 2020 / by Richard Grennon and Todd Naramore posted in Logistics Technology, Electronic Data Interchange

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If you have retail customers, you are likely familiar with EDI. From shipping notices and order updates to purchase orders and invoices, EDI remains a workhorse of modern supply chain transactions – including those in eCommerce. In this article, we take a closer look at EDI in logistics, including its ramifications on vendor compliance.

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What You Need to Know About Chemical Warehousing

Sep 10, 2020 / by Weber Logistics posted in Chemical Logistics, Chemical Storage

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Chemical warehousing, including the storage of hazardous materials, is a highly regulated undertaking with a substantial investment in both the physical storage environment and rigorous adherence to associated protocols, practices and paperwork required to ensure safety and compliance. If you are responsible for the storage and distribution of commercial chemicals, this article serves as a primer on key safety and compliance basics.

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Looking for a Warehouse in Stockton, CA? Smart decision.

Aug 27, 2020 / by Todd Traut posted in West Coast Distribution, Warehouse operations, Northern California 3PL

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With its huge and growing population, California often serves as a key location for a company’s overall distribution operations. It’s usually Southern California – with its bright lights and huge ports – that people consider to be the region’s logistics hub. But with each passing year, more and more companies are learning about the benefits of basing operations a bit further north.

Let’s take a closer look at one of these major logistics markets – Stockton – and why a having a warehouse in Stockton could reduce your costs and improve overall distribution operations.

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