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How 3PLs can help you create a more efficient CPG supply chain

Oct 24, 2019 / by Curtis Millican posted in Public Warehousing, Shared Warehousing, Third Party Logistics, Logistics Technology, 3PL Outsourcing, Labor issues, supply chain cycle time

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For consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies, efficiency is the name of the game. Your online customers expect faster delivery, while your retailer KPIs continue to multiply and grow in importance. Understandably, many CPG companies struggle to keep up with these increasing demands. In this article, we’ll examine where many companies are falling short, and show you how third-party logistics providers (3PLs) can be invaluable allies in overcoming CPG supply chain inefficiencies.

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Logistics Technology Systems: A Primer

Apr 18, 2018 / by Richard Grennon posted in Logistics Management, Logistics Technology, Logistics Systems

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In today’s fast-moving logistics marketplace, logistics technology plays a key role in determining how quickly, how accurately, and how correctly product can be delivered to the customer.  But what kind of system, or systems, do you need?  The major components are:

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An Introduction to EDI

Oct 25, 2016 / by Richard Grennon posted in Logistics Technology, Electronic Data Interchange

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What is EDI?  EDI is an acronym for Electronic Data Interchange and is commonly defined as: an electronic communication method that provides standards for exchanging data via electronic means without human intervention. 

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5 Tips for a Productive and Efficient Warehouse

Feb 5, 2016 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, Shared Warehousing, Logistics Technology, Productivity

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In the logistics and supply chain industry some of today’s biggest buzzwords are efficiency and productivity. Finding a warehouse that operates efficiently & productively will ultimately reduce costs, so who doesn’t want that!

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Say Goodbye to End of Year Inventories

Dec 28, 2015 / by Weber Logistics posted in Warehouse operations, Logistics Technology, Inventory Control

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In the past, annual inventories were executed at the end of the year based on an organizations accounting year. While that was a method to get a good annual inventory count, it had its challenges with the following:

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Benefits of an Upgraded Transportation Management System

Sep 17, 2015 / by Weber Logistics posted in Transportation Strategies, Logistics Technology, Refrigerated Trucking, LTL

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Our society today is all about upgrading to the next big thing. We wait in line for hours and hours to get a hold of the newest gadgets. Why? Because, they are usually smarter, better, faster and stronger. Who doesn’t want that, right? Well, a new upgraded transportation management system (TMS) has made Weber’s transportation services smarter, better, faster and stronger. We are excited about its functionality and the capabilities it brings to our team.

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Become the Holiday Hero: Prepare your DC for the Food and Beverage Industry during Peak Season

Aug 6, 2015 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, Logistics Technology, Food Supply Chain

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When you think of the holidays, what pops into your mind? Is it a winter wonderland, super sales, nonstop festive music, or is it all the FOOD! Can you image the holidays without your favorite holiday food and drinks to enjoy and share. The holidays would be ruined!

At Weber we don’t want to spoil the holiday spirit. Peak Season is approaching for the food and beverage industry and most are gearing up for holiday distribution. In order to ensure Weber can accommodate all our customer’s needs during this time, here are a few golden rules we use:

 

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Cold Chain Distribution: Check out this 2-Minute Video

Dec 30, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in Logistics Technology, Cold Chain Managment, Refrigerated Trucking

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Do you manage distribution for temperature-controlled products?

If so, you know that expiration date management and product integrity are constant worries. Choosing an experienced partner for cold chain warehousing and transportation is critical.

Check out this 2-minute video from Weber Logistics on cold chain logistics management. 

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Video: Manage Multi-channel Fulfillment from One Facility and System

Sep 10, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in Logistics Technology, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Fulfillment B2C

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With more and more consumers shopping online, companies have had to adapt fulfillment to handle picking and shipping of individual items.  Operationally, multi-channel fulfillment is a big shift. So big, in fact, that many companies have chosen to separately manage fulfillment of bulk retail orders and fulfillment of individual eCommerce orders.

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