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Percentage of annual logistics spend managed by third parties
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New report outlines business drivers behind logistics outsourcing

Saddle Creek's latest research survey points toward greater integration of more 3PL services.
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Contract Packaging Association President John Riley updated members on current Contract Packaging Association initiatives at the
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Annual meeting re-energizes attendees with a series of 'Power Up!' sessions

We gather at our professional meetings to step out of the office for a few days and be inspired and re-invigorated. There’s also time to relax.
CROSS-DOCKING BASICS. In a cross-docking operation, inbound dock doors line up on one side of a long, narrow building, with outb
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Resurgence in cross-docking drives efficiency, speed-to-market

For product manufacturers and contract packagers—especially those involved in logistics—cross-docking provides a welcome boost in production, as well as savings.
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Study: Economic conditions are pushing companies into distribution network

CPG companies are re-evaluating to find efficiencies and cut costs. Much of the focus is on transportation and warehousing, from changing vendors to resizing facilities.
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A closer look at integration

Saddle Creek has integrated secondary contract packaging services into its warehouse and transportation services. This integrated approach enables CPG companies the ability to take costs out of their supply chain.
GIFT SETS. Individual products are arranged into gift sets for Jurlique USA.
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Harnessing value opportunities

Want value beyond low rates? Pinpoint your needs, then determine what solutions can be achieved for you. That’s how Saddle Creek delivers for two beauty products companies.
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Saddle Creek acquires logistics company

By purchasing ServiceCraft, Saddle Creek joins the ranks of contract packagers creating integrated service offerings as CPG companies consolidate supply chains.
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Manufacturers that outsource secondary packaging will do more of it

Respondents to a targeted survey say the outsourcing of secondary packaging is a growth industry.
FLEXIBILITY IS CRUCIAL. Survey respondents say that achieving flexibility in outsourced secondary packaging operations is import
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Secondary packaging: CPG companies that are in it plan to do more of it

 25% of survey respondents who already use co-packers for work such as display cartons and sleeved multipacks will increase their volume. But quality, cost, and timeliness challenges remain.
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