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Reducing Inventory Carrying Costs Through Proper Inventory Management

As the world turns, so does inventory. In your conversations with retailers and warehouses, inventory turnover will likely be a major talking point. Warehouses and retailers want fast moving and consistent items — high inventory turnover is a crucial indicator of this. At first, inventory turnover may seem like a foreign and abstract concept. However, understanding this concept is easy and essential to running a smooth and successful supply chain:

Why inventory turnover is important:

  • Simply put, inventory turnover can be defined as the frequency in...
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KeHE Vendor Consolidation Program

Why overcomplicate your supply chain? Avoid headaches and costly hiccups while saving money with Tyler Distribution’s KeHE Vendor Consolidation Program.

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Predicting the Future: Why Forecasting Is Essential for a True Partnership with Your Warehouse

Inventory ForecastingPredicting the Future: Why Forecasting Is Essential for a True Partnership with Your Warehouse “If you have to forecast, forecast often.” – Edgar R. Fiedler, Economist. Perhaps out of all the relationships in the outsourced supply chain, the relationship you have with your warehouse is the most essential. Without a successful relationship with your warehouse, your supply chain could face delays during the most important stage: reaching the consumer. While your partnership with your warehouse will likely...
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Deciding if Holiday Packaging is a Good Fit for Your Product

Deciding if Holiday Packaging is a Good Fit for Your Product With the holidays right around the corner, consumers and businesses are simultaneously gearing up for the shopping season. Many businesses will find themselves debating if it’s worth creating holiday themed products or packaging. In a heavily saturated market, such as the food industry, holiday themed packaging can absolutely make an impact on both sales and brand image. Here are a few important details to consider before taking the plunge into holiday packaging: Standing out – As...
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What makes New Jersey so desirable for warehousing?

What makes New Jersey so desirable for warehousing? New Jersey is known for diners, beaches and rock stars, but soon, the Garden State may be best known for warehousing. With Amazon, Wayfair and countless other companies opening fulfillment and distribution centers here, there’s no question that New Jersey is becoming the de facto location for warehousing. The rate at which warehouses and distribution centers open will only continue to grow as consumers demand increasingly speedy delivery. With so many geographical locations to choose from throughout the...
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Help! What should I take into consideration when selecting a warehousing partner?

Now more than ever, selecting the right warehousing partner is essential to the success of your business. Consumers expect to receive purchases quickly and are willing to switch to competitors’ products if yours aren’t immediately available. Whether you’re a startup searching for your first warehouse or an established company looking to make a change, choosing the correct warehouse can be a daunting task. Not only will your new warehousing partner be responsible for storing all of your product safely, but they’ll also be an extension...
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“How in the World Did You Come Up with Those Rates?!”- Decoding the Warehouse Rate Development Process

If you’re planning on conducting a search for a warehouse provider, be warned: you may find yourself completely confused when the time comes to compare all the rate proposals you received. While not overly complicated, a proper warehouse rate development process and its outcome can seem complex at first glance. It starts simple, the base rates begin with the costs of the warehousing provider: the handling rates are based on the cost of labor and the storage rates are based on the cost of real...
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Is My New Warehouse Provider a Good Fit for My Business?

Entering into an agreement with a new warehouse provider is often compared to getting married after a first date. In many ways this is an accurate comparison, especially once the honeymoon phase is over. While some warehousing providers will make promises to earn your business, once you have product in their facilities, there’s a chance those promises may fall through. So, you’ve selected a warehouse provider based on location and price, and you’ve been working with them for some time. Now what? After things settle down,...
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GLOBAL TRADE MAGAZINE HONORS PORT JERSEY AS ONE OF AMERICA’S 100 LEADING 3PLs for 2017

Port Jersey Logistics (www.portjersey.com) has been named by Global Trade Magazine’s Special Feature as one of “America’s 100 Leading 3PLs for 2017”. As a winner in the “Special Services” category, Port Jersey Logistics is proven to be a global supply chain partner of choice! Global Trade Magazine (www.globaltrademag.com) Global Trade is a media brand focused on domestic and global expansion processes, logistics efficiencies, strategic location, information technology and intelligent banking solutions for U.S. manufacturers that export and their logistics partners. Erik Holck, Director, Business Development...
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Proper Inventory Rotation Reduces Lost Products and Saves Money!

As the mid-point between your manufacturing facility and your customers, your warehouse is the heart of your supply chain. Without a proper warehouse setup, your supply chain will not flow smoothly, resulting in possible shipment delays or even worse, your customers receiving product that could be expired! One of the most important aspects of your warehouse setup is choosing the proper inventory rotation technique based on the characteristics of your products. Unfortunately, most discussions about inventory rotation methods revolve around confusing acronyms that are often...
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