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How To Eliminate Chargebacks From Big Box Stores

Posted by Mike Frank on May 23, 2018 8:34:00 AM

When you think of a bully, what comes to mind? I think of the stereotypical movie scene where elementary school children are playing outside during recess without a care in the world. An older boy with a scowl on his face disrupts the fun and pushes one of the kids. The older boy demands money to buy lunch for himself, and the younger child sheepishly complies. After the incident, the younger boy’s friends try to make him feel better and start thinking of ways they can stand up to the bully.

Topics: operations

Getting The News Too Late

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 22, 2018 10:25:00 AM

If you’re not aware of the story of World War II Japanese soldier, Hiroo Onoda, you are missing out on an incredible story. During the war, he was dispatched to a small Philippine island with strict commands to do all he could to fight off enemy attacks and to destroy key sites on the island. He was instructed that he was not to surrender for any reason and he would be given further instructions by his commanding officer. This occurred in December 1944 – a date to remember.

W. Michael Jarrett Named to the 2018 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 15, 2018 11:21:00 AM

ORRVILLE, Ohio, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- W. Michael Jarrett, President of Jarrett Logistics Systems, was named to the 2018 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award list by Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain.

Topics: news

Jarrett Companies Acquires Schneider National Property in Seville

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 8, 2018 10:23:00 AM

ORRVILLE, Ohio, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jarrett Companies, based in Orrville, OH, is pleased to announce the purchase of the property formerly owned by Schneider National located in Seville, OH. Jarrett Companies, which currently employs 260 employees, is the parent of Jarrett Logistics Systems, a third party logistics company and the flagship brand in their corporate portfolio, PackShip, a white glove & final mile carrier and Jarrett Fleet Services, a truck fleet maintenance company.

Topics: news

Finding the 3PL That Fits Your Needs

Posted by Matt Wagner on Feb 14, 2018 4:19:00 PM

There are always plenty of storylines leading up to and following the Super Bowl each year. This year one of the most interesting storylines to me has been the story of the Super Bowl MVP that almost never was. Nick Foles (quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles) was thrust into the starting role after Carsen Wentz went down with an injury last December. Foles looked built for the spotlight of the game’s biggest stage showing the ability to make great decisions, displaying pinpoint accuracy and leading the Eagles to victory over the New England Patriots.

Taking Control of Inbound Freight Costs

Posted by Mike Frank on Jan 31, 2018 3:07:00 PM

How many times have you heard companies advertise they are giving away something for free to their customers?  Grocery stores are notorious for this type of marketing. They often run weekly ads boasting “Buy One Get One Free (BOGO)”, which excites customers and attracts them to their store. Grocery stores strategically arrange products for increased sales. Often lower profit margin items are located in center aisles while higher profit margins items are located on the perimeter. This ensures customers will have to walk by higher margin items during their shopping experience. The grocery store is banking on customers purchasing these higher margin items.

Where's My Purchase Order?

Posted by Jarrett on Jan 17, 2018 1:47:00 PM

Each time a spacecraft is launched, there is constant radio communication with the vessel. From the launch pad to the landing spot, Mission Control has constant communication with its astronauts.

With exception to one period of time…

How Do You Measure Vendor Performance?

Posted by Tom Brenner on Dec 13, 2017 2:57:00 PM

There’s a bar and grill in my hometown that has been a local favorite of many for a long time. I make it over regularly for lunch and occasionally an evening to watch a ball game. It’s my favorite place to grab a burger and a plate of waffle fries. Come to think of it - I don’t think I have ever had a bad burger, been treated poorly, or spent too long waiting before the waitress drops the plate in front of me and with a friendly smile asks, “Can I get you anything else.” It probably makes a difference when you know most of the staff and grew up with a few of them. I look forward to the burger and the experience each and every time.

Jarrett Logistics Systems Wins the Weatherhead 100 Award

Posted by Jarrett on Dec 1, 2017 11:29:00 AM

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jarrett Logistics Systems (JLS) won the Weatherhead 100 Award, which annually recognizes the fastest growing privately held companies in Northeast Ohio. JLS was named to the list last night at the 30th Annual Weatherhead 100 awards ceremony for the thirteenth consecutive year. The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) together acknowledge, support and celebrate the fastest growing companies in this region.

Topics: news

Even at 1:30 in the Morning!

Posted by Jarrett on Nov 22, 2017 2:50:00 PM

Recently, around 1:30 AM on an early Friday morning, we received a communication from one of our clients based on the west coast. As with all our clients, Jarrett Logistics provides a dedicated support team available 24/7/365. He was contacting his support team to alert them that he needed to make a shipment that had to arrive in South Carolina by Monday morning.

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