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A Company Culture Rooted in Values

Posted by Jarrett on Jun 27, 2018 3:58:00 PM

What is a company’s culture? It is one of the defining characteristics of an organization’s success. An uplifting business environment empowers members to reach higher and go further. When your company culture is positive, it encourages employees and cultivates a good working atmosphere. On the flip side, a poor organizational culture can be damaging and discouraging to one of the core elements of a business, it’s people. At Jarrett Companies, we are committed to having a positive company culture, and we see it as one of our largest priorities.

Topics: culture

The Plain Dealer Names Jarrett Companies A Winner Of The Northeast Ohio 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Posted by Jarrett on Jun 19, 2018 8:29:00 AM

ORRVILLE, Ohio, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jarrett Companies has been recognized as a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Plain Dealer. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

Topics: news

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.

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