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Smart Warehousing Ranked Top Logistics Company In KC: Kansas City Business Journal

For the second year in a row, we are thrilled to announce that Smart Warehousing is ranked as one of Kansas City’s Top Logistics Companies in the Kansas City Business Journal's Book of Lists! Check out the Kansas City Business Journal article here. Smart Warehousing has six warehouse facilities in the area, located in Edgerton, Atchison and Independence, totaling 4,601,310 square feet of storage space. In addition to our Kansas City presence, Smart Warehousing has 24 other warehouse locations spanning twelve different markets across the United States, which enables our customers to reach 99% of the national population in two days for less. Throughout all regions of the USA, Smart Warehousing manages millions of shipments a year for almost a thousand customers — from direct-to-consumer packages to full truckloads destined for retailer distribution centers. Our omnichannel capabilities and hundreds of e-commerce and back-end technology integrations allows our customers to leverage inventories across all channels, reducing costs and improving service levels. Find out more about how we can empower your company with full visibility to, and control of which products are in warehouses, in process, in transit, and delivered to customers – visit our website or reach our to us today at (913) 888-3222 and info@smartwarehousing.com.

Smart Warehousing Ranked Top Logistics Company In KC: Kansas City Business Journal2020-09-18T15:22:19-05:00

New CEO Rush: Smart Warehousing can grow into a billion-dollar company

"Instead of launching another startup, the serial entrepreneur now is CEO of Edgerton-based Smart Warehousing LLC, a third-party logistics company that provides companies with warehousing, fulfillment and inventory management services. Founded in 2001, it’s anything but a startup. But it provides a unique opportunity, he said, because there aren't many local options where an entrepreneur can step into a healthy company with a great culture that also sits in a massive, growing market." Read the full Kansas City Business Journal article here.

New CEO Rush: Smart Warehousing can grow into a billion-dollar company2020-09-09T13:51:57-05:00

Toby Rush to Lead Smart Warehousing LLC as CEO

Rush joins the KC Metro area firm as unprecedented growth opportunity emerges in omnichannel warehousing and fulfillment sectors. Kansas City Metro (9 September 2020) --  Today Smart Warehousing https://smartwarehousing.com announced that veteran entrepreneur Toby Rush has joined the company as CEO. Bringing Rush on board positions Smart Warehousing to accelerate its customer and revenue growth in response to very strong demand for complex omnichannel fulfillment and warehousing solutions. “Smart Warehousing is helping companies of all sizes engage with this new digital world of selling everywhere to everyone (B2E: Business To Everyone),” says Carl Wasinger, Founder and COO of Smart Warehousing. “Toby’s tremendous experience, passion and talent will spur our already soaring growth to stratospheric heights. As we continue to expand and find new ways to leverage our integrated technologies and facilities throughout the next decade, we envision having a physical presence in each of the top 100 U.S. markets.” Rush said, “Our key differentiator is our ability to tailor solutions by incorporating future-focused technologies and hundreds of eCommerce integrations, making our systems more flexible and responsive. That is why we are shipping millions of orders for almost 1,000 customers today. This success is built on our vertical integration, which simplifies complex fulfillment challenges - our systems, our buildings, our people and our promise.” Customers across a broad variety of market sectors are all experiencing the same pain points as they grapple with the complexities of omnichannel distribution. Smart Warehousing’s proprietary software provides its clients seamless, cloud-based access to inventories and supply chains worldwide. This platform gives clients full visibility to and control of which products are in warehouses, in process,

Toby Rush to Lead Smart Warehousing LLC as CEO2020-09-09T12:23:11-05:00

Welcome to the Future of Buying

ChannelAdvisor Partnership What differentiates Smart Warehousing as a logistics provider is our technology. Our proprietary software gives companies seamless, cloud-based access to their inventories and supply chains. They have full visibility to what products are in the warehouses, what is on the road, what is in process and what has been delivered to customers. The status of an order is the key to customer satisfaction. The business intelligence, based on reliable data and packed into the technology platform, offers customized, almost unlimited alignment across the many different channels and supply chains. The biggest differentiator today is the ability to truly customize a solution with technology. Companies must control not only the physical space, but the virtual space as well. Smart Warehousing’s technology brings these two key components together to put the control in the hands of the decision makers, wherever they sit in the supply chain. Truly aligning these two worlds is the only way to provide critical data to help companies compete and grow. We are very excited for this new phase of production and distribution. Brands need to engage with their customers and Smart Warehousing is perfectly positioned to help broker those relationships. With ChannelAdvisor’s unique blend of advanced technology and e-commerce expertise, they help ensure brands and retailers have everything they need to create meaningful connections with current and new consumers. Their leading platform transforms product data into outstanding experiences across all marketing, selling and fulfillment activities, on each of the world’s leading channels. Teaming up with best-in-class partners like ChannelAdvisor will spotlight our capabilities and allow for these introductions to happen at an even faster pace

Welcome to the Future of Buying2020-08-10T13:58:58-05:00

Smart Warehousing: COVID-19 Update

Valued Customer: Since our founding in 2001, Smart Warehousing has always placed an emphasis on the well-being of our customers and employees. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to raise our demanding standards even higher with new protocols for our operations. We are committed to providing you, our valued customer, with the best possible service that aligns with expert protocols for working to defend against COVID-19. In addition to our current master sanitation program we have implemented further practices around cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. Protective face masks have been provided to each of our network facilities and employee temperatures are being taken. We continue to monitor all updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here and the World Health Organization (WHO), which can be found here. Our teams are fully operational at all 31 locations and ready to do all we can to ensure that your business has everything it needs to keep running smoothly without disruption. Thank you for being a loyal Smart Warehousing customer and for your continued partnership during this time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to (913) 888-3222, info@smartwarehousing.com, or your Account Manager with any questions.

Smart Warehousing: COVID-19 Update2020-06-30T09:22:08-05:00

Pressing the “Easy Button” for Cash Flow, Warehousing and Logistics

A new partnership between Smart Warehousing and C2FO provides one stop for businesses to manage their inventory and generate more cash flow—all at greater speed and operational flexibility, with less cost. Thousands of dollars in discounts and other incentives are available to Smart Warehousing customers who partner with C2FO.  It’s a common challenge for a growing business: your company is breaking into a new market or launching a product. You need affordable, flexible warehousing space for your inventory. You need logistics and scale to deliver large orders for your customers with ease. Finally, you need working capital to fund this expansion to your business. What if you could quickly accomplish all three of these endeavors from one source—with greater convenience and at less cost? What if you could essentially press a single button to control your cash flow, warehousing and logistics? A partnership between C2FO and Smart Warehousing makes that possible. C2FO is a financial technology platform that allows companies to receive early payment and generate greater cash flow. Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Smart Warehousing specializes in supply chain services that help companies meet their fulfillment needs through innovative technology and by operating 32 warehouse facilities in the United States. This partnership includes customer discounts and other incentives. Smart Warehousing customers that choose C2FO’s working capital solutions will receive $1,000 off closing costs and 0.25% off the rate when funding their receivables with C2FO. To learn about the advantages of the C2FO-Smart Warehousing partnership, contact the C2FO team at (844)805-8522 or lending.advisors@c2fo.com. An “Easy Button” solution The sharing of data between C2FO and Smart Warehousing provides a seamless solution that allows

Pressing the “Easy Button” for Cash Flow, Warehousing and Logistics2020-06-16T15:52:34-05:00

Smart Warehousing COVID-19 Statement

To Our Valued Customers: Smart Warehousing has received numerous requests for a statement regarding the impact of the newly emerged COVID-19 on their supply chains. From an operational standpoint, the basic fear is that a significant number of employees could be unable to attend work due to illness, thus hampering a company’s ability to perform contracted services. With this in mind, Smart Warehousing continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 in accordance with our personnel and disaster preparedness policies. At present, Smart Warehousing is unaware of any cases of COVID-19 at any of our fulfillment locations affecting our personnel or our ability to perform contracted services. For additional information, the CDC has set up a website (Coronavirus Disease 2019, available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html) to provide information as it becomes available. We value our customers, our associates and our future. We are communicating precautions and awareness to our internal associates and will continue to communicate with you as additional details emerge. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of your normal contacts at Smart Warehousing. Please click here for PDF version of Smart Warehousing COVID-19 Statement.

Smart Warehousing COVID-19 Statement2020-03-19T10:03:35-05:00

Prepare Your Company – Be Coronavirus Ready

With the coronavirus continuing to spread, you may be asking yourself how to best keep your employees healthy and infection-free. The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a pneumonia-like virus that originated in China and has now spread to six out of the seven world’s continents, excluding Antarctica. There are now more than 83,000 cases with at least 2,800 deaths worldwide. New coronavirus cases were reported in Europe, including Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Croatia with some cities in Italy on lock down. There are several cases of the virus reported in the U.S. The outbreak in China seems to be slowing, but if you would like to prepare your business for the possibility of a potential pandemic, see our suggestions below. Communication Work with your HR department to prepare an instruction guide for employees ahead of time to educate them about the coronavirus and ways that they can keep themselves healthy. This material should be communicated through all available channels to ensure that all employees can access it. A couple of great resources to utilize when gathering information include the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Flexibility The best way to avoid possible transmission within your company is to implement flexible working arrangements. This eliminates the potential for transmission not only at the office, but also during their work commute. During this time, take advantage of project management dashboards, chat platforms and other online tools. If this is not an option, implementing face masks, hand sanitizer and proper personal hygiene can help avoid viral infections at the workplace. Reconsider Leave We want to avoid a situation in

Prepare Your Company – Be Coronavirus Ready2020-03-03T11:35:05-05:00

Was Your Holiday Supply Chain a Mess?

Ask yourself: “With eCommerce sales continuing to dominate the holiday shopping season, does your current fulfillment partner meet your company’s needs?” Barron’s, an American financial magazine, reports that U.S. holiday shoppers spent 19% more on their online shopping in 2019 than they did a year ago. With these numbers expected to rise each year, you may be feeling some heartburn. Smart Warehousing has the alternative solution for your company to take on the holiday rush without worry. We understand that our customers require right sized, but scalable, logistics solutions in order to flex with their customer demands both by volume and geography. Smart’s next generation platform enables live, real-time interaction with each order, each warehouse and your assigned service representative allowing for the most effective information flow offered in the industry today. This means avoiding embarrassment and loss of business, while gaining control of your inventory and company. In addition to unparalleled service, Smart Warehousing can streamline your shipping needs to big-box retailers. Each retailer has their own set of standards and requirements, which can get complicated when trying to manage multiple retailers. When you partner with Smart Warehousing, we will dramatically reduce the fees credited back to the retailer for non-compliant events, saving our customers time and money, by executing the following: Review vendor guides for each retailer Outline compliance task ownership Draft work instructions checklist and special requirements On-time shipping of orders Smart Warehousing will help you meet your customer’s expectations by shipping their order within two days or less to 99% of the U.S. population. Ricky Paradise, President of Jack Stack Barbecue and current customer, states, “I

Was Your Holiday Supply Chain a Mess?2020-02-14T12:43:33-05:00

Don’t Let the Chinese New Year Get the Best of Your Business

To many, the Chinese New Year marks the beginning of the New Year, while businesses see the holiday as a supply chain nightmare. The date of the festival falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice on December 21st, which happens to be January 25th, 2020. Even though the Chinese New Year only lasts one week, many factories and businesses shut down for about 10 days before the holiday to allow for travel time, causing the disruption to last anywhere from 35-40 days. As you can imagine, this throws a serious wrench into many business’s logistics plans. The Chinese New Year will affect your supply chain in several ways. During this time when employees travel back to their hometown, all manufacturing projects are put on hold while manufacturers and distributors go on vacation as well. This means that no orders ship out of China or Taiwan. Any attempts at phone calls or emails will remain unanswered as no one will be present on site. You may experience serious production slowdowns about one to two weeks before the Chinese New Year because employees have already left to travel back home. In addition to slow production, you may also run into some quality control issues as workers rush to complete orders before too many employees leave and before they close for the holiday. The Chinese New Year produces a lot of turnover within factories, resulting in additional quality control problems from inexperienced new hires. This all may seem like inevitable chaos, but fortunately we have several tips to help keep your supply chain running smoothly. Ship Orders Early: Try to

Don’t Let the Chinese New Year Get the Best of Your Business2020-01-31T16:43:32-05:00