November 26, 2014

Warm wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all of those we work for and with!

Thanksgiving Dinner
Adapted from an image by Satya Murthy

 

We’re thankful for our extraordinary clients year round, of course, but nonetheless this is the perfect time to deliver our gratitude for the businesses that place their products – and trust – in our hands. Capacity LLC is extremely lucky to work in an industry that allows us to become so close to, and passionate about the operations with whom we work.

As well as those we’ve known for many years, we give thanks for great new clients and urge you to check out some of those we’ve added recently:

We should also thank the sales professionals who pay close attention to our clients, forming a crucial connection between their business and the fulfillment processes that run through our operation.

If you spend time on Linkedin you’ll find them there, ready to connect and discuss how our fulfillment solutions could benefit your business:

There’s plenty of time to take in the seasonal shopping (which is set to break records this year) so enjoy the rest of the week relaxing with family and friends!

October 17, 2014

Some movie quotes come to define real life, repeated so often that they become a shorthand for things, times and people we love.

Our favorite films inform our lives, so why not our industry as well? Following some inspiration from our friends at IDS Fulfillment that’s what we thought as well, and why we set about compiling six splendid quotes to summarize key concepts of supply chain management.

Good Films movie theater display
Image Credit: Noëmie Haffner

Six Spectacular Movie Quotes (Adapted for the Supply Chain)

Cover of "The Godfather (Widescreen Editi...
Cover of The Godfather (Widescreen Edition)

“Make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

~Don Vito, “The Godfather”

One of the best movies of all time also nails a key concept when it comes to what you pay for supply chain services.

Price is always a primary factor in any operational decision, but is it so important that you’ll get involved with anyone who names the right number? Consider all the costs before you get in bed with the bad guys!

 

“It’s one louder, isn’t it? It’s not ten.”

~Nigel Tufnel, “This Is Spinal Tap”


The classic concept of “turning it up to 11” is immortalized in this cult comedy hit. Watch the clip for the full effect of level 11 deadpan.

On a serious note, it’s a reminder that what you measure in your supply chain, you can manage. Just because a number is one bigger, doesn’t always mean it’s better.

 

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”

~Various, “Cool Hand Luke”

Synonymous with taking a beating and being pushed back down by overwhelming forces in the movie, taken at face value that’s exactly what will happen when communication lacks in the daily operation.

For the supply chain to function, everyone needs to be faced in the same direction and telling the others what’s going on.

 

“Sometimes s#@t happens, someone has to deal with it, and who ya gonna call?”

~Dr. Peter Venkman, “Ghostbusters”

A line now as timeless as the Ray Parker Jr. classic theme song, we all need an organization to turn to when there’s a challenge we don’t understand… especially a slimy one.

So can Capacity bust the spooky side of your supply chain? We don’t have a screeching converted ambulance to respond in, but you’ll always be glad we answered your call!

(You really want to hear that song again, don’t you? Okay, go ahead, press play below and we’ll wait…)

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’

Well, do ya, punk?”

~’Dirty’ Harry Callahan, “Dirty Harry”

A classic summation of the chances we take in life and how far we can push things before the wheels come off. If you see problems in the supply chain but keep putting them off, Harry’s words will be ringing in your ears.

So we’re asking, “do you feel lucky?” But, well, we respect you too much to go throwing the “punk” around….

 

“You’re going to need a bigger boat.”

~Martin Brody, “Jaws”

Great White SharlThere’s something to be said for doing more with less, but the time comes when your supply chain requirements simply spiral out of control compared to the early days of your business.

When that happens, finding the right 3PL provider is what stops that giant supply chain shark becoming your business’s white whale.

 

 

Watch some fine films this weekend and come back on Monday with some spectacular movie quotes of your own for us.

We’ll be over on Facebook waiting for your inspiration!

May 2, 2014

We’ll have another deep read for you next week, but for now put your feet up and enjoy your lunch over these five supply chain funnies.

(We hear you questioning, “supply chains can be fun?” Of course they can! Haven’t you ever dropped anything off your roof?)

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