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FULFILLMENT EXPERT KELLY BENNETT NAMED TOP 50 WOMAN IN BUSINESS

Kelly Bennett, President and COO of Kelly Direct Inc., has been honored with the distinction as a “Top 50 Woman in Business” by the Pacific Coast Business Times.  The announcement, made by Henry Dubroff, Publisher and Editor of the highly regarded publication, recognizes top female executives in three Southern California markets.

“During the eight years that we have been publishing Top 50 Women in Business, we’ve seen a sea change in the way women are viewed in the executive suite, “ says Dubroff.   “A number of our [honorees] are executives who have had unique successes during the past year that make them a natural for our 2014 edition,” he continued.

The publication serves business interests in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.  The combined population of these counties is 1.5 million and is home to several Fortune 500 firms including Amgen, CKE Restaurants, Dole Food and Patagonia.

Bennett is among seven award recipients in the Consumer Services Division.  Other honorees in this division include Kathleen Cochran, General Manager, Bacara Resort & Spa and Margaret Serjak, President, Verizon California.

An awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 17 at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Tickets may be obtained at www.paccoasttimes.com.

Kelly Direct distributes millions of consumer products and promotional items to consumers and retailers worldwide.  The firm offers over 6 million square feet of warehouse space in Southern California with a focus on merchandise arriving in the Ports of Los Angeles.   Other facilities are available throughout the domestic US, Canada and 15 European countries.  Bennett has over 25 years experience in the fulfillment industry and the firm’s client base is an impressive list of America’s leading consumer products companies, advertising agencies and non-profits.   The firm is WBENC certified meeting supplier diversity requirements.

 
Southern California's #1 Fulfillment Resource

WITH 10 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WAREHOUSES

AND OVER 6,000,000 SQUARE FEET,

KELLY DIRECT MAKES “SHIPPING AND HANDLING”

MORE CONVENIENT AND COST EFFECTIVE

THAN EVER BEFORE!

Do you have merchandise arriving into the Ports of LA which needs assembly, storage or fulfillment?

Is your existing warehousing partner not sophisticated enough to provide you the reports you need to effectively manage orders and inventory?

Or perhaps you have a smaller “one-off” pack and ship project that doesn’t need to absorb the overhead costs of a more expensive fulfillment operation?

Whatever your current assembly and fulfillment need may be, please contact Kelly Direct today:

Ten (10) Southern California warehouses with over 6,000,000 square feet

Facilities in Los Angeles, Ventura and Kern Counties.

All Southern California locations within 70 miles of the Ports of Los Angeles

Additional warehousing and fulfillment in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New York

International warehouses in Canada and 14 European countries.

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Scaleable solutions tailored for start-up and rapid growth projects

Low, extremely competitive pricing

Over 25+ years experience

Contact Kelly Direct today!

 

 
Fulfillment by Drone

Amazon founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos introduced a futuristic delivery-by-drone concept during a recent segment on CBS' "60 Minutes".  Developed in Amazon’s next-generation research and development lab, Prime Air, would:

  • Utilize unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver packages
  • Accommodate packages up to 5 lbs.
  • Deliver packages within 30 minutes of the consumer’s online order
  • Be operational as early as 2015

 In an 80-second video clip (below) which demonstrates this technology, a shopper buys an item online.  The item is placed into a plastic yellow container and is picked up at the end of a conveyor belt by the drone, which takes off and soars over a grassy field before depositing the package outside the shopper's doorstep.

Click here to view:    http://www.amazon.com/b?node=8037720011

  1. The exciting Prime Air concept is being closely monitored by fulfillment and transportation professionals.  Many questions abound:  Overcoming FAA rules and regulations, the drone’s range and battery life, inclement weather considerations and others.  Nonetheless the concept is intriguing and a giant step forward in the ever-changing world of product fulfillment.

Sources:  Amazon, CNN, Los Angeles Times

 
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