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10X10 SIGNATURE STRATEGY

We are pleased to announce our new signature initiative 10x10:  10 Supply Chain Services in the Top 10 Markets.”

Levering 30 years of experience in fulfillment and logistics, we have packaged a network of supply chain resources in the leading consumer markets in the US.  This menu-based program allows you to keep your favorite vendors in place and supplement with Kelly Direct fulfillment services as needed for the program.  We are extremely effective at working with (and evaluating) existing supplies and bringing in the other services required to execute on time, on spec and on budget.

Perhaps the biggest advantage to 10x10 is that we are “the glue” for the entire project, allowing you to focus on your client rather than spending hours managing a fairly complicated process with up to 10 moving parts.

 
BENNETT AWARDED TOP 50 WOMEN IN BUSINESS

We are pleased to announce that 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, Chairman and Editor of the highly regarded publication, recognizes top female executives in a tri-county area in Southern California.   This is the second consecutive year Bennett has earned this award.

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.

“The elevated role for women in the C-suite really vindicates our decision to spotlight the top female executives in the Tri-counties.  It also makes the job of picking our Top 50 Women in Business that much harder,” says Dubroff.

Bennett is among three award recipients in the Consumer Services Division.  Other honorees include Kathleen Cochran, GM of Bacara Resort and Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia.  The keynote speaker is Pam Lopker, Founder and President of QAD, once named the richest self-made women in America by Forbes.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 at the Outdoor Rotunda at Decker’s corporate headquarters in Goleta.  The event will be held between 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Kelly Direct has a limited number of reserve seats available for interested clients and partners.  Tickets may also be obtained at www.paccoasttimes.com.

Kelly Direct provides 10 supply chain services in top 10 US ports.  The firm distributes millions of products and branded promotional items to consumers and retailers worldwide.  The firm offers over 13.5 million square feet of warehouse space in the domestic US, Canada and Europe, focusing on product inbound to the Ports of LA.    Bennett has 30 years experience in supply chain and fulfillment 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.  For more information go to www.kellybdirect.com or call 818.262.0613.

 
AMAZON.COM DRONE APPROVED BY FAA

Amazon.com won approval from the FAA to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages to customers by small, self-piloted aircraft.

Fulfillment via drone is a realistic – and exciting-- scenario for some package deliveries in the future -- though the use of drones is fraught with issues involving safety and privacy.

Key components and restrictions of the program are below:

  • Amazon prototype drone will be allowed to perform test flights over private, rural land in Washington state.
  • The experimental certificate applies to a particular drone and Amazon must obtain a new certification if it modifies the aircraft in any way.   This makes is it difficult to adapt the model quickly in the field.
  • Amazon must keep flights below 400 feet and keep the drone in sight.  (Amazon asked to fly up to altitudes of 500 feet).
  • Drone operators must have a private pilot licenses and current medical certification.

Industry updates, like these, are part of the Kelly Direct experience.   Our goal is to make you look good.  Keeping you up on top of developments in the fulfillment industry -- and mostly recently LA port operations -- is just part of the value we bring to the table.

To better manage your merchandise supply chain, please go to the “Contact Us” page.
 
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