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Nathan Schlaffer

Nathan Schlaffer

Nathan is an experienced SaaS product marketing manager who is passionate about creating compelling product messaging. Working closely with product, marketing, and sales teams, he is responsible for crafting effective product strategies and content to share the benefits and features of 3PL Central's solutions for third-party logistics warehouses. Previously, he has shared technology solutions with state DOTs such as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and wireless solutions for warehouse AGV manufacturers.

Recent Posts

Posted October 8, 2020 | 3PL Improvement, Peak Season, Efficient Operations, Serve Your Customers

Managing High Order Volumes for Peak Season

Peak Season is here. What are you doing to prepare for it?  It’s almost that time of year again. Families get together to celebrate the holidays, cherish each other’s company, and exchange gifts with ...

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Posted September 22, 2020 | WMS Features, IT, Efficient Operations, Best Practice Workflow

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Scanning

It’s clear that most warehouses claim to process orders accurately, but how exactly can warehouses define an acceptable order accuracy level? More importantly, what is your warehouse actively doing ...

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Posted August 14, 2020 | 3PL Improvement, Data Integration, Efficient Operations, Paperless Warehouse

Switching from Legacy Systems or Excel to a New WMS

Many warehouses rely on legacy systems based on outdated warehouse management tools – Excel, paper, and home-grown systems – to manage warehouse operations. It’s understandable why. As the old saying ...

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Posted August 4, 2020 | 3PL Improvement, Big Data, Ecommerce, Fulfillment

Top Ecommerce KPIs Every Warehouse Should Track

Ecommerce 3PL Metrics To Track Have you noticed your ecommerce fulfillment business ramping up this year? You might be wondering, how long will this ecommerce wave last as certain parts of the ...

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Posted July 24, 2020 | Logistics, Paperless Warehouse, Ecommerce, Inventory Management, Automation

Warehouse Automation for Wine & Spirits

Have you attended a virtual happy hour yet? Or have you tried a "quarantini" at the end of the day? Maybe you're just ready to grab a cold one. Whatever the case, the adage "it’s five o'clock ...

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Posted June 29, 2020 | 3PL Improvement, Efficient Operations, Paperless Warehouse, Ecommerce

3 Automated Workflows to Expedite Ecommerce Fulfillment

Looking to expand your 3PL operations to handle higher online order volumes? A majority of ecommerce warehouses we’ve surveyed are looking to do the same thing. In fact, order volumes through our ...

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Posted June 19, 2020 | Inventory Management, Nutraceuticals

Nutraceutical Fulfillment and 3PLs

How to Stay Ahead of the Demand Curve From dietary supplements, medical or designer foods, nutritionally functional foods known as “nutraceuticals” have spiked in consumer markets. This rapidly ...

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Posted May 29, 2020 | Logistics, Cold Storage

How to Overcome 3PL Cold Storage Challenges

What 3PLs Operating Cold Storage Warehouses Need to Know About 95% of the food produced within the US goes through third party logistics (3PL) warehouses called “cold storage warehouses”. A cold ...

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Posted April 30, 2020

5 Reasons Why Every 3PL Needs an Ecommerce-enabled WMS

With recent global events, many 3PLs are exploring ways to operate their business leaner and diversify their sources of revenue to minimize risk. To keep their business growing and reduce supply ...

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Posted April 14, 2020 | 3PL Improvement, Serve Your Customers, Ecommerce

Why Improving Customer Experience Matters More than Ever to Ecommerce-Focused 3PLs

Many 3PLs are all asking the same question. How can warehouses weather this economic storm and keep their existing customers happy? More important than ever before, and especially true for warehouses ...

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