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Meet Woodard Brothers Team Member: Michael Barber

January 6, 2021

We are excited to introduce you to Michael Barber! He joined Woodard Brothers as a Sales Manager in November 2020, and he is responsible for building and managing the company’s sales department. Woodard Brothers is unlike any other warehouse and logistics company, and Michael is excited to use his skills and passion to help grow the business.

“As the sales manager, I’m tasked with increasing sales, recruiting new sales reps, and maximizing efficiencies which adds up to more business for the company and more opportunities for adults with disabilities to have a place to work and learn,” he said. “When we help others in our community and provide a needed service in the process, we all succeed.”

In a typical day (if there is such a thing), Michael responds to inquiries via email and phone calls, prepares quotes for new business, leads production meetings, and helps ensure that all client needs are being met. Michael says that it’s been a lot to learn, but that the Woodard Brothers team is welcoming and available to answer questions along the way!

One thing Michael doesn’t need to worry about learning is how to operate machinery while in the warehouse. Despite loving to watch car restoration shows, he admits he “is terrible with tools.” Don’t worry, Michael; we won’t make you responsible for any heavy machinery – we’ll leave that to the in-house pros!

To learn more about Woodard Brothers and how we can help your team, visit: https://woodardbros.com

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Three Reasons to Outsource Kitting Services

August 31, 2020

Owners of successful businesses often come to a point when a decision must be made: Should they outsource part of their business? If so, what part?

Outsourcing warehouse services, like assembly and kitting, to a third-party logistics (3PL) company is the right choice for many growing businesses.

Here are three reasons to outsource your kitting and assembly services.

Outsourcing Saves Money
Let’s start with the money. Outsourcing kitting saves you money! When a trusted 3PL company, like Woodard Brothers Distributing, takes care of your assembly and kitting services, you don’t need to invest in the warehouse space, equipment, technology, or training of staff to assemble and fulfill your orders. Plus our buying power enables us to source cartons, packing materials, and other supplies at competitive prices. Simply put, outsourcing assembly and kitting to Woodard Brothers Distributing lets you run a lean business, freeing up your funds for other investments.

Outsourcing Saves Time
You’ve heard the phrase, “Time is money,” and when you outsource kitting to Woodard Brothers Distributing, you’ll understand why it’s true. A specialized 3PL partner like Woodard Brothers Distributing has the expertise to help you respond quickly, correctly, and economically to changing demands from your customers and retailers. Plus outsourcing kitting services means you can respond easily to the ebb and flow of customer orders. You no longer have to worry about scheduling overtime for workers or potentially reducing hours or laying off employees as your kitting business changes. When you partner with Woodard Brothers Distributing, our staff becomes part of your team. We can scale our services based on the changing needs of your business. Need to switch up the product mix in a kit to respond to an emerging trend? We can do that! Need the kitting done right the first time? You can count on us!

Outsourcing Saves Mental Energy
You’re the expert in your business, but most likely, you’re not an expert in warehouse services and fulfillment activities. But lucky for you, we are! Outsourcing your kitting and assembly services to Woodard Brothers Distributing means you don’t have to divide your mental energy between managing your business and the logistics of order fulfillment. Furthermore, Woodard Brothers Distributing brings the human touch to your kitting services. Our goal is to save you time and money while helping to make a difference in our world.

We are an established, experienced warehousing company, and we can’t wait to become your trusted partner for warehouse operations and fulfillment services. Contact us today to see how we can serve you!

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Are we a good fit for you? Let’s Look!

July 17, 2020

Woodard Bros specializes in kitting, warehousing and fulfillment. So what does that mean? Well, we can help with business to business fulfillment, product samples, retail packaging, label printing as well as custom package design and much much more. All of our services are shared on our Services page on our site.

In everything we do we handle it with a human touch because we want our story to become your story. Our goal is to save you time and money while helping to make a difference in our world. In doing so, are an agile and flexible shipping company; if you don’t see a service you’re looking for contact us. We will work it out with you.

Our work also consists of serving as a third-party Corporate Social Responsibility partner and trusted resource for companies and organizations like HealthTrust, The Salvation Army, BallFrog, SmileDirectClub, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, Results Drug Testing, Tennessee Soccer Club, and Goldner Associates. Within this workplace we have an incredibly blended workforce. At Woodard Bros we are breaking barriers by providing rewarding employment and career development opportunities for adults with special needs.

A social entrepreneur at heart with a head for marketing, Tom Woodard, managing partner of Woodard Brothers Distributing quickly realized that their small kitting and fulfillment business could become much, much more.

“The need for gainful employment within the special needs community is huge. Adults with disabilities deserve the same meaningful, rewarding, real, and educational opportunities in the workforce that so many of us are privileged to enjoy,” said Tom. “Not only that, but their families need it too. They need someone in their corner because people over the age of 18 with special needs are being left to fend for themselves. One of my greatest joys is when we get new work and I can hire more people. We are a people company.”

In all, we want to leave things better  than they were found and give adults the opportunity to work hard to employ the finest and friendliest service in the distribution warehousing industry. If you would like more info, please contact us here!

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