Volume 24, Number 5 Aug/Sept 2016


By Robert F. Staeger Zanders’ new distribution center increases efficiency by shaving seconds Here’s an outdated analogy for you: The catalog for Zanders Sporting Goods is as thick as a phone book. Considering the sheer volume of products the distributor carries—more than 30,000 SKUs, shipping out more than 1,500 packages and several light truckloads a day—the biggest surprise is that it’s not somehow larger. The company officially started in Baldwin, Illinois. Glenn Zanders began his career peddling furs, but in 1962 he added guns to the mix. It helped build Zanders Sporting Goods first into a regional wholesale distributor, and… [Read More]