Ultra MobileUltra Mobile brings the supply chain function in-house after experiencing record growth with its low-cost international and domestic cell phone plans.  

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Ultra Mobile quickly made a name for itself as the nationwide mobile carrier that developed first-of-its-kind mobile phone services and unlimited international communications. In just seven years since its inception, the company has become a progressive solution to international dialing and was named Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Company in America for 2015.

ThriftBooksThriftBooks maintains impressive growth while delivering a strong value proposition to customers with the help of employees and automation in its supply chain.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Adults who read for 30 minutes a week reported feeling 20 percent more satisfied with their lives according to a recent study from UK-based The Reading Agency, and another study showed reading reduces stress by 68 percent, more than listening to music, having a cup of tea or taking a walk. Additionally, physical books continue to rule the day, with the International Publishers Association reporting that ebooks make up only 18 percent of the U.S. book market. These numbers should be of no surprise to ThriftBooks, which is the largest online used bookstore in the world and continues to grow as the result of consumers’ love of reading. 

SkechersA global footwear leader, Skechers continues to expand its presence worldwide and invests in the infrastructure needed to support its international growth. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Skechers has become a global sensation. Its lifestyle footwear is not only stylish and comfortable, but also affordable, which has resonated with billions of consumers worldwide. Last year, the company shipped 170 million pairs of shoes, achieving $4.64 billion in revenue and has seen record-breaking quarterly sales in 2019. 

Costa FarmsFast-growing Costa Farms is enhancing its supply chain to accommodate further growth and improve services.  

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Although it’s already one of the largest horticultural growers in the world, producing more than 150 million potted plants on an annual basis, Costa Farms is preparing for more growth. 

HaynesHaynes and The Dump Furniture have their sights set on expanding their reach with more stores.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

For Haynes Furniture, success has not only been based on its ability to provide high-quality products, but also its strong management. Vice President of Logistics and Quality Control Ron Roistacher credits this to the strong leadership of the Strelitz family. “When you have a family business, you’re closer to it,” he explains. “You pay attention to the details.”

CaliCali Bamboo negotiates and forecasts to perfect its supply chain operation.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

In 2003, Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood of Maryland decided they wanted to open a business but didn’t know what type. So, they did what any prospective entrepreneurs would do – they went surfing. 

Orangetheory FitnessOrangetheory Fitness focuses on further developing its global fulfillment network as it plans to open 250 new studios worldwide this year.  

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Publishing

Orangetheory Fitness is more than a gym. It’s a science-backed, technology-tracked, coach-inspired group workout designed to give people longer, more vibrant lives. “The company just turned nine years old and is one of if not the fastest-growing fitness brands in the world,” Vice President, Global Products and Supply Chain Dave Urban says. “Our founders are passionate about the science behind the workout and we are a member experience company. It really is about the members and transforming people’s lives.”

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