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ASL Distribution Services Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Posted by Karen Hammel

 

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Key Performance Indicators Play A Key Role In Improving Service And Lowering Costs

Posted by Rudy Tahmizian


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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) commonly known as KPIs, are measurements which hone in on certain aspects of the business, by quantifying the desired goals, and measure their progress. KPIs differ across industries and organizations. KPIs should be developed and agreed on between the client and the 3PL based on the needs and wants of the customer; and should measure different scopes of work.

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7 Tips to Resolve Final Mile Home & Office Delivery Failures

Posted by Denise Smith

Denise Blog Photo.jpgThe New Year  is a great time for reflection.  One issue to reflect on? How did your current last mile provider perform during the previous year and through the lucrative holiday season?  Did they meet your basic delivery expectations?  Did they protect and enhance your brand? 

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The Challenge of Operating your Business in a Mature Market

Posted by Steve MacKenzie

Steve_Blog_Pic_2.jpgIt is everyone’s wish to be part of the newest thing out in the marketplace; to garner all the rewards and market domination in a rapidly expanding new market, and successfully retain those rewards and market dominance. There are hundreds of examples of start-up businesses that exhibited awesome potential in the beginning, but failed to reach their potential due to a number of reasons; many beyond the immediate control of the entrepreneur involved.  It can be an equal challenge to maintain your position in a mature or declining market, or even increase market share in a mature market when you envision the opportunity to provide something new and fresh, and gain market share at the expense of an incumbent product supplier (competitor).

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Information Is Key - The Changing Role of the Warehouse

Posted by Rudy Tahmizian

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Night Moves

Posted by Karen Hammel

 

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The demand for “night move” off-hour freight deliveries continues to grow.   If you are a shipper, you may be wondering “how can I cost-effectively meet the demand of after hour pick-ups and deliveries?” 

Here’s some points to consider when assessing whether you should comply with requirements of night moves for your customers and/or company:

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To Move Your Logistics Warehouse, Or Not To Move - That Is The Question

Posted by Peter Murphy

All businesses at some point or another are faced with the dilemma of whether to relocate or stay in their existing premises.

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Winnipeg, The Logistical Gateway To Western Canada & The USA – White Paper

Posted by Clem D'Alessandro

 

Logistics and freight corridors in North America are capturing increased attention of many manufacturers and distributors looking for new transportation solutions.  One of the reasons behind this trend is the continual rising importance of logistics and the supply chain. Furthermore, Canada and the United States trade $592 billion in goods and services every year, with more than 75% of the goods traded moving by truck.  Where does Winnipeg fit in this supply chain solution?

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An Often Overlooked Part of the 3PL Process

Posted by Peter Murphy

There is much written about the benefits of utilizing a 3PL provider to support your Supply Chain activities such as scalability, economics, allowing you to focus on core activities etc. This is a well-trodden path and the arguments for and against will fluctuate with economic cycles, the business environment in your area and your personal views.

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How To Choose A Third Party Logistics Provider

Posted by Delores Hamilton

Third party logistics (3PL) companies are increasingly becoming an integral part of the global supply chain and are considered as strategic vendors.

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