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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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Tags: 3pl

Reducing Your Logistics Expenditures for Satellite Operations in Canada

Posted by Cole Dolny

How Specialized or Extended Cross-dock can Help Reduce Your Logistics Expenditures for Satellite Operations in Canada
 Cross-dock has been around for decades and it is a great way to reduce costs under certain circumstances. One area where it works well is when suppliers want to reduce the need of duplicating inventory by closing down satellite warehouses or avoiding their need altogether in the first place.  In this scenario there is the opportunity for major savings in facilities/space, staff and their respective impact on profitability and working capital.  Large scale transportation savings are also a potential opportunity depending of the distribution characteristics.

 Improvement in operational metrics such as distribution fill rates are also a potential outcome associated with the reduction in duplicate inventories.  One case study saw the elimination of a 50k square foot facility and its full operational staff being replaced with a 3PL at a fraction of the original space and staff to handle compounding growth in volume.

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Countback for Increased Inventory Accuracy in the Warehouse and Logistics Function

Posted by Cole Dolny

Countback is a great tool and process to increase inventory accuracy in a proactive and cost effective manner. Countback is most effective when it is integrated with RF guns/scanners and where countback is directly linked to the WMS (warehouse management system).

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Tags: logistics, picking accuracy, WMS, warehouse management, countback, inventory accuracy, RF scanners

Precision Home & Office Makes Walmart.ca Same Day Deliveries On Black Friday.

Posted by Karen Hammel

  

Oakville, Ontario, November 28, 2014   

Across Canada today, shoppers lined up outside stores looking for Black Friday deals. 

Precision Home and Office Deliveries, in partnership with Walmart Canada had their fleet out in full force today in Mississauga with same day deliveries for Black Friday online orders.

Precision Home & Office Deliveries (Precision), is a division of ASL Distribution Services, a leader in delivering customized e-commerce logistics solutions across Canada,

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Tags: Black Friday, same day deliveries, on-line shopping, 3pl, 3rd party logistics provider, e-commerce

TOP REASONS FOR COMPANIES TO CHOOSE A THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS / TRANSPORTATION BROKER

Posted by Ian Price

Facilitating shippers needs with competitive, efficient solutions

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Tags: Transportation, freight broker, freight, freight intermediary, bundled freight services, transportation solutions, supply chain solutions

REDUCING RISKS OF AN ACCELERATED WAREHOUSE LAUNCH OR TRANSFER

Posted by Peter Schmitz

By Peter Schmitz, Director of Operations, ASL Distribution Services

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Tags: fast moving consumer goods, risk, warehouse, transfer, mitigate, launch, accelerated