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08
Jun
2021
Modern Warehouse Trends in 2021
June 8th, 2021 in Warehousing
The pandemic created e-commerce development dramatically and also promoted the demand for warehouses with new technologies and practices to meet the demand.
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E-commerce has had an obvious impact on the shopping habits of consumers in today’s economy. People who never shopped online before have discovered its unimaginable ease and how it can benefit them in their daily life. People who used to buy one or two things online have now converted nearly all of their former shopping trips to convenient, home-based laptop sessions growing online purchases. Adapting to these new trends, the distribution companies are finding that change is necessary.
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Once you decide to look for a warehouse, you need to know how to pick one suitable for your needs and your budget. So, with that in mind, let's take a closer look at choosing a Vancouver warehouse.
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A new year has arrived, and many people wish that the new year would bring new energy, however, the sign of coronavirus spreading does not seem to slow down. However, after more than 12 months of facing an unprecedented challenge, every industry seems to be recovered in some ways to survive in the current state.
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28
Jan
2021
Cold Supply Chain: Types of Cold Storage
January 28th, 2021 in Warehousing
In Vancouver, British Columbia, there are not many third-party logistics suppliers that carry cold storage as one of the services. Mostly, the business set up the cold applications within the establishment for smoother operation. However, there are exceptions and advantages when a business outsourcing its cold storage demand.
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In Vancouver, British Columbia, the food sector is the delicate portion of consumer products carrier are specifically careful with. The standards in choosing a 3PL supplier are strict and intricate. Whilst the standards for food-graded logistics and transportation are strict, the 3PL warehousing provider needs to have a scale-up management system.
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26
Jan
2021
Automated And Semi-Automated Warehouses
January 26th, 2021 in Warehousing
Paradigms shift in the logistics industry majorly in the past decade. Many retail giants and manufacturers are pivoting the line of products to the future trend of robotic and automatic systems. It has been a controversial topic from the beginning if such integration will take away what humans do in a job.
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26
Jan
2021
Cold Storage Solution
January 26th, 2021 in Warehousing, Food & Drink
Withholding the strict health protocol from the Government of Canada, Vancouver cold storage providers have provided more services to the crossdocking customers while their perishable goods are in the adequate temperature range to prevent spoilage.
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When owning a business, you want it to be successful and profitable. To achieve that success, there are different processes that you must perfect. For example, the packaging process can hold a lot of influence over the success of a product. To see just what kind of effect it can have, we explain how efficient packaging processes improve your bottom line.
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When a 3PL Logistics provider offers the service of packaging, the material of the packaging material is vital in choices. The proper packaging renders the security and the durability to the products until it arrives at the end-users safely without any deficiency.
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Millennials, as known as Generation Y, are everyone who is between the age of 24 and 39 as of now. The relevance in this age gap is they are becoming the mainstream in the workforce, which may build and lead the foreseeable future of industry presently. In 2020, this age group including all genders is entering and taking 20% portion of the whole labour force participation.
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A spike in population in Greater Vancouver Region is a sign for a company to consider a distribution location for its local operations. After two decades long of immigration incentive program implementing by the Canadian Government, the core city is undoubtedly a territory where all businesses want to take a part in the consumer market.
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What is HACCP certification? It stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point which complies with the warehousing storage of food products and its risk management. Many warehousing providers have pursued the diversity in customers that are wishful to make available for specifications in storage.
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18 Wheels Logistics specializes in a single-source solution for warehousing, trucking, and co-packing. Moreover, we also provide the yard storage available for special storage that is not inquiring indoor space.
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18 Wheels Logistics offers more than 800,000 square feet of temperature-controlled warehouse space to meet all your demands. All our warehouses offer ambient environment that equip with upright racking suited for all sizing, including oversized and bulk. Every one of our comprehensive-designed warehouses is conveniently located in the ample areas in Greater Vancouver Region.
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Temporary Storage Solution for Your Needs: Storage Trailers
Seasonal sale volume throws you off-guard with juggling between running out of spaces or running out of stocks? 18 Wheels Logistics can help saving your energy and cost by providing the temporary commercial storage solution: storage trailer.
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14
Jan
2021
USA Retailers Entering Canada
January 14th, 2021 in Warehousing, Logistics
​Target USA, back in 2013, entered Canada with a massive 133 stores across the country. It is unparalleled the boldest move a retailer giant can pull in the marketplace history of Canada. Target spent over four billion dollars in launching and until ceasing operation.
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14
Jan
2021
Warehousing and Fulfillment Integration
January 14th, 2021 in Warehousing
At the onset of the pandemic, businesses in all industries are facing unprecedented challenges from 2020 through 2021. However, after the first wave spreading global-wide, the sectors being rebound back for different operations have been quite unbalanced. In Vancouver, British Columbia, it is safe to say the most of the resurfacing industry is the supply chain.
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13
Jan
2021
Warehousing and Logistics
January 13th, 2021 in Warehousing, Logistics
Logistics is the intricacy of the supply chain industry. It includes the entire process in the flow of transporting goods such as production, packaging, handling, transporting, and warehousing. The logistics part is often being overlooked the complexity, especially in a disruptive environment. In Vancouver, British Columbia, logistics make up the largest proportion of a sector in the supply chain.
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12
Jan
2021
Measurement Means Control
January 12th, 2021 in Logistics, Warehousing, Trucking
In the consumer market, most businesses carry inventory that is consisted of goods or products. The inventory is kept in storage until it is processed for a transaction to make the income for businesses. Profit is the main goal in businesses, but it is hard to ensure profit is a certainty unless all measurement is properly controlled.
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It could not be emphasized enough that all businesses in modern society involve some logistics aspect in daily operation, especially amid the pandemic. In Vancouver, British Columbia, businesses are trained to envision proactively with all the operating aspects, but who would predict an unprecedented emergence? An effective supply chain can not predict a pandemic, but it surely can help to lower the risk.
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A 3PL provider can offer customized options for the businesses depending on the type of operation and the marketing strategy. The two most common kinds of packaging in the logistics market are factory packing and customer packing. What are the differences and why they are important?
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When the idea of being green is integrated into the supply chain operation, there are a lot of advantages rather than disadvantages. Because when the topic arises of being green, the first idea that pops up is unaffordability.
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Within the intensive time of facing the pandemic, small businesses often encounter critical decisions that may potentially lead to demise. Every step of operation may be influential to the consequence. How does an executive manage to smooth creating a plan amidst a crisis?
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What influences the way consumers shop in this decade? In Vancouver, British Columbia, the marketplace is increasingly competitive and promotes loyalty through various channels. But do you truly know what attracts and encourages people to buy?
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08
Jan
2021
Is It Time To Seek Warehousing?
January 8th, 2021 in Warehousing
Congratulations! When space is running out for inventory storage, that means your business is going well. On the other hand, what can be done to scale up the size of your business and meet up the customer demand? In Vancouver, British Columbia, it is a space-starved market with rising rent. That is when you look up a warehouse partner.
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After a giant leap in 2020, all the e-commerce businesses to show and prove they are holding up the supply chain on the West Coast of Canada, the operation appears to be matured enough to adjust. What improvements can be foreseeable to anticipate trajectory?
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The pandemic has driven movement to happen. One of them is online retailing. In Vancouver, British Columbia, the store retails are failing to survive through the pandemic and the reasons are simple. Constant revolving of government restrictions, safety protocol, and factory shortages are all accountable for being the biggest factors in the past 14 months.
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With the inauguration of COVID-19, the supply chain in Vancouver, British Columbia has been stricken with limited logistics sources. The scarcity and the unavailability have caused the businesses unable to keep up with the demand. The pinch in the supply chain has caused the public to panic even more.
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2020 is undoubtedly crowned “The Year of the Century” when all businesses feel the most struggling. Words like unprecedented, survival, challenges, and impacts are frequently appearing in daily life for the whole globe. Needless to say, the lives involving personal and work have completely shifted to another stage where people never acquaint before.
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21st Century is the century people focus on innovating the options of maneuver through daily life with a better energy assumption. Entering the new era of sufficiency, businesses in transportation and logistics act predominantly toward environmentally friendly because it lays heavily on energy. Here in Vancouver, British Columbia, there is no exception.
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If the businesses are seeking warehouse logistics, that is a sign indicating the businesses are booming and the inventory logistics are beyond what you can handle. That is great news that the products are moving, meaning more volumes. Logistics happens in many forms that can be outsourcing to a 3PL provider. In Vancouver, British Columbia, warehouse logistics is quite common now as the focus should remain on the nature of business.
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15
Dec
2020
Time Is Money
December 15th, 2020 in Logistics, Warehousing, Trucking
“Remember that time is money.” Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, wrote in a book in 1748. Surprisingly, the phrase still applies nowadays. This also perfectly described the situation facing when it comes to container drayage.
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The term for moving shipments short distances is referred to as drayage. Drayage can be extremely beneficial in the transportation or delivery of goods if the right company is doing it. Here we present you tips for choosing a container drayage partner that you might just find extremely beneficial. Start reading and before you know it you might just have happened upon the perfect container drayage partner for you!
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11
Dec
2020
Inventory Tracking and Warehouse Solutions
December 11th, 2020 in Warehousing
The statistic shows that over one-third of businesses in North America have shipped an order late because the information in the system is not adequate to the actual stocks in the warehouse. More notably, almost half of small businesses do not even track their inventory at all. The numbers are quite surprising because the inventory process is often one of the crucial points in logistics and warehousing.
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Importing to British Columbia has claimed a large proportion in West Coast warehousing. As the communities grow diversity and prosperous, Vancouver has grown into a space-starved city that the warehousing industries are invigorated to operate within the short range from the e-commerce driven market.
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Shipping and logistics involve many different factors and moving parts. Many people are not familiar with some of the most crucial parts of the process. An example of a potentially unfamiliar term is container drayage. For more on what container drayage is, continue reading “Container Drayage: What Is It and How It Works” below.
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Successful inventory management means that you’re effectively controlling, storing, distributing, and managing your products in quantities that meet market demands. It’s imperative to have the right balance of goods, not too much that it cuts into profits, and not too little where sales can be lost. Below we’ll go over common misconceptions about inventory management:
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Finding the right co-packer is not an easy decision. Comparing your options, looking at specific details, and understanding your needs will help you find the perfect co-packer for you. In order to find the perfect one to fit your needs, and ensure growth and development for your business, continue reading the below for several tips for finding the right co-packer.
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In order to save on transportation and shipping cost, it’s critical to choose your shipping container wisely. This additionally insures that products will get to its end destination in safe condition. Below we’ll take a look into some factors to consider when choosing containers for distribution.
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Storing excess inventory can have a negative effect on your business or company. To get a better understanding of why that is, continue reading this guide for how excessive inventory affects distribution.
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04
Aug
2020
Reasons to Use a Contract Packager
August 4th, 2020 in Warehousing, Logistics
Delivery and warehousing are just some of the essential steps in the supply chain. While manufacturers deliver products to their intended suppliers or clients, certain products require specialty packaging to get to their destination. This service is called contract packaging. Here are some of the main reasons to use a contract packager to meet your business’s supply chain requirements.
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26
Jul
2020
Corrosive Chemical Storage
July 26th, 2020 in Warehousing
Storage of any type of chemical is a strongly controlled process. There are various possibilities of danger if proper protocols and handling methods are not present. We’ll take a look into a few prerequisites when choosing a chemical warehouse provider:
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Once your company is ready to outsource warehousing operations to a 3PL it’s important to determine what type of warehousing needs you require. This will dictate whether you would move forward with a dedicated or shared warehouse service.
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Warehouse management systems, or WMS, are software specifically designed to optimize warehouse functionality. They can direct, control, plan, organize, and utilize staff and resources in any warehouse location. Whether you want to refine your current warehouse practices or improve upon them, here are some of the advantages of using a warehouse management system you should know.
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Millennials are an ever-growing force in the workplace, taking on crucial roles in virtually every industry. However, many have a differing perspective from preceding generations on the way they regard the workplace and their roles within it.
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14
Jun
2020
Food Grade Standards
June 14th, 2020 in Warehousing, Food & Drink
Storage is a crucial pillar of the food supply chain that can ultimately impact both product quality and customer satisfaction. Warehouses must make extensive efforts to ensure they are up to code for operations. If proper health and sanitation procedures aren’t put in place, it can result in bacterial, fungi, rodent, or pest problems. The following are four principles for proper food grade storage:
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31
May
2020
The Benefits of Warehouse Automation
May 31st, 2020 in Warehousing
For many years now, there have been a multitude of changes that warehouse automation have contributed to the 3PL, co-packing, and trucking industry. This advancement has led to the decrease of some occupations but has also simultaneously led to increased capacity and accuracy.
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Co-packing, also known as contract packaging, is an arrangement where a business allows another firm to handle the packaging of its products. This agreement allows the main company to focus on production and allows the co-packing business to focus on packaging, branding, and logistics.
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Cultivating High Performance and Successful Teams
Generational changes bring about shifts in traditional management practices, especially in the 3PL and distribution industry. Over the course of a few decades we can see a slow but prominent move towards a more inclusive and open leadership style. The following are a few practices to help drive team performance and cultivate success in the workplace.
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Qualities to Look for in a Food Warehousing Provider
A food warehousing provider is much more than a company who provides space for products. The goal and purpose is to be a company that will help protect the integrity and quality of goods in every step of the supply chain. A few core characteristics for optimal food warehousing partners.
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Surprisingly, many small industries can’t handle the specific or large-scale requirements of industrial packaging. Fortunately, that’s where contract packaging comes in handy. Any small industry or business must understand how contract packaging works to ensure a smooth supply chain for its clients.
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Vancouver Industrial Real Estate Market Update in one word “Balance”. ​ The GVRD industrial warehouse market for the next quarter looks to be balanced by both short term and long-term demand and supply constraints.
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A recent study from SupplyChainNetworks SCN on the key geographic areas targeted for massive growth for 3PL distribution for 2020 include the areas of: New York, New Jersey, Vancouver British Columbia, Ohio, California, Washington, Montreal Quebec, Toronto Ontario, Florida, and Illinois. SCN has identified these geographical cities, states, and provinces to be markets that continue to emerge faster than others.
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Busy season is upon us. We are now running double shift 7 days a week for our co-packing/re-packing customers. Come and visit us for a tour of our Burnaby facility to see our operation.
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5 Reasons Why It’s Helpful to Use 3PL Warehousing and Trucking Providers
Are the demands of your supply chain overbearing after a recent expansion? Are you unable to concentrate on your core functions because of miscellaneous business engagements? If your answer to any of these questions is a yes, then commercial logistics service providers (3PLs) are your ideal solution providers to these challenges. Whether it’s warehousing, container delivery, packaging, heavy haul shipping, or inventory management, your company can get some extra help and benefits. This article
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Best Practices to Keep Your Warehouse Running Efficiently
These are only a few of the best practices that can help ensure success in commercial logistics, warehousing, and transportation services. Across the field, people are working to ensure an efficient relationship along every step of the supply chain, which results in greater efficiency for the warehouse and consumer alike.
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4 Things To Look For In A Warehousing And Distribution Service
Warehousing and distribution are a vital part of your business. But we know how difficult it can be to choose the right warehousing and distribution service when so much is riding on the experience and professionalism of the provider you choose. To help you make the right decision, consider these four factors when you’re on the hunt for a new warehousing and distribution service for your company.
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Warehousing for Truckers and the Benefits
​In Canada, the processed food and beverage industry is the second largest industry. The value of manufactured goods production topped $105 billion in 2014. Trucking keeps the economy moving and as Vancouver island trucking companies are aware: good warehousing makes possible brisk business. The following four tips to consider when choosing the right warehousing facility.
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Canada’s Warehouse Demand Continues To Rise
The transportation industry in Canada is massive. Approximately 90% of consumer products and foodstuffs are shipping by carrier throughout the nation, as well as two-thirds of all trade with the United States. While this demand has a notable impact on heavy haul container trucking companies and the country’s commercial logistics, it has also had a powerful secondary effect: a sky-high demand for warehouses.
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Why Does Your Business Need A Warehouse Management System?
if your warehousing and distribution services (including your heavy haul carriers) are not properly equipped with climate-controlled appliances, you will lose consumer loyalty and product in one blow. Let’s take a look at how warehouse management systems can smooth out the wrinkles from one of the most important aspects of business ownership.
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Bonded Warehouse Storage
As reported by the Canadian Trucking Alliance, the trucking industry in Canada employs more than 260,000 drivers and 400,000 employees. This is good news for businesses that need to ship goods, as nearly two-thirds of the trade from Canada to the United States is carried by trucking companies. However, there is one key part of this process that is often overlooked: warehouse storage. While there are different types of storage for warehouses, let’s take a closer look at bonded storage in today’s
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09
Dec
2019
5 Advantages of Warehousing
December 9th, 2019 in Warehousing
Most warehouses work in conjunction with trucking companies to ensure that the entire transportation and storage process is seamless and secure. Here are some of the ways in which warehousing for food storing benefits business proprietors and consumers.
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Jun
2009
Warehouse Management Solutions
June 10th, 2009 in Warehousing
Many people feel headaches when they come to tracking and organizing inventory. Many often feel they need more space. According to a recent survey, 46% of the small businesses never track their inventory at all which leads to the business owner losing information, time, and money.
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Nowadays, cybersecurity is a concern for every business — especially those involved in supply chains and logistics. In 2017, the industry saw its first major threat with a cyberattack on the Maersk's computers. The consequences of this incident rippled throughout the world, causing chaos and massive delays for ports everywhere. Since then, hackers have been actively targeting the sector.
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What are the top three KPIs to maintain supply chain success? Leaders need to be innovative, attentive and satisfactory to ensure warehouse operation resume and success.
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