Reverse Logistics and Navigating the Online Marketplace

by Michael Kotendzhi | Trucking
Reverse Logistics and Navigating the Online Marketplace

Most entities in the commercial sales industry have leaped readily into the world of buying and selling goods and resource materials via the online marketplace. It has its monetary advantages for business owners and satisfies the desire for an easy and convenient means of shopping.

It might seem like a win-win, but some Canadian trucking companies and industry affiliates are feeling the effects of the increased pressure from product demands. Commercial Canadian trucking companies are responsible for shipping over 80 percent of goods within Canada. E-commerce has introduced a new and urgent need for faster deliveries and quickly replenished freight.

With the recent boom of last year’s online market place, transportation companies are finding themselves over budget. Distribution needs to be efficient, avoid product loss, and goods need to be shipped quickly. The need for warehouse space has decreased as consumer desires are more specific and frequent. The goal for logisticians is to improve the efficiency of warehousing and distribution by satisfying both industry needs of speed and storage.

18 Wheels is a logistics company servicing Vancouver and Western Canada. They provide warehousing and distribution services and may offer some advantages to owners and distributors in the marketplace. 18 Wheels is a bonded and sufferance warehouse, which can provide both reserve logistics support and a place of safekeeping for goods that are to be stored or exported. The goal of 18 Wheels is to maximize investment returns on shipped goods that enter the Canadian economy and increase the efficiency of fleets and resources.

One major advantage of obtaining reverse logistics through 18 Wheels is that they seem to cover all bases and provide warehousing and distribution services holistically. This includes packing, damage prevention and reduction, daily inventory, and redistribution. Electronic Data Interchange EDI allows 18 Wheels’ clients to communicate with 18 Wheels distributors and receive updates on the inventory of stored goods, shipment schedules, and tracking information on exports. EDI may be a good resource for sellers whose main selling platform is online, but it’s also a great advantage to owners and managers of large retailers and storefronts in Vancouver.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.