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31
Dec
2020
What Can A Drop Trailer Help Your Business?
December 31st, 2020 in Trucking
In the modern days of the logistics in Vancouver, time and capacity are symmetrical to each other which the supply chain industry always focuses to improve. One of the methods is the drop trailer program. In the past years, a logistics company develops an approach to exchange trailers where the tractors drop off and pick up at the same site.
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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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Vancouver, British Columbia holds the top strongest consumer markets in Canada. It is safe to say that whichever category the business falls in, there is always a logistics aspect to the daily operation if manufactured goods are supplied to customers. Although transportation is a part of every business, it does not necessarily become inconsequential, unless the company is in the supply chain industry.
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30
Dec
2020
More about Third Party-Logistics Provider
December 30th, 2020 in Logistics
In an e-commerce driven market like Vancouver, British Columbia, choosing a good 3PL partner is extremely important for your business development. There are hundreds of companies in the industry, but which one is potentially the right one?
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28
Dec
2020
The Assets In Newly Established 3PL Industry
December 28th, 2020 in Logistics
Many have wondered if a healthy 3PL should remain sustainable if it rules out the asset-owning perspective. Because in most aspects of life, people like to own assets and that is the most common knowledge on how to sustain the businesses. However, in the new age, 3PL is desired to be non-asset acquired. Why? Because it is easy to establish and low maintenances, of course. Especially when all costs are staggering high in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Predict the unpredictable is what I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Let’s go wild here for one second. Can you find a logistics provider to suit what you need, your budget, and your timeframe by just downloading an Apps? Nothing is impossible nowadays if you ask me.
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The transportation industry has always focused on the development of transportation regulations as the bylaws are constantly changing. Every change affects every aspect of logistics and transportation operations, especially the traffic is getting busier here in Vancouver, British Columbia, with expanding consumer markets and industries.
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18
Dec
2020
British Columbia Ports and The Advantages
December 18th, 2020 in Logistics
In the previous post, we have talked about the import and export in Vancouver, British Columbia. For the apparent reasons, Vancouver ports are getting busier receiving from Asia which contains a large proportion of our consumer goods in the past decade. This inclination has driven the governments to spend billions of dollars to improve rail and road access, port accessibility and inspection capacity, based on that advantage.
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18
Dec
2020
Top Supply Chain Trends Come True
December 18th, 2020 in Logistics
Over the time, industrial futurists have always been predicting the trends for the next 5 or 10 years. They often share their visions on how the industry progress in order to become competitive. Are they all accurate? Did their opinions ever change your perspectives for the future? Let’s take a look at some lists from the last decade.
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It has been a decade-long controversy whether the logistics industry should seek alternative fuel energies as the gas and diesel skyrocket in Vancouver, British Columbia. The market is booming, and the economy is constantly driving all costs higher. Many trucking companies have started their search for incentives toward new fuel types that will stay sustainable and environmental-friendly. The ultimate goal is to establish a win-win situation with lower energy costs and lower emissions.
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17
Dec
2020
Are Robot Drivers Replacing Drivers?
December 17th, 2020 in Trucking
Ninety percent of all consumer products are shipped by trucks across Canada. With the US being the largest trading partner, over two-third of trades are transported between two countries. In Vancouver, there is an average of about 2,300 trucks a day on the main highway.
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Packaging in consumer products has become indispensable in the urban markets of Vancouver, British Columbia. The trend progressively develops when the imported merchandises access the retail competition on the West Coast of Canada.
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Nothing of a natural disaster or the pandemic of the century can be foreshadowed by any industry, let alone the aftermath of its cause. In 2020, supply chains involving transportation, trucking and logistics have faced the biggest challenge that no guidebooks have the answer to decipher.
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EDI has become a common term in the logistics industry, especially the regions in Vancouver and Toronto. Often the customer asks if your company is EDI compatible, and slowly EDI has become a requirement between the customer and the logistics provider.
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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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With a competitive market like in Vancouver British Columbia. A logistics partner with good customer service is hard to come by. What determines whether it is good customer services from the logistics providers? Here are some tips:
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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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10
Dec
2020
Understanding Cross Docking
December 10th, 2020 in Logistics
Cross Docking in West Coast Vancouver Region is a new concept of how logistics can move inventories faster and save more transportation costs for customers. It benefits all parties including the customers, logistics providers, and eventually the carriers.
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07
Dec
2020
TMS & WMS In Logistics
December 7th, 2020 in Logistics
In the phase of technology advantage, WMS and TMS are taking an important role in logistics operations in Vancouver, British Columbia. As WMS and TMS are getting further developed, the effectiveness varies on how the warehousing and distribution services implement into the daily operation.
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07
Dec
2020
How Can LTL Help Small Businesses?
December 7th, 2020 in Logistics
The transportation cost for small companies in British Columbia is often at a higher rate than what a big corporation can acquire considering the volumes dedicated regularly. Most local-owned or fresh-established businesses face the challenge when they need to replenish the stocks more frequently.
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As a business owner, it is important that you know all the options available that could allow you to save and make money. One thing you should be aware of is the benefits that come with outsourcing your company’s logistical services. If you want to look further into this option, read the information provided below that covers a few reasons to outsource your company’s logistical services. Who knows? It might be the best option for your company.
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In recent years, we’ve seen the growth and advancement of technology in the trucking and 3PL industry. New additions such as contactless payments, engine sensors, and e-ticketing has revolutionized the method in which the industry operates. From the worker’s perspective, these advancements can wholly restructure the work process and potentially cut back on certain jobs.
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Advancements in technology and globalization directly correlated to an opportunity for companies to expand their research to customers around the world. It is because of this desire to expand their products on a broader scale that third-party logistics companies have grown immensely. But how do the two correlate, and what exactly is the role of third-party logistics in supply chain management for these companies? Continue reading below to find out.
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17
Nov
2020
Tips in Selecting your 3PL Provider
November 17th, 2020 in Logistics
Many successful supply chains can be attributed to 3PL providers. In contrast, an inefficient supply chain can result in many unwanted mistakes. Oftentimes it’s difficult to ascertain the quality of the service performed since it’s not a physical product. Below we’ll take a look into some helpful tips when selecting a 3PL partner:
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08
Nov
2020
Small Business Logistic Needs
November 8th, 2020 in Logistics
The procedure of shipping and logistics is an ongoing process of trial and error. However, with proper research, you can learn tips and harness tools that will reduce unnecessary problems and costs.
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Logistics is a very competitive and important market. One of the most essential elements of logistics is cross-docking. Cross-docking is a form of freight movement in which raw, partial components or finished products are directly distributed to the users, eliminating storage time or transportation processes that involve multiple steps. This directly allows logistics to work at more competitive rates and streamline the process. For more information on the benefits of cross-docking for e-commerce
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Many small businesses may wonder what are the perks of having a productive supply chain? For one, it can provide visibility at all aspects of the supply chain to properly manage the flow of products and information. Below we’ll be taking a look into more significant benefits of a successful supply chain:
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25
Oct
2020
Signs You Should Be Switching 3PL Partners
October 25th, 2020 in Logistics
Here are some Signs You Should Be Switching 3PL Partners. If you’re in need of a new 3PL partner, 18 Wheels Logistics located in Vancouver, British Columbia might be the right fit for you. We have years of leading expertise in the logistics industry in addition to trucking, warehousing, transportation, distribution, and co-packing.
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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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The average consumer does not purchase groceries and think of possible food adulteration. However, economically motivated food fraud is a very real issue that could be detrimental for consumer loyalty and overall health. There are instances where companies will add items to their products to illegally expand the volume of their shipments. It goes beyond additives, food fraud also includes adding dye to manipulate color and substituting ingredients of poorer quality.
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11
Oct
2020
Tips for Those Who Want a Career in Logistics
October 11th, 2020 in Logistics
The logistics industry is constantly changing with globalization, new technological advances, frequent e-commerce purchases, and much more. The 3PL industry is always in need of skillful and passionate personnel that can rise up to the challenge and succeed in their positions. Below we’ll explore six different tips for those who are interested in a career in 3PL.
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Reverse logistics can be defined as the process of moving goods beyond their typical destination. You might not think that this is common, but often, the supply chain doesn’t end with the customer. You must understand the importance of reverse logistics in your supply chain for this exact reason. To understand this concept better, continue reading 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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28
Sep
2020
Pet Food Protocol for 3PL Providers
September 28th, 2020 in Logistics, Food & Drink
As many individuals consider their pets as part of the family, it’s no question that they would be concerned about the quality of their diet. Pet food manufacturers, retailers, and 3PL partners must have confidence in their practices that will protect the integrity of their food at all points of the supply chain. Below we’ll take a look into characteristics pet suppliers to look for in a 3PL partner:
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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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13
Sep
2020
Port logistics services a 3PL can perform
September 13th, 2020 in Logistics
Before your products get into the hands of consumers, it has to pass through many different stages of transportation and port services. We’ll be taking a look into different port services that most 3PLS offer for the distribution and handling of products.
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In the past few decades, we can see an great increase in online orders. Companies are now faced with an influx of orders, quick turnaround rates, and labor-intensive packing and processing. With this comes a growing need for 3PL partners that can offer the appropriate infrastructure and experience to help your business grow. Below we’ll take a look into what to look for in a 3PL provider:
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31
Aug
2020
Onmi-Channel Fulfimment Considerations
August 31st, 2020 in Trucking, Logistics
The trajectory of society’s shopping habits show that eCommerce sales are rapidly growing as the years progress. No matter what your company sells, it’s crucial that your eCommerce operation can withstand this growth. For many companies, they partner with 3PL’s that specialize in multi-channel fulfillment. Below we’ll take a look into traits to look for in such a provider.
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28
Aug
2020
Ways To Reduce Costs in Logistics
August 28th, 2020 in Logistics
Like any industry, logistics has its fair share of overhead costs. Every warehouse or distribution manager understands the processes and daily operations and their respective costs. Still, there are ways to reduce these costs and still guarantee the same level of efficiency. Read these ways to reduce costs in logistics to learn more.
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Food and beverage companies are expected to move products quicker than ever before, while simultaneously abiding my strict food industry regulations. In order to keep up with these demands, you can partner with a successful 3PL provider throughout your supply chain. Below, we will assess quality traits to look for in a refrigerated truck provider.
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Drayage in itself isn’t extremely complex, essentially a driver will pick up a load and conduct transportation to its’ final destination. However, port drayage is more complicated with confusing seaport terminals and differing rules.
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Green supply chain management (GSCM) has become an increasingly popular topic within the logistics industry, given the stress on environmental consciousness and commitment from businesses across the globe. Fortunately, while some scratch their heads, others are considering any of these ways to build a sustainable supply chain with a 3PL. Services like eco-friendly packaging, greater attention to carbon emissions, and electric trucking services have become popular demands within the industry.
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The challenges that face Canadian supply chains are ever growing. While the demand for goods has increased, it’s more difficult for suppliers to remain efficient while reducing operational costs.
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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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03
Aug
2020
Reverse Logistics
August 3rd, 2020 in Logistics
n each passing year, consumers are becoming more aware and vigilant of environmental issues, only purchasing from manufacturers that are implementing sustainable methods at all points of the supply chain. However, many businesses don’t give a second thought to the life of their products after they have reached the end user. As desire for sustainability increases, reverse logistics is becoming a a crucial aspect of any business.
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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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20
Jul
2020
How to Create a Distribution Strategy
July 20th, 2020 in Logistics
Distribution is a crucial step in the supply chain because it transports goods and services from the manufacturer to the distributor. From there, it’s accessible to the customer. Still, there’s a lot to consider with distribution networks that many small businesses don’t understand. Fortunately, this guide on how to create a distribution strategy will help by setting clear expectations, evaluating all feasible marketing channels, and consulting intermediaries for the most profitable distribution
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19
Jul
2020
Private vs. Dedicated Fleet
July 19th, 2020 in Trucking, Logistics
Often times growing companies wonder whether it’s best to manage their transportation through a private fleet or to partner with a provider that can supply dedicated transportation services. We’ll be taking a look into both these options to understand their benefits and capabilities.
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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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06
Jul
2020
A Quality Logistics Provider
July 6th, 2020 in Logistics
It’s no question that all businesses want a quality logistics provider. The real question is if your 3PL provider is on the same page as you when it comes to quality standards. The following are three important factors that produce quality logistics.
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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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21
Jun
2020
Shipping from U.S. to Canada
June 21st, 2020 in Trucking, Logistics
While there is increased cross-border trade between the U.S. and Canada, there are additional fees and taxes imposed on goods entering Canada. Additionally, before importing goods, a company must guarantee that their shipments comply with CBSA and CRA regulations. The following are 5 important border considerations in order to ship goods from across the border:
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Any company looking to hire a distribution company to handle their products must read below. These tips for selecting a third-party logistics provider will help you understand the importance of a strong relationship between you and the 3PL provider.
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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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In order to execute successful beer and beverage destruction, a company must partner with a successful 3PL provider that has the necessary knowledge, equipment, and resources. Working with an experienced provider will help your company through this process with ease and efficiency.
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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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24
May
2020
Logistics: The Rapidly Growing Industry
May 24th, 2020 in Logistics
With the expanding economy, driver shortages, and growth of modern technology, logistic companies have been forced to evolve or fall behind in this rapidly growing industry. The following are just a few examples of the challenges 3PL professionals face.
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Logistics is the coordination of transporting goods from the manufacturer to the retailer and/or customer. Establishing the right framework for these services requires much planning. Businesses need to find a reliable third-party logistics service (or 3PL) that can establish a formidable logistics relationship. This is especially true for e-commerce businesses. Read on to learn reasons why your e-commerce company should use 3PL.
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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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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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In the business world, there are a few main components to success. These include sales, the supply chain, and strong business-client relationships. However, this is also one of the most ignored parts of the supply chain. To keep your business from failing, read these tips for maintaining a successful third-party logistics relationship. Your products will flow smoothly from the warehouse to the supplier to the customer.
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While there are different delivery methods to understand, sometimes these can change depending on if products ship domestically or internationally. When this happens, loads must go through specific transfer services—known as transloading and cross-docking—to ensure they’re transported sufficiently. Still, it’s important to know the difference between transloading and cross-docking to see how each one compares and how they affect transported goods.
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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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26
Apr
2020
The Key to a Stress Free 3PL Process
April 26th, 2020 in Logistics
For business owners who are putting their efforts into running and growing their company, dealing with the issues of logistics can take up precious time and resources. The increase of globalization, shorter delivery expectations, and competitive diverse product selections all contribute to the growing complications and difficulty surrounding logistics.
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In today’s current challenging times it’s crucial that businesses have the support and flexibility of their supply chain partners. With changing laws and updates every day, 3PLs are adjusting their practices and re-evaluating their operation strategies. Luckily, many 3PLs are willing to be flexible and make necessary changes for their clients in order to help keep supply chain operations moving forward.
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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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30
Mar
2020
Distribution Strategies Used by Businesses
March 30th, 2020 in Logistics
It’s crucial for businesses to optimize every part of their sales prospects. While marketing and customer loyalty are important, so is the right distribution strategy. These distribution strategies used by businesses are great for keeping demand high while targeting specific markets. This maximizes as much profit as possible and leads to greater total sales for future quarters.
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24
Mar
2020
Why Choose 18 Wheels Logistics?
March 24th, 2020 in Logistics
18 Wheels, your reliable, cost-effective, & customer focused contract packager. Our services include: repacking, co-packing, variety packing, PUD pop up display, bundling, assembly, multi-packing, retail ready PDQ, pallet displays, & marketing solutions.
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24
Mar
2020
$63 Billion Sold $44 Billion Bought.
March 24th, 2020
$63 billion sold $44 billion bought. ​Chinese and foreign investors of US commercial and industrial real estate unloaded nearly $20 billion USD more than they bought in 2019 according to Real Capital Analytics, displaying an exodus of capital from the commercial real estate market. The effect of this is commercial real estate prices have begun to level off from their once heated month over month lifts in the recent years.
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18 Wheels provides our customers with a true one-stop solution for #copacking, #warehousing, and #transportation in Western Canada. We use best in-class technology, processes, people, and equipment to offer a cost-effective & service driven solution. Contact us today to experience Trust Truly Delivered! Richard Freedhoff sales@18wheels.ca 437-992-8938 ​www.18wheelslogistics.com
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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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24
Mar
2020
Dedication to All Professionals.
March 24th, 2020
18 Wheels just wants to take a moment to thank all of our dedicated professionals and the professionals we work with that help continue to keep our communities we live in fed, and the world's economy moving forward. During times like this we look to grow stronger as a nation. Stay healthy and stay strong!
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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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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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Outsourcing warehousing and distribution from a third party eliminates all the logistical nightmares and allows a processing company to concentrate on production only. As the operational manager of a food processing company, these are some of the benefits you will gain by outsourcing warehousing for food storing from a logistics company.
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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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Food and beverage logistics are complex, and only become more so when crossing the border is taken into account. Therefore, more and more businesses are biting the bullet, so to speak, and working with third party warehousing and distribution services, and in turn third party trucking companies. Let’s look into what goes into working with third party logistics systems, why businesses turn to them for solutions, and why these solutions often work out in the long term.
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17% of manufacturing shipments come from the food and beverage processing industry, they make up 2% of the GDP in Canada. Most of those processors depend on 3PL food and beverage logistics. Why do more companies choose third party food and beverage logistics? The answer is value Cost savings are always at the top priority for any business. Logistics plays a tremendous role in cost savings. Having a professional firm manage your food and beverage logistics delivers cost-savings and value
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Container trucking companies are no stranger to Canada or the United States; approximately two-thirds of Canada-US trade is moved by truck, ensuring that both nations are able to thrive and prosper. Though heavy haul container trucking companies are mostly associated with cargo that doesn’t breathe and isn’t living (although food grade logistics treads that line very carefully), that was not the case on one cargo truck’s journey last month.
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While some might be able to manage by just putting a product into the mail, others will need larger transportation solutions. If your shipping process is a bit more complex than simply sticking a package into the mail, here are a few reasons you might want to start looking at third party logistics services.
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It is estimated that food and beverage processing accounts for almost 20% of total manufacturing shipments. Food and beverage logistics is a huge deal for many companies. From warehousing and distribution services to wheels logistics tracking, there is a lot to decide. Ultimately, when it comes to food and beverage logistics though, safety and reliability are the end goals.
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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.
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Having a quality product is usually the first thing on most enterprising company’s minds when they develop and start production. What some forget to consider is that if they cannot get the product to their desired location safely and reliably, then the care that went into manufacturing the goods may all be for naught. Once a shipment is reported, you made need to move your goods to an inland licensed warehouse. This way your product can be moved beyond borders without clearing customs
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The United States and Canada have been trading goods for decades. The number of imports and exports between the countries has grown over the years, and they have maintained a healthy trade relationship despite changes in the currency exchange. Plenty of good things come from this relationship for both countries, and it’s important to recognize the significance of those benefits. This helps to ensure that the trade continues and that both places continue to thrive as they work together.
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​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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The Benefits of Third Party Logistics CompaniesIf you have been doing business for any significant amount of time, you understand the importance of having a clean operational logistics team. From warehousing product correctly to shipping efficiently, there are a number of warehousing and distribution methods available. Whether it is warehousing for food storing or for any other type of product, in order to scale a business profitable, the logistics needs to be air tight.
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Container trucking companies are heavily relied upon to transport consumer products and foodstuffs across Canada’s expansive land; the trucking industry is worth over $65 billion, revealing just how crucial it is to the nation’s logistics. If you own a business that sells a physical product, you undoubtedly utilize heavy haul carriers to handle your commercial logistics and may be considering cutting out the middleman by buying a warehouse of your own.
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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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From customer service, to agriculture, to the financial sector, automation and AI are constantly disrupting industries and improving efficiency. The integration of automation into various sectors comes with a number of crucial improvements, including:
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Finding the right container trucking company can seem like a daunting task. You need to ask the right questions and be sure you can trust your carrier with your warehousing and distribution needs. But what exactly should you look for when navigating through a long list of logistics companies?
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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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Trade and Transportation Corridors Initiative planning to invest $2 billion in Canada’s transportation infrastructure over the next decade, but they are also looking to push for more incentives that container trucking companies can offer new drivers. If you think the commercial logistics (or warehousing and distribution) industry could be a good fit for you, here’s what you can expect from your training.
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What does Corona Virus have to do with Canadian #Warehousing Logistics? The coronavirus has put a blip on the Canadian economy, reducing the chances of an interesting rate hike.
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With the growth of a company comes the increasing demand in the supply chain. According to recent research, trucking companies are used in close to two-thirds of Canada and the United States trade. Most of these trucking companies are asset-based third-party firms outsourced for commercial logistics.
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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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When shipping goods across the Canada-United States border, trucking companies are essential to many businesses. In fact, around two-thirds of all United States – Canadian trade is conducted by truck. This includes more than 80% of all imported U.S. goods to Canada. While container delivery can be conducted by ship, in the end, trucking is still necessary for moving the products to warehouses or market locations.
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The many climatic changes happening around us have brought the discussion back to adopting environment-friendly practices that will reduce the carbon footprint of the production and consumption processes. One such practice that has evolved and is being widely adopted is reverse logistics.
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