Avoiding a distribution center stopover can shave anywhere from two to twenty days from a distribution plan, and it can have innumerable cost benefits
Jericho, NY (Vocus) March 10, 2009
Medical device manufacturers can potentially reduce logistics costs and cut delivery times by taking advantage of the distribution center bypass options offered by Purolator USA. Purolator, a leading provider of cross border logistics services, maintains operations throughout Canada that medical device manufacturers are increasingly tapping into to streamline their supply chain costs. Purolator’s presence in Canada allows manufacturers to rely on Purolator as a single source logistics provider, with expertise in transporting shipments into Canada, and in bringing materials and returns back into the United States.
“Manufacturers have this notion that shipping to Canada has to involve at least one stop at a DC,” says Purolator USA Director of Sales John Jensen. “Purolator USA is reaching out to medical device manufacturers – an industry so reliant on efficiency and flawless execution -- to let them know that there are better options.”
Purolator USA stands apart from most other logistics providers, because Purolator operates facilities throughout Canada, and has access to established distribution networks throughout the country. As a result, Purolator shipments are transported to the border, consolidated for more efficient cross border processing, and then fed into a Purolator distribution network that will provide direct delivery to the end consumer.
“Avoiding a distribution center stopover can shave anywhere from two to twenty days from a distribution plan, and it can have innumerable cost benefits,” Jensen explained. “Device manufacturers will be able to alleviate the cost of maintaining Canadian distribution centers, and the associated inventory costs.
“This is particularly important for the medical device industry, in which so many products are time sensitive and need to get to their end destination as quickly as possible, whether that is a hospital, physician’s office or an individual patient,” Jensen said. “I think medical device manufacturers will be please to see just how significant an impact DC bypass can have on their bottom line.”
Jensen noted that in addition to using Purolator USA for logistics services into Canada, many businesses are achieving cost efficiencies by using Purolator to also transport their returns and other shipments back into the United States. “This is a great service that we’re able to provide our customers,” Jensen said. “Relying on Purolator for both north-and-southbound services allows us to take full advantage of our U.S. and Canadian networks, thereby offering great value and efficiencies for our customers.”
For more information about Purolator USA, please visit http://www.purolatorusa.com.
About Purolator USA
Purolator USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Purolator Courier Ltd, Canada’s largest overnight courier company. Purolator USA specializes in the air and surface forwarding of small packages and freight shipments, customs brokerage and delivery to, from and within the North American market.
In addition to its facilities throughout New York State, Purolator USA has expanded into several key markets including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Raleigh/Durham.