With the holiday season just around the corner, we're reaching out to our customers to advise them of methods to streamline their Canadian supply chain
Jericho, NY (Vocus) November 17, 2010
In preparation for the holiday season, U.S. businesses that ship regularly to Canada, need to review innovative ideas about how to control costs and maximize supply chain logistics during a still strained economy.
Purolator USA, a leading provider of cross border logistics between the U.S. and Canada, is recognized as a “one stop solution provider” for all logistics needs. Because of Purolator’s affiliation with Purolator Courier Ltd., Canada’s leading overnight courier provider, the company is able to offer more extensive and innovative delivery options within Canada.
“With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re reaching out to our customers to advise them of methods to streamline their Canadian supply chain,” said Western District Manager Sean Kelly. “Businesses may find a distribution center bypass could shave days off their transit schedule, for example. Or, businesses with smaller shipments could cut costs by using a consolidation strategy, or by customizing a delivery schedule that meets their specific needs.”
Because of Purolator’s extensive distribution network throughout Canada, the company is able to offer the option of eliminating a distribution center stopover from customers’ supply chains. For many businesses, especially those with seasonal merchandise or “hot products” that are able to ship directly from point of manufacture or US distribution center to store shelves, stopping at a Canadian distribution center is a waste of time and money.
“Many logistics carriers build a DC stopover into a supply chain because that’s normal standard operating procedure. Businesses that are able to take advantage of the DC Bypass option can shave as many as 7-14 days from their distribution cycle,” Kelly noted.
Consolidation is another option for managing the holiday rush. Purolator takes advantage of its U.S. and Canadian network to combine smaller shipments to reduce border fees, minimize split shipments and improve customer experience.
With industry-watchers predicting a weak-to-moderate holiday shopping season this year, businesses will be looking to cut costs and maximize efficiencies wherever possible. Purolator’s flexible and innovative logistics solutions can help businesses not only meet their holiday logistics needs, but bring a new way of thinking about Canadian logistics.
About Purolator USA
Purolator USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of Purolator Courier Ltd, Canada’s leading overnight courier company. Purolator USA specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada.
In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator USA has locations in key markets including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
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