Challenge: Habitually late deliveries from a New York-based costume manufacturer caused a number of Canadian retailers to drop the product line. The manufacturer faced withdrawing from the Canadian market altogether.
Solution: With help from Purolator, the manufacturer transformed its logistics strategy by fulfilling Canadian orders from its U.S. warehouses — instead of a previously used Ontario distribution center that often diverted shipments hundreds of miles off route. Orders are consolidated, moved to the border through direct line haul and shipped across Canada via Purolator's extensive ground network.
Results: The manufacturer eliminated its Ontario DC, and retailers now receive shipments from the U.S. in two to five days — a dramatic improvement.
About the Solution Provider: Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of express, freight and parcel shipments, customs brokerage, and fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within North America. Purolator International has an extensive network of locations in key U.S. markets. For more information, visit www.purolatorinternational.com.
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