For many in the food & beverage industry, supply chain management can prove to be the most challenging aspect of the business. Nonetheless, your supply chain is one of the most important factors in your business’ success. Effective supply chain management will keep your products safe, ensure efficient order fulfillment and distribution, and allow you to grow your base of satisfied customers.

Read on to learn the three main areas of focus in food supply chain management, as well as how Birkby Food Service’s 3PL solutions can help you create an effective supply chain to drive revenue and business growth.

Staying on Top of Your Inventory

In the food & beverage industry, inventory quality and control are critical to both sales and safety. Temperature control, condensation, and shipping timelines are all important considerations, and may require specialized management and tools.

Birkby’s supply chain is powered by Routeique, an industry leader in cloud-based logistics and delivery management software. Our complete, scalable logistics platform is engineered to meet the food and beverage industry’s needs, with key features including real-time inventory visibility, integrated damages and expiry reporting, and automated order fulfillment and inventory management. It also integrates seamlessly with all major eCommerce platforms, allowing for efficient direct-to-consumer order fulfillment.

Keeping the Cold Chain Intact

If your products require any kind of temperature control, maintaining cold chain integrity is absolutely essential. Spoiled inventory, product recalls, and damage to your brand’s reputation are only a few of the potential consequences of improper storage and food handling. In order to keep your customers safe and satisfied, your logistics partner needs to preserve and protect your goods throughout the supply chain.

Birkby is ready to meet the most demanding warehousing and storage needs with multiple storage and fulfillment centres across Western Canada. Our facilities can maintain ambient, refrigerated, and frozen (down to -28ºC) temperatures suitable for nearly any requirement, ensuring consistency and regulatory compliance throughout the supply chain. Combined with real-time management and reporting powered by Routeique, we offer complete, scalable inventory solutions for operations of all sizes and scopes.

Getting It Where It Needs to Be

For many businesses, the Last Mile before your product reaches retailers and customers can profoundly impact your bottom line. Getting your products to market on-time and in good condition is non-negotiable, but high costs and inefficient practices can prevent companies from reaching their full potential.

Birkby has built its reputation on over 100 years’ worth of exceptional food distribution to markets across Western Canada. Today, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge solutions to keep our clients’ supply chains efficient down to the Last Mile. Route optimization and real-time tracking powered by Routeique ensure fast deliveries and minimized costs anywhere in Western Canada. Our flexible fulfillment systems are engineered to scale to your unique needs, allowing you to focus on running your business and satisfying your customers backed by a high-performance logistics platform.

Food Supply Chain Management with Birkby

Since 1918, Birkby Food Service has been a Western Canadian leader in food distribution, delivery, and 3PL solutions. With facilities and delivery across Western Canada, cutting-edge supply chain technology, and a commitment to innovation and service for our clients, your business can depend on Birkby for all of your food supply chain management needs.

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