Frozen and temperature-controlled products present unique logistics challenges. Whether it’s food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, or other unique goods, products requiring temperature control require special expertise at every stage of the supply chain. If your business is looking for a 3PL provider for cold chain distribution, you need a partner with the knowledge and experience to protect your product every step of the way.

Since 1918, Birkby has built its reputation on getting our clients’ products wherever they need to be, preserving product integrity every step of the way. Today, our turnkey 3PL solutions provide complete, scalable logistics management for businesses of all sizes and scopes, allowing them to focus on satisfying customers and growing their business. Read on to learn more about Birkby’s 3PL solutions for temperature-controlled products.

Temperature-Controlled Warehousing Solutions

If you’ve compared potential 3PL partners for your business, you’ve probably noticed the wide range of warehousing solutions and capabilities on the market today. Cold chain distribution has specific and critical requirements; lost inventory, regulatory issues, product recalls, and damage to your brand’s reputation are only a few of the (costly) consequences of inadequate warehousing. Your 3PL provider needs to be able to preserve and protect your goods throughout the supply chain, ensuring your customers receive a top-quality product every time.

With multiple facilities across Western Canada, Birkby is ready to meet the most demanding warehousing and storage needs. Our temperature-controlled facilities can maintain temperatures down to -28ºC, ensuring consistency and regulatory compliance throughout your supply chain. With options and capabilities including cross-docking, full container loads, less-than-container loads, less than truckload and truckload, our industry-leading fulfillment solutions keep your products safely stored, expertly managed, and ready to ship at a moment’s notice.

Efficient & Effective Distribution

When it comes to frozen or temperature-controlled products, every part of the supply chain matters. However, the Last Mile before your product reaches your customers can make or break your business. Getting to market on-time and in good condition is essential, but high shipping costs and inefficient practices can prevent your business from reaching its full potential.

Birkby has more than a century’s worth of experience distributing temperature-controlled goods. Today, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge solutions to keep our clients’ cold chains efficient down to the Last Mile. Our facilities process over 10,000 orders each week, with comprehensive systems to ensure every order is picked, packed, and sent out efficiently. Our fleet of drivers and vehicles is equipped to maintain your cold chain’s integrity while delivering to both rural and urban markets. On the road, route optimization and real-time tracking powered by Routeique ensure efficient deliveries and minimized costs across Western Canada.

Seamless Supply Chain Management

There’s no shortage of 3PL providers who offer specific services for temperature-controlled products. However, the true value of a 3PL is determined by how its services integrate with one another to form a complete supply chain and logistics platform. The ability to see, manage, and optimize every aspect of the supply chain empowers businesses to adapt and grow to meet new customer needs and changing market conditions.

Birkby’s supply chain is powered by Routeique, an industry leader in cloud-based logistics and delivery management software. Routeique is a complete, scalable logistics platform with many features tailored to meet the needs of cold chain distribution, including:

  • Real-time inventory visibility.
  • Automated order fulfillment and inventory management.
  • Integrated damages and expiry reporting.
  • Order-tracking and route-optimization.
  • Full integration with all major eCommerce platforms.

Birkby’s powerful logistics platform is ready to meet the needs of a wide variety of business models, including traditional retail, direct-to-consumer, and eCommerce fulfillment strategies. Our systems are engineered to scale to your evolving needs, allowing you to focus on growing your business while your products arrive where they need to be.

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