When many food and beverage businesses think about “fulfillment,” they tend to think of the last steps of getting their product on a grocery store shelf or, increasingly commonly, direct to their customer’s doorstep. If they’re familiar with logistics and supply chain management, the term “Last Mile” may come to mind. However, fulfillment is a highly complex process that involves the entire supply chain; it’s much more than simply getting your product where it needs to be.
When choosing distribution or 3PL partners, many businesses tend to choose companies that can only help with a few aspects of the fulfillment process. In reality, companies planning for long-term growth need partners that can offer start-to-finish solutions to manage, scale, and optimize their entire supply chain. The best 3PL providers will be able to provide turnkey supply chain solutions while finding innovative ways to add value as your business grows.
Birkby Food Service proudly offers turnkey 3PL services to help with your business’s entire supply chain. Whether it’s warehousing, inventory management, transportation, or innovation for tomorrow’s marketplace, Birkby is committed to providing supply chain solutions that meet your needs today while preparing you for tomorrow’s growth. Learn more about our services below.
Warehousing and storage are some of the most critical parts of your business’s supply chain. Inadequate or improper storage can lead to spoiled goods, unnecessary shrink, and product recalls that can damage your reputation and bottom line. If you plan on relying on a 3PL provider for warehousing and storage, you need to know your product’s quality and integrity protected every step of the way.
Birky Food Service maintains cold storage-ready facilities strategically located across Western Canada. Our facilities can accommodate temperature requirements anywhere between ambient and -28ºC, ensuring quality, consistency, and regulatory compliance for our customers’ products. Temperature tracking powered by Routeique allows real-time monitoring and quality assurance throughout the entire supply chain.
With capabilities including cross-docking, full container loads, less-than-container loads, less than truckload and truckload, our industry-leading warehousing solutions ensure your products are safely stored, expertly managed, and ready to ship at any time.
Innovative Inventory Management
At Birkby, we understand that effective inventory management is key to adding value to our customers. That’s why we use cutting-edge tools to ensure that your products are stored, picked, packed, and distributed as efficiently as possible.
Birkby’s inventory systems are powered by Routeique, an industry leader in cloud-based logistics services. Routeique powers real-time inventory visibility, automated shrink and damage reporting, seamless integration with eCommerce platforms, and other innovative solutions for businesses of all sizes and scopes. Capable of processing over 10,000 orders every week, Birkby’s robust inventory management solutions are ready to scale with your business and set the stage for future growth.
Efficient Down to the Last Mile
Although every part of your supply chain plays a role in fulfillment, the Last Mile before your product reaches your customers can make or break your business. Inefficient distribution and shipping can stifle growth and hold your business back; on the other hand, a sophisticated, robust distribution network can help companies enter new markets and grow their customer base.
For over a century, Birkby Food Service has built its reputation on exceptional food distribution to markets across Canada. Today, we proudly offer state-of-the-art solutions to get your food products where they need to be while adding value down to the Last Mile. Real-time tracking and route optimization powered by Routeique ensure timely deliveries and low costs across Western Canada. Best of all, our fulfillment systems are ready to scale alongside your business growth, allowing you to focus on delighting your customers with the support of a dedicated logistics team.
Here to Support Your Growth
Market evolution, changing conditions, and other unique challenges can dramatically alter a business’s distribution needs. In a highly competitive food & beverage industry, every business needs partners that can adapt, innovate, and grow alongside them, remaining dedicated to keeping customers happy and getting your products to market.
At Birkby, data-driven insight and lean operational principles allow us to provide complete 3PL services that meet our clients’ needs today while setting the stage for tomorrow’s success. Whether it’s branding and packaging, eCommerce integration, digital marketing, or customer support, Birkby is driven to provide turnkey solutions to any logistics challenge, providing exceptional service and value in everything we do.
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