The Western Canadian food and beverage industry is highly competitive. Especially in major urban centres like Calgary and Vancouver, consumers have more choices than ever for purchasing products, including retail, D2C, and other emerging methods. As a manufacturer, ensuring your product is available in your customer’s preferred marketplace is essential to driving revenue, growing your business, and expanding to keep up with demand.

An effective supply chain and distribution network is now more critical than ever. Businesses relying on 3PL providers for fulfillment and distribution need to ensure they have a supply chain that gets your products where they need to be. Your logistics partner needs to have the knowledge, experience, and tools to support your business goals.

Since 1918, Birkby Food Service has provided industry-leading food distribution across Western Canada. Today, our turnkey 3PL services offer complete, scalable logistics solutions for our clients in the food and beverage industry, allowing them to focus on crafting quality products, delighting customers, and fostering growth.

Learn more about Birkby’s third-party logistics solutions below.

Inventory Management Engineered for Your Needs

There are plenty of 3PL providers offering warehousing and inventory management services. However, not every provider is equipped for the unique needs of the food and beverage industry. Inventory loss, product recalls, and damage to your brand’s reputation are only a few of the consequences of inadequate storage and distribution. Your 3PL provider needs to be able to preserve your products’ integrity throughout the supply chain, ensuring retailers and customers receive a top-quality product every time.

With facilities across Western Canada, Birkby’s inventory management systems are engineered to support clients in the food and beverage industry. Our warehousing and storage 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.

When it comes to managing your inventory, Birkby utilizes cutting-edge technology to keep your products organized and ready to ship. Our systems, powered by Routeique, offer real-time inventory visibility, automated shrink and damage reporting, seamless integration with eCommerce platforms, and other powerful features to accommodate businesses of all sizes and scopes. With the capability to process over 10,000 orders each week, Birkby’s inventory management solutions are ready to grow with your business every step of the way.

Getting It Where It Needs to Be

Whether your products are headed to retail or directly to your consumer, the Last Mile is one of the most critical steps in any operation’s supply chain. Getting your products to market on-time and in good condition is a must, but inefficiencies and unnecessary costs can quickly translate to lost business and stifled growth.

Since 1918, Birkby Food Service has over a century worth of proven experience in distribution across Western Canada. Today, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge solutions to keep our clients’ supply chains efficient down to the Last Mile. On the road, route optimization and real-time tracking powered by Routeique ensure fast deliveries and minimized costs anywhere in Western Canada. With cross-docking, full or partial load, and other flexible distribution capabilities, fulfillment systems are engineered to scale to your unique needs, allowing you to focus on running your business while your products arrive wherever they need to be.

Here to Help Every Step of the Way

As your business grows, new opportunities will inevitably arise; your supply chain shouldn’t hold you back! The right 3PL provider will be ready to grow with you, finding innovative solutions to meet your logistics needs, keeping your customers satisfied in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

At Birkby, our data-driven mindset and lean operational principles allow us to build 3PL service offerings that meet our clients’ needs today, with the scalability to ensure tomorrow’s success.

Our comprehensive 3PL services include:

  • Seamless supply chain integration for all major eCommerce platforms, powered by Routeique.
  • Data-driven performance insights for every part of the supply chain.
  • Branded packaging, labels, and marketing for unique delivery experiences.
  • Dedicated fulfillment and service support teams to keep your customers happy.

Does your supply chain have specific requirements? Ask us; we’re here to help! Our experienced team of logistics specialists are driven to help our clients find value-adding solutions to every challenge, ensuring every aspect of your supply chain is ready to drive revenue for your business.

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