If you’re looking to take your beverage business to the next level, you’re likely looking at 3PL providers who can help you manage your increasingly complex inventory and distribution network. Even if your team has the knowledge and experience to manage a growing supply chain, the time and labour involved can prove daunting and take away from other areas of your business. A reliable 3PL partner allows beverage businesses to focus on delighting customers and fostering growth with the knowledge that their products will continually reach new markets.
Needless to say, making the right choice for your 3PL provider is a big choice! Read on to learn more about what to look for in your 3PL partner, as well as how Birkby Food Service’s 3PL platforms can help beverage businesses of all sizes and scopes.
Expert Inventory Management
Like any food product, staying on top of your beverage inventory is key to success. In addition to monitoring fluctuating product levels and incoming orders, it’s also essential to effectively manage shelf life, expiration dates, and other key information to ensure your inventory is effectively managed.
Birkby utilizes leading-edge logistics platforms to keep your products organized and at your fingertips. Our systems, powered by Routeique, provide real-time inventory tracking, automated shrink and damage reports, seamless eCommerce integration, and other powerful features to accommodate inventories of all sizes and scopes. 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 out at a moment’s notice.
Adequate storage solutions go hand-in-hand with compliance in ensuring your product is kept in good condition. Improper storage can lead to spoiled products, 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 products will be preserved and protected throughout your supply chain.
Birky Food Service maintains multiple cold storage-ready facilities across Western Canada, including a brand-new 5000 sq. ft. cooler/freezer located in Calgary. Our facilities can maintain temperatures anywhere between ambient and -28ºC, ensuring consistency and regulatory compliance for our customers’ products, no matter the specific requirements. Temperature tracking powered by Routeique provides peace of mind for our customers by allowing them to view their inventory’s temperature logs at any time.
Transportation is one of the most important (and potentially costly) parts of any beverage business’ supply chain. In particular, the Last Mile before your product reaches potential customers can make or break your business. Ensuring your products make it to market on time and in good condition is a must, but inefficient distribution and transportation can stifle growth and limit potential.
Since 1918, Birkby Food Service has built its reputation on exceptional distribution services. Today, we’re proud to offer innovative solutions to keep supply chains efficient and profitable down to the Last Mile. Routeique-powered route optimization and real-time tracking ensure fast deliveries and minimized costs anywhere in Western Canada.
Scalable Solutions with Birkby Food Service
Beverage businesses keen to experience growth need a 3PL ready to support their goal. The right partner will look to grow with you, finding innovative solutions to meet your needs in the short and long term.
Birkby Food Service proudly offers a century of experience in food and beverage distribution across Western Canada. Today, our data-driven insights and efficient operating principles allow us to engineer turnkey 3PL solutions that meet our clients’ needs today while preparing for tomorrow’s success.
Our comprehensive 3PL services include:
- Multiple distribution centres and facilities across Western Canada.
- Cutting-edge inventory management and fulfillment powered by Routeique.
- Seamless supply chain integration with all major eCommerce platforms.
- Data-driven reporting, tracking, and performance insights for every part of the supply chain.
- Branded packaging, labels, and marketing for one-of-a-kind delivery experiences.
- Dedicated fulfillment and service support teams to help create satisfied customers.
At Birkby, we’re committed to finding the right logistics solutions to turn challenges into opportunities. Our experienced logistics team is driven to find value-adding solutions for every part of our clients’ supply chains, ensuring you’re always ready to drive revenue and business growth.
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Contact us today to learn more about Birkby Food Service’s 3PL solutions.