Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Right Fit for Your Business: What PSS Distribution Does for You

For over twenty-five years, PSS Distribution Services has been responsible for the warehousing and distribution of goods for numerous companies in the food, grocery, and consumer product industries. While our regular clientele know firsthand what it is that separates us from our competitors, some companies that have heard of us may not understand what it is that we do differently. In our mission to be the best choice for your third-party logistics, we offer many advantages to our customers.

A Logistics Company that Cares: The hardworking staff of PSS Distribution Services is dedicated to providing our customers with fast, timely logistics operations consistently and without error. This mission statement is backed up with a commitment towards positive, courteous attentiveness that earns the trust of our clients. 

Value-Added Operations: We offer multiple money-saving options to our clientele when handling their logistics. From simplified inventory management to reduced operational costs and integrated lot control, significant cost reduction is often observed by our customers. Clients who take advantage of these services see an improved ROI on a regular basis as well.

Conveniently Adjacent to Major Seaports: PSS is located within close proximity to the major seaports of New York, Wilmington, Philadelphia and New Jersey. This means that we are able to streamline our transportation operations to allow for prompt delivery of your freight.

All these benefits and more are always available to customers of PSS Distribution Services. If you’re one of the many businesses in dire need of logistics that work for them, please contact us immediately. We are happy to extend our services to companies in the grocery, food and consumer product fields.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

3PL Logistics FAQ’s: Terms of the Distribution Business

3PL Logistics FAQ’s: Terms of the Distribution BusinessYou may come across technical lingo you’re unsure of when in search of a warehousing and distribution company that fits your needs. To help with your search, here are some terms associated with warehousing and distribution and what it means for you:

Cross-Docking Programs: Cross-docking is when products are transported with little to no storage time between order and delivery. Depending on the product, cross-docking can help consumers save time, money and frustration with expedited delivery.

Cool Warehouse & Cold Storage: If you are in need of a warehouse to store perishable items, you are in search of a warehouse with cold storage capabilities. A cool warehouse will be able to store your perishable products at the correct temperature to avoid rotting, sprouting and insect damage. Just take notice of the location, as it’s a good idea for the warehouse to be near a market/growing area, heavy vehicle accessibility and an uninterrupted power supply.

AIB Audited: What does it mean when a warehousing and distribution company is AIB audited? This means that the company you are looking into has passed in-depth food safety audits and inspections by the AIB International. When a company has been AIB audited, they are among the elite warehousing facilities regarded as the best of the best! 

Don’t be intimidated by technical terms or warehousing lingo and spend long hours learning everything there is to know about distribution services – leave it up to the experts. If you’d like to know more about warehousing and distribution services, contact us today!

Monday, October 29, 2012

How to Find the Right Distribution Company

How to Find the Right Distribution CompanyWhat should you look for in a warehousing and transportation company? This question makes all the difference when it comes to hiring the right company for you and your needs. There are many companies to choose from and it’s important to do your research and ensure the company you’re considering is above average.
Technology: When you work with a company that has the latest and greatest warehousing and distribution technologies at its disposal, you get advantages such as real-time updates 24 hours a day and stress-free modifications when your needs change.

A strong commitment to operational excellence: If you’re looking into a distribution company and find that their own in-house operations are not up to par, the handling of your goods will probably not be anything to rave about, either. Find a company that has a strong foundation with their own in-house operations and you have probably found yourself a company that will genuinely care about your operations, as well.

Dedicated customer service representatives: You want to hire a professional, top of the line company and good customer service is a major piece! Find a company whose people will treat you with respect, address any issues or concerns in a timely manner and follow up with you every step of the way. Just a quick call or email letting you know that someone is on top of your requests can make all the difference and set your mind at ease.

At PSS Distribution Services, we believe it’s important to ask questions and obtain as much information as possible before contracting with a warehousing and distribution company. If a company you’re currently working with or considering is lacking, it may be time to look elsewhere.

For more info on PSS and our full list of services, contact us today!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The PSS Way: Using Advanced Web-Based Logistic Technologies

The PSS Way: Using Advanced Web-Based Logistic Technologies
At PSS, we understand the importance of staying on top of the latest and greatest when it comes to technology - and that’s just what we’ve been doing since PSS was founded in 1983. What does it mean when we say we use the most advanced web-based logistic technologies? How does our technology work and how does it benefit you?

We use fully integrated systems that are completely web-based. This means that, from purchase order to delivery, our system delivers exactly what you expect. Because the system is web-based, it can be accessed anywhere at any time, as long as there’s an internet connection and a web browser. This technology also gives you the benefit of viewing all warehouse operations in real-time and allows us to accommodate any processing requirements, no matter how strict, with our deep system functionality.

How does this benefit you?

• 24x7 Information
• Predictable Results
• Fast Customer Setup
• Cost Effective Modifications

We strive to create the kind of customer service you desire with a system that’s easy to use and efficient. To find out more about our advanced web-based logistics technologies, please visit our website or contact us today!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

All You Need to Know About Value-Added 3PL Logistics Services at PSS

Value-Added Services
Looking for ways to cut costs and boost productivity? Consider our value-added services!

What does it mean when we say PSS provides value-added services?

A value-added service is just that – a service that provides you with additional value.
At PSS Distribution Services, we provide comprehensive packaging solutions as a value-added service to our customers. These packaging solutions allow you to reconfigure and repackage products directly from the source of your inventory. In other words, when it comes to your inventory, you’re able to enjoy a streamlined environment where you can control your inventory - with ease and without breaking the bank.

PSS Distribution’s Value-Added Services include:

• Shrink Wrapping and Bundling
• Assembly
• Kitting
• Custom Pallet and Counter Displays
• Labeling
• Re-labeling
• Cluster Packaging
• Custom Barcoding
• Pick and Pack
• Reverse Logistics
How will these value-added services help your business become efficient and effective?

With PSS, we’re not only able to help cut your operating costs, though that’s a major benefit. We’re also able to help you simplify inventory management, effortlessly track inventory and meet tight deadlines. By improving your business in these ways, you’re now able to pass along high-quality service to your customers. This is the ideal win-win situation!
To learn more about how PSS Distribution’s Value-Added Services can help your business become efficient and effective, please contact us today!

Monday, July 30, 2012

PSS Distribution Service Area & Facilities

What do the four major seaports of New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Wilmington have in common? PSS Distribution Services!

We’re located almost exactly between New York and Philadelphia, meaning shorter transport times from each seaport to our warehousing facility in Dayton, NJ. Since there’s less distance covered in travel from port to warehouse, we’re able to offer our customers cost effective transportation and warehousing solutions.

The end result - our customers are able to save money on storing and delivering goods. These savings are passed on to our customers and can be utilized to further improve their businesses.

We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations!

Our warehousing facilities are secure, food grade and modern. We use the latest technology to efficiently manage distribution and transportation services for our customers. We also have a dedicated staff of customer service representatives who are there when you need them.

Please visit our website to view our service area map or for more information on our transportation, warehousing and value-added services.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

3PL Logistics FAQ’s: What Is Load Optimization?

When it comes to 3PL warehousing and logistics, load optimization is the practice of identifying the most cost-effective and timely manner in which to deliver a shipment based on factors such as the nature of the goods being transported and the timeframe in which the goods will need to be delivered.

When properly implemented and executed, load optimization can not only help to cut logistics costs for the customer, but can also result in faster, more accurate deliveries.

At PSS Distribution, we take a two-pronged approach to load optimization:
  1. Technology: By leveraging state-of-the-art warehouse management and transportation systems, we utilize real-time technologies to maintain the integrity and excellence of our operations.
  2. Experience: The team at PSS Distribution consists of seasoned professionals who are highly experienced in evaluating the characteristics and criteria of each load. This is done with the goal of ensuring that every load is as cost-effective as possible while maintaining shipment and delivery date requirements.
For more information about cutting costs for your logistics needs, please visit pssdistribution.com or call 732-992-1300.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Technology is Integral to our Company

PSS Distribution Services serves a large portion of the northeastern United States and without technology we wouldn’t be as effective and successful. By utilizing the latest technology, we can ensure accuracy and cost-effectiveness for our customers.

What kind of technology does PSS utilize? One type is systems integration. Our systems are all fully integrated with every part of our business, from order placement to final delivery. This helps us ensure accuracy for all orders and keeps mistakes to a minimum. We also offer real-time data through our web-based information portal that is accessible anywhere an internet connection is present. Giving customers access to their information is critical to our operation and gives our customers peace of mind with the ability to check the status of orders and inventories anytime, anywhere.

Our technology benefits our customers in other ways, such as:

  • Easy access to documents. All documentation is available online, reducing the time it takes to get information when you need it. 
  • Predictability. With validations and performance indicators built into our systems, the risk of mistakes is drastically reduced, giving you predictable results. 
  • Quick account setup. Our easy-to-use systems allow us to get you up and running with an account immediately so you can start shipping and storing right away. 
  • Ability to Quickly Change Parameters. Your needs can change quickly so it’s important to have technology that allows account and order changes immediately. The ability to easily change parameters is a cost-effective way for us to manage your account, saving you money.

PSS Distribution Services is proud to embrace technology to improve our operations and customer experience. For more information about our technology advantages, visit http://www.pssdistribution.com or call 732-992-1300.

Monday, March 19, 2012

PSS Expands its 3PL Transportation Services Customer Base

PSS Distribution Services is proud to announce the addition of two new customers to our growing customer base, Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. and Juan Valdez®. These two companies are utilizing our 3PL transportation services and are well-established in their respective industries.

Powell & Mahoney, Ltd. makes cocktail mixers and juices and their products are found in liquor, retail, and grocery stores. They have over 20 years of combined experience in the cocktail mixer and beverage industry and produce a unique product that captures the taste of classic cocktails through the use of natural ingredients.

Juan Valdez® has a long history in the coffee industry. First created as a character spokesperson for Colombian coffee in 1959, the present-day company was established in 2002 and operates the Juan Valdez Café, a multinational coffeehouse chain. The Café sells 100% Colombian coffee, drip-brewed coffee, and other coffee-related products. The Juan Valdez brand coffee beans are sold in grocery stores and the company is looking to expand its presence in the retail market.

We are happy with the opportunity to serve both customers with our 3PL transportation services.

For more information on our third party transportation services visit http://www.pssdistribution.com or call 732-992-1300.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Start the New Year Off With Cost-Effective Third Party Logistics Services

Make 2012 a prosperous year and take advantage of PSS Distribution’s cost saving 3PL services.  Our state-of-the-art technology in warehouse management and transportation enables us to optimize every load – keeping your costs down. We offer an array of cost-effective third party logistics services including:
  • Dedicated Fleet Services Grocery Consolidation
  • Cross-Docking Programs
  • Picking by FIFO, LIFO, LEFO, expiration date
  • Expedited Delivery Services
  • Custom Pallet & Counter Display Assembly
  • Reverse Logistics
  • And Much More!

Stay ahead of the curve this year and make sure you’re getting the most out of your 3pl services. Inefficiencies in your internal supply chain process can really cut in to your overall budget and make it hard to control costs. Logistics, including transportation services, warehouse management, and food distribution plays a big role in identifying financial inadequacies. It’s important to identify the internal issues and figure out what can be done to fix them.

We specialize in helping businesses save money when it comes to 3pl transportation services, custom barcoding, food distribution and more! Our 25 plus years of experience combined with our industry leading services enables us to be among the best in 3PL logistics

To learn how we can make your company more prosperous this year, visit http://www.pssdistribution.com or call 732-992-1300.