Fully Equipped Warehousing and Storage
Whether you’re looking for short-term or long-term warehouse solutions, Load Bearing Logistics LTD can help by providing space for a wide range of items.
- Paper products
- Heavy piping
- Skidded freight
Using an efficient combination of manual labor and technology, your items will be stored and cared for properly and kept free of pests and other threats.
However, it is important to note that like with other storage facilities, there are exceptions to what can remain stored within our warehouses, including hazardous and combustible materials, acid and other corrosive agents, fertilizers, fireworks, and living flora and fauna. Precautions will also be taken when receiving high-value items. If there’s anything you’re uncertain of, just give us a call—we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have!
Load Bearing Logistics LTD may be located in Toronto, but we are affiliated with 3PL warehouses in Montreal, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Vancouver. This means that for time-sensitive delivery locations where fines could be incurred for late deliveries, you’ll be able to move your items much more efficiently.
3PL stands for third-party logistics. By using a 3PL warehouse, you’ll benefit from better services that involve responsibility sharing in supply chain management, cross-docking, and freight forwarding.
Essentially, at Load Bearing Logistics LTD we don’t just take your merchandise and stash it away until you return. We’ll work together with you to figure the best logistics for your freight and assist in delivery management if requested.
What is the Difference Between Cross-Docking and Warehousing?
Many customers and companies have trouble understanding the difference between cross-docking and warehousing. The problem stems from the fact that both are typically done in a shipping and receiving warehouse. But they are very different services, suited to very different purposes and business models.
What is Cross-Docking?
Cross-docking is a way of handling products in the shipping process. Or rather, it’s a way of shipping products that reduces handling to a bare minimum. The idea is that products from one segment of the supply chain need to be handed off to a company that is managing another segment. In cross-docking, the transfer of goods happens on the spot at the loading dock. The products from one truck, once unloaded, literally cross the loading dock (hence the name) and are loaded onto the next truck, which may bring them to a manufacturing facility, a storage facility, or even a retail location.
It’s best to illustrate it with an example. Let’s say you’re running a magazine. Your goal is to get all the printed magazines from the printer and onto the shelves as fast as possible. Cross-docking allows you to receive the shipment of completed magazines at a loading dock and, rather than storing them in a warehouse in preparation for shipment, they go straight into the shipping truck to be delivered to retailers. Cross-docking allows third-party logistics services to expedite the shipment of goods from one segment of the supply chain to another.
What is Warehousing?
Warehousing refers to a segment on the supply chain where a company, like Load Bearing Logistics LTD, receives products or components of soon to be manufacturer products and stores them until they are needed for the next stage. In most cases, a business won’t need the entirety of their stock all at once. In order to maintain a continuous production process or convenient shipping and delivery practices, most companies opt for warehousing for their logistical needs.
Warehousing is designed for a wide range of business models. Our job is to organize your products in a convenient and searchable warehouse. We keep detailed inventories of all goods that enter and leave our facilities. Our inventories are accurate and done in real-time. We offer flexible warehousing space that aims to keep up with the growth of your business.
Load Bearing Logistics LTD’s services are essential for Toronto businesses that want a comprehensive logistics plan and great customer service. We continually optimize our practices to improve the accuracy of our systems and procedures.
Eight Reasons You Need a Warehouse Management System
Whether you are a pharmaceutical producer or a manufacturer of wrought iron furniture, the simple fact of the matter is that if you want to be successful then you can’t afford not to invest in a warehouse management system. Not only does our warehousing management system (WMS) increase order accuracy resulting in faster pickup and drop off times but it also improves inventory control and makes sure that you can track every item of your stock quickly and effectively. On top of that, our warehousing management systems means that the following three issues can be addressed quickly and effectively:
Reduced Risk of Employee Theft: While nobody likes to think it’ll happen to them, the unfortunate reality is that research indicates that the volume of employee theft is actually on the rise. Warehouse related theft costs the industry as much as $80 billion every year. While the scale of theft varies from industry to industry and company to company, the fact is that it exists. And while it is true that nobody wants to accuse employees without the correct evidence, our WMS can help management isolate exactly what’s gone missing and give you an early warning that theft may be happening.
Aligned with Competitors: If we at Load Bearing Logistics LTD, had a dollar for every time one of our clients decided to invest in our warehousing service simply because a rival business down the street decided to do so, then we could probably be able to buy that dream home in the Caribbean right away. The only problem with this approach is it may be too late. The fear of being left behind is often what spurs a business into action. Our most forward-thinking clients are the ones that plan ahead without any prompt from their rivals to do so—be like them!
Improved Supplier Confidence: There is no doubt about it, if you want a successful business, then you need to project an image of being one because, after all, perception is often all that matters. A messy and disorganized warehouse makes a very bad impression on potential customers and suppliers and can leave them less inclined to want to do business with you. If you want to avoid these problems and make sure that your business is as competitive as possible, then investing in a WMS from us at Load Bearing Logistics LTD is a good place to start. Having an efficiently organized warehouse space where your clients and suppliers can walk through conveniently is a great way of making sure that you are giving yourself the best chance of retaining and updating your client base. Our WMS meets all the industry-standard requirements and ensures that your product is as safe and secure as possible.
Tracking Employee Metrics: One of the great things about a warehousing management system is that it takes the guesswork out of how well or how poorly your employees are performing each and every single day. This information allows management to reward high performers as well as weed out those who may not be as productive as possible. The great thing about using warehouse management systems to get employee metrics means that employees know what’s what. This assurance means that any reward that an employee receives is based on objective data reports rather than favoritism. Some of our customers also use these metrics to encourage team-building by publicly charting team and individual performance using a centrally located screen in the warehouse. In general, this has allowed management to encourage friendly competition among its staff to create a more cohesive working unit. This, in turn, has helped improve productivity through the achievement of individual and collective goals.
Stay Compliant With Customer Requirements: A high-quality warehouse management system allows retail customers to meet more advanced criteria such as supplying particularly electronic inventory data or electronic data interchange (EDI) to help the company manage shipping more accurately via an industry-supported system. The simple fact of the matter is that the needs and wants of customer requirements change quite frequently and advanced warehouse managing systems can drive further improvements to improve the user flexibility and overall commercial experience for its own customers. At the end of the day, everyone wants a system that works smarter for them, and so many big-picture distributors are investing in a WMS today to handle ongoing customer needs—and becoming more profitable while doing it. Why don’t you?
Improved Return on Investment: If you want to get the most bang for your buck, then you need ta warehouse management system that not only helps you sell more but also helps you sell faster and in a larger quantity, thereby ensuring that your customers are happier for longer. On top of that, by installing a professional warehousing management system, your existing workforce is able to locate and deliver more items in less time, with fewer mistakes. This precision reduces customer inquiries and simplifies customer support.
EPS Integration: One of the often most overlooked advantages of a superior warehouse management system is that it will ensure that your existing business management system is integrated so that your team will not have to replicate or duplicate systems and procedures. As well as being a massive cost-saving measure, this will also ensure that as your business grows, your warehouse management system solution grows too.
Meet and Exceed Compliance Regulations: Ask any business owner and they will tell you the same thing. As well as competition and the constant need to grow and develop, government regulations also pose certain serious problems for them. A WMS gives businesses the tools needed to be competitive while also staying compliant with regulations—and this really is the best of both worlds, isn’t it?
Your Needs Are Our Responsibility
As a business owner in Toronto, you don’t need us at Load Bearing Logistics LTD to tell you how important it is to take the time to cater to every single one of your clients’ needs—no matter how challenging.
We take the mantra that the customer is always right very seriously, and that is why we try very hard to pursue a mi casa es su casa approach to what we do. We want all our customers in Toronto to feel like our warehouse is also their warehouse and that their precious goods contained within are accessible and at reach at any time.
We offer short- and long-term warehouse solutions that can meet your business’s requirements in the most time- and cost-efficient way as possible. We are always available to help or assist any way we possibly can, while also helping regulate the growth of your business in an easy-to-understand fashion.
Contact Load Bearing Logistics LTD Today
If you want a warehousing facility that will go above and beyond to cater to your Toronto business’s needs, then you need to look no further than Load Bearing Logistics LTD. Our skill and expertise combined with the latest and most innovative logistical and warehousing practices mean that you will have the best warehousing facility money can buy.
As the leading logistics service in Toronto, we cater to an ever-growing manufacturing and production industry. That means that we’re growing, year to year. We employ highly skilled logistics professionals to manage our operations. And with affiliated 3PL warehouses in Montreal, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Vancouver, we’re able to make time-sensitive deliveries with increasing accuracy.
For all your logistics needs in Toronto, contact Load Bearing Logistics LTD, the warehousing and cross-docking company with the right solutions to the right problems.