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Weber Adds New Inland Empire Warehouse

Aug 9, 2018 / by Weber Logistics posted in Warehouse operations, C-TPAT, Cold Chain Managment, Inland Empire Warehouse, Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Food Logistics, Distribution Center, Warehouse

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Weber Logistics has opened a 300,000-square-foot warehouse in Eastvale, CA (Inland Empire Region) for distribution of food and consumer packaged goods for multiple clients.

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Tips for Choosing a 3PL for Pharmaceuticals

May 13, 2016 / by Weber Logistics posted in 3PL Outsourcing, Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Pharmaceutical Logistics

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Pharmaceuticals have become a necessary expense for almost all Americans. Nearly 60% of all Americans are taking prescription drugs and 80% are taking over the counter drugs. According to statista.com, the total number of nominal spending on medicines in the US was $425 billion and projected to increase to $574 billion in 2019. As the industry continues to grow pharmaceutical manufacturers must keep up with the increasing demand.

There are high stakes in the supply chain process of pharmaceuticals. Not just anyone can handle the rigorous demands the pharmaceutical industry brings. Challenges include health and safety regulations, close temperature monitoring, product integrity and more. As pharmaceutical manufactures look to 3PLs to outsource logistics services, there are many things to consider besides price.

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Save with Refrigerated Pool Distribution

Dec 17, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in Refrigerated Trucking, Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Pool Distribution

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You need to get across town fast.

With no car, your choices are public transport or a cab.

Of course you want to take a cab.  But the wallet’s a little thin, so maybe a bus is the way to go.

But hold on.  What if you could share an air-conditioned cab ride with a few others who are also headed across town, and pay the same as the cost of a bus ride?

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Freight Consolidation Strategy Provides Sweet Savings

Oct 22, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Food Logistics, Confectionery Logistics, Freight Consolidation

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Most retail replenishment orders require the use of higher cost, less-than-truckload (LTL) freight for final-mile delivery. As a result, small and mid-sized companies struggle to meet daily retail replenishment requirements, while still keeping a rein on freight costs.

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Reduce Costs, Time-to-Market with Phoenix Distribution Center

Sep 4, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Phoenix

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Arizona is one of the fastest growing regions of the U.S. and many companies are examining whether an Arizona warehousing location can help them better serve this important market.

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Choosing the Right 3PL for Cold Chain Logistics and Food Distribution

Aug 14, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in Food Supply Chain, Refrigerated Trucking, Temperature Controlled Warehousing

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You know the perils of cold chain logistics and food distribution. Let your guard down, and a pallet of chocolate turns into a gooey mess, or you get stuck with racks full of canned goods nearing their sell-by date.

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The Logistics of Cold Chain Management

May 14, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in Food Supply Chain, Cold Chain Managment, Temperature Controlled Warehousing

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In two words: control and organization.  Cold chain management in the supply chain typically focuses on groceries, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, as well as some high tech products.  Each of the products under these umbrellas requires a constant temperature control to ensure the safe production and delivery to their final destination.

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Organic Food Storage: Key Considerations

May 7, 2014 / by Weber Logistics posted in Food Supply Chain, Temperature Controlled Warehousing, Food Logistics

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 The definition of “organic:” of, relating to, or derived from living matter. "Organic soils"

Sounds healthy, doesn’t it?  Millions of people have adopted organic foods for many of their main diet staples.  Consuming naturally grown products can be good for one’s health and these products continue to grow in popularity.  It may not seem like anything could go wrong between the farmer’s field and the retailer’s shelf, but beware: organic foods can be tainted by outside forces if not handled and stored properly and according to FDA regulations.

Choosing the right organic food warehouse partner and 3PL is a good start.  Read our paper: “Choosing a 3PL for food distribution.”

Organic Certification
It all starts with the farmer being properly certified and adhering to regulations and standards set down by the FDA.  These rules carry over to cover the transportation and safe organic food storage while they make their journey to the ultimate consumer.  A few things to consider when choosing an organic food warehouse:

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Weber Recognized as Top Temperature Controlled Warehouse 3PL

Dec 11, 2013 / by Weber Logistics posted in Warehouse operations, weber logistics news, Temperature Controlled Warehousing

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World’s Trade Magazine’s December 2013 issue on “America’s Top 3PLs” named Weber Logistics to its TOP TEN list of 3PLs focused on temperature controlled warehouses and supply chains.  The magazine’s editors called out Weber’s systematic monitoring of temperatures, in the warehouse and in trucks, to ensure cold chain integrity for food, beverage and confectionery products.  See the write-up on page 60 of the magazine. 

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