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Coping with higher warehouse costs

May 26, 2022 / by Bob Lilja posted in Shared Warehousing, west coast warehouses, Warehouse Rates

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Warehousing costs are sky high at the moment and aren’t likely to decline anytime soon. Companies will need to address this added cost burden, but how? In this article, we’ll examine the current state of warehousing costs in the US and explain how you can best navigate the current environment.

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Supply Chain Growth in a Challenging Market: A Conversation with Weber’s CFO, Maggie Movius

May 12, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, Third Party Logistics, west coast warehouses, Warehouse Rates, Inland Empire Warehouse, Inventory Control, Management, Leadership

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Weber Logistics’ CFO Maggie Movius has been busy. She’s navigated a worldwide pandemic, a partnership between Weber and Stellex Capital Management, and a doubling of Weber’s warehousing footprint in California – all within the past two years. In this article, we interview Maggie to discuss these topics, as well as the company’s ability to continue its growth in the face of marketplace challenges.

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Weber Logistics Acquires Pacific Coast Warehouse Company to Continue Strong Growth Pace

Apr 4, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, west coast warehouses, weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has acquired California warehousing provider, Pacific Coast Warehouse Company (PCWC). The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

PCWC will be rebranded as Weber Logistics. All current PCWC employees will become Weber employees by May 1, 2022.

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Q&A: Why is it impossible to find California warehouse space?

Mar 17, 2022 / by Weber Logistics posted in Public Warehousing, Shared Warehousing, west coast warehouses, Warehouse Rates, Warehouse operations, Inland Empire Warehouse, Warehouse

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The quest for California warehouse space is more challenging than ever. Whether you’re partnering with a 3PL or looking to secure space on your own, you’re going to need deep pockets, perseverance, a competitive spirit, and a little luck. To get more insight into the situation, we spoke with Weber Logistics’ Chief Executive Officer, Bob Lilja.

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Weber Logistics Opens New Inland Empire Distribution Center in Moreno Valley, CA

Dec 2, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, west coast warehouses, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Inland Empire Warehouse, Distribution Center

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Weber Logistics has secured a 684,675-square-foot, omni-channel distribution center (DC) in Moreno Valley, CA. This brand-new multi-client facility, Weber’s largest, is the company’s seventh DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region, and its fourteenth DC in California. Construction will be completed in December 2021 and the facility will be being fully operational in February 2022. A time-lapse video of the facility’s construction can be viewed here.

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Weber Logistics Adds New Distribution Center in San Bernardino, CA

Jul 8, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, west coast warehouses, weber logistics news

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Weber Logistics has secured a 406,710-square-foot omni-channel distribution center (DC) in San Bernardino, CA. This newly constructed multi-client facility – Weber’s largest – is the company’s sixth DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region and thirteenth DC within California.

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What types of products benefit from the California Overweight Corridor?

Feb 4, 2021 / by Jerry Critchfield posted in Southern California Ports, Port Logistics, west coast warehouses, Transportation Strategies, Drayage, overweight, logistics in California

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If you’re importing containers into the U.S., you may be limiting the weight of your containers in order to meet U.S. road weight limits. This is often a mistake as you’re likely shipping more containers than you need to and spending more for the entire import transportation process. In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of the shipping overweight containers into the California Overweight Corridor and tell you what types of products make the most sense to ship overweight.

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Speed and Cost Advantages of West Coast eCommerce Fulfillment

Jun 25, 2020 / by Bob Lilja posted in Southern California Ports, Shared Warehousing, west coast warehouses, 3PL Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment, Direct to Consumer, logistics in California

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When companies seek to optimize their eCommerce operations, they’re generally looking to do two things: improve distribution speed and reduce costs. These factors of speed and cost are affected by many factors, including the location where fulfillment services are performed. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the advantages of West Coast eCommerce fulfillment and show you how – when it comes to speed and cost – the West may very well be the best for your operation.

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The Four Cs: Choosing Between Shared and Dedicated Warehouse Services

May 23, 2019 / by Arlene M. Slivka posted in West Coast Distribution, Public Warehousing, Shared Warehousing, Third Party Logistics, west coast warehouses, Warehouse operations, 3PL Outsourcing, Distribution Center

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You’re ready to outsource your warehousing operations to a 3PL that has the expertise, technology, and capabilities to handle your unique business day in and day out.  One of the first questions a 3PL will ask is if you are interested in dedicated or shared warehouse services.  Or, if you have been in a shared 3PL service contract for a while and your business has grown significantly, would it benefit you to move to a dedicated solution?  In this article, we’ll briefly explain what each of these services entails and then examine ‘the four Cs’ to consider when choosing between the two choices.

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Are AIB Standards Adequate for Your Food Grade Warehouse?

Mar 28, 2019 / by Weber Logistics posted in west coast warehouses, Warehouse operations, Food Logistics

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AIB International works with companies to elevate their food safety and production processing capability.  If you look through the current AIB standards for food distribution centers, they seem quite comprehensive.  If your food-grade warehouse meets all or most of the standards, you will receive a relatively high score.  During inspections, each infraction will result in a 5 point reduction on your score.  So the question is, is it enough just to keep your superior rating with AIB?

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