Businesses shipping regularly to Canada seek to improve efficiency and cut costs in transporting goods across the U.S./Canadian border. A new white paper — Develop Your Scalable Canadian Supply Chain — prepared by Purolator International, subsidiary of Canada’s largest integrated parcel and freight delivery services provider, Purolator Inc., provides insights on evaluating existing practices to develop smarter supply chains.

At a time when logistics costs typically account for between 5 and 8 percent of operating costs, U.S. businesses are rethinking their supply chain strategies. Economic factors including rising fuel prices and lagging consumer confidence contribute to motivating U.S. businesses to re-examine their supply chain and logistics providers.

Purolator International’s white paper cites the importance of planning to integrate scalability into the supply chain of a business with consideration of the following: Transportation Options, Flexibility, Canadian Expertise and Out-of-the-Box Solutions. The following are some of Purolator International’s conclusions:

o Scalability: Make certain your carrier can adjust your service contract to reflect fluctuations in your shipping activity
o Only Pay for the Service You Need: Ensure you have customized options to meet your exact delivery needs, no more, no less
o Distribution Center (DC) Bypass: Stopovers can be costly and a DC Bypass may shave days off a transit schedule
o Inbound Freight Management: For businesses dependent upon multiple deliveries of parts and materials, it may be beneficial to take control of inbound freight management

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About Purolator International
Purolator International is a subsidiary of Purolator Inc., Canada’s largest integrated parcel and freight delivery services company. Purolator International specializes in the air and surface forwarding of Express, Freight and Parcel shipments, customs brokerage, fulfillment and delivery services to, from and within Canada.

In addition to facilities throughout New York, Purolator International has locations in key US and Canadian markets including Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Raleigh-Durham, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.