Logistics Provider Recognized for Scalable, Efficient Processes
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (Sept. 2, 2011) — Comprehensive Logistics Co. Inc. (CLI), a premier provider of highly efficient, engineered logistics services for complex supply chains, has been selected once again by Inbound Logistics magazine as a Top 100 3PL Provider.
“One key driver in our selection process was how a logistics solutions provider enables scalability for its customers,” says Felecia Stratton, editor of Inbound Logistics.
To create a custom program for each client, CLI creates unique variants of the fundamental processes of warehousing—receive, store, pick, add value, package and ship—to suit the parameters of a specific application. At CLI, these core processes have been refined over years through the company’s formal Continuous Improvement program. By continually testing, measuring and improving these fundamental processes, CLI can ensure new and existing clients receive only the most efficient and most capable processes that will support their cost-reduction goals and drive world-class performance.
Scalable service programs are engineered specifically to meet and exceed each client’s key performance indicators (KPIs). As an extra step to protect the customer, CLI deploys technology-driven process controls, such as process error proofing and multiple barcode verification points, to monitor KPI compliance, ensure accuracy and manage and report exceptions.
Relying on a world-class logistics partner like CLI better positions logistics managers to overcome the challenges of demand volatility, complex customer requirements, capacity issues and economic uncertainty by providing the lean operational processes so fundamental to their success, Stratton says.
She also points to CLI’s successful track record in helping its customers meet more stringent supply chain performance requirements.
“Our processes and systems have evolved in the most stringent environments,” says Brian Hume, senior vice president and general manager. “For example, a tremendous level of control is required to handle Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (MVSS) parts because the welfare of consumers is at stake.”
In consequence of its automotive pedigree, CLI can measure, retain and act on data at the item level. In the event of a recall, for example, CLI can tell a manufacturer the exact torque that was applied to a single bolt and what sequence or products received it.
And, because its processes are lean and flexible, CLI can easily dial operational complexity up or down to manage the requirements of any material, product or volume in any industry.
“CLI’s flexibility and reponsiveness is impressive,” Stratton says. “CLI has the ability to anticipate clients’ evolving needs and quickly offer strategic solutions that drive business process improvement.”
Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PL Providers list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers best equipped to meet and surpass companies’ evolving outsourcing needs. Each year, the magazine’s editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research and comparing that data to their readers’ burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges. This year, the editors selected the top 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 companies. The service providers selected are companies that offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience required to meet rapidly changing supply chain and logistics needs.
About Inbound LogisticsInbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine’s editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.
About Comprehensive Logistics Inc.Comprehensive Logistics Co.,Inc. (CLI) provides custom-engineered supply chain management, transportation management and value-added services. Founded in 1995, CLI manages more than 2 million square feet of facility operating space in the United States and Canada and is certified to ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949. CLI is a recent recipient of General Motors’ Global Supplier of the Year award, an honor reserved for an elite group of suppliers with an uncompromising commitment to world-class quality, service, technology and price. For more information, call 800.734.0372, ext. 288, e-mail
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