American Western Distribution

3PL Transportation Capabilities Nationwide

When working with any kind of supply chain, logistics is a vital part of making sure products, packages and goods arrive at a set location on a set date. Installation service providers often work with varying third party material manufacturers. Due to this, relying on transportation between the third parties can prove difficult as different companies use different logistical programs. Third party logistics (3PL) occurs when a company outsources different aspects of distribution, which is where less stellar service providers run into trouble. It also is where the best of the best stand out against the competition. Outsourcing and Logistical Problems When a company outsources[…] Read More ›

A Day in the Life of the Best Logistics Company

Everyone in business knows there’s a lot more to what goes on then just what is seen from the outside. There are inner workings that if set up correctly, are crucial to a company’s success. Planning, executing and optimizing transportation operations, there’s no room for mistakes in understanding how all of your fulfillment and logistics come together. The Process is Key Once orders are received, the process has begun. Shipping the order out to a customer seems like it’s a simple enough process. However, all businesses are different. All transactions differ. All vendors are different. The whole process, inevitably, can lead to all kinds of[…] Read More ›

Best Medical Warehouse Supply in Phoenix

Medical supply warehousing is heavily regulated. Every stage, from packing to installation, must comply with FDA regulations that are far too precise for a standard warehousing business. You need a distributor who keeps strict standards of cleanliness, temperature control, and humidity at every link in the supply chain. Inventory control entails more than just the receipt, control, and packaging of goods. Software is needed for record keeping, as is specialized knowledge of state and federal laws. The Art of Medical Storage Storage must be controlled from the moment your products leave their manufacturers to the second they arrive at their ultimate supplier. Lives literally depend[…] Read More ›

Art Handling and Installation Tips

Good art handling moves artwork from one location to another in a way that does no damage to the artwork. Basic care and common sense will usually be enough to achieve this objective. If the works to be handled are of a delicate nature, more than ordinary care and attention is required. Once the art work is in your home then the process of deciding where to hang it and how best to install it on your walls or in other areas of your home begins.  A good in home installation company can help provide the services necessary to properly install artwork so that it[…] Read More ›

What Furniture Installation Can Teach You About Planning

You may think that furniture installation is something that doesn’t require a lot of extra thought. When it comes to your business or custom home, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. The installation of desks, chairs, cubicles and other office equipment might seem like an easy thing to do, but, in reality there is a real planning phase that goes into any furniture installation to ensure success. Plan Ahead for Best Results Imagine pulling your entire staff off of their everyday duties to have them set up and install their own office spaces and other company areas. How well do you think this[…] Read More ›

The Importance of Quality and Speed

Whether remodeling the interior of a retirement facility or building a custom home, quality matters. American Western Distribution not only ensures a high-end finished product, but in a short amount of time. This way, other projects can commence without delay. With the combination of quality and speed, few other companies have the capability of offering you what AWD can. Quality of the Finished Product Above all else, quality is the most important attribute to any distribution company. If the finished product is not up to your satisfaction, nothing else matters. When working with any distribution company, always make sure to inspect everything upon completion of[…] Read More ›

Warehousing Tips & Best Practices

Warehouse managers have to deal with a dizzying array of logistics on a daily basis. Questions such as how many product items to order for the warehouse at one time, how many workers to employ and how to ensure the entire operation remains profitable require all of the manager’s ingenuity. Here are some useful tips for keeping warehouse management operations running smoothly and efficiently. 1. Automate Data Collection The days of noting down logistic numbers on a pad or a computer are long gone, so don’t remain stuck in the past. Automatic data collection with the help of bar codes and radio frequency identification allows[…] Read More ›

What are Cycle Counting Procedures in Warehousing?

Cycle counting procedures help keep your warehouse operating well, without over-working your crew or making individual days or weeks overly complicated. What Are Cycle Counting Procedures? Cycle counting is the process of taking a count of a portion of what you stock in your warehouse. On a given day, you may have many thousands of widgets, and counting all of them would be extremely labor intensive. When you follow cycle counting procedures, you produce an accurate record. By following a cycle, you count a segment of your wares each day instead of trying to count everything at a time. How These Procedures Benefit Your Warehouse[…] Read More ›

Examples of Inventory Control Systems

An important component of good warehouse services is inventory management. This includes the creation and maintenance of a sensible, effective warehousing design. A well-organized, user-friendly warehouse layout is an enormous benefit to business owners, especially if they are involved in processing large volumes of goods and materials. Conversely, an inefficient warehouse system can cost businesses dearly in terms of efficiency, customer service, and profitability. An inventory control system encompasses all aspects of managing company inventories: purchasing, shipping, receiving, tracking, warehousing and storage, turnover, and reordering. In different firms the activities associated with each of these areas may not be strictly contained within separate subsystems, but[…] Read More ›

How to Contract the Best Interior Installation Company

When it comes to finding and hiring an interior installation service to do home installation, there are a number of things to look for in order to find the best interior installation company. 1:    Experience This is a big one. Does the company have the experience required to provide you with the best possible in home installation? 2:     Backed by Licenses and Insurance Make sure that the company you choose is licensed, bonded, and insured. 3:    Transparent with Available References An installer should always be willing to provide a portfolio and references. 4:    Quality Parts When choosing an installer, look for one who only uses[…] Read More ›