The common view of the transportation industry today is often the system that includes ocean carriage, port activities, and intermodal distribution. Containerization has allowed us the liberty of concentrating upon a window which includes ships, cranes, port capacity, and a combination of rail and truck inland carriage. While these activities are definitely critical segments of the international transportation system, one of the most important cost considerations for many domestic corporations extends beyond this to the role their overall network of warehouses play in relation to their retail centers. This segment not only includes inland transportation, but the number, location and development of distribution centers and subsequently, the final destination, retail outlets. Both of these often depend not only upon international transportation but the role played by the movement of domestic commerce as well.
Investigating, analyzing and offering valuable conclusions on the enormity of corporate warehousing decisions and retail locations has become one of the primary objectives of MWPVL International. The Canadian company, located in Montreal, Quebec and founded in 2006, is a full service global supply chain logistics and distribution consulting firm, providing information and guidance on the handling and distribution of both domestic and international goods, the cornerstones of some of the world’s largest retailers.
MWPVL gathers and analyzes information on the location of new warehouse development, control systems, transportation and retail outlets. Their concentration upon the analysis of corporate structures includes over fifteen categories, and the results will include information and financial data that will assist their clients in analysis and decision making. The focus on each warehouse location includes consideration of its proximity to the retail outlets it will serve and in the case of special commodities, the goods handled. To this end, MWPVL tracks the development of storage, retail shelf space, and the capacity available in each…
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