FMi Logistics Blog

  • 27/04/2017
    PRESS RELEASE – Calgary, AB

    FMi Logistics – Ground Sea Air International Forwarders Inc. (GSA) A STRATEGIC MERGER PROVIDING A FULL SUITE OF INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT MANAGEMENT SERVICES


    FMi Logistics Incorporated, a Western Canadian based 3PL with core disciplines in Commercial Warehousing & North American Freight Management has acquired GSA International Forwarders – a Calgary-based International Freight Forwarder specializing in Ocean, Air and Ground transportation.

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    27/04/2017
    Season’s Greetings

    As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped us shape our business. We value your relationship and look forward to working with you in the year to come.

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  • 27/04/2017
    SERVICE ADVISORY NOTIFICATION

    To Our Valued Customers;

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  • Technology Advances
    27/04/2017
    Logistics and Supply Chain Trends to Monitor

    2015 was a year of momentum for the supply chain and logistics industry. There have been some key advances in innovation, technology, and acquisition, allowing for a more efficient and streamlined process chain. Looking forward, here are some key trends to look for in the supply chain industry for 2016.

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    27/04/2017
    Are Fuel Surcharges Fair?

    Business and industries today all seem to be introducing more taxes, tariffs, and surcharges. One of the more controversial and misunderstood of these tariffs, applicable to the transportation industry, fall under the category of “fuel surcharges”.

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    27/04/2017
    Message from the President

    Greetings to all of our readers! It’s been great to receive your positive feedback on our monthly blog and newsletters – keep the comments coming we LOVE it!

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  • logistics
    27/04/2017
    Why Companies are Turning to 3PL’s

    Third-party logistics providers are an excellent resource and an integral part of the ultimate success of your growing business. A third-party logistics provider, also known as a 3PL, acts as your logistics partner to manage the process of warehousing and shipping product on your behalf. 3PL’s can help you to streamline your supply chain, meet your customer’s delivery expectations, and enhance your organization's financial performance.

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  • president
    27/04/2017
    Message from the President

    Thanks for taking the time to read. If you have something to share, please do – you can reach me at: darryl.stanier@fmicanada.com

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  • truck
    27/04/2017
    Intermodal Efficiencies

    The term intermodal refers to moving a container or trailer by more than one mode of transportation—generally truck plus rail, ocean plus rail, ocean plus truck, or all three modes.

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    27/04/2017
    Reverse Logistics – What Is It and How Does It Fit Into Traditional Logistics

    The process of logistics is defined as “planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost-effective flow of raw materials, in-process inventory, finished goods, and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption”.

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    27/04/2017
    Transportation Management Systems in Shipping

    A Transportation Management System (TMS) is an integral part of any Supply Chain Management system or software that is focused on transport logistics. These TMS systems facilitate the various interactions between order management systems and their place of distribution, such as a warehouse or distribution facility.

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  • warehouse
    27/04/2017
    How Does Pick and Pack Distribution Benefit My Business?

    The method of pick and pack distribution through a specialist provider is becoming an increasingly popular option. The reasons for this are multi-pronged: it provides a cost-effective, flexible, secure and efficient way of catering for the individual fulfillment needs of businesses, and their customers.

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  • warehouse
    27/04/2017
    The Advantages of Multi-Client Warehousing

    No two businesses are the same, and where contract warehousing may be the perfect solution for larger, well-established organizations, many smaller companies are looking towards multi-client (shared) warehousing to fulfill their individual requirements. Sharing warehouse space with other customers is a flexible and cost-effective method of storage, and provides a wide range of advantages.

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    27/04/2017
    How is Cross-Docking Beneficial?

    Cross-docking is a fast-track process that eliminates the need for warehouse storage space, providing a cost-effective and quick method of transporting goods from one place to another.

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  • start
    27/04/2017
    LTL 101 – the Basics

    Sometimes, a shipment is too large to send with a parcel service, like Canada post, but way too small to fill a standard truck trailer. In fact, the cost of this shipment as a parcel or truckload would be insanely high because it’s not ideal for either type of providers. In this case, LTL shipping is ideal.

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  • Edmonton
    27/04/2017
    Winning with your Warehouse Space in Edmonton

    Looking for better real-time material and inventory control? Struggling for ways to improve decision making and accountability? Looking for faster response times and higher profitability in your warehousing? There are ways to enhance your success in warehousing and ways that you should avoid. Today, we’ll look at a number of proven ways good warehousing practices benefit your bottom line.

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  • freight containers
    27/04/2017
    Canadian International Freight Forwarders

    As with all aspects of international trade, it’s prudent to do your research before choosing a Canadian international freight forwarder to look after the transportation of your goods. An international freight forwarder books or arranges space for shipments between countries via common carriers. Making these arrangements can be a complicated business, especially when shipping internationally over long distances.

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  • logistics
    27/04/2017
    Third Party Logistics Warehousing Technology Makes the Impossible Easier

    Technology improvements are continuously changing how we work in warehouses. The largest significant improvement has taken place in the management of goods. Wireless scanners and the warehouse management system software have replaced manual entry. It’s a no-brainer that scanning is not only faster, but it also reduces manual entry errors.

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  • chess
    27/04/2017
    Truck Freight Brokers Offer Flexibility

    Typically, a trucking freight broker acts as the liaison between a trucking company and an individual or company that needs shipping services. The role of truck freight brokers is essential to moving cargo to its final destination. One of the biggest advantages to using freight brokers is that they are often able to offer significant savings on each individual shipment.

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  • shopping
    27/04/2017
    Order Fulfillment 101

    The term order fulfillment refers to everything a company does between receiving an order from a customer and placing the product in the customer’s hands. Moreover, it refers to the way firms respond to customer orders, and the process they take to move products from those orders, to the customer. Order fulfillment processes vary widely.

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  • Vancouver
    27/04/2017
    Warehousing Vancouver | Measuring KPI’s

    Key performance indicators allow a business to assign measurable values to key functions in the business. This is especially critical for back-office functions, such as warehousing. Common warehouse KPIs include the number of returns processed, inventory turnover, employee turnover, and accuracy in both inventory and payables. Warehouse rental Vancouver solutions are important to your supply chain, and as such, the warehouse function should be measured to ensure you are achieving value.

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  • shipping
    27/04/2017
    Intermodal Transportation For Your Bottom Line

    Every transport mode has advantages and disadvantages. Road transport is unbeatable in the last mile due to the flexibility and availability. Rail and shipping achieve considerable savings in transport over long distances. Intermodal transportation combines the advantages of each mode and increases the overall efficiency of transport.

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  • outsourcing
    27/04/2017
    Outsourcing your Freight for All the Advantages

    Outsourcing non-core competencies just makes sense. It provides you with more flexibility, expertise with no associated investment, and ultimately, a driver for your bottom line. Clearly, this is why outsourcing has now become a widely accepted practice across many industries. Of course, most companies understand why they should outsource, but less clear is what they need to outsource. Our advice is based on common sense – consider outsourcing if you focus a lot of time, energy, and money on an activity that is not your core competency.

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  • warehouse services
    27/04/2017
    Warehouse Services – the Basics

    As part of a supply chain management procedure that’s complete in itself, pick & pack is the typical method used in the distribution of retail goods and related activities.

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  • marriage
    27/04/2017
    Warehousing and Logistics – When it’s an Effective Marriage

    One of the key components of logistical management is warehousing. This is also essential in managing storage and in the transportation of inventories.

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  • scanner
    25/04/2017
    Supply Chain Management Service – Choosing a Winner

    When choosing a supply chain management services, it is very essential to consider the vendor’s approach towards people and processes.


    You’ll have to find out if they incorporate methodology like lean or operational excellence in their service delivery. Also, you’ll have to satisfy yourself that the vendor is not adopting marketing gimmicks, and that they are committed to continuous improvement. It’s also important that they have an internal culture which proves this commitment.

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  • containers
    01/01/2017
    3rd Party Logistic Services Just Make Sense

    One aspect of the supply chain which is often under-appreciated is logistics.


    For the right product to move from point A to get to the right customer at point B at the appropriate time is the duty of effective logistics processes. It is, therefore, crucial for every business that produces products for their customers or other businesses to take care of the issue of logistics and supply chain efficiently.

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