Supply Chain is Changing



I have noticed over the last couple of years a significant change in shipping.  Express shipments are on the rise.  LTL went through this same rise a couple of years ago (and still is) as we have seen with capacity issues in North America.

I’m seeing this same trend with express with more and more of a demand on small packages.  Where logistics professionals would analyse and dissect every quote and invoice for their international spend for example, the same is happening with small packages.

I was asked once about the competition in Montreal with the many “Big players”, freight forwarders and simple “re-sellers”.  Why service an industry with so many options?  For me, the answer is simple.  There is a need.  More people ship small packages than they do full containers from China.  Granted, the value of the shipments are very different,  but the number of small packages and envelopes that need to be shipped on a daily basis is actually more of a “problem” than the 1 container being moved every month from overseas.  The impact on labour costs is more with small packages than it is with any other type of service.

I would rather ship 1 truckload than 15 packages but the reality is every single day small, medium or large businesses are handling small packages more than trucking, more than rail, more than air freight and more than ocean containers.

Our job at Trinet is to make that part of your business easier.

Our customers need to ship out their packages.  That 1$ sample and the $5000.00 piece of equipment need almost the same amount of attention.  They are shopping for rates with multiple carriers, they are scheduling pick-ups and they are creating waybills…regardless of the value.

We’re eliminating the mundane but sometimes necessary tasks of logging in to multiple sites, calling multiple carriers for status updates and sifting through multiple invoices that you receive on a weekly basis.

Our goal is to relieve you of that burden so you can concentrate on growing your business.  The longer you spend processing that envelope to Toronto, the less time you have to schedule your air shipment from Europe which has more of an impact on your bottom line.

Everyone can save you money, but how many will help you create time?

Call us today to find out more at 514.685.7513 or email

Michael Masella

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