World Distribution Services is a leading provider of creative warehouse logistics solutions. Our areas of expertise include:
- International and domestic warehouse storage
- Warehousing and distribution services
- Container Freight Station (CFS) services
- Local and nationwide transportation services
- Out-of-gauge services
Our team of talented employees, our full-service product capabilities, and our exemplary reputation make World Distribution Services your complete warehouse logistics source.
Our team is market-knowledgeable and committed to offering best in class service and we are firm in our desire to help our customers be successful. Our employees serve as the primary connection in our customers’ supply chain process and help facilitate essential solutions.
To get a more in-depth look at who we are and what we are currently doing, check out our recent news.
What We Do
World Distribution Services has earned its reputation as a leading provider of warehouse logistics and warehouse storage, and our third-party logistics service can facilitate your essential warehousing and distribution needs.
We are specialists in:
- Warehouse services
- Equipment expertise
- Customer service
- Facility services
The diverse services our third-party logistics company offers allows us to tailor solutions to each individual customer’s needs. This saves valuable time, effort and cost.
Our Warehouse Logistics Services
Our logistics company manages roughly 1 million sq. ft. of warehouse storage space. We keep up with the essential needs of our customers through our networked systems which help to provide essential solutions.
We focus on technology which guarantees our ability to stay flexible and up-to-date, and our broad range of third-party logistics services includes:
- Picking and Packing
- Physical Inventory
Additionally, we are able to customize for special projects by request from our clients because our vital solutions are tailored to fit each individual business.
If you or your company want to hear more about our services and are interested in potentially working with us, don’t hesitate to request a quote.
Where We Are Located
In addition to our headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, World Distribution Services offers seven strategic warehouse storage locations across the United States and we are continuing to grow.
If you need reliable warehousing and distribution services, seek out one of our thirteen locations for full accommodations.
We have recently completed a relocation into a larger warehousing and distribution facility in Savannah, GA. You can find out more about this location in our Savannah blog post.
At each of our locations, we stress the same commitment to quality and reliability and our 55-plus years of total experience means we’ve become a trusted name within the third-party logistics industry.
Our Nationwide Transportation Services
In addition to our warehouse services, we also provide expert and reliable transportation services throughout North America. We are able to meet our customers’ needs via our fleet of local delivery trucks and network of reliable service providers.
We work with motor carriers who must meet our strict requirements for making safe and on-time deliveries.
Requirements for these carriers include:
- FMCSA broker licensing
- TWIC compliance
- Customs bonding and documentation
- Hazmat certification
- DOT compliance
World Distribution Services expertly handles equipment types including:
- Full Container
- Dry Van
- Heavy Haul
Our professional approach ensures that no matter the size of the cargo, it is handled with precision, urgency, and care. We understand that transportation is a significant link in our client’s supply chain process and we take great care in our essential role.
Managing your LTL shipments can be a time intensive process, so it’s important to have systems in place which can help to make things simple. Through the online LTL platform which we’ve recently implemented, customers are able to manage all tasks in a centralized system. These tasks include:
- Price quoting
- Tracking shipments across multiple common carriers
- Determining freight classes
Our Crossdocking Services
Crossdocking is a logistics procedure of unloading products and materials from an incoming supplier or manufacturer and loading them directly into outgoing trucks or trailers.
World Distribution Services offers this service for our clients because it can assist in:
- Optimizing production time
- Cutting costs
- Reducing inventory
With further developments in technology and information systems, we are seeing an increase in real-time shipment status as well as shipping activity records.
Our Warehousing and Distribution Technology
WDS uses Synapse for our warehouse management system (WMS). Synapse provides ideal flexibility for customers and has been constructed to optimize the productivity and efficiency of our warehouses.
Our customers can access inventory data at any time through a secure web connection, 24/7/365.
Synapse uses a unique approach which defines and enforces item-specific rules based on specific criteria. The system’s operations feature the following aspects:
- Real-time visibility for all warehouse activity
- Allowing for various combinations of multiple units of measure
- Meeting the inventory management needs of Global 500 firms as well as growing businesses
- Optimizing warehouse storage utilization
- Achieving inventory accuracy levels up to 100%
To further enhance productivity and success for our clients, we have integrated additional technology systems, which include:
- Web Portal Access – In an effort to keep our customers current, we have implemented this access system to analyze and check on inventory data to optimize accuracy. Features include:
- Order entry
- Key reports available as .pdfs or spreadsheets
- Inventory viewing
- RF Technology – This technology is similar in its abilities to enhance accuracy and traceability. Features include:
- Receiving imports
- Counting inventory
As you can see, WDS strives to provide our customers with the latest technology and information that they require to assist with their third-party logistics needs.
Connect With Us
We are always excited to work with new clients to help you optimize your supply chain processes. Be sure to contact us today with any questions.
We look forward to being your choice for a warehouse logistics provider.