May 17, 2020

Load Delivered establishes Los Angeles operation

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Supply Chain
Logistics
LA
Freddie Pierce
2 min
Load Delivered is doing it LA style
Load Delivered Logistics, a leading technology-enabled third-party logistics (3PL) provider, has opened a new Los Angeles-based operations. The expans...

Load Delivered Logistics, a leading technology-enabled third-party logistics (3PL) provider, has opened a new Los Angeles-based operations.

The expansion allows Load Delivered to meet the growing shipping and logistics demands of West Coast customers, including popchips and Mary Ann's Baking Company.

As a Food Logistics Top 100 3PL, Load Delivered is committed to serving customers through the use of technology-enabled supply chain and logistics management services. After experiencing a 28 percent increase in freight shipments from the Western 11 over the past year, Load Delivered opened the Los Angeles office to provide improved, local support for customers. As a response to the continued growth of the e-commerce industry, the West Coast office is entering the final mile delivery market in the area.

"Part of our core philosophy is to always do what is best for our customers, and this office is a reflection of their needs," said Robert Nathan, CEO of Load Delivered. "The busy West Coast ports and fast-growing e-commerce businesses make southern California a key location for Load Delivered. It is an important distribution point to our customers and positions us to strategically scale in high-growth markets."

As Load Delivered continues to develop niche expertise in the food and beverage industry, the West Coast has become an integral part of their operations. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the Western 11 accounts for over 25 percent of the nation's agriculture receipts, and California itself leads the nation in production of 78 crop and livestock commodities, including rice, lettuce, and milk.

"Load Delivered's new operations based on the West Coast made them the ideal partner for our shipping needs," said Robert Gonzales, Logistics Manager at Mary Ann's Baking Company. "We pride ourselves on delivering fresh, high-quality products to our customers, and can do so in working with Load Delivered's local support."

Michael Cherney, director of West Coast Operations, will oversee the new location. Cherney was the seventh person hired at Load Delivered, and has experience working in every department of the company and with Load Delivered management to strengthen customers' supply chains. He will be sourcing his team from the area surrounding the Silicon Beach office. As an area rich with technology talent and recent graduates from surrounding universities, Los Angeles is a prime location to find strong talent for Load Delivered.

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Jun 8, 2021

DHL Claim Multi-Sector Collaboration Key to Fighting COVID

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Supplychain
COVID19
Logistics
3 min
Global logistics leader DHL’s new white paper highlights what supply chain professionals have learned one year into the pandemic

Since January, global logistics leader DHL has distributed more than 200 million doses of the COVID vaccine to 120+ countries around the globe. While the US and UK recently rolled out immunisation plans to most citizens, countries with less developed infrastructure still desperately need more doses. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which currently has one of the highest per-capita immunisation rates, the government set up storage facilities to cover domestic and international demand. But storage, as we’ve learned, is little help if you can’t transport the goods.

 

This is where logistics leaders such as DHL make their impact. The company built over 50 new partnerships, bilateral and multilateral, to collaborate with pharmaceutical and private sector firms. With more than 350 DHL centres pressed into service, the group operated 9,000+ flights to ship the vaccine where it needed to go. 


 

Public-Private Partnerships

With new pandemic knowledge, DHL just released its “Revisiting Pandemic Resilience” white paper, which examined the role of logistics and supply chain companies in handling COVID-19. As Thomas Ellman, Head of Clinical Trials Logistics at DHL, said: “The past one year has highlighted the importance of logistics and supply chain management to manage the pandemic, ensure business continuity and protect public health. It has also shown us that together we are stronger”. 

 

Multisector partnerships, DHL said, enabled rapid, effective vaccine distribution. While international scientists developed a vaccine in record time—five times faster than any other vaccine in history—manufacturers ramped up production and logistics teams rolled out distribution three times faster than expected. When commercial routes faced backups, logistics operators worked with military officers to transport vaccines via helicopters and boats. 

 

In the UAE, the public-private HOPE Consortium distributed billions of COVID-19 doses to its civilians as well as other countries in need by partnering with commercial organisations such as DHL. For the first time, apropo for an unprecedented pandemic, logistics companies made strong connections with public health and government.

 

“While the race against the virus continues, leveraging the power of such collaborations and data analytics will be key”, said Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL and Head of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “We need to remain prepared for high patient and vaccine volumes, maintain logistics infrastructure and capacity, while planning for seasonal fluctuations by providing a stable and well-equipped platform for the years to come”. 


 

How Do We Sustain Immunisation? 

By the end of 2021, experts estimate that we need approximately 10 billion doses of vaccines—many of which will be shipped to areas of the world, such as India, South Africa, and Brazil, that lack significant infrastructure. This is perhaps the greatest divide between countries that have rolled out successful immunisation programmes and those that have not. As Busch noted, “the UAE’s significant investments in creating robust air, sea, and land infrastructure facilitated logistics and vaccine distribution, helping us keep supply chains resilient”. 

 

Neither is the novel coronavirus a one-time affair. If predictions hold, COVID will be similar to seasonal colds or the flu: here to stay. When fall comes around each year, governments will need to vaccinate the world as quickly as possible to ensure long-term immunisation against the virus. This time, logistics companies must be better prepared. 


Yet global immunisation, year after year, is no small order. To keep reinfection rates low and slow the spread of COVID, governments will likely need 7-9 billion annual doses of the vaccine to meet that mark. And if DHL’s white paper is any judge of success, multi-sector supply chain partnerships will set the gold standard.

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