Delivery Notes

Supply Chain Trends That Will Shape the Industry in 2017

Posted by Andrea Obston on Apr 18, 2017 5:57:46 PM

QCS Logistic's Jason Burns among industry experts providing logistics industry forecast

This article appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of CLDA Magazine.

The escalating growth of e-commerce, rising consumer expectations, the emergence of same-day distribution and verticals that will grow and shrink. All of these will shape the way those in the customized logistics and delivery industry do business in 2017. 

CLDA Magazine culled these forecasts from the sessions at the PARCEL Forum in September and through interviews with top industry insiders.

Here’s a peek at the factors that we expect will impact our business in the coming year.

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Logistics Plays Integral Role in Customer Satisfaction

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 5, 2017 1:41:35 PM

Customer Satisfaction is key for Companies Seeking Competitive Advantage

Customer satisfaction is key for companies seeking a competitive advantage. Reliable product delivery in the supply chain is a main factor in maintaining customer satisfaction, and logistics is an integral cog in the supply chain wheel.

The 2016 20th Annual Third Party Logistics Study shows 3PLs and their customers are becoming more proficient at what they do, individually as well as together, which is improving the quality of their relationships. Seventy percent of those who use logistics services (shippers) and 85% of 3PL providers said that outsourcing logistics to a 3PL has contributed to overall cost reductions, while, 83% of shippers and 94% of 3PL providers said using a 3PL contributes to improved customer service

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FSMA Compliance for Food and Beverage Transportation Specialists

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 9, 2016 2:48:11 PM

Overhaul of nation’s food safety practices impacts virtually every link in food supply chain

New regulations approved under the largest overhaul of the nation’s food safety practices in decades are now being instituted. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) gives comprehensive new regulatory and enforcement powers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and applies to food manufacturing facilities, food labeling, inspection of imports, shipping and virtually every link in the food supply chain, including shippers and food and beverage transportation specialists.

The law, which was approved with bipartisan support by Congress in 2010, aims at enlisting a preventative approach to food control to address biotechnology and nutrition labels and protect consumers from unsafe imported food and foodborne illness.

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Sheila B. Burns on QCS Logistics' Continued Success

Posted by Abbie Stutzer on Nov 15, 2016 12:30:37 PM

This article appeared on the Courier Magazine blog in October 2016.

Courier Magazine: Could you give me some background on your company? Fill me in on how your company has survived/thrived over the years, along with its history.

SB: Quick Courier Services, d.b.a. QCS Logistics, corporately headquartered in New Orleans, La., is a multi-service transportation logistics firm. Established in 1984 by founder Ronald V. Burns, Sr., we recently celebrated our 30th anniversary in business last year. We provide expedited and routed delivery service to a diverse clientele across many industries throughout southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. QCS maintains service on a twenty-four hour basis, seven days a week, including holidays. Our drivers are uniformed, drug-tested, and trained.

In this competitive industry, we are fortunate to have loyal customers who have stayed with us because we focused on quality service at affordable prices. Many are still with us today.

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