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The Same Day On-Demand Delivery Revolution. American Expediting is leading the charge.

 

You have a delivery window and no margin for error.

Whether you need to transport something across town, between cities or across the country, no one puts more reliable Same Day/On-Demand delivery solutions at your command — from bicycle messengers and couriers with cars, minivans, SUVs, cargo vans and trucks to air shipments including next-flight-out. The addition of straight trucks and tractor-trailers to our fleet allows shippers to answer the needs of their customers the same day.

 

Over the last 5 years the on-demand, same day delivery model has exploded. The faster and more efficient you are in providing the service the better. Customers want their products and they want it yesterday. This is becoming the norm in shipping. With the advent of technology in shipping and pop-up fulfillment it is possible to guarantee same day shipping in most markets. At American Expediting we have been providing this type of service since our inception.  We provide a Quality experience from start to finish and that is the key to our growth. We accept any challenge and work to ensure the job is done same day everyday.  To find out more about our services click here 

 

 

 

Some factors that have contributed to the rise in popularity of same day shipping include: 

(Taken from Geri Spieler of the Huffington Post Blog Titled Coming to a warehouse near you: The “Same Day Delivery” revolution 11/22/1016)

 

“Over the past 12 months, according to a 2016 study conducted by Walker Sands, half of all online shoppers have used one-day shipping, and 85 percent have used two-day shipping. Growth for buyer’s show that one in 10 has used same-day shipping over in the past year. And two-thirds of online shoppers who buy multiple products online, pick up their order at their local store.

Changes in warehouse usability

Same-day delivery works to close the deal more quickly by implanting fresh warehouse tactics to fuel warehouse e-commerce success. For retailers to stay competitive, they need to re-think their fulfillment options and offer their customers multiple shipping and delivery alternatives. Frequent online shoppers will choose the company that gives the most options.

High tech warehouse

The traditional warehouse was large buildings located out in rural areas where real estate is cheap. Today, all that has changed. Now warehouses are built along shipping routes and outfitted with new, robotic pick and pack technology.

Along with this new warehouse option, retailers’ strategies are changing dramatically and becoming a more critical piece of the e-commerce landscape — from how the geographic location of each warehouse is chosen to how products are documented and loaded into the warehouse inventory.
Using new technologies offers retailer’s competitive logistics and the ability to offer shipping options to that keep their customers happy.

Fulfillment centers take several configurations, these days. In some circumstances, a retailer may utilize a standard store as a local fulfillment center based on the location.

Amazon has been scouting real estate all over the U.S. and has built 70 million square feet of fulfillment center space nationwide. Along with the expanded warehouse space, it has launched a new service, “Get it Today” in 12 markets around the country that operate seven days a week.

“The trend is to locate DCs much closer to consumers and operate a lot more of them,” according to Garrick Brown, research director at Cassidy Turley, a commercial real estate firm based in St. Louis.

The brick-and-mortar hybrid

Brick-and-mortar stores need to re-invent their business model if they are going to stay relevant. Midrange stores, such as Target, are extending its brick-and-mortar roots by converting some of its storefront space as an alternative warehouse to increase sales and adapt to new consumer needs. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Target fulfilled 30 percent of its online orders from stores which was a record number of Internet customers who picked up their orders at the retail store.

It was evident to Target that fulfilling orders from its retail stores was proof for this angle in that Target’s success in fulfilling orders efficiently. Other retailers are still working out their strategy for inventory on the shelf or in the local warehouse.

With these results, more retailers are shifting to using their brick-and -mortar stores as fulfillment centers, thereby becoming a neighborhood warehouse.

“While we’ve added capacity across our entire direct-to-guest network, our fourth-quarter experience demonstrated the power of relying on our stores to fill digital demand,” said John Mulligan, Target’s chief operating office, in a Wall Street Journalarticle.

Same day delivery

 

To allow for an even balance between brick and mortar fulfillment centers and the traditional store, retailers need to move quickly to create a channel to fulfill its supply chain by using their store infrastructures as a national network of fulfillment centers.”

We take our philosophy and apply it across all industries. No matter what we are transporting and delivering our commitment to quality sets us apart!

 

 

Whether its medical specimens or high end parts for a technology provider , fine desserts and perishables to garments and auto parts. We have been satisfying customers in all sorts of industries since 1983.

Our technology and operational procedures are always evolving to set an industry standard. Our warehouse and fulfillment operations are set up in all of our markets.

 

At American Expediting our growing nationwide network is allowing us to better serve our customers.  We are able to offer warehousing, fulfillment and transportation same day solutions that most providers cant so by keeping all the services consolidated into a single operation our customers have had success expanding their own markets and footprints.  We continue to grow and evolve but we always stay true to our commitment to quality.

 

Specialty Logistics in Clinical Research Trials and The Benefits of Logistical Partnerships

Specialty Logistics in Clinical Research Trials and the Benefits of Logistical Partnerships.

The Pharmaceutical industry relies heavily on three factors in order to successfully produce, test, and implement new medications and treatments. First is the research involved in identifying the need for new drugs to battle new conditions and diseases. The second is the actual development phase and the third is the testing and implementation. CRO’s or CLINICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS are the project management glue that holds the trial and its outcome together. These organizations work closely with large and small specialty logistics providers in order to organize and implement the testing phase.

This can be simply delivering single doses of experimental drugs to patients or can be on a much larger scale meaning a nationwide deployment where the product is specially packed and distributed on a wide scale.

Our focus in 2017 is to continue to grow our specialty logistics operation and make a positive impact in the lives of patients who are participating in these research trials. Some important things to remember:

The success of a clinical study depends on the CRO’s or sponsor’s ability to bring together people, processes and technology in a coordinated effort to improve patient outcomes, one case at a time.

Logistics partners play a similar central role in the process by transporting medications and bio-materials between laboratories, apheresis centers, manufacturers and clinical sites around the world. The logistics partner’s role is critical to the success of the study as a whole, and never more important than in studies of personalized medicines, such as cell and gene therapies.

As logistics providers, of course, we can’t control the effectiveness of therapies, but we can give them the best possible chance of success. Our job is to make sure those samples and therapies arrive where they are needed, when they’re needed and in the same condition they left the lab or collection site.

Key indicators of successful logistics performance

Measuring logistics performance is important to everyone involved. For the logistics provider, measurement helps identify areas for improvement and refine future performance. For the trial sponsor or CRO, measurement hones in on specific reasons for trial delays or other unwanted results. It also helps in deciding whether you want to partner with that logistics provider again.

Logistics performance can affect the outcome of every aspect of clinical trials, from lab to therapy delivery to study costs and regulatory approvals. Six key indicators of successful logistics performance include:

  1. Minimizing temperature excursions
  2. Maintaining quality standards
  3. Optimizing production
  4. Ensuring on-time delivery of product
  5. Minimizing overages and shortages
  6. Maintaining regulatory compliance

 

 

Whether your transport needs are on a regular schedule, will-call or stat basis, we’re there when you need us 24/7 — first time, every time.

Each day, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, dialysis centers, blood banks and labs nationwide trust American Expediting for secure, time-critical transport of healthcare supplies, tissue, specimens, biologicals including UN 3373, blood, pharmaceuticals and transplant organs.

Our medical couriers are highly skilled, bonded and insured, and equipped as necessary with dry ice, coolers, and blood and fluid spill kits. They are compliant with all state and federal regulations pertaining to the safe transportation of biohazards. They are also compliant with OSHA, HIPAA, DOT, TSA and other key regulatory agencies. Certified (HAZMAT) and biohazard specialists are on staff as well.

Partnering with American Expediting is a dependable, cost-effective alternative to having your own in-house medical couriers or maintaining relationships with multiple vendors.

You can even track your shipment’s every move, using our online Shipping Wizard. To arrange a medical courier for your next medical pickup and delivery, call us at 800-525-3278.

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American Expediting is leading the charge in same day on-demand specialty logistics.

Specialty Logistics is a ever present force in our daily lives.  With the market for same day on-demand delivery exploding it is becoming more and more competitive every day. One of the cornerstones of our business operations here at American Expediting is our dedication to quality . Quality is a descriptive term to describe the overall experience and it doesn’t just start or stop with a delivery. We ensure quality throughout the entire process. From our customer service representatives to our dispatchers and warehouse team all the way to our corporate social responsibility and professional practices. This Mantra of “Quality in Everything We Do” has motivated us since 1983. Now more than ever that mind-set will continue to do so.

At American Expediting we feel it is important to recognize our team for a job well done.

We have offices nationwide and our team is out there everyday providing quality of service and performing true to our core values and higher purpose as a company.  We would like to recognize our Columbus Ohio team for there hard work and continued growth. The staff has exemplified the term teamwork.  With this location steadily growing it has been there dedication to quality service that has helped American Expediting reach our goal in being a leader in this industry. Hats off to our Columbus team.  Thank you for your continued dedication. Lets meet the team.

Like all of our locations, the Columbus team prides itself on being able to handle all of your same-day on-demand needs.  The possibilities are endless in what we can transport. We offer different options for same-day listed below. Contact us for more info:

Choose from three service levels:

  • Regular Same Day Service: Provides pickups on an ASAP basis with no hard delivery deadline. Deliveries are generally accomplished within three hours based on mileage.
  • Rush Service: Packages are picked up within 30 minutes and delivered within 1–2 hours, based on mileage.
  • Direct-Drive Service: The ultimate priority service: packages/freight are picked up within 15–30 minutes and delivered directly. No other stops made, no co-mingling of deliveries.

We’re a recognized industry leader in providing top-notch service, seasoned couriers, nationwide coverage and a “We Say Yes!” attitude. When we receive a request for service, our efforts don’t end until a viable, cost-effective solution is at hand.

From documents, small parcels, legal and medical shipments to exotic animals and pets to complete supply chain logistics solutions, American Expediting delivers dependably for its customers nationwide. We built our company one delivery at a time. We’d like to build our relationship with you the same way. To arrange Same Day/On-Demand handling of your next shipment or delivery, call 800-525-3278.

Medical Couriers and Specialty Logistics providers are in the business of saving lives. Our job is important in saving lives at American Expediting.

Medical Couriers and Specialty Logistics Services Providers are in the business of saving lives.

Time and time again we are transporting essential medications, specimens, blood and fluids to hospitals and patients that are saving lives and curing disease. The need for stat medications and fluids could and sometimes is the difference between life and death. We at American Expediting take this very seriously and our dedication to quality and precise specialty logistics is setting us apart.

We handle everything from blood-bank transport to the delivery of essential medications in clinical trials and to aid in the fight against cancer.  It is both an honor and privilege for us to be tasked with doing so.  With patients and clinical staff depending on us we take every step of the process very seriously and dedicate ourselves to completing each delivery in a timely professional and compassionate way.

As a company we continue to grow and expand. We vow to continue to provide the highest quality of service to our customers.

 

Deliveries to hospitals and clinics from blood banks is the most essential and on demand service that is utilized by our customers. The following is a story that happens all the time. This is why we do what we do.

“October 17, 2013 did not go as anyone had pictured it. It started as a day filled with anticipation and excitement as I was admitted to the labor and delivery floor to have our first child – a baby girl we named Georgia. It was the day after my due date, so she was actually quite punctual. After a pretty easy labor and a smooth delivery of our 8 pound, 8 ounce healthy baby girl, I began feeling ill. The medical staff equated it with a drop in my blood pressure and tilted my bed back to make me feel better, which worked initially. I had lost more blood than normal during the delivery, and it still seemed like there was something wrong.  My doctor told me that I was continuing to bleed and she couldn’t see where it was coming from, so we needed to go to the operating room (OR) to get a better look.

I ended up developing a very rare condition called disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) that kept my blood from clotting normally. DIC has a high mortality rate and is difficult to control. I lost over three liters of my own blood and was in the OR for more than 3 intense hours while numerous physicians, CRNAs, nurses and technicians worked to stop my bleeding.  I received 12 units of blood, 6 units of fresh frozen plasma, and 2 units of platelets before I finally became stable and the bleeding was controlled. What had started as a happy, exciting day had ended in a roller coaster of emotions as my family waited to hear good news about my condition. The next morning I woke up intubated in the critical care unit where I stayed for two days before being able to move back to the labor and delivery floor with my husband and new baby girl. We stayed a total of 5 days in the hospital before we finally brought our little girl home with grateful hearts for the miracle that took place in our lives.

A few weeks after going home from the hospital I had the opportunity, along with my husband Todd and our daughter, to meet some employees from Arkansas Blood Institute. I was able to thank them and to let them see, first hand, the benefits and changed lives that resulted from the work that they do every day. It was a humbling experience to say the least.

Unfortunately, I have to say that I’ve never donated blood in the past; however, Arkansas Blood Institute has gained a lifelong blood donor after my experience. If it wasn’t for blood, plasma and platelet donors, the skilled medical staff wouldn’t have had the resources they needed to save my life and my Georgia would’ve grown up without her mother. I cannot express the extent to which blood donors have affected our family’s life. They kept our world from falling apart that day. Without them, I wouldn’t be enjoying the blessing of becoming a mother to a healthy, happy little girl.  Donating blood is such an easy way that each one of us can give back and change the lives of not only recipients but their loved ones as well. My daughter gets to know her mommy in part because a dozen people decided to donate blood.”

There are stories like this coming in from all over the country because of the work of hospital staff and the dedicated courier services tasked with stat transportation. We will continue to provide this valuable service and take pride in what we do.

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