Logistics:
It’s What We Do

In the decades since our company was founded in 1946, we have climbed the rungs to become one of the leading providers of asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services in North America. With 41 distribution centres and a far-reaching network of partners, we provide comprehensive coverage across all Canadian and U.S. markets. Our unique know-how and state-of-the-art expertise make us a 3PL partner of choice – one that can help you streamline your operations, save money and control your supply chain more effectively than ever before.

Our goals are clear:

  • Help you create value by increasing efficiency and speeding up production
  • Empower you to enhance the synergy of your operations
  • Save you time and money – and let you stay focused on your core business

Improve Your Supply Chain Performance

From raw materials to finished goods, Groupe Robert possess the tools, the know-how and the expert personnel to cater to your complex needs and streamline your supply chain processes.

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Receiving and Warehousing Solutions for Raw Materials

Receiving and Warehousing Solutions for Raw Materials

We offer turnkey service to facilitate the receipt and storage of your inbound raw materials. Our all-inclusive management solution comprises:

  • Facilitation of import procedures
  • Procurement planning
  • On-site order management at supplier’s place of business
  • Hauling of raw materials
  • Intermodal transportation solutions (road, rail, sea and air)
  • Inventory tracking and management, with detailed client reports
  • Specialized storage
  • Optional consignment storage
  • Maximization of storage space
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Just-in-Time Delivery to the Plant

Just-in-Time Delivery to the Plant

We understand the importance of ensuring your raw materials get to the intended manufacturing facility safely, effectively and when they are supposed to be there. This can have a critical impact on your operations and your production costs. That is why our logistics experts collaborate with you to come up with a step-by-step plan for raw material transportation and inventory management. Here’s how we do it:

  • Strategic and planning support
  • Operational assistance from Groupe Robert’s in-house specialists (optional)
  • Setup of just-in-time production lines
  • Reporting on a machine-by-machine basis
  • Tooling management (procurement, delivery and inventory management)
  • Shipping and receiving dock management at client’s place of business or at Groupe Robert
  • Shuttle service between distribution centres and the plant (optional)
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Comprehensive Warehousing Services

Comprehensive Warehousing Services

Our specialized warehousing services take many forms, all of which can be adapted to the various needs and realities of our clients. No matter what type of goods you wish to entrust to us, we have the right storage solution for you.

  • Four temperature zones: frozen (-18°C), refrigerated (4°C), room temperature (22°C) and controlled     
  • Pallet racking, bulk/unit storage, product stacking
  • Reserved spaces
  • Trailer rentals
  • Shipping container storage (refrigerated/non-refrigerated)
  • Indoor railcar services
  • Overhead cranes
  • Indoor/outdoor bulk storage
  • Sophisticated warehouse management technology
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Budget-Friendly Value-Added Services

Budget-Friendly Value-Added Services

Our value-added services include the preparation, packaging and wrapping of your products for final delivery. We create assembly lines for you to meet your specific needs and act as an extension of your company. These services are not only highly effective, but they are also instrumental in keeping your manufacturing costs to a minimum and limiting your capital investments without compromising one iota on quality. Here’s what we can do for you:

Light assembly
Subassembly/stretch wrapping
Boxing/kitting
Contract packaging
Packaging/labelling
Palletizing
Promotional inserts and gluing
Promotional displays

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Cross-Docking and Delivery: Last-Mile Logistics

Cross-Docking and Delivery: Last-Mile Logistics

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our cross-docking services eliminate the need for storage, reduce handling, significantly lower shipping costs and expedite delivery to the final destination. Then our delivery services step in to ensure last-mile logistics.

  • North America–wide coverage
  • Extensive brokerage network
  • Full truckload (TL), less-than-truckload (LTL), specialized and dangerous goods transportation
  • Intermodal freight (road/rail) with direct railway access
  • Partnership with CSX and Canadian Pacific
  • Close proximity to the Port of Montreal
  • Customs clearance and logistics with shipping companies and freight forwarders
  • Bonded carrier for Canada and the U.S.
  • CTPAT and PARS certification
  • Expertise and turnkey services to facilitate exports
  • Residential delivery
  • GPS-equipped trucks
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Leading-Edge Solutions to Drive Your Business Performance

Leading-Edge Solutions to Drive Your Business Performance

We make the latest industry technology available to you to ensure you can obtain the exact status of your inventory at any time and keep close tabs on your operations for your total peace of mind. Other concrete benefits include:

  • Product traceability at all touchpoints in the logistics chain
  • Direct access to a portal where you can track your shipments
  • Greater productivity thanks to state-of-the-art warehouse management systems (WMS) and real-team inventory monitoring
  • Key performance indicator (KPI) reports built to suit your specifications
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Groupe Robert is...
3,500 employees
3,500,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space
41 distribution centres and terminals
1,400 tractors
3,000 trailers

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