SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT 2017

April 20 2017

Pomona California –

SOUTH WEST LOGISTICS – ATTENDS SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

South West Logistics Attends the 2017 Southern California Logistics & Supply Chain Summit.

So, South West Logistics decided to once again take another look at this years Southern California Logistics and Supply Chain Summit.

Highlights: 
Juan Perez from Amazon Fulfillment –  Juan touched on many of the highlights from Last years conference, such as employee enhancements and benefits, but then focused on Automation and how large Amazon as grown in the past 5 years, especially in the Inland Empire.

Gary L Toebben – CEO LA CHAMBER OF COMMECE – Highlight was the continually, almost daily, changes made by bureaucrats on the logistics industry, by people who really do not know what the transportation is all about.

Dr. RAT WOLF – TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF SAN BERNARDINO.
Dr. Wolf took us through the new infrastructures, freeways, toll roads, and Metrolink upgrades.   An interesting note.  San Bernadino County is larger than 8 of our nations states.  Most of the population, however is concentrated in the South West corner of the county.  The massive infrastructure upgrades is funded by Measure I, which was just extended another 30 years.  With out the Measure I’s initial 20 years, we would not have the 71, the extended 210 Freeway, and the Metrolink would have not happened.  Goal is to get more people off of the roads, free up traffic and allow Truckers more room and less congestion.

BJ Patterson shared the same message basically from the 2016 event.. He shared his displeasure by stating “California is not the best state for doing business”.   Many on the panel felt as though the California bureaucracy was dead set against helping the Logistics industry in any way.    He brought up an Executive order from Governor Jerry Brown.  The mandate stated that by 2030, 100,000 Commercial trucks are to be emissions free, or Zero Emission vehicles. 25% of current vehicles are to have an increase of 25% fuel efficiency by 2030 and.. We must increase California’s Competitiveness as well.   Its very tall order that the logistics industry must adhere to by Executive order.   BJ did however end his speech on how truly excellent the Logistics industry is.  This is one of the very few industries left  where a blue collar person can support their family into middle class standards.

While many on the Panel agreed that we would all like to have clean air to breath, the restrictions and time lines are oppressive and unrealistic.  This is and will be a pretty hot topic.

Dr. John Husing  Chief Economist for the Inland Empire –
Dr. Husing pulled no punches this go around.  A fantastics Analyst and a regular contributor on KVCR.  Dr. Husing simply stated that California’s Democratic Leadership is squeezing out the middle class, and trying to keep the poor, Poor!   The Transportation industry one of the last great places for the Blue collar person to make a decent living and live within the middle class.

BLOCKCHAIN – Technology.  This is a whole new way of tracking all the stages of a particular load, it follows every person entrusted to handle said load, tracks payments and more.  https://hbr.org/2017/03/global-supply-chains-are-about-to-get-better-thanks-to-blockchain  For more in depth information.

Summary:  In short, the Logistics industry is strong.   There is a tremendous struggle with California’s ever tightening restrictions on business, making it very hard to grow, but grow we have.  Companies like Amazon, E-Bay have reversed the logistics model.    Giant warehouses  and many different types of vehicles all bringing your products to you.  All requiring some sort of logistics solution.   Assessment?  The logistics future is very bright. (still)

Medical Equipment Movers

Medical Moving Services for the Western United States, and Minnesota

Moving medical equipment takes expertise and the utmost care from your moving company.  At South West Logistics, Our moving crews are specifically trained  for the proper packing, loading, unloading and installation of delicate medical equipment.   Presentation is an important aspect of our delivery process.  Our crews are clean and presentable.  Our truck fleets are clean, well maintained and offer air ride suspension, so you can be assured that your sensitive equipment will arrive in excellent condition.

Our medical moving services can offer a variety of specialized moving needs, including:

Medical Equipment Movers and Installers

Medical Equipment Movers and Installers

  • Sensitive equipment packing or crating
  • Dental, Medical and other specialized equipment
  • Computer network system disconnect and reconnect
  • Medical equipment moving and storage
  • Warehousing and distribution
  • We install Wall Mounted Items

With more than 20 years of combined talent and expertise, South West Logistics knows the medical moving industry.   Our dedication to White Glove moving services such as medical equipment installations and household/office furniture are paramount to our success in this industry.   We take tremendous pride knowing that our customers give us an Excellent Ratings on nearly all of all of our deliveries. In fact that rating is around 97.9%

For information on our expert medical moving services and storage facilities, contact us at

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Southern California Logistics Summit. 2016

April 28 2016

Pomona California –

Southern California Logistics and Supply Chain SummitThanks to our local NPR radio station, KVCR, we  were informed and later attended the 2016 Southern California Logistics & Supply Chain Summit.

South West Logistics is about educating, not only ourselves on new Logistics trends, but also brining new hot topics to you as well.   This was our first visit to the Summit and we were really unsure what to expect.

Highlights: 
Juan Garcia from Amazon Fulfillment –  Juan spoke on Amazons incredible employee programs.  They introduced a program that helps employees leave the company.   The program is designed to help employees, who are looking for growth, education to actually move on.  They even have an bonus incentive program.  Amazon will pay you up to $5,000.00 to leave the company.  1.4% of employees have actually taken pay to leave program.  The point of this program, is Amazons encouragement for personal growth.   Amazon also began to bring school to the office.  Amazon offers classrooms and courses on the job site.  Employees are encouraged to learn and are presented in class rooms with glass walls, for other employees to see, Yes, this is happening.

Pulse f the Port:
Dr Nole Hacebaga, Chris Shimala, Lena Kent of BNSF, and BJ Patterson  all spoke on matters concerning the Long Beach Port.
Coming from perhaps the worst year in port congestion (2015), Dr. Noel  spoke on how different Logistics companies came together and started sharing Trailer Chassis.  The Chassis were shared by everyone to help get the freight out of the ports.  It has been a big success.   Cargo ships have more than doubled in size in just the past 5 years!  This has made dock logistics even more congested, but lowered the cost of shipping a container from China from $2,100 just a few years ago, down to $700 or so. This resulted in many shipping companies to look at forming a collation and control the shipping prices across the seas. An OPEC for cargo if you will.

Chris Shimala spoke on Port Logistic infrastructure.  Annually, the state of California collects 2 Billion dollars in taxes generated from the Logistics industry.  Only 20% of the tax money collected goes back into infrastructure improvements.   A whopping 80% goes back into the General Fund and to the controversial California High Speed Rail project.   This lead into the next speaker

Lena Kent from BNSF.  To say that this board was frustrated with California policy towards the logistic industry, was an understatement.  Lena let if fly with her clearly unhappy tone.  “Its hard to get permits in California  We spent 100 Million dollars over 14 years for a net loss”.  BNSF spent 14 years and 100 million dollars building and proposing a Port Infrastructure plan, that according to her, would have helped Long Beach with the massive flow of products into the ports, and help keep Long Beach the go to port for Logistics on the West Coast.  A judge denied their case and it was over.   With Crude oil down and Coal down as well,  BNSF is struggling and this California setback didn’t help much either.

BJ Patterson shared his displeasure by stating “California is not the best state for doing business”.   Many on the panel felt as though the California bureaucracy was dead set against helping the Logistics industry in any way.    He brought up an Executive order from Governor Jerry Brown.  The mandate stated that by 2030, 100,000 Commercial trucks are to be emissions free, or Zero Emission vehicles. 25% of current vehicles are to have an increase of 25% fuel efficiency by 2030 and.. We must increase California’s Competitiveness as well.   Its very tall order that the logistics industry must adhere to by Executive order.   BJ did however end his speech on how truly excellent the Logistics industry is.  This is one of the very few industries left  where a blue collar person can support their family into middle class standards.

Great New incentives rolling out:

Southern California gas is rolling out its Natural Gas Vehicle Truck load program.   This program focuses on the introduction of Natural Gas vehicles to Diesel fleets.  There is a lot more information on this program.  Visit socalgas.com or contact us at info@southwestlogisticsinc.com. We will be happy to send you over more information.

Summary:  In short, the Logistics industry is strong.   There is a tremendous struggle with California’s ever tightening restrictions on business, making it very hard to grow, but grow we have.  Companies like Amazon, E-Bay have reversed the logistics model.    Giant warehouses  and many different types of vehicles all bringing your products to you.  All requiring some sort of logistics solution.   Assessment?  The logistics future is very bright.

 

Shirts, Clocks, Hats.. Yes we have one for you!

@ South West, we really appreciate our Customers and the Vendors who make it all happen for us.   Each month we order new and exciting products to say thank you!  From Hats, to Clocks, we constantly look for unique items to not only help promote our company, but also offer quality products to you.

Popular South West Clocks.

CLOCKS –

We started making South West Logistics Foam Clocks.  These are fantastically unique novelty product that not a lot of people have.   These clocks have a unique reflective material that shows off our South West Logo in the dark!   If you are interested in one, do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to send you one.

SHIRTS –

We are sending shirts out to anyone who wants a great quality T-Shirt.   Our shirts come in L and XL. Colors are  Pink, Navy Blue and Red in the Grey on Grey Logo and the Classic Black shirt with the Standard Logo color scheme.  If you are

South West in Reno.

interested in one, please contact us, we will be happy to make sure you have one too.

 

HATS –

Coming soon. South West Hats in Black, White and Navy Blue.  Corporate Logo on the front

TAGS –

We also have company Tags and Lanyards for our Vendors who might not have a set as of yet.

Special Care Delivery

By South West Staff

White Glove is more than our profession, it’s a passion. Medical equipment like beds, wall installs and other instruments – have long needed a service that treats them with respect  It’s our culture that elicits our talents in White Glove Deliveries/installs.

There is only one level of White Glove Service we offer. Our best.

  • 20140710_085231Delivery: We deliver all products in their original protected packaging to ensure that your products will arrive in good care and undamaged.

White Glove Install - South West Transport

  • Installation: During the installation process, we take care to unpack and assemble all delivered items.  From Beds, to Wall mounted devices.  Our team assembles every item with great care.  While installing equipment, our team constantly picks up debris to keep a clean working environment.
  • 20140710_182927Clean Up:  Once our team has completed the install every carton, cardboard box is picked up and removed off of the premiss.  Floors are swept, counters are wiped down,
  • Done:  We leave the premiss spotless and present you with a “ready to go” appearance.

 

South West Transport has an outstanding service record and our customers call on us when the jobs are big and difficult.

Here are a few more shots of unique jobs:

Here is an unfurnished room. Ready for South West to install everything

Here is an unfurnished room. Ready for South West to install everything

Here is a partially installed room. Now the wall mounts are going to be installed.

Here is a partially installed room. Now the wall mounts are going to be installed.

This is a room that has been completed and is ready to go.

This is a room that has been completed and is ready to go.

Services

Scope of Services

South West Companies have been serving Business-to-Business (B2B) in the industry throughout the United States for the past 30 years.

Clients can depend on us to store, transport and deliver their precious equipment with skill and care. We will closely inspect all items for quality control and cross-reference shipping documents and technology systems to ensure accuracy.

Services Overview:

  • Lab & Medical Equipment
  • Appliance Installations
  • Handling High Value Equipment
  • Warehousing and Freight/Asset Management
  • Standardized Management Reports
  • Distribution Management and Local Delivery
  • Communications Equipment Consulting
  • Computer Equipment
  • Office & Industrial Equipment
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Trade Show Exhibits
  • Hospitality Industry

 

HIGH VALUE EQUIPMENT:

Sensitive items, such as;

  • Appliances
  • Lab & Medical EquipmentIMG_20121129_150225_jpg_1
  • Communications Equipment
  • Computer Equipment
  • Office & Industrial Equipment
  • Electronic equipment
  • Fine Art & Sculptures
  • Antiques
  • Trade show exhibits
  • Fine furniture requiring special handling and care
  • Hospitality Industry

South West Companies have more than 30 years of experience in handling and transporting sensitive and invaluable inventory, so we are truly the experts you can trust for any specialized shipping requirement.

ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATIONS:

Whether your need is a simple adjustment to your existing layout, or 20130325_113756a complete new installation, South West offers  years of experience, working with all major brands and models of Systems Furniture.

 

Welch Allyn , Midmark, Many more.

Perhaps you are planning to downsize, or may need to vacate your present office space.  Let South West help.  We will disassemble, palletize, inventory, remove, and ship or store your furnishing, whatever need arises.

FF & E SERVICES:

South West Companies are the most experienced FF&E installation contractor. Our team of trained technicians specializes in the full spectrum of any commodity of FF&E Services.  From case goods receipt, to punch list close out, we offer a skilled and cost effective service that is unmatched.  Contact one of our Experienced Project Managers to see how we can be of service to you.  Let us show you what we can do.  We’ll do it right the first time, and save you money.  Our FF&E Services include:

  • Project Planning and Management
  • Detailed Receiving Inspection
  • Vendor Coordination
  • Computerized Inventory Control
  • Secured – Monitored Facility
  • Dock High Loading Platforms
  • Interactively Scheduled Services
  • Debris Removal
  • Skilled and Timely Installation
  • Surplus Furniture Removal and Disposition
  • Dedicated Team from Start to Completion.

GREEN TRANSPORTATION:

Green TransportationSouth West Movers put the green back into transportation. We are “future capable” by providing a higher level of environmentally sustainable methods.

  • Band and recycle cardboard.
  • Trucks less than five years old.
  • Sort all scrap metal, plastic and glass for recycling
  • Consolidating truckloads by route creates fuel conservation
  • Electric lift gates, that don’t need the engine running
  • Moving pads made of 100% recycled cotton.