Cardinal Couriers to increase capacity, rolls out process improvements

A few team members from Cardinal Couriers: Martha McGregor, Account Manager; Adrian Pavone, President, and Joe Ariganello, Director of Sales and Marketing. The company will soon move into a new building that will increase efficiency and capacity.

By Mike Davey

Mississauga, Ontario — March 1, 2017 — Cardinal Couriers is well-known to many automotive recycling professionals, especially those in Ontario and Quebec. The company operates the Night Network pick-up and delivery solution. The unique methodology provides a competitive advantage through a “First to Market” approach, allowing businesses to maximize their business day, improving sales, customer service and profitability.

Cardinal’s Night Network provides before 8 a.m. delivery, including Saturdays, to major urban centres as well as the majority of the smaller cities, towns and villages throughout Ontario and Quebec. Cardinal operates the network through 18 strategically located terminals in Ontario and Quebec. Recent improvements rolled out by the company have led to a faster process that also provides recyclers and customers with more up-to-date information.

Joe Ariganello is Director of Sales and Marketing for Cardinal Couriers. In a recent interview with Canadian Auto Recyclers, Ariganello noted that in addition to the processes Cardinal is rolling out, the company will soon move into a new building that will provide even greater capacity.

“We’re operating out of two facilities right now. The new building will combine the operational and office sides. Doing so will increase efficiency and capacity,” he says.

Ariganello also discussed some of the new processes during the interview.

“We’ve been rolling it out over the last 18 months and more is coming,” he says. “The big improvements come in regards to tracking and automating the process, such as automatic shipping notification. We’re going to continue to expand and improve on that. More efficient scanning technology means we can speed up the process and be able to provide more up-to-date information.”

Cardinal Couriers already enjoyed a number of competitive advantages when it came to the delivery of high anxiety, time critical parts. These include a shared network that reduces overall transportation costs, while allowing for a flexible, variable rate versus a fixed rate. In addition, consolidation of small package courier freight and LTL shipments provides far greater savings through reduced shipping costs, while maximizing efficiencies. Through the unattended delivery solution, businesses do not have to schedule employees to receive and unload deliveries from the delivery vehicle, thereby improving efficiencies while reducing soft costs. Early morning delivery means the service hours are maximized, increasing capacity and business opportunities, while minimizing inventory requirements and costs. Saturday delivery allows the option of extending service hours, maximizing profitability while providing enhanced sales and customer service.

The new and improved processes Cardinal Couriers are putting in place will likely cause the company’s reputation to rise even higher. It’s a reputation that has been built on providing specialized solutions to several business segments, including OEM and automotive aftermarket, and of course, auto recycling.

This dedication to the markets it serves has led many customers to think of Cardinal Couriers as more of a partner than a simple supplier.

“Cardinal Couriers has been our preferred courier service for many years now,” says Nelson Estrela, Director of Operations and Logistics for Vast Auto Distribution. “They have always been accommodating and reliable with excellent service and allow us to be able to reach out to our customers like no other courier can. We at Vast Auto Distribution believe Cardinal Courier is not a supplier to us but a business partner and look forward to continuing and growing our relationship.”

For more information, please visit cardinalcouriers.com.

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