Success Stories

See how WSI has helped customers optimize their supply chains — then contact us to see how we can help you!

The past several years have made chemical shippers painfully aware of the market's unpredictability. Given the fluctuations in demand, many chemical companies have sought ways to better manage their overhead costs such as warehousing and distribution – arriving at flexible, volume-based solutions. Details
At a time when print media face stiff competition from their digital counterparts, there's simply no room for inefficiency. So when a large West Coast publisher chose WSI to take over their paper warehousing from a long-term provider, they were looking for process improvements. Details
The industrial lubricant distributor realized that their existing logistics provider was not complying fully with safety and environmental requirements. The provider was also reluctant to accommodate the customer's desire for a bulk transfer facility in the area to reduce transportation costs and expand their service capabilities. The distributor approached WSI, who had a distribution center in the area. Details
The last thing a bereaved family needs is a casket that's late to the funeral. And while the distributor's unique fulfillment model offered significant savings to their customers, reliance on a single distribution point limited their order turnaround times and geographic area. Damages in transit also posed a problem, as the caskets were shipped via common carrier with many other products. Details
The company was in startup mode with an innovative entry into the competitive packaged cookie market. What they didn’t have yet was a way to get their products into consumers’ hands. The up-and-coming company came to WSI to leverage their retail distribution expertise and help establish the new cookie’s distribution network. Details
Like many companies today, a WSI customer who manufactures textile dyes was looking for ways to trim operating costs. One solution was to outsource the labor at several of their distribution centers. Details
One of WSI's clients had their manufacturing plant located about a mile from our dedicated distribution facility. And yet, between leaving the manufacturing plant and arriving at the distribution center blocks away, the client's polymer product was shipped 100 miles roundtrip for additional processing. WSI saw an opportunity to help a customer save time and money. Details
With a relationship that goes back over 30 years, WSI is much more than a warehouse specialist to a leading producer of institutional tissue products. They support the customer with everything from storage of "parent" tissue rolls, raw materials and finished products; to strategic advice and even trailer parking. Details
When a customer asked WSI to perform an objective analysis of their warehouse facility, WSI conducted a comprehensive study of both the facility and its role in their overall distribution system. "We were the only company that gave them a true look at their entire situation," observed Randy Pichette, WSI Transportation Manager. Details
Several years ago, a major industrial equipment manufacturer came to WSI looking for solutions to streamline their distribution system. With seven distribution centers managed in-house and utilizing manual fulfillment, decentralized routing, and trucks that regularly traveled below capacity, they recognized opportunities for improvement. After in-depth analysis of the customer's processes, labor costs, and productivity, WSI presented a proposal for improving their cost structure and efficiency by outsourcing distribution. Details
In September 2013, a major metal and mineral supplier faced losing their warehousing space, close to our Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, facilities. The leading metals and minerals company approached WSI looking for space to store its billet and ingot product, on a tight timeline. With one storage center in the Fond du Lac area, two Wisconsin converting manufacturer customers, and a rapidly expiring lease on its current space in Fond du Lac, they identified a need for immediate storage and handling space. Details