Leading apparel maker outsources U.S. distribution and fulfillment
LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2016 /PR Newswire/ -- Port Logistics Group, the nation’s leading provider of gateway logistics services, today announced it has secured a multi-year service contract with Topson Downs, a global apparel manufacturer in the branded and private-label fast-fashion segment.
Under the agreement, Port Logistics Group, as a third-party logistics provider (3PL) offering B2B and B2C supply chain solutions, will manage the U.S. distribution and fulfillment for Topson Downs from its retail distribution campus in Chino, CA. The 3PL is providing full-scale services, overseeing the complex flow of Topson Downs’ direct-to-consumer and retail orders.
The partnership allows Topson Downs to focus on its core competency of designing on-trend apparel. “We were looking to strengthen our company by partnering with a 3PL who offers best-in-class logistics and distribution as well as with a company that shares our same core values,” said Kelly Gordon, Chief Operating Officer at Topson Downs. “After a lengthy RFP process, Port Logistics Group stood out from their competitors not only as experts in their field, but in their company culture and the importance of relationships to them both internally and externally."
Many former warehouse employees of Topson Downs will be retained at Port Logistics Group’s Chino campus, allowing for a seamless transition and greater sharing of knowledge across the two companies.
"Topson Downs is a significant account for us. It’s really a great marriage between two rapidly growing companies,” said Brian Weinstein, Vice President of Business Development at Port Logistics Group, noting the customer will benefit tremendously by utilizing a sophisticated warehouse management system that can take advantage of a single physical inventory location for all of their multiple selling channels through Port Logistics Group’s proprietary warehouse management system, EventTracker.
Weinstein added: “Ecommerce is growing fast and IT capabilities are a key component of omnichannel. In addition to the strength of our WMS, we have an in-house engineering department and retail implementation experts on staff to give us the flexibility to meet Topson Downs’ needs as they evolve in a rapidly changing marketplace.”
ABOUT PORT LOGISTICS GROUP
Port Logistics Group is the nation’s leading provider of gateway logistics services, including value added warehousing and omnichannel distribution, transloading and crossdocking, ecommerce fulfillment, and national transportation. With 6.5 million square feet of warehouse space strategically located in and around major North American ports, Port Logistics Group provides the critical link between international transportation and the last-mile supply chain.
ABOUT TOPSON DOWNS
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Topson Downs is a global leader in the apparel and manufacturing industry. Topson Downs prides itself on its design talent and vast market intelligence allowing them to consistently provide their customers with the latest trends. With its strong network of retail partners and a vast global infrastructure, it maintains an unparalleled standard in production and quality control. Its core values remain the same since 1971, centering on quality, sustainability and community.
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