What makes Evans Distribution Systems unique?
We are a family-owned third-party logistics (3PL) provider specializing in warehousing, fulfillment, transportation, value added, and staffing. We’re continuously expanding our services and operating areas, and working to simplify the distribution process for customers like you. You can leverage a 3PL to handle your shipping and fulfillment, so you can worry about other important areas of your business.
What is a third-party logistics company?
A third-party logistics provider provides outsourced logistics services. This can include many services, from transportation, warehousing, value added services, and fulfillment. These services are provided based on customer needs and market conditions, and are intended to improve your shipping and handling quality, and allow you to focus on other elements of your business.
What are the benefits of using a third-party logistics company?
When you work with a 3PL, you’ll be working with a seasoned, experienced provider, trained specifically in warehousing and distribution, with a broad resource network. You’ll be able to open your doors to more unique customers since you’ll be sure that your fulfillment, transportation, or other needs will be covered. You’ll free up your resources in order to focus on more areas of your business.
What transportation services do you offer?
Geographically, we offer transportation services that span across the whole world. We also offer just-in-time transportation services, truckload and LTL services, ocean freight, customs bonded, port and rail drayage, intermodal services, and more. Get in touch to find out more about our transportation services, or check out our transportation page.
How large is Evans’ carrier network?
Our carrier network extends throughout North America and allows us to transport international freight to and from foreign countries.
What industries do you work with?
We currently provide services for companies in the automotive, chemical, food and beverage and consumer products industries. However, we are always continuing to expand the reach of our services, based on your needs.
What is your service area?
We’re headquartered in Detroit, but have operations throughout the United States. We’re able to provide services throughout North America and internationally, depending on the project.
Where are your warehouses located?
We provide warehouse labor in other states, including Tennessee, Texas, Colorado and Illinois. The majority of our warehouses are located in Michigan, in Detroit, Melvindale, Romulus, Ypsilanti, and Allen Park.
Do you offer fulfillment or value-added services?
We certainly do! We can fulfill orders directly from your eCommerce website, handling all of the behind the scenes logistics, shipping and kitting. We can handle eCommerce integration, funds, freight and shipping management, same-day order processing, customize your delivery experience for you, and more. Check out our fulfillment page for more information. When your product requires additional work, such as packaging, assembly, labeling, and more, we’re capable of handling those services for you. Read our value added page for more information.
How long has Evans Distribution Systems been in business?
We were established in 1929 as a family-owned and operated logistics company. Since the very beginning, we have developed a reputation of expertise for innovation in simplifying the supply chain process.
Why choose Evans Distribution Systems?
We’ve been in business for almost 90 years, and we’ve supported many businesses in most major markets across the Midwest. We’re always expanding our reach, and can provide your company with the support and resources you need.
Can you ship out product the same day it comes in?
Yes, we have multiple customers that require same-day order processing.
Are you a bonded warehouse?
Yes, our headquarters facility in Melvindale is a customs bonded warehouse.
Are you an FTZ?
We are located in a foreign trade zone (FTZ), which can be a big advantage for your company. In an FTZ, foreign and domestic merchandise is considered to be outside of legal US customs territory. FTZs allow for duty deferral and duty reduction. This means that typical foreign Customs procedures, duties, and (occasionally) tariffs do not apply. You can have substantial savings from using an FTZ.
What technologies do you use?
We use a state of the art warehouse management and order management systems to manage inventory, orders, and shipments. We also utilize a state of the art transportation management system to help us schedule freight movement. Additionally, we have developed customer reporting tools to help you monitor inventory levels, notifications, product velocity, shipment tracking, and customizable metrics.
How long does it take to start working with Evans?
Depending on the complexity of your project, we can begin work immediately.