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 Case Studies

Greyhound Package Express Provides Value to 3PL Strategic Partners 

Background 
Greyhound Package Express services many different areas of the shipping industry. These include couriers, LTL providers, commercial air and retail shipping outlets. 

Challenge 
Shipments in this field are of an expedited, LTL or oversized nature. Providers need other options to more cost-effectively service their customers. Courier companies are often resource constrained and cannot accept direct drive orders. Customers may decide direct drive costs are prohibited 

Solution 
Greyhound Package Express partners with these carriers mainly within a regional area. By offering door to door service we are an excellent alternative to Next Flight Out and direct drive. Direct drive and LTL carriers can utilize Greyhound Package Express to extend their reach, streamline their existing resources often at a lesser cost and with more competitive service times. Deadhead miles are also eliminated by using Greyhound Package Express.

Service Parts/Parts Distribution 

Background 
Greyhound Package Express services several nationwide providers of computer hardware and software solutions. 

Challenge 
These companies have emergency stocking locations strategically located throughout Canada. When supported systems malfunction, the repair must be completed as soon as possible. These companies need to fulfill their service obligations to their customers while keeping transportation cost in line. 

Solution 
These companies are able to view the Greyhound schedule network via the web and make real time decisions in identifying Greyhound as part of their transportation solution. Greyhound has several advantages over other transportation options, including: frequency of schedules, ability to pick up shipments during non-traditional business hours, 24/7/365 nature of the network, automatic notification to the customer of arrival of the shipment and pricing.

Medical 

Background 
Greyhound Package Express services many different areas of the medical field. These include pharmaceutical, orthopedic implants, blood or plasma, tissue samples, supplies and equipment. 

Challenge 
All of the shipments in this field are of a just-in-time nature. With shelf life expirations on blood, samples and transplants customers need to find a fast, safe and simple way to get these critical shipments to their destinations. Instruments such as high value operating equipment and orthopedic joint replacements are of a specialty nature and are not available to be stocked 

Solution 
Greyhound Package Express serves these customers within a regional area. By offering door-to-door service and frequent departures we are an excellent alternative to Next Flight Out and direct drive. For many overnight and rural shipments, Greyhound Package Express is the best option! 

Environmental and Food Test Samples 

Background 
Greyhound Package Express services many different areas of environmental test sampling. These include water, soil, air, chemical, metals, etc. as well as food samples such as milk and meat. 

Challenge 
All of the shipments in this field are of a just-in-time nature. With shelf life expirations typically within 24-48 hours of collection, customers need to find a fast, safe and simple way to get these critical shipments to the lab for analysis. 

Solution 
Greyhound Package Express serves these customers mainly within a regional area. By offering door to door service and frequent departures we are an excellent alternative to Next Flight Out and direct drive. For many overnight and rural shipments, Greyhound Package Express is the best option! 

Food Distribution 

Background 
Greyhound Package Express caters to a wide variety of specialty food distributors and to medium sized retail establishments. 

Challenge 
Without having a large distribution network like the large food distribution companies these customers still need to compete and offer their perishable products to a larger region to expand their business.

Solution 
With proper packing and using our Greyhound Package Express online system these customers have been able to expand their distribution even to cities and states in several time zones. This allows these companies to tender their shipments during their business hours and still utilize the late evening and early morning schedule solution offered by Greyhound. 

Printed and Published Material 

Background 
Greyhound Package Express services a wide range of customers that supply time dated material on a regional basis. 

Challenge 
With late night/ early morning press runs these customers need to get their printed matter to their destinations in hours as opposed to next day or overnight service options. 

Solution 
In this industry segment, old news is not good news. Greyhound Package Express is a perfect option for these customers due to consistent scheduled destinations and departure times, including weekends and holidays. Newspaper and magazine publications utilize Greyhound Package Express to increase circulation outside of their traditional customer base in a consistent, economical and efficient manner.