Seven U.S. facilities extend logistics provider’s reach
Across the continental U.S., Champion Logistics Group, a full-service logistics provider, strategically operates several warehousing hubs to better serve its clients.
With so much of Champion’s operations dedicated to retail and tradeshows, adding warehouse spaces around the country was not only imperative but strategic. In addition to its 400,000 square-foot Chicago headquarters, Champion strategically built warehouses in Atlanta, New Jersey, Boston, Dallas and Los Angeles. Also, the company recently added a 250,000 square-foot facility in North Las Vegas.
“Champion’s network of national warehousing hubs allows us to better serve the needs of our larger clients. Having inventory space located around the country assists Champion in cross docking, national rollouts and large fulfillment projects taking place in multiple cities,” commented CJ Berg, director of sales and marketing, Champion Logistics Group.
These warehousing hubs, which range from 400,000 square feet in Chicago to 20,000 square feet in New Jersey, also allow Champion to provide next-day shipping.
“Our nationwide coverage gives our clients cost-effective shipping solutions and the flexibility needed to ensure on-time delivery, which is critical,” he added.
The company has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1980. Champion opened in the Chicagoland area with only a single truck. Starting as an air freight forwarder, Champion has expanded its services to include everything from event to retail transportation as well as warehousing/material handling and global logistics support.
Within Champion’s operations division is a team focused on retail operations. The company’s retail division constitutes a large part of its business. Champion’s leadership has prided itself on its experience in all facets of the retail sector, including its expertise in transporting athletic apparel and footwear.
“The creation and continued growth of [the retail] division gives Champion several experts in this sector. Their knowledge and expertise grows with continued experience. Additionally, Champion continues to invest in state-of-the-art technology tools to deliver real-time information direct to our clients,” stated Berg.
Champion’s technology allows its clients to keep track of their shipments each time the company handles large retail rollouts.
“We handle hundreds of rollouts each year for some of the largest branded retailers in the world. Those rollouts equate to thousands of individual shipments on an annual basis,” added Berg. “[We can] maneuver quickly when last minute rollouts arise. Although we prefer to have two weeks to prepare, especially on larger rollouts, Champion is able to successfully complete last-minute requests as well.”
Before bringing in new point-of-purchase displays, store fixtures or point-of-sale materials, for example, Champion can also remove older materials. The company offers reverse logistics, debris removal and recycling services as well.