Be it spices, tea leaves or coffee grounds, Westset Logistics, a Los Angeles based third-party logistics (3PL) company, serves well as a full turnkey 3PL and logistics partner. The facility currently holds a large amount of dry foods and continues to provide excellent storage and order fulfillment services from its warehouse spaces in La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs and Rancho Cucamonga. Very few 3PLs have a high standard of warehouse service; Westset Logistics abides by Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), adhering to the regulatory requirements of the Food and Drug Administration at all times within the facility.

What does this mean?

Implementing and adhering to any quality or regulatory standards requires procedural policing and regular monitoring. Quality control is key. If an analysis is performed and there are gaps in the expected level of quality under the GMP, steps are implemented immediately.

At the end of the day, the aim of GMP is to build quality into product and service offerings. To ensure the safety and quality of all customer dry food products in our warehouse, the team at Westset are vigilant in minimizing or eliminating potential contamination. GMP is defined as, “That part of the Quality Assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to the quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the Marketing Authorization or product specification.”

What does this mean for Dry Food Producers?

Often times, a food producer wants to focus on what they do best; getting the dry food packaged and distributed to wholesalers or retailers. Usually, these types of products have a “use by date” which needs to be borne in mind at all times with respect to store deliveries and, ultimately the consumer. Consequently, having dry food products distributed and warehoused close to the final “retailer” is critical.

In California, stores such as Albertsons, WholeFoods, Stater Brothers, Target and many more are top destinations for dry food products. Warehousing such items at Westset Logistics offers the following benefits:

  1. Westset is a Class A 3PL facility.
  2. It offers customers the ability to log in from anywhere in the world to review inventory and order fulfillment in real time.
  3. It adheres to GMP, enabling top notch quality control procedures which provide confidence in both handling and care of stored dry products.
  4. Westset’s sister company, Total Transportation and Distribution, Inc., offers trucking and transportation services; amazingly, 99% of their deliveries are on time. This is an award winning business in Southern California.
  5. The team at Westset are focused on customer service and provide very high quality, hands on service.

Westset Logistics works with companies in the United States, as well as around the world. Aide Chaidez-Sanano is Westset’s Logistics Sales Manager. She prides herself on working with individual customers on their specific requirements, providing a detailed cost structure based on each item outlined in the Request for Quotation. Please see our previous blog on SIC codes cleared for storage and distribution.

In addition to GMP, there are vigilant, stringent procedures for pest control. Customers are welcome to visit the facility and review our pest control system and policies. “There is a huge investment to keep our Warehouse pest free and we will continue to do so” says Guy Dominguez, President of Westset Logistics.

From humble beginnings, Westset Logistics is a family owned business which has been in operation for over 20 years. Total warehouse space is 400,000SF with terminals in La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs and Rancho Cucamonga. The warehouses are strategically located near the Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles and LAX. All freight companies are welcome to pick up and/or drop off goods. “Major carriers like FedEx, UPS and DHL are some who are commissioned to route goods warehoused with us,” added Guy Dominguez in a recent interview.

 

 

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