Critical Services

Our clients – from seasoned distribution pros to those brand new to logistics – appreciate our innovative solutions. PEI works 24/7 to save you time and maximize your value while delivering utmost peace of mind.

We love complicated, never-been-done situations. Even if it has been done, we are eager to develop innovative, reliable solutions that produce the best all-round results. We simply take the time to understand your requirements and ask the right questions before putting our expertise to work for you.

Whether your delivery requirement is a one-time shot or ongoing, we are here to serve you any day, any time, any place.

Contact PEI today and let us develop a customized innovative solution for your logistics issues,

Here is just a sampling of industry specific critical services that PEI has developed for clients:

Date Specific

A major fortune 500 retailer had a special project requiring a distribution outside their normal transportation model.  Computer hardware needed to be replaced at all of their locations.  The department handling this did not want the computers to go through their distribution system.  Equipment needed to be picked up from multiple vendors, held, sorted, labeled and shipped for arrival on specific days, and required special billing.

PEI’s Solution

PEI picked up the equipment from each vendor.  All equipment was brought to a PEI facility where it was inventoried by serial number.  Utilizing the customer’s own unique order number as the bill of lading enabled the customer to more efficiently track their shipments via the internet.  All shipments were delivered on the date the customer required.  PEI has the resources required to meet your specific needs.

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Trade Show Services

Logistically, the management of Tradeshows is challenging.  Each show has unique requirements, especially when it comes to the pick up and delivery of your booth material.  Coupled with the fact that your customized booth can determine the success of your show, you want to make sure it gets there timely and damage free.  PEI can make these challenges routine for you.  Even when there were 12 truckloads, traveling cross country, over Thanksgiving, with each load delivering in a specific order, our customer had peace of mind!

PEI’s Solution

The professional PEI drivers coordinated the caravan across the country to ensure a timely delivery! A lead driver was assigned, who coordinated the correct “window #” at the correct time. When you ship PEI….the show does go on.

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Pharmaceutical Sample Distribution

A pharmaceutical company was sending monthly samples to sales reps. Sample orders were small, often below their carriers’ minimum charge resulting in a high cost per pound to keep their sales force sample inventory replenished. Individual parcels would arrive every few days at unpredictable times. Delivery signatures were required, which forced sales reps to wait around their home offices rather than spend productive time in their territories.

PEI’s Solution

Take advantage of volume discounts by consolidating sample orders into larger bi-monthly or quarterly sample distributions. Distribute samples on pallets—one pallet per sales rep—and PEI would arrange for a single scheduled delivery with each sales rep on one agreeable date and time within a 2 hour delivery window at the sales reps convenience.

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AOG/Aircraft Parts

If you don’t know what that means….you’re not in the aircraft industry. Aircraft On Ground…means big losses to the airlines. These high value parts; engines; apu’s must be handled in the most expedient way or the aircraft is AOG! There are constant repairs; regulations and emergencies that require numerous departments to work together to get the right part to the right place at the right time. Whether it’s mechanics requests; sceheduled C-checks; or last minute engine changes…they need a company they can rely on.

PEI’s Solution

Whether it’s an air-ride flat bed to deliver an engine…wait and return or the 12 ft long metal that must be delivered overnight cross country and deliver on Saturday; or a 10lb package driven from city to city….PEI delivers for those OMG moments.

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Medical

When a supplier of medical equipment was having difficulty delivering complete systems it was PEI that they called. The supplier’s medical system was comprised of components from multiple vendors and they were in need of a transportation company that could fulfill multiple requirements. First, the supplier needed components consolidated from their vendors into a complete system ready for delivery to a hospital or medical facility. Second, they needed blind shipments to their clients and third, they needed the entire system treated as one shipment with one invoice for the complete system.

PEI’s Solution

PEI was able to accommodate the supplier with the utilization of a unique tracking number per system that also allowed single invoicing per system. PEI would collect each component, palletize and shrink wrap each system ready for delivery as one complete system. PEI delivers again!

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Distribution

A major home supply retailer planned to distribute new computer systems to the paint department in all of their stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. The retail stores normal receiving process was to have trailers dropped and they would unload them when they could. Having installers traveling around North America they were concerned that the new systems would still be in a trailer when the installer arrived on location or not delivered at all.

PEI’s Solution PEI would work closely with the installers coordinator to stay abreast of the installers schedule and distribute the new systems in such a way as to deliver the shipments directly to the paint department the day before, or morning of, the scheduled installation. PEI would confirm with each installer that the system for their next installation was at destination and ready for delivery to the store before the installer arrived therefore eliminating any undo travel expenses and the concern that the system would not be at store site when the installer arrived.

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Installations

Whether it’s a hospital installing new medical equipment or transferring equipment to another facility; or a telecommunications company that is installing a new tower, timing and handling are critical constraints. Installers traverse the country on tight schedules that when not kept can have a ripple effect on other installations and delays can be costly.

PEI’s Solution

PEI understands that open communications and time sensitivity are paramount to a successful installation and we have assisted many installers from a variety of industries by coordinating time sensitive deliveries to the installation site. PEI arrives at the specified appointment time, uncrates the machinery if necessary, and places it in the installation area. Installers and hospitals regularly call upon PEI to oversee and implement the logistics of delivering sensitive technology.

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