Third Party Logistics (3PL) Case Studies

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Third-Party Logistics companies manage outsourced order fulfillment, warehousing and shipping for various brands, requiring adaptable and flexible solutions in order to achieve a successful operation that supports all your customers. Finding the right solutions to help you achieve your goals starts with thoroughly analyzing current operations and building in the appropriate level of automation scalability that adapts to a 3PL’s varied customers, investment needs and fluctuating market demands. As an independent systems integrator, Bastian Solutions has access to and can evaluate leading technologies and unique configurations to truly find the right fit.

Featured Case Study: Yamato Transport USA

Yamato, a global freight forwarder, used automation to increase capacity by 20% at their California distribution facility. Yamato turned to Bastian Solutions to design a scalable, cost effective and space-efficient system to increase outbound capacity.

“[Bastian Solutions is] always supportive. If we have any questions, they answer us quickly and they provide us even better solutions.” – Hidekazu Takeda, Manager, Yamato Transport USA



PUMA & Cal Cartage

Facing rapidly increasing ecommerce business in North America, PUMA was quickly outgrowing their sole U.S ecommerce distribution center in Torrance, California.



With rapidly increase in ecommerce order fulfillment, Yamato turned to Bastian Solutions to design a scalable, cost effective and space-efficient system to increase outbound capacity.


PUMA  & Brookvale

PUMA North America transformed its order fulfillment operations in Torrance, California with goods-to-person technology to achieve same-day shipping and meet peak season volumes.


Astra-CFX provides supply chain solutions to manufacturers and needed a new system to support a client. A combination of a warehouse management system and material handling automation would best benefit the company's operation.

Houston Johnson

Houston-Johnson provides logistic services to the largest automotive manufacturers and parts suppliers as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier. These services include sequencing, modular assembly, kitting and rework operations with automotive suppliers and consumer products. With high labor costs, manual processes and low system visibility, HJI was looking for a change.

WestCoast Warehousing

Westcoast Warehousing is a third-party logistics provider offering warehousing, trucking, and storage solutions for retail companies throughout California and the west coast. As business increased, the company needed to automate in order to meet the demands of its growing list of clients.


Prime Distribution Services (PDS) consolidates case level orders for multiple independent food producers into full pallet shipments going to Wal-Mart and other large distribution centers.


Operations were performed using a paper-based system and relied on manual data entry after the fact to keep things accurate. “From a receiving side of life we were looking to streamline operational processes, get faster turn times, and get tighter inventory control management,” said Lovett.


Navarre Corporation is a distributor of PC software, video games and accessories, DVD Video, music based in Minneapolis, MN. With our help, they are now able to maximize their warehouse space, which allows them to sustain continued growth and seasonal volume without investing in additional real estate.

United States Postal Service

The Indianapolis General Mail Facility recently completed the commissioning of an extensive two floor tray handling system. Postal workers are very happy that they no longer have to handle these trays manually in carts and can now sort the trays in 30% less time.

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