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Winter 2017

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26 Caribbean Basin, company leaders looked to Crowley. What Crowley presented in return was an integrated supply chain that both increased the velocity by which Payless could get their shoes to market, and did so while reducing costs and increasing visibility. "Crowley has always put forth the extra effort to make us successful," said Jim Heaney, manager of North American pool point operations for Payless. "As our operations began to accelerate throughout the Caribbean, so did our need for a reliable logistics partner. We gave Crowley the opportunity, and they have consistently delivered a great performance. Even through holiday time periods when volumes spike. They have seamlessly handled the additional volume and made sure our more than 50 stores are well served." Introducing Pool Point at Point of Origin Rapidly increasing in popularity, pool point distribution services allow companies like Payless to consolidate their smaller, less-than-container load (LCL) shipments into full container loads (FCL) regardless of final retail destination as long as they are all located within By allowing Crowley to orchestrate the logistics of their supply chains, retail customers are able to concentrate on their core competencies, which are selling goods, servicing consumers and expanding into new end markets." Right: Crowley's Guaynabo distribution center provides a full range of logistics services including cargo consolidation, pick and pack, cross-docking, pool point distribution and last-mile delivery.

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