Nike Canada awards J.D. Smith and Sons National Distribution Business

Jun 28, 2002

VAUGHAN, June 28, 2002 -- Nike Canada, part of the world's leading sports and fitness company, has awarded J.D. Smith and Sons Limited its national retail distribution business. Beginning July 8th, J.D. Smith will handle all outbound deliveries from Nike's Scarborough, Ontario customer service center to retail stores across Canada.

"J.D. Smith's leading-edge technology and vast experience with deliveries to retail customers put them ahead of the pack," says Rick Cleveland, National Customer Service Manager for Nike. "Our decision to partner with J.D. Smith was based on many factors: their exceptional focus on customer service, web-based tracking and tracing as well as on-line images of POD signatures, current EDI capabilities and competitive pricing," adds Cleveland. "We're looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership."

Scott Smith, President of J.D. Smith and Sons Limited echoes Cleveland's sentiment.
"We're excited to have Nike on board and look forward to adding value to their business. Achieving supply chain efficiencies is a big part of remaining competitive in today's marketplace. Nike recognizes this."

"At J.D. Smith, each customer is unique. Our core competency is delivering customized logistics solutions to meet their precise needs," Smith says. Nike's requirements for cross-Canada shipping will be met by J.D. Smith's growing National Freight Management Service. "By partnering with key interline carriers on a just-in-time basis, we provide our customers with a seamless, one-stop transportation solution for deliveries right across Canada," adds Smith.

Founded in 1919, J.D. Smith and Sons is a family-owned, Canadian business providing customized logistics management solutions to more than 300 North American customers. The company is ISO 9002 Certified and backed by state-of-the-art logistic management technologies.