There is more to warehousing and fulfillment than just prices and promises.
Financial strength and the wherewithal to invest wisely in technology, well-positioned facilities and first-class personnel are vital to success in any business, even more important for a 3PL, especially during uncertain economic times. Nearly ten years ago, FW Warehousing began preparation for the challenges and opportunities that ultimately face us today.
Carefully planning to reach a financial position, allowing the company to grow exponentially and to acquire remarkable talent and high-value facilities over the past three years has helped set FW apart from other 3PL’s in the region. This preparation has led to the expansion of the FW footprint to close to four million square feet from just under half that in 2011.
The careful selection of distinguished and experienced 3PL talent and the move to an open-book management system following the Great Game of Business with complete transparency, consistency and alignment with our principal values and our customers’ best interest at the core has helped transform FW in to what it is today: simply the best regional 3PL in the Midwest and the right choice to handle your warehousing and fulfillment needs.
“The Great Game of Business, Inc. was established to help companies implement the open-book management practices outlined in the book The Great Game of Business. The Great Game of Business takes the open-book approach. The best, most efficient, most profitable way to operate a business is to give everybody in the company a voice in saying how the company is run and a stake in the financial outcome, good or bad. The Great Game of business is to really help people understand: what winning means in business, how to track, measure and improve performance and how to share in a self-funding stake in the outcome… to win or lose as a team. The ultimate goal is to create a business of business people who think, act and feel like owners.” 
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Kansas City, Indianapolis and St. Louis totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include contract warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and B2B and B2C fulfillment.
FW Warehousing has more than 50 years of experience in third-party 3PL logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.
1. Our Approach – The Great Game of Business (The Great Game of Business) http://greatgame.com/about/our-approach/