ASW Supply Chain Services

ASW's shared service facilities have 700,000 square feet of warehouse storage space with a dedicated pick/pack fulfillment staff ready to serve clients across various industries. As a rail-served facility, we are able to offer bulk resin transloading services to companies that manufacturer and distribute polymers. Learn about our industry solutions.
ASW’s Supply Chain Services has experience in operating over 2.5 million square feet of shared service and contract logistics operations in North America. Our shared service environment, located in Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #181, occupies 500,000 square feet of warehousing and distribution space dedicated to a diverse group of global clients. Our FTZ status is ideal for international companies and US-based companies that engage in international commerce. Our strategic location within one day transit to 60% of the US is optimal for Midwest regional distribution and for managing the inbound supply from the South and Southeast. We utilize a Warehouse Management System (WMS) that interfaces with numerous legacy and ERP systems. We also incorporate custom integrations, when needed, to connect with our clients' specialized systems.

Our Supply Chain Services go through rigorous certification processes. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified and are verified in Responsible Distribution1. We are also a member of Operation Clean Sweep, committing to best practices to prevent the loss of plastic resin into our waterways.
  • We Manage - Wecan assist you every step of the way - product selection, ordering, shipping, delivery, warehousing, tracking & accounting.

  • We Host - A point-of-difference is our ability to develop ecommerce platforms that are compatible with our clients’ procurement systems, allowing for flexible and rapid responses to the changing needs of our clients.

  • We Care - Our dedicated sales and creative teams work with our clients from conceptualization to the final deliverable good.
1 ACD Responsible Distribution® is a mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety, security, and sustainability program that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

Distribution Management

Our core competency in warehousing and distribution increases the velocity of your product to market while allowing you to keep overhead costs attached to output.

  • Cross Docking
  • Consolidation Center
  • Distribution Center
  • Contract Logistics
  • Lead Logistics Provider
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Public Warehousing/Shared Services
  • Overflow Warehousing

    Material Handling and Packaging Services

    ASW provides material handling and packaging services tailored to the polymer and specialty chemical industries.

    • Polymer Blending
    • Contract Bulk Resin Packaging
    • Multiple Packaging Options
    • Liquid Latex Drum Packaging
    • Bulk Transloading
    • Direct Rail Service
    • Inbound Hopper Car Management
    • Re-packaging
    • Overflow Storage


    One of ASW's niche segments in supply chain management is our ability to create and manage efficient and effective fulfillment programs. Our flexibility in providing each, case, or bulk order picking along with customized packaging services and transportation management allow our clients to compete in the B2B and B2C E-commerce environment.
    • Bulk and Single Order Picking
    • Retail Replenishment
    • Kitting
    • Co-Packing
    • Re-packaging
    • Custom packaging
    • Relabeling
    • Light Assembly
    • Returns Processing
    • Custom Packing
    • Store Ready Pallets
    • Display Building
    • B2B/B2C E-Commerce
    • Seasonal Promotional Fulfillment

    Foreign Trade Zone

    Located within FTZ #181, ASW's Akron/Mogadore facility is strategically located to quickly access over 60% of the U.S. market and more than 50% of Canada's. An alliance with ASW offers foreign and U.S. companies alike a unique opportunity to defer, reduce, or eliminate duty and tariffs on goods. Learn about the advantages of an FTZ.

    • Duty Exemption
    • Duty Deferral
    • Inverted Tariff
    • Logistical Benefits
    • Additional Benefits

    Transportation Management

    ASW utilizes a multi-modal global network of carriers to facilitate the efficient and cost effective movement of clients from point of origin to final destination. Modes managed include FTL, LTL, ocean container, air freight, and small parcel logistics.
    • Bulk Line Hauling
    • Brokerage Services
    • Freight Claims Resolution
    • Container Management
    • Intermodal and Drayage
    • Milk Run Deliveries

      Value-Added Services

      ASW's approach to warehousing and distribution allows clients to pay for the space needed when it's needed, scale the labor to meet production peaks and valleys and get the materials and products to market efficiently.

      In addition to the typical services such as sampling, inspection, testing, and pick/pack/ship, we offer:

      • Asset Management
      • Inventory Management
      • Lot Control
      • Display Building
      • Light Assembly
      • Overflow Warehousing/Crisis Response
      • New Operations Staging/Sequencing
      • Recycling
      • Reverse Logistics
      • Overflow Storage/Disposal
      • ISO Certified Quality Control
      • "Favorite warehouse. Excellent customer service. We enjoy working with everyone at ASW."Barbara Gair, Sales Administrator, Shawnee Chemical Company
      • "ASW has been an outstanding fulfillment and distribution partner for the last two years. Their commitment to quality, flexibility, and willingness to support our ever-changing needs has been essential to our success."Joe Sweet, Director of Operations, Wellness Enterprise at Cleveland Clinic
      • "You and your company have done more than your share to make Ohio one of the top users of the FTZ program."Daniel Griswold, President, National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones
      • "ASW has been providing comprehensive warehousing, shipping, and fulfillment services for us for over 10 years now. They are very professional, efficient and responsive to our needs. Working together, we have created a more cost effective, efficient process that delivers consistent, high quality service to all retail distribution channels. We are looking forward to many more years of working together!"Hollis Henning, Operations Manager, One With Nature
      • "I am extremely pleased with the team's responsiveness, professionalism, and ability to execute a plan."Elizabeth Lovins, Owner and President, Performance Foods Inc.
      • "Your service is great and you followed up on the shipments that were already delivered. When there was a case when a shipment was being delivered late due to the bad weather you let me know about this even without being asked. Also, your prices are very competitive and we really enjoy using your services."Alla Kaplevatsky, Eppco Enterprises