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Paper merchants can reduce costs and better serve their commercial printing customers with help from Domtar’s industry-leading inventory replenishment network. When commercial printers need to print a job, they typically rely on a local paper merchant to deliver the paper they need. Domtar’s inventory replenishment network ensures that paper merchants have fast, reliable and affordable access to the paper they need to keep their client’s printing.

Our network serves paper merchants who redistribute our product to thousands of commercial printers, copy centers and in-plant print shops across North America.  The printing equipment that these companies have come in a variety of formats, ranging from presses that require cut-size sheets to those that use large folio sheets to high-speed web-fed units that use large rolls. These customers need a reliable supplier that can provide a variety of finished formats they need while helping them manage their inventory costs and inventory turns.

Ordering and receiving full truckloads allow merchants to be more efficient in their purchasing and warehousing operations. It limits the number of inbound trucks to unload and the accompanying paperwork associated with shipments, like bills of lading and invoices. And since Domtar stocks everything our customers need, it is easy to build full truckloads.

Our inventory replenishment network also offers a lot of flexibility in combining a variety of products in a single order, making it easy to build full truck orders with Domtar.  When it comes to distribution, Domtar’s inventory replenishment network offers three key advantages over the competition.

Vast Inventory Replenishment Network

10 Strategically Located RRC Sites:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Delran, New Jersey
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Kent, Washington
  • Richmond, Quebec
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Winnipeg, ManitobaIt

Wider Breadth of Product Sizes and Basis Weight

As a leader in uncoated free-sheet printing-grade paper, we offer greater product variety than our competitors.

Our printing paper brands, Cougar®, Lynx® and Husky®, are all well-known brands in the printing industry. We stock a wide range of sizes and basis weight to ensure our customers can be competitive.  With more than 7,000 SKUs in the RRC network, we make it convenient for merchants to replenish their inventory and offer flexibility in how they combine products within each order.

Flexible and Agile Distribution Support

With a larger inventory replenishment network, greater variety and faster service than competing suppliers, Domtar offers a clear advantage to paper merchants looking to optimize their operations. We can help merchants streamline their inventory, reduce carrying and acquisition costs, increase profitability, turn orders quickly and get more products into the hands of their customers.

With our network of warehouses, we are just one day away from more than 80 percent of the North American market, so we can fill those last-minute orders quickly. It puts the merchant in a better position to serve their customers. We have the inventory to back up their inventory, and we can get it to them quickly.

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