CASE STUDY: CAPITAL LOGISTICS ADDS VALUE THROUGH WAREHOUSING SOLUTION

Over the past 10 years, Capital Logistics has generated creative solutions to problems that may arise for our clients. In this case study, we review how Capital Logistics created a quick warehousing and transportation solution for an issue that arose for a manufacture.

SYNOPSIS

Over the past 10 years, Capital Logistics has generated creative solutions to problems that may arise for our clients. In this case study, we review how Capital Logistics created a quick warehousing and transportation solution for an issue that arose for a manufacture.

QUICK SHIPPER FACTS

  • Established Dairy Manufacture
  • Numerous Facilities
  • Exports Globally to 30+ Countries
  • 15-20 Truckloads per Week
  • 12-15 Heavy Loaded Export Containers per Week

OVERVIEW

The installation of a new piece of machinery significantly increased production for this customer. This increase was exactly what they were looking for to keep up with the demand for their product, most of which is exported. With the volume increase, issues began to arise when the existing partner would unexpectedly become short on available space and no longer could schedule to pick up the freight from the customer and store product.

The lack of advanced warning backed up the customers supply chain and caused extreme overflow of their warehouses. These occurrences eventually lead to storing product on rented trailers in their own yard for an extended period. With rental fees rapidly accruing, it was imperative to seek out a new strategy to manage the additional product volume and capacity hurdles. Capital Logistics was contacted to provide a customized solution.

APPROACH

It was critical to gather as much information as possible before making any recommendations, in order to generate the most effective solution. This needed to be done at an expedited pace to alleviate the immediate strain on our customers supply chain.

We began by requesting and analyzing the data surrounding the entirety of this issue such as average number of pallets stored, utilization per truckload, necessary certifications to store the product, and average storage time per pallet.

The carrier team vetted and sourced new dedicated capacity on the truckload portion while account management and business development began contacting existing partners that could expertly manage the warehouse requirements. It was critical that these partners had drayage capabilities and onsite pallet tracking software, required to fit the client’s specific needs.

As a transportation provider, typically we are not looking at warehousing solutions. When the customer brought us this problem, we were able to work with our carrier partners who have warehousing ability in order to provide a solution on the same day.
Greg Ackner
Vice President, Sales

RESULTS

While Capital Logistics is primarily a temperature control focused broker, we adapt and rise to the needs of our customer partners who trust us to get the job done.

Capital Logistics presented and vetted an alternative warehouse partner, with an inspected and certified warehouse that provided the high-quality and export capabilities required for the product.

A cohesive 3-way partnership was formed to handle all freight and storage in a closed loop with clear visibility and unmatched communications. Cost savings, clear concise billing, and versatility between domestic and export shipments was established.