When manufacturers look for best practices to economically store dry or perishable goods before fulfilling orders, they employ a local shuttle service from manufacturing plants to warehouses.
Along the supply chain, many inventory control strategies are employed. Their employment maintains the delicate balance of providing a buffer of finished goods to respond to increased consumer demand.
For a manufacturer looking to add off-site warehousing to their supply chain model, the benefits of outsourcing local shuttle service between manufacturing plants and warehouses should be examined.
What Are the Benefits of a Local Shuttle Service From Manufacturing Plants to Warehouses?
One prime example is the frozen foods industry. Proper handling of the product is required to maintain quality. Additionally, it requires trucks that are constructed, insulated, and equipped with adequate refrigeration capacity and air delivery systems. These systems maintain a product temperature of 0°F (-18°C) or colder.
Taking on the investment of a private truck to fulfill this purpose would be substantial. Hiring a local shuttle service is more cost-effective.
The physical distribution of dry goods from the end of the assembly line to off-site storage requires staff, logistics planning, waste disposal, technology, and communications. When a manufacturer engages a local shuttle service, they’re free from taking on this type of overhead.
Even industries like contractors that receive a profitable discount on bulk construction material and often need to store that material until the project progresses benefit from using local shuttle trucking services.
CWI Is Your Partner
For the manufacturing industry, an inventory of surplus parts that are quickly accessible means running continuous production cycles when needed. This curbs dependence on supplier inventory and downtime Additionally, it prevents damaged reputations by failing to meet customer supply deadlines.
It’s important to establish a relationship with a reputable 3PL like CWI Logistics. CWI is capable of storing your goods properly and then working with a trucking service willing to shuttle goods locally.
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