Mid-market food manufacturers in the cold supply chain find themselves squeezed by the all-too-frequent challenge of shipping pallet-sized orders without losing margins to LTL charges. Now, Hanson Logistics is offering a solution that gives all manufacturers access to a collaborative, cost-effective distribution system. Velocities Multi-Vendor Consolidation (MVC) is the core service of the new Hanson Logistics Chicago Consolidation Center. Velocities MVC is a scheduled delivery system reaching major retail and food-service DCs from Hobart, Ind. This location, east of the congested Chicago area, affords easy in/easy out service to greater Chicagoland and provides a forward-inventory site for service to two-thirds of the United States. Through Velocities, manufacturers benefit from shared truckload delivery while retailers gain the same fulfillment assurance across all vendors. Velocities' Web-based order and event management technology additionally offers a common platform for all trading partners.
Users filling pallet-sized orders can now share the delivery cost with other manufacturers and still have the benefit of fixed pricing. For an average manufacturer, Velocities offers a transportation savings of approximately 30 percent compared to go-it-alone LTL. In addition, Hanson Transportation Management Service, the managing department behind Velocities' operations, works closely with the client's procurement and logistics personnel to engineer a robust solution that leverages backhauls and continuous moves for even greater savings.
Company: Hanson Logistics
Company Phone: (888) 772-1197
Company URL: www.hansonlogisticsgroup.com