Transportation Solution Opens Doors to Eliminating Product Damages
Providing a transportation solution that delivers reliability and quality, Verst unlocks significant supply chain improvements for a $2.7-billion global company that specializes in doorway security products.
One of Verst’s transportation customers, a $2.7-billion global company with 30+ brands, specializes in security around the doorway with everything from residential and commercial locks, door closer and exit devices, and steel doors and frames.
The nature of their products—for example, steel door framing with long strips of formed metal—can lend itself to in-transit damage.
In fact, the LTL and cross docking aspects of the customer’s transportation network in the mid-2000s resulted in a high rate of product damages and related costs.
That is why in 2005, they turned to Verst. Today, Verst provides an efficient, proven transportation solution that matches the quality and dependability of all the customer’s brands.
Verst delivers a comprehensive transportation solution, as highlighted by:
- Multi-stop/pool distribution to jobsites and time-sensitive deliveries, exceeding 2,800 loads per year with more than 5,500 stops
- More than 100 loads per week for two customer locations, to 48 states
- Management of complete order consolidation, load planning, and scheduling for Verst’s dedicated fleet combined with 25+ carriers operating with stringent on-time delivery KPIs
Recognizing that product damage was a result of LTL and cross-docking, Verst designed a transportation solution to consolidate the customer’s LTL shipments into multi-stop truckloads, using skilled drivers and greatly reducing how often the product is handled in transit.
Despite an average of 3+ stops per load, Verst achieves a consistent 98%+ on-time delivery rate and has saved the customer millions in product damages.
The partnership has been so successful, in fact, that Verst recently received the prestigious President’s Award from the customer.
“Verst has played a highly collaborative role as our transportation partner, having a clear and dramatic impact on improving our operation. From helping us design a smarter solution that ultimately reduces product damages, to striking the right balance between a dedicated fleet and third-party carriers, Verst has proven to be a versatile, long-term partner.”
-Logistics and Distribution Manager
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