Helping Shippers Meet Production Deadlines With Custom Solutions
When the ELD mandate turned next-day deliveries into two-day runs, Celadon Logistics came up with situation-specific supply chain solutions to help shippers in time-sensitive industries.
With the ELD mandate fully implemented as of April 1, shippers across industries are reporting the biggest pain in "tweeners," or shipments that used to be next-day deliveries that have turned into two-day runs (think 550-750 miles).
Celadon Logistics' primary industry exposure is in two time-sensitive industries: automotive and food and beverage. This spring, multiple clients approached us to discuss how to avoid production disruptions or how to fulfill OTIF requirements.
By taking a holistic look at supply chain processes, Celadon was able to dig into areas including purchasing, production, and transportation to come up with situation-specific remedies, including:
- Increased use of expedited teams to meet transit requirements.
- Working with shippers to extend lead times, ensuring Must Arrive By Dates are still met.
- Working with consignees to adjust appointment times and ensure more carrier-friendly policies, including mitigating detention and enhancing flexibility for highly visible orders.
Based upon industry- or company-specific needs, there is not necessarily one solution you can point to and say, "Solved!" But working with a consultative partner who has industry experience, knowledge, and relationships ensures a variety of solutions can be considered to maintain your relationships.
To learn more about Celadon Logistics' solutions, call 866-225-0073, or visit www.celadonlogistics.com.