Shipper — Case Study
A major electronics manufacturer needs high-security and on-time delivery for their new product releases and other time-sensitive projects
A major player in the consumer electronics industry releases a new slate of personal devices at least once per year, distributed by big-box and warehouse retail outlets.
In addition to new product launches, the manufacturer runs special promotions a couple of times per year with the same retailers. The manufacturer ships fully-assembled in-store display units to each retailer’s distribution centers to support these efforts.
To meet the strict deadlines of these promotions and product launches, the manufacturer arranged shipping from a display company assembling the in-store units directly to the individual distribution centers (DCs).
This process involved either less-secure Less-than-Truckload (LTL) shipments or full truckload rates, even when a load might only contain a few pallets.
The manufacturer needed a solution that was secure, fast and cost-effective – and with a carrier who could safely and securely move from initial inquiry to delivered freight in a week or less. The manufacturer would often run two or more of these special, time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
Schneider’s Expedited team has the expertise and capacity to meet and exceed the manufacturer’s expectations.
Schneider’s customized security solution enables the manufacturer to roll out a coordinated, worry-free new product launch across multiple retail outlets. These projects are typically carried from conception to completion in two weeks. By combining loads for different consignees into single truckloads, Schneider saves the manufacturer from purchasing costlier freight with a single trailer for each distribution center, or purchasing less-secure less-than-truckload (LTL) freight.
As a result, Schneider has been the carrier of choice for the manufacturer’s secure freight needs for the past 6 years. This allows Schneider to continually evolve the process, and develop a deep level of integration between the manufacturer’s transportation professionals and Schneider drivers and customer support.
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