Agricultural case study

Managing animal feed shipments and warehousing under tight deadlines.

Agricultural case study

Managing animal feed shipments and warehousing under tight deadlines.

Travero Logistics - Ag
The client
A large animal feed ingredient company serving animal feed and pet food manufacturers across the continent.
 
The challenge

The company wanted to develop a new market and expand its service area into the upper Midwest. To achieve this, they knew they needed warehouse space and services conveniently located for efficient distribution.

The company was making bulk shipments with Logistics Park Dubuque (Travero’s barge terminal facility on the Mississippi River in East Dubuque, IL), but they needed a more accessible and efficient way to transport smaller product shipments. They already had a carrier base in their home state and needed another partner close to the barge terminal to help keep their product moving.

After discussing their expansion goal with the Logistics Park Dubuque team, the discussion quickly pivoted to Travero’s new food-grade-certified warehouse –Logistics Park Cedar Rapids.

 
The solution

Within weeks of a successful warehousing partnership, the company was eager to expand the relationship further to include the coordination of inbound and outbound shipments via truck with Travero’s on-site team of expert freight brokers.

 

The company and Travero daily use collaborative documentation to schedule and track loads.  The company now has one contact for trucking and warehousing. services, as both functions are under one roof at Travero. They benefit from a ‘no fail’ situation as Travero’s warehouse and logistics teams talk daily, in person, thus eliminating errors. The company no longer has to deal with the stress (and expense) of managing multiple supply chain service providers and can focus on what truly matters to them – growing their business.

 
The numbers
  • 12+ years partnership
  • Average loads per week: 6
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