Turtle Wax, a manufacturer of car care products, has chosen LeSaint Logistics, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) based in the Chicago area, as the provider of its warehousing, fulfillment and transportation needs. The agreement is aimed at delivering cost savings to Turtle Wax, which sells its products in more than 90 countries, through LeSaint’s end-to-end supply chain solutions, backed by real-time inventory tracking and control.
Andy Taylor, COO of Turtle Wax, says that it’s imperative that his company gets its product out to its customers as seamlessly and quickly as possible.
LeSaint’s support will be engaged from the beginning of Turtle Wax’s production cycle, in the logistics of moving raw materials into manufacturing, which continues through end-product warehousing and distribution to retail customers. Both companies follow product and inventory progress via LeSaint’s automated technologies. Additionally, a password-protected inbound planning system is provided to Turtle Wax customers through LeSaint’s website.
A transparent, open-book approach that rewards flexibility and cost-competitiveness gave the two privately held companies a comfortable working relationship.
“Through LeSaint’s technologies, we never feel detached from our product, regardless of where our products are within the warehousing and distribution cycle. Through their WareTech systems, all of our inventory can be viewed in real time,” says Jim Mackowiak, director-customer/consumer service for Turtle Wax.