CaseStack, a warehousing and transportation company, announced has expanded its Retailer Consolidation Program to Chicago. The company, a third-party logistics provider (3PL) to more than 1,000 suppliers, began the Retailer Consolidation Program in Dallas in 2003. By partnering with retailers and manufacturers, CaseStack combines multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments headed to the same retailer distribution center onto one truck, helping to reduce cost and increase efficiency for all three parties. The goal of the program is for small and mid-level suppliers to enjoy the less expensive truckload pricing reserved for large suppliers instead of the more costly LTL pricing they are usually afforded.
When a customer joins the consolidation program, CaseStack determines where to warehouse their goods based upon the warehousing location of other products retailers order at the same time. Retailers then submit “master purchase orders” listing those multiple products. Using web-based technology, CaseStack consolidates the would-be individual LTL requests into full truckloads headed directly to the retailer.
CaseStack Retailer Consolidation Program customers have been known to save as much as 60% in reduced transportation costs, with 98% on-time performance and a 50% reduction in claims. Retailers can benefit from reduced dock congestion, decreased inventory levels and improved on-time performance.
CaseStack has warehousing operations in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Portland, Scranton, Penn., and Toronto.