Transervice Logistics Inc, a provider of customized transportation solutions, has been selected by Phillips Pet Food & Supplies to provide a dedicated contract carriage solution at the company’s new Cedar Rapids IA distribution center. The solution includes drivers, equipment—tractors, trailers, straight trucks and electric pallet jacks—along with routing and scheduling.
An exclusive distributor of fresh and frozen pet food and other pet supplies, Phillips opened up a new warehouse in Cedar Rapids to better serve its increasing customer base in the upper Midwest and Plains States and to ensure that its refrigerated products were delivered safely and in compliance with cold chain requirements.
“Phillips utilizes insulated containers with dry ice to maintain the required temperatures of their products from the warehouse to the delivery point,” said Wolfgang Marschhauser, Transervice senior vice president of sales. “Our drivers are responsible for monitoring and verifying the temperature of the product at the time of delivery and using electric pallet jacks to move product from the front of the store to the back since the majority of Phillips’ customers do not have loading docks.”
Working with Jeffrey Poore, senior vice president, supply chain & operations for Phillips, Transervice follows a delivery schedule that determines the number of routes, stops, trucks and drivers required to safely and efficiently deliver the company’s fresh and frozen pet food and other pet supplies to its customers.
“Transervice did what they said they would and follows through to provide the service we expected,” said Poore.
Phillips, headquartered in Easton PA, began as a family owned and operated business in 1938. Today, there are 15 distribution centers strategically located across the country delivering fresh and frozen pet food and other pet supplies. See www.phillipspet.com to learn more.
Transervice, headquartered in Lake Success NY, provides customized supply chain solutions including logistics, dedicated contract carriage, fleet leasing, contract maintenance, and material handling equipment leasing and maintenance. The company maintains more than 124 regional and local facilities across North America and manages 25,000 -plus pieces of equipment. Go to www.transervice.com for more details.