Getting your shipments where they need to be efficiently and on time is imperative to good business practices and the primary reason you should choose 3rd Party Logistic Providers (3PL) that have a good reputation, offer logistics strategy, transportation management and information management. At Top Shelf Logistics, we focus on results. Our approach to 3PL services focuses on the following:
- Advanced transportation management
- Better budget forecasting and improved cash flow
- Heightened information management when it comes to routing, scheduling, tracking and consolidating orders.
We are capable of handling an all-inclusive transportation management system for your customized freight needs in order to create a process to drive greater efficiencies in your supply chain.
Moving to “Aurum” powered by MercuryGate
As part of our ongoing commitment to enhancing our transportation logistics product offerings, we are now offering smarter, faster and better solutions to your TMS needs. “Aurum”, powered by MercuryGate provides us with the ability to provide you with a variety of advantages.
- Accurate, comprehensive and budget-geared shipping and tracking services
- Streamlined web tracking
- Web enabled – improve certain areas of pick-up, delivery and other aspects of transportation management
- Mobile app – help you stay connected and follow the freight throughout its journey from start to finish
- Optimize margins – consolidate loads, increase load flexibility and use analytics to evaluate historical and industry specific rates and trends.
- Topline business intelligence reporting
The MercuryGate TMS for 3PLs utilizes cutting edge technological tools and the best available resources so we can respond promptly and accurately to your specific needs.
It’s About “Carma”
In addition to MercuryGate, our use of the “Carma” management system has increased our ability to respond efficiently by helping us provide real-time information. This includes basics such as:
- Geographic Information Systems
- iPhone technologies
3rd Party Logistics Providers (3PL)
At Top Shelf Logistics, we are committed to providing you with highly efficient, effective and affordable logistics services. Our goal is to ensure your freight moves effortlessly using us as your 3rd party logistics providers (3PL). We will collaboratively develop customized solutions that will meet and likely exceed your expectations and will deliver success!
Liquor is an incredibly popular commodity in the local, national and international markets. Certain brands are popular regionally, but others have a high global demand. Regardless the service area for your specific product, it is imperative to have the transportation logistics figured out from the get go. When it comes to liquor transportation, just to get from a distillery to the distributor or retailer, requires a lot of steps that affect the bottom line of the company. At Top Shelf Logistics, we can help your company move spirits state-wide and across North America.
What a Good Transportation Provider Offers
A good liquor transportation system requires the following:
- Experience and expertise in the field
- Comprehension of the local, state, national and global liquor transportation laws
- Ability to utilize technology effectively (ex: tracking, outsourcing, warehousing)
- Efficient practices to meet necessary timelines
- Ability to keep product safe through a variety of terrains.
Basic Liquor Transportation Methods
Shipping companies use more than one means of getting their products from the place of origin to its destination. This requires collaboration, technology, communication and various means of transportation. At Top Shelf Logistics, we are familiar with the diverse methods of shipping liquor including reefers, tanks and flexi-tank bags (bladders). There are many solutions to age-old problems that have faced this industry. No need for your growing company to make critical mistakes or re-invent anything, just contact Top Shelf Logistics to guide you through all your Liquor transportation services!
Liquor Transportation: What We Can Offer
Top Shelf Logistics continues to work to find the most reliable, safe, efficient and sustained cost effective means for transporting liquor. As a result, they offer solutions for warehousing, inventory management, freight forwarding and packaging. These, along with the various modes of transport (ex: intermodal transportation services) help you make the right choices when it comes to liquor transportation systems and services.
The constant commoditization of transportation services is evident everywhere in the world around us from highways to railways, waterways and by air. If not taken care of internally, every business turns to supply chain management to take care of their transportation services whether for packaged goods, vehicles, electronics or alcohol. Transportation logistics is a complicated job especially in the spirits transportation business because it involves complex laws/regulations along with the need to keep products in pristine condition while shipping affordably.
Common Problems Facing Spirits Transportation
A number of issues are can come up when a company offers spirits transportation.
State and Federal Laws: Each state has its own laws concerning the shipping and delivering of spirits. Even just driving through some states is illegal without proper permitting. Besides permits, between the liquor and the driver/truck there are regulations such as maximum carrying weight, weight over axles, legal consignee destinations, driver and trucking company qualifications, and legal driving hours and schedules. There are at times bonded loads and even hazardous materials, all of which require transportation expertise.
Method of Travel: Spirits transportation is a tricky business because means of transportation can affect the freight. The safety and quality of the liquor cannot be compromised at any point in the journey.
The only way to make certain the product arrives intact in every sense of the word is to contract out only to those experienced in spirits transportation. Top Shelf Logistics is aware of all the rules/regulations and has vast experience that makes them the common sense spirits transportation provider for you.
Expertise, Flexibility and Spirits Transportation
As a successful logistics company, Top Shelf Logistics understands the need for reliability, flexibility and keen attention to detail. With a wide portfolio of customers Top Shelf is prepared to work with you on your spirits transportation from distilleries to warehouse to suppliers and retailers. Top Shelf offers bulk shipping, full truckload (TL), less than a truckload (LTL) and intermodal spirits transportation services to make sure your needs are met.