One of the most common mistakes that microbreweries or craft breweries make is to assume that doing everything on their own is more cost effective than working with specialized service providers.
A good example of this is using Top Shelf Logistics for your beer logisticsneeds. We specialize in all facets of your supply chain, ensuring that the product is transported in the most effective and efficient way. Our twenty-five plus years in the industry allow our team to anticipate possible challenges and create unique solutions to optimize your transportation and freight process.
There are several areas of beer logistics that a brewery often overlooks. In addition to rates and quality shipping services you also have to keep the following items in mind.
Hiring a local trucking service may be fine for the short term, but will they have the capability and capacity to keep pace with your expanding sales area and distribution needs? Oftentimes small local trucking companies will do their best to keep up, but they may simply be over-promising on what they can realistically, and reliability provide.
Remember, just a few late shipments or missed deliveries are going to have an impact on your business reputation among your customer base of retailers.
Getting to Market
Is your trucking service able to respond to changes in what your distributors and retailers require? As demand for your beer increases, the beer logistics challenges will also grow, requiring more time for your staff to try to coordinate shipments.
This where Top Shelf can save you time and money. We can work with your increasing shipping needs, coordinate LTL special shipments and make sure you can keep your customers happy.