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LOGISTICS FOR HEALTH & BEAUTY INDUSTRY

HEALTH & BEAUTY

We specialize in the health and beauty industry and offer scalable e-commerce solutions, retail consolidation services, and vendor compliance processes for mass retailers.

LOGISTICS FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

FOOD & BEVERAGE

We partner with prominent food and beverage labels, and offer frozen/cold, temp-controlled, and ambient/dry storage for efficient shipping to major food retailers.

3PL for Consumer Goods Industry

CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS

We partner with a variety of fast-moving retail brands spanning from footwear to apparel to small electronics.

Logistics for Industrial and Automotive Industries

INDUSTRIAL & AUTOMOTIVE

Our strategic solutions are customized to meet the unique requirements of various industrial and automotive sectors.

Private Equity

PRIVATE EQUITY

From corporate carve-outs to management buyouts, we have experience scaling supply chains for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.

About ODW Logistics

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We are a 3PL provider driven by our culture and focused on Delivering the Difference with purpose-built logistics solutions.

Why ODW Logistics for your 3PL

WHY ODW LOGISTICS

Accelerate your growth with a 3PL that adds value to every link in your supply chain.

ODW Making a Difference

ODW MAKING A DIFFERENCE

ODW Logistics is dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work and engaging with our associates.

Logistics Careers at ODW

CAREERS

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06.25.20202 min read

COVID-19: The Impact on Shippers, Carriers, and Third-Party Transportation Management Brokers

While there has been a large surge in shipping volumes for the medical and food industries, the supply chain is seeing declines in non-essential commodity shipping volumes. To characterize the impact COVID-19 has had on supply chain management as solely positive or negative is too broad a stroke to be accurate. To combat this, below are a few examples of different players in our supply chain who are likely being affected in both realms.

Shippers

 

Positive

Transportation Rates: Businesses deemed non-essential by the government were forced to close, which created a capacity surplus of available equipment to transport materials. Shippers paying for freight in the spot market have been able to capitalize on the increased capacity by seeing a drop in their rates.

Negative

Large-Scale Changes Stalled: Shippers stuck in a less-than-ideal supply chain model looking to restructure their network have been forced to apply the brakes. Some fine-tuning and rate adjustments have been met with open arms throughout this pandemic, but asset relocation and the big-picture projects are taking a back seat to shelter-in-place orders.

Carriers

 

Positive

Dedicated Business: Asset-based carriers with essential dedicated business are coming out on top during these times with the excess in truck capacity. Contract rates and guaranteed business are keeping their trucks moving during COVID-19.

Negative

Asset Relocation: A counterpoint to the positive of having dedicated business can quickly turn negative if the carrier loses its headhaul or backhaul. Positioning assets in the correct location and eliminating deadhead is critical to keeping cash flowing during this pandemic.

Third-Party Transportation Management

 

Positive

Agile: Third-party logistics (3PL) providers are in a unique position to still be able to provide supply chain management solutions to their customers and carriers. They are doing this by leveraging their technology, the vast relationships held industry-wide, and the current spot market to their advantage. 

Negative

New Business Growth: 3PLs are experiencing a slowdown in signing new contracted business. Rate shopping is always a risk for spot business, but getting a foot in the door with a new client and pitching a supply chain management solution is challenging during these times.

The entire economy is currently going through unprecedented times, and the logistics industry is doing its best to navigate the waters. One thing is certain—logistics professionals will continue to adapt and react to minimize the impact across all business sectors for the end consumer.

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ODW Logistics

Since 1971, we’ve been providing warehousing, distribution, and transportation solutions for hundreds of brands. We operate as an extension of your business to control costs throughout your supply chain that deliver you a competitive advantage over your competition.

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