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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

ABOUT

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

Our growth is fueled by our extraordinary people delivering the difference to our clients every day.

3PL Service Case Studies

CASE STUDIES

Learn how we've helped our clients to deliver them logistics solutions that produces results.

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10.20.20222 min read

Freight Consolidation Case Studies: Benefits of Working with a 3PL

Faster Shipping, Serious Savings  

Shipping out orders as they're received will only go so far. As operations, customer base and shipping volume grow, so will less-than-truckload (LTL) costs. For one major foot care provider, cost per pound had risen to $0.46 cents. Meanwhile, customers were waiting longer for their orders due to the inherent inefficiencies of LTL shipping at scale. The brand engaged ODW to develop a solution.

Recognizing that an effective freight consolidation strategy is designed and executed from the ground up, ODW conducted a Transportation Network Study to identify opportunities for improvement. We then negotiated LTL rates on behalf of the client while building a freight optimization network. Soon, we implemented pool distribution and multi-stop truckloads, ultimately leveraging our network to consolidate the client's shipments with other similar orders. 

Freight consolidation not only sped up shipments by an average of 1.2 days, but also led to 12.4 percent freight savings including a reduction of LTL costs from $0.46 cents to $0.39 cents and $430,000 in chargeback savings. See our five steps to success.

Reversing the Trend, Reducing the Spend

Leading paper food packaging manufacturer SOLUT! saw its LTL rates increase by 31 percent in a six-month span with its previous 3PL provider. The immediate and urgent need was for a supply chain partner that could strategize on how to bring those costs down as quickly as possible. However, this needed to be done with scale and long-term growth in mind.

Tapping into our network of 30,000 carriers, we were able to negotiate new LTL rates as a first step. The next phase involved freight optimization to eventually allow for multi-client consolidation. This enabled savings and retail compliance to make LTL rate increases a thing of the past. SOLUT! praises the reliability of our freight consolidation services. See what the company's president says about partnering with ODW.

Setting Goals Amid Growth

Explosive growth is one of the most exhilarating experiences in business. As the excitement is unfolding, it's important to manage and steer that growth with the big picture in mind. A well-known food producer showed excellent leadership in seeking a 3PL to meet the specific objectives of controlling transportation spend, improving speed to market, and adding flexibility to packaging operations. 

ODW won the bid and showed measurable results in each of the brand's focus areas. We not only controlled transportation spend but reduced it by 40 percent in the first six months through our freight consolidation services. Full truck load shipments replaced one-off LTL shipments, while our LTSLink logistics portal gave the client full visibility of every order. The 40 percent reduction amounted to $315,000 in savings. Speed to market increased to 98.5 percent, and we also solved a complex packaging challenge resulting in 50 percent reduction of cost-per-case. Read a full breakdown of each feat.

A Proven Consolidated Freight Services Provider

Consolidated freight doesn't happen overnight, and few businesses have the personnel and resources to take freight consolidation in-house. Time and time again, ODW has shown its ability to exceed expectations with strategic, scalable freight consolidation. It's just one part of our complete transportation management services. Learn more.

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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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