Skip to content
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.

ODW-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.

ODW Logistics Blog Insights

ODW BLOG INSIGHTS

Read our latest blogs that give you insight into a variety of logistics topics.

ODW Logistics News and Press

NEWS + PRESS

Learn about our latest awards, partnerships, and featured trade publication articles.

3PL Services Videos

VIDEOS

Watch our latest videos that share more about who we are, our services, and more.

10.29.20212 min read

ODW Answers Your Most Common Warehousing & Transportation Questions

Hundreds of brands rely on ODW Logistics to streamline their costs and operate more efficiently. In this blog, we’ll address the most frequently asked questions about warehousing and transportation.

Q: What Are Some Signals That It May Be Time to Change My 3PL?​​​​​​​

  1. You’re experiencing declines in your service, and/or are not receiving the resources and support you need to grow your business.
  2. You’re expanding to multi-node or are already multi-node and you need someone to re-evaluate your operations as you’re doing that.
  3. You’re expanding into new markets or you’ve had a bad experience expanding into a new market.
  4. You’re scaling as a company and are experiencing substantial growth.

Q: Freight Costs Are Increasing, What Can I Do?

A trusted partner will be able to help navigate your increasing freight costs and evaluate optimizations that will deliver reduced rates and better efficiencies. Remember, focusing on short-term cost savings may not lead to longer-term operational efficiency. Examples of optimizations include:
  1. Moving your warehouses closer to your customers will result in lower fuel surcharges, access to better markets, and improved sourcing.
  2. Shifting your LTL shipping to multi-client consolidation or multi-stop, then taking a look at where your manufacturers and co-packers are.

Q: I'm Not Feeding My Top 20% of Customers Fast Enough, What Decisions Can I Make to Adjust That?

A large part of your business success is ensuring you are meeting the needs of your best customers. Re-evaluating your networks and warehousing locations can dramatically improve your relationships with top customers, as you should ensure fast delivery (generally within 2 days) to your primary delivery base.

Q: I've Been Acquired or am Acquiring Someone Else, What Happens to My Supply Chain?

Change always presents an opportunity to revisit your shipping operations and understand where there are efficiencies to be gained.

As acquisitions happen, we often see that there is an influx of suppliers, carriers, and warehouses, but this is just as likely to increase fragmentation as it is to improve scale. Reducing complexity presents an opportunity to increase efficiency during an acquisition.

Q: Are There Benefits to Having One 3PL Manage All Warehousing and Transportation?

When one third-party logistics provider (3PL) manages all of your warehousing and transportation, this “integrated” solution allows a single resource (or team) to manage your supply chain.

This team approach can bring clearer communication and better visibility to your inventory and transportation management. It can also deliver cost and service advantages across the entirety of your supply chain.

Q: I've Got a 3PL Already, Why Is Partner Selection Critical?

Not all 3PLs are created equally, and many specialize in different parts of the shipping ecosystem. Integrated options, access to leadership, proven experience in executing and delivering against your particular needs, and the ability to scale with your business are key considerations when selecting your 3PL.

Find a partner who values your business, wants to be an extension of your team, and has the dedicated leadership structure that can allow you to grow effectively.

Image of ODW Logistics

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.

RESOURCES

CFO Dive | 05.21.2024
How CFOs can keep shipping costs under control: Contracts, fees, timing

ODW Logistics | 04.25.2024
Retail Compliance for Food & Beverage Distribution

SupplyChainBrain | 04.16.2024
What's Going on With Mid-Market 3PLs?

Add A Headline.

Lorem ipsum dolor amet food truck affogato cronut freegan skateboard photo booth, tousled pickled 90's wayfarers retro succulents hoodie edison bulb ramps. XOXO seitan tote bag, offal vape air plant disrupt chia plaid taxidermy cloud bread microdosing 8-bit.

Thank you for requesting access to this brochure.
You can access your download by clicking here.