Buried in an avalanche of logistics?
What the military lacks in finesse, they make up for with unlimited manpower, unlimited budgets, and a “hurry up and wait” mentality. For everyone else, there’s WhiteStar. As your third party logistics (3PL) provider, we can provide part or all of the links in your supply chain system to keep you doing what you do best without getting engulfed by logistics problems and traffic.
The analogy of this article is appropriate since the term “logistics” actually comes from the military. Over four decades, we’ve perfected the management of moving resources to all the points where they need to be. That can include many individual processes from transportation to managing flows, protecting assets, warehousing, rate negotiation, monitoring information, leveraging expertise, tracking inventory, real-time reports, supply/demand forecasts, and cost accounting.
When you add up the amount of time it takes to manage, debug and drive logistics it normally doesn't come close to the costs from logistics errors in stoppage, overtime, and delays. That's why it makes fiscal sense to turn the process over to third party logistics specialists.
WhiteStar is a lot of things to a lot of people — a warehousing company, a distribution company, a trucking company, a delivery company and a freight brokerage. But ultimately, we are a logistics service provider.
To that end, we offer 3PL services for freight, either individually or bundled together to achieve the best service and lowest overall cost solutions.
We manage the flow of raw materials, components, packaging and finished products from source to destination to optimize supply chains between manufacturers, distributors, retailers and customers. Our 3PL services include product packaging, kitting and light assembly.
To meet requirements of customers or corporations we also manage the flow of information that parallels the physical items we move. Real time inventory, part numbers, tracking information and metrics.
Connecting the Dots
WhiteStar Logistics brings the proper items in the correct condition, to the correct place on time, in the accurate amount, at a cost that enables the client to improve their profitability including finished goods, components, raw materials, parcel, freight and entire supply chain solutions.
To track inventory aggressively and efficiently, WhiteStar uses satellite technology, on-board communication in our trucks, RFID order picking in our warehouses, recall and recycling services, and one more thing — trained eyes and ears.
We maintain strict security within our clean, modern facilities including fire and burglar alarms, video surveillance and motion detection in addition to carrying a million dollar insurance to protect customers against loss.
We use our professional expertise of logistics knowledge to manage resources and coordinate in-process inventory, surplus and closeout inventory, bulk goods and time-critical needs from the point of origin to the point of consumption.
We bring many assets to get the job done, including nearly four decades of experience and a set of values to guide our actions and decisions every day since how we accomplish our mission is as important as the mission itself. Contact us and we'll be happy to pitch in and help.