Press Release - For Immediate Release

Just in Time for What?

12/1/2009

Bob Burris, CEO of Burris Refrigerated Logistics, Milford, Del., says planning around holiday periods is particularly important. This is a time when inventory turns can be extremely rapid, and the room for error is very small. Accordingly, Burris personnel have sit-down meetings with customers to go through holiday orders, item by item. The company customizes deliveries of refrigerated items with short shelf lives, picking to order and leaving no residual inventory. This way, the retailer gets as much time as possible to sell the product before it goes out of code. “We get input from retailers on how much they expect to sell, when product goes into the store, when promotions are and so on. Even with good past history, communication is crucial,” Burris says. “Some items may go up by 200 times their normal level, and then go way back down after a holiday.”

About Burris Logistics

Established in 1925, and celebrating a 90-year milestone, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Florida to Massachusetts. This fifth-generation, family-owned enterprise provides leading edge logistics, transportation, and supply chain solutions coast to coast through four distinct operating divisions: Burris Custom Retail Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing), Burris Transportation and Honor Foods (a redistributor of frozen, refrigerated and dry food service products). For more information about their trend-setting logistics and deep-rooted values® please visit www.burrislogistics.com.

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