In the News. Shipping Crisis Impacts the Supply Chain

It is no secret that shipping in the supply chain is in crisis right now, but how does that impact the lives of everyday consumers and businesses this upcoming holiday season? 

“The freight transportation market is under an enormous amount of pressure, with continued high demand due to elevated consumer spending and capacity still being extremely constrained, it is pushing prices higher and higher. We see strong demand in almost every vertical we serve and are doing our best to meet our customers’ needs. 

With the holiday season upon us, we don’t see volume slowing down anytime soon, and many experts are saying that this market will continue through the end of 2022. We are counseling our customers to provide as much lead time as possible and requesting flexibility on loading/unloading hours to increase our opportunities to secure trucks and get their freight delivered,” Hayley Dobson, Group Vice President, Trinity Logistics – A Burris Logistics Company.

 Receiving products promptly for holiday meals, gifts, and everyday consumption is of the utmost importance to Burris Logistics as a trusted end-to-end supply chain partner. Check out some of the ways we are continuing to MAKE IT HAPPEN throughout this shipping crisis. 

DEPENDABILITY AND EXPERTISE 

The logistics behind our supply chain distribution provide our partners with visibility and control; they utilize this complete transparency to hold us accountable for execution with expertise, safety, and efficiency. During a time of high intensity in the shipping world, our partners must have a reliable end-to-end supply chain partner they can trust to keep their products on track with the aspects they can control of the supply chain.

One tool we use to highlight our dependability is our Burris Supply Chain Portal (BSCP), which fully integrates with our partners. Hence, they receive the most time-efficient and accurate updates of their product’s integrity, storage, and transportation.

Burris Logistics is over 96 years old, so we have seen various supply chain challenges. Our Team continues to face challenges and develop solutions and services that further serve our partner’s needs beyond just storage and transportation of their products. 

As a dedicated and experienced partner, we can provide our partners with logistics technology, temperature-controlled warehousing, backhaul capability with a dedicated fleet, procurement, specialized packaging, parcel shipping rate pricing, dry ice handling, and much more.  

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation

“Through freight partnerships, we move loads at as fast of a pace as the ports can handle. As a warehousing partner, these loads are met by a team of warehousing professionals that ensure timely unloading to maximize driver hours.” Nick Falk, SVP of Business Development, Burris Logistics.

During the holiday season and through the pandemic, our dedicated fleet felt the demand for increased load counts coupled with increased backhauls. They met the new demands while also adhering to particular safety protocols and maintaining their timeliness. 

At Burris Logistics, we not only have our dedicated fleet that serves the entire east coast, mid-west, and venturing into additional locations, but we also are grateful to have Trinity Logistics that provides different modes of transportation to ensure timely delivery of products. Trinity Logistics allows us to include intermodal, expedited, international, and LTL shipping methods. 

“Burris Logistics deliberately created a diverse and efficient supply chain. As both an asset-based distribution partner and a freight broker with Trinity Logistics, we see the impact that container ship congestion has had on the supply chain first hand. As a partner with a vertically integrated supply chain, we can support port operations, offering transportation solutions and homes for the goods stored in the containers. 

Through freight partnerships, we move loads at as fast of a pace as the ports can handle. As a warehousing partner, these loads are met by a team of warehousing professionals that ensure timely unloading to maximize driver hours. A true partner eases supply chain congestion and manages cost,” Nick Falk, SVP of Business Development, Burris Logistics.

Throughout the shipping crisis and every day, our fleet is a point of pride for our Team, And we maintain our fleet to serve both our hard-working team members and our partners. They represent dependability, stability, quality service, safety, and much more. 

PROPER HANDLING

Our storing, procurement, transportation, and distribution solutions are very particular in the way they run. Especially during a crisis, we strive not to be a point of congestion in the supply chain. Therefore, one of our primary goals is to ensure prompt delivery and complete visibility of our partner’s orders to keep everyone satisfied and prepared 24/7. 

Proper handling of our partner’s products includes:

  • Storing at the appropriate temperature in our temperature-controlled warehouses.
  • Using our logistics technology to ensure the quality and safety of their products.
  • Transporting products safely and quickly to their point of destination.

Since there are delays in the shipping world, we depend on our resources, dedicated fleet, and Trinity Logistics to get the job done efficiently. 

We want to assist our partners in reaching a maximum number of consumers with ease, reliability, and without headaches. A large part of handling this throughout the shipping crisis is due to our geographic footprint and transportation methods. Visit our website for more information: www.burrislogistics.com.

 

 About Burris Logistics

Established in 1925, Burris Logistics operates an expanding network of temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution centers from Maine to Florida and as far west as Oklahoma. This fifth-generation, family-owned enterprise provides leading-edge logistics, transportation, and supply chain solutions, coast to coast, through four distinct Business Units: Burris Custom Distribution, Burris PRW Plus (Public Refrigerated Warehousing and Direct to Consumer Fulfilment), Honor Foods (a redistributor of frozen, refrigerated and dry foodservice products), and Trinity Logistics (a global freight solutions provider). For more information about our trend-setting logistics and deep-rooted values® please visit www.burrislogistics.com.