See below for important links to bookmark for quick access to our most commonly used pages

We are thrilled to launch our new Burris Logistics brand website — bringing industry-leading solutions to our valued partners in a more engaging and user-friendly format than ever before.  Launched in tandem with our dynamic enterprise site, ONEBURRIS.com, this new website will deliver critical information and resources to our partners — present and future — with better clarity and efficiency.

John Hummel
John Hummel
President, Burris Logistics

“We are very excited to have a new website representing the direction of Burris Logistics and our service offerings! Burris Logistics is a premier provider of Temperature-Controlled Warehousing and Distribution offerings, for a wide variety of industries, and we are equally committed to the Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment services we provide for cold chain e-commerce companies. The new Burrislogistics.com captures our full-brand capability and our growing network of locations and dedicated Team Members to move us into a new era.”  

— John Hummel, President, Burris Logistics.

The new website focuses on the core solutions — temperature-controlled warehousing, direct-to-consumer fulfillment, dry/ambient storage, and distribution — offered by Burris Logistics, while also offering additional support through customizable solutions and cross-brand integrations with our Trinity Logistics and Honor Foods brands. The website also shares industry news, case studies, downloadable resources, and successful partnerships across a wide number of industries. 

With the new website, expect more industry news, thought leadership, and a glimpse into the partnership culture that makes us an industry leader in the supply chain. 

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 our Brands: Burris Logistics (Direct-to-consumer fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, 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.

A recent trend shows that more women are getting interested in positions in the logistics side of the food industry. As a result, Women in Logistics started playing an essential role in the supply chain by applying their natural talent to mentorship and continuous improvement.

At Burris Logistics, our women Team Members know for a fact that understanding our partners is the key to successful operations. From running daily warehouse operations, making sure that products are getting delivered from point A to point B on time, or managing sales accounts – the mission of the Burris Logistics’ women is to Make It Happen in the most efficient way possible. 

It is an honor to feature three women who have different roles at Burris Logistics. Alicia Bowers is the General Manager of the Burris’s Lakeland and Lakeland Annex, FL locations, Dionne Baylis is the Operations Manager at the New Castle, DE location, and Megan Caruso is a Senior Account Executive at Burris Logistics. All three women are known for their service excellence and easygoing personalities, which makes those who work with them receive the WOW Service Burris Logistics is well known for. Megan, Alicia, and Dionne make everyone they work with, whether they are customers or Team Members, feel like they are dealing with truly knowledgeable professionals in their field of expertise. Here’s what each one of them identifies as when it comes to being a woman in logistics: 

Megan Caruso 

“More often than not, it had been a male-dominated industry, but I am glad to see that things are changing.” Megan Caruso.

Megan Caruso is Burris Logistics’ Senior Account Executive and is involved with the direct-to-consumer programs. More specifically, Megan’s position is involved with the ONEBURRIS Business Development Team. She is responsible for finding new business, growing existing business throughout the network, and managing new and existing relationships. To the question, “How does it feel to be a woman in logistics?” she responds: 

“Traditionally, if I were on a call with my Team or with customers – most of the time, I would be the only woman or one of a couple of women present. This was especially true when you look at the operational or supply chain roles; you would see mostly men. In recent years, this started changing, and I started seeing a lot more women in operational roles, especially among our direct-to-consumer customers where there are several women in CEO/Founder, and other senior positions. Being primarily involved in sales, I cannot say that I am directly a part of operations, but I have enough knowledge to facilitate the conversation with these individuals and help problem solve. More often than not, it had been a male-dominated industry, but I am glad to see that things are changing.”

Alicia Bowers

“Women in logistics have come a long way to put their footprint out there for everyone to see.” Alicia Bowers.

“Women in logistics have come a long way to put their footprint out there for everyone to see.” Alicia Bowers.

Alicia Bowers is the General Manager at Burris Logistics Lakeland and Lakeland Annex, FL warehouses. She is involved with pretty much everything when it comes to the warehouse operations and her Team: from “opening the front door and all in between to putting a seal on a trailer.” To the question, “How does it feel to be a woman in logistics?” she comments: 

“Actually, I never really thought about it until now. As a woman, I’ve always had to work faster, harder, and multitask: all at one time. That is the generation I grew up in just thought that was the way it was. But looking back from this point today, women in logistics have come a long way to put their footprint out there for everyone to see.”

Dionne Baylis 

“As the years have passed, you see more and more women joining the industry.” Dionne Baylis.

“As the years have passed, you see more and more women joining the industry.” Dionne Baylis.

Dionne Baylis is the Operations Manager at the Burris Logistics warehouse in New Castle, DE. She is responsible for the e-commerce operations running smoothly and helping the warehouse Team members understand the business, support along the way, and help them grow in a professional sense. To the question, “How does it feel to be a woman in logistics?” she states: 

“Being in the industry for over 20 years, I have seen a lot of growth in regards to women. When I first started in warehousing, the looks and comments I would get throwing cases of water were quite interesting. As the years have passed, you see more and more women joining the industry and proving it’s not about your gender, but more about your work ethic.”

Dionne, Alicia, Megan, and other strong and dedicated women in Burris Logistics are what make the logistics industry so unique. Women, as well as men at Burris Logistics, play an essential role in being true ambassadors for the culture-driven and successful company Burris Logistics is today. 

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 our Brands: Burris Logistics (Direct-to-consumer fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, 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.

Precision, not luck: the prepared food logistics behind St. Patrick’s Day.

Our Burris Logistics trucks and warehouses are prepared to store, procure, distribute, and transport loads of food for this magical holiday known as St. Patrick’s Day. We are lucky enough to have worked with some of our partners year after year to fine-tune our end-to-end supply chain solutions during busy times, such as this holiday. We specialize in the precision handling of multiple categories of frozen and refrigerated food goods and related items at almost any temperature and within any point of the frozen food supply chain. 

Our storing, procurement, transportation, and distribution solutions are very particular. One of our main goals is to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure prompt delivery and full visibility of our partners’ orders to keep everyone satisfied and prepared 24/7.

During the busy holiday seasons, such as St. Patrick’s Weekend, we have our loads individually checked by in-house auditors and random truckload audits conducted by third parties every day to ensure we stay consistent even when we are busy. Our food transportation methods are top of the line, in large part due to our dedicated fleet and logistics technology services. 

Our transportation technology allows our partners to gain visibility into their supply chain whenever they need to. During busy holidays, this is especially important for our partners to manage, view, and track their supply chain deliveries. “We have our proprietary software, and we will soon launch a program that allows our partners to see the progress and delivery times of their loads in real-time,” says Jason Cardoza, General Manager of our Rocky Hill, CT Burris Custom facility.

As the weather begins to get warmer during the spring, we see a slight increase in product activity. We usually will see an increase in outdoor BBQ and grilling provisions. The warmer weather also helps deliver our products on time to areas typically impacted by winter snowstorms. 

We do see an increase within our warehouses of St. Patty’s specialty items like cabbage, corn beef, potatoes, and specific breads. A popular item, such as corn beef, usually is distributed through suppliers we have worked with for years. We can order from our reliable suppliers, store products, pick and transport these specialty holiday products to our customers as directed in a timely and efficient manner. 

Andy Stone, Director of Purchasing, says we see a significant increase in some specialty foods during St. Patrick’s Day. “Corn Beef from Julian Freirich during this time of year is a storage account due to volume; we began storing in early February. We see a big volume increase in product articles like cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.” 

Most people are used to and lucky to spend this holiday at their local bars and restaurants. This year, with more people spending more time outside of their homes, we believe that many will be celebrating with fun shenanigans, whether at home or supporting a business near them.

Mike McGraw, VP of Purchasing, projects our distribution will still be pretty normal this year, especially the way things are starting to get back to normal. “Our distribution should remain the same as far as corn beef sales; it may even increase due to Irish pubs and bars reopening and becoming busier compared to last year. However, some people may still be eating and celebrating at home!”

 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.

WOW Service: Superior Customer Service, Responsible Stewardship, and More. 

At Burris Logistics, the successful relationships we build with our customers through WOW Service are beyond quality customer service expectations. Our Team provides WOW service to our partners while showing respect and reinvestment to the community through responsible stewardship and servant leadership.

The Warehouse Team Members exemplify our values as a company to Human Resources Department and up to leadership. We take pride in having a company culture that our Team looks forward to highlighting our values throughout their daily lives.

“I take pride in helping people succeed and propagating the Burris culture that I strive to embody.”

Mathew Metz

A large part of providing excellent customer service, responsible stewardship, and servant leadership means we have to trust, value and support our Team members throughout every step of our supply chain process. This will usually bring our Team closer together as a unit to work more efficiently for our community, partners, and each other. 

“It is very family-oriented. We’re close as a team, and it’s not just as a manager or supervisor team; it is everyone. We work together to get to the end goal. Taking care of each other is the number one thing.” 

Dionne Baylis, Operations Manager

CUSTOMER SERVICE

We pride ourselves on being a top end-to-end supply chain provider. The frozen and refrigerated food industry requires safe handling, such as safe transportation, proper temperature-controlled storage, etc. We know we have to be willing to adapt and listen to our partner’s needs with care, consistency, and excellent service. 

“The customer service expectations at Burris Logistics are rapid resolutions and assistance to any issues, 24/7. Knowledgeable and responsible guidance and support. We are pretty much non-stop responding to customers’ requests for improvements and enhancements. It is really exciting to be a part of a rapidly growing part of Burris Logistics,” Metz. 

Our Team is expected to provide WOW service by being present for our partners, figuring out the best solution for their needs, and adapting as needed by utilizing our tools (such as logistics technology) to ensure proper quality care of our partner’s products. 

“Our Team Members are thinking of how we can create the best experience for the customer base, thinking about what they do every day and how impacts what our customers see in the end result. The best way to say it is, “would I be satisfied if I received a product like this?”

Nick Lee, General Manager in Waukesha

COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS 

Whether we are giving back to our communities or partnering with local businesses to MAKE IT HAPPEN together at Burris Logistics, this is of the utmost importance. Each of our locations utilizes some of the local businesses around them to continue to provide support to the people living in areas surrounding our distribution centers. 

“We are always trying to use our local small businesses for projects we have at our building, whether it be ordering lunch from a small local restaurant, signs for our building, or just being out at community functions,” Lee. 

Supporting nonprofits and other organizations is something that has been ingrained in our organization’s history as well. One example of our community relationship is the very long and joyful relationship with The United Way of Delaware

“When COVID closed many schools and daycares, the United Way of Delaware did an amazing job of quickly converting its in-person Reading Angels program to a virtual format to support Early Education Success. I was lucky enough to participate early on UWDE – Virtual Reading Angels: FB Watch.”

Trish Metts, Communication and Documentation Specialist

We always have the opportunity to support the community through the efforts of the Trinity Foundation and their various events, as well as consistently encouraging attendance and involvement in other community events, such as Wreaths Across America. 

SERVANT LEADERSHIP

Our Team is constantly working together to ask what we can do to better serve each other, our community, and our partners. This requires us to show empathy, exemplify respect, and be a support system for our Team, community, and partners. 

“I strive to show servant leadership by being empathic to my Team members and partners’ needs and roles when they face challenges and being a good support system for them,” Metz.

We are One Partner—Many Solutions. We provide WOW Service. 

If you are interested in partnership and Making It Happen with Burris Logistics:

 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 our Brands: Burris Logistics (E-commerce fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, 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.

At Burris Logistics, our Team means EVERYTHING. We have been grateful to have such legacy Team members, such as Gary Walstead. Gary celebrated his 50-Year Journey of Excellent Service at Burris Logistics this past July. 

Gary first started his career at Burris Logistics in 1971 as a Warehouseman in Harrington, DE. Now, in 2021 he serves as an IT (Information Technology) Business Analyst in the Milford, DE office. This entails frequent visits to our warehouses to ensure that our systems and software tools are working efficiently. 

Our Milford, DE Team, threw a party for Gary in July to celebrate his service at Burris Logistics. This included his wife, Bonnie, good friends, coworkers, great food, and lots of laughs.

“The Burris Culture breeds a strong commitment to our customers, encourages creativity to provide solutions, and enables team members with opportunities to expand their careers,” Megan Dukes, Human Resources Information Systems Analyst. 

We are looking for Team members all of the time to MAKE IT HAPPEN at one of our various locations. If you are looking to experience a work environment driven by culture, service, creativity, determination, and hard work, we have multiple opportunities available. Check them out today! 

Congratulations, Gary! We are so grateful to have you as such an integral asset to our Team. Your sacrifice and commitment are above and beyond.

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 our Brands: Burris Logistics (E-commerce fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, 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.

We are expanding our Distribution and E-commerce Fulfillment Capabilities to Waukesha, WI. This is an exciting time where we are adding new Team Members and operational capability to the Waukesha community. We plan to be up and running in September of 2021. Please stay in touch as we post new jobs and start to move in!

​We have announced the expansion of our Distribution and E-commerce Fulfillment capabilities in Waukesha, WI, but what does that mean for our Team, community, and partners?

Our new facility is over 100,000 square feet of temperature-controlled warehousing space, as well as 70,000 square feet of dry warehouse storage. THAT IS CORRECT. Our Waukesha location will allow us to store, transport, and manage dry products for our partners. 

This location offers 18 refrigerated loading docks that will enhance the efficiency of our service levels. Additionally, the growth of our footprint increases our reach and capacity in the midwest and densely populated areas such as Chicago, IL, and Fort Worth, TX.

PARTNERS 

Our solutions include temperature-controlled warehousing, custom distribution, dry ice capabilities, direct-to-consumer fulfillment, and more.

As an expert leader in frozen and refrigerated supply chain solutions, we can offer a new strategic location to our partners, which will increase delivery time and distribution capabilities. Our solutions include temperature-controlled warehousing, custom distribution, dry ice capabilities, direct-to-consumer fulfillment, and more. We have the support of a network of dedicated fleet assets and logistics technology to play an integral part in the safe handling of our partner’s products. 

The strategic warehouse location of our new facility gives us easier accessibility to offer one-day delivery to over 85 million households or two-day delivery to over 215 million households for our e-commerce partners. We can reach Fort Worth, TX, and Denver, CO, in two days. 

We are prepared to customize our solutions per our partner’s needs, no matter what the product is. As long as our facility will support us, we will find a way to MAKE IT HAPPEN.

“We can offer a wonderful, à la carte customized service for really anything. Anything that this building can handle, whether it be parts storage, pharmaceutical storage, life sciences. If we can find a way to do it, we will do that,” John Hummel, President of Burris Logistics, Distribution, E-commerce Fulfillment, and Storage.

COMMUNITY/TEAM

We are humbled to be able to expand career opportunities and operational capability to the Waukesha community. This September, we plan to be up and running with a future demand of over 100 dedicated Team members. If you or someone you know is interested in joining a Team that MAKES IT HAPPEN, apply here.

Check out the inside tour of our warehouse in Waukesha, WI, and learn how it assists in expanding our collaborative E-commerce solutions.

All the things we do as One Partner, Many Solutions.®

One of the growing industries in the United States is the e-commerce industry. Over the past year, online and grocery shopping have become sensational tools to utilize; this means our partners have been working to face more challenges and to keep up with the larger number of orders coming in. At Burris Logistics, we are experts in handling the end-to-end supply chain needs for our e-commerce partners. Our solutions and services extend further than just storage of their products and transportation, though.

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

Let’s take a deeper look into some of these solutions…

Our Logistics Technology allows our partners to have complete visibility and control over their supply chain experience. 

Gregg Inns, one of our Project Managers, said, “We are planning to invest in technology that will increase efficiency in our e-commerce replenishment and selection processes, which will allow us to scale up and become more accurate with order processing.”

We have been working on a technology initiative to increase the accuracy and communication of our shipments’ location and predicted arrival times. Gregg Inns, one of our Project Managers, said, “We are planning to invest in technology that will increase efficiency in our e-commerce replenishment and selection processes, which will allow us to scale up and become more accurate with order processing.”

Our customized IT Solutions Technology has eased the manual efforts required to manage complex tasks like inbound appointment scheduling, making the process for our partners and Team more efficient and productive. Logistics Technology transforms the way we manage time and temperature-sensitive products and how we fulfill our customers’ needs.

We can offer transparency to hold us accountable for executing all of our solutions while meeting the timely delivery and needs of our partners. In addition, our Supply Chain Portal expands our capabilities to reach more of our partners’ appropriate carriers, vendors, and brokerage agents to implement Inbound Appointment Scheduling to our distribution centers (DC’s). 

Trinity Logistics, a Burris Logistics Company, works hand in hand with us with Inbound Deliveries, as we can manage all of our partner’s freight through their Team.

Our logistics technology allows for a more accurate operation of our cold chain operations. We know that dealing with specialty products such as meat, ice cream, and other temperature-sensitive goods is highly important. Our technology allows us to ensure the safe handling and distribution of the products we manage, thanks to our scales at the end of our pick lines, allowing us to correctly weigh our partner’s products with and without the dry ice they require. 

Dry ice is important because it keeps the products refrigerated in their boxes at the temperature needed to maintain their freshness and integrity. Our technology allows us to see the fluctuation in the line types and dry ice amounts used for each specific product. In addition, we offer dry ice sourcing and offer gel packs when that coolant is preferred. This helps to keep landed costs down. 

Our storage capability lets us store frozen and refrigerated products in a friendly environment. Our Waukesha location can also store dry/ambient products in addition to frozen and refrigerated products. 

Frozen food items and direct-to-consumer meals/frozen products that can be delivered right to your door have been a growing preference. Among the main reasons for giving preference to frozen food items are:

We must offer proper storage and packaging of these products to reach your homes safely.

Temperature-controlled warehousing capability is vital to our variety of partners. We understand that products require different environments, which is why we design our facilities to provide different temperatures and humidity, depending on your unique need. Our logistics technology capability allows us to closely monitor each environment and deploy cutting-edge tools such as our Produce Inspection Tool to inspect the quality of the produce coming into our warehouses for our partners.

Parcel shipping rates dictate the overall cost of an e-commerce order. We help mitigate that barrier of entry for partner’s customers by helping to keep this cost low. Our aggregate approach with FED-Ex, UPS, and other local carriers allow us to keep delivery accurate at a lower price. 

Burris Logistics acts as their supply chain, providing expertise, temperature-controlled warehouses, logistics technology, and more to ensure that their product is delivered fresh and on time.

We can even offer procurement to our e-commerce partners. Our knowledgeable team of buyers can help source new suppliers and replenish diminished stock as it fluctuates based on demand and industry trends. Burris Logistics can offer the capital to obtain supply for our partners in order to adjust to the demand. 

“We offer similar procurement options for our E-Commerce partners; for example, we utilize this solution with Butcher Box. This helps them by freeing up their capital to go and acquire new customers,” Michael Pitcher, Senior Account Executive. 

Our e-commerce partners can reach a maximum number of consumers with reliable service and delivery solutions for the east and west coasts. A large part of this is due to our geographic footprint

All of our strategic locations across the United States empower our e-commerce partners to scale their business at their own pace. We recognize that e-commerce is about reaching customers. Burris Logistics acts as their supply chain, providing expertise, temperature-controlled warehouses, logistics technology, and more to ensure that their product is delivered fresh and on time. Our locations allow us to deliver any order in the continental United States in two days or less. 

Published on August 11, 2020: The promising rebound in the foodservice industry in June gave many hopes that things would soon return to normal. However, the continuous increase in COVID-19 cases in the U.S. convinced the states to roll back the reopening phases, which led to restaurants opening at limited capacity. Buying groceries online or in-store and cooking at home remained the main focus for American families for many weeks to come. According to an AFFI report, “90% of consumers are eating more meals prepared at home versus pre-pandemic. Besides, 73% of consumers are taking more time to prepare meals than usual – both present big opportunities for the frozen food department”.

Among the main reasons for giving preference to frozen food items are the longer shelf-life, time-savings on preparation, the ability to stock-up in case of food shortages, and limiting trips to grocery stores. 

Besides the growing interest in frozen foods, consumers adopted new shopping methods and started to rely more on buying products online. U.S. Grocery Shopping Trends 2020 report conducted by FMI states that “Last year shoppers reported online grocery spend represented 10.5% of all grocery spending. That figure rose to 14.5% in February of 2020 and surged to 27.9% in the March/April period”. The fast-growing surge shows that the demand for online grocery shopping will not only remain stable but also will keep ascending. According to AFFI, “50% of consumers expect they will purchase a lot more (18%) or somewhat more (32%) frozen foods in the next few months compared to their pre-pandemic level”. 

Burris Logistics is proud to be a leader in frozen and refrigerated food supply-chain solutions. We can offer our partners, cold-chain expertise, innovative technology integrations, competitive parcel shipping rates, and next-day distribution to 87% of the United States population. We have e-Commerce fulfillment sites in New Castle, DE, Jacksonville, FL, Oklahoma City, OK, and we have access to an e-fulfillment facility in California. We offer a unique opportunity to combine our technology and knowledgeable team members to create a turn-key approach to fulfillment for your e-commerce customers. Here, at Burris Logistics, we do it with WOW Service! 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 our Brands: Burris Logistics (E-commerce fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, 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.

Logistics Technology Behind the Ice Cream Supply Chain Distribution

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! July is National Ice Cream Month, and we are honored to share our knowledge about storing, handling, and transporting ice cream. In 2021, there are more e-commerce ice cream companies, unique flavors, and healthier options than ever before. 

One of our roles as an end-to-end supply chain provider is to ensure the quality transportation and storage of our partner’s specialty items that require precise temperatures in our temperature-controlled warehouses. Our logistics technology allows us to handle partner products safely and efficiently. 

Storage and transportation of ice cream require a -10 Degree Fahrenheit environment, and it is VERY temperature specific. A single mishap in temperature can cause the ice cream to lose its taste, smell, texture, quality and become unsafe to consume. Therefore, ice cream companies rely on a cold supply chain, and that is where Burris Logistics and our logistics technology comes into play. 

The scales at the end of our pick lines allow us to correctly weigh our partner’s products with and without the dry ice, to ensure the correct amount of refrigerant is added to each box.

Our logistics technology simplifies and increases the accuracy of our cold chain operations. It can adapt to warmer months to ensure the safe handling and distribution of specialty products we manage. The scales at the end of our pick lines allow us to correctly weigh our partner’s products with and without the dry ice, to ensure the correct amount of refrigerant is added to each box.

The scales at the end of our pick lines allow us to correctly weigh our partner’s products with and without the dry ice, to ensure the correct amount of refrigerant is added to each box.

Our logistics technology allows us to see a fluctuation in the liner types and dry ice amounts we use for certain partners as we enter the warmer months, such as Ice Cream Month.

The quantity of liners and dry ice amounts can change per partner depending on the seasons. 

“Our WMS has algorithms built in to ensure freshness and safe handling, including determining the fastest shipment methods, the quantity of dry ice or gel packs needed, and a factor for seasonality to adjust both based upon destination and weather,” Nick Falk, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Solution Design.

The logistics behind our supply chain distribution also provide our partners with visibility and control; they utilize this complete transparency to hold us accountable for execution with expertise, safety, and efficiency. To improve our technology and IT Solutions, we have taken several initiatives this year to serve Our Partners and team better. For example, we have evolved our Burris Supply Chain Portal to expand our capability for both partners and our operation teams. In addition, we have reached more carriers, vendors, and brokerage agents to implement Inbound Appointment Scheduling to our distribution centers (DC’s). 

he frozen food department is showing continuous growth, even after the pandemic. This confirms the need for our quick delivery, accuracy, and WOW service is crucial daily for specialty frozen products, such as ice cream.

The frozen food department is showing continuous growth, even after the pandemic. This confirms the need for our quick delivery, accuracy, and WOW service is crucial daily for specialty frozen products, such as ice cream. According to the NFRA, “The frozen department showed two years of back-to-back growth with sales of $54.6 billion delivering $918 million in growth. The top-five selling frozen department categories were ice cream ($6.7B), pizza ($4.8B), seafood ($4.8B), novelties ($4.6B) and complete meals ($4.5B). Pizza, seafood, novelties, vegetables, and prepared potatoes all showed solid growth with an increased percentage of dollar sales ranging from 3.7 to 5.1 percent versus the prior 52-weeks.”

We strive to pair our solutions with our partner’s needs, allowing them to focus on growing their business. With locations across the nation, Burris Logistics empowers our partners to scale their E-commerce business at their own pace. 

Burris Logistics is responsible for providing customers with all the necessary solutions for safe and cost-effective ice cream (and other cold foods, of course) distribution. Our extensive range of services includes refrigerated truck transportation, temperature-controlled warehousing, distribution centers in strategic locations, IT support, real-time product monitoring, direct-to-consumer fulfillment, freight brokerage, redistribution, and more to support your specific needs. We also offer speed-to-shelf capabilities, as well as omnichannel and multi-channel distribution. So yes, we are very flexible when it comes to the end-to-end supply chain. 

 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 our Brands: Burris Logistics (E-commerce fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, 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.

Keeping fruits and veggies cool and fresh for Smoothie Box.

Fruits and Vegetables are sensitive products that depend on efficient and safe storage, handling, and distribution. At Burris Logistics, our E-commerce partners rely on us to deliver their products to their customers with care and expertise.

June was National Fruit and Vegetable Month, making it a perfect time to highlight one of our partners, Smoothie Box, who we work with daily to support their direct-to-consumer needs. Smoothie Box is a sister company to another one of our partners, Butcher Box. 

How do we store and receive Smoothie Box products?

  1. We receive Smoothie Box products between -5 and -10 degrees off of the trucks. 
  2. We check the temperature of all of the products coming off the truck and the truck temperature to ensure they are correct.
  3. We count the number of pallets and products that come in, we check the amount for each category, and we review the expiration dates with our scan guns.
  4. We separate items such as their mugs/collagen, which do not need to be stored at -10 degrees like the smoothies do.
  5. Then we store them in our temperature-controlled warehouses at -10 degrees to ensure they do not defrost. This holds their freshness and allows their customers to defrost their products at home. 
“Since I started working here, I have tried every customer. I have ordered one box from every customer at one time or another. I like smoothies, I tried the clementine, and enjoyed it myself!” Dionne Baylis, Operations Manager in New Castle, DE.

To ensure Smoothie Box products stay fresh and at the correct temperature, we add dry ice. All orders are selected and weighed, determining the proper amount of dry ice for shipping. Dry ice quantity is determined by product, packaging, weather, and parcel transit time.  

Finished boxes pass down a conveyor line to be weighed on our scale to confirm accuracy. Boxes divert to shipping lanes where the appropriate parcel carrier is determined. Once they are in the right carrier slot, our partners like Lasership and FedEx ship them right to the customer’s doorsteps. 

Our logistics technology helps to tell if the weight variance is correct or incorrect with the dry ice. If it is incorrect, it will be directed into our reject pile, where team members assess what went wrong. It is imperative that both the product and the proper amount of dry ice are accurate to ensure our partners have the CORRECT items shipped to their customers. The confluence of technology and dedicated team members is what makes our process work. 

Smoothie Box and other E-Commerce partners push us to be better partners, as this is a growing industry reliant on accuracy and timeliness. We support Direct-To-Consumer companies from coast to coast.

Smoothie Box and other E-Commerce partners push us to be better partners, as this is a growing industry reliant on accuracy and timeliness. We support Direct-To-Consumer companies from coast to coast.

What gives Burris Logistics the WOW factor when serving our customers?

  1. Each of our partners has its own mod line. So, if we are working on Smoothie Box during a time frame, no other product(s) will be in that process besides their products. 
  2. Our partners have visibility into their product inventory at our Burris warehouses via our Supply Chain Portal; they can schedule replenishing stock with accurate forecasts to ensure we have enough of their products to process their requests daily. Technology allows us to adapt to seasonal and global trends without missing a beat. 
  3. We scan each box that leaves our facility, as well as which truck they are loaded onto to ensure our partner’s products are transported safely, timely, and efficiently. 

Smoothie Box and other E-Commerce partners push us to be better partners, as this is a growing industry reliant on accuracy and timeliness. We support direct-to-consumer companies from coast to coast. We are proud to announce a new Waukesha, Wisconsin facility to serve our partners with better parcel shipping times to major cities, including Denver, CO, and Fort Worth, TX. 

At Burris Logistics, providing WOW service for our partners is a MUST. One example Baylis gave was, “We start picking at 9 pm until 4 pm the next day, our trucks pick up from 8 am – 5 pm. There are different pickup times for the trucks, and we have one FedEx express at 4-430 PM. We have had customers email us they need their products overnight. We have then picked the product, put them in our cars, and driven it to FedEx express to make sure it gets to those partners by the time they need it.”

All of our strategic locations across the United States empower our E-commerce partners to scale their business at their own pace. We recognize that E-commerce is about reaching customers. Burris Logistics acts as their supply chain, providing expertise, temperature-controlled warehouses, logistics technology, and more to ensure that their product is delivered fresh and on time.

 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 our Brands: Burris Logistics (E-commerce fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, 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.