Millions of Americans are now working from the confines of their homes, quarantining from COVID-19 and socially distancing themselves from friends and family. The number of cars on the road have decreased and the amount of people walking the sidewalks have quickly fallen, but one thing has increased: the need for distribution in the form of semis, cargo ships and aircrafts.
While Pierce Distribution is not distributing individual items deemed ‘essential’ by thousands of Americans (i.e. toilet paper, hand sanitizer), we are distributing items that are aiding ‘essential’ businesses to stay up and running across the globe.
So, what exactly is distribution and how does it work? Here’s how we operate on a daily basis to ensure our clients are receiving the items they need (including during times of crisis):
We provide adequate packaging for our clients’ products so they can be transported safely and efficiently. This includes custom crating, kitting and cardboard packaging.
- Inventory Management
Need X number of your product tomorrow? We have it! At Pierce Distribution, we monitor your inventory on a daily basis, and aim to maintain a respectable level of in-house inventory of clients’ products. This allows orders to be fulfilled in a timely manner.
- Order Processing
From the moment an order comes in from a client, out distribution management team begins planning for that delivery. This involves collecting the stock, packaging as needed, loading it and delivering it on time.
The bread and butter of distribution! Mode of transport is important to consider for all orders. For example, if a product requires overseas shipping, there must be agreements in place for permits to be approved quickly. Pierce Distribution deals with the logistics of overseas shipping, government orders and weight limitation every day. By having logistics in place, orders can be processed at a much faster rate.
Communication is key! Clear communication is needed both on and offsite at distribution centers. This is to ensure that the correct products are shipped, and the client knows when they will receive their items. If a shipment is delayed or an issue with products occurs, distribution management will notify all interested parties immediately.
Interested in adding Pierce Distribution to your team? Contact us today!