If you are looking for total supply chain solutions, there is one company that is redefining the industry standard in logistics and supply chain management. That company is United Facilities, an Illinois-based third party logistics company with 12 distribution warehouses positioned all over the U.S.
Since 1953 when the company started providing warehousing solutions for various business, United Facilities became a pioneer in third-party logistics and distribution solutions. The company has not only developed new systems to revolutionize the logistics industry, but the company has expanded its reach to meet in warehousing and distribution demands nationwide.
Now United Facilities is able to offer full-service supply chain solutions for a wide variety of companies. These solutions include: warehousing and fulfillment, packaging, transportation, information technology, and other value added services.
Warehousing and Fulfillment
This service is core to any logistics company and a service that United Facilities first started when they were a single warehousing company. Now that they are much larger, they offer many customized warehouses that can be streamlined and configured to the customers needs. They have their own expert staff that can provide consultancy on inventory management and fill rates, enabling a company to reduce product waste and improve timekeeping.
They have food grade distribution warehouses and temperature controlled storage for those that need them and full security on all of their warehouses. As befits a highly technical company they provide RFID (radio frequency bar coding) and barcoding as well as full online inventory tracking. This logistics and storage software is combined with a full EDI (electronic data interface) software packages as well as computerized purchasing and customer service administration. Obviously for the managers there is a performance management module.
AIB certification and special labelling can be managed and as appropriate our warehousing meets FDA approval.
United Facilities are so experienced with supply chain solutions that they can offer most types of packaging. From point of sale to shrink wrap, from store pallets to custom grocery displays they can provide it for you, show you how to do it or package it for you.
Transportation solutions have been core to United Facilities logistics management solutions. The company is now an advanced third party logistics provider and will facilitate relationships that will see the safe and secure delivery of your products.
United Facilities have people, hardware, software and networks to operate both turnkey and customized industry standard logistic systems. The systems can be tailored to the customer’s needs including integrating with their existing ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems. Business continuity is also planned for with multi site technical platforms and built in redundancies.
Value Added Services
United Facilities follows a process of Continuous Improvement (CI). A culture built into all of the company where they strive to continually improve products and services. These changes may be incremental or may take effect almost immediately.
Not only do they use Continuous Improvement in their own company but they also champion it with their customers. Needless to say, their customers feel the benefit and have reported increases in profit margins and speed of service.
The company’s standard of service and breadth of solutions has enabled United Facilities to advanced its supply chain solutions to the next level.