Efficiency is key and this program is experiencing a transit time from Shanghai to El Paso of 24-26 days. TOC builds only commodity specific containers, not FAK containers, which reduces the risk for customs exams or holds.
El Paso, Texas (PRWEB) May 10, 2016
TOC Logistics International (TOC), a globally networked logistics leader based in Indianapolis, announced today the launch of a shared consolidation between Shanghai, China and El Paso, Texas. The shared consolidation model is used as an alternative to the traditional LCL or “less than container load” model, meaning customers only pay for the space they use. This positional model ensures that TOC’s customers are getting the most value while spending less.
“Efficiency is key and this program is experiencing a transit time from Shanghai to El Paso of 24-26 days. TOC builds only commodity specific containers, not FAK containers, which reduces the risk for customs exams or holds,” said Greg Scheevel, Director of Global Development at TOC Logistics. “Consistent weekly deliveries to the destination plants assures them the freedom to lower inventory and buy smaller quantities, more often.”
Through this model TOC uses engineered load-mastering to optimize the containers ensuring maximum utilization of the space. There is less handling which reduces the risk of damages; the containers are sealed in Shanghai and opened in El Paso.
Key performance indicators of the Shared Consolidation Program include:
- Simplified billing; fewer line items as opposed to traditional LCL billing
- Consistent and weekly scheduled pick-ups and sailings, providing reliable plant deliveries
- Where possible, consolidated bills of lading offer lower regulatory costs, i.e. Customs entries and ISF filings
This shared consolidation program also opens distribution possibilities to Laredo/Nuevo Laredo, Juarez/Chihuahua and Nogales/Hermosillo. Adding this program to TOC’s already popular consolidation programs from Europe only helps bolster the company’s credibility in their “spend less” approach to logistics.
“Implementing this shared consolidation program was a natural step for our company,” said Scheevel. “Our mission is to provide innovative logistics solutions that meet or exceed our customer’s needs and adding a shared consolidation between Shanghai and El Paso is necessary for TOC to continue to fulfill that mission.”
For more information about TOC Logistics, please visit http://toclogistics.com.
About TOC Logistics:
TOC is a rapidly expanding, minority owned, global logistics management organization. They specialize in understanding their client’s business to identify operational efficiency improvement and cost reduction opportunities; and then create unique solutions that address specific challenge areas and ultimately help meet supply chain goals.