Reverse Logistics and Its Impact on Today’s Construction Industry

Your construction business succeeds or fails based on the constant delivery of your products. It doesn’t matter if your product is for building, demolition, concrete, heavy equipment, or such as tools, requires final delivery to retail. The timely and effective delivery of your freight, is a major priority for you and your end user. How do the logistics aspects of construction differ from other industries?

How do the logistics aspects of construction differ from other industries?

The truth is they don’t, with the exception of potentially expensive construction, specific project dates and deadlines that could be missed.

Reverse Logistics

Moving, hoisting, rigging, jacking, pulling, material handling, safety equipment, etc., to and from construction sites can become quite the headache if not done efficiently. This is where a third-party logistics (3PL) company, such as BlueGrace, would work along side the company and help deliver a more efficient logistics operation. Many types of construction freight requires a return trip back to the vendor which adds an additional layer of complication. This is called Reverse Logistics.

Many types of construction freight requires a return trip back to the vendor which adds an additional layer of complication. This is called Reverse Logistics.

In the case of this BlueGrace client, the single largest organization devoted exclusively to the provision of lifting and moving equipment for rent, there were problems that became increasingly apparent due to rapid growth. This company experienced increased inventory management costs and a negative impact on invoicing as a result of delays associated with rentals placed in ‘Off-Hire’ status, but not yet returned to their facility. BlueGrace was able to dig into the toolbox of logistics expertise and deliver an integrated, time and money saving solution for this construction rental company. We have written a case study based on this experience which can be downloaded below.

Does Your Company Ship Freight?

If so, this Case Study will reveal how BlueGrace is able to transform your current transportation program for maximum cost savings, even if your freight is as complicated as Reverse Logistics.

New BlueGrace Reverse Logistics In The Construction Industry Case Study

What About Other Construction Freight?

As a successful third-party logistics (3PL), BlueGrace handles the freight for all types of construction businesses. This freight can be heavy, oversized loads, such as cranes and dump trucks to replacement parts and pallets of construction materials. Our first step in any relationship is what sets us apart and brings the most value to your freight and logistics team. Your current freight data is analyzed and then processed with our proprietary engineering software.

Your current freight data is analyzed and then processed with our proprietary engineering software.

This process gives your logistics team a brand new overview of your freight. From there, your team has access to the entire BlueGrace toolbox of solutions, including ERP integrations to our flagship quoting and product, BlueShip. All of these tools come with a team of logistics experts at your disposal and a constant goal to make your freight program more successful.

Would you like to talk with BlueGrace today? Feel free to call our Enterprise Group at 800.MY.SHIPPING or come see us at the CONEXPO in Las Vegas March 7-11 Booth #B9500.

 

 

 

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