Since every supply chain is different, we customize our services to fit your specific needs. Estes’ asset and non-asset solutions include:
Disaster Preparedness and Response
Estes has been very successful working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in preparing for and responding to major disasters to deliver relief supplies to affected areas.
Process Management and Engineering
Process management and engineering includes an in-depth analysis of a customer's shipping and distribution processes and a customized action plan for implementing improvements.
Third Party Logistics Management
When your business requires transportation and logistics expertise, consider a strategic alliance with Estes. Our global partnerships in warehousing, air, ground and ocean transportation provide you with the network to meet your supply chain needs.
Transportation Management and Optimization
Either single-link or entire turnkey solutions may be required to solve specific transportation program challenges. The process involves an operational evaluation, strategic planning, and if desired, implementation and ongoing transportation program management focused on improvements and efficiency.
Consolidation and Distribution
Consolidation and deconsolidation can be easily arranged for domestic or international freight. We can combine multiple LTL shipments from the ports into one container headed for a common marketplace. Or, we can break down the container and distribute the freight as requested.
We can unload materials from an inbound trailer (or rail car or container) and immediately load them on the appropriate outbound trailers or rail cars, thereby eliminating the need for warehousing/storage.
Pool distribution is a logistics model used to make a supply chain more efficient. Multiple LTL shipments are combined into one trailer and routed to a central distribution facility or Estes terminal, usually for regional delivery. The results include reduced handling, lower costs and often shorter transit times. We can also arrange a single invoice for a customer’s multiple shipments being sent to a common marketplace.
Product Rollouts and Supply Chain Projects
Our dedicated rollouts team of seasoned professionals focuses exclusively on rollouts and supply chain projects. With a higher level of expertise, the team plans, coordinates and manages your rollout or supply chain project to ensure success. Throughout the process, they carefully maintain an emphasis on continual communication and contingency planning to overcome any potential obstacles along the way. Our asset-based operations give us much greater control and flexibility. However, if we do reach maximum capacity, we have the ability to work with a large stable of carefully vetted partners to stay on schedule. Read More
Reverse Logistics—major projects or one-time transactional (returned goods, consolidation)
Reverse logistics provides return merchandise service to the shipper. Items can be retrieved from anywhere in the country, consolidated and then delivered back to a centralized receiving location. Services include tracking/tracing capabilities and customer-specific metrics to maximize efficiency and contain costs. Note that return shipments must be packaged properly for shipping.
Whether you’re shipping B2C or B2B, you need a reliable way of getting goods to your customers. Our dedicated services provide you with:
Retail Delivery/Store Replenishment
We can pick up your product from a terminal, warehouse, distribution center or another store and deliver it directly to the specific retail location when you need it there.
We pick up finished goods directly from your suppliers (at the point of origin) and deliver them right to the end consumer. We can even coordinate your residential deliveries and provide inside delivery (room of choice), installation and setup and debris removal.
Construction and other jobsite deliveries are no problem for our dedicated teams. Whether the delivery requires special equipment, route scheduling and load planning, expedited or time-sensitive scheduling or reverse logistics, Estes can customize a solution for your particular need.