Distribution Services

24/7 Express Logistics, Inc. specializes in developing, implementing and operating door-to-door pool distribution programs. This service is highly beneficial for customers and retailers with high LTL volumes and/or a need to consolidate freight from multiple geographical areas or multiple modes before last mile delivery service takes place. 24/7 Express Pool Distribution service can deliver substantial lower total costs, faster transit times, and a considerably lower claims ratio than traditional LTL. This service also helps by using appointment times or delivery windows for the store to have the proper staffing to accept shipments and not have to scramble with LTL that can arrive multiple times and with no set delivery schedule.

24/7 Express Logistics, Inc. also provides inbound consolidation, de-consolidation, cross dock operations, warehousing, fulfillment and regional distribution.

24/7 Express Logistics, Inc. can provide services whether it is to a single city or state, or as large as regional or national. We can manage a partial or specific region or a nationwide distribution network in a cost effective and efficient fashion.

24/7 Express Distribution services include the following services:

  • Pool Distribution
  • Shipment sortation and segregating
  • Consolidation and de-consolidation
  • Pick and Pack
  • Warehousing and inventory management
  • Scheduled appointments
  • Line haul network infrastructure
  • Return or reverse logistics pool analysis, planning and implementation
  • Barcode scanning
  • Use of your system or integration of ours

Pool Distribution

Pool Distribution is the distribution of product to numerous stores within a particular geographic region. This is a highly superior and cost effective alternative to the higher cost of LTL shipments. In some instances this could represent a 30%-70% savings vs. traditional LTL. Instead of LTL direct to store, product is shipped to regional terminals or DC’s in truckload quantities. There it is off loaded, then segregated and sorted by store and then reloaded on local delivery trucks for delivery to pool destinations. Pool Distribution reduces transit times, reduces claims and damages and allows for significant savings over LTL rates. Product is scanned off the trailer when first received at the pool terminal; products are scanned to pallets specified by store (carton count, weight, height, equipment specifications) and then reconciled after sort and segregation; then scanned into the store on delivery.

Cross-Docking

Cross-docking is the practice of unloading materials from an incoming container, trailer, or rail car and loading these materials into outbound trailers or rail cars, with little or no storage in between. The focus for a cross-dock operation is on receiving and staging rather than on the storage and order picking.

Cross docking/Pool Distribution shifts the focus from “supply chain” to “demand chain”. For example stock coming into the cross docking center has already been pre-allocated against a replenishment order generated by a retailer in the supply chain.

Materials are brought in to one central location and then sorted for delivery to a variety of destinations. Consolidation arrangements, where a variety of smaller shipments are combined into one larger shipment for economy of transport. Deconsolidation arrangements, where large shipments are broken down into smaller lots for ease of delivery.

Reverse Logistics

24/7 Express Logistics, Inc. provides our Pool Distribution clients with “reverse” logistics or “Returns”. As we distribute your product to your retail locations, we will collect all overstocks and/or returns at time of store delivery and consolidate your returns at our facility to your D.C. or preferred location. 24/7 Express Logistics Inc. can transport these returns to any point in the country or you can control the return process with your chosen carrier.

Less-Than-Load (LTL) Services

24/7 Express Logistics, Inc. provides Regional door-to-door LTL services for the small to mid-sized shipper. Regional short haul LTL is performed to/from our facilities in Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO alongside our leading Pool Distribution solutions for major Fortune 500 retailers in the Midwest market.

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