24/7 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 Pool Operations include the following services:
- Pool Distribution
- Shipment sortation and segregating
- Consolidation and de-consolidation
- Pick and Pack
- Warehousing and inventory management
- Scheduled appointments
- Line hauls
- Pool analysis, planning and implementation
- Barcode scanning
- Use of your system or integration of ours
Definition of 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.
Contributing to the cost effectiveness of Pool Distribution over LTL includes: the number of pool points per pool (i.e. # of stores), volumes per store, weight per shipment, frequency of deliveries, and distance from store to pool point (terminal). Pool also allows for less overhead for store as all products for store would be contained to one shipment per day by appointment vs. numerous LTL shipments and not having control over the frequency of deliveries and when they arrive. In most cases this allows utilizing same driver each day so familiarity allows us to provide better service specific to each stores individual needs.
24/7 Express Logistics warehouse is bonded and secured for your protection. Protecting our customer’s product from damage, claim, theft or other loss is our top priority. All employees are trained to follow strict guidelines to keep our facility secure at all times.
24/7 Express utilizes:
- Complete background checks of all employees before hiring
- Indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras covering entire facility
- Secure trailer yard with surveillance cameras
- Digital Video Recorder system storing a minimum of past 90 day activity
- Controlled access of entire facility including offices and warehouse
- 24/7 monitored activity via alarm company
- Card scan system throughout facility
- No access allowed to warehouse for non 24/7 Express employees
You are secured with 24/7 Express!
24/7 Express utilizes both PCS retail system and Bearwear retail system for your convenience. 24/7 can scan any product Inbound, Outbound or as Integrity scan.
Our Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems support standard protocols assuring seamless communication and functionality.
24/7 Express 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 can transport these returns to any point in the country or you can control the return process with your chosen carrier.