Our customers have the flexibility to choose product delivery to their locations in a variety of ways. Products can be purchased out of our warehouses in small bundle quantities, with frequent deliveries. This may be very beneficial for retail space or for slower moving products. For larger volume product needs, we will store and cross-dock for delivery of full units to customer locations. This option can be very helpful in minimizing working inventory in medium volume applications. Depending on volume, these units can be delivered in mixed full or half truckloads or for smaller quantities can be delivered a few units at a time on our regular route trucks. Additionally, full truckloads or full container loads, shipped directly from the manufacturing mill to the customer’s door are also available. Various service packages are available with this option to ensure our customer’s individual needs are met. This option can minimize the supply chain costs incurred to get the product from the mill to the customer’s locations for very high volume applications.
Multiple sourcing options from internal and external mills located domestically or internationally provides the benefit of managed lead times. Because of our flexible sourcing, our customers have multiple options to secure product within shorter delivery lead-times when there are urgent needs. In emergencies, this capability can be very important.