Lawn + Garden
In an industry that changes with the seasons, you need a logistics partner that changes with your business. Rock Solid delivers limitless possibilities to expand both volumes and services while managing profitability every step of the way. We act as your back office, using the latest technologies to constantly evolve with the unique needs of the Lawn & Garden industry, both nationally and internationally, and we have the experience to apply those technologies responsibly and profitably.
THE FIRST STEP? GATHERING AND ANALYZING DATA.
Before we start coming up with solutions, we need to understand your lawn and garden business. We need to get to know who you are, what you do, and what you need. What types of freight do you move? Is it daily? Seasonally? In our optimization analysis, we look at your actual current rates, approved carriers, specified capacities, transit times, and other available data. These data are fed into our proprietary system to produce realistic and executable load plans. National orders from multiple customers, locations or vendors can be combined into multi-pick/drop movements, continuous move shipments, backhauls, and even pooling scenarios.
WE OPTIMIZE YOUR SHIPPING LOGISTICS SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
Next, we establish parameters that are optimized according to your business practices – across all modes of transportation. We will even optimize across multiple modes and international shipments, and identify shipments that should be a parcel shipment or consolidated with others onto a multi-stop truckload. Rock Solid will also determine the optimal ship dates and delivery appointments based on carrier resources, available docks, and delivery windows. You could spend years researching the best way to optimize your freight, but we’ve already done the heavy lifting and have the in-the-trenches experience you need.
Our state-of-the-art software will analyze every possible load optimization scenario in real time. It then provides you with a thorough explanation of how to organize your shipments in the most optimal way, given the provided parameters, and will show the cost, mileage and CO2 emissions reduction for the planned shipments compared to point-to-point loads. Each load itinerary will be described in detail and you’ll have the opportunity to make detailed adjustments if necessary.