Executive Briefings

Universal uses multi-modes to provide hybrid solutions for its customers

Challenge: The client desired a multi-modal approach which would allow inventories to flow plant-to-plant faster than current rail mode while maintaining inventory and production levels. The challenge was a combination of truck capacity in a local marketplace as well as a "truck-rail-truck" approach due to significant levels of inventory moving to the Texas Marketplace.

Solution: In the local marketplace multi-axle trailers were the solution which allowed an increase in trailer weight capacity as well additional units operating 24/7.The "truck-rail-truck" approach in the same marketplace allowed the customer to increase transit time versus bulk rail since an intermodal train was being utilized.

Results: By insuring timely pick-ups and meeting rail cut off times, these two modes allowed our customer to meet their demands while maintaining budgeted transportation costs.

About the Solution Provider: 
Universal is a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions. We provide our customers with supply chain solutions that can be scaled to meet changing demands and volumes. We offer a comprehensive suite of services for your entire supply chain including transportation, value-added, intermodal and specialized services.

Web: www.goutsi.com

Email: jstanwick@goutsi.com

Phone: 586-920-0100 x2127

Solution: In the local marketplace multi-axle trailers were the solution which allowed an increase in trailer weight capacity as well additional units operating 24/7.The "truck-rail-truck" approach in the same marketplace allowed the customer to increase transit time versus bulk rail since an intermodal train was being utilized.

Results: By insuring timely pick-ups and meeting rail cut off times, these two modes allowed our customer to meet their demands while maintaining budgeted transportation costs.

About the Solution Provider: 
Universal is a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation and logistics solutions. We provide our customers with supply chain solutions that can be scaled to meet changing demands and volumes. We offer a comprehensive suite of services for your entire supply chain including transportation, value-added, intermodal and specialized services.

Web: www.goutsi.com

Email: jstanwick@goutsi.com

Phone: 586-920-0100 x2127