Production Support

Vendor Connect: Michigan Inbound and Outbound Service

Our Michigan-based truck fleet provides production support for many Midwest manufacturing companies, Working closely with your production planners, Foreway coordinates scheduled Michigan inbound and outbound shuttle service between different vendors, picking up the required production materials for the following day. Different cities are swept on different days; Chicago area on Monday, Cleveland on Tuesday, etc. Even though production is planned in advance, there are often numerous changes in the daily scheduling, enough to warrant a high degree of communications between Foreway, customers and vendors.

Compared to traditional replenish processes, Vendor Connect shuttle service
significant benefits:

• Lower overall costs in total cost perspective: inventory carrying costs, transportation, administration, and production downtime
• Eliminate issues and potential damage from multiple handling/transfer
• Reduces warehousing, Better utilization of facilities by converting warehousing to productive space
• Higher-quality, more profitable production resulting from shortened cycle times and fewer stock-outs
• Support the manufacturing flexibility and agility required for producing-to-demand
• Improved core carrier relationship, resulting in improved transportation services and problem resolution
• Benchmark performance against higher standards for complete, on-time order fulfillment