Case Profile:

This age-old material still occupies a very vital role in 20th Century.  With applications as varied as interior framing, millwork, cabinets, flooring and fencing lumber is one of the most common commodities in the United States.

An indispensable commodity

Almost everywhere you look you will find products that are made from wood, from the clock on your office wall, the interior trim of your automobile to the pallets full of products sent to your local grocer. There really are no limitations as to what can be shipped when it comes to lumber. Some of the most common lumber types are poplar, cherry, maple, birch, cedar, oak, hickory and pine. Unilogic has experience handling more exotic woods such as mahogany, beech. In fact, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forestry Service, the demand for wood products is growing at twice the rate of the population.

Unilogic collaborates with a lumber industry powerhouse that specializes in the import and export of manufactured Forest and PVC products from around the world. This industry expert is aggressively growing their International Markets division and has chosen to partner with Unilogic to strengthen their expansion efforts.

The Challenge:

Time sensitive, safe storage and efficient shipping of your freight!

The shipping of lumber presents a number of unique challenges.  Foremost amongst these challenges is avoiding excess moisture and the handling of this heavy, hefty commodity.  Additionally, this lumber industry client is increasingly shipping receiving imports from expansion markets and shipping customized orders to a number of domestic retailers.  They were in need of a full-service warehouse provider capable of providing classification, sorting, distribution and fulfillment services.  To meet the task appropriate heavy-duty lifting capacity needed to be combined with lumber fulfillment know-how.

  • Air freight shipments can be taken directly from the airport and broken down for final delivery to multiple destinations. Usually within just a few hours.Increase your supply chain efficiency. Unilogic’s CFS warehouse service is the solution if your supply chain involves the routine import or export of goods that are Less than Container Loads and require short-term storage before being broken down, repackaged and prepared for delivery to final destinations.Ocean or air freight consolidations can be moved directly from the portto Unilogic’s bonded CFS warehouse where it can be broken down quickly and prepared for final mile delivery to multiple destinations.Unilogic’s CFS fee structure is unmatched in the industry. Many CFS facilities have exorbitant and prohibitive fees that cut into the cost-effectiveness of consolidation/deconsolidation services. Without compromising efficiency or service Unilogic can tailor a program to your needs.
  • Air freight shipments can be taken directly from the airport and broken down for final delivery to multiple destinations. Usually within just a few hours.Increase your supply chain efficiency. Unilogic’s CFS warehouse service is the solution if your supply chain involves the routine import or export of goods that are Less than Container Loads and require short-term storage before being broken down, repackaged and prepared for delivery to final destinations.Ocean or air freight consolidations can be moved directly from the portto Unilogic’s bonded CFS warehouse where it can be broken down quickly and prepared for final mile delivery to multiple destinations.Unilogic’s CFS fee structure is unmatched in the industry. Many CFS facilities have exorbitant and prohibitive fees that cut into the cost-effectiveness of consolidation/deconsolidation services. Without compromising efficiency or service Unilogic can tailor a program to your needs.

The Unilogic Solution:

Unilogic is an industry expert in dealing with the challenges presented in the handling of lumber.

As a full-service asset-based warehouse provider Unilogic approaches lumber handling with a multi-faceted approach:

  • Unilogic warehouse facilities have Drive-in Doors that allow for the handling of lumber in interior spaces protected from the elements.
  • Lumber shipments often include bundles that are too long or too heavy for normal forklifts. Unilogic’s warehouses are equipped with heavy-duty lift trucks capable handling the shipment, no matter the size or dimensions.
  • Unilogic’s flatbed division is experienced in the loading and unloading of heavy-duty commodities and are able to deliver to a construction site or other location without a dock available.
  • Unilogic’s tarping service involves securely wrapping a durable tarp around the lumber to protect it from the elements during shipping. This protects the lumber from moisture in the event of rain or snow.
  • Unilogic’s WMS team provides each client with personalized credentials for real-time management of inventories and are assigned an Operations Associate to assist in the management of the account.

This multifaceted approach allows Unilogic to tailor a solution to your lumber shipping needs.