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ICAT Charters 747 to Deliver the Goods – and a 40 Percent Savings

ICAT Charters 747 to Deliver the Goods – and a 40 Percent Savings One of the world’s biggest auto manufacturers was staring at a costly production delay last month – until they called us. Their problem -- which we immediately took on as our responsibility, too – was that their assemblies for a prototype were in Spain while their manufacturing facilities were an ocean apart in Michigan. With the Spanish citrus industry hitting peak production and using nearly all commercial planes to ship their oranges and lemons around the world, regular air…

Meeting the Greatest Challenges with Confidence and Professionalism

Meeting the Greatest Challenges with Confidence and Professionalism The ICAT Logistics DTW team never ducks a challenge, and this one, from a loyal Detroit-based customer, was a doozy: Organize and secure the safe delivery of 295 test units — totaling 47,000 individual pieces from nine countries and 29 suppliers. Some parts in India and Brazil wouldn’t be ready until two days before our deadline and normal lead time is 10 days. Many parts required custom crating or special packaging. Some needed to be sealed from the elements so they wouldn’t rust.…

Once again, ICAT Logistics DTW passes the test

Once again, ICAT Logistics DTW passes the test A multiple choice question: Q. How do you move a 10-ton, 63-foot long piece of machinery from Argentina to Mexico that’s too big to fit in most planes? A. Very carefully. B. By taking it apart, shipping it, and reassembling at its destination. C. By having ICAT personnel in both Buenos Aires, Argentina and San Luis Potosi, Mexico locations to ensure a smooth operation and keep the customer apprised of progress. D. All of the above. If you selected (D), congratulations! Your company and ours,…

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ICAT Team Eases Burden of International Shipments

ICAT Team Eases Burden of International Shipments Shipping freight overseas can be complicated and confusing, but at ICAT Logistics DTW our job is to remove many of the burdens of shipment preparation and export documentation for our international customers. When we are involved early — knowing what you are shipping, where it’s going and your detailed delivery expectations — we will start by helping you prepare your price quotation. The ICAT international team can advise on freight costs, port charges, consular fees, as well as…

The Key to Success in Logistics

The Key to Success in Logistics People sometimes ask us: How do you get great customers? Our answer is always the same: Start with great employees, who serve your customers by knowing their business, offering helpful advice, providing great service and living by a shared sense of business. “We’ve been in business for more than 20 years and we have extremely loyal customers and employees. The two go hand-in-hand,” says Dan Cser, ICAT Logistics DTW owner. “There are companies in our industry that are plagued…

Cost and Production Efficiencies…Just-in-Time

Cost and Production Efficiencies…Just-in-Time More than ever, ICAT Logistics DTW’s manufacturing clients are finding value in our just-in-time shipping services. By having precisely the right inventory needed to meet production schedules, companies reduce warehousing – giving them better control over the cost and delivery of goods to their customers. At ICAT Logistics DTW, we have the industry knowledge, experience and expertise to handle high-value just-in-time shipments that are critical to your business. For example, when automotive…

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