The problem was alarming, and expensive: Sensitive color printing systems shipped from the Far East were damaged before reaching a final destination in the United States.
The customer need was clear: Find a solution. Quickly. And guarantee future results.
The team at ICAT Logistics DTW responded with swift precision, tracing the process, isolating the cause of the damage and implementing a customized solution.
Our troubleshooting determined that the equipment – secured in boxes six-feet-high – had safely crossed the ocean. We revealed the problem was introduced in the U.S. when the boxes were unpacked – then repacked – to install sophisticated “brain” technology to operate the equipment.
Clearly, the equipment as originally shipped was suitable for packing and stacking. But once the operating systems were inserted, a revised process was necessary to prevent the equipment from being shaken and stirred.
Our prescription: Re-engineer the process by implementing a White Glove service that assured a higher level of oversight and safety to shepherd equipment through the final delivery steps.
Our concierge-like care included a strategic list of safeguards. Among those:
Our customer was ecstatic with the results. Damage reports nearly evaporated, with claims dropping to .0043 per thousand – nearly zero. The bottom-line result was less money lost to damage and an ongoing dialogue about how our methods could replace the work of problem-prone shippers.
“We have a proficiency in flexible problem-solving that distinguishes our performance,” says Chris Cser, one of our key leaders at ICAT Logistics DTW.
“Our success – and the success of our customers – is rooted in our ability to manage service, quality and price. Our experience calibrating those values makes all the difference.”