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Inbound transportation for better inventory management
Taking control of your inbound transportation is an effective way to reduce inventory-carrying costs while maintaining healthy customer service levels.
Holland can help!
When your purchase orders stipulate your transportation provider, you gain more than volume transportation rates based on inbound and outbound usage. You also get better visibility into when orders ship, when they will arrive, and the precise quantity of goods included in the shipment.
This information is key to inventory management.
It allows you to diminish order lead times, potentially reduce safety-stock levels and react more quickly to changes in customer demand.
Of course, this works best when your transportation provider delivers with the reliability and flexibility of Holland! In addition to the most next-day lanes in the region, Holland rules with on-time, damage-free service.
And with visibility to your inbound shipments, you can schedule your operations and dock staff with confidence.
Should there be a hiccup in the supply chain, Holland can help you make up for any lost time with our guaranteed and expedited services.
Supply chains move smoothly upstream and downstream.
To bring this level of service to your business, visit our website or call 1-866-465-5263.
Delivering an exceptional customer experience
Herschel Evans, our newly-crowned national truck driving champion, isn't ashamed to say it. He's a little bit competitive.
"Actually, I'm more like a freak when it comes to competition of any kind," he says.
"Some people compete very hard in the business world. As drivers, we compete against each other every day for a customer's business. When we get to the truck driving championships, we compete against each other in a different way, to win at other things."
And win he did in August when the 44-year-old professional driver from Georgia placed first in the 5-Axle Class competition at the 2011 National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC).
It was Herschel's second time as national champ: he captured the 5-axle crown back in 2008, too.
Evans has been driving for 23 years, the past 17 with Holland. Still, driving isn't his only talent. Through the years, he has also competed at a national level in pistol shooting contests and in archery.
In Orlando, taking on the challenge of going head to head with the best drivers in the business, Herschel says he was surprised, as he always is, to come home a winner.
His strategy this year was to not try to score a perfect 50 on the various course challenges, but to be patient in racking up as many points as possible each step along the way.
"This year, it was all about not being greedy," he says. "I heeded my own advice and decided to stick with a plan of focusing on just one challenge and then another. It worked out pretty well."
While another national title means a lot to him and his wife, Holli, Herschel says his year-round charitable work is just as rewarding if not more so.
Every June since 1988, he has been integrally involved in raising funds for young people afflicted by cancer, helping to lead an Atlanta motorcycle ride for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. He also participates in the Charity "FunDrive," an annual event that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"I've always had a place in my heart for the underdog, especially for those people who others don't think have a chance," he says.
"It feels great to win trophies, but even better to help out some folks in need. I've been able to do both this year, and I can honestly say, it's hard to find a downside."
Herschel is just one example of the people and service that keep customers returning to Holland.
Experience Holland service for yourself; schedule your next shipment by calling 1-866-465-5263 or go online to hollandregional.com.
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