Planes Logistics combines its fleet services with its unique distribution network to provide an integrated domestic and global distribution network that supports the unique service requirements of its customers.
Planes Logistics Project Managers are experts at managing the details of complicated projects. Regardless of the complexity of the project, our team provides a seamless, holistic, integrated service using Proactive Quality Management (PQM). Our PQM approach will make certain each project is executed to the clients’ highest expectations.
Components of Project Execution:
Planes’ proprietary technology, Asset Plus, is a “near real time” Asset Management solution. It offers full online web access to your inventory including the ability to run reports, check inventory levels, and reserve assets in a security controlled web portal.
Asset Plus can be customized; it is not a template forcing the client to choose limited options. It can be set up to handle not only systems furniture, but also case goods and miscellaneous items. Modifications to the program can be integrated by Planes’ in-house programmers.
Planes Logistics distribution network is an integrated supply chain with the right equipment and technology to support our clients’ needs. With access to over 30 million square feet worldwide, no distribution project is too small or too large to handle. Our service centers local markets consist of van line affiliates and local distribution companies equipped with warehouses, local delivery trucks, lift-gates, and specialized on-board equipment to assure every delivery circumstance can be accommodated. The delivery crews are professional experts that effectively represent our customers to their customers by providing face-to-face service execution. These moments-of-truth provide an opportunity for customized services to meet the unique requirements encountered on-site.
Planes Logistics has developed an integrated network of warehouse service providers, many affiliated with United Van Lines, to provide our clients a variable cost warehouse solution for a variety of services. The warehouse network is integrated seamlessly under a single computer technology so there is one master product record, and customers have visibility to product and transaction level information.
Planes Logistics uses its global warehousing network to provide decentralized order management and fulfillment under centralized technology and process control. Products are pulled from inventory, packaged as necessary, audited, and shipped using a Planes’ carrier or a customer designated carrier. We provide a variety of other product services depending on our client’s requirement before shipment.
Planes Logistics has the national resources to provide a wide variety of value-adding product services, site installation, and mechanical assembly as required by the customer.
If the product being picked up or delivered requires light assembly or simple installation, the delivery crew will provide this service in conjunction while on the client’s site.
If the product is more complicated or the installation is part of an overall project such as a new facility opening or renovation, Planes Logistics has the technical resources that specialize in these areas. Our clients have dedicated Planes Logistics project managers who oversee the labor crews and conduct some installation work themselves. No project is out of our scope.
When the installation requirement involves trade work such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry, Planes Logistics will contract one of several qualified partners to execute that work in conjunction with the project and Planes core logistics services.