In a recent article written by Joseph O'Reilly appearing in the February issue of Inbound Logistics, Mr. O'Reilly addresses the subject of project logistics. Included in the story are some quotes from England Logistics manager Bill Hedge. You can read select quotes from the article below.
"...In December 2011, England Logistics transported to Asia a 200,000-pound autoclave measuring 21 feet high, 21 feet wide, and 48 feet long...
"...It was impossible to get this load to Long Beach,' says Bill Hedge, vice president, international growth and strategic planning for Salt Lake City-based England Logistics. There are too many overpasses and other obstacles. So we had a vessel come into Port Hueneme...
"...We had coordinated with the port to have longshoremen in place" says Hedge.
"...If the proper authorities aren't escorting the load, they could pull it over," notes Hedge. "If you think the load is 14 feet, but find out there are a few extra inches, you'll be fined and denied passage."
"Whenever you move something big, wide, and ugly it has to be a joint effort," Hedge says. "You can't just hire a service provider and walk away."
"...The manufacturer has also brought England Logistics deeper into the planning fold, and earlier in the process—at the costing stage. Companies often fail when they don't consider transportation and logistics in the design."
"...When a company brings us in from the drawing board, we can tell it how much that design will cost to move," says Hedge, "For example, turning a motor sideways might bring the unit under 14 feet, which will save $50,000."
"...Freight is not an exact science," says Hedge. "Logistics is about controlling variables. The better you can control them, the better you can control the situation."
View the full article here.
Special thanks to Joseph O'Reilley and the staff of Inbound Logistics for including England Logistics in this article. You can visit Inbound Logistics at www.inboundlogistics.com.