Vice President of Logistics Mike Friedly equates much of this growth to investing in the expansion of its commercial logistics department. The new staff focused on incorporating an advanced IT infrastructure to support high profile optimization projects.
FreightCenter as a whole has experienced a 135 percent growth pattern over the past three years. Friedly says the increase in commercial truckloads and supply chain earnings is likely to make FreightCenter exceed these numbers for 2013.
“We’ve focused on providing unconventional methods for reducing distribution costs to our commercial clients,” said Friedly. He cites the quick adoption of new technology, company-driven reevaluation of warehouse and packaging processes and developing an ‘in-sourcing’ strategy as top areas of focus for companies looking to streamline.
To allow for continued expansion, while supporting increased truckload volumes, FreightCenter is seeking to add an additional 32 national account managers by the end of the year.