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Amazon.com taps BNSF Logistics for optimization of inbound inventory flow

By: | at 08:00 PM | Transport Intermediaries  

BNSF Logistics to coordinate regional load control centers to improve velocity, visibility and flexibility of product moving from domestic suppliers throughout the Amazon.com distribution network

BNSF Logistics, LLC. announced that Amazon.com has selected BNSF Logistics for a comprehensive logistics management program.

Amazon.com, based in Seattle, WA, will utilize the services of BNSF Logistics to enhance visibility and reduce cost by coordinating and managing inbound transportation from select vendors to Amazon fulfillment centers in North America. In support of the solution, BNSF Logistics will identify and implement cross-dock facilities as part of their supply-chain solution.

“After a thorough selection process, we selected BNSF Logistics to assist us in the management of our domestic inbound flow of goods. The solution offered by BNSF Logistics will help us to better manage our inbound flow of inventory, so that we can optimize availability on the items customers want to order,” said Shawn Childs, Director of Platform Transportation at Amazon.com.

Eric Wolfe, vice-president and general manager of BNSF Logistics, indicated, “Our team is successfully implementing this velocity-based solution, leveraging our operating experience and customizing the service to meet Amazon’s unique requirements, ultimately delivering value through cost savings and lead-time efficiencies.”