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Holiday logistics – behind the scenes

September 9, 2016

It’s September, which means holiday merchandising is right around the corner. Along with it – third-quarter reviews that sometimes drive last-minute strategy tweaks. In a heartbeat, months of holiday planning can be upended.

Hail Marys aren’t uncommon in this industry, although the act of getting product to shelf can at times seem nothing short of miraculous. We wanted to lift the curtain a bit and share our approach to getting the job done in what can be the most stressful shipping season of the year.


We can’t prepare if we aren’t asking our clients questions and listening to the answers. The same goes for our carriers and our warehouses. President at Agforce Transport Services Michael Preisinger puts it this way: “We want to minimize stress on our clients. That means going behind the scenes for them, talking to truckers early, setting appointments in advance. We want to be as easy as possible for people to work with.”


Next to our people, technology is the most important investment we can make. Technology helps make our work more transparent and efficient. Preisinger says, “It’s absolutely crucial. We’re committed to offering our customers and our carriers the best there is, so we’re constantly evaluating what’s available in the marketplace.”


Whether it’s fourth quarter or first quarter, we try to learn something new every day. “We’re always looking for ways we can add value behind the scenes, whether that’s buying pizza for the warehouses that stay late or tracking shipments early on a Saturday morning. No two situations are ever the same, and we come to work every day on our toes. It’s not a glamorous business, but it’s a lot of fun,” Preisinger added.

We’d love to hear about your needs and find ways to help you get where you’re going. Give us a call at 844-713-6723 or email us at

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