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Distribution & Warehousing

Why customers turn to us for their 3PL warehousing services?

  • Exceeding Customer Expectations
  • Process Driven Approach to producing consistent outstanding results
  • Flexibility to handle special requirements
  • Commitment to continuous improvement 

Why choose NGL?

NGL is focused on same day service. We have built a network that allows us to handle the entire life cycle of our customers. We start with eCommerce and follow that through to retail distribution & bulk distribution services for our customers.

We offer both dedicated and multi-client operations. We focus on the best way to drive high levels of service while controlling costs for our clients. 

We offer our customers the flexibility to accommodate their business needs instead of forcing them into our box. We have the ability to operate on our own WMS or use our customers systems, as an example. We offer extended operating hours in order to meet same day shipping windows even on later order drops. We allow our customers to flex up and down to meet their needs during peak season without carrying those costs year round. This allows our customers to insure consistent and predictable margins.

Our ability to handle eCommerce and retail distribution in the same centers, allows our customers to reduce inventory levels while improving overall service performance.

Retail compliance is a strong suit. Our process driven approach to meeting vendor compliance requirements reduces chargebacks, directly improving our customer’s bottom line. 

We offer a wide range of capabilities:

  • We offer both multi client multi-tenant services as well as dedicated locations to serve a single client
  • 16 Locations Nationally – Explore our locations
  • RF and bar-coding across all locations
  • Computerized inventory control via seamless WMS Applications
  • Online inventory tracking via our WMS
  • Cross docking, pool distribution services and local pick-up and delivery solutions
  • Rail served buildings in multiple locations
  • Food-grade buildings
  • Temperature controlled service available in some locations
  • C-TPAT compliant

With our comprehensive solutions, you can reduce overhead costs, increase your speed to market, and ensure seamless service to your end customers.

To give our customers significant operating and stability advantages, our warehouses use the most current and stable version of the most commonly used warehouse management software (WMS).

Our WMS offers:

  • ASN receiving
  • Shipment order processing
  • Directed put-away
  • Each, case, and pallet-picking
  • Stock locator, date code tracking, stock rotation
  • Product hold, trace and recall
  • Physical inventory and cycle counting
  • Dynamic RF allocation
  • EDI capabilities
  • Bar-coding and RF terminals
  • Internet reporting for open orders, inventory and other reports
  • Kitting
  • Customer billing, invoicing and reporting
  • Ad hoc query, reporting
  • Full integration with TMS and other NGL systems

Integration between the WMS and our packaging ERP system gives you robust kitting management capabilities. This integration allows inventory items to be grouped into resalable kits based on flexible bills of materials. The system will also monitor minimum and maximum inventory levels to trigger replenishment of materials or products.

Our order fulfillment software can handle all your fulfillment needs and incorporates a variety of APIs (Application Protocol Interfaces). You can seamlessly integrate real-time inventory and shipping data into online stores, improving the customer's overall experience by providing accurate, dependable information.

Map of Locations

Each of our locations nationwide offers a full range of third-party logistics services, warehousing, transportation, kitting, fulfillment and more. We can also establish new facilities anywhere in the U.S. to accommodate your third-party logistics needs. Find our locations on the interactive map

 

NGL Freight Solutions

NGL Freight recognizes that every company’s transportation and distribution needs are different. We’ve designed our system and processes to meet the ever-changing needs of our individual clients. Our technology was designed from the ground up with the flexibility and configurability needed to deliver functionality and visibility to your transportation requirements.

Transportation

NGL helps you meet everyday transportation challenges so that you can focus on your core competency. 

  • Transportation management. Our expert associates leverage our extensive resources and partnerships throughout North America– from local contract carriage to robust LTL,  FTL, rail, and air relationships – to address all your transportation needs.
  • Advanced technology. Web-based TMS using API’s and web-services for real-time visibility, reporting, tracking and least-cost routing.
  • Mission Critical Culture. Over 40 years of time-critical shipping has led to an SLA - and KPI -driven company culture, with expectations well-above our competitors in the industry.  Your shipment is as important to us as it is to you and we will re-earn your business every day.
  • Integrated Logistics Services. If you are interested in an integrated solution, NGL offers all forms of 3PL services from mission critical transportation of time sensitive materials to transportation management, assembly and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, warehousing, service parts logistics and more.  

Control costs, increase efficiency, improve customer service and enjoy optimal flexibility with our carrier-based and brokerage-based 3pl solutions.  

 

Transportation Management Services

NGL Freight offers the best of both asset based and non-asset based solutions. We give you the best of both worlds and can design the optimal solution to meet your needs. We have the expertise and experience to optimize your enterprise logistics functions or we can simply find a solution to a single logistics need. We can operate as a complete solution or as an extension of your own Shipping Department and everything in between.

Complete service. With access to our extensive network of carriers in addition to our local fleet operations, NGL offers a full range of multi-modal brokerage services nationwide:

  • Parcel
  • Less-than-truckload
  • Truckload
  • Intermodal
  • Flatbed
  • Heavyweight express
  • 'Hot-shot,
  • Rail
  • Air
  • Final mile
  • White-glove and more.

No Risk. Add your own carriers, contracts and rates to the NGL TMS for side-by-side rate and service comparisons. NGL is not interested in steering you to our approved carrier group. We are interested in providing solutions. If you have a carrier or group of service providers with a proven track record, we want to make sure those providers are available to you in our system as well. We will incorporate them and then optimize with our existing services for the best overall solution while preserving your valued relationships.

 

Transportation Management System

Monitor, manage and make critical decisions based on real-time information and up to the minute analysis using our web-enabled transportation management system (TMS). The NGL TMS offers visibility to all modes of transportation and offers the following benefits:

  • API and Web-based carrier integration for real-time information
  • Dynamic billing for carrier and contract rating differentiation
  • Least-cost rating and routing
  • Order management and systems integration for increased efficiency and accuracy
  • Automated freight bill audit
  • Carrier performance measurement and ranking
  • KPI and reporting tools built to manage your transportation and make informed decisions
  • Volume and truckload rate bid optimization

The NGL Freight TMS includes advanced shipmen and delivery notifications, exception-based alerts, as well as leading-edge web services capabilities. We also offer our clients access to the system in a customer-branded environment for internal and external use. Our TMS will look like your own internal solution and one that you can use to take control of your inbound and reverse logistics needs.

 

Other Solutions

  • Exhibition Material and Show freight
  • Project s and roll-outs
  • Store fixtures
  • Telecommunications and cell site deliveries
  • Road Shows
  • Big Box and Retail Merchandising coordination with shipping services included
  • Asset Recovery
  • Custom Packaging and crating
  • Specialized transportation

 

Retail Expertise

  • Retail supply chain solutions
  • On-time, customer-friendly delivery & inventory management
  • Sophisticated, proven inventory and transportation management systems
  • Highly trained teams.

Those are the hallmarks of Network Global Logistics’ comprehensive suite of logistics and warehousing services, along with service levels that lead the industry – including a 98% on-time performance record and 99.5% inventory accuracy. As an experienced provider of order fulfillment services, NGL has a history of processing accurate, on-time, 100% retail-compliant shipments for some of the world’s largest retailers. Our high-volume distribution and order fulfillment centers are conveniently located throughout North America. They process more than 250,000 orders each day. A wide array of services to accelerate your business NGL's retail-specific services include: Reverse logistics services utilizing state-of-the-art systems and processes to automate returns Reports and returns services for additional help in managing and reducing returns, reducing costs throughout the distribution process Consolidation services to reduce costs Reduced costs through consolidation As a part of our multi-supplier consolidation program, suppliers to major retailers can maintain inventories in a common location. This enables reduced costs in several ways, including freight. Several suppliers’ orders to major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart can be combined in one truckload.

 

Mass market retail distribution.

How to Reduce or Eliminating Charge Backs?

Working with the mass market retailers can prove to be challenging if you do not have the expertise to insure strict vendor compliance. At NGL we have been servicing mass market retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Home Depot for nearly 20 years. We also have experience with specialty retailers like Toys R Us, Petsmart, Kohl’s and even with e-tailers like Amazon. We understand how to insure high levels of compliance so that we can minimize the opportunity for charge backs. This will save you time and money and protect your status with your largest customers. Our clients have received numerous vender awards based on our ability to consistently meet these requirements. (link to vendor awards page)

We understand the critical importance of meeting both the service commitments on ship dates as well as each retailer’s specific vendor compliance requirements. Our customers tell us that they understand charge backs are part of the business and before NGL many had come to accept these and even budget for them. We have been able to consistently reduce charge backs via our process driven vendor compliance programs. These programs generate real and significant savings for our customers that drops right to the bottom line.

Improve Service Performance, Inventory control . . . Accommodate business fluctuations . . . Better manage costs . . . At NGL, our retail compliant distribution solutions address customers’ biggest needs on a daily basis.

From kitting to end cap display building to pick and pack, we offer a broad spectrum of secondary packaging capabilities. We leverage them to provide a tailor-made solution that fits your particular business goals.

Our large geographic footprint allows you to use one or many locations in order to minimize your time to market, reduce inventory requirements or otherwise optimize your supply chain. Our centers process more than 250,000 retail compliant orders a day.

Same Day Service 

Our in house Same Day courier expertize can offer flexible and cost effective ways to meet requirements for same day delivery.

Flexibility

Special promotions? Dynamic retail packaging requirements? Light assembly needs? No problem. We can help!

Expertise

Our experienced team can help optimize your operations. We’ll re-engineer processes and apply best practices to ensure best in class performance.

Resources

Space, technology, equipment and staff – we invest in scalable, customizable resources, so you don’t have to tie up capital. With locations nationwide and opportunity for expansion, we’re right where you will need us to service the major population centers across the US. Our locations have been chosen based on the combination of low costs and speed to market.

Service Performance

Retail supply chain solutions On-time, customer-friendly delivery & inventory management. Sophisticated, proven inventory and transportation management systems and highly trained teams. Those are the hallmarks of Network Global Logistics’ comprehensive suite of retail compliant logistics and warehousing service.  Our service levels lead the industry – including a 98% on-time performance record and 99.5% inventory accuracy

In order to further streamline your supply chain, you can tap our full range of integrated logistics services.  With a single integrated offering, you’ll enhance efficiency, increase speed to market and control your costs while you focus on your core competencies.

Returns Management

We offer reverse logistics services utilizing state-of-the-art systems and processes to automate returns Reports and returns services for additional help in managing and reducing returns, reducing costs throughout the distribution process and insuring returns get back into saleable inventory on hand quickly. 

 

Same Day eCommerce Solutions

NGL has a singular focus on the speed needed for Same Day service. That is quite different from most in the warehousing and distribution space. We offer a fully integrated same day solution for our eCommerce customers that includes extended hours that allow our customers to get a higher percentage of their orders processed same day. We also offer a same day courier delivery option using our nationwide same day courier network.

Flexibility

Our eCommerce customers value both our commitment to same day service as well as our ability to scale during peak. It’s not unusual for us to see order volume jump 500% or more. Inventory levels expand in a similar fashion. How do we do it? A process oriented approach combined with enough space to allow our customers to flex up for peak and flex down after. What does this do for our customers? It allows them to insure margins are solid through peak as well as the rest of the year.

One of the Few

Network is one of the few suppliers in the market that has proven expertise in eCommerce as well as proven expertise in retail compliant distribution. Why is this important? Many of our customers serve both direct to consumer as well as mass market retailers. (white paper on costs savings). Our ability to handle both under one roof allows our customers to manage their inventory levels across both channels much more efficiently driving their inventory carry costs down and improving overall service performance across both channels. This drives down their consumption of cash and improves their bottom line.

Automation Speeds Order Fulfillment

NGL invests in automation systems and material handling equipment with proven ROI to support the needs of our customers.  A variety of operational solutions help to increase efficiency and speed delivery times, including pick-to-voice technology, multiple conveyor configurations,  automated label application and small-parcel/mail integration systems.  New operations for our customers can be custom built from the ground up as needed to support the business. We are mindful to build systems that can generate meaningful efficiencies and return on investment for our clients.

Get Answers to Your Top e-Fulfillment Questions

NGL’s flexible fulfillment solutions fit your specific business priorities. We offer a wide variety of capabilities. Our order fulfillment services are backed by:

  • Service Performance. We take pride in serving as an extension of your company and brand. Our experienced team delivers service performance that helps to build on your reputation.
  • Advanced technology. Our warehouse management system can integrate with your ERP or web-based commerce systems. Real-time order and inventory data is available to help guide your decision making.
  • Nationwide coverage. Our network of locations helps minimize transportation time and cost. In fact, we can reach up to 80+% of the U.S. within two business days via ground service.

When you’re looking for capabilities beyond those of a typical fulfillment house, leverage our integrated logistics services for a convenient, single-source solution.

Fulfillment Capabilities

When it comes to order fulfillment, your top priority is delivery customers’ purchases accurately, efficiently and cost effectively. Don’t have the time, expertise, or resources to manage that on your own? We can help.

Our extensive third party fulfillment services can be used individually or bundled for efficiency.

  • eCommerce fulfillment
  • Retail distribution
  • System integration
  • Kitting, tagging, & labeling
  • Inbound product receipt
  • Order management
  • Pick & pack services
  • Quality Management
  • Special handling projects
  • Customer service
  • Returns management processing
  • Inventory management
  • Retailer compliance &
  • EDI, XML or other IT integration
  • Reporting & data management

 

Fulfillment Solutions

Customized Solution

You and your customers have unique fulfillment needs.  We work hard to provide customized solutions that meet your requirements every step of the way.

Setup

During our setup or implementation process, our integration experts will meet with you to review every aspect of your business that requires a unique solution.

  • eCommerce & System Integration. Our systems allow seamless integration with your website, ERP, or accounting system to allow for the transmission of order and inventory data in a wide range of information technology platforms.
  • Freight Rate & Transit Time Optimization. Select from our many strategically located distribution centers to minimize your freight costs and reduce time in transit to your customers. With our custom solutions and strong carrier relationships, we can meet your carrier, tracking and service level requirements. Leverage our buying power to improve service and lower costs.
  • Packaging Material Selection. We work closely with you to choose the packaging process and configuration to insure we can get the product delivered on time, intact and cost effectively. Cost objectives are met by creating solutions that are right for our customers and leveraging our packaging material buying power to save you money.
  • Kitting, Tagging, and Labeling Support. We offer a variety of options tailored to your unique specifications. Address specific market needs and streamline your overall supply chain.
  • Distribution Center Configuration. No matter how specialized your needs are, we can customize a solution that delivers the level of care you require. With our detail oriented team, we can ensure your special order processing requirements are delivered throughout the fulfillment process. Our distribution centers are designed to be an extension of your company and support your overall business priorities.

Ship

Inbound or outbound, we are experts in providing shipping solutions that minimizes costs and delivery times.  Leveraging our integrated logistics experience and carrier relationships is a big advantage for your business.

  • Inbound Product Receipt. Our warehouse management system gives you real-time monitoring and tracking. Even large shipments from overseas move from “dock to stock” quickly and reliably.
  • Pick, Pack & Ship. Picking technologies and processes are used to deliver the quality and service you demand. We deploy wireless radio frequency (RF) hand-held systems, automated material handling systems, and other technologies to improve picking efficiency.
  • Quality Control. We utilize multiple QC steps throughout the fulfillment process to ensure that your inventory and orders are accurate. Sophisticated bar code-based scanning and regular cycle counting further our quality control processes.
  • Special Handling. Do you have unique handling or packaging needs such as gift-wrapping or shrink-wrapping? We can provide special order processing to address any custom requirements.
  • Freight Management.  Allow NGL to effectively manage all aspects of your transportation needs, and in the process, save you money.  We have relationships with carriers from parcel to truckload that allow us to take advantage of significant discounts and a large portfolio of service options.
  • Order & Inventory Confirmation. Utilize our system to provide custom confirmations to inform you when orders have shipped and provide tracking information. Enhance customers' overall satisfaction and reduce the burden on your customer service requirements.

Service

No matter your special service needs, you can count on NGL to satisfy you and your customers. 

  • Returns Processing. We can manage all aspects of your returns processing or reverse logistics, from issuing Returned Merchandise Authorizations (RMAs) to repacking your products to return to inventory. Our returns processing services streamline the returns process so that you build customer satisfaction and ensure repeat business.
  • Inventory Management. Inventory replenishment has never been easier. Our systems and reports assist you to establish timely reorder stock reminders which helps you avoid costly stock-outs and dissatisfied customers.
  • Reporting & Data Mining. We provide access to comprehensive data analysis related to your inventory movement and your customers’ purchasing behavior. Online and email reporting allow you to effectively monitor these key success factors and integrate data as needed to support business planning.

Integrated Logistics

As a leader in the same day logistics industry, NGL offers a full menu of same day logistics services, including warehousing, courier and spares to help you meet your same day business needs – while streamlining operations, increasing efficiencies, and controlling costs.

Distribution Centers

Fulfillment Systems

NGL Logistics Services utilizes technology to ensure quality, efficiency and transparency throughout our operations. This investment in technology pays dividends to you as you rely on us to effectively manage your inventory and accurately ship orders according to your guidelines. You can seamlessly submit, access and retrieve invaluable business data from our systems as needed.

  • Integration & APIs. We developed our API (Application Protocol Interface) to facilitate your system's integration with our warehouse management system. In addition to order transmittal, APIs are available for a variety of purposes, including advance ship notifications (ASNs), product and SKU set-up, inventory updates, importing of shipment tracking numbers, and returns processing. Seamlessly integrate inventory and shipping data into your on-line stores and experience accurate, dependable and real-time data, thus improving the overall customer experience. Your IT teams will find integration to be an easy exercise, since required interfaces are already written and available for execution.
  • Order Management. Our warehouse management system enables you to deliver order information electronically to us via APIs. The system manages client orders based upon embedded logic, driven by a range of operational decision rules set by each client such as assignment to distribution center based on geographic distance, cross-shipping guidelines, split-shipping guidelines, backorder and/or "ship complete" rules, and designation of freight carriers.
  • Distribution Center Automation. NGL uses automation in areas it can improve efficiency throughout our distribution centers to ensure proper handling of your products at every stage, from receiving to inventory management, from order picking to quality control and shipping. We use RF hand-held scanners to guide most aspects of distribution center operations. This process creates thorough electronic logs for quality control. All outbound orders receive multiple quality checks via the use of RF scanning throughout the process.
  • Inventory Control. Inventory management is a simple process using our online tools. Our system helps you avoid critical stock-outs that can lead to unhappy customers. You can use our systems to see trends in order patterns and seasonality, better understand client demand, lead times, safety stock requirements by sku, etc. We can help you manage your inventory process for the timely delivery of inventory stock. Improving sales and reducing missed opportunities.
  • Access & Reporting. Our system allows you access to information as you need it. Our custom report writing capabilities and relational database provide for a myriad of reporting capabilities to suit your needs. Our client portal provides 24/7 online access so you can view inventory, review orders, check on the status of orders, evaluate inventory allocations for inbound orders, and track packages via our TMS. We offer a complete set of scheduled email reports most are available in flat file or Excel formats so that you can easily import/manipulate it as needed.
  • Client Support Access. For larger projects, we use a project management system that allows us to track our progress. This allows you to track our progress online as well as add new requests and track their completion as action items are closed.
  • Data Center. At NGL, we use a redundant top tier, off site data center to protect data with a very high security available standard of 99.9% uptime 24x7x365, T1 connectivity to our distribution centers and call center. The bottom line: your data is secure and you can count on us to be up and running to support your business. We have redundant Telco support and backup generators that can keep the center up and running in almost any circumstance.
  • Customized Solutions. At Network Global Logistics, we see technology as a key differentiator. Our ongoing investment in technology to promote efficiency, accuracy, accountability and transparency separates us from other service providers. We maintain a dedicated staff of IT programming professionals both on shore and off shore. As a result, we are positioned to provide customized IT solutions for you that will advance your business.

Technology

Improve inventory control. Make more informed decisions. Better manage your supply chain. Our advanced technology gives you accurate, real-time information to help guide your business.

  • Robust technology. World-class, industry-standard operations and supply chain management technology ensure a consistent, secure operating environment.
  • Seamless integration. We offer full systems integration with the flexibility to operate on your platform or integrate your software with ours.
  • Smooth start-up. Our expert on-staff IS professionals guide the installation process to ensure a seamless transition.

Our warehousing, transportation, packaging and fulfillment services are backed by best-in-class application systems. Learn more about our Warehouse Management System (WMS), E-fulfillment System, Transportation Management System (TMS), and data integration and reporting.

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

Transportation Management System

Fulfillment Systems

NGL Logistics Services utilizes technology to ensure quality, efficiency and transparency throughout our operations. This investment in technology pays dividends to you as you rely on us to effectively manage your inventory and accurately ship orders according to your guidelines. You can seamlessly submit, access and retrieve invaluable business data from our systems with our APIs.

  • Integration & APIs. We developed our API (Application Protocol Interface) to facilitate your system's integration with our warehouse management system. In addition to order transmittal, APIs are available for a variety of purposes, including advance ship notifications (ASNs), product and SKU set-up, inventory updates, importing of shipment tracking numbers, and returns processing. Seamlessly integrate inventory and shipping data into your on-line stores and experience accurate, dependable and real-time data, thus improving the overall customer experience. Your IT teams will find integration to be an easy exercise, since required interfaces are already written and available for execution.
  • Order Management. Our warehouse management system enables you to deliver order information electronically to us via APIs. The system manages client orders based upon embedded logic, driven by a range of operational decision rules set by each client such as assignment to distribution center based on geographic distance, cross-shipping guidelines, split-shipping guidelines, backorder and/or "ship complete" rules, and designation of freight carriers.
  • Distribution Center Automation. NGL uses automation in areas it can improve effeciency throughout our distribution centers to ensure proper handling of your products at every stage, from receiving to inventory management, from order picking to quality control and shipping. We use RF hand-held scanners to guide most aspects of distribution center operations. This process creates thorough electronic logs for quality control. All outbound orders receive multiple quality checks via the use of RF scanning throughout the process.
  • Inventory Control. Inventory management is a simple process using our online tools.  Our online system helps you avoid critical stock-outs that can lead to unhappy customers. You can use our systems to see trends in order patterns and seasonality, better understand client demand, lead times, , safety stock requirements by sku etc. We can help you manage your purchase order process for the timely delivery of inventory stock. This allows you to focus on your core competency.
  • Access & Reporting. Our system allows you access to information as you need it. Our custom report writing capabilities and relational database provide for a myriad of reporting capabilities to suit your needs.  Our client portal provides 24/7 online access so you can view inventory, review orders, check on the status of orders, evaluate inventory allocations for inbound orders, and track packages via our TMS. We offer a complete set of scheduled email reports most are available in flat file or Excel formats so that you can easily import/manipulate it for your own analysis and reporting.
  • Client Support Access.  For larger projects we use a project management tool that allows us to track our progress with work orders and work tickets. This allows you to track our progress online as well as add new requests and track their completion as work orders and work tickets are closed.
  • Data Center. At NGL we use a redundant top tier, off site data center to protect data with a very high security available standard of 99.9% uptime 24x7x365, T1 connectivity to our distribution centers and call center. The bottom line: your data is secure and you can count on us to be up and running to support your business. We have redundant Telco support and backup generators that can keep the center up and running in almost any circumstance.
  • Customized Solutions. At Network Global Logistics, we see technology as a key differentiator. Our ongoing investment in technology to promote efficiency, accuracy, accountability and transparency separates us from other service providers. We maintain a dedicated staff of IT programming professionals both on shore and off shore. As a result, we are positioned to provide customized IT solutions for you that will advance your business.

Data Integration and Reporting

Easy access to information is critical for optimal supply chain performance. At NGL, our data integration and reporting capabilities allow you to improve inventory management, control costs, and speed decision making.

  • Seamless data integration. We have dedicated resources to handle most data integrations challenges from standard and non-standard EDI transactions to web services, XML and FTP services. We view data integration as a critical component to our success as it  allows our combined businesses to scale together.
  • Robust reporting. Thanks to RF barcoding, real time information is a click away with NGL's customizable online reports – from on-hand inventory to SKU summaries to open orders. Our customers enjoy the ability to access important data related to their warehousing (WMS) and transportation (TMS) activity.

Whether you need inventory status reports, advance shipment notification, or proof of delivery, we’ll give you real-time visibility for your supply chain.

 

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