Manufacturing

That special feeling you get is

anything but manufactured.

No two manufacturers are alike. That’s why we take the time to get to know your needs and learn the unique complexities of your challenge before we tailor a solution just for you. Beyond ensuring freight costs are optimized, we offer out-of-the-box ways to free up operating space and clear up dock congestion. We help find efficiencies of labor, too. Our programs and processes are designed to minimize or eliminate labor needed for arranging transportation on your end, freeing up hours for what your team does best.

Services that break the mold:

Scalability of ops as you grow, freeing up manufacturing and warehousing space

Automated and integrated data and processes create efficiencies

Reduction of dock congestion for inbound/outbound shipments

Value stream mapping, bottleneck identification and process improvement

Green-friendly transportation solutions that only a SmartWay Partner can provide

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

We keep your whole operation wholly efficient.

Though you might already know about our expertise in transportation efficiency, you might not know that many of our customized programs are designed to remedy dock congestion. What’s more, we also help manufacturers free up space by moving product to King for warehousing and distribution.

Due to our proven processes, solid inventory control, effective transportation solutions and second-to-none customer service, manufacturers choose us to move their raw materials and ship their finished products to market. And with operations in both Minneapolis and Chicago, we can offer clients comprehensive, cost-effective solutions for warehousing and fulfillment, too.

Transportation Management

Truckload. LTL. Partial-load consolidation. Expedited ground and air freight. International freight forwarding. Small package. Consider it all done. And we’re at your service 24/7 with freight auditing, route optimization, carrier compliance, claims management and prevention. All with the metrics you love.

Warehouse Management

Speed. Accuracy. Flexibility. We even have the ability to integrate with multiple Warehouse Management Systems. Plus we have room temperature compliant cGMP space for temp-sensitive products.

Fulfillment Solutions

We’ve got your fulfillment needs handled from start to finish. From data integration, inbound transportation and warehousing to pick-pack, assembly and outbound transportation, when you demand the very best fulfillment solutions, we deliver.

Why manufacturers build relationships with King.

The manufacturing sector is a demanding one — cookie cutter partnerships just won’t cut it. So from custom solutions for labor and space efficiencies to overall cost control, King delivers a whole lot more than just freight. Here are a few ways we help fast track your success:

Ability to manage client inventory levels and related reporting capability

End-to-end shipment visibility to clients, both inbound and outbound

GPS pallet level tracking capabilities

Carrier compliance through a stringent application process ensuring carriers are safe, insured and have operating authority

Dedicated customer service team that knows your business is at the ready

24/7 shipment management team monitors carriers and provides trouble-shooting

Carrier invoice auditing protects your bottom line by with the most accurate billing

Access to eco-friendly shipping solutions from a trusted SmartWay Partner

Locations

Minneapolis Solutions

We’re moving over 150 truckloads and thousands of LTL and partial-load shipments to every major market in the country each week. But that’s not all — at our Minneapolis, MN headquarters, we also offer more than 300,000 sq. ft. of available warehouse space plus fulfillment solutions galore.

Chicago Solutions

At our new location in the Chicagoland area, shippers are finding themselves a great option out of another major hub. Now our IL customers have even easier access to the very best transportation management, warehousing and fulfillment around.

Case Study

Flexible shipping solutions
saved this materials manufacturer.

A maker of rubber and flexible plastics struggled with multiple SKUs, distribution spread out across facilities in the three states, and most of all, a lack of communication between their numerous transportation resources.

The King solution

We provided a dedicated team — a single point of contact to manage the client’s logistics.

We installed a program that maintained a fast response time and follow-up to any issues.

We leveraged our large network of carriers to gain competitive LTL pricing.

We dedicated resources that maintained reliable and regular service and communication between their distribution locations.

The results

Removed the need to shop around for lower pricing with each shipment.

Streamlined communication, issue management, and shipment tracking.

Immediately experienced benefits like reduced transportation costs, improved customer service and response times, on-time deliveries, increased shipment visibility, reliable communication and more.

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Our Life’s Work

We celebrate the big passion behind every small business.

More Than Just Freight

For over 30 years, we’ve created custom logistics solutions for every client.

2019 Smartway Excellence Awards

Delivering smarter, more sustainable shipping options for our clients.

The Custom Treatment

Your business isn’t generic. So when it comes to logistics, you deserve custom solutions.

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