An International Flavors and Fragrance Company

Uncommon was requested by our customer, an international flavors and fragrance company, to submit a proposal to handle a large part of their inbound and outbound volumes. The scope of work entailed sourcing a facility with a minimum space of 50,000 sq. ft. with room for growth and the facility would need to be within a 10-mile radius of their manufacturing facility.   The facility required a segregation room where certain “special” items could be stored.   The facility would also be required to be FTZ certified prior to product moving in and an additional room with strict code requirements to be able to handle class 3 and 3A commodities.   The facility would need to house a minimum of 2200 pallets, handle 40 inbound and outbound trucks daily and accommodate long-term storage of 10 trailers. Our solution included a daily shuttle to the customer’s manufacturing facility. The new facility would need to be staffed, the staff would need to be trained.   Training included DOT & IATA compliant and ISO 9001.   Since the customer was selling a building the project needed to be complete for a go live within 6 months.

Uncommon’s real-estate team identified a site that met all our customer’s requirements.   Our solution group designed and managed the solution implementation,including refining the infrastructure of the new facility, hiring and training the new staff, and managing the transfer of the customer’s 2200 pallets of product.

Uncommon exceeded all requirements, which allowed us to go live with operations a month ahead of schedule.

By partnering with Uncommon to manage their logistics and distribution operations, our customer could eliminate an existing facility as well as expand their manufacturing operations.

The net result was a substantially lowered cost structure and increased manufacturing capacity for our customer.   The initial five year partnership worked so well that recently the partnership was extended an additional seven years.