The Shippers Group is pleased to announce that we have been recognized as a 2023 “Top Food Chain Provider” by Food Chain Digest, the official magazine of Food Shippers of America (FSA)!
The Top Food Chain Provider program highlights third-party logistics companies (3PLs), freight brokers, motor carriers, rail/intermodal, and maritime companies (ocean carriers and port authorities) that excel in capabilities and service to food shippers. This list of providers then serves as a vetted resource to food shippers as they secure partners equipped to manage their supply chain strategy and execution.
“Food manufacturers, retailers, and distributors continue to rely heavily upon their logistics partners and carriers to help manage a productive, efficient and seamless food chain – particularly in an industry experiencing significant disruption,” said Brian Everett, Group Publisher and Editorial Director of Food Chain Digest. “A common theme for companies like The Shippers Group that made it to the 2023 Top Food Chain Providers list is that they have been providing significant value to food shippers at a time when demand in all modes has been surging. In addition, these companies are helping food shippers in their supply chain challenges during a time when the human resources and assets needed to move and store goods and materials remain scarce.”
At The Shippers Group, our mission is to provide the ultimate supply chain experience by understanding, delivering, and continuously improving services that meet our customers’ needs. This recognition represents our commitment to follow this mission and exceed industry expectations. Additionally, it stands as a testament to our unwavering pursuit of quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.
How the Top Food Chain Provider Program Works
Here’s how the program works: First, nominations were made by food chain providers and reviewed by the staff of Food Chain Digest. Requirements of all candidates are that they are a 3PL, freight broker, motor carrier, rail/intermodal provider, or maritime company that generates at least U.S. $5 million in gross global sales. These nominations were evaluated based on the value provided to food shippers, achievements accomplished in the last 12-18 months, and solutions that have helped to solve a business problem of food shippers.
Next, more than 6,000 participants in the food industry voted for nominated companies that had the strongest reputation and value in the food chain technology segment. As part of the process, companies earning an adequate volume of votes are validated, which helps to identify the companies named to the list.
The Value The Shippers Group Brings to Food Shippers
The Shippers Group provides a one-stop third-party logistics solution to streamline our customers' operations, saving them time and money. With food-grade multi-client and dedicated distribution facilities in the US, The Shippers Group supports brand leaders and market innovators in industries including food and consumer packaged goods. Our 122-year-old company provides a wide variety of services, including warehousing and distribution, transportation, packaging, ecommerce, drop-lot parking, and many other VAS. Our business model and range of services allow our clients to have a sole supply chain solution, enabling them to focus on the other critical aspects of their business.
Aligned with our mission and vision, this past year was a year of investment for The Shippers Group, as we looked to make changes that delivered further value to both our associates and customers. Key areas of focus included software, training and safety, sustainability, and automation. As a result, we celebrated our safest year yet last year - collectively reducing our incident rate by 60% and our property damage rate by over 45% compared to 2021. The other areas of investment also allowed us to significantly reduce our company emissions, increase our productivity and accuracy, improve inventory control, and provide cost savings to our customers. All of which positively impacted our bottom line and strengthened our associate and customer relationships.
The Shippers Group is proud and honored to have received this title. Thank you, Food Shippers of America and Food Chain Digest, for recognizing the value The Shippers Group brings to food shippers. And another thanks to all of our peers for voting us to the top!
To view a full list of companies named to the list, view Food Chain Digest Names 2023 Top Food Chain Providers.
The Shippers Group is a leading national third-party logistics company headquartered in Dallas, Texas providing supply chain support to brand leaders and market innovators in industries including food and consumer packaged goods. With food-grade multi-client and dedicated distribution facilities in the United States, The Shippers Group provides supply-chain solutions with outsourced warehousing, transportation, contract packaging, and e-commerce fulfillment services. Since 1901, The Shippers Group has relied on core values of integrity, innovation, excellence, and safety to grow customer relationships, focus on continuous improvement, and engage sustainable business practices that deliver results. More information is available at www.theshippersgroup.com.