Just ask the New York Yankees what it’s like to promise 28,000 fans a Mariano Rivera souvenir bobblehead doll, but then have that same truckload freight shipment go missing when the gates are opened. Yes, that is what you call a logistics nightmare, not to mention a bad customer experience in the making. If you heard this story, you may recall that the shipment of bobbleheads fi nally showed up at the game, but at that point the damage was already done.
PMPA members can learn from this story by planning ahead for their critical event-based shipping needs. Since most are not transportation experts, finding the right partner with the expertise and resources to plan and execute time-critical and time-sensitive shipments is a great place to start.
PartnerShip has alliances with world-class carriers and expeditors to help PMPA members meet any need at any speed required for their events. They can tap into multiple networks and carriers to fi nd the right service at the right price, and they have the expertise and resources needed to ensure, barring an act of God, your shipment delivers ontime and intact. Service options include:
• Coordinated air and ground transportation modes
• Domestic and international freight forwarding services
• Customer-defi ned delivery dates and times, including holidays and weekends
• Proactive tracking and monitoring of shipments
• Delivery and satisfaction guarantees with select services
If you’re new to PartnerShip, you can use the free quote form online or call 800-599-2902 to inquire about an expedited freight shipment. If you already have access to the PartnerShip.com website, you can login and use their specialized Expedited Service quote form. Last year, PMPA members saved more than $861,000 on freight charges by using PartnerShip. This tip is brought to you by PartnerShip, the company that manages the PMPA Shipping Program. For more information or to enroll in the program, please visit PartnerShip.com/28PMPA, email sales@PartnerShip.com or call 800-599-2902.