RLS Logistics offers some of the most comprehensive facilities in the region with frozen and cooler warehousing storage space. Our multi-temperature capabilities meet the most stringent requirements for handling a broad range of perishable foods.
Modern, safe, and secure, our facilities are highly energy efficient and cost-effective for product handling. All of our facilities are GFSI certified for Storage & Distribution by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Our Warehouse Management System provides real-time inventory control, just-in-time order management, productivity tracking and customized reporting. Dedicated warehousing services are available to customers looking for a customized facility tailored to their specific needs.
We continuously measure our facilities on five key areas: safety, housekeeping, accuracy, productivity, and energy. We have been tracking these key performance indicators for years and know that when we meet our goals in these areas, we are providing outstanding service to our customers. In fact, all Cold Storage associates get a quarterly gainshare based on how well we score in each of the five areas.
Our safety score and In SHAPE Gainshare program consists of achieving a high level safety record. We routinely hold meetings with all warehouse team members and review key safety procedures. The housekeeping score entails regular unannounced inspections by facility management, GMP audit results, and an internal self-scoring process on maintaining a “tour-ready” facility. All warehouse associates are trained in Good Warehousing Practices and proper food safety procedures.
We measure cases shipped, locations and cases counted, and any discrepancies reported to obtain our overall accuracy score. This metric is obviously one of the most important to our customers, and one we regularly share and communicate to customers and associates.
Finally, we track pallets and cases handled per hour, along with our length of service at our loading docks, to determine our productivity score. Customers expect fast turnaround of trucks at our facilities, and given the detention charges faced by many companies, we feel this is an important area to measure and continuously work to improve.
The five areas above are an integral part of our cold storage warehousing operations. That is why we measure them so closely, and pay a quarterly In SHAPE Gainshare if we meet our goals. If we meet our goal four consecutive quarters, we then raise our goal. We believe that is key to continuously improving the people and processes employed by our company.
- USDA re-inspection services
- Tempering/Room Freezing
- Container loading and unloading
- BRC Certified
- Multi-temperature storage (frozen, cooler and dry space)
- Lot code and date code control and traceability
- Food grade facilities
- Pick and pack
- Case pick
- Pallet in/pallet out
- Cross docking
- Bar coding
- RF inventory control
- Special handling
- Order fulfillment
- Dedicated warehousing
- Supply chain management
- Short and long term storage