Intermodal Metals (CMI Logistics LLC): Value Proposition
The CMI Value Proposition
Employing CMI as a sole-source intermodal distribution services company improves supply chain to the West by offering:
- Transit times competitive with truck
- Costs comparable to conventional rail
- Compliance with shippers’ and consignees’ loading, securement and delivery requirements
- Shipment inspections at our transload facilities , ensuring material is damage- and defect-free prior to delivery
- Professional material handling, with blocking and bracing procedures that follow American Association of Railroad requirements.
- Utilization of closed ocean containers loaded on the lower tier of stack trains, giving your material protection from the elements and smooth cross-continent transit.
- Advanced Shipping Notices (ASNs) to both shipper and customer with expected ETAs
- Competitive pricing gained through our ability to reposition ocean containers for our steamship partners.
- Daily tracking and tracing of each container and shipment
- Pre-delivery appointment scheduling
- Reduced inventory carrying costs
- Consistent, short and reliable transit times
Our Quality Assurance
CMI’s pledge to our customer is to maintain a low-cost, high-service distribution model for their supply chain. Continual monitoring of our system permits us to move quickly to correct exceptions and implement upgrades to enhance our performance. All standard operational and service procedure modifications are approved by CMI management and our customers prior to implementation. However, field management and staff have the capability to make changes immediately when circumstances can potentially affect service levels.
Exhaustive Inspection Process
Exceptional quality is critical in today’s business environment and we work with our customers to maintain the best service levels and the highest quality delivery performance possible. Each shipment that arrives at a CMI transload facility undergoes an exhaustive inspection process by our trained personnel to identify and correct any problems before final delivery to the consignee.
This process includes:
- Chain Damage
- Incorrect bill of lading information