Holland has announced a new and improved service alert process designed to inform customers about situations that may impact their supply chain. Coinciding with the seasonal start of its Freeze Protection Service, a new e-mail service alert and corresponding webpage on hollandregional.com will provide more detailed information about weather, natural disaster or other circumstances that may impact service.
E-mail service alerts, now available early in the day, help enable shippers to better plan their transportation and inventory strategies to ensure their supply chains remain efficient, which can be important for companies handling products that are susceptible to freezing during the winter.
Freeze Protection Service is available Monday through Friday on pickups for all direct service points in the Holland network. “Many of today’s water-based products are susceptible to freezing,” says Mike Naatz, president of Holland. “Once frozen, they may be unusable, even after thawing. Shipments damaged by cold temperature cause production delays, stock outs and strained customer or vendor relationships.”