CHICAGO — Perfection Pet Foods officially opened a new warehouse in Visalia, Calif. on Oct. 14. The project was supported by Redwood Logistics, which provided location planning, contract negotiation, and supply chain network design to optimize distribution and fulfillment for the pet food manufacturer.

Redwood’s end-to-end project management and support encompasses its Logistics Platform as a Service (LPaaS), which will help Perfection Pet Foods streamline its supply chain operations through a single platform.

“Perfection Pet Foods is an excellent example of what LPaaS is all about,” said Michael Reed, chief -product officer at Redwood. “LPaaS is a new approach intended to connect everything in the logistics life cycle at scale by integrating best in breed supply chain technologies and logistics services into a single cohesive digital and physical supply chain that changes and adapts as organizations evolve, minimizing the friction and cost traditionally associated with logistics and logistics technology.”

Redwood also installed a cutting-edge warehouse management system (WMS) by Oracle to track inventory alongside Redwood’s own proprietary order integration platform (iPaaS), RedwoodConnect™. Additionally, Perfection Pet Foods will use Redwood’s full multimodal capacity, as well as LTL and Parcel capabilities for its e-commerce fulfillment operations.

“Perfection Pet Foods is one of the largest suppliers of pet food and treats in the country and they needed a hands-on partner that could quickly get their new facility up and running to meet an unprecedented demand,” said Gubio Henrique, senior vice president of asset services at Redwood. “Redwood was able to act as a one-stop-shop to fulfill all their supply chain needs, supporting their entire supply chain from end to end. Utilizing Redwood’s full suite of services and technologies, we were able to take Perfection Pet Foods from discovery to receiving their first load in less than three months.”  

Perfection Pet Foods initiated the project to meet growing demand in the United States pet food market.

“We sought out Redwood for their ability to partner with us across the entire distribution end of our supply chain, supporting our continued growth while also delivering a top tier service experience to our customers,” said Jaison Klingensmith, vice president of supply and demand planning at Perfection Pet Foods. “Redwood offered us a single point solution, handling everything from site selection to go-live, including making sure the facility meets all required health and safety regulations. Redwood also manages our transportation needs between the plant and warehouse, the order fulfilment process and establishing connectivity between our systems necessary to manage outbound capacity.”

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