Saddle Creek Logistics Services has been selected to handle nationwide supply chain management for TalkingRain Beverage Company, a Seattle-based producer of spring and sparkling waters.
Saddle Creek had helped TalkingRain configure its distribution network, supporting the company's expansion to a national footprint. The third-party logistics provider identified strategic locations intended to put the beverage producer's inventory close to end customers and optimize transportation costs. Facilities include existing space in Lakeland, Fla.; Macon, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Florence, N.J.; and Chicago, as well as three new locations in Seattle; Ontario, Calif.; and Fort Worth, Texas.
Saddle Creek will provide value-added services such as product reconfiguration, product customization and rainbow-pallet building. In addition, Saddle Creek will manage more than 1 million square feet of food-grade warehouse space at eight campuses across the country.