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Dry Goods Shipping and Warehousing

Leaders in Food Dry Goods
Shipping and Warehousing

In the logistics supply chain for food products, there is a unique place for the handling of dry goods. This is in large part due to the fact that these types of loads require environmental management. Dry goods, by their very nature, require secure handling so as not to alter their state. If these goods are exposed to moisture, the entire load can be ruined, leading to massive financial loss and delays in the whole supply chain.

What is Dry Goods Shipping?

Dry goods refer to any product that can be stored at room temperature in a dry warehouse environment. These goods can be stored in a variety of warehouse spaces, while their counterparts (Perishables, fresh foods, or cold storage) need specialized facilities and transportation services to keep products at a specific temperature. Dry goods can be consumer goods or food-grade products such as finished shelf-stable food products or food ingredients. 

Dry goods manufacturers make up the bulk of the customer base for Murphy Logistics. These goods are an ideal fit for our clean and secure dry goods warehouse, as temperature control is not required. While product safety is a top priority, the flexibility of where and how to store dry goods allows for simpler management in general dry goods shipping and warehousing. Murphy’s teams handle all dry goods from food ingredients to consumer goods, with long-established, top-tier training and proven procedures in place for all dry goods transportation and storage.

How are Dry Goods Stored and Distributed?

One benefit of being a dry goods warehouse is that this type of shipment can easily be stored in a variety of configurations. Dry goods are unique products that can be efficiently stored in many different patterns. From bulk storage options to large packaging, and even stacked in rows or in warehouse racking, the advantage is flexibility when it comes to dry goods shipping and storage. 

The most important thing with storing dry goods is ensuring product safety, and not just for the product itself. With everything from stacking heights to maintaining perfect records with expiration dates and practicing inventory control, best practices like First in First Out (FIFO) help dry goods shipping companies ensure your success. This is never more important than when the goods are food or food ingredients.

Food Ingredient Dry Goods Shipping

When it comes to food, products with a built-in time clock and a propensity for spoilage, the most important thing to ensure is product safety. This is most commonly guaranteed by the various certifications that a dry goods warehouse can hold. 

Safe Quality Food (SQF) is one of the most comprehensive certifications in the industry for dry goods logistics. Murphy holds this certification in multiple commercial warehousing spaces and has the ability to reduce the chance of shipment waste almost completely. Knowing the manufacturers’ best practices for moving, storing, and distributing products is important for training our warehouse team. With every load we handle, keeping your food chain secure is our top priority!

Dry good distribution all comes down to your own unique requirements. Some products are shipped in full truckload or full pallet quantities, while others are picked and shipped in case/bag pick quantities. Do you need large amounts of product at a specific time for your manufacturing runs? Perhaps instead you need a precise amount of material shipped in small quantities to help maximize space on your floor. Our team of trained warehouse professionals can help you line up any distribution profile for your dry goods.

Dry Goods Transportation

When it comes to the logistics part of dry goods, there is a benefit in that dry goods shipping can be accomplished in a variety of ways. The most common is dry-van transportation, using a 48 or 53-foot trailer. Dry goods can also be moved via rail or even parcel shipments. As long as the products are properly packaged, dry goods are stable at room temperature and can be handled easily by trusted dry goods shipping companies.

Customize Your Dry Goods Shipping
and Warehousing Plan

Murphy Logistics has a fleet of dry vans that routinely haul products on local daily runs, while our OTR logistics team can help line up large-scale dry goods transportation for nationwide shipping, no matter the destination.

Start crafting your custom dry goods shipping plan today. Our team can provide direction, pricing, and strategy. Our dry goods warehouse industry veterans work with companies in a variety of industries regularly, so we have the experience to securely and safely help you with your business needs. Get started by contacting our team today.

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