Multi-Vendor Consolidation

Shipments for big retailers require extensive logistical planning, particularly for time- or temperature-sensitive products. Traditional truckload (TL) shipments contain cargo that’s all from a single supplier. Rather than waiting until you have enough goods to fill a full truck yourself, these programs utilize smaller, less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. Multiple shippers rent and share space within a single truck for various tightly scheduled stops at different vendors, warehouses, and service centers.

Companies like Walmart rely on a multi-vendor consolidation program, which helps keep shipping costs low, maintain product integrity to prevent spoilage, and enable on-time deliveries. It also cuts down on labor, equipment, and fuel expenses while reducing a business’s carbon footprint.

Such programs require careful consideration and strict management to achieve optimal efficiency, scheduled deliveries, and safe, consistent temperature control across multiple stops. Partnering with Mulder Brothers Brokerage for reliable retail consolidation services, cold chain trucking and storage solutions, and all related logistics will allow you to focus on your core business and let our experts handle the rest.

LTL Consolidation Within the Walmart Vendor Pool

The Walmart Consolidation Program is a subset of our multi-vendor consolidation offering established to more efficiently transport full truckloads and smaller loads throughout Walmart’s unique supply chain. With this program, several consolidation centers manage and examine orders to consolidate order fulfillment routes to boost overall efficiency. Serving both general and frozen goods manufacturers that supply to Walmart, this program provides a nationwide system of distribution centers and warehouses capable of fulfilling orders as quickly as possible.

Mulder Brothers supports this program by configuring LTL delivery and pickup schedules to allow manufacturers in the Walmart Vendor Pool to quickly and more efficiently fulfill small orders placed by Walmart without the higher costs associated with TL shipments.

We serve as an interface between suppliers and all of Walmart’s frozen regional distribution centers, providing services such as:

  • Routing shipments using our consolidation centers for enhanced efficiency
  • Managing, consolidating, and fulfilling orders
  • Configuring LTL delivery and pickup schedules

In addition, Mulder Brothers can help suppliers navigate Walmart’s stringent guidelines and requirements, including their Supplier Quality Excellence Program (SQEP) and On Time In Full (OTIF) initiative. As an approved Walmart consolidation partner, we can enhance your supply chain operations while helping you adhere to Walmart’s OTIF requirements and other guidelines, ship orders as efficiently as possible, and navigate the process.

Learn more about the Walmart Consolidation Program here.

Multi-Vendor Consolidation Services from Mulder Brothers

When searching for a reputable multi-vendor consolidation partner, look no further than Mulder Brothers Brokerage. We are a proud approved Walmart consolidation partner, with extensive experience working within the strict timing and quality confines that the company sets for carrier partners in its network. Mulder Brothers utilizes a data-based scheduling strategy and cross-country freight tracking that allows us to streamline product consolidation and distribution across a wide array of service centers and warehouses. This enhances flexibility within our network and also enables us to offer a model for consolidated pricing.

Also, we know the trucking business inside and out. Many of our employees are former truckers, and Mulder Brothers is backed by the 50-year-old transportation company Art Mulder & Sons Trucking (AMST). We have the background and the resources available in our carrier network to complete deliveries on schedule. In fact, AMST holds an on-time, in-full (OTIF) order rating of 95%.

To learn more about how our consolidation capabilities can support your supply chain and operations, contact us today.