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The global supply chain faces constant uncertainty across every industry.

Significant fluctuations in demand make forecasting extremely difficult, and as a result, the manufacturing sector has been one of the most impacted by disruptions. With so many facets of the manufacturing sector facing supply chain and labor challenges, it’s no wonder consumers are frustrated and fed up with shortages, long lead times, and higher prices. One major lesson manufacturers have learned during this time of disruption is the need for contingency plans and flexibility.

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In this ever-changing landscape, flexibility is vital.

Every moment a manufacturing facility or factory sits idle costs a company money due to the high costs involved in lost sales and lost customers, which is why they must maximize production uptime while minimizing factory downtime. Production is supported by an extensive supply chain that requires parts and materials to be delivered on time. Parts delays or equipment breakdowns push product delivery dates, which then ripple out to retailers and their customers.

We provide freight service speed, expertise, and experience throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain.

Whether it’s in the air or on the ground, freight services by AirFreight.com get you back online with the prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America. Here are just a few ways AirFreight.com serves and supports the manufacturing sector.

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Maximizing Your Uptime

With forecasting difficulty due to supply chain disruptions, many companies are moving from just-in-time to just-in-case inventory management. This means they are ordering additional inventory to avoid shortages, putting pressure on manufacturers to overproduce to meet the new demand. Not every logistics provider has the expertise to ensure a seamless delivery process. Take the time to do your research and find a provider with the level of expertise that meets your needs. The answer is AirFreight.com.

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Shipping Services and Expertise

When seconds matter, a manufacturer can’t afford to have a part stuck waiting to clear a loading dock. Count on AirFreight.com, an industry leader, to deliver parts and equipment through innovative planning and execution. As a creative logistics provider, AirFreight.com might craft a plan that lands at a less busy airport and then provides an expedited ground solution for last-mile service. Get the security and peace of mind that comes with using shipping services and expertise from AirFreight.com.

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Overcoming Production Downtime

Production downtime is one of the biggest problems in manufacturing, costly and damaging to all manufacturing businesses. Every minute a manufacturer’s machine isn’t up and running, the risk of lost revenue rises. Unplanned downtime handicaps manufacturers that rely on performance and quality to stay competitive. Factory downtime consequences are serious and significant.

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Lost Productivity

Equipment failure is one of the biggest causes of production line downtime. Losses compound exponentially with the delay or loss of inventory and the idling of your entire workforce.

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Production Delays

Downtime creates a delay that interrupts production schedules and customer shipments. Equipment breakdowns prevent scheduled production cycles from starting on time. Customers that are dependent on your business to meet a deadline are also impacted. In this instance, missing a delivery schedule can affect revenue and strain client and customer relationships.

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Lost Revenue

Downtime is costly. Productivity and profits go hand in hand for any thriving business. A loss of production costs money to fix and reduces revenue coming in. If your company's downtime holds up a customer from meeting a deadline, they may cancel their order altogether. Downtime might leave your customer no choice but to do business with your competitor.

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Lost Business to Competitors

Losing business to competitors can cost more than a lost sale. Your company's brand reputation and customer perception are also at stake. It also doesn't help your business look any better if your competition is available to fulfill an order when you're not.

Preparing for Production

With the right plans, parts, people, and same day logistics partner, you can effectively mitigate the loss of revenue, schedule disruptions, and customer dissatisfaction due to manufacturing downtime. Here’s how we do it.

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Air Charter

Private flights on an AirFreight.com air charter partners provide the exclusivity and speed you need to hit those critical deadlines. Air charters offer complete shipment flexibility, from departure time to final destination. Air charters are one of the fastest shipping options available and include in-flight tracking, so you’ll always know the status of your parts shipment.

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Ground Expedite

Before your production system gets back online, the parts have to travel by ground—at least part of the way. Ground expedite service from AirFreight.com includes Sprinter vans, small and large straight trucks, and up to 53-foot tractor trailer delivery teams. We’ll pick up your shipment, deliver it to the airport, then receive it at the other end, providing hand-carried service as necessary or required.

Enjoy Your Flight

With AirFreight.com, you can always expect the same top-flight service from start to finish.

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Always Free Freight Quotes

AirFreight.com offers efficient and effective solutions across a wide range of service options. No prior account is needed to get started. Just call us at (800) 713-1000, or enter your order online. All costs are listed without any hidden fees, so you know upfront how much you will pay.

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Customized Solutions

We do all the logistical legwork to find the best solution for your specific situation. It might mean an exclusive air charter or perhaps expedited ground shipping that still gets your critical parts to their destination on time.

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Real-Time Tracking

Lost or delayed parts can cripple a repair schedule, driving up costs to the airplane operator. AirFreight.com uses the latest tracking technology to always know where your shipment is, and our team is happy to give you updates whenever you need them. We are proactively engaged with your shipment, monitoring air traffic, inclement weather, connecting flight cancellations, road construction, and congested streets.

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Constant Contact

Want status on your parts? Our team is always available to answer your questions, provide an update on your shipment’s location, and take new instructions 24/7/365. Call us anytime.

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Experienced Expeditors

With AirFreight.com, you’ll work with the same expeditor from start to finish, ensuring consistent communication, eliminating misunderstandings, and improving the quality of your entire shipping experience. We develop plans that guarantee shipping services are supported by time-effective options, whether the final destination is a major air hub, a regional airport, or even a remote airstrip.

Choosing the right logistics partner is a critical business decision. With AirFreight.com, experience the peace of mind and confidence that comes from having an expert delivery plan and working with a dedicated expeditor from start to finish. For more information, contact us today at (800) 713-1000.

Industries We Serve

Aviation & Aerospace

Every moment a commercial airliner sits on the ground, it costs an airline money. Expedited freight services by AirFreight.com can get you back in the air with the prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America.
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Because one shipping delay can snowball and cause delays throughout your entire project, you need an experienced 3PL provider who understands the construction industry and has the logistical reach to deliver your freight on time, anywhere. That 3PL partner is AirFreight.com.
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The consequences from lost power production are serious for any business. Equipment failure is one of the biggest causes of energy production downtime. Losses compound exponentially with delay, loss of energy capacity, or the idling of plants for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Whether it's a hydroelectric power station or solar farm, you need a 3PL provider who can move your parts and equipment safely and securely while meeting your most stringent deadlines.

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Farming & Food

Food processors can lose a significant percentage—up to 20% or more—of production capacity due to unplanned downtime. With processing plants running 16-20 hours a day, the hourly cost of a shutdown can reach up to $30,000 per hour. Get back online with the parts you need expedited by AirFreight.com.
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Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry faces challenging conditions in offshore and onshore oil rigs, often in remote locations with limited infrastructure. Don’t let oil pumps or pipelines sit idle, waiting for equipment. By having the right plans, parts, people, and a logistics partner such as AirFreight.com, you can effectively mitigate plant or pump downtime, unscheduled disruptions, and equipment failures.
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Renewables & Environment

Wind turbines can be as tall as an 85-story building with a blade radius of an acre. Transporting just one wind turbine can take up to nine separate shipments. Solar equipment includes sensitive electronics and glass that are easily subject to damage. Constructing one solar panel requires nearly 40 different components, including precious metals, that need to get to the factory on time. With requirements like this, it's critical to work with the right 3PL provider that can flex with your needs when situations and requirements change.
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During downtime, retailers experience lost sales with the inability to process credit cards, access customer purchasing history, or locate items in stock at a distribution center or another retail location. Don’t let unexpected downtime due to point-of-sale equipment failures impact your brand or frustrate your customers. If you can’t serve your customers, your competition will!
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Unexpected IT downtime can bring down even the largest businesses—just ask airlines when their reservation systems go offline. The importance of e-commerce, online sales, and the computing infrastructure that supports it makes getting systems and servers up and running even more critical. With 98% of organizations reporting that a single hour of downtime costs over $100,000, you can’t afford a slow logistics partner.
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With today’s broken supply chains, even companies that specialize in logistics find themselves needing help. We provide an expansive network of expedited air and ground shipping options to make the trip in the air, to and from the airport, or complete the entire delivery on the ground. Through these resources and our centralized planning operations, we help 3PL providers overcome all the challenges of their industry.
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