ATLANTA, GA — July 10, 2018 — Atlanta’s American Global Logistics (AGL) has been named to the 2018 Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) 100 for the company’s work with Bassett Furniture. The SDCE 100 is an annual list of “great supply chain projects” featured in the June issue of the publication, showing how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.
Bassett Furniture is a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of premium home furnishings, selling nearly 1,500 products, including wooden furniture, upholstered items and accessories. Bassett’s supply chain is driven through its partnership with AGL, which leverages its proprietary technology and high-touch customer service model to manage all aspects of Bassett’s global supply chain efficiently and effectively.
“Bassett isn’t just a retailer—they are also a manufacturer and a wholesaler, which requires a precise, efficient and agile supply chain operation to uphold their sterling reputation and brand promise to its customers,” said Jon Slangerup, AGL Chairman and CEO. “We’re certainly proud of our work with Bassett, and look forward to finding more efficiencies and innovations for their supply chain in the years to come.”
AGL oversees all logistics activity for Bassett, regardless of which carrier is moving the cargo. In Bassett’s case, AGL configured its technology platform to show each shipment’s movement through the supply chain, beginning with the initial purchase order.
AGL’s cloud-based technology and guidance has helped Bassett to trim costs while ensuring the prompt movement of its goods. For example, AGL works closely with Bassett’s distribution centers and domestic trucking operations to minimize accessorial fees and shipping delays. With AGL’s support, Bassett has also earned beneficial cargo owner status, helping it gain more attractive pricing on ocean freight. As Bassett’s sole customs broker, AGL also helps to ensure customs compliance and timeliness while keeping the company updated on best practices, such as accessing shipping data from the new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) portal.
“American Global Logistics is an extension of Bassett Furniture. We are a part of the same team,” said Jeb Bassett, Senior Vice President for Bassett Furniture. “They know our business, and they’re dependable, reliable and predictable.”
About American Global Logistics (AGL)
Based in Atlanta, American Global Logistics (AGL) is one of the fastest-growing and most respected international supply chain and logistics solutions companies in the world. AGL’s technology solutions extend beyond the walls of ocean, air, and domestic transportation services for customers across the globe.