Roadrunner transportation systems company Active On-Demand worked closely with the Ford Motor Company to provide logistics support for the transportation of essential tools.

The shipment of tools were used to enable Ford to resume production at one of their facilities which had been damaged in a recent fire.

Active On-Demand orchestrated the project in a speedy manner arranging air and ground transportation along with completion of all the necessary import and export documentation for the shipment of tools that were needed to manufacture components for their Ford F-150.

The essential shipment, a die weighing over 87,000 lbs. would be used to cut and shape material using a press, and was transported to Nottingham in the United Kingdom from Ohio, USA.

Active On-Demand President, Tom Stenglein said, “Once again, we are extremely proud of the reliability, dependability and precision of our team. Our ground and air transportation experts commonly receive unique logistical challenges and are true masters at analyzing the situation, developing a plan and monitoring every aspect through final delivery,”

Further adding, “Just a few hours of manufacturing downtime can cause major downstream issues and financial losses. Our team understands that our mission is to act swiftly and in a meticulous manner to solve unscheduled supply chain emergencies.”

Standard process time for such a large shipment would normally take around ten days, however, due to the around the clock diligence shown by Active On-Demand, the process was completed much more quickly.

A representative from Active On-Demand accompanied the die throughout the transportation as part of their White Glove Service. The cargo was shipped to the United Kingdom on one of the world’s largest freighter aircraft the Antonov Airlines AN-124-100.

Antonov Airlines Managing Director, Graham Witton Said, “We are honored to have been selected as a partner for this time-critical project, and thanks to the seamless communication between our team and Active On-Demand we were able to deliver ahead of the traditional timeframe it would have taken to transport the outsized cargo. Our AN-124-100 was ideal for the transport of the 87,000-pound die, and the 30-hour flight allowed Ford Motor Company to swiftly resume production.”


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