Distribution and Transportation
Speed to Market – Supply Chain Management driven by technology and know how.
IFA maintains a distribution network that is a model for the industry. With our primary distribution center located only minutes from the ports of NY/NJ, our “Best of Breed” WMS (Warehouse Management Software) solution and our broad-based fleet of carriers, IFA is a force in the industry.
The location of our New Jersey Distribution center, coupled with our Irving, Texas facility put IFA at the crossroads of the nation’s transportation system, allowing for speed to market utilizing LTL, TL and Intermodal service offerings. In addition to “dry grocery” distribution, IFA also utilizes and maintains a national network of “temperature controlled” distribution centers featuring the same service levels as our “dry grocery” network.
Our expertise in supply-chain management, from receipt through shipment, co-packing and value added skillsets maximize efficiencies, leverage technology and are exceptionally well managed. Our ability to exceed expectations and minimize costs allows us to aid our clients in decreasing logistics and material handling costs thusly increasing their profits.
IFA employs a sophisticated yet user friendly “Best of Breed” ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution to manage its ever expanding client and customer base. The system is comprised of:
- Purchase Order Management
- Inventory Management
- Sales Order Management
- Transportation Management
- Accounts Receivable Management
- Account Payable Management
It is seamless and affords IFA the ability to interact and transact with our clients and customers systems with ease. Our systems are redundant and fully compliant with regard to data integrity and disaster recovery standards. Reliable, timely data exchanges, ease of use and security allows our clients peace of mind and is a tremendous asset to their business.
IFA is fully EDI compliant and trades all document sets with our numerous trading partners. Our EDI department is in-house and staffed 24/7/365 by dedicated professionals with years of experience.