Brentwood, TN, April 14, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- MKD International and Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, both headquartered in middle-Tennessee, announced a partnership in which OH Logistics provides contract logistics services in Nashville, TN and Plainfield, IN for the paper merchant.
MKD International offers a broad range of paper products including coated and uncoated, fine papers and packaging. They specialize in new and innovative papers and offer a large selection of environmentally-friendly and recycled products. All orders are shipped same or next day for prompt delivery.
“We have chosen to outsource our logistics because it allows MKD to continue its growth in a larger geographical area,” commented Kamel Daouk, Vice President, MKD International. “With this partnership in place, the MKD team can focus on taking care of customers in a more customized fashion and we are able to lower our cost of operation by utilizing multiple locations within the OH Logistics network. Ultimately it will help us to be more competitive.”
“MKD International needed flexibility in its supply chain, and that is exactly what we have delivered to them,” said Scott McWilliams, CEO, OH Logistics. “We initially distributed their products from one distribution center in Nashville and recently expanded to our Plainfield, IN campus as well. That saves MKD money by reducing transportation costs and keeps their customers happier due to shorter delivery times.”
“During the start-up we have found the OH Logistics people very thorough and able to learn our business,” said Daouk. “We expect that OH Logistics will do an excellent job managing the logistics so that we can focus on our customers.”
About MKD International (www.mkdint.com)
MKD International, Inc. started doing business in Nashville, Tennessee in 1988. When imported paper was very scarce, MKD bought huge inventories and exclusively marketed Asian, European and Scandinavian paper grades in the southeast for the first time. The Daouk family is no stranger to the paper distribution. Zaki, Nazih & Kamel Daouk are the 4th generation expanding the business with new suppliers and grades to the market. The focus, at MKD, is to remain easy to do business with and to be very efficient in its operation. Even as the company grows, it becomes even more important to reduce unnecessary steps and expenses to provide good and consistent service from the paper mill to the printer. Some of the cities MKD is currently servicing are: Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Louisville, Nashville and Indianapolis. Next day service and local warehousing are available as the needs of each city grow with the grades MKD distributes.
About OH Logistics (www.ohlogistics.com)
Based in Tennessee, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics is one of the largest privately held 3PLs in the US, providing supply chain management solutions including international and domestic transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding and import and export consulting services. The company offers fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, service parts management, return logistics, network optimization, cross docking and pool distribution. OH Logistics operates over 100 value added distribution centers and offers complete transportation management services domestically and internationally. OH Logistics serves the food service consolidation; industrial; electronic and high tech; health and beauty; consumer products and many other industries and employs 4,000.
OH Logistics can be reached at (877) 401-6400 or on the web at www.ohlogistics.com.