The Logistics of Thanksgiving

More than 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving every year. Have you ever thought about what goes into getting all of those turkeys from the farm to your table? Like Thanksgiving, logistics is no simple undertaking.

According to the National Turkey Federation more than 730 million pounds of turkey will be consumed in the United States during Thanksgiving, which is around 46 million turkeys. To top it off, Thanksgiving kicks off the busiest shopping season of the year.

Retailers plan up to 6 months in advance to ensure they have everything they need in stock when Thanksgiving rolls around. This means creating contracts, arranging transportation and deliveries from producers to grocery stores.

These intricate supply chains aren’t specific to turkey producers. The same logistics problems occur on Black Friday with electronics, on Cyber Monday with clothing and most other retailers facing a large surge in demand at some point in the year. If you found yourself struggling, it may be time to find a partner to help navigate your supply chain.

At AAGEX Freight Group LLC, we handle all kinds of freight. AAGEX is a non-asset transportation services platform company offering freight transportation and logistics solutions through a network of independent branch locations expanding across North America. With our promise of service excellence and professionalism, we provide or arrange freight transportation services, and other value-plus supply chain execution services, to manufacturers, distributors and retailers.