Services - Transportation

Managed Transportation Solutions

Barrett offers wide-ranging domestic & international managed transportation solutions for over 100 customers in the Apparel & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Consumer Packaged Goods, Food/Confections and eCommerce industries. 

Those managed transportation services include:

  • Brokerage
  • Small Parcel (U.S. & Canada)
  • Less-than-truckload
  • Truckload
  • Retailer Must Arrive By Date (MABD) Programs
  • Dedicated Fleet
  • Yard Management
  • Intermodal
  • Supply Chain & Network Analysis Consulting

In support of our managed transportation programs, we utilize Banyan TMS,

Banyan is a web-based, end-to-end solution that manages Barrett’s entire shipping and transportation process. Banyan allows Barrett to look across all shipments in our facilities – from a single site, multiple sites, or even multiple companies – to then take advantage of consolidation, pooling and dynamic cross-docking opportunities.

Centralized Freight Management and Control

Our experienced transportation team will customize our TMS for your supply chain, making it easy to track your shipments in real time.  

Barrett's freight managment and control include: 

  • Real-time Visibility to Rates and Transit Times
  • Mixed Mode & Dynamic Rating with Carriers
  • Inbound Management / ASN’s
  • Vendor Compliance / MABD Management
  • Inventory Visibility
  • Automating Pick-up Requests
  • Tracking & Trace
  • Delivery Notifications
  • Zone Skipping
  • Export Management
  • Commercial Invoice / AES
  • Reporting 

 Download The  Transportation Management Case Study


International Freight Management

Barrett processes small parcel shipments internationally with the required Commercial Invoice necessary to ensure seamless B2B & B2C cross-border logistics. 

  Intelligent Small Parcel Freight Management
  • ProShip Rate Shopping & Canadian Small Parcel Shipping.
  • Lowest rate & time in transit shopping occurs onthe fly, 100% transparent to warehouse operator.
  • Rate & time / transit groups or other custom shipping rules designed based on customer or user requirements.
  • The automatically chose carrier, delivery service and costs are passed back to Synapse and to customers via EDI 945.
  • Tracking / shipping confirmations can be emailed directly to end users for domestic and international shipments.


Retail Compliance           

Supplying today’s multi-location retailers can be a challenge to even the most sophisticated distributors.

At Barrett, we take responsibility for reading and implementing the standards and requirements in these vendor manuals.  We are highly experienced in this area and have a dedicated staff accountable for these functions insuring our system is in synch with the retailers we service on behalf of our customers.

Through our ISO quality program, we maintain copies of the applicable routing guides in a centralized content management database specifically for that customer.  Your Account Manager will then manage the retailer routing requirements and ensure up to date work instructions are communicated to the warehouse.

Through our warehouse network, we manage door-to-door MABD, drop ship programs & UCC128, SCC18 SCC14 label compliance for over 50 major retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, UNFI, Wholefoods, Kroger, Safeway, Meijer, Amazon, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, REI, EMS, Michaels, Shoebuy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowes and AAFES.

Barrett has been a member of the Retail Value Chain Federation since 2010.



Small Parcel Management 

Barrett Distribution utilizes the ProShip Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Software to ship domestic & international parcels via UPS (SmartPost), FedEx (SurePost), and USPS.  ProShip is a certified solution for all domestic & international parcel carriers and all service levels and contractual options are available for use.  ProShip offers real-time, transparent, rate shopping and carrier selection based upon a variety of business goals.  

ProShip is fully integrated with the Barrett WMS, Synapse, and as such, the parcel shipping process is a tightly controlled, predictable workflow.  There is no burden on the warehouse operator to type an address, order number, service level etc. – all operations which are common in many warehouses yet inefficient and introduce the risk of human error. 

The ProShip video link below provides additional information regarding the small parcel functionality we utilize in our fulfillment operations.


Contact us today to discuss how Barrett Managed Transportation Services can help optimize your supply chain and reduce the total cost of servicing your customers.