Milk Run | Shipping Term Explained | Logistics Glossary

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Milk run

Milk run is a transport method used to collect different loads from various suppliers to deliver them to one final location.


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What does milk run mean in logistics?

The term milk run comes from the delivery method used by milk carriers, with one specific route where they both deliver milk and pick up empty bottles.

This shipping method is used by companies to pick up goods from different suppliers, consolidating the shipment in one single vehicle. The route is planned to optimise the collection and to deliver all the goods at once to the final address (warehouse, client, manufacturer, etc.).


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