As Kentuckians and racing enthusiasts alike sip their mint juleps and soak up the “greatest two minutes in sports” on the first Saturday in May, they probably aren’t thinking about what logistical feat it takes to pull off an event that attracts fans by the tens of thousands like the Derby.

But Stryker Logistics is.

Stryker Logistics President and Owner Fuji Avdic said his team found innovative ways to help make the process more streamlined – and provided cost-savings to the customers.

“We were able to save money for vendors by providing low-cost warehousing in Louisville,” Avdic said. “We warehoused a lot of products that were used at last year’s Derby nearby in a Stryker warehouse, so when the race came along this year, the vendors’ overall logistics costs decreased by 75 percent over last year’s transportation costs.”

Avdic said vendors, including décor and audio-visual equipment companies, used Stryker’s service. With Stryker’s warehouse storing the product less than one mile from the famous Churchill Downs racetrack, it was easy to cut costs.

“We’re able to save them money on overall logistics costs by not having to ship it across the country,” he said.

Stryker Logistics is a top logistics provider of technology-driven supply chain solutions to some of the most successful companies in the world, and one of the fastest-growing companies in Kentucky. The Stryker team has built a network of top-quality resources, capabilities and technologies to provide complete door-to-door supply chain solutions. Stryker Logistics provides creative, value-added solutions that improve overall efficiency within its customers’ supply chains. Its services exceed expectations and the commitment is to do “whatever it takes.” Reach Stryker Logistics at 270-594-4149 and connect with us on Twitter, Linked In and Facebook.