Distribution Services

Schilli Distribution Services provides worldwide distribution and logistics service for the world leader in earth moving machinery and diesel engine manufacturing. We have been providing dedicated distribution support to many leading manufactures in the US since the mid-1990s. Over the years we have expanded our services offering to meet the changing needs of our customers. Our focus on excellent customer service, state of the art technology and providing our clients with complete process visibility has allowed Schilli Distribution Services to grow and expand our customer base and facility locations.

Our Mission

Create a competitive advantage for our strategic partners by providing customized solutions in all aspects of the supply chain.

Our Vision

The Schilli Distribution team provides our clients the process visibility needed to manage and reduce supply chain costs.

Our Customers & Partners

Focusing on complete satisfaction and process visibility allow our customers to be more competitive in their market fostering long-term, strategic partners.


SDS Warehouses have 1.3 Million square feet of warehouse space under roof.

Warehousing & Transportation Services

Transportation Services

Schilli Distribution Services is a full service logistics provider with operating authority that will support your transportation needs. SDS is also part of a large family of companies whose core business is transportation that we utilize to support our internal assets. We also utilize select partner carriers as needed to assist with surge capacity and enhance our ability to provide specialized equipment needed to support any transportation need. Capacity to handle; Flatbeds, Step Decks, Drop Decks, RGN’s, Vans, Crane Vans, Refer Vans, and Vehicle Haulers.

Besides our expertise in warehousing, through our merger with Daseke, Schilli Transportation Services can fulfill all of your transportation needs. Daseke is a leading consolidator of the highly fragmented $133 billion flatbed and specialized freight market in North America. Daseke is the largest flatbed and specialized company in North America, with a fleet of approximately 5,200 tractors and 11,000 specialized trailers. Daseke serves industrial customers in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Warehousing Services

Schilli Distribution Services provides a wide array of warehousing services. From component picking and packing to handling large cargo above 80,000 lbs, Schilli Distribution Services can provide a solution meet all of your warehousing needs. Also provide customer the ability to view their inventory real time with our innovative systems.

  • Finished Goods Distribution
  • Inbound Material Management
  • Inbound Material Quality Management
  • Vendor Managed Inventory
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation Services
  • Warehousing Services
  • Container Unloading & Loading Services
  • Export Packaging / Crating


About 75% of global supply chain executives consider digital transformation to be important for their business, according to a recent survey.

Foreign-Trade Zone Services

Schilli Distribution Services is FTZ Zone 104 Magnet Site 14. The Zone has recently transitioned to Alternative Site Framework (ASF) so that the needs of the business community can be met on a more timely basis.

Foreign-Trade Zones are specially designated areas where foreign merchandise can be placed in a duty and tax free environment until it is ready to enter the commerce of the United States. This program encourages activity at US facilities in competition with foreign locations by allowing delayed, reduced, and sometimes eliminated, duty payment on foreign merchandise admitted to a zone, as well as other meaningful savings. In the global marketplace, many companies consider moving to foreign locations to reduce operating costs. By reducing costs, FTZ’s level the playing field and improve US competitiveness. The benefits of the FTZ program may be the competing advantage a company needs to keep its manufacturing or distribution operations in the United States. This allows and promotes the Zone program to encourage international commerce and provide jobs for Americans. Companies from around the world locate in the US in a commercially friendly environment. In many cases the Zone program enables companies to compete on an international level.

Active Member of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ), allowing Schilli Distribution Services input and changes that effect trends in our industry.

  • Duty Deferral / Improved Cash Flow
  • Re-Export of Customer Products
  • Inverted Customs Duty Savings
  • International Returns
  • Established Quality Control Process
  • Weekly Entries / Reduction in Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)
  • Systematic Inventory Control
  • Foreign Production Machinery Handling
  • Harbor Maintenance Fees Reduction
  • Country of Origin Markings/Labeling
  • Heightened Security Process and Monitoring


A recent survey of more than 250 North American supply chain executives found that about 40% of manufacturers were affected by some sort of disruption in the past 12 months.