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How Supply Chain Visibility Can Yield Results

Challenge: A company looked to identify major cost components associated with a supplier's product pricing. Partnering with its integrated supply chain solutions provider on visibility initiatives, the company collaborated with the supplier and determined that products were shipping from forward storage warehouse locations. The company had no visibility to these underlying logistics costs nor were the warehouse locations optimal for its network. Items were also produced in multiple locations with many inter-plant transfers occurring in the supplier’s network.[more]

Global Retailer Maximizes Supply Chain Performance With Improved Collaboration

Challenge: Inconvenienced by manually intensive processes, this global retailer of handbags and accessories recognized the need to transform its internal and external supply chain processes - facilitating the access of information with strategic trading partners, especially raw material suppliers. The company needed to standardize data management processes associated with material management, BOMs, costing collaboration and supplier allocation.[more]

OMP Plus Provides Advanced Supply Chain Planning Solutions for the Dairy Industry

Challenge: One of America's premier food and agricultural cooperatives wanted to improve inventory visibility and take product shelf life into account. It was not just looking for a software vendor, but for a partner that could help the organization tackle the operational challenges that its current and future activities would bring.[more]

For Supply Chain Security, Retailer Looks to Freight Payment

Challenge: As with all companies, fraud and information security were top of mind for this major national retailer. To protect its strategic and competitive advantages – and those of its partners – the retailer needed a payment solution that could also safeguard its supply chain.[more]

Strategic Sourcing and Inbound Transportation Solutions

Challenge: A natural foods distributor had a significant freight spend with specific requirements for each shipment. Because of this and their distribution network, their carrier base was large and consolidated. Each carrier specialized in a certain region of the country, so it was difficult to handle opportunities on a national scale. Because of Veritiv's national footprint, the distributor was interested in partnering with Veritiv™ Logistics Solutions (VLS) for inbound transportation.[more]

Large Retailer Supports Growth and Reduces Costs With New Distribution Center Design

Challenge: After making numerous acquisitions, a large omni-channel retailer and was operating out of three different facilities. The company wanted to reduce costs without compromising service levels.[more]

Leveraging Enterprise Improvement to Mow Down the Competition

Challenge: North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of outdoor power equipment replacement parts experienced rapid growth that brought with it myriad challenges: How could the company continually improve to meet service and growth expectations? How could the company increase productivity to feed increasing demand without sacrificing quality?[more]

A Global Approach to Sales and Operations Planning

Challenge: With a complex mix of products, markets and seasonality, a global outdoor and recreation products company required a global S&OP process and technology platform to enhance the company's ability to sense and respond to changing market conditions.[more]

Nobody Thinks About Cargo Insurance. Until A Million Dollars Goes Up in Smoke.

Challenge: The Operations VP of an oil and pipeline construction company recently admitted there was a time when he wondered if his company's cargo insurance policy was worth it. The company sources goods from around the world, moves cargo by multiple modes and runs a supply chain through some of the world's most high-risk countries. Thanks to meticulous packing and some good luck, they'd had very few supply chain incidents over 11 years. Until one summer. That June, a truckload of welding equipment heading to Moscow caught fire. The $809,000 shipment was a total loss. One month later, a cargo ship carrying two of the company's containers, worth $150,000, caught fire. Those containers were also a total loss.[more]

KANE Helps Club Store Chain Implement Cross Dock Strategy

Challenge: A major U.S. club store chain wanted a solution for more efficient cross docking.[more]

Automotive OEM Taps Automated Lockers to Help Distribution Hub Run Smoothly

Challenge: When this automotive OEM upgraded the warehouse management system for its largest distribution facility, it knew a better way to manage handheld equipment was needed. There was no way to track equipment and no employee accountability. Scanners were being hidden, lost and damaged almost daily. The cost of managing this valuable equipment increased as productivity decreased.[more]

Advanced DSCP Solutions Optimize Beverage Company's Supply Chain

Challenge: A leading international beverage company that ships over 8 million bottles a year needed to gain control of a complex and lengthy production process to ensure the highest product quality.[more]

Industrial Automation Software Accelerates DC's Shipping, Improves Accuracy, Increases Speed

Challenge: High-volume publisher was experiencing high growth, increasing demand, and a rotating, diminishing workforce. They needed to automate their manual operation to reduce reliance on labor, increase speed and earn substantial shipping discounts.[more]

Balancing Optimization and Response Planning in BioPharma with OMP Plus

Challenge: An innovative producer of vaccines including Pediatric, Specialty and Meningitis, was dealing with a complex multi-layered capacity constrained production plan with variable demand.[more]

Footwear Manufacturer Increases Fill Rates 10-15% with Supplier Collaboration

Challenge: This top-tier athletic footwear manufacturer relied on manually-intensive methods for managing purchase orders and found it difficult to track inbound shipments for complete end-to-end visibility. The company needed quicker access to supplier information and purchase order information with several hundred vendors and factories more efficiently.[more]

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