3PL/Transportation/Warehousing Case Studies


Increased Throughput and Accuracy in High End Jewelry Distribution Center

Challenge: ScottTech worked with a high end jewelry manufacturer that was looking to increase throughput and accuracy in their main distribution center. They were seeking automation tools and processes that satisfied stringent quality and efficiency metrics.[more]

Diversified Services Provider Saves $15,000 Monthly with MacroPoint

Challenge: Our client, a family of distinct but related businesses involved in a variety of services such as recycling, material handling, and equipment sales, found that 95 percent of loads were never updated about a shipment location, and the other five percent would only be called when an issue arose, and in the majority of those instances it was after the fact.[more]

Robust Engineering and Planning Prove Vital to Redesigned Car Launch

Challenge: A U.S. automotive OEM customer's redesign of one of its car models required Comprehensive Logistics to re-engineer our 640,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing-support facility. This changeover needed to be completed in five weeks.[more]

GENCO Optimizes Large Retailer's Returns Process

Challenge: A large retailer needed an efficient and cost-effective way to handle products returning from stores into the reverse-logistics channel. The company was searching for a better way to manage merchandise for redeployment, return-to-vendor and liquidation.[more]

Leveraging FTZ 49 to Promote Import/Export Growth

Challenge: Today's 3PLs need every advantage to make them consistently more attractive to diverse client types year round.[more]

How to Reduce LTL Freight Costs and Improve Service

Challenge: Dock scheduling, warehouse management, visibility and reporting. Client warehouse and co-packing facilities created disruptions thus increasing costs. Shipment release, scheduling conflicts and regular missed pickups. Lack of ability to manage LTL carrier contracts, manual carrier rates and service metric ranking.[more]

Import of Paper for Worldwide Destinations

Challenge: In a world where speed continues to gain in importance, customers expect their ordered products to be delivered quickly. As a result of digitalization, the client found himself operating in an increasingly shrinking paper market.[more]

Exporting Pears from Antwerp to China

Challenge: The conference pear is firm and well suited to export, but short transit times are nevertheless very important. Also, the cost of transport plays an important role, as it makes up some 10% of the retail price of the pear.[more]

Service Parts Operation Delivers: 500 Orders/Day - 40% less People

Challenge: This service parts organization needed to handle over 500 orders per day and 170,000 items in their inventory. They needed to move from a paper-base, to automate through system-directed processes, gain real-time visibility and tracking of parts and orders throughout their supply chain.[more]

Long-Term Transportation Management Partnership Saves Client Millions

Challenge: Wide transportation footprint; Different ERP systems across multiple platforms; Gaps in existing transportation network; Maintain core competency of steel-making/processing; Maintain quality/safety culture; Consolidating transportation metric source data[more]

Innovative Solution Resolves Sticky Situation in Headliner Sub-assembly Process

Challenge: Our company faced a quality issue originating during our sub-assembly of headliners for a major customer, a Fortune 100 automotive OEM. Strands of the glue used to affix wiring harnesses and other parts to headliners’ C-surfaces were ending up on their A-surfaces as well and were not detected in the QA process. The problem was discovered after finished headliners were installed on vehicles. We needed to make detection easier and meet production cycle times and quality standards.[more]

US Manufacturer Realizes $1.5M Savings after Implementing Enterprise Labeling Solution

Challenge: The leading global manufacturer of advanced plasma, laser and water jet-cutting systems with worldwide operations and partners, experienced significant growth. Due to this growth, their existing label printing system presented considerable risks to operations. Their system was prone to breaking, ultimately causing significant downtime, with five to ten hours of troubleshooting each week. All of this resulted in customer dissatisfaction, brand integrity issues, and lost revenues, equaling $25,000 – $100,000 worth of productivity each week.[more]

Improving Accuracy, Visibility and Efficiency with AT&T Fleet Driver Center

Challenge: Inaccurate driver logs were leading to high CSA scores, occurrence of accidents and speeding violations, and creating time-consuming paperwork for Compliance and Safety staff. Dispatch lacked visibility into vehicles' locations in order to dispatch quickly and efficiently. Aggressive driver behaviors were causing accidents and speeding violations. Paper logs were leading to inaccurate driver logs and High CSA scores. Idling, inefficient routing and speeding caused high fuel spend.[more]

Universal Creates Cost Savings through Reverse Logistics

Challenge: A major engine manufacturer was spending too much money on contingent packing costs because their suppliers weren't keeping track of the containers in their inventory loop. When this customer would run out of the supplier's containers, they had to use alternatives like corrugated cardboard in order to ship the product.[more]

Solving a Returns Problem Leads to Complete U.S. Fulfillment Strategy

Challenge: An online fashion retailer's model for distributing product from Europe to end customers in the U.S. created high shipping costs that made it impossible to ship returns back to Europe. The retailer was forced to sell returned merchandise to discounters for a fraction of its value.[more]

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