Executive Briefings

Landstar Puts Automotive Supply Chain on Fast Track

Challenge: A Tier 1 automotive supplier was looking to improve cost, visibility and productivity within their ground expedite network.

Solution: Increase efficiencies through optimal mode selection. Charters are avoided through the use of more cost-effective modes; Increase service levels through the use of a core carrier base and standardized processes; Reduce costs due to increased competition among carrier base; Load request to carrier base to award within minutes; Shipment monitoring and status updates; Control processes; Carrier contract and Regulatory compliance; Provide a single source contact for plants and suppliers while reducing three full-time personnel; Performance monitoring on all air carriers, including monthly scorecards; Single contact and one portal to see all activity and events on each shipment.

Results: Reduced costs and increased efficiencies and service levels. Shortly after program launch, the company expanded Landstars role to include management of specialized loads and air charter.

About the Solution Provider: Landstar System, Inc. is a worldwide, asset light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. Our services including truckload, less-than-truckload, heavy haul/specialized, expedited, rail intermodal, air and ocean services.

Web: www.landstar.com

Email: solutions@landstar.com

Phone: 877-696-4507

Solution: Increase efficiencies through optimal mode selection. Charters are avoided through the use of more cost-effective modes; Increase service levels through the use of a core carrier base and standardized processes; Reduce costs due to increased competition among carrier base; Load request to carrier base to award within minutes; Shipment monitoring and status updates; Control processes; Carrier contract and Regulatory compliance; Provide a single source contact for plants and suppliers while reducing three full-time personnel; Performance monitoring on all air carriers, including monthly scorecards; Single contact and one portal to see all activity and events on each shipment.

Results: Reduced costs and increased efficiencies and service levels. Shortly after program launch, the company expanded Landstars role to include management of specialized loads and air charter.

About the Solution Provider: Landstar System, Inc. is a worldwide, asset light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. Our services including truckload, less-than-truckload, heavy haul/specialized, expedited, rail intermodal, air and ocean services.

Web: www.landstar.com

Email: solutions@landstar.com

Phone: 877-696-4507