Executive Briefings

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.

Solution: Universal set up an inventory system that tracks all returnable containers and monitors the monthly use of containers for each supplier. Using a manual tracking system, Universal monitors all containers coming in and out of the warehouse for each supplier. At the end of the month, Universal creates a chart that determines how many containers each customer needs in order to achieve their process flow.

Results: For the last 5 quarters, the customer hasn’t had to pay for any alternative packaging which has resulted in a significant cost savings.

About the Solution Provider: Universal is a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation & logistics solutions. We offer a comprehensive suite of services including transportation, value-added, intermodal, air, ocean & customs brokerage that can be utilized throughout your entire supply chain.

Web: www.goutsi.com

Email: jstanwick@goutsi.com

Phone: 586-920-0100 x2127

Solution: Universal set up an inventory system that tracks all returnable containers and monitors the monthly use of containers for each supplier. Using a manual tracking system, Universal monitors all containers coming in and out of the warehouse for each supplier. At the end of the month, Universal creates a chart that determines how many containers each customer needs in order to achieve their process flow.

Results: For the last 5 quarters, the customer hasn’t had to pay for any alternative packaging which has resulted in a significant cost savings.

About the Solution Provider: Universal is a leading asset-light provider of customized transportation & logistics solutions. We offer a comprehensive suite of services including transportation, value-added, intermodal, air, ocean & customs brokerage that can be utilized throughout your entire supply chain.

Web: www.goutsi.com

Email: jstanwick@goutsi.com

Phone: 586-920-0100 x2127