3PL/Transportation/Warehousing Case Studies


Hyster Meets Brewery's Challenging Keg Line Needs

Challenge: In late 2015, a well-known craft brewery opened a second location with a 250,000-barrel capacity. From the opening, this new location encountered logistical challenges with its packaging and distribution and had distinct needs for its keg line, which was located in a small and tight space. The client looked to Hyster to recommend solutions to streamline the operation. [more]

Intermodal Rail Investment Prepares Port for Higher Cargo Volumes

Challenge: Next generation ships carry more cargo than ever before. How can a port increase throughput in an environmentally sustainable manner while ensuring speed to market at destinations around the country?[more]

Omni-Channel Solution Delivers Significant Margin Improvement

To bring a true omni-channel operation with the ability to fulfil e-commerce, retail, wholesale and outlet-store orders into a single facility — delivering a seamless shopping experience to customers that meets/exceeds service level agreements.[more]

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]

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]

New Strategy Accomplishes Customs Compliance and Cost Savings

Challenge: Transit delays and increased inspections by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) caused supply chain disruptions for a leading essential oils wholesaler. CBP requests for information and action had been received, and there were documentation errors. Customs brokerage fees were costly.[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]

Orchestrating a Massive Move - Heavy Haul Ocean Transport

Challenge: The Liebherr LR11350 is one of the most powerful cranes in existence. To ship this 1,488 ton load from the factory door in Germany, through the Port of Hamburg and to the Port of Mobile, Alabama, every piece had to move together - which ultimately meant a heavy-haul ocean transport.[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]

Yield Savings and Enhance Control of High-Volume Fulfillment Operations

Challenge: A large automotive manufacturer with a complex matrix of products, carriers and customer preferences often found themselves limited to a single carrier for LTL shipments because they did not have an expedient way to source the most economical carrier, which would also satisfy their customers' specific requirements. The client needed a flexible shipping solution that would accommodate all types of shipments within a single system.[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]

GENCO Helps Publishing Company Create a New Supply Chain for a Changing Industry

Challenge: A large publishing company in a rapidly changing industry was forced to make serious changes in order to survive. As requirements for physical inventories decreased and digital assets increased, the existing warehouse and labor costs threatened the long-term profitability of the company.[more]

Achieving Break-Through Savings and Improved Trade Compliance

Challenge: The client, a large Fortune 500 company, is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of clean air and automotive products and systems. The company had been expanding their manufacturing and engineering footprint as they grew operations worldwide.[more]

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]

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