3PL/Transportation/Warehousing Case Studies

Hurricane Sandy Makes Port Jersey Logistics Hurry Up and Wait

Challenge: As hurricane season approaches, Port Jersey Logistics recalls a project impacted by Hurricane Sandy. By mid-2012, an Israel-based kosher foods exporter had outgrown its East Coast 3PL provider. Furthermore, its shipments would soon double during autumn's peak season. Transitioning several products to PJL was underway when, on October 29, the worst natural disaster in NJ history changed everything.[more]

Commercial Brake Manufacturer Achieves $8 Million Reduction in Operation Costs

Challenge: Faced with rapid growth, increasing supply chain complexity and rising transportation and distribution costs, this commercial brake manufacturer wanted to increase efficiency and visibility and wring excess costs from its supply chain.[more]

Penske Logistics drives down customer costs with technology and expertise

Challenge: A leading auto parts manufacturer in North America was forecasting significant production volume increases for two facilities in Mexico. Inbound shipments to the locations included domestic Mexico and U.S. supplier pickups, border crossings and line-haul to their Mexico facilities. They needed to minimize costs without impacting service levels.[more]

Managing a Seasonal Hazardous Material Surge

Challenge: Dunavant Logistics Group (DLG) was engaged to build domestic truckload capacity for a $2 billion chemical manufacturer client. A seasonal volume spike required DLG to increase capacity for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) freight. Additionally, all shipments were going to locations in Texas, a state with an imbalance in inbound supply and outbound demand.[more]

Collaborating on a Trial Run for a Retail Giant

Challenge: Port Jersey Logistics provided fulfillment services for a Korea-based skincare product manufacturer, who soon landed a trial-run with one of the country's largest retailers. The unknown brand ran the risk of going unnoticed by consumers, so the skincare company promised the retailer "Buy-One, Get-One-Free" dual packs. A hurdle: the products were manufactured and packaged in South Korea and it was impossible for newly-packaged 2-for-1's to reach the retailer in time for their test run.[more]

Global Spirits Company Relies on Weber for Distribution of Imports

Challenge: One of the world's leading premium drinks companies sought an outsourced solution for distribution of container and rail imports from the West Coast. They chose Weber Logistics to coordinate drayage, transloading, and warehousing, with all distribution to FIFO standards.[more]

Candy Maker Relies on Weber for Port Services, Warehousing and Delivery

Challenge: With locations in more than 90 countries, this Europe-based marketer of several famous candy brands sells more than one million cases per year in the western U.S. alone. To better serve its west region customers, the company chose Weber Logistics based on Weber's strong experience in confectionery product distribution.[more]

Club Store Partners with KANE to Operate High-Velocity Cross-Dock

Challenge: A major U.S. club store chain runs a high-velocity network of cross dock facilities. Kane Is Able was chosen to operate the retailer's first, and largest, cross dock center serving the Northeast.[more]

The Logistics of Saving Lives Through a Challenging Delivery

Challenge: A large U.S.-based drug retailer entrusted UPS to transport 375,000 donated doses of seasonal flu vaccine into Laos in less than a week. In order to remain compliant, the vaccine needed to maintain a strict temperature range of 2°C to 8°C across 5 countries and 9,000 miles.[more]

Flexible Logistics Solution Enables a High-Growth Company's Transition to Household Brand

Challenge: A high-growth food and beverage company needed a reliable, flexible distribution partner capable of managing explosive demand.[more]

2-4 Hour Parts Availability for Global Storage Systems Support

Challenge: Our client is a global storage systems and service provider that supports essential corporate processes for its Fortune 100 customer install base. With service level agreements that are typically 4 hours or less in over 200 countries, they needed a reliable critical service parts logistics provider with Choice Logistics' global breadth and expertise that would help meet their customer demands.[more]

Global Service Parts Field Stocking for 24x7 Networking Uptime

Challenge: Companies around the world entrust our client to keep their vital communications networks operating around the clock. Since managing over 70,000 forward stocked service parts internally detracted from their core competencies, they made a strategic decision to partner with Choice Logistics to ensure the highest level of service.[more]

Dunavant Creates Custom Solution for International Heavy-Weight Shipments

Challenge: A $12 billion retail consumer goods company approached us in need of a cost-effective way to ship heavy-weight products from China. In addition, they wanted a complete review of their replenishment model to improve inventory turns and reduce safety stock.[more]

3PL Invests in TMS to Manage Customers' Transportation Requirements

Challenge: The transportation services group of a leading 3PL customer with operations in all time zones was experiencing process issues with using a fleet management system in multiple databases to manage brokerage, transportation, and freight pay and audit services of their customers.[more]

Flatbed Collaboration Drives Innovation and Value

Challenge: This customer had decentralized its transportation sourcing, with each facility operating independently. Three of its largest business units relied on the highly fragmented flatbed marketplace to service customers. It was extremely difficult to maintain reliable capacity and predictable transportation costs, let alone identify logistics efficiencies and implement best practices.[more]

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