3PL/Transportation/Warehousing Case Studies


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]

Specialized truck manufacturer optimizes cross-border supply chain and bilingual visibility

Challenge: The strategy for a leading manufacturer of diesel and specialized trucks was to grow truck assembly operations in Mexico. To do so, it needed to integrate an already existing U.S. cross-dock network with cross-border activities and optimize shipments between the countries, while ensuring reliability and visibility throughout the supply chain.[more]

ES3s Collaborative Solutions Puts Your Product There When it Matters

Challenge: To create a system that allows for product to always be on the shelf, saving the consumer time and making his/her shopping experience easier.[more]

Kenco Fleet Services Saves Manufacturer 20% on Material Handling Equipment

Challenge: A major U.S. manufacturer who partners with Kenco for integrated logistics solutions was spending nearly $20 million annually on material handling equipment (MHE). These costs consisted of forklift leases and maintenance on equipment less than four years old.[more]

Collaborative Transportation Management Leads To Significant Freight Bill Savings

Challenge: A leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products needs control, scalability and visibility to better manage and measure transportation execution management.[more]

Leading Food Company Achieves Savings By Leveraging Managed Transportation Services

Challenge: A leading supplier and solutions provider to food service, in-store bakery, and retail marketplaces needs centralized control, scalability and visibility into process to better manage and measure transportation execution management.[more]

Cost Savings Through FTZ Services

Challenge: Our customer, a large consumer electronics manufacturer, was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in customs and brokerage fees because they were not benefiting from Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) services. Realizing the great savings potential, our customer shared their need for FTZ services with us.[more]

End-to-End Solution Cuts Costs, Adds Global Supply Chain Efficiencies

Challenge: A leading manufacturer of cell phone accessories was in a crisis. Issues with an overseas partner completely shut down their supply chain. They needed a provider to quickly step in and get shipments moving.[more]

Sweet Pickings:-Manufacturer's Fulfillment and Distribution Operations Symbolize Efficiency and Accuracy

Challenge: The leader in the dark and premium chocolate industry needed to update its manual, paper-based order and fulfillment operation, and "right size" capacity and establish repeatable processes across its distribution center network.[more]

Advanced System for Set Top Boxes Improves Testing Accuracy, Reduces Expenses for Cable Operators

Challenge: Improving the testing process of set top boxes (STB), eliminating subjectivity, reducing human error, and ensuring that customers don't receive bad units, was a challenge facing one tier-one cable provider.[more]

Transition With Surgical Precision: 3PL's Solution Enables Smooth DC Start-ups

Challenge: A medical device company was not meeting inventory and process accuracy goals, and was switching its global systems to SAP. [more]

Client is Floored by Savings & Efficiencies

Challenge: Global flooring company was experiencing growing sales and increased pressure on logistics. Client had manual processes and lacked visibility. Reports showing freight spend were nonexistent. Verifying shipment deliveries became labor intensive. Client needed to become more competitive with their delivered sales pricing.[more]

Confronting the Obstacles to Inbound Management

Challenge: Before 2008, multiple transportation providers handled a solar power manufacturer's global inbound freight, but their growth necessitated a more streamlined process for managing this aspect of their business. Challenges included manual processes, limited visibility to the entire supply chain, and costly expedited shipments.[more]

Helping Three Disjointed Divisions Become One

Challenge: Resulting from significant growth through acquisition, our client, a Specialty Food Sales & Marketing firm, was challenged with consolidating three disjointed divisions. Providing customers with a single point of distribution for all product lines was paramount.[more]

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