Automotive/Industrial Case Studies

Fortune 500 Company Consolidates Carrier Choices, Saves Big on Global Transportation

Challenge: Our client is a Fortune 500 company that serves as the world's largest supplier of pumps and systems. With over 40,000 employees in 60 countries, the $10. 9 billion company ships their products worldwide to customers. All company locations had their own decision making ability to choose their own transportation provider. In 2009, there were over 400 freight forwarders used worldwide for ocean and air shipments.[more]

A View to Accuracy: Tools Manufacturer Implements Invaluable Forecasting Solution

Challenge: Our customer manufactures and distributes private label hand tools and related products which are sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, and Pep Boys, among others. In 2009, our customer decided to expand visibility to in-store inventories and improve forecasting and customer service.[more]

Railroad Company Saves Customers Millions in Supply Chain Costs

Challenge: As fuel costs, highway congestion and environmental consciousness skyrocket, building a supply chain network that factors in a variety of transportation modes to minimize costs and carbon footprint is critical.[more]

Integration of Client-Customer Systems Yields Finely-Tuned Replenishment Success

Challenge: A manufacturer of high precision machined components was unable to meet the stocking requirements of their largest customer. Though their customer had placed their supply management system online their constant changing of requirements made it difficult for the company to keep pace. Their first option was to create a series of complex spreadsheets to help manage the data. Unfortunately, that process required nearly two hours a day to prepare and despite their efforts stock-outs increased to nearly 50% of managed SKU's.[more]

Mobile Hydraulics Company Lifts On-Time Order Performance with Demand-Driven Solution

Challenge: When a top-tier mobile hydraulics company engaged DemandPoint, they needed to dramatically improve their on time orders to remain competitive in their market.[more]

Parts Manufacturer Launches New S&OP Process - Growth & Cash Flow Soar

Challenge: Key inventory planning personnel retired from a parts manufacturer for heavy duty vehicles, and the resulting experience/knowledge void led to costly inventory mistakes. Because the company's cash was tied up in the wrong inventory, its ability to stock the needed products was limited. Over two years, the company launched a new S&OP process to correct its inventory and cash problems.[more]

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