Challenge: A natural foods distributor had a significant freight spend with specific requirements for each shipment. Because of this and their distribution network, their carrier base was large and consolidated. Each carrier specialized in a certain region of the country, so it was difficult to handle opportunities on a national scale. Because of Veritiv's national footprint, the distributor was interested in partnering with Veritiv™ Logistics Solutions (VLS) for inbound transportation.
Solution: For VLS, the key was leveraging and growing carrier relations in their regions. Once the carriers were contracted, Veritiv was able to provide national capacity for lanes where assistance was needed.
Results: Because of Veritiv's ability to source nationwide, the distributor was able to save on their freight spend and consolidate their carrier base. Veritiv's relationship with the distributor has grown into a partnership since this challenge – we now help with process optimization in their transportation department.
About the Solution Provider: Veritiv™ Corporation (NYSE: VRTV) is a North American leader in business-to-business distribution. A FORTUNE 500® company, Veritiv provides logistics and supply chain management solutions, packaging, facility solutions, print and publishing products and services.