Sysco Corp. has operated very successfully for many years, distributing $40bn in annually in food and associated products to restaurants, schools and other meal-serving organizations. The company felt that it could do better in terms of logistics, however, and decided to centralize operations that previously were distributed among 70 business units. Masao Nishi describes how Sysco overcame the challenges inherent in this shift and details the savings the company realized from aggregating transportation volume and reducing its carrier base. [Run Time (Min.): 11:43]
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