Trek needed a unified platform for visibility into its supply chain milestone activities to combat high demurrage and detention fees, according to Roger Gierhart, vice president of supply chain at Trek Bikes. Companies routinely incur these fees when they are unable to carefully monitor cargo arrival or in-transit cycle times.
"Trek looks forward to reducing reliance on expedited courier shipments, lowering freight expenses, and reducing manual efforts, while more effectively managing landed costs through its partnership with Amber Road," said Gierhart.
Trek anticipates improved supplier productivity, coordination and management of confirmed orders throughout the purchasing cycle with Amber Road's supplier portal, says Gierhart. With increased supply chain visibility, the company expects to lower expedited freight costs, minimize in-transit inventories, reduce detention and demurrage costs, and shorten transit times. By centralizing ocean rate procurement, Trek can easily comparison shop, gaining control of air and ocean freight costs as well as allowing for order and container consolidation.
Trek bicycles and cycling products are sold through 5,000 independently-owned retail locations in more than 90 countries across North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Source: Amber Road
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