Challenge: A company that offers 65,000 products in more than 40,000 stores across 100 countries was seeking more transparency in its supply chain. A recent promotion involved seven stock keeping unit numbers of new products — packaged in 196,000 cartons — which were to be shipped in over 150 ocean containers. The company wanted increased visibility and streamlined communication for a competitive, consistent price.
Solution: FedEx Trade Networks managed ocean freight from China to Los Angeles, drayage from the harbor and all distribution services — while FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight handled the final delivery. The customer also required a UCC128 on each carton for proper scanning in-store. This would allow products to move directly from the vendor in China to stores in the U.S.
Results: The company achieved 99.8-percent on-time delivery to 3,200 stores throughout the U.S.
About the Solution Provider: FedEx Trade Networks integrates international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, order management, trade and customs advisory services and value-added advantages that work together to create comprehensive solutions. Our worldwide network provides optimum flexibility with access to new products and new markets.
Timely, incisive articles delivered directly to your inbox.