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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.
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