Challenge: A national retail chain wanted to work with fewer, strategically chosen 3PL partners. For a busy cross-dock facility, the company transitioned the business to Kane Is Able (KANE), which also operates cross docks for the retailer in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Ohio.
Challenge: A top-tier athletic footwear brand needed to gain quicker access to supplier information and share purchase order information with several hundred vendors and factories. The company was relying on manually intensive methods, with high error rates and long cycle times.
Challenge: Handling multimodal logistics over a period of rapid growth with spreadsheets and whiteboards. That was the challenge that faced an American crude oil logistics company in 2012, when it grew 10-fold in just six months. It needed a planning solution that could handle the complexities of multimodal logistics, and fast.
Challenge: A large oil and gas corporation required a U.S. Customs broker to facilitate the clearance of 60,000 annual entries via rail and truck from Canada to the U.S. The company's complex supply chain included 12 different scenarios involving multiple locations, carriers, commodities, processes, and technology platforms. The customer sought a partner who would reduce manual entry processes, ensure Customs compliance, and streamline communication flow.
Challenge: Seven factories, seven different scheduling systems with no SAP integration. That was the challenge facing one of the world's largest manufacturers of powder coatings. The company suffered high inventory levels, sub-optimal utilization of plants, and inconsistent service levels.
Challenge: DMLogic was challenged by a major pharmaceutical manufacturer to help change the delivery model of their seasonal flu vaccine from wholesale's distribution to direct shipments to physicians' offices and retail outlets. The impact was to radically change their shipping operations from 500 cases to 30,000 individual doses per week.
Challenge: Our company faced a quality issue originating during our sub-assembly of headliners for a major customer, a Fortune 100 automotive OEM. Strands of the glue used to affix wiring harnesses and other parts to headliners' C-surfaces were ending up on their A-surfaces as well and were not detected in the QA process. The problem was discovered after finished headliners were installed on vehicles. We needed to make detection easier and meet production cycle times and quality standards.
Challenge: A Fortune 100 agricultural-equipment manufacturer had high labor costs and turnover rates. Other issues included: excessive material handling equipment; no inbound scheduling procedure; lack of visibility; excessive trailer pool; the absence of a tracking software. The manufacturer turned to us to resolve these issues.
Challenge: Even though growth was on the fast track for one of the largest domestic foodservice providers, they were still hampered by supply chain visibility and accuracy challenges. Without visibility, they had no way of knowing how truckload orders were impacting their entire supply chain, leading to increased costs. The company was also facing substantial increases in commodity prices, fuel and the minimum wage - critical elements in the food and restaurant industries. Complicating those challenges were ongoing limited-time promotions, which require immediate responses to spikes in demand.
Challenge: Many companies have a variety of distribution centers or warehouses within their own networks and extended networks. For some of these, the scale of operations, functionality requirements or available resources may not justify using a traditional WMS, yet a subset of capabilities would enhance proficiency and control.