Challenge: A large consumer goods manufacturer performed a strategic network design project to identify considerable savings in transportation costs, warehouse costs and inventory costs by consolidating warehouses. However, the inventory savings assumed full consolidation of inventory at the new warehouses; this was not consistent with the management incentives that were used in the business. An alternative suggestion of separate stocks for each market wiped out a large chunk of savings.
Challenge: One of North America's largest packaged foods producers acquired a major frozen food manufacturer. With fuel costs on the rise, the company needed to re-evaluate their inbound and outbound distribution strategies given the expanded network. Specifically, which DCs should service which customers and what was the optimal quantity and location for DCs and what the fuel cost "tipping point" would be where the optimal network would not be advantageous.
Challenge: A leading manufacturer of home improvement and building products was operating across dozens of brands, in multiple of retailers across the globe. Their logistics network was being operated at an independent level per brand, leaving multiple opportunities for overlap and inefficiency. However, with such a level of complexity, they knew streamlining their network would be a challenge.
Challenge: A major CPG brand needed to consolidate their supply chain to reduce redundancies, such as an overlapping network and shared demand to decrease overall costs, while still delivering products to customers in a timely manner.
Challenge: A large temperature-controlled carrier was looking for a way to send real-time status reports to all members of their supply chain. They were also growing rapidly and needed a solution that was able to on-board trading partners at a much faster rate.
Challenge: This client, a wholesale supplier of entertainment hard goods, flourished in the order fulfillment space despite an atypical distribution model. Various systems, shipping modes, and customer types brought about operational and accounting issues and the need for a powerful enterprise TMS.
Challenge: This client, a premier manufacturer of nutritional supplements for athletes and active-lifestyle individuals, experienced rapid growth that necessitated an automated logistical operation. Manually managing an entire supply chain operation led to numerous inefficiencies and unnecessary costs.
Challenge: This manufacturing client of various food products including cereal, experienced rapid growth in its store-brand foods. A series of acquisitions of independent manufacturing operations meant inefficiencies in supply chain management, particularly in product delivery.
Challenge: A well-known high-tech company got hit hard in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami a few years ago. The disaster not only negatively impacted the company’s financial results, it did extensive longer-term damage that was harder to repair.
Challenge: Recently a well-established European manufacturer of housewares decided to enter the U.S. market. Knowing how important logistics would be to the startup process, their first decision was to select an ideal logistics partner to help develop an entry plan for the American marketplace.