Challenge: A company looked to identify major cost components associated with a supplier's product pricing. Partnering with its integrated supply chain solutions provider on visibility initiatives, the company collaborated with the supplier and determined that products were shipping from forward storage warehouse locations. The company had no visibility to these underlying logistics costs nor were the warehouse locations optimal for its network. Items were also produced in multiple locations with many inter-plant transfers occurring in the supplier’s network.
Challenge: Inconvenienced by manually intensive processes, this global retailer of handbags and accessories recognized the need to transform its internal and external supply chain processes - facilitating the access of information with strategic trading partners, especially raw material suppliers. The company needed to standardize data management processes associated with material management, BOMs, costing collaboration and supplier allocation.
Challenge: One of America's premier food and agricultural cooperatives wanted to improve inventory visibility and take product shelf life into account. It was not just looking for a software vendor, but for a partner that could help the organization tackle the operational challenges that its current and future activities would bring.
Challenge: This retail company's warehouse stock was rising as stores shifted risk further up the supply chain. The retailer needed to reduce inventory levels and production lead times to better respond to rapidly shifting consumer demand.
Challenge: As with all companies, fraud and information security were top of mind for this major national retailer. To protect its strategic and competitive advantages – and those of its partners – the retailer needed a payment solution that could also safeguard its supply chain.
Challenge: A natural foods distributor had a significant freight spend with specific requirements for each shipment. Because of this and their distribution network, their carrier base was large and consolidated. Each carrier specialized in a certain region of the country, so it was difficult to handle opportunities on a national scale. Because of Veritiv's national footprint, the distributor was interested in partnering with Veritiv™ Logistics Solutions (VLS) for inbound transportation.
Challenge: Transit delays and increased inspections by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) caused supply chain disruptions for a leading essential oils wholesaler. CBP requests for information and action had been received, and there were documentation errors. Customs brokerage fees were costly.
Challenge: After making numerous acquisitions, a large omni-channel retailer and was operating out of three different facilities. The company wanted to reduce costs without compromising service levels.
Challenge: The Liebherr LR11350 is one of the most powerful cranes in existence. To ship this 1,488 ton load from the factory door in Germany, through the Port of Hamburg and to the Port of Mobile, Alabama, every piece had to move together - which ultimately meant a heavy-haul ocean transport.
Challenge: North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of outdoor power equipment replacement parts experienced rapid growth that brought with it myriad challenges: How could the company continually improve to meet service and growth expectations? How could the company increase productivity to feed increasing demand without sacrificing quality?