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?
Challenge: As a quickly growing business, one of the world's largest infrastructure and irrigation equipment providers realized its existing approach to managing freight invoices wasn't keeping up. An entirely manual process – from tearing envelopes to rubber stamping G/L codes – the company was not only wasting valuable time and resources, but encountering costly errors.
Challenge: With a complex mix of products, markets and seasonality, a global outdoor and recreation products company required a global S&OP process and technology platform to enhance the company's ability to sense and respond to changing market conditions.
Challenge: The Operations VP of an oil and pipeline construction company recently admitted there was a time when he wondered if his company's cargo insurance policy was worth it. The company sources goods from around the world, moves cargo by multiple modes and runs a supply chain through some of the world's most high-risk countries. Thanks to meticulous packing and some good luck, they'd had very few supply chain incidents over 11 years. Until one summer. That June, a truckload of welding equipment heading to Moscow caught fire. The $809,000 shipment was a total loss. One month later, a cargo ship carrying two of the company's containers, worth $150,000, caught fire. Those containers were also a total loss.
Challenge: When this automotive OEM upgraded the warehouse management system for its largest distribution facility, it knew a better way to manage handheld equipment was needed. There was no way to track equipment and no employee accountability. Scanners were being hidden, lost and damaged almost daily. The cost of managing this valuable equipment increased as productivity decreased.
Challenge: Prior to a WMS Go Live, a power equipment manufacturer wanted to stress test new servers to ensure additional load would not impact operations. Time-strapped, they turned to us to develop a test strategy to emulate 300 RF devices simultaneously working in the WMS.
Challenge: A large automotive manufacturer with a complex matrix of products, carriers and customer preferences often found themselves limited to a single carrier for LTL shipments because they did not have an expedient way to source the most economical carrier, which would also satisfy their customers' specific requirements. The client needed a flexible shipping solution that would accommodate all types of shipments within a single system.