Solved: Satellite DC Quickly Fulfills Orders – Unyson
Unyson helped a customer simultaneously increase service for time-sensitive shipments while decreasing costs.
One of the main providers of vitamins and minerals, herbal supplements, and weight loss products was looking for a 3PL that could help grow the company’s DC footprint without a brick and mortar building and flex up or down based on demand. The 3PL had to simultaneously increase service for time-sensitive shipments while decreasing costs.
Unyson analyzed the retailer’s network to create a new and innovative solution. Unyson coordinates with the retail client to manage a satellite DC operation in the Pacific Northwest for an average of 50 loads per week. There are several DC locations positioned to fulfill orders to the store locations within one day of orders being submitted. The retailer manages full container freight into the DC, while Unyson manages processing the inventory and fulfilling orders to the stores.
With this solution, Unyson was able to reduce transit times to the store and use the satellite DC to hold just-in-time freight near the end user.
Additionally, the retailer is able to hold a large amount of inventory to supply dense pockets of stores that have no inventory space and are far away from their brick and mortar DCs. This solution provided savings to the client while decreasing transit times.
Additional benefits of the solution included: dedicated account management, inventory reduction, executive reporting, and increased store scheduling accuracy.