GE recently launched its in-house SmartHQ Solutions suite. The SmartHQ Distribution module uses big data and smart warehouse technology to track real-time traffic, reduce product handling, and improve on-time delivery.
Timely deliveries are critical for Tacony, a manufacturer and distributor of sewing and floor care products. Learn how the family-owned company cut costs, streamlined transportation, and boosted service levels by collaborating with Sunset Transportation.
Molson Coors Beverage Company relies on Echo Global Logistics to simplify its transportation management processes.
Chemical company BASF Corp. improves real-time visibility of its transportation operations and moves towards predictive supply chain activities with Transplace and Descartes’ MacroPoint solutions.
Material Bank connects interior designers and architects with material manufacturers by streamlining the complex sampling process with the made4net’s warehouse management solution.
When Newell Brands Inc. experienced truckload loading issues, costly shipping and driver detention rates, transportation inefficiencies, and a lack of electronic logging device (ELD) data analysis it turned to Echo Global Logistics Inc.
Aurora Plastics automates resin off-loading process and avoids costly inventory and quality management errors with RFID reader hardware from Janam Technologies and customized software applications from Quest Integrated Solutions.
Food services distributor Golden State Foods found the cold chain performance monitoring capabilities it needed to meet customer compliance requirements from fleet management solutions provider Coretex.
Faced with rapidly-accelerating demand for its products, skin care company Rodan + Fields, an e-commerce merchant, chooses a distribution solution that includes a new location and automation.
Even after adding a third production shift to its foundry, Lodge Manufacturing Company couldn’t manufacture enough cast-iron cookware to fill orders. To meet demand, the family-owned business in southern Tennessee invested $85 million in a second foundry, a modern 212,000-square-foot distribution center, and the company’s first warehouse management system, mobe3 from EVS.
A 3PL's cold call leads to a cool technology solution that streamlines processes and minimizes service disruptions
Church’s chicken was in the market to lower packaging material costs so they partnered with a food packaging specialist for a more cost effective solution.
Partnering with a third-party logistics company enabled to Velour Imports to sell regional products on a global scale.
When Jel Sert needed to improve on the half-pallets it was using to deliver product displays for in-store promotions, CHEP developed a better solution.
With a pull instead of a push replenishment strategy, golf ball maker Acushnet increased supply chain efficiency.
Elaine S. Silver
Agilent Technologies, a global high tech life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical company applies sophisticated scientific methods provided by CorpU to implement sweeping new order fulfillment and supply chain strategies. Using the CorpU platform, and its precision tools, procedures and metrics for both engaging and educating employees, Agilent's transition from design to implementation for new supply chain plans was reduced from months to just 10 days.
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A North Carolina hospital improves patient care by prescribing a lean and healthy supply chain.
Ariens' tailored transportation planning solution from Redwood Logistics has led to efficiency gains, delivery improvements, increased visibility and cost reductions.
Bedoukian Research improves forecasting, demand planning, inventory management, and logistics processes with the help of Smart Software.
Contract manufacturer Apex International had seen its growth halt as it struggled to deliver products on time and provide sufficient quality control. With the help of Simpler Consulting, Apex adopted Lean management principles to transform its culture and return the company to a path of growth.
EM Cosmetics brings its products to the global market through the use of international shipping and package consolidator MyUS.com.
Nutrabolt’s rapid growth created several logistics challenges, including processing orders efficiently and quickly; absorbing dramatic swings in order volumes to support promotional campaigns; and providing omni-channel fulfillment through a single warehouse. A third-party logistics partnership with Kane Is Able helped Nutrabolt meet these challenges.
When BaubleBar saw the untapped potential of the international market, they tapped an parcel shipping partner to help them succeed.
When Ocean Spray wanted to reduce its carbon footprint, they found the answers they were looking for from an MBA student.
Tired of relying on e-mail blasts to place freight, L.B. Foster ups its game with a third-party solution that has transformed the enterprise.
Intertape Polymer Group outsourced transportation to gain control of its diverse product line and protect profit margins.
TAJ Flooring used a transportation management system to improve shipment and freight spend visibility.
Pepsi Logistics Company Inc. automates the creation and delivery of carrier and shipper invoices.
SilverStaff, a medical testing lab, used a Web-based portal to improve shipment visibility of inbound specimens.
Special print production needs prompted DC Comics to seek an overseas partner and rework its logistics.
Delivering temperature-sensitive flu vaccines to Laos required climate-controlled transport and impeccable timing.
Exporter Anderson Hay & Grain saved on transport costs by installing trailer side skirts that boost fuel efficiency.
By switching to lighter-weight containers and consolidating inbound shipments, construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar cut both carbon emissions and costs.
Peruvian supermarket chain drives DC network realignment with a new cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) warehouse management system (WMS).
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Mexico-based automotive glassmaker Vitro Automotive opened a distribution center in the United States to serve Detroit automakers just-in-time requirements. Its long-time logistics service provider Evans Distribution Systems staffed the new DC for Vitro to ensure a quality workforce.
Electronics manufacturer Siemens switches from air freight to over-the-road transport for cross-border shipments from Mexico to the United States and Canada, cutting 35 percent from its transportation costs thanks to CFI Logistica.
Moving wind energy components requires considerable planning efforts and expense. Wind equipment manufacturer enXco Inc. tackles the challenge of transporting turbines and towers via truck and barge.
By helping tire importer TBC Corporation convert its inbound transportation to free-on-board (FOB) terms and control freight costs, American Global Logistics rolled out a supply chain transformation.
Plumbing fixture manufacturer TOTO Global Group’s U.S. division tapped third-party logistics provider Transplace to benchmark its truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal freight spend.
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CSA 2010 regulations inspire global cosmetics company L’Oreal USA to create a qualification program that holds its fleet of 80 carriers to higher safety standards.
Perry A. Trunick
A new inbound/outbound logistics operations solution helps pizza chain Papa John's handle rapid expansion.
Vehicle glass manufacturer Safelite increased distribution efficiency, enhanced customer service, and lowered costs by transforming its supply chain.
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Colgate took more than four million miles out of its network while handling five percent more cases of product – and even managed to cut logistics costs, sharing the savings with customers and suppliers.
For pet supply retailer PETCO, honoring its commitment to superior customer service meant finding a loyal logistics partner.
Dannon's network design provides flexibility and speed to serve customers quickly, reduces transport time and costs, and delivers on the company's sustainability initiatives, while ensuring product freshness.
Nonprofit organization MedShare distributes recovered medical supplies to the places of greatest need.
A precise temperature-controlled packing and shipping procedure helps Advanced BioHealing ensure its biomedical product's safety and integrity.
Online haberdasher Bonobos relies on its third-party fulfillment partner, Quiet Logistics, which operates warehousing facilities with Kiva's robotics materials handling solution.
Linking bar-coded pharmaceuticals and electronic patient records using Zebra Technologies solutions helps the Sisters of Mercy Health System streamline supply chain operations.
Canadian office supply retailer Grand & Toy sells 48-hour delivery as a sustainable go-to-market philosophy. And customers are buying it.
A food distributor's new technology serves up its broker's freshest rate quotes, without the need for phone calls or emails.
Poultry distributor Simmons Foods is clucking over its remote monitoring solution that helps prevent costly spoiled food loads.
Robots do the heavy lifting at Staples' Denver distribution center, and they never call out sick.
Urban Outfitters struts its stuff through aggressive growth, a unique customer perspective, and a supply chain that pulls it all together.
Thanks to new pedigree technology, pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers no longer find establishing chain of custody a bitter pill to swallow.
To get its potato products from the freezer to the fryer more effectively, food distributor Martin-Brower migrates to rail shipping. The cost savings are gravy.
Big Lots nets bigger savings and biggest efficiencies by optimizing less-than-truckload shipments.
Hankook Tire is on a roll, finding help to complete the final leg of its global supply chain.
The world's largest appliance manufacturer sets sail with a new tool to coordinate and optimize ocean freight transportation services.
Amcor PET's peeve was inaccurate data on inbound rail shipments. A new automated tracking/tracing system got the company back on track.
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To sweeten operations at its sales fulfillment warehouse, Hershey's turns to Six Sigma. Using the rigorous process analysis methodology, the facility improves productivity and throughput while cutting labor costs.
Hammered by pressure from Home Depot, cabinet maker Mill's Pride overhauls its logistics strategy, and shuts the door on untimely deliveries and customer complaints.
When automaker Mitsubishi Motors began buying directly from steel mills, a logistics challenge loomed. It found a metals specialist to keep the coils rolling.
Freed from its corporate parent, orange beverage maker Sunny Delight forms a 3PL partnership to juice up its supply chain.
Chemical manufacturer Degussa cements its partnership with a bulk transport provider so it can focus on its core business, meet safety requirements, reduce billing cycle time, and improve customer service.
By moving from piecemeal to pool distribution, perishable foods provider Chef Solutions cuts costs and boosts customer satisfaction.
A timely IT revamp keeps operations blazing for custom rubber maker CGR Products after a fire knocks out its manufacturing plant.
Installing creme-of-the-crop technology helps a Dunkin' Donuts regional distribution center brew up transportation and delivery efficiencies.
A CSX-GATX joint initiative helpsbulk liquid shippers realize economies of rail.
A small business ERP system from American Express helps handbag retailer Yak Pak pack a punch with customers, retailers,suppliers, and employees.
By partnering with a regional LTL carrier that understood its goals, needs, and challenges, NCH Corporation achieved elevated service levels, decreased costs, and increased efficiency.
Fueled by increasing customer and vendor requirements and a major acquisition, King Par finds a DMS that fits its needs to a tee.
A wireless fleet tracking system helps put Benson Tank Lines in the driver's seat.
Why settle for overnight if you can ship a package same day? That's the question delivery companies such as Ensenda are taking to prospective customers.
A new cross-border compliance initiative helps smaller shippers become more proficient supply chain partners.
Florida East Coast Railways leverages its intermodal assets to provide a tailored solution for BJ's Wholesale Club
OshKosh B'Gosh tries on a 3PL partner to better manage its global inbound flow.
TBI, a non-profit network of eye and tissue donor banks, relies on supply chain management to expedite time- and temperature-sensitive shipments to doctors and hospitals worldwide.
Seeking a carrier to serve its LTL customers in the west, Fujifilm sought a partner that could see the larger supply chain picture.
DuPont's TransOval web portal is primed to take globalization to a whole new sphere, with help from G-Log's GC3.
To better manage and share information among business partners and customers, Freightliner makes tracks to a web-based collaborative and integrated IT network.
Striving to stay competitive despite lower operational costs, St. Lawrence Cement Company turns to a web portal to facilitate order processing and delivery.
By partnering with a 3PL, Lucent moves inventory closer to its end consumers, reduces inventory-carrying costs, and better manages product flow.
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Measuring transportation performance is a critical link in Joann Stores' supply chain strategy.
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