A national beverage company was struggling to understand how to best expand its Multi-Region footprint. Mergers, along with continual organic growth, led to uneven shipment volumes which caused staffing and warehouse space abundance on some days and shortages on others. The company’s customer wholesalers were frustrated because of constant work to balance inbound loads against consumer needs, all while managing expiration dates. Seasonality was an area of focus that needed to be top of mind as nearly half of the company’s annual volume moves happen over a four-month period. All combined, this resulted in:
Schneider Logistics worked with the shipper to uncover root causes and identify key metrics that were crucial to drive success. Particularly, placing focus on the appropriate balance of service and cost. Schneider’s supply chain engineers were able to identify optimization opportunities which included:
Schneider’s optimization model successfully dropped the customer’s transportation costs, while simultaneously freeing up its Operations, Customer Service, Sales and Finance employees to focus on top line growth.
Post-implementation, Schneider maintained close communication to monitor the ongoing success. Efficient execution and change management has ensured that total savings were above plan three and six months beyond implementation.
Schneider’s network engineering and optimization expertise has been proven time after time, in industry after industry. When you need smart solutions for complex challenges in your supply chain, contact Schneider.
Published September 2016
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