We have been working with this large clothing retailer since 2009 in various areas of its supply chain, including contract optimization projects that significantly reduced transportation costs in the following areas:
- LTL (Less-Than-Truckload): We negotiated a 40% reduction on this multimillion-dollar budget through a formal bid process.
- Small Parcel: We negotiated a 12% reduction on this $8M segment of their business.
- Retail Store Replenishment: We assisted our client in the development of a weekly retail replenishment program, and managed the entire bid process, which resulted in a 28% savings.
- Customized Returns Program: We saw the opportunity to create efficiencies for our client by developing a customized “shipment returns program” that lowered costs by over 10% and dramatically improved our client’s visibility to the process. This solution enabled our client to issue credits to their customers within 48 hours as compared to 4+ weeks previously.