Transportation Management System

Customer in the forest products industry used ever-expansive tendering, interactive dock scheduling, and business process automation to improve their bottom line.

THE RESULTS

$3.65MM

Saved $3.65MM through least-cost carrier utilization, carrier diversification, and manual labor reduction.

 

$110/load

Saved $110 per load by utilizing least-cost carriers.

 

77%

Reduced loads subject to detention by 77% within the first month.

 

Business Problem:

  • High distribution costs and lack of visibility
  • Insufficient carrier base to ensure proper load coverage
  • Current process is too labor-intensive

Objectives: 

  • Improve least-cost carrier utilization
  • Gain efficiency and reduce congestion at docks
  • Increase carrier base to maximize capacity
  • Automate business processes

Process:

  • Ever-expansive tendering improves least-cost carrier utilization
  • Interactive dock scheduling that reduces carrier on-site time
  • Automate business processes and allow staff to manage by exception

Results:

  • Least-cost carrier utilization savings of ~$110 per load
  • Reduced loads subject to detention by 77% within the first month
  • Carrier diversification of $450K annually
  • Manual labor reduction of $300K annually

TMS

Overview

Customer in the forest products industry that ships approximately 12,000 truckloads per month.

Challenge

The customer had high distribution costs and lacked complete visibility of supply chain operations and ways to automate business processes.  

Solution

Ever-expansive tendering, interactive dock scheduling, and business process automation.

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