Improving Lead Times and Ensuring Asap Delivery for a Swiss Dairy Manufacturing Unit
A prominent Swiss based dairy industry in Europe dealing with perishable products was looking for asap, on time shipping across its neighbouring market places to meet the ever-increasing consumer expectations on freshly processed foods that demanded much less farm-to fork times.
We were tasked with the job of ensuring deliveries as fast as possible in most safe and suitable conditions for the transit of dairy and dairy products. Additionally, asked to handle the supply chain management for these time-sensitive inventory with shorter shelf life.
Our cross-docking services ensured that we wasted little time during the movement of goods from incoming trucks and loading them to the outbound trucks directly without having to store them in between. Evidently, this resulted in increased operational efficiency. It ultimately helped the perishable dairy items arrive at a much faster rate at the retailers’ locations with a reasonable shelf life remaining. On top of this, our refrigerated trucks facilitated safe and temperature-controlled logistics solutions for the dairy products manufacturer.
With the help of our cross-docking and refrigerated trucks, the dairy manufacturer never suffered logistics delays and it also helped in improving the shelf life of the inventory transported, which in the end allowed the business to gain a significant increase in its customer base.
Staying ahead of the game with end-to-end transport visibility
A key player among European food and beverage industry with various units in the EU wanted to improve visibility in transport operations, reduce costs, increased customer satisfaction for the overall growth of the business.
With plenty of business units managing daily operations, it led to many challenges in form of inconsistent price levels and lack of real-time visibility across the supply chain. Therefore, the company approached us to make serious efforts to streamline transportation with end-to-end movement visibility.
Our plan of actions consisted improving visibility through live tracking of vehicles with the help of fail-safe ingenious technology. Also, we have relied on predictive ETA for most accurate estimated time of arrival to optimise and improve operational efficiency in its various units across the countries in the EU.
Facilitated data-driven decision making through predictive ETA analysis and real time visibility. Also helped in providing complete overview of the entire transports, it enabled optimisation of transports across the neighbouring units easily. The analytics and reporting helped to get a clear picture on career performance and service quality. Use of technology reduced any delays in process execution and helped in finding practical solutions during times of deviations from what was expected. Efficient utilisation of transport facilities reduced the rising costs in this area and improved service levels, career efficiency, performance and subsequently the business units enjoyed cost reductions as well.
Transport Management Software facilitated Time and Cost Savings
A leading pharmaceutical company with complex supply chains, wanted to have route consolidation and cost optimisation on shipping group orders. The company wanted to streamline its shipping process to save time and cost.
With large supply chains, order and route optimisation was a challenge and drained significant amount of money too. Finding the shortest and cost-effective routes with delivery time schedules in mind was the priority concern.
With the help of our Transport Management System (TMS), we had implemented order and route optimisation by checking the shipment’s location and also analyzed the possible risks. Through reporting and analytics, we wanted our customer to leverage on the opportunities for cost reduction which invariably opened up from the use of predictive analytics, improved visibility and better control.
Our TMS software facilitating easy integration with the company’s ERP system helped in witnessing increased efficiency in operations in terms of transportation management allowing route optimisation and subsequently reduced the time and cost factor involved. The integrations allowed information pertaining to order details flow directly from ERP to the TMS and also from TMS to ERP system. The TMS working in tandem with warehouse management software helped charge reasonable price on shipments automatically among carriers that met our customer’s delivery needs, on all modes of ground transportation.