Case Study: (DACOR) Consolidation

Posted on 3, Jan | Posted by David Maxfield

They cut inventory requirements by 7 days, AND saved $120,000 per year on freight in the process.

Consolidation of shipments from multiple sources for delivery at one time saves money on freight, and smoothes the supply chain.

Dacor Corporation has two manufacturing plants in Southern CA, and utilizes several parts vendors located in the East and Central States. Dacor’s problem was that its vendors shipped parts as they were ordered, creating a constant flow of various parts arriving in CA on different days. Not only did this method of LTL shipping cost too much, but they were also experiencing damage. Additionally, the receiving dock was congested, and the manufacturing plant could never count on receiving what it needed at the right time. Parts had to be ordered at least two weeks in advance.

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Case Study: PANASONIC

Posted on 3, Jan | Posted by David Maxfield

Over $14,000 in savings on expedited freight the first week alone.

Just-In-Time Inventory Delivered For 80% Less.

Yes, it’s true. Panasonic was behind schedule on delivery of urgently needed air conditioning units. When an ocean container cleared customs in Long Beach, CA, Panasonic would pay as much as $18,000 to ship the entire contents by air to Texas.

When another client referred Panasonic to us, they were simply looking for better airfreight rates. We provided them, but we also asked Panasonic a question: What if we shipped just enough units by next-day air to get them through production until we could deliver the balance by truck?

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Case Study: (Monier) ST/LT Distribution

Posted on 3, Jan | Posted by David Maxfield

How one company reduced their cost of materials and achieved Just In Time delivery from a plant located half way around the world.

One of our long time customers found a new source for raw materials in China. They were able to give a much better price, by producing large quantities, at off peak production times. However, neither the vendor nor our customer had space to store it.

We arranged to receive all of the product at one time and hold it for them. Then we deliver the quantities they need just in time for production.

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