Automotive

Automotive

Streamlined Supply Chain Challenge: This company’s local drivers and engine plant were located in Milwaukee, WI, while the motorcycles were being built in Kansas City and York, PA. Suppliers had materials for all three locations, and high labor costs and redundant activities were compounded by limited space.

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Aerospace

Across-the-Board Improvement Challenge: In addition to missing end-of-quarter sales goals, receiving time was 24 to 48 hours and on-time order fulfillment was at just 75% of requirements. Specific challenges included a lack of inventory checks and balances in the put-away and pick process, which resulted in missed and crossed shipments; packages not packed to client…

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Hi-Tech

IT

Asset Recovery Challenge: This company’s asset recovery program included enterprise electronics such as desktops, monitors, printers, laptops, copiers, phones, mainframes and cables from business offices, schools, military bases and government facilities. The time-sensitive window, however, was consistently falling outside the required time model by previous forwarder. Visibility inefficiencies created gaps in piece count, which created…

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Energy

Converted to Pull Logistics Challenge: This multiple transportation and logistics vendor that was suffering from limited visibility and communication due to a push logistics model and a PV manufacturer change from DDP to FOB origin. As a result, transportation costs were difficult to measure and control, and they were experiencing numerous project delays.

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Retail

Cleaning Up Inventory and Fulfillment Challenge: This firm was regularly missing its end-of-month and end-of-quarter sales goals due to logistics failures, and on-time order fulfillment was at 75% of requirements. Mach 1’s analysis identified challenges such as poor inventory management, lack of consistent cycle accounts, and no inventory checks and balances in put-away and pick…

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Medical

Delivering Flexibility and Visibility Challenge: This medical device manufacturer had multiple transportation and logistics vendors with limited visibility and information, which created confusion and wasted time. Cargo was being delivered by other carriers to the McAllen cross dock only, rather than to the company’s plant in Reynosa, Mexico. Moreover, the transit schedules for expedited shipments…

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