reduction of total cost of goods sold
cost savings in freight spend
reduction in transit time
A leading solar manufacturer had a complex supplier footprint coming from Asia to the U.S. While still in the early stages, the company utilized a large third-party logistics provider (3PL) to organize shipments, which they did as an LCL (less container load). This proved to be costly, inefficient, and extremely difficult to manage. The company employed Global Sourcing Management to help create and execute a global logistics strategy and manage the 3PL to help ensure stability and scalability during a significant growth period. In the process, we gathered detailed logistic shipping information from each supplier, creating a database for all supplier information. With this information, we designed and optimized an ordering program to help fully utilize shipping containers and consequently reduced shipping cost and increased efficiency.