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Streamlining a Global Transportation Network

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Synopsis

Streamline a customer’s global transportation network, while substantially lowering transportation operating costs.

Customer Overview
  • Global science/chemical company with a wide spectrum of innovative products/services.
Challenges
  • Improve transportation performance, while substantially lowering transportation operating costs.
  • Handling hundreds of thousands of shipments annually, approximately 45% are hazardous.
  • Managing a diverse pool of transportation providers
Apl Logistics Solutions
  • Create a Transportation Management program for the customer
  • Implement Oracle Transportation Management System (OTM) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico & China.
  • Implement efficiency improvements and centralized two operation centers, with onsite staff throughout the U.S.
  • Ensure proper handling of hazardous materials with all staff certified under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s training every three years
  • Reduce weekly trucks at a single site from 40 to 18 (using trailer decking)
  • Implement multiple innovative logistics solutions including freight optimization
Benefits
  • Significant savings across multiple modes of transportation resulting in >200% ROI
  • Achieved greater than 96% compliance
  • Single source management of all transportation partners:
    • Pricing
    • Procurement
    • Contracting
    • Reporting
  • Ongoing training for onsite staff
  • More efficient transportation processes resulting in cost savings
  • Reduction of trucks (through use of trailer decking) resulted in a more efficient loading process

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