A major American grocery chain with over 2,500 stores nationwide
The client was experiencing high transportation costs even though their route efficiency and truck utilization was low. They wanted to optimize delivery schedules to streamline routes for their different stores while still allowing for cross docking of commodity products.
Our team conducted interviews with a team of stakeholders and subject matter experts. Using data provided by the organization as well as visiting the company’s distribution centers, our team was able to implement 8 different pilot tests that gave the client a better understanding of the interactions and dynamics at play. Additional long-term improvement opportunities were identified:
Our client realized immediate financial benefits as well as several long-term organizational benefits including: