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DSC leaders to attend GMA/FMI and RILA conferences

Members of DSC’s Business Development and Strategic Partnership teams will attend two upcoming conferences – the Supply Chain Conference, February 22-24 in New Orleans, hosted by Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) joined together as the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA), and the Retail Supply Chain Conference, February 28-March 2 in Dallas, hosted by Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

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1. Going through a merger or an acquisition
2. Starting up a supply chain
3. Outsourcing for the first time
4. Entering a new market or new location
5. Meeting special customer demands
6. Keeping up with business growth
7. Needing faster, more or different information
8. Looking for a broader solution
9. Eliminating inefficiencies
10. Increasing flexibility
 
DSC Health Care Solutions VP to speak at LogiMed in March

Dave Bode, DSC’s Vice President, Health Care Solutions, will present a keynote session on “Critical Medical Device Supply Chain ‘Engines’ for Managing Change” at the LogiMed conference, March 1-3 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans.  more

HOW DSC helped Kimberly-Clark seamlessly integrate a company while streamlining processes
Head to toe supply chain solutions

Kimberly-Clark wanted to provide disposable apparel from head to toe, and newly-acquired Safeskin's latex and synthetic gloves completed the outfit. K-C's supply chain needed adjustments, and Safeskin had to be completely integrated into the K-C account.

DSC Logistics teams collaborated with K-C teams to address any systems issues, streamline processes, incorporate customer requirements and enhance product handling. Our engineering team designed an operational layout that optimized storage and created picking efficiencies with the combined product lines.

Safeskin product was produced and immediately shipped "on hold" from Thailand and Malaysia. Often the product remained "on hold" upon receipt and was subject to FDA inspection once received in our logistics centers. Our expertise in handling this complex hold/release process was critical since it was new to K-C.

We treated this integration as a start-up and allocated management support, operational strength and project planning to make sure the integration was executed flawlessly.