How DSC helped Unilever drive costs out of their supply chain
Finding new ways to help old customers
Yes, some 30-year relationships do grow stale. But, that hasn't happened with the partnership of Unilever Foods North America (UFNA) and their long-term logistics partner, DSC Logistics. Quite the opposite.
In the latest collaboration, when UFNA wanted to lower costs they came to DSC and our huge new future-facing facility in Elwood, IL. After an in-depth study of the types of products and storage requirements, DSC, in collaboration with UFNA, designed a building specifically for UFNA's business, an efficient state-of-the-art distribution center with a number of optimized operating solutions. In the process, UFNA went from approximately 600,000 square feet down to 468,000 square feet of optimized storage and significant savings on fixed storage costs.
In addition to these innovative solutions, DSC and UFNA agreed to extensive logistics center metrics with 16 measurement categories that include productivity, inventory planning, cycle time and financial measurements.
And, the partnership continues with a new seven-year contract.