DSC hosts Collaborative Transportation Conference for key customers

DSC Logistics’ Transportation Management team and key DSC customers met to learn from one another and brainstorm ideas for improving Collaborative Transportation at a conference held at DSC’s Corporate Meeting Center in September. more

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 team develops webinar for medical device executives responsible for Supply Chain

“Value Creation in the Medical Device Supply Chain” is the subject of a complimentary interactive webinar developed by DSC’s Health Care team in partnership with Xtalks. The webinar will review practical strategies, solutions and examples for keeping medical device supply chains responsive, aligned and optimized for the changing health care landscape. Through case studies, DSC Health Care team members will discuss best practice supply chain solutions that deliver sustainable value in achieving growth, cost reduction and service goals.  more

How DSC helped a leading consumer products company bring discipline into their transportation network
Consistent rules and processes ease transition

A leading consumer products company knew their network was in disarray; contracts were sketchy or non-existent, freight bills weren't being audited, costs were high. But still, the carriers were familiar with the business and had been operating with the company for a long time. So, change seemed risky...and, frankly, a little scary.

But, not to worry. The company's partner, DSC Logistics, managed the change for them, eliminating their fear. As DSC took over the network, initially we kept current carrier contracts in place, applying our high standards and following our set of consistent rules and processes. In time, we replaced poor performers, bid out business and replaced high-cost carriers with high-service low-cost carriers. Because we have long-standing partnerships with hundreds of carriers, implementing carriers into new business like this company's is relatively easy.

The net result for the company? Consistent performers, consistent standards and measures, better service, higher performance levels and lower cost. And, because the transition was spread out over time: minimal disruption.