DSC to attend CSCMP global conference, present Thinkers and Movers Award

Members of DSC’s management team will attend the Annual Global Conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) in San Antonio, September 21-24. They will join other supply chain practitioners, academics and service providers at the 2014 event, “Cornerstones & Connections.” 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. Scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 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

Extensive planning and coordination to flex labor and space
How DSC helped Sara Lee Branded Apparel meet peak seasonal demand

To meet the demands of selling seasonal sportswear (sweats and shorts) to mass merchants, Sara Lee decided it made sense to outsource. They wanted to focus on their core weekly replenishment, and not on ramping up temporary capacity to meet seasonal demands. Plus, Sara Lee knew they could rely on the ability of logistics partner, DSC Logistics, to provide the extensive planning and coordination required to flex labor and space.

The tight three-month shipping season's demands required advance production. Sara Lee made and held inventory for fall shipments in late August through November. Spring shipments started in January and extended through April. Both seasons kicked off with an initial store set scheduled to arrive floor-ready, simultaneously at 3500 plus stores with a non-negotiable in-store date.

DSC managed the inventory, assembled the floor-ready store sets and shipped to meet the merchant required arrive-by date. DSC's operation provided counter seasonal balance that allowed Sara Lee to pay only for space and labor used.