DSC leaders speak to Illinois Tech students about 3PLs

Laura Adams, Senior Director, Supply Chain Solutions, and Joe Napoleon, Senior Analyst, Supply Chain Solutions, recently spoke to students in a graduate class in Supply Chain Management at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech). 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’s VP, Health Care Solutions, speaks at biologistics workshop

Dave Bode, DSC’s VP, Health Care Solutions,
was a speaker and panelist at an Industry Technical Workshop on “BioLogistics in the Changing Healthcare World” at Northwestern University,
April 20.  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.