Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected SwanLeap as a recipient of a 2019 SDCE 100 Award for the company’s success in improving supply chain efficiencies and cutting transportation costs for a leading snack and ingredient nut manufacturer. The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.
SwanLeap executed TMS deployment across four locations with WMS and ERP integration alongside a custom-built dock scheduler in 18 days. The client was utilizing a 3PL and their provided TMS, which was costing them in visibility, control and bloated rates. Additionally, the client only had access to the carrier network provided by the 3PL. As a result of transitioning to SwanLeap’s TMS, the client now has access to SwanLeap’s mode-agnostic carrier network which enables every shipment to be shopped across every mode guaranteeing the best rates in real-time. The client was struggling with dock visibility and carriers not wanting to take loads due to long detention times. SwanLeap custom built a dock scheduling and management tool which surpassed the offering of their previous solution in flexibility and capacity.
By leveraging SwanLeap’s system and services, the client is on track to meet its cost savings goal of $1.25 million. In addition, the client is experiencing the benefits of being known as a “shipper of choice”. By partnering with SwanLeap, the client is now maintaining and exceeding its strict On Time In Full requirements. With SwanLeap’s Lightning Integration, clients can be up and running one day.
“SwanLeap has done an absolutely remarkable job of making a rough, fast-paced transition smooth in comparison to our last transition. We stacked all of the odds against us and pulled it off as a team. Our team says they now have a system better than our previous. This was a great way to start a long-term partnership!
-Client’s VP of Information Systems,
“Every year our list of submissions for the SDCE 100 continues to grow as more companies rely on the expertise of supply management for innovative decision-making. Our winners raise the bar for what is achievable in the supply chain,” says John R. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “With a variety of company sizes and industry sectors represented, our Top 100 are leading examples for how to approach and solve supply chain challenges. Congratulations to our 2019 winners and the projects that delivered greater operational efficiencies and bottom-line results across the supply chain.”
SwanLeap—the No. 1 fastest-growing company on the 2018 Inc. 5000 and the Deloitte North America Technology Fast 500—provides supply chain managers, decision-makers and entire companies with comprehensive, actionable insights into supply chain logistics and costs by generating impactful savings through an artificial intelligence-based recommendation engine, automation, data analysis, consulting and a next-generation transportation management system. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, SwanLeap brings unprecedented clarity and control to a fragmented shipping market through a proprietary machine learning platform that curates cost-effective and personalized supply chain recommendations in real time across all transportation modes to improve connections between sender, receiver and carrier.
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