Deployment Optimization

Deployment Optimization

One of our clients is a large food company delivering on a DSD basis to grocery chains around the southeast. Their historical deployment strategy had been to centralize and hold inventory, delaying deployment as late as required delivery windows would permit. The...
Unit Values

Unit Values

The unit selling price (USP) for an item is the price paid per unit by a customer for the item.  The unit inventory value (UIV) for a purchased item is the price paid to the supplier for the item including inbound transportation cost. The unit inventory value (UIV)...
Merge-in-Transit

Merge-in-Transit

Merge-in-transit is a supply chain flow strategy made famous by Dell Computer. The basic merge-in-transit concept is to use the transportation function (vs. warehousing) to assemble the components of an order manufactured on demand in disparate locations.  ...
Change Orders

Change Orders

Customers and consumers should be allowed to change orders up until the loading of the order into the transportation container A Container is defined as any conveyance entering the U.S. used for commercial purposes, either full or empty. Includes containers moving...