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Cummins Gains Real-Time Visibility with Logistyx

Cummins Accelerates Shipment Processing, Gains Real-Time Visibility with Logistyx Multi-Carrier Shipping Software

The Challenge

For global shippers like Cummins, managing huge numbers of global and local carriers can be extremely challenging and time consuming. Cummins had difficulty managing carrier information and shipment specifications. Producing shipping labels and transmitting shipping information according to each carrier’s specifications was a complex and time-consuming process. Cummins needed to take control of their shipping, streamline operations and improve warehouse efficiency.

The Solution

Cummins chose Logistyx Technologies’ multi-carrier shipping software to streamline operations. Logistyx software provides real-time production of shipping labels and carrier documents, performs shipment consolidation and freight calculations and produces event tracking data, all of which has helped Cummins.

The Results

  • Process times have been reduced and labeling errors
    rarely occur since introducing real-time label printing.
  • Tracking events are automatically downloaded from
    carrier servers. The Cummins team now have full
    visibility on the latest status of every shipment, which
    allows them to share status information with their
    customers and improve the service they provide to
    them.
  • Cummins has gained the ability to monitor freight costs and
    check the accuracy of carrier freight invoices.
  • Actual freight costs are now added to the sales invoice as a result
    of Logistyx’s real-time freight cost calculations, making invoicing
    a much more efficient process.

Master Lock Cracks the Code with Logistyx TME

Master Lock Cracks the Code with the Logistyx TME Parcel Shipping System Integrated with Blue Yonder (formerly JDA) Warehouse Management

The Challenge

While looking at various parcel shipping software packages with Master Lock, Open Sky Group proposed retrofitting JDA’s (now Blue Yonder) Parcel Handling Integrator (Blue Yonder PHI) to work with Master Lock’s version of Blue Yonder Warehouse Management. This retrofit was essential for Master Lock to continue shipping normally—regardless of the parcel shipping software they chose.

The Solution

Master Lock chose Logistyx Technologies’ Transportation Management Execution (TME) multi-carrier parcel shipping solution and worked with Open Sky Group to retrofit the Blue Yonder PHI to their Blue Yonder Warehouse Management. Using Logistyx TME with Blue Yonder PHI would allow Master Lock to ship to Canada without using a separate system and prepare them for their future WMS upgrade.

The Results

Master Lock was able to seamlessly deliver uninterrupted services to their broad customer base through the partnership with Open Sky Group, Logistyx, and Blue Yonder for the delivery of their parcel solution.

Polishing Delivery Processes with Logistyx TME

“On Trend, On Time” is Gemline’s promise to more than 20,000 corporate customers who rely on the company for the latest in promotional items.

From fine writing instruments to coolers and the latest solar-powered phone chargers, Gemline sources more than 1,000 products for shipment across the US, Canada, EU, and Asia.

The Challenge

To ensure on-time delivery, Gemline turned to Gartner. Gartner analyzed operations and recommended the IFS Business Partner Logistyx Technologies.

Gemline wanted to:
  • Replace its insufficient shipping application and retire its carrier provided systems
  • Implement a more flexible method of onboarding new carrier services to maximize value for customers
  • Reduce labor-intensive shipping processes and streamline export compliance
  • Retain their “bill-as/ship-as” rating process and “blind ship from” requirement

The Solution

Logistyx TME with routing, packing, manifesting and management modules deployed at six-pack stations in one DC.

Logistyx TME Enhances Transportation Planning

PL Developments recovers $1.5 million in transportation savings.

PL Developments (PLD) is a leading manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals and healthcare products serving virtually every major retailer in the U.S. With manufacturing and fulfillment operations encompassing 12 warehouses and 1.2 million sq. ft. of space, PLD was managing transportation planning for 50,000 parcels, LTL and truckload shipments a year on a system it had outgrown.

Business Challenge

PLD’s transportation team was working in a decentralized manner, with carrier routing decisions being made by staff at each of its locations, who were relying on multiple, non-integrated systems to manage their work.

Solution

PLD already implemented Oracle EBS to manage much of its operations, but also chose Oracle OTM for LTL and TL shipments, Logistyx Audit to automate their freight invoices, and the Logistyx TME for their parcel shipping operations. Read this case study to find out how PLD integrated Logistyx shipping software and audit solutions with its Oracle ERP and OTM solutions to create a centralized platform that has dramatically streamlined transportation planning, audit and payment.

Logistyx TME Drives Omni-Channel Experience

Dillard’s keeps pace with significant e-commerce growth and meets increased customer expectations.

Dillard’s Inc. ranks among the nation’s largest fashion apparel, cosmetics and home furnishings retailers with annual sales exceeding $6.5 billion. Dillard’s focuses on delivering maximum fashion and value to their shoppers by offering compelling selections complemented by exceptional customer care.

Business Challenge

Dillard’s currently does a lot of parcel shipping at the store level through their “find program.” This is a program that uses its order management system to locate the exact item a customer desires and ships it from that specific store. All e-commerce orders are shipped from their e-commerce warehouse if inventory is available. If the warehouse doesn’t have the item, Dillard’s turned to a store to meet the customer’s needs. Dillard’s was looking for the ability to integrate their shipping, order fulfillment, and packing process all into one system.

Solution

Dillard’s chose Logistyx Technologies integrated with FedEx shipping functionality to simplify the delivery of items sold across their various channels. The Logistyx TME solution streamlines efficiencies within Dillard’s network by managing and executing their routing guide, including time-in-transit variables, and managing all the FedEx and USPS Carrier Compliance, labels, manifest, and EDI’s.

Benefits

  • Easy customer shipment notifications
  • Freight savings by rating and routing carrier selections
  • Optimize businesses’ transportation performance by providing complete visibility and control for inbound and outbound shipments

Logistyx Helps NFS Meet Shipping Commitments

National Fulfillment Services accommodates high volumes of varying shipment demands and achieves savings across the supply chain.

National Fulfillment Services Case Study by Logistyx TechnologiesNational Fulfillment Services (NFS) is a complete fulfillment services solution that excels in handling warehousing and distribution, customer service, and order processing for B2B and B2C companies. As a distributor of everything from home furnishings, supplements and health care products, NFS has a vast array of inventory, and each client can have specialized delivery service level requirements.

Business Challenge

With customers shipping everything from DVDs to chandeliers, optimizing the shipping lanes to select the fastest most cost-effective way to ship was getting too complex to manage. That’s when Tom Krueger, Vice President of NFS knew he had a problem, and in looking at potential solution providers, identified the following core requirements:

  • Elasticity to modify shipping lanes in an ever-changing environment
  • Compatibility with NFS move to an eVS supplier for the USPS
  • Ability to implement complex business rules
  • Reduction of transportation and labor costs

Solution

NFS chose Logistyx Technologies for the capabilities they needed. Logistyx installed its multi-carrier parcel shipping solution in the company’s Philadelphia-based distribution center, to streamline domestic and international shipping. With the new parcel shipping solution in place, NFS has been able to reduce its labor, material and transportation spend. Contact us today to discuss your upcoming shipping system questions and technology requirements.

Logistyx Improves Store Inventory and Fulfillment

Men’s Wearhouse ships from 1,800 stores and multiple distribution centers to domestic and international destinations.

Business Challenge

The drive to meet consumer demand, balance inventory and optimize fulfillment has pushed e-Commerce delivery from distribution centers to stores. While theoretically advantageous, store-level shipping presents a number of significant challenges: carrier selection is limited, services aren’t supported and rate shopping is near impossible.

Solution

Logistyx solves this problem with Logistyx Transportation Management Execution ™ (TME), a solution that provides stores with instant access to carriers and services that offer the best rates for each particular location. Seamlessly integrated with Manhattan’s Store Inventory and Fulfillment (SI&F) system, the solution supports multi-carrier rate shopping, shipment execution and label generation with accurate charge data, realtime shipment tracking and proof of delivery.

 

Logistyx Reduces Transportation Costs by 18%

MCT Manufacturer optimizes labor and materials, reduces transportation spend, and achieves 18% in overall savings.

Business Challenge

The world’s largest Motion Control Technology & Systems (MCT) manufacturer, needed new logistics technology to streamline and improve its global transportation network. With eight distribution centers and customers in 48 countries, the company chose Logistyx to meet its unique parcel shipping requirements. 

Solution

They implemented Logistyx TME with Oracle OTM with reverse routing, packing, manifesting, and management modules deployed at 10 packing stations in multiple distribution centers. Logistyx was successfully deployed on budget within several months. With Logistyx, the MCT Manufacturer has reduced its overall transportation spend by 18 percent, as a result of streamlining operations, and reducing labor, material, and carrier costs.

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Efficiency and Productivity Gains with Logistyx TME

Xerox syncs carrier data in one system to streamline shipment tracking and improve productivity and customer satisfaction.

Business Challenge

In recent years, the Xerox supply chain changed dramatically. Deliveries made to distribution centers in the past were now made directly to the customer. As a result, the number of addresses increased from several dozen to potentially every address in Europe. Xerox needed a parcel shipping solution that could handle multiple carriers all on one system.

Solution

Xerox selected Logistyx TME to support tariffs, services, and documentation for multiple carriers all in one system. Shipping departments now have access to all carriers from one or more workstations while other departments can access the information remotely. With email notification upon delivery, each department can track its own shipments.

Logistyx TME Streamlines Shipping

Bausch + Lomb standardize distribution – improving end-to-end visibility and saving at least half a day in labor costs every week.

As one of the most highly respected and well-known healthcare brands in the world, Bausch + Lomb needs to ensure the distribution of their products is smooth and seamless to maintain their integrity in the industry and keep their customers happy. However, a complex in-house system combined with huge growth within the organization was making this difficult to achieve. Having developed their own distribution tool in an attempt to streamline the order process, Bausch + Lomb was faced with all sorts of problems soon after implementation.

BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Carrier Management and Compliance – Bausch + Lomb were using 25 different carriers, each with their own different services and types of barcodes, which were not always compatible with Bausch + Lomb’s software. Label maintenance for this large number of carriers was extremely labor-intensive and was costing the company a lot of money. They needed a system that could link all of their carriers and enforce carrier compliance.

Tracking – Before adopting the Logistyx TME solution, Bausch + Lomb had to track thousands of items, all on different carrier sites, every week. This was extremely time-consuming and costly. The system was unable to track orders all the way through the delivery process and Bausch + Lomb couldn’t confidently inform customers of exact delivery times. They needed to streamline their processes so that they could efficiently manage distribution and improve the information flow.

SOLUTION

Logistyx TME for parcel shipping supports the tariffs, services, and special fees for all carriers and links the information so that it is accessible via one system. This eliminates the need to work on different carrier sites and in different languages. Logistyx TME produces all of the appropriate shipping documentation including labels, manifests, and commercial invoices, eliminating manual document production. Logistyx TME reporting capabilities allow Bausch + Lomb to access all of the necessary performance data to provide the right information to the right people when they need it.

RESULTS

Logistyx TME has standardized Bausch + Lomb’s distribution. Operations are much more seamless and efficient. The company has reduced shipping costs while improving shipping visibility. The system:

  • Provides full visibility from order to delivery, all on one platform. This has saved Bausch + Lomb a lot of time, as previously they were tracking orders on each individual carrier site.
  • Helps Bausch + Lomb increase productivity, saving at least half a day in labor costs every week.
  • Provides tracking to provide customers with shipping status updates. As a result, Bausch + Lomb has improved customer satisfaction rates.

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Logistyx TME for Parcel Doubles Shipping Throughput for Lightbulbs.com

Lightbulbs.com easily transitions from six shipping stations to two, despite doubling e-commerce shipping volumes.

Service Lighting and their online superstore, LightBulbs.com, have provided lighting solutions for more than 1 million businesses and homes since 1951. When Paul McLellan, President, launched the company’s online store in 1996, he knew that technology was going to drive the growth of their company. Now, their eCommerce site brings in 80% of their business.

Business Challenge

LightBulbs.com had six shipping workstations, all with standalone, carrier-provided shipping software. The shipping process was cumbersome.

Solution

LightBulbs.com was able to go from six shipping workstations to two stations, combining the Logistyx parcel shipping software, Rice Lake iDim 3D Dimensioning systems, and two Size-IT mobile dimensioning calculators. They gained tremendous efficiency. When sales doubled in their peak season, they were able to handle all of the shipping volume on the two shipping workstations without adding staff.

100% Accuracy Gained with Logistyx Software

Brake Parts streamlines shipping workflows and achieves 0% error rate for order fulfillment.

Brake Parts Inc. manufactures braking systems for the automotive industry and markets its products through a network of auto parts distributors and retailers, and online retailers in the United States and Canada. In addition to selling and shipping thousands of orders a day to multiple channels, Brake Parts also operates a dedicated fulfillment operation exclusively for a large U.S. automaker.

Business Challenge

To cost-effectively meet its diverse customers’ service requirements, the company needed a single shipping software system to handle small parcel, regional and other carriers. Additionally, Brake Parts needed to ensure that it was maintaining high levels of accuracy on every order packed, right down to the line item detail on the order.

Solution

Brake Parts chose Logistyx Technologies’ order packing software, shipping software and Zebra mobile computers to create a tightly integrated solution that meets their order fulfillment quality standards and carrier management goals.

Results

  • Achieved 100% accuracy on all customer orders
  • Met and exceeded large automotive company’s new metrics for line item level order accuracy
  • Automated all carrier routing and shipment documentation
  • Increased efficiency and eliminated manual labor with scan/verify/print solution

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