Case Studies

How We Helped Our Clients Think Logistically

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Case: Solving a Puzzle

An International Company

This global consumer products company breaks down its costs by brand code, and each code is assigned its own profitability margin. The company knew how to determine manufacturing costs by code, but transportation cost was another issue. They had roughly 50,000 individual items that were being shipped to points all around the globe. How could they calculate the specific cost by brand code?

  • Data.
  • Analytics.
  • Visibility.
  • Knowledge.
  • Cost control.

Sheer had the answer. We created a cross-brand code database and input all the data they provided, including brand code, destination, and shipping weight. This tool automatically generates global transportation costs by brand code. Even better, we set it up to work with the client’s SAP enterprise system, feeding data directly into their financial software and producing actual cost to serve metrics. Big data can be overwhelming, unless you know how to use it to win. Sheer helped harness the power of the company’s data for better visibility to every one of the thousands of products they make.

We Cut Costs, Eliminate Waste, and Turn Your Supply Chain Into One of Your Greatest Strengths

To solve today’s complex supply chain network design challenges, you need a smart 3PL with the brainpower to balance analyzing and interpreting raw data with real-world industry knowledge. Sheer Logistics is the supply chain designer that will modernize your supply networks and revolutionize how you do business.

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Case: A Problem of Plenty

A Retail Company

One of our clients had a facility that was so busy that trucks were arriving by the dozens and their loading dock was perpetually jammed. The plant was at maximum production capacity, which caused significant delays for carriers, created congestion, and presented a challenging work environment for drivers and employees. That’s when they called Sheer.

  • Safety.
  • Visibility.
  • Reporting.
  • Tracking.
  • Control.

After conducting a survey of the site, load time per truck, and capacity of the dock, Sheer created a custom Dock Scheduling tool as part of the client’s overall transportation management system. This digital tool included a calendar that accepted appointments from carriers on a schedule that fit the facility’s 24/7/365 operating environment. Greater visibility meant the client was better able to staff for peak times, execute production planning, increase efficiencies, and track both arriving and departing loads. The outcome? A safer workplace operating at peak efficiency and a client in complete control. Sheer is now rolling out this solution in plants nationwide.

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