Situation: Warehousing & Fulfillment

Industry: Adult Beverage

Challenge

This adult beverage company found that its merchandising budget was taking a hit due to excessive freight charges, which is a non-value-added expense. The company asked IMS to find ways to minimize shipments to reduce these freight costs.

Solution

At IMS, our fulfillment centers use data from our industry-leading IT system that enable us to maximize the use of consolidated shipments. We combined “push” orders from their corporate office as well as other orders that accumulated during that time frame. We picked, kitted, and shipped those orders in a single shipment, greatly saving this client money on freight and shipping.

Results

  • Reduced shipments by 60 percent in a single year

  • The consolidated shipping improved merchandising compliance and use at retail because the retailers were able to expect and plan for these materials on an on-going basis