A leading specialty food and beverage manufacturer, distributor and retailer engaged A&M to identify opportunities to reduce their increasing supply chain costs.
A&M strategically sourced freight and small parcel and re-specified a high-cost priority air freight service. The result was a 35% reduction in addressable spend. Three years later, the company had doubled in size, and the logistics and distribution operating model could not scale effectively in terms of service level or cost. A&M and the client worked collaboratively to develop a national and regional carrier strategy by converting the current LTL delivery model to a hub-and-spoke model to optimize transportation modes producing over 15% cost reduction across the entire network while maintaining current service levels.
Additionally, A&M developed a plan for a second production facility to support expansion to East Coast markets and an evaluation of outsourcing internal warehousing and distribution operations.