BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GEODIS was a finalist for the 12th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Award presented by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The nominated project, developed by GEODIS in partnership with Emerson Healthcare, is a multi-layered consolidation program that takes an innovative approach to the standard retailer consolidation model.
This inventive multi-layered consolidation is accomplished through Emerson and GEODIS's unique model, which benefit both the retailer and the Emerson client. Emerson customer's orders are consolidated through GEODIS' strategic placement of GEODIS' fulfillment centers, which are in close proximity to its consolidation centers. From these fulfillment centers, GEODIS consolidates the freight of Emerson Healthcare's customers and then further consolidates the LTL shipments with additional GEODIS customers, totaling more than 100 different accounts. Emerson and GEODIS work together to provide the clients visibility throughout the logistics processes, and clients even maintain control of the inventory levels and pricing.
The Freight Consolidation Services offering has helped Emerson and GEODIS provide customers with increased savings, improved retailer compliance, and a decreased carbon footprint. Customers are seeing an average of 10 to 15% savings through this program compared to traditional LTL services.
"We are proud of the teams that have been a part of developing and implementing the Freight Consolidation Services program for Emerson and to be recognized by CSCMP for the project is a major accomplishment," stated Randy Tucker, CEO and President for Contract Logistics at GEODIS in the USA. "Being one of six finalists for the Supply Chain Innovation Award demonstrates our commitment to our clients, which is to continuously innovate in order to help them succeed by overcoming logistical constraints."
About the Award - https://cscmp.org/career/awards/supply-chain-innovation-award
For over 10 years, International supply chain teams have been submitting their cases to the Supply Chain Innovation Award™ for the opportunity to receive recognition and accolades by their industry peers on a global stage. This award program receives around 45-50 submissions each year. A panel of reviewers, consisting of members of CSCMP's Research Strategies Committee (RSC) and the editorial board of SupplyChainBrain, narrow down those submissions to the top innovative teams who then become the finalists at CSCMP's Annual Global Conference.
GEODIS – www.geodis.com
GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and the World. GEODIS, owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level. GEODIS is also listed as a "Leader" in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs. GEODIS' reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers' Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems. In 2015, GEODIS recorded €8 billion in sales.
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