DSC leads Sourcing & Supplier Management Track at CSCMP

Kevin Coleman, DSC’s VP, Customer Solutions, is chairing the Sourcing and Supplier Management track at the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), September 24-27, in San Diego.

Kevin has worked with co-chair Kelly Marie Halloran, Licensed Customs Broker, North America Logistics Group Leader, Amway, to build the track’s six sessions exploring how leading procurement organizations are collaborating across internal and external organizations to achieve business objectives.


1. Going through a merger or an acquisition
2. Starting up a supply chain
3. Outsourcing for the first time
4. Entering a new market or new location
5. Meeting special customer demands
6. Keeping up with business growth
7. Needing faster, more or different information
8. Looking for a broader solution
9. Eliminating inefficiencies
10. Increasing flexibility
Fall 2015 marks an exciting period of industry involvement for DSC Health Care as our leaders participate in three major events

Fall 2015 marks an exciting period of industry involvement for DSC Health Care as our leaders participate in three major events: LogiPharma Conference (September 27 – 29, Princeton, NJ), presentation of the 2015 Thinkers & Movers Award to two health care leaders (September 28, San Diego, CA), and the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference (October 12 - 13, Chicago, IL).  more

Extensive planning and coordination to flex labor and space
How DSC helped Sara Lee Branded Apparel meet peak seasonal demand

To meet the demands of selling seasonal sportswear (sweats and shorts) to mass merchants, Sara Lee decided it made sense to outsource. They wanted to focus on their core weekly replenishment, and not on ramping up temporary capacity to meet seasonal demands. Plus, Sara Lee knew they could rely on the ability of logistics partner, DSC Logistics, to provide the extensive planning and coordination required to flex labor and space.

The tight three-month shipping season's demands required advance production. Sara Lee made and held inventory for fall shipments in late August through November. Spring shipments started in January and extended through April. Both seasons kicked off with an initial store set scheduled to arrive floor-ready, simultaneously at 3500 plus stores with a non-negotiable in-store date.

DSC managed the inventory, assembled the floor-ready store sets and shipped to meet the merchant required arrive-by date. DSC's operation provided counter seasonal balance that allowed Sara Lee to pay only for space and labor used.