How DSC helped the Musco Family Olive Company improve service to Wal-Mart and reduce costs through consolidation
Making the MOST of a demanding distribution situation
The Musco Family Olive Co. had always shipped their product from California to many small distribution facilities across the country, but they knew they needed to eliminate the inefficiencies in this system. Plus, their largest customer, Wal-Mart, was increasing the number of orders Musco received and at the same time reducing the size of those orders and causing a shift to less-than-truckload (LTL) deliveries. Musco knew they needed to convert LTL into truckload (TL) deliveries, to gain efficiencies and improve service to Wal-Mart.
And, Musco got what they needed through DSC Logistics' innovative consolidation program, MOST (Multi-vendor Optimization Strategy). Musco olives are shipped via TL and rail to DSC's strategically located MOST facilities throughout the country.
Musco maintains inventory at the MOST centers; we consolidate their orders with the orders of other Wal-Mart vendors and deliver full truckloads to Wal-Mart's regional distribution centers. Musco can depend on a reliable delivery schedule, with LTL deliveries and the inefficiencies associated with them eliminated.