DSC's Senior Director of Engineering will speak at Supply Chain Summit

DSC’s Jim Chamberlain, Senior Director, Industrial Engineering and Continual Improvement, will speak at the Third Annual Chicago Supply Chain Summit at The Supply and Value Chain Center at Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, October 30. more

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
DSC Health Care team develops webinar for medical device executives responsible for Supply Chain

“Value Creation in the Medical Device Supply Chain” is the subject of a complimentary interactive webinar developed by DSC’s Health Care team in partnership with Xtalks. The webinar will review practical strategies, solutions and examples for keeping medical device supply chains responsive, aligned and optimized for the changing health care landscape. Through case studies, DSC Health Care team members will discuss best practice supply chain solutions that deliver sustainable value in achieving growth, cost reduction and service goals.  more

How DSC helped Unilever drive costs out of their supply chain
Finding new ways to help old customers

Yes, some 30-year relationships do grow stale. But, that hasn't happened with the partnership of Unilever Foods North America (UFNA) and their long-term logistics partner, DSC Logistics. Quite the opposite.

In the latest collaboration, when UFNA wanted to lower costs they came to DSC and our huge new future-facing facility in Elwood, IL. After an in-depth study of the types of products and storage requirements, DSC, in collaboration with UFNA, designed a building specifically for UFNA's business, an efficient state-of-the-art distribution center with a number of optimized operating solutions. In the process, UFNA went from approximately 600,000 square feet down to 468,000 square feet of optimized storage and significant savings on fixed storage costs.

In addition to these innovative solutions, DSC and UFNA agreed to extensive logistics center metrics with 16 measurement categories that include productivity, inventory planning, cycle time and financial measurements.

And, the partnership continues with a new seven-year contract.