DSC Senior VP serves on Transportation Summit panel

Ken Heller, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Excellence, participated as a panelist during the 60th Anniversary Transportation Summit at Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) November 14. 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 Solo improve their export process
Changes in loading and labeling mean greater efficiency and lower costs

The company might be named Solo but it was definitely a duet when Solo partnered with DSC Logistics. DSC created innovative solutions to improve loading and labeling of Solo's international shipments.

DSC's Logistics Center in Mira Loma, California, handled Solo shipments to Starbucks mostly in Japan and Australia. The initial requirement was that pallets could not be double-stacked or exceed 53 inches. This meant that all shipments went out with way too much air, and trailers were under utilized.

DSC worked with Solo and Starbucks to change the loading requirements. Then we could actually build pallets much taller than 53 inches that would ride damage-free and could be off loaded easily on the distant end.

Meanwhile, at our Logistics Center in Arlington, Texas, DSC identified a new method to label consumer product shipped to Mexico. The result: a 92 percent cost savings for Solo.

We know that what seem to be small details can make a big difference.