Our MOST (Multi-Vendor Optimization Strategy) consolidation service has enabled DSC to become a recommended provider in Wal-Mart’s Remix program. With DSC’s MOST, Wal-Mart vendors can tap into one of the most innovative and efficient consolidation programs in the industry.
Because the Remix program increases the number of orders received by vendors and at the same time reduces the size of those orders, causing a shift to less-than-truckload (LTL) deliveries, vendors need to convert LTL to truckload (TL) deliveries to gain efficiencies and improve service to Wal-Mart. DSC provides this consolidation service at five MOST centers across the country.
The MOST consolidation centers (in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Allentown) combine orders for multiple Wal-Mart vendors and deliver full truckloads weekly to each of Wal-Mart’s 40 regional Remix distribution centers. The Wal-Mart suppliers can maintain inventory at any, or all, of the MOST centers.
DSC manages Wal-Mart’s appointment process, ensuring loads arrive on time and are compliant with Wal-Mart delivery expectations. With DSC, Wal-Mart suppliers get fewer stock-outs, consistent deliveries, hassle-free appointments and shorter transit times. They also get advanced technology, dedicated customer service, state-of-the-art facilities and 24/7 online access to orders and inventory.
Wal-Mart tests have shown that vendors who participate in a consolidation program have 37 percent better on-time performance. According to Wal-Mart, consolidation reduces cost, improves service and increases sales.