Spend Management Experts, a leading transportation spend management consultancy, today announced its inclusion in the 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 (SDCE 100), which highlights 100 great supply chain projects. The annual award was given by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine, an international B2B publication that provides mission-critical editorial to address the issues and challenges of the supply chain.
Spend Management Experts was selected for implementing a strategic solution to reduce transportation costs and increase operational efficiencies for a sophisticated women's clothing retailer. Upon investigation of the retailer's carrier contracts, Spend Management Experts identified savings opportunities to mitigate the costs associated with carriers' annual rate increases and dimensional weight pricing changes. Leveraging the consultancy's analysis and expertise, the retailer successfully implemented a much lower transportation cost structure, which led to 18 percent net savings.
"Over the past two years we've seen an overwhelming amount of increased carrier fees and surcharges, which have been detrimental to all high-volume shippers. Whether you're shipping apparel or pharmaceuticals, there are always opportunities to improve supply chain operations using a tailored strategy to optimize transportation costs," said John Haber, Founder & CEO of Spend Management Experts. "Receiving this recognition from Supply & Demand Chain Executive for the second year in a row is further proof that our approach is making a significant impact for our clients, and it's an honor to be included on such an esteemed list."
The 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 award program recognizes supply chain solution and service providers that help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. Recognized recipients have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement, sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.
"Our goal with 2016's SDCE 100 is to shine the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the supply chain," says Ronnie Garrett, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "The selected projects can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. We congratulate all of our winners for a job well done!"
The complete list of 2016 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 is available on http://www.sdcexec.com and will be published in the June 2016 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.