The Situation

The beverage manufacturer needed to swiftly adapt its transportation network blueprint to guarantee timely product delivery to retailers, safeguarding against potential losses in market share, revenue, and profitability. Moreover, the national scarcity of the manufacturer’s essential raw materials further exacerbated the disruption in their supply chain.

Challenges to Overcome

  • Rapid adaptation to a disrupted supply chain.
  • Maintaining production pace to prevent market share loss.
  • Overcoming a national raw material shortage swiftly.

Strategic Solutions

With the ability to act quickly, KAG Logistics devised an effective counterstrategy:

  • Identified and secured alternative material sources promptly.
  • Converted transportation modes to accelerate delivery without disturbing existing supply lines.
  • Initiated near sourcing operations to avoid production line shutdowns and delays.
  • Employed extensive logistics expertise to implement a ground-expedited solution, ensuring an optimal balance of speed and cost.

Within days and without disrupting the original supply chain structure, KAG Logistics located new product sourcing and designed a new transportation network design.

Transportation flexibility is key when looking to correct or improve a supply chain issue. In this case, the team suggested an expedited solution, opting for ground transport over the manufacturer’s traditional rail shipping mode. To further optimize the manufacturer’s transportation network, KAG Logistics helped to initiate new ports of entry, delivering the raw materials closer to the customer’s manufacturing location.

KAG Logistics’ carrier management team possesses extensive experience across multiple modes of transportation. Their expertise is key. As market conditions shift, access to multi-modal intelligence is crucial to moving products as efficiently as possible.

Results Delivered

KAG Logistics’ ability to quickly pivot the shipper’s transportation network design, apply carrier management expertise, and provide ongoing improvement to the customer’s operations helped it earn the supplier of the year award from the manufacturer.

The Verdict

Whether you’re a small startup or a Fortune 500 company, having a partner who excels at swiftly adapting to supply chain disruptions ensures uninterrupted production, on-time deliveries, safeguarded market share, and more.

If you’re ready to explore how we can tailor these solutions to your business, reach out today.

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