Integrated Delivery Service Recognized for Bringing Capacity, Service, Speed, Cost Savings to New Markets
GREEN BAY, Wis. — April 26, 2012 — Schneider Logistics, Inc., a leading logistics provider and part of the Schneider National enterprise, received high praise recently when the vice president of the company’s Integrated Delivery Services arm, Todd Jadin, was included in Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s annual Pros to Know list.
Each year, the monthly publication bestows the Pros to Know awards in recognition of supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.
"Our 12th annual list highlights the many thought leaders who are helping to shape the supply chain industry and advance the supply chain as a respected discipline in the enterprise," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Their efforts in developing the tools, processes and knowledge base necessary for supply chain transformation, and in promoting new approaches to supply chain enablement, have earned them a place on this year's Pros listing."
Jadin helped develop Integrated Delivery Services (IDS) to provide an answer to the single biggest issue facing the industry and the supply chain: driver capacity. Launched in November 2010, IDS is an innovative shared-channel approach where competitors who move LTL freight in the same geographic markets are actually sharing supply chains. Schneider has merged freight and created customized routes based on multiple shippers’ cross-docking, dedicated delivery, pool distribution, reverse logistics and LTL consolidation needs.
“IDS is helping shippers solve capacity and price issues by delivering more customer freight on a single trailer, but that’s not its only benefit,” said Jadin. “In its first year of operation, customers are seeing 7 to 20 percent improvements from both productivity and rate standpoints.”
This new service excels with daily deliveries, as over 99 percent of stops are made within 24 hours; however, it also successfully manages shippers’ less frequent needs by moving two to three loads per week. IDS allows Schneider the ability to provide its customers more visibility, options and cost savings for LTL shipments while also helping alleviate the pressure of the capacity crunch.
Noel Perry, a transportation economist who founded Transport Fundamentals and is a senior consultant with FTR Associates, believes the significance of Schneider Logistics’ IDS service lies in its ability to bring the speed, service and cost savings of truckload moves to shippers that previously haven’t had the freight density to ship in that manner.
“Because the freight is being handled just once, instead of multiple times as it is in a traditional LTL move, customers who use IDS should see improvements in response time, claims experience and inventory cost,” Perry added.
IDS operates out of nine cross-dock locations across the U.S., utilizes a wide variety of equipment and effectively merges dedicated, traditional LTL and small pack service offerings.
“This service is perfect for shippers who have repeatable, consistent freight and want a competitive rate with the best claims experience in the industry,” Jadin said. “IDS is especially attractive to shippers in the automotive aftermarket, heavy truck and equipment manufacturers, and specialty retailers. Companies within each of these industries run common routes and have similar distribution locations and dispatch schedules. By pooling their deliveries, IDS delivers tremendous efficiencies and cost savings."
For more information on the award win, please visit www.sdcexec.com/news/10628934/supply-demand-chain-executive-announces-2012-pros-to-know. To learn about Integrated Delivery Services and the other supply chain services available with Schneider Logistics, log on to www.schneider.com/logistics.
About Schneider Logistics, Inc.
Schneider Logistics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Schneider National, Inc., is a leading supply chain management provider for domestic and international shippers. The company provides end-to-end supply chain management, transportation management and international logistics solutions through its transloading, warehousing, distribution, port dray, inland logistics management, integrated delivery services, supply chain management, brokerage and domestic China transportation services.
A $3.4 billion company, Schneider National has provided logistics and transportation expertise for over 75 years. For more information about Schneider Logistics, visit www.schneider.com.
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