Chicago, Illinois June 21, 2011 - Food Logistics magazine has announced its 2011 selection of Innovators - companies that "stand out in the crowd by taking a unique approach to solving common problems that are typical in today's operations." DSC Logistics is among the 10 Innovators - and one of only two companies providing outsourced logistics or supply chain management. The article highlights DSC's Performance Optimization Process (POP), developed to improve productivity and reduce total system costs.
To date, implementation of the program at 22 Logistics Centers in DSC's network has resulted in an average 20 percent reduction in labor management costs, with a highest cost reduction of 35 percent. DSC's network is comprised of 35 Logistics Centers - a total of more than 17 million square feet - plus 11 more locations DSC manages as a Lead Logistics Partner.
"By setting optimal labor management as a goal," explained Jim Chamberlain, DSC's director, industrial engineering and continual improvement, "we realized that success would offer a strategic advantage to DSC customers and become a differentiator for DSC's capabilities as a supply chain partner." Effective labor management also supports the increased flexibility inherent in circumstances where labor is preferred over automation.
"Innovation always requires taking a risk," stated Katherine Doherty, editor, Food Logistics, "but as these innovative companies will attest, the potential rewards make the risk worth taking."
About DSC Logistics
DSC Logistics, a leading supply chain management company, focuses on designing, integrating, managing, and adapting supply chain solutions. DSC capabilities as a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP) and third-party provider (3PL) include supply chain analysis and design, network optimization and management, Logistics Center management, transportation management and consolidation, business process integration, supply chain visibility, and value-added services. In today's environment, filled with rapid and unpredictable change, DSC helps customers achieve their goals by being ready for anything!
About Food Logistics
Food Logistics is published by Cygnus Business Media, a leading diversified business-to-business media company. The magazine serves the information needs of food, beverage and consumer packaged goods executives involved in warehousing, transportation and information technology, as well as third-party and refrigerated service providers. Through our print and online products, we provide news, trends and best practices that help more than 24,000 grocery and foodservice suppliers, distributors and retailers make better business decisions. On the web at www.foodlogistics.com.