Inbound freight takes center stage at Ford Motor Company
With the release of the Ford F-150 pickup, Ford Motor Company faced the challenge of ensuring their inbound logistics was planned in a way that optimized both plant operations and logistics spending.
At the time, Ford was unable to consider its entire supplier network as a whole.
There was no network-wide plan, or way to consider the impact of design and part changes on logistics, poor linkages existed between logistics and operations and there was no way to consider trade-offs between the many variables.
Read the full case study to find out how Ford:
Reduced TL and LTL freight
Ensured more effective 'milk run' planning
Increased utilization of trailers
...and saved 5% on their total inbound freight costs.