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.