Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Rafael Granato from PINC Solutions summarizes a video case study we featured recently on Talking Logistics, part of our “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence” series where we highlight companies (in this case, Venture Global Solutions) that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in yard management.
Venture Global Solutions provides 3PL logistics and network optimization via a fleet of 1,000 tractors, 3,000 trailers, and 2,500 partner carriers.
When your biggest customer starts asking you for more support and begins sending more of its business your way, you sit up and take notice. That’s exactly what Venture Global Solutions did when its business with Subaru grew from 100 trailers to 1,000 trailers. “From a yard management perspective, our existing approach wasn’t able to give us the robustness and flexibility that we needed,” says Mike Meier, president of the 3PL logistics and network optimization provider. “We started looking around for alternatives.”
The new system would not only replace a largely manual approach, but it would also incorporate advanced technology like flying drones.