2015: Morton Salt's National Truckload request for proposal (RFP) in 2014 provided them greater visibility into their transportation network to help identify synergies and efficiencies.
2014: TriMas Corporation's Candace Holowiki helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement, a move that now saves TriMas millions annually.
2013: Dixon Ticonderoga vertically integrated their manufacturing and distribution processes and saved $5 million inlogistics costs in the process.
2012: Best Buy's flexible transportation program has enabled an innovative store remodel strategy—and helped cut price per shipment by just over 30 percent in its first year running
2011: Stein Mart's new supply chain is significantly different from the way it historically shipped freight from domestic vendors to stores, resulting in a $20 million dollar save.
2010: Armstrong decided to bring logistics and transportation back under its own roof to tighten controls, establish carrier measurement, and rack up the savings.
2009: USG put fuel costs in check, making carriers accountable, reduced total freight claims, and maintained carrier acceptance rates above 99 percent. As a result, USG rose to the top of its game—and took customer satisfaction to new heights in near record time.
2008: Lowe's raises the bar on performance metrics with its core carriers. The home-improvement retailer has successfully captured significant supply chain savings and efficiencies by focusing on key drivers to deliver superior customer service, and transportation objectives.
2007: Dole Foods keeps its cool under pressure. When VP of Supply Chain Robert Engel found himself at the center of a health scare capturing the nation's headlines, he responded by examining core competencies and controlling collateral damage.
2006: Big Lots demonstrates how improvements in process management, communications, and performance measurement created results for the company.
2005: Johnson & Johnson's Global Transportation Organization changes the way this leading manufacturer of health care products views transportation – and grooms a diverse, talented staff in the process.
2004: Best Buy Company finds that an exclusive relationship with a provider can yield greater savings, efficiencies, and customer loyalty.