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Shippers Tour FedEx Memphis World Hub, Meet To Discuss Challenges and Opportunities

Posted By Administration, Monday, September 24, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More than 2 million packages pass through the FedEx Memphis World Hub daily. On Sept. 20, NASSTRAC hosted a special tour of the facility that gave shippers a glimpse into the incredible processes, engineering, and teamwork that make it all happen. Following the tour, NASSTRAC held a networking luncheon for all attendees and then featured a shipper's panel that gave primary insights into transportation and supply chain goals, challenges and opportunities.

Sherry Askew, Transportation Manager at Revlon, spoke of how Revlon's Chief Supply Chain Officer challenged her group to save a million dollars in expenses, and shared some of their best practices in developing a partnership with a major 3PL to "live load" and become a larger user of rail to reduce transportation costs. David Friedson, Director of Logistics & Distribution for Evergreen Packaging, emphasized how critical it is to have solid relationships with service providers and helped to define what this truly means. Mike Ritter, Sr. VP Operations for Hunter Fan Company, highlighted best practices within this ceiling fan manufacturer's entire supply chain.

>Highlights of Memphis Meeting

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