Case Studies

Customized Solutions Help Improve Business Processes and Results

Challenges our client faced:

This client was enjoying growth in its business, but its supply chain systems and management tools were not keeping pace. The client was facing:

  • Increasing costs on domestic transportation
  • Poor visibility in managing loads at origin and directing them to the correct US distribution center

Why Laufer:

  • After reviewing bids from several companies, the client chose to work with Laufer based on our:
    • Attractive, competitive pricing
    • Size that allowed us to be nimble and responsive to the client’s needs
    • Collaborative approach of exploring business needs and developing appropriate solutions
    • Positive reputation from successful engagements with another division of the client’s company
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Using Laufer’s PeerPlus™ visibility tool, the client can log into a secure account to access real-time information to track the progress of its supply chain and make critical business decisions.

Laufer’s solutions:

By working closely with the client, Laufer developed and delivered:

  • An EDI warehouse application providing visibility to purchase orders and SKUs in Asia, improving load planning and cargo optimization
  • Applications, management tools, and online reporting through the Laufer PeerPlus™ visibility tool that give the client the power to manage its supply chain from the initial purchase order to delivery, including:
    • Online consolidation planning using part and quantity details from the purchase order
    • A robust shipment record that improves supply chain visibility
    • Itemized GL billing reports to aid in landed costing by part number
    • On-the-water reports by part number to improve inventory control
    • Transit and performance reporting

The Laufer difference:

Laufer’s different approach gave this client distinctive business advantages. Throughout the relationship, the client brought its challenges to Laufer—improving visibility, reporting, and consolidations and flow of goods—and Laufer has continued to dynamically deliver solutions that give the client flexibility to build its business. As true partners, the client and Laufer have grown together. Laufer solutions have impacted the client’s processes, helping the company evolve its business; indeed, the company’s leadership seeks out Laufer’s guidance and opinion on critical business issues.