Action: In-Depth Analysis Without Substantial Investment
“We experienced accelerated growth and needed some insight into our parcel data and spend – without having to build internal capability through additional staffing,” Tim said. This growth highlighted the need to take a look at their network strategy, specifically their distribution center locations. Moxie wanted to accurately measure their annual savings based on a specific scenario: What if we added a distribution center in Nashville, TN? How much would that save our business?
They also wanted to identify a couple of alternative distribution center locations (besides Nashville). With the help of Sifted’s Network Optimization tool, they could do just that. Cost/pack, transit time and overall savings were analyzed across several locations. Through this analysis, they were able to pinpoint exactly where they need to be located to reach their customers most efficiently – answering their initial question.
- Only one city would yield them savings: Louisville, KY
- Opening this distribution center in Louisville would save them over $493,000 annually, plus a reduction in transit days
Action: Quick Win For Big Results
Once Moxie saw the invaluable power of the Network Optimization modeling tool, they expanded to using Sifted’s Service Type Optimization. A tool that analyzes carriers to identify the right service types and where to make adjustments. This modeling tool guided Moxie to choose the best service mix for their business, with small adjustments that made a big impact to their bottom line. By switching a few shipment types from express to ground, they were able to save $15.31/package without sacrificing transit time.
“We experienced accelerated growth and needed some insight into our parcel data and spend – without having to build internal capability through additional staffing.”
-Tim Kelley, Director of Operations at Moxie Logistics
Sifted helped Moxie accomplish a main goal: maximize their shipping efficiency while they focused on scaling their business–without more work, hiring extra staff, or wasting money. Logistics Intelligence and its modeling/re-rating capabilities significantly shortened the distance between Moxie’s goal and their reality–giving them the freedom to ship confidently. “We’ve been able to make better informed, databacked decisions based on the Sifted analysis tools.” says Tim.