Supply Chain Improvements with Avaya Yields Savings and Sustainability Worthy of “100 Great Supply Chain Projects”
Atlanta, GA – May 19, 2014 – Chainalytics, a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence has been included in Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s composite list of “100 Great Supply Chain Projects” for 2014.
“We are honored to be included on the 2014 list of “100 Great Supply Chain Projects,” said Chainalytics CEO J. Michael Kilgore. “Our team of professionals works diligently to solve complex global supply chain problems with positive effects on enterprises’ bottom lines and environmental stewardship.”
The winning supply chain initiative, an engagement with global communications solutions provider Avaya, originated with an initial goal to identify strategies and options for reducing dimensional weight penalties for signal parcel customer shipments. What began as a simple cost reduction project to reduce dimensional weight penalties, quickly evolved into a holistic packaging optimization project focused on sustainability and systemic cost reductions.
“Our goal with this year’s ‘100’ is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain,” said Barry Hochfelder, Supply & Demand Chain Executive editor. “The projects featured in the ‘100’ article can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations.”
The magazine chose the top 100 based on the scope of the project, creative application of technologies and services and the business results achieved.
Custom packaging optimization techniques developed by Chainalytics directly resulted in saving 320 tons of corrugated, 16.5 tons of packaging foam, 4000 pallets, 19% fewer ocean containers shipped, and 200 tons of CO2 emissions.
“Avaya’s partnership with Chainalytics created processes improvements with lasting, quantifiable, high-value effects for the enterprise,” said Lance Casler, senior manager for global transportation with Avaya.
Indicative of the capabilities of the experts at Chainalytics, this winning project involved packaging redesign, cube utilization, product portfolio subdivision, sustainability metrics and optimization for transoceanic freight lanes. Avaya now owns sustainable processes and packaging specification development tools that have allowed the company to increase its ocean freight mix from 20 percent to 80 percent. The company has realized savings through this implementation for five consecutive years and is forecasting similar savings for years to come.
All 100 winning supply chain projects will be featured in the cover story of the June 2014 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive due for release on June 18th, as well as online at www.SDCExec.com. Below is a video of all the winners.
Chainalytics is a recognized global leader in supply chain consulting, analytics, and market intelligence. Through a unique combination of best practice knowledge, exclusive benchmarking research, and advanced decision sciences tools and techniques, Chainalytics empowers fact-based decision making in the areas of Supply Chain Design, S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning), Logistics Operations, Transportation, Service Supply Chain, and Packaging Optimization. Chainalytics targets enterprises with a high degree of complexity created by their unique combination of scale, variability, and geography. With locations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Chainalytics serves companies globally in a borderless fashion. www.chainalytics.com
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. www.avaya.com
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