TMS Provides Recipe for Visibility, Vendor Compliance

Inbound Logistics, June 2016

The Customer

Weis Markets, Inc
Sunbury, PA USA
A regional supermarket chain primarily in central Pennsylvania and an industry leader throughout the United States’ mid-Atlantic coastal region.

Solution Provider

Maynard, MA USA

“Kuebix has become the foundation of our Managed Transportation Services program for all inbound shipments. Kuebix has provided Weis the necessary information for all stakeholders to operate at the highest level of efficiency.”
Wayne Bailey, SVP of Supply Chain and LogisticsWeis Markets

Logistics technology company offering an industry-changing SaaS transport management system (TMS) and unique revenue-generating programs.

Weis began a project with logistics technology provider Kuebix to help Weis gain better visibility of its supply chain and control the process flow, financials and cost of goods. Prior to the project, the majority of Weis shipments were vendor controlled, leading to process inefficiencies and higher cost of goods. Kuebix proposed a technology-based solution that included Kuebix TMS to manage Weis inbound shipments and Kuebix Managed Services to partially outsource transportation management. Kuebix TMS is a SaaS transportation management system built on the latest cloud technology with a wide variety of engines to streamline every aspect of logistics management. The managed service package that Kuebix developed for Weis includes a unique vendor compliance program offered exclusively through Kuebix TMS. The Vendor Compliance Program is designed to hold vendors and carriers accountable for behavior that drives inefficiency and cost into a company’s supply chain.

With the Kuebix Vendor Compliance Program in place, Weis has been able to smooth its inbound flow and reduce waste. The program has motivated behavioral changes throughout the supply chain that have led to increased efficiency.

Overall, this project has enabled Weis to convert 35% (to date) of shipments to Weis controlled, reduce its landed cost of goods (try freight rate calculator), and break apart costing components to increase its bottom line.

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