Case Studies

Our featured case studies show how we have solved complicated transportation and supply chain challenges for companies operating in the domestic and global marketplace.

Alliance Award: Virco
As seen in the December 2014 edition of World Trade 100

Virco Saves Up To $1 Million

For the third year in a row, we're pleased to announce that Averitt has been honored with the prestigious Alliance Award. By developing a hybrid pool distribution model that catered to Virco’s national network of customers, Averitt and Virco were able to accomplish real results.

Read more about Averitt's partnership with Virco and the results of the alliance

Alliance Award: Toshiba
As seen in the January 2014 edition of World Trade

Networking with Friends

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. and Averitt Express Inc. had been working together in the Southeast for two decades with mutual success. As the two companies describe the relationship, they often worked together on solutions, not just prices. As a result, the two were able to create more supply chain flexibility and savings for Toshiba.

Read more about Averitt's partnership with Toshiba and PITT OHIO

Hear from Al Garcia of Toshiba, Tony Allison of Averitt and Tom Cleve of PITT OHIO as they explain how an alliance with Averitt helped to shave 15% off of Toshiba's transportation costs.

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Alliance Award: Tuesday Morning
As seen in the January 2013 edition of World Trade

Start Small

Averitt's partnership with Tuesday Morning has provided measurable improvements that led to receipt of the Alliance Award for the collaboration between the two companies.

Read more about Averitt's partnership with Tuesday Morning

Technicolor
As seen in the May 2012 edition of World Trade

Special Services from Your LTL

This month’s edition of World Trade magazine features an excellent story on how LTL providers are reevaluating business models, best practices, evolving trends and new technologies for their customers. Among other examples, the story profiles the nationwide distribution solution on which Averitt and Pitt Ohio collaborated for entertainment industry distributor Technicolor Distribution. Imagine what creative ideas you might get from reading this quick story!

Read more about Averitt's service to Technicolor

Tuesday Morning
As seen in the April 2012 edition of Logistics Management

Tuesday Morning's DC bypass cuts two weeks, 19 percent cost out of supply chain

While the idea of a DC bypass is an exhilarating theory for many companies, few companies have released data to color the dream with facts and figures. Through collaboration with Averitt Express, retailer Tuesday Morning is proving to be one such success story.

> Read more about how Averitt helped Tuesday Morning shave time and money from their supply chain

Tuesday Morning
As seen in the February 2012 edition of Logistics Management

Transportation Best Practices: Tuesday Morning Shifts Modes

Tuesday Morning's transformational best practice just so happens to be a move back to the rails in order to cope with growing truck capacity concerns - and it did so with the help of Averitt.

> Read more about how Averitt helped Tuesday Morning shift to the rails to help alleviate truckload capacity concerns

PETCO
As seen in the March 2011 edition of Inbound Logistics

PETCO's Pet Project

For pet supply retailer PETCO, honoring its commitment to superior customer service meant finding a loyal logistics partner.

> Read more about how Averitt worked with PETCO to deliver quality service to its customers

GAP Inc.
Averitt Tailors Supply Chain Solutions for GAP Inc.

Challenge:
Several years ago, Gap Inc. North American Transportation recognized the opportunity to increase efficiency and productivity in deliveries to over 2,700 stores in the United States and Canada. The North American Transportation team analyzed its domestic logistics model and partnered with Averitt to creatively explore more efficient delivery solutions.

Solution:
Averitt recognized this need and put together an optimized delivery model specific to Gap Inc.’s business. As a result, Averitt was selected to provide time-definite delivery service for Gap Inc. stores across four markets.

Results:
By focusing on superior service, Averitt was able to successfully adapt and incorporate the needs of Gap Inc.’s business and helped to provide a more effective and efficient delivery model to Gap Inc.’s network.

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Shoe Carnival
Averitt and Shoe Carnival: A Good Fit

Challenge:

Shoe Carnival needed a provider who was professional and who could offer solutions to improve their supply chain efficiency.

Solution:

  • Supply Chain Optimization: third party backhauls
  • Flexible, Customized Solutions: non-traditional equipment
  • Professionalism: on-time deliveries and sharp-dressed drivers

Results:

  • Active third-party backhauls
  • Reduced costs
  • Optimized delivery routes
  • Improved efficiency
  • Specialized equipment
  • Lower fuel costs
  • Professional drivers
  • Increased confidence

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Contemporary Children's Clothing Manufacturer
Averitt outfits contemporary children's apparel brand with improved speed and efficiency

Challenge:

Increase customer satisfaction by creating an efficient speed-to-market solution for time-sensitive merchandise.

Solution:
By using its import/export facilities, Averitt took an unconventional approach geared at avoiding peak port hours and modernizing communications among the manufacturer's supply chain partners.

Results:

  • Cut days off shipment transit time
  • Significantly reduced cycle time
  • Cut inventory costs dramatically

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VF Corporation
Averitt SCM solution trims retailer's bottom line

Challenge:
Streamlining the warehousing and distribution system of Vanity Fair's 14 distribution centers and 30 external suppliers.

Solution:

Averitt now manages the entire process for VF, from electronic data exchange to consolidation, cross-dock, and direct-to-store delivery.

Results:
Improved visibility for VF's retail stores, better inventory management capabilities, and efficient tracking of inventory throughout the system.

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Summer Classics Home Furnishings
Averitt furnishes end-to-end importing solution from Far East to U.S.

Challenges:

  • Unpredictable deliveries
  • Customs delays
  • Improper documentation
  • Dockside delays
  • Inefficient drayage system

Solution:

Streamline the flow of goods and paperwork with integrated solutions and complete shipment visibility during the entire process.

Results:

  • Improved speed to market from 30 days to 23 days, shaving seven days off the end-to-end import process.
  • Streamlined documentation process, eliminating costly detention charges at the ports and improving materials flow.

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Leading Manufacturer of Fiber Optic and Lighting Products
Averitt's single-source solutions deliver rock-solid results

Challenge: To manage multiple regional plants and warehouses in a more cost-effective manner. To shorten production times, order-to-delivery times and transit times on international shipments.

Solution:
Single-source transportation solution comprising:
1) Operating interplant dedicated moves and cross-country dedicated truck program
2) Managing exports to Germany and imports from the Far East
3) Handling inbound and outbound LTL and truckload transportation
4) Coordinating time-critical shipments for quick-turn order fulfillment

Results: Streamlined operations, lower costs and faster transit times.

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Averitt cooks up dedicated program to improve fleet efficiency

Challenge: Establish a “visible” company fleet without the operating and maintenance costs.

Solution:
Averitt’s Dedicated Fleet Management Services.

Results: More time for Cracker Barrel to focus on serving their customers. Less money spent on moving goods.

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Major Food Products Manufacturer
Averitt sweetens the role of transportation management

Challenge: Lowering costs and streamlining operations.

Solution:
1) Mode Selection/Carrier Management
2) Load Planning/Coordination of Outbound and Inbound Transportation
3) Dedicated Transportation

Results: Significant cost savings and improved margins.

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