A Artificial Grass Leader Optimizes its Flow of Supply and Demand. Here we'll discuss how artificial grass in Cedar Park gains end-to-end supply chain visibility and savings with ForwarderOne.
Founded in 2017, Artificial grass Cedar Park is a leading artificial grass contractor in Cedar Park Texas, servicing a wide range of residential and commercial landscaping markets. The company’s warehouse is located in Round Rock, Sunset Valley. Each year, over a hundred containers from China are brought into the US by its supplier. These products are then sent to their customers through its various distribution centers.
Due to the varying demand for its products, Artificial grass Cedar Park has a constantly challenging time keeping visibility and managing and its supply chain. This is especially true since most of its products are shipped over the ocean. To address this issue, the company partnered with several local trucking companies to deliver its products. However, the company always wanted to gain a deeper understanding of its accessorial costs and improve its performance.
Through the use of our platform, ForwarderOne was able to help Artificial grass Cedar Park manage its supply chain and provide its customers with the necessary information to make informed decisions. This allowed the company to improve its operational efficiency and provide its customers with the best possible service. In addition, the partnership helped improve the efficiency of its warehouse and trucking operations.
Communication and Platform Brings Peace of Mind
All of the company’s stakeholders, including its various supply chain partners and employees, were connected to the ForwarderOne platform. This included the company’s logistics team, its suppliers in China, and its domestic warehouse teams. Through the integration of the ForwarderOne platform, the company was able to receive real-time visibility into the status of its containers’ arrival. This allowed the company to improve its operational efficiency and provide its customers with the best possible service.
End-to-End Visibility Realized
Through the use of the ForwarderOne platform, Artificial grass Cedar Park has gained end-to-end visibility into its shipments. In addition, the company has been able to improve its operational efficiency that allow its warehouse and trucking operations to monitor the status of its containers’ arrival. These applications allow the company to collect real-time information about its various accessorials and deliveries.
These data allow the company to plan its staffing levels and make adjustments to its outbound loads. According to Vincent, the company’s warehouse team can now look ahead and plan their staffing levels for multiple weeks.
The platform has been instrumental in helping the company’s warehouse staff move away from manual updates and spreadsheets to get real-time visibility into the status of its containers’ arrival. This has allowed them to improve their efficiency and provide their customers with the best possible service. According to Vincent, the company’s employees are now able to see the status of their containers’ arrival and the various KPIs that they have been given.
Less Time Wasted Means More Time to Serve Customer
Through the use of the ForwarderOne platform, Vincent was able to identify and fix the various missing links in the company’s supply chain. As a result, he said that the company was able to save a lot of money. He also noted that next year, the company will continue to improve its efficiency by implementing more effective solutions.
According to Vincent, the company’s customers are benefiting from the visibility that the ForwarderOne platform provides. Through the ability to monitor the status of its containers’ arrival, the company has been able to make sure that the right products are at the right place at the right time. This has allowed the company to efficiently fill its large contracts.
Before using the ForwarderOne platform, Vincent said that he spent a lot of time worrying about the details of the container’s arrival and the communication between the company’s team and the freight forwarder. With the help of the platform, he now spends less time worrying about the ship’s condition.
Vincent has been able to focus on his freight and use the bandwidth that he has been given through the partnership with ForwarderOne to implement various strategic initiatives, such as domestic vendor management and the implementation of a transportation management system. Before the partnership with ForwarderOne, he was spending about 20 hours a week dealing with reports and spreadsheets.