When Office Depot introduced new, state-of-the-art distribution centers
and cross-docks to their existing supply chain network, a logistics
technology solution was needed to support their retail store needs.
This particular solution combined a number of myLogistics' products
an integrated solution made visible through myLogistics Online. The
comprehensive solution ranges from scanning inbound materials all the
way through to the completion of the multi-stop routes and summarized
with online reporting and a data warehouse.
freight is scanned and volume is assessed in preparation
for routing and scheduling.
- The freight
is optimized for outbound shipment while adhering to
pre-determined rules and restrictions: two(2)-hour window times
at the store, trailer capacity, rush hour factors, and resource
- Completed routes are communicated to the WMS for pick-list generation and
assignments. The fleet is also
- The shipments are posted to the web for online visibility. Office Depot
stores, operations and HQ are able to monitor the routes in real-time through the day as the
fleet delivers the freight.
- Activity and events are captured in a data warehouse for online reporting.
On-time performance, delivery exceptions and delay/detention are just a
few of the measureables.