A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin, but two years in I had an epiphany that I wanted to pursue business. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44]

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck Intrieri is a: Certified Value Engineer (VE), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Production and Inventory Control Manager (CPIM), and is Lean Certified all of which attests to his deep understanding of operations and logistics beyond the confines of the purchasing function. Chuck has been a sought after speaker (Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, trainer, and has been published in professional journals and general publications.

Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months.

Service Level Agreement Defined

The Logistics of Logistics

Inventory Record Accuracy via Cycle Counting and Root Cause analysis. Each KPI has a specific measure or percentage to be reviewed based on your needs, examples : Inventory Records Accuracy: 98-100%, IT implementations: a specific timeline, Cost Reduction: 5% per quarter based on the Logistics provider’s expertise, Continuous Improvement initiatives: Going beyond the customer’s expectation: 5% improvements each quarter, etc.

KPI 100

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

Improve inventory turns at retail by reducing fertilizer order minimums. ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.