Freight Manager Moves Up to Next Generation Warehouse
Motorola Case Study
Customer:Megatrux, headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, California, consists of nine subsidiary freight management services with eight warehouses throughout the United States, and ships to retail giants including Wal-Mart, JC Penny and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Megatrux is a one-stop global supply chain for over 100 of the world’s major retailers. With over three million square feet of warehousing space in the US, the company’s award-winning multi-modal domestic and international third party logistics (3PL) freight management services include land, sea and air, providing the end-to-end supply chain shipping services retailers need to move any amount of product from overseas manufacturers to the warehouse and on to the store shelf.
Megatrux is always on the lookout for ways to leverage technology to maintain an edge in the highly competitive 3PL industry, where customer service and lean pricing are king. With rising fuel costs threatening already slender margins, the company was seeking a way to further streamline operations to reduce labor costs – while improving customer service levels. In addition, since many Megatrux customers are also Wal-Mart suppliers, the company was already aware of the value that RFID-enabled shipping could provide – and RFID solutions were already under investigation.
Solution:Megatrux determined that deploying RFID in the warehouse would address multiple business needs. The efficiency and accuracy of everyday warehouse operations would be improved by automating traditionally manual processes. The valuable real-time data from RFID could allow Megatrux and its customers to monitor the ‘right now’ status of shipments at any time of the day. And the company could also offer a new service – RFID compliance – to its customers.