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15

automated warehouses in 60 days

4,500+

pallets visible networkwide

$100K+

saved in annual transportation spend

Problem

Working with 15 warehouses, PolySource anticipated challenges created by siloed locations, systems, and operators. Knowing change through automation was needed, they sought support for the technical and operational resources to consolidate their operations.

A fragmented warehousing model meant that PolySource had critical limitations moving forward: inventory, technology, and invoicing processes were all customized over the years.

Have you ever suspected your inventory levels were not completely accurate?

PolySource shared some of these concerns. Future concerns that inventory levels were not completely accurate, and the use of technology varying by operator skill sets and the invoicing process becoming less efficient were top of mind. Needless to say, working with countless 3PL partners made managing their supply chain more difficult and time consuming than it needed to be.

Solution

A scalable warehousing model that saves time and reduces complexity with a single point of contact

We helped PolySource implement a solution that made their growth plans a reality. Before WarehouseQuote, too much time was spent on low income producing tasks instead of growing sales & the business.

Here's how PolySource drove a new supply chain initiative that transformed their business

Since PolySource wanted to be able to implement new warehouses quickly, the project had under 60 days to go live. This way, the team would have a repeatable model that they could rely on as they continued to grow. Upon implementing the solution, their team no longer had to manage communications with 15 different warehouse providers. Complicated and customized invoicing processes vanished, too. From a time-saving perspective, the software and warehouse implementation benefits have been transformative. In addition to inventory consolidation, the WarehouseQuote engineering team integrated many of PolySource’s business systems through an EDI integration, further connecting their supply chain.

Results

Upon implementing the solution, their team no longer had to manage communications with 15 different warehouse providers.

Complicated and customized invoicing processes vanished, too. From a time-saving perspective, the software and warehouse implementation benefits have been transformative. PolySource now has a model that can support their aggressive growth plans, and the visibility to manage their business in real time. This allows PolySource to spend more time with customers now, and in the future, to grow the business and less time on back-room internal business and sales support systems to support the business. In addition, they no longer have to source new warehouse providers and go through the complicated process of onboarding a new 3PL, training each provider to their unique operating procedures. They have one strategic partner in WarehouseQuote that not only sources their warehouses, but guides them in their decision making process to support new business growth. In terms of cost-savings, PolySource is now saving thousands in transportation costs by positioning their network in strategic locations nationally. With 15 automated warehouses, a 15x reduction in vendor invoices, and thousands of dollars saved, the project was more than justified.