THE BOTTOM LINE
Sears Holdings Corp. deployed two LogicTools supply chain applications – LogicNetPlus (LNP) and Transportation Analyst (TA) – to make informed decisions in streamlining the distribution network for its restructured chain of department stores. Nucleus found that the network design software in conjunction with the shipping and routing application provided the retailer with the tools to find the right balance between cost savings and service levels.
– Balanced fixed-cost assets with inbound and outbound transportation expense
– Closed warehouses while realigning distribution network with remaining stores
– Speeded up scenario modeling for faster decision making
– Supported Sears’ change in business strategy