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After reviewing the latest statistics on the milk run operations for this year, I wanted to say thanks for all of the hard work and dedication that your company has provided over the years. The substantial savings we are enjoying are truly helping the bottom line of Tenneco Automotive.
The shared milkrun concept is by far the most innovative transportation strategy I have seen in some years. The ability to support lean manufacturing and daily deliveries of small shipments at truck load rates is helping us on our mission to streamline our manufacturing plants.
Your re-organization of the logistics analysts is another good step in continuous improvement of the system.
I am convinced that more savings will be generated with this new structure in your operations department.
Please thank your staff for a job well done. We at Tenneco Automotive consider Carter to be a pivotal partner
now and in the future.
Whereas Carter Logistics has been an integral part of our lean manufacturing strategy for the past 10 years, your milkrun system continues to not only drive waste out of our supply chain but enhances the visibility of our inbound material flow.
In other words, Carter Logistics’ milkrun is one of Faurecia’s most valuable tools in our quest for continuous improvement and flexible supply chain management.
The value derived from the Carter milkrun is not only financial, it is also one of process innovation. Recently you proved your ability to undertake several information technology projects with us and the result could not have been more pleasing. Furthermore, Carter Logistics’ statistical reporting capabilities are first class and from the information you provide Faurecia’s ability to fine-tune the system is greatly enhanced.
Finally, Attitude is everything! The value of having a great attitude is difficult to measure, but by virtue of the work environment you have cultivated within Carter creates a noticeably cheerful organization of which it has always been a pleasure to work with. On behalf of Faurecia please extend our sincere appreciation to the Carter Team and especially the drivers and operations staff.
In 2003, Eberspaecher started building its first products in North America. Due to this rapid growth it was hard to manage the transportation needs of the company while keeping in line with the budgets. The biggest problem was, although Eberspaecher was growing, it still did not have the volume to substantiate full truckload shipments from its suppliers and had to rely on LTL deliveries. In 2007, Carter Logistics approached Eberspaecher with the concept of the Shared Milk Run Network. Carter already had full truckload shipments with many of Eberspaecher’s current suppliers and had enough free capacity to add on Eberspaecher’s material.
The Shared Network allowed Eberspaecher to get its LTL material at full truckload pricing, greatly increasing the chances of meeting budget requirements. The good news was that price was not the only benefit. The daily dedicated deliveries allowed
inventory levels to decrease. With Carter that day’s requirements would be delivered allowing a much more organized manufacturing environment.
Carter Logistics has served the transportation needs of American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM) since 2005. During our relationship, Carter has transitioned from a truckload carrier to a complete 3PL organization. The expansion of their new crossdock facilities along with the robust Transportation Management System that Carter developed has played a key role in making them a successful 3PL for our organization. With all the changes in the Logistics industry today, Carter has shown they are a company that recognizes the need for change and has been successful in innovating. Carter Logistics has created value added services to our supply chain resulting in a positive effect on our bottom line.
Doug England – Manager -Logistics & Transportation
AAM Corporate Logistics