Sharing Space on Trucks Boosts Distribution Efficiency, Cut Costs
Co-loading helps these companies cut their shipping costs by 15 percent to 25 percent, saving millions.
To fill the empty space on those trucks, Dal-Tile.embarked on an innovative approach to rework its shipping systems.
The tile maker sought out shippers with relatively light product to piggyback in its empty truckloads. Dal-Tile found three companies willing to share space: Whirlpool Corp., the maker of appliances; Convermex, a shipper of foam cups; and Werner Co., a maker of leather products.
By combining loads — or "co-loading"
The companies also shaved their shipping costs by 15 percent to 25 percent.
To learn more about how Dal-Tile implemented its co-loading program, read the December issue of Distribution Center Management.
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