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A Radical Supply Chain Idea: Own Your Trucking Operation

As James R. Hagerty writes for The Wall Street Journal, it is commonplace for manufacturers to outsource their truck deliveries. But Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. is doing just the opposite. What might your supply chain learn from this?

Leading the Fleet

Ashley considers their roughly 800 owned and operated trucks to be a core competency. In fact, they are so efficient that they can even charge other companies a fee to haul goods for them. About 80 percent of returning Ashley trucks are carrying other businesses’ goods. Drivers are expected to build relations with retailers, and they get paid more for loading and unloading trucks, averaging out at over $70,000 annually. Turnover is only about 10 percent, compared to the 90+ percent turnover at trucking companies. This strategy may not work for all businesses, but it is a worthy case study in efficiency. You can read the full article here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-radical-idea-own-your-supply-chain-1430343217

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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