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Footwear Case Study

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A leading US and Canadian manufacturer of footwear products faced a complex challenge with their previous warehouse.

• Tight ship windows and ship dates we’re not met

• No real-time online visibility to transaction processes

• Inventory shrinking as a percentage of sales

• Paying expensive charge backs & duty fees


The footwear manufacturer needed a provider specializing in retail distribution & warehousing services to meet the special requirements of the footwear industry.

• Decreased operating costs and improved supply chain

• Vendor compliance eliminated costly charge backs

• Utilized Foreign Trade Zone brokerage

• Increased cash fl ow by deferral and avoidance of fees


The customer’s complex challenges were embraced and a customized solution was provided, increasing cash flow and improving operational efficiencies.

• Reduced distribution costs as a percentage of sales

• Online visibility to all transaction services

• Documented vendor compliance assurance

• EDI-ASN 856, retail routing service

• FTZ cost savings program

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