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In a global economy, managing the flow of resources from the point of origin to the point of consumption is remarkably complex. The logistics required to move manufactured goods such as finished vehicles from factory to dealers can be a big challenge for OEMs and third-party logistics providers (3PLs)—particularly when movement through an extensive, multi-modal transportation network is involved. An inefficient outbound logistics infrastructure inevitably leads to delayed on-time deliveries and high inventory or stock-out costs.
Cognizant’s Outbound Logistics Suite, together with our deep consulting expertise in logistics business processes and IT modeling, helps turn OBL strategy into a competitive advantage. By monitoring your OBL network in real time and paying close attention to key performance indicators (KPIs), we can help your company run better and run differently all around the world.
Learn more about Cognizant’s complete set of outbound logistics solutions.
This paper describes Cognizant’s thinking on the strategic relevance as well as challenges of outbound logistics today. It also describes Cognizant’s Outbound Logistics Suite for OEMs and logistics service providers.
Learn how Yardelligent—the yard and port management application developed by Cognizant—helps automotive OEMs and 3PLs manage the entire process of transportation of finished vehicles, from manufacturing plants to dealerships.
In this case study, learn how Cognizant created a centralized repository for carrier rates, enhancing visibility required for carrier optimization. Additionally, we re-engineered the client’s rate management, resulting in significant savings.
This case study describes how Cognizant consolidated different vehicle distribution centers for a large OEM client in Japan. Using Cognizant Yardelligent as the umbrella solution to manage storage and retrieval of vehicles, we helped the client streamline operations, shrink cycle times and establish central control.