Rytec Corporation, a leading industrial door manufacturer, was working with a Third Party Logistics (3PL) firm to assist in managing their fulfillment and distribution efforts, executing shipments on their behalf. Rytec corporate offices and manufacturing operations are headquartered in Jackson, Wisconsin, with additional manufacturing operations in Hartford, Wisconsin. As the leading manufacturer of high performance doors, Rytec specializes in large, fast close doors for a variety of applications from automotive dealerships to food and beverage. While leveraging the services of a 3PL simplified Rytec’s internal execution of shipping, they were struggling to achieve the level of visibility, flexibility and control that could take their business to the next level.
Rytec faces unique challenges in shipping due to the oversized dimensions and weight of their products. Their broker was manually sourcing trucks and scheduling deliveries and pickups via phone and email. As a result, Rytec’s options were limited to only the carriers within their broker’s network. Additionally, Rytec lacked visibility into carrier performance, continually incurred additional charges from carriers (detention, reclass and reweigh fees) and lacked automation in executing shipments to the expectations of their customers. Dissatisfied with the service and technology limitations they were receiving from their 3PL provider, Rytec began searching for an alternative solution that would allow them to have a competitive edge in the marketplace in a period of escalating freight costs.
SwanLeap’s technology and supply chain expertise delivered a 46.2% annual savings for Rytec.