Supply Chain Solutions
Designing, building and operating best-in-class logistics ecosystems
Your supply chain is more than a linear chain of processes. It’s an interconnected and interactive network of people, services and technology. By taking a holistic approach to your supply chain — from research and planning to engineering, building and operating — you’ll have greater control and realize more opportunities for improvement than you would with a series of isolated services.
An integrated part of your logistics team
Your business will run faster and smarter when it employs solutions designed for your company’s specific needs — and that’s what FedEx Supply Chain delivers. You’ll gain a competitive advantage by integrating our experts into your team. We’ll put our resources, decades of supply chain experience and industry-specific knowledge to work, so you can focus on guiding your business to success.
Supply chain engineering
Changing one part of your supply chain affects the entire product ecosystem, making it crucial to get a clear picture of how all the pieces work together. Backed by extensive experience, FedEx Supply Chain provides objective insight into logistics processes, helping you identify which changes to make — and which to avoid. By working with FedEx Supply Chain, you receive:
Gain overall efficiencies when we review and identify beneficial changes to the components of your transportation network.
Warehouse location analysis
Increase your fulfillment network’s speed and efficiency by ensuring your distribution centers are in optimal locations.
Optimal mode selection
Identify the best shipping mode to deliver the lowest cost while meeting customer service goals.
Holistic supply chain analysis
Improve the value provided by your supply chain through an impartial, end-to-end analysis of what is working, where you can make improvements and what your return on investment will be.
Supply chain engineering and design
Solve complex business challenges by redesigning or optimizing how your supply chain functions, especially after merging with or acquiring other companies.
Achieve lowest landed cost through shipment consolidation: pooling, multi-stop truckload, repack and zone skipping.
Warehouse operations and distribution
What happens inside your warehouse is key to your company’s profitability, flexibility and reputation. By understanding and optimizing the complex ways work streams and services intersect in your warehouse, you’ll improve customer satisfaction, your company’s profitability and your reputation. FedEx Supply Chain supports this by:
Providing dedicated or shared warehouse space
Streamline your operations with a warehouse solution that fits your business and sustains your growth.
Acquiring and developing warehouses
Navigate complex real estate and financial decisions with confidence, guided by our knowledge and experience.
Designing, building and starting up your warehouse
Achieve optimal warehouse and technology performance at the outset with our extensive experience in launching distribution centers.
Managing warehouse staffing
Simplify your labor management by having us oversee every aspect of the human side of your operation, including peak labor management, tracking productivity, rewarding successes and overcoming obstacles.
Offering complete warehouse and distribution center management
Focus on your core business by letting our experts handle the complexity of your warehouse operations.
Improving e-commerce fulfillment through business integration
Learn about demand planning for e-commerce fulfillment from experts in the fields of marketing and supply chain management.
Supply chain technology
Using technology to maximize your company’s potential is an absolute necessity in today’s data-driven environment. Leaders make knowledgeable decisions with better data, managers run operations more smoothly and employees become more efficient and productive. At FedEx Supply Chain, our engineers and experts don’t just study the latest in technology, they develop it. Turn to us to help you design, implement and optimize your:
Warehouse management system (WMS)
Get the most efficiency from your operations when we implement and optimize a top-tier WMS for your business, such as Manhattan Associates®, JDA/RedPrairie® and R-Log Returns®.
Labor management systems
Improve your workforce productivity and streamline operations using data-driven systems coupled with our experience applying a scientific approach to assigning tasks.
Tracking and visibility
Gain a transparent view of operations, so you can spot value and opportunities with real-time location-tracking systems.
Warehouse automation and emerging technologies
Enable your employees to do their jobs effectively and increase supply chain efficiency by applying emerging platforms and technology.
iSmart mobile app: Putting insight into managers’ hands
Custom-built by FedEx Supply Chain for warehouse management, the iSmart app gives supervisors access to key data from their warehouse management system without leaving the floor, so they can act quickly and prioritize tasks based on real-time information.
Packaging, kitting and value-added services
Whether a consumer is receiving a custom-assembled kit or a retailer is expecting a new floor display, the key is satisfying customer needs in a timely and cost-effective manner while being consistent with your brand promise. FedEx Supply Chain maximizes the value of your product by:
Reduce extra steps and shipping costs by letting us manage packaging for you.
Providing customization and postponement
Create opportunities to customize and bundle products by leaving them unpackaged or unassembled as long as possible.
Performing kitting and assembly
Create extra value by producing multi-product packages, assembled-to-order kits and value packs based on real-time customer orders.
Building and distributing point-of-sale (POS) displays
Manage in-store promotions effectively and minimize touchpoints by designing and assembling POS displays in the warehouse.
Configuring and packaging electronics
Improve efficiency and deliver up-to-date devices without the expense of unboxing them, or customize pieces by company or order within the facility to avoid extra touchpoints.