OHL Inks Deal with Breville USA
Under the agreement, the OHL transportation management team will manage all of Brevilleâ€™s 3,000 less-than-truckload and truckload shipments coming in and out of Brevilleâ€™s Torrance, California, facility.
After taking over management of Brevilleâ€™s warehouse operations in 2009, OHL installed a warehouse management system to create a seamless integration from Brevilleâ€™s order system.
Outsourcing warehouse operations to OHL reduced Brevilleâ€™s expenses by nearly 35 percent in 2010; and the expectation is that those savings will continue to increase through optimization and other cost-efficiencies OHL has implemented.
In March 2011, Breville and OHL have signed the next phase of an optimization strategy that will further reduce costs for Breville. By leveraging OHLâ€™s expertise, buying power and shipping professionals, Breville is guaranteed to save 16 percent on its shipping costs in 2011.
The OHL team will implement a transportation management software that will integrate directly with the existing warehouse management system - creating a seamless flow of information from Breville to the warehouse, transportation management, as well as a full reporting structure back to Breville.
Damian Court, president of Breville USA, said: â€œWe are pleased to partner with OHL on this strategic project. We have been very happy with OHLâ€™s warehouse management and expect to see significant savings by outsourcing our outbound transportation operations.
â€œThe integration with the existing warehouse management system will allow our management team to see all the data necessary to run our business as efficiently as possible.â€
Greg Sanders, president for North American Transportation at OHL, said: â€œThis is a perfect project for OHL. The warehouse team in Torrance continues to do a great job for Breville. By augmenting this with our transportation team, we will help Breville optimize their supply chain while reducing costs - itâ€™s a win-win.â€
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