Distribution Improvement Efforts Yielding Greater Savings and Mitigating Impact of Recession

Benchmark report reveals decreasing DC costs, but some companies increasing costs of distribution to pare back transportation costs and improve customer survey

Raleigh, NC — September 25, 2009 — Supply chains are finding greater savings today from distribution improvement efforts, according to the survey of top retail- and manufacturing-related companies, according to a recent report from the Supply Chain Consortium.

The Core Benchmarks Report notes that distribution center (DC) costs as a percentage of revenue are trending downward as compared to last year, as companies seek to mitigate the fallout from the global recession.