2005 Supply & Demand Chain 100 Case Study  Tractor Supply Company / Nistevo

Profiles in Supply Chain Enablement: Retailer cuts transportation costs and increases on-time deliveries by joining collaborative logistics network

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SDCE 100 2005 Case Study:

  • Rate Management: Nistevo provides a central location to store and maintain all of Tractor Supply Company's contract freight rates

  • Vendor Interface: Each Day Tractor Supply Company loads any new purchase orders into Nistevo via EDI. When Vendors are ready to ship, they log in to Nistevo to update order dimensions and mark the orders ready to ship.

  • Carrier Operations: Tractor Supply Company selects carriers and tenders orders to carriers. Carriers can accept loads, update load status, and submit invoices into Nistevo using EDI or a Web interface.

  • Reporting: Tractor Supply Company can track load status real time and react to late loads by contacting carriers. Nistevo also serves as a central location for all inbound freight movement on truckload and LTL carriers. Nistevo provides the ability to query this data to analyze internal performance as well as external performance (carrier and vendor performance).

  • Freight Audit: All contract freight moves are invoiced through Nistevo, and Tractor Supply uses Nistevo to match carrier invoices against contracted rates to ensure invoice accuracy. Audited invoices are then passed to Tractor Supply enterprise system for payment.

For more stories of successful supply chain implementations, read the "2005 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100" article in the June/July 2005 issue of the magazine. Also watch the Today's Headlines section of SDCExec.com every Tuesday and Thursday for more in depth best practices drawn from this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.