Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, selects NTG as a recipient of the Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2021. NTG is recognized for providing LONGi Solar, a leading solar technology company, optimized operations for high-volume drayage projects.
The Top Supply Chain Projects (formerly known as SDCE 100) spotlights successful and innovative transformation projects that deliver bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across a range of supply chain functions. These projects show how supply chain providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.
In 2020, LONGi Solar looked to NTG to assist in drayage shipment protocols and delivery support. Due to capacity issues around the country resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and other various disruptions in the supply chain, NTG began providing 15 truckloads to job sites daily to transload drayage containers into truckloads. This objective was necessary in order to meet daily limits, cut down on per diem rates and avoid demurrage charges. NTG scheduled appointments for every single delivery, creating bill of ladings (BOL), and manually adding in PO’s, order numbers, serial numbers and additional information to ensure success of all orders. Additionally, drivers were required to adhere to PPE and COVID-19 guidelines at every site to guarantee the safety of all parties involved. Over the course of two to seven months, NTG projected to deliver anywhere from 300 to 1,500 containers per site, tripling monthly volume of long-run and local drayage shipments.
With centralized operations and 24/7 dedicated account support, NTG was able to not only improve processes for manual tenders and delivery performance, but also aid in clean energy initiatives. This partnership brought Longi Solar from a 10-day average monthly load pre-book in the first half of 2020 to a 23-day average load pre-book six months later. This increased lead time provided LONGi Solar with operational flexibility, improved on-time performance, enhanced route optimization as well as low freight costs by giving certainty to carriers.
“The supply chain industry has been challenged with a host of supply chain disruptions over the last year. Yet, the winners on this list continued to re-tool and innovate,” says Marina Mayer, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “Whether it be moving a customer to a cloud-based solution or implementing a more sustainable shipping option, these top supply chain projects reflect the supply chain industry’s strength and resilience to overcome disruptions and work better, smarter and more efficiently in the years ahead.”
To view the full list if all 2021 Top Supply Chain Project winners, go to www.sdcexec.com. Also, take a look back at last year’s NTG award-winning project in partnership with Crate & Barrel that highlights how shipment visibility and NTG expertise improved the brand’s on-time performance.