Fuji USA first looked to outside management and support for their Distribution Centers through UTI Logistics during late 2005. Having a Third Party Logistics provider purchase and manage inventory turned out to be financially beneficial to Fuji USA.
An expansion of this philosophy took place during late 2006 and early 2007 when Fuji USA looked into consolidating their vendor base for MRO Warehouse and Packaging supplies to be supplied to three separate department: Warehouse, Packaging and Medical. Ten locations nationwide would be ultimately supported by one supply chain partner. Annual spend all locations – $2 million dollars, YE 2006.
Unique features of the PDA offering found to be key to the decision makers at Fuji USA:
Results attained through SOP during first year as Fuji USA supply chain partner: