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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Sep 24, 2020

Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable with John Tillison

John Tillison and Joe Lynch discuss why integrated supply chains are more durable. John is the SVP in charge of sales and marketing at A. Duie Pyle, a company that specializes in integrated transportation and warehousing solutions.

About John Tillison

John Tillison began his logistics career as a management trainee at Roadway Express. John rose through the ranks at Roadway/YRC, eventually being named Group Vice-President. John chose to leave Roadway/YRC in 2010 to join Pitt Ohio Express. John headed up Pitt Ohio’s enterprise solutions group. In 2019, John was recruited to A. Duie Pyle to become SVP, Sales & Marketing. John graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Management & Marketing

About A. Duie Pyle

A. Duie Pyle is the Northeast’s premier transportation and logistics provider. A. Duie Pyle provides less than truckload, truckload, custom dedicated, brokerage, and warehousing & distribution. A. Duie Pyle provides a range of integrated transportation and distribution services supported by 24 LTL service centers and 11 warehouse facilities comprised of over 2.7 million square feet of space. As an asset-based transportation and warehousing company, A. Duie Pyle is able to offer shippers an integrated solution that reduces risk, transit time, and costs. Many of ADP’s truck terminals also have full-service warehousing facilities.

Key Takeaways - Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable 

  • An integrated supply chain attempts to minimize the handling, touches, distance, movement, and opportunity for problems from order to delivery.
  • When supply chains are not integrated, there is a potential risk to on-time delivery, accuracy, and service performance.
  • Additional supply chain partners can drive risk (cost, delays, errors) into the supply chain. Each additional company can add risk because they are separated by distance, systems, corporate walls, and motives.
  • Most 3PLs don't have capabilities in trucks, warehouses, technology, people, and know-how to manage large supply chains so they partner with other providers. It all works on a good day, but they aren’t all good days.
  • The advantages of an integrated supply chain include:
  • Distance is eliminated or greatly reduced because the warehouse is attached to the terminal.
  • Communication is faster, better, cheaper – everybody works at the same company, one organization, one management team, easier to get everyone on the same page.
  • Everybody is using the same systems, no system integrations required, which saves money and time.
  • A. Duie Pyle is a true supply chain partner who has the warehousing, trucks, people, expertise, and experience to deliver a fully integrated supply chain solution.

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