RLS Logistics: Combating Vendor On-Time Performance for "Cool" Customers
Located in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, RLS Logistics offered temperature-controlled logistics solutions. On a Tuesday morning in October 2019, RLS Logistics' business development manager learned that a large baked goods manufacturer was seeking a logistics provider who could lower the bakery's transport costs and alleviate problems with delivery delays. The delays, in particular, were blocking the bakery's attempts to improve its relationship and scale up operations with big-box retailers such as Walmart Inc.. RLS Logistics' business manager secured a meeting with the bakery for the following Monday. In the meantime, he and his team needed to analyze delivery data from the bakery and prepare a delivery model that would showcase RLS Logistics' value and appeal to the bakery. Neha Mittal is affiliated with Temple University.