Building Efficiency in Transportation Logistics

4PL & Supply Chain Management

We can help you evaluate and facilitate the most efficient and effective logistics practices across your enterprise.

Our international supply chain knowledge and more than 50 years of expertise, derived from a diverse background of shipper and vendor experiences from all over the world, help us provide superior global solutions and best-in-class customer service for our clients.

 

As an Asset / Non-Asset based 4PL, with decades of end-to-end supply chain experience across multiple transport modes, we are perfectly suited to provide appropriate solutions in volatile markets.

 

Our experiences is fortified with robust and transparent IT information systems that communicate seamlessly across all related parties and modes.

 

 

We have built our reputation on exemplary customer service and communication.

Combined with our attention to detail, Dunavant can provide complete freight solutions that are scaled to your company's needs.

 

Our team members develop solutions to streamline the warehousing and distribution needs of your company. Through efficient logistics practices and technology, Dunavant can help you decrease inventory requirements while increasing your fulfillment rates.

 

We leverage our depth of experience in technology and logistical processes to develop insightful strategies and solutions with your specific needs front and center.

Services

WE TAKE YOUR LOGISTICS NETWORK BEYOND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT TO SUPPLY CHAIN SYNTHESIS.
 
 

SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN

Dunavant takes your logistics network beyond supply chain management to supply chain synthesis, where product is pulled, not pushed, through your network and where the right activities are performed by the best supply chain partners. Our experts develop practical answers to your logistical challenges while focusing on achieving excellent customer satisfaction and minimizing inventory and total costs.

INVENTORY MODELING

Dunavant’s inventory modeling consulting service helps you balance your inventory policy and customer service levels strategically throughout the supply chain. Using a process approach, we segment inventory requirements to assess and redesign the individual components. This allows for effective and lasting change in a company’s overall inventory investment.

PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING

Dunavant business process consulting services leverage our comprehensive knowledge of many different industries, spanning 50 years and numerous countries. We work with our customers to enhance business processes, improve methodologies and tools, identify and prioritize initiatives, and deliver value-adding services.

 

White Papers

KNOWING BETTER IS DOING BETTER, AND WE'RE ON A MISSION TO UNDERSTAND IT ALL. 
 

With our deep subject matter expertise, Dunavant’s leadership frequently produces studies on a variety of logistics issues and solutions. We produce white papers to provide more knowledge to our colleagues and more value to our industry. 

Click the title below to read and download our current whitepapers.

THE JONES ACT: NAVIGATING EFFICIENT SOLUTIONS

The Jones Act is federal legislation intended to provide for the promotion and maintenance of the American merchant marine.

Also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the federal statute regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters between ports. This white paper details how Dunavant navigated the Jones Act to find efficient solutions for globally invested clientele in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. 

Dunavant has been a major shipper in international markets for over 40 years, with experience in more than 50 countries across all six major continents. Dunavant has developed and monitored detailed landing costs to and from hundreds of origin points globally, and Dunavant currently manages more than 100,000 loads annually. Dunavant’s global customer service teams provide personalized care and solutions focused on a client’s industry and individual requirements.

MAXIMIZING CONTAINER WEIGHT FOR OPTIMAL RETURN

Dunavant has a significant depth of experience in the automotive market (aftermarket retail and tier I and II suppliers) managing complex supply chain solutions for Fortune 500 companies and automotive suppliers.

Dunavant's solutions are comprehensive in that we assess the overall supply chain experience for our customers in the retail automotive and automotive parts supply business. Our solutions include improving the overall shipping configuration of containers shipping to and from overseas markets to take advantage of heavier shipment capacity due to our lightweight tractors and chassis. Additionally, Dunavant has been selected as the lead logistics provider for different companies to implement and provide overall global transportation management services spearheading our customers' entries into new markets for automotive parts.

This white paper examines a practical solution for maximizing heavy-weight containers shipping to northern China and ensuring the best flow for products of this profile. It also discusses how picking the correct chassis equipment with the appropriate proven logistics service provider can deliver significant results in a challenging market.

ALLYING FOR BETTER OCEAN SOLUTIONS

In April 2017, most ocean carriers changed their alliance agreements, requiring Dunavant to present clients with the potential negative impact on their retail lead times.

Mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcy also limited the number of available carriers to use in the marketplace. This white paper details how Dunavant balanced these changes and volatility while maintaining the precision of client supply chain requirements.

Dunavant has been a major shipper in international markets for over 40 years, with experience in more than 50 countries across all six major continents. Dunavant has developed and monitored detailed landing costs to and from hundreds of origin points globally, and Dunavant currently manages more than 100,000 loads annually. Dunavant’s global customers service teams provide personalized care and solutions focused on a client’s industry and individual requirements.

 
 

To learn more, read our case studies and see how companies have made improvements in their Supply Chain Management.

DIRECT CONTACT
 
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience 
901.369.1522