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MANUFACTURING
our strong competencies and the demand around fine and
coated paper require a very robust supply chain," Lortz explains. He says there are also discussions about co-locating
Packaging and Boise Paper distribution in some regions to
share systems.
Meanwhile, Boise Paper is working on its own upgrades.
When rail cars became difficult to secure for transport a few
years ago the company began to expand its dedicated fleet
of assigned box cars. It also continues to upgrade and add to
the Boise Truck fleet in the busiest markets.
Technology also helps Boise Paper meet demand for
quick delivery. The company uses C.H. Robinson's TMC
software, a managed TMS, to provide customers with the
most visibility into the entire supply chain. "As the carriers become more connected with dispatch and real-time
tracking there's just more and more emphasis on 'where is
my product and when will it arrive.' So the TMS helps with
that," Lortz says.
When a customer enters their order number in the ERP
system, Boise Paper's customer service can use available-to-promise (ATP) inquiries to generate information
on where the product was manufactured and where it is in
the transit process. "We can quote the customer with 95
percent assuredness that you will get the product on this
day," Lortz says.
The average turnaround time from order to delivery is 48
hours if the product is in stock - a fast pace for a company
that moves 1.1 million tons of paper annually. Overall, Boise
Paper has accomplished a 96.5 percent on-time delivery
rate while reducing supply chain costs 2 to 3 percent each
of the past five years.
"The requirements for on-time delivery are continuing to
become more and more stringent," Lortz says. "You really
need an effective transportation system that has drivers
that can be counted on and systems that can be communicated with."

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