R.J. Reynolds and Supplier Diversity
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, RAI's largest operating company, selected DSC Logistics and Supply Chain Management in 2009 to oversee its distribution network, including its central distribution center, and to handle the flow of cigarette products to all warehouses and customers nationally.
It is a big job for DSC, a certified woman-owned company of 2,200 employees, with about 150 located in the Winston-Salem area. R.J. Reynolds has worked with DSC to reduce complexity and costs, while maintaining service levels within the distribution network. The partnership has implemented R.J. Reynolds' "Efficient Network," including transition of the central distribution center, the regional distribution center/cross-dock network and transportation management services.