Expertise makes all the difference

Stock of colorful pillows on wood chair against textured blue wall. Pile of soft blue cushions and blanket on stool near wall with space for text. Modern and cozy home concept.

About Pier 1


  • Consumer & Perishables


  • Project Logistics
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Visibility Tools
  • Analytics & Optimization
  • Import Facilitation


  • Pier 1 is an omni-channel retailer specializing in imported home furnishings and décor.

Customer Challenges

  • Limited logistics/sourcing resources

  • Aggressive year-overyear savings goals

  • Poor data visibility

  • No tools available to track or monitor compliance

  • Lack of mechanism to track and manage savings

  • Leadership transition

  • Reefer and HC equipment needs

  • Business focus on cost cutting

Project Facts

  • Inbound ocean freight to the U.S.

  • 11 RFP participants

  • Shipments per year: > 12K

BNS Support      

Sourcing Event Support

  • Carrier Q&A and correspondence

  • Data validation

  • Volume summary & RFP materials creation

  • Proposal review & analysis

  • Tariff/Rate card validation

  • Implementation

Analytics Support

  • RFP award optimization

  • Compliance monitoring

  • Ocean freight data visibility

  • Savings tracking


BridgeNet Solutions was quick to identify possible data integrity issues in our download of information ensuring an accurate representation of our volume and spend. The execution of the RFP was seamless, and we enjoyed their carrier management communication and process.

Gretchen Clark, Global Supply Chain Procurement, Pier 1

Customer Benefits

  • Streamlined sourcing execution and strategy

  • Minimal customer effort throughout sourcing process

  • Market and sourcing expertise to avoid RFP errors

  • Multiple rounds of bidding to drive low cost

  • Confidence in RFP results

  • Significant cost savings

  • Ability to quickly address compliance issues

  • Real-time savings tracking

  • Assurance that invoice costs are accurate

  • Improved visibility & cost monitoring

  • Ability to allocate resources to internal KPIs and tasks versus sourcing and auditing needs

Services & Technologies Used

  • Rate Procurement 

  • Savings Tracking

  • Compliance Monitoring

  • Freight Audit

  • Data Visibility via XONAR