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Case Study: Food & Beverage – Specialty Bakery Products


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VP Supply Chain

Quick Facts • • • • •

Headquarters: Zurich, Switzerland Global leader in specialty bakery category 68,000 shipments annually in North America 24 bakeries and 15 inventory centers in North America $70 million in annual transportation

Business Challenge Consolidate and centralize the transportation networks of various companies by leveraging strengths and best practices into a single, unified business unit.

SaaS Solution LeanTMS® leverages the SaaS technology platform behind the LeanLogistics Transportation Network to improve service, reduce cost and gain complete visibility into business processes.

Company’s Results • • • •

Increased Visibility Centralized Control of Transportation Enhanced Best Practices Improved Collaboration


Client Profile A global food business with a leadership position in specialty bakery, this Zurich, Switzerland based conglomerate has operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The company has businesses in 19 countries, including 48 manufacturing centers and 100 distribution centers worldwide. On the transportation side in North America, 24 bakeries across its network, including full-service and regional specialty bakeries with 15 inventory centers, allows the company to ship direct store delivery whenever possible, using many modes including TL, LTL and intermodal. In the US and Canada, volume is 68,000 shipments per year, with an annual transportation spend of approximately $70 million.

Business Process and Problem Definition The company has grown organically and through many acquisitions over the years with the goal of becoming the global leader in the specialty-baking category. Acquiring companies brought a multitude of challenges, including disparate systems, lack of consistency in processes, limited visibility and minimal flexibility. Best practices were not shared among companies and most data was tracked manually through spreadsheets. Transportation challenges identified: • • • • • •

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Lack of visibility within each company and across companies Lack of scalability and flexibility Too many manual and disparate processes Best practices were not shared among companies Quick transition requirements Lack of communication and collaboration with vendors

The transportation goal was to increase overall visibility for transportation operations, not just for load planning and understanding of the business, but for a better organizational analysis of overall transportation spend.

Case Study: Food & Beverage – Specialty Bakery Products

Process Improvement – SaaS Solution The company was running LeanLogistics within a few acquired business units. The company made the decision to standardize, with LeanTMS® in North America, to provide visibility, improve processes, increase collaboration and reduce spend. As the company’s offerings expand with recent acquisitions, LeanLogistics helps evolve the transportation network to match new freight profiles. LeanTMS combines transportation data of all business units to highlight opportunities for more efficient freight choices, round trips and significant savings in loads. The visibility LeanTMS provides to the company, suppliers and customers enables them to bridge the information gap and gain efficiencies via collaboration. As the company continues to grow by acquisitions, the ability to capitalize on the economies of scale is a major source of savings.

“LeanLogistics helped us integrate the transportation of our various companies to