Thursday, June 29, 2017

Supply Chain Specialist Saves Meat Processor Thousands of Truck Miles

JBS and CHEP Agree to Collaborate on Additional Logistic Solutions
Shipping News Feature
US – Supply chain optimisation specialist CHEP has reached an agreement with JBS USA (JBS), a leading processor of fresh and value-added beef, pork and poultry products in North America, to expand existing pallet volumes and engage in additional collaborative supply chain solutions. During the last 12 months, the two companies have had an ongoing cooperation that has resulted in the elimination of 880,000 empty truck miles from the JBS supply chain, resulting in a reduction of more than 3.3 million pounds of CO2 emissions. Tim Wagner, Procurement Category Manager, JBS, said:

“At JBS, we constantly seek to reduce our environmental footprint across our operations, and that includes our significant transportation assets. CHEP was a logical partner to help us make our transportation system more efficient and more sustainable. The results of our work together speak for themselves, and we look forward to working with CHEP to develop additional platform and supply chain solutions.”

The two companies worked for 12 months to evaluate the company’s transportation operation and develop and implement solutions to make the network more efficient by reducing empty truck miles in the 600 strong truck fleet that move refrigerated and non-refrigerated products throughout the United States, with freight terminals located in Colorado, Wisconsin, Utah, Texas and Georgia. Laura Nador, President, CHEP USA, said:

“We look forward to our expanded relationship with JBS and the opportunity to continue our collaboration to deliver additional value through our supply chain solutions.”