G&C Foods credits Cadec for savings

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G&C Foods announced Wednesday, June 4, that it anticipates saving $300,000 in transportation costs annually using Cadec Global’s advanced fleet management software. G&C Foods, based in Syracuse, N.Y., is a food service redistributor; its 2008 revenues will approach $350 million, and transportation is its single-biggest expense.

“Our overall transportation expenses for 2008 will be about $6 million,” says David Lepage, president of G&C Foods. “If Cadec helps reduce that by just three percent, that’s $180,000 in savings. But when we consider all the areas Cadec can contribute to – reduced fuel consumption, safety improvements, better logging compliance, better return tracking and improving our ability to collect on invoices – we think our savings will be closer to $300,000 per year. Cadec will be the key to reducing our transportation costs while improving service to our customers.”

Larry Clark, transportation manager for G&C, says his company selected Cadec for several reasons: First, the software is flexible and easily customized; second, the paperless logging features are rich and easy to use; and third, Cadec offered the best reporting options. “I have used other fleet management software, and have found that Cadec’s reports are the best in the industry,” Clark says.

G&C says in its first few months using Cadec’s fleet management solution, it has been able to:

  • Reduce incidences of speeding and excessive idling by about 80 percent;
  • Move to paperless logs;
  • Improve its ability to track returns and collect on invoices through better recordkeeping; and
  • Improve safety of drivers.
  • “Because it transports perishable items, G&C Foods has a lot to gain through better fleet and delivery management,” says Michael Baney, chief executive officer of Manchester, N.H.-based Cadec. “We work well together because G&C really values data – they understand that the information we monitor and collect is absolutely crucial toward identifying problem areas and improving efficiency.”