McCormick & Co. has selected St. Joseph, Mich.-based Hanson Logistics to provide logistics management services out of Hanson’s logistics center in Benton Harbor, Mich. Hanson will handle McCormick’s leading industrial restaurant chain clients.
Hanson Logistics is providing services such as inventory management on product arriving from McCormick’s plants in South Bend, Ind., and Hunt Valley, Md., and transportation services, including local truckload and shuttle services. Hanson ships McCormick’s product to foodservice distribution centers across the United States.
Hanson and McCormick are working together to establish a partnership based on a commitment to continuous improvement through the establishment of key performance indicators and metric review meetings. McCormick will track cycle counts, the processing of inbounds and outbounds, case fill rates and EDI performance. Hanson says it has made extensive improvements to its Benton Harbor facility to meet the high quality standards that McCormick’s customers require.
“Hanson Logistics was awarded the business based on our experience and in-depth understanding of the food industry and the knowledge and leadership abilities of our Benton Harbor Logistics Center team,” says Greg Hanson, Hanson’s chief executive officer. “When we took over their business, we hit the ground running by providing our services during their busiest season. We continue to work hard with McCormick to help them achieve their business goals by managing change and information in their supply chain.”