LeanLogistics, a division of CHEP and a provider of Web-native Transportation Management Systems (TMS), announced that The Dannon Co. Inc. is implementing LeanLogistics’ On-Demand TMS at three manufacturing plants and four distribution centers in the United States. On-Demand TMS is designed to provide the yogurt company better visibility into the movement of its products around the country.
According to LeanLogistics, Dannon can monitor shipments and carrier performance proactively, achieving their business goal of increased customer satisfaction. “Within two weeks of implementing On-Demand TMS, we began to track on-time shipments,” says Diane Van Wagner, national transportation manager for Dannon. “The process was extremely smooth, and our project is ahead of schedule.”
Dannon is using the planning, execution, appointment scheduling and report features of On-Demand TMS. “With rising fuel costs and emerging competition, food companies are placing tremendous pressure on their transportation departments to streamline operations and reduce costs,” says Chris Timmer, vice president of customer solutions for Holland, Mich.-based LeanLogistics. “With visibility into these operations, companies can monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their transportation plans, their trading partners and their own operations, then quickly make corrections where needed.”