Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Butterball, LLC Implements LeanLogistics LeanTMS® for Transportation Management

May 14, 2013 - Holland, MI – LeanLogistics, a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services, welcomes Butterball, LLC to the growing network of food and beverage LeanTMS® technology clients.

Butterball implemented LeanTMS Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) transportation technology to manage truckload, intermodal, and less-than-truckload (LTL) modes. In addition, the company leverages LeanDex transportation rate index, as well as LeanAppoint™ appointment and dock scheduling solution, in order to reduce costs, improve services, and gain complete visibility.

“Butterball implemented LeanLogistics technology solutions due to the supply chain visibility gained with LeanTMS, LeanAppoint and LeanDex™,” said Dan Bohlman, senior manager of logistics procurement at Butterball. “Selecting the right logistics partner to help manage our supply chain is critical to the success of Butterball. We look forward to realizing the benefits provided by a SaaS TMS platform since LeanLogistics has experience with complex companies similar to ours.”

Butterball is the largest turkey producer in the U.S. and accounts for approximately 20 percent of total turkey production in the country. The company is headquartered in Garner, N.C., with five processing plants across the U.S., thousands of customers across multiple countries, and many suppliers.

“LeanLogistics is committed to helping our food and beverage clients reduce transportation spend, improve services, and gain complete supply chain visibility by optimizing their transportation management,” said Dan Dershem, President, LeanLogistics. “We are very happy to have Butterball as the newest member of our transportation network.”

LeanLogistics LeanTMS, a true SaaS transportation management system, provides complete daily planning, execution, and settlement functions as well as periodic strategic procurement events. LeanTMS enables organizations to reduce supply chain costs and improve performance by providing complete visibility into the transportation process.

About Butterball:

Headquartered in Garner, N.C., Butterball is the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S. – producing approximately 1 billion pounds of turkey each year. For more than 50 years, the company has provided foodservice and retail products to customers and consumers around the world. As an industry leader in quality and food safety, the company employs numerous processes to ensure the health of flocks and implements recognized prevention measures to exceed food safety standards. Butterball products are currently distributed throughout the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Butterball operates five processing plants located in North Carolina, Arkansas and Missouri.

For consumer questions or information, please visit Butterball.com or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372). Visit ButterballCorp.com for corporate information about the company.

About LeanLogistics:

LeanLogistics is a global solutions provider of transportation management system (TMS) applications and supply chain services enabled by the industry's largest transportation network. The LeanLogistics Transportation Network empowers shippers, carriers and other participating members to reduce costs, improve services and gain complete visibility.

Used by many Fortune 1000 companies, LeanLogistics LeanTMS® delivers complete transportation planning, execution, settlement and procurement, as well as supply chain visibility and business intelligence, to improve business processes, increase efficiency and reduce costs. LeanTMS processes millions of shipments representing more than $7 billion in annual freight spend across the largest multi-modal transportation network in the US -- more than 70,000 shippers, suppliers and trading partners interacting with thousands of carriers.

For outsourced transportation solutions, LeanLogistics offers Managed Transportation Services, Managed Procurement Services, and Supply Chain Optimization Services that leverage the data intelligence of the transportation network with best practices and transportation expertise to ensure clients receive maximum value.

Known for exceptional customer service as well as technology leadership, LeanLogistics is headquartered in Holland, Michigan, and is part of Brambles Limited.