Working with the General Mills senior logistics team enabled us to fully understand their business challenges and how we could optimize their logistics processes, ultimately saving millions towards their bottom line.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013
General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies serving customers in more than 100 countries with close to $17 billion in 2012 sales, and ORTEC, provider of innovative logistics optimization software, announced they will share their story and results in a webinar on May 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. ET and 14.00 GMT. In 2009, General Mills asked ORTEC to help with establishing realistic expectations about how optimization might reduce transportation costs by optimizing truck loads. By combining ORTEC Load Building with vendor managed inventory (VMI) optimization, General Mills optimized loads for dry, frozen and refrigerated goods for interplant shipments as well as VMI customer shipments, reducing their transportation spend drastically and planning time by 50%.
General Mills Transportation Systems Manager, Kim Schiek, will describe how General Mills reduced transportation spend, increased truckload capacity and integrated ORTEC’s solutions into a mature SAP ERP environment. Bobby Miller, ORTEC’s Chief CPG Strategist will discuss the variables and constraints that were accounted for when finding the most optimized scenarios, including material/carton dimensions and restrictions, grouping and sequencing rules, and center of gravity/axle weight calculation. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/172JfJY.
“Working with the General Mills senior logistics team enabled us to fully understand their business challenges and how we could optimize their logistics processes, ultimately saving millions towards their bottom line,” commented Jeff Wilson, President ORTEC North America. “We are thrilled that embedding ORTEC Load Building and VMI software in their SAP ERP has also illuminated some new business practice opportunities.”
ORTEC is one of the world’s largest providers of advanced planning and optimization solutions and services and was the recipient of the 2012 Franz Edelman Award for Operations Research Excellence. ORTEC’s products and services result in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting, logistics network planning and warehouse control. ORTEC offers stand-alone, custom-made and SAP® certified and embedded solutions, supported by strategic partnerships. ORTEC has over 1,750 customers worldwide, 700 employees and offices in Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific Region.