Cloud Logistics Selected to Support $340 million Pork & Poultry Processing Facility
Privately held pork and poultry producer and handler, Prestage Foods, announced the selection and implementation of E2open’s TMS platform, Cloud Logistics, to support operations at the company’s new $340 million pork processing facility.
“We are opening a new $340 million pork processing facility and need a transportation management system to help us manage the logistics operations,” said Crystal Hill, director of supply chain and logistics at Prestage Foods. “We’re opening our new facility in less than a month, so we needed a TMS that we could deploy quickly. The system had to be easy to use so our carriers and our poultry logistics team could adopt it without much training. We work with dozens of carriers and add more all the time so having a TMS that carriers love to use is a key differentiator for Cloud Logistics. Finally, we required a TMS that will grow and scale with us as our needs change. We will start with a few truckloads per day but will grow to over 50 a day within the first year and double to over 100 trucks a day when a second shift is added. Whether it’s managing a few truckloads a day from one shipping location or hundreds across multiple locations, the Cloud Logistics TMS is a great fit that will support our business today and into the future at a great price point.”
Cloud Logistics combines automation features such as mobile and social technology. The platform provides Prestage with a seamless, comprehensive workflow well equipped to support current and future initiatives all at a reasonable price. With Prestage anticipating a 1,000% increase in overall daily shipments from the new facility, the company will heavily rely on the TMS from automation and carrier selections, to load tendering and invoice auditing.
“For the senior leadership team, the most compelling reason to partner with Cloud Logistics was to improve operational efficiencies and visibility,” said Jere Null, chief operating officer at Prestage Foods. “This is a business that requires accuracy, timeliness, and cost effectiveness, in order to scale rapidly. Prestage Foods is growing fast, and Cloud Logistics will enable us to handle significant volume growth without adding additional headcount to the pork logistics team. We are also excited about the advanced reporting capabilities that will give us greater control of our operations.”