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JBS USA slices costs, improves productivity

Feb. 24, 2015
JBS USA Holdings Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based protein provider JBS SA, continues to improve efficiency and end-to-end supply chain visibility through strategic use of a cloud-based multimodal transportation management platform from Kewill.
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JBS USA Holdings Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based protein provider JBS SA, continues to improve efficiency and end-to-end supply chain visibility since 2004 through strategic use of a cloud-based multimodal transportation management platform from Kewill.
With Kewill’s technology, JBS has greatly improved on-time deliveries, increased order fill rates, and enhanced customer satisfaction and efficiency over the past 10 years.
JBS USA, headquartered in Greeley CO, employs more than 85,000 people in North America and Australia. It operates its own multi-state over-the-road truckload carrier, JBS Carriers Inc, which handles refrigerated and non-refrigerated freight for JBS USA and other customers.
After a period of significant growth, in 2004 JBS USA determined that it needed a transportation management system (TMS) that would automate outbound logistics processes and was flexible enough to control and manage differing logistics requirements for domestic beef and pork shipments. The company needed to easily manage a roster of third-party carriers alongside its own freight division and understand its cost per lane, as well as the cost per carrier.
Now, JBS USA relies on Kewill Transport, a cloud-based TMS platform that automates the entire transportation management process by connecting businesses to a collaborative logistics network. The solution enables JBS USA to build the most efficient transportation plans by consolidating orders into loads and finding the best option for expediting the movement of product.
“Using Kewill Transport, the TMS element of the Kewill MOVE on the Cloud for Shippers solution, businesses such as JBS USA gain access to a 16,000-strong international carrier network that is growing all the time, easing the path to trading with customers nationally, regionally, and even globally,” said Evan Puzey, chief marketing officer at Kewill. “The solution helps you find the fastest, most economical way of managing outbound or inbound shipments regardless of where your customers are located while keeping a tight control on the overall process and costs.”
JBS USA manages all transportation processes through Kewill Transport, moving more than 6,000 loads per week of beef and pork using more than 500 carriers, including JBS Carriers Inc. The software’s flexibility and scalability has allowed JBS USA to easily scale its shipment volume as its business has grown.
In addition, JBS USA’s transportation staff can manage carrier contracts more easily, monitoring 100% of its North American transportation with full visibility of freight charges. Kewill Transport enables them to choose the carrier that best fits their needs based on shipment logistics requirements and carrier rates.
Access www.jbssa.com or www.kewill.com for further information.

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