Food & Drink International - Winter 2017, Volume 2 - 26
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
From the Heart
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated aspires to have a purpose-driven organization
led by servant leaders who are focused on the development on minds, bodies and
spirit of its employees and partners.
By working together, Coke Consolidated believes it can serve, give back, care and
change lives for the better, according to Brett Frankenberg, senior vice president of
supply chain planning.
"Community stewardship is a part of who we are, and it's how we keep the people
we serve in focus," Frankenberg says. "Coca-Cola Consolidated advocates, nurtures
and empowers stewardship among all of our teammates, encouraging and supporting their participation in volunteer opportunities.
The company gives back to the consumers and communities in numerous ways
including through donations, sponsorships, partnering with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and volunteer work.
"Through donations and the service of our teammates, we're proud to support
local programs that meet these needs and ensure families receive the support they
need," Frankenberg says. "Coca-Cola Consolidated sponsors numerous youth programs, local YMCAs, educational and recreational programs in many of our region's
community centers, colleges and universities, along with scholarships.
"Coca-Cola Consolidated teams and individual team members are committed to
making a difference everywhere," he continues. "That's why, year-round, Coca-Cola
Consolidated teammates volunteer for blood drives, collection of Angel Tree gifts for
needy children, Adopt-A-Highway cleanups and meal deliveries to the homeless."
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that one of the things he is most proud
of is the company's strong team and
"We have a very strong purpose statement which guides how we go to market, operate, who we are, and the culture of the organization we're going to
provide," he says. He adds that "we're
going to hold true to that purpose statement in how we compete, as well as
how we treat each other, our customers,
Southern Logistics Group (SLG) was founded in 2001 and is an in-house national freight
Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) technology and cost
reduction consortium (not a broker/3PL). SLG
has been assisting Coca Cola Bottling Company
Consolidated since 2004 to achieve their logistics
goals by utilizing our proprietary Transportation
Management System (TMS) for a complete ERP
integratable technology solution to manage their
LTL operations for freight optimization and cost
control, and our no-cost freight invoice auditing
and corrections, while greatly benefiting from
our consortium's combined negotiating power of
millions of dollars of our customers' LTL freight.