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fleet deployed as heavily as possible to
the resource-intensive LTL and pool
delivery environment, while minimizing
dead-head miles in our backhaul and
replenishment activity?"
The company leans more heavily on
external transportation partners for
full truckload point-to-point moves. JM
Swank utilizes JRRW Transport for
resource-intensive moves and that will
continue to be its focus, Meaney says.
Transforming the Future
JM Swank will remain best-in-class
when it comes to its focus on food safety
and supply chain integrity. "Our DNA
was inoculated with that mindset as
part of our relationship with a quality
and safety driven business in ConAgra
Brands," Meaney notes. "That's a criti-

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cally important part of the business and
will continue to be front-of-mind as we
evolve under our new ownership."
JM Swank identified areas of underinvestment and is undergoing a significant
transformation. For example, the company has been operating with a dated ERP
platform, Meaney says. "It is functional,
but more suited for a manufacturer than
distributor," he adds. "We are evolving
quickly to a Microsoft Dynamics AX platform that really will be the platform of the
future for our business."
The AX platform will improve its
access to information, enable JM Swank
to utilize more actionable, real-time data
and create efficiencies across the company. "The intent is to ensure we have the
right network to be absolutely disciplined
and make sure we are dialed in to provide

the best combination of cost and service
to our customers," Meaney says.
JM Swank's technology investment will
allow the company to change and evolve
quickly in terms of the business today and
model what it anticipates business will
look like tomorrow. The other area of
investment for JM Swank is doubling its
field sales staff to grow business.
JM Swank will remain focused on
new investments as it aspires to become
the market leader. "We recognize that
we have strong competitors out there
who have the same aspiration," Meaney
says. "We believe that through a combination of organic growth supplemented
by some merger and acquisition activity,
over the course of the next three to five
years, we can become the clear leader in
the market."


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