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FLEET MANAGEMENT

"We've been creating a new logistics department for a company that used
to have a decentralized organization." -Earnie Seibert, global logistics leader

Unified
Vision
FOCUSING ON WHAT
IT DOES BEST LEADS
TO IMPROVEMENT
OPPORTUNITIES FOR
SANDERSON FARMS.
>SANDERSON FARMS

BY ERIC SLACK

Founded in 1947, Sanderson Farms
is today the third-largest poultry
producer in the United States. Having
been a publicly traded company since
1987, Sanderson Farms stands out in its
market by striving to be respected in its
communities and industries.
Sanderson Farms is a fully integrated poultry processing company. It is
engaged in the production, processing,
marketing and distribution of fresh,
frozen and further processed chicken.
The company has 11 plants and more
than 12,000 employees, working with
more than 800 independent growers and
processing more than 9 million chickens
per week.
A new focus in recent years has been
to improve its logistics operations.
About a year-and-a-half ago, Earnie
Seibert was brought on board to serve as
global logistics leader.
"Since joining the company, we've
been creating a new corporate logistics
department for a company that used
to have a decentralized organization,"
Seibert says. "In the past, individual
decisions and transportation supplier
relationships were all handled at a plant
level. The company felt there would be
optimization opportunities if we got
into centralization."

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// Sanderson Farms is a fully integrated
poultry processing company and it is working
to improve its logistics operations.

New Systems
One of the first projects the company
engaged in was the implementation of a
new transportation management system
(TMS). This was an urgent implementation, as the company had purchased
the system and needed to get out into
the field so it could gather strong data
and send out its first companywide RFP
at the end of last year.
"Installing the TMS across our network provides us with a central repository of information on rates, tender
acceptances, services and everything else
that goes along with transportation management," Seibert says. "For example, we
were able to break items out by different
measures such as line haul and surcharges so we could see how we were performing against certain KPIs and measure
carrier compliance and acceptance."

Obviously, this was a big project that
had change management and continuous
improvement written all over it. During
this period of change, Sanderson Farms
has seen its transportation network go
from more than 60 percent broker supported to a little more than 21 percent
broker supported. This is all due to the
company's ability to get its RFP out last
year and enter new partnerships.
"At the plant level, we often had
relationships with local providers,
-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Sanderson Farms
www.sandersonfarms.com
Annual revenue: $2.77 billion annual sales
Headquarters: Laurel, Miss.
Employees: 12,000+
Specialty: Poultry production
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