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FLEET MANAGEMENT
but last year we worked with bigger
asset-based carriers that had trouble
doing business with us in the past
because of the lack of centralized
carrier contracts and our decentralized nature," Seibert says. "We
were able to talk to them about how
we were changing things, looking at
driver and capacity challenges. Our
business operates at essentially the
same levels 52 weeks a year. We ship
fairly consistently to many of the same
destinations, and we are in a poultry
processing environment that has
critical shelf life and shipping times
to deal with. Getting to a place where
we can improve carrier reliability and
build partnerships is critical."
Know Thyself
Another focus for Sanderson Farms
has been to move away from an
outbound private fleet environment
and to outsource its fleet operations.
Sanderson Farms recognizes that its
core competency is the processing
of poultry and selling and marketing
those products to the world.
"We looked at our trucking capabilities, and we would've needed major
investments in people and equipment
to improve," Seibert says. "Instead,
we have chosen to look at what we do
best and outsource the transportation
expertise. There are driver shortages,
extensive equipment needs, maintenance requirement and many regulations. Overseeing all of that takes a
lot of time and compliance. We felt it
would be better to focus on what we
do best and work with the experts in
transportation."
Over the last year-and-a-half, implementing the TMS and engaging in
many ongoing improvement initiatives
has been the main focus for Sanderson
Farms. At first, the company was content to get its new process in place and

gather data, but now it must refine its
practices based on what it has learned.
The company knows it must continue to work on carrier relationships
and oversight, looking for competitive
market rates and ensuring compliance
with its expectations. It must ensure
adequate capacity and commit to
partnerships that provide good rates
and terms for both sides. It must also
prepare for growth, as its 11-facility
footprint is going to grow with the
addition of another facility in 2017.
"We are looking for more organic
growth, so we must refine what we
do," Seibert says. "We must provide
the best solutions to our plants and get
competitive rates so we can provide
superior service to our customers."
Always Improving
The world of transportation and logistics is in a transformative period. New
technological requirements and the
ongoing driver shortage will continue
to put pressure on everyone involved
with the movement of goods and
services. Sanderson Farms wants to
be a shipper of choice so carriers and
customers will look forward to working with the company because it will
continue to be able to meet its promises and get products safely to market in
a timely manner.
"I've spent many years working on
the provider side of this business, and
the success of our transformation
stems from the fact that our leadership
knows we have areas where we can improve," Seibert says. "Leadership of the
organization through this change period has been a big contributor to the
success of our initiatives. Many companies have trouble admitting where
they have areas they can improve, and
it says a lot about our company that we
are willing to take the steps needed to
get better at what we do."
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