Savi service to help
Transmed cut costs
of food shipments
Oct 23, 2009 9:09 AM
Transmed Foods Inc, the US distribution arm of Crespo Foods, has selected Savi Networks to provide automated wireless monitoring to improve shipment visibility and security while reducing supply chain costs of sourcing and transporting perishable food products from North Africa to distribution centers throughout the United States.
The initial rollout applies to ingredients that Transmed delivers to two of the world’s largest convenience pizza and sandwich restaurant franchises.
The SaviTrak intelligence service, which leverages GPS, cellular, electronic security bolts, and sensor technologies, is being implemented in an effort to cut the time Transmed holds safety stock, reduce inventory carrying costs, improve product freshness, and enable a more agile, responsive supply chain. This system is expected to reduce administrative costs of managing trades, as well as enhance ordering, forecasting, replenishment, and customer service.
It is anticipated that Transmed will use SaviTrak to monitor container shipments across multiple transportation modes, such as ocean vessels, truck, and rail. SaviTrak also can help expedite the resolution of insurance claims by identifying chain of custody responsibilities in the event of damages or losses of a shipment.
The web-hosted SaviTrak service will enable Transmed to collaborate in near real-time with customers, carriers, and terminal operators on the status of their shipments in order to jointly take quick action on unplanned events such as delays, misroutes, or security breaches. Automated alerts transmit information about events and exceptions. SaviTrak also reduces manual processes such as faxes, phone calls, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) entries.
To learn more, visit www.SaviNetworks.com.
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