Fortune 500 Food Manufacturer works with MILAN for local solution

SITUATION

Fortune 500 company required a logistics partner who could manage their inventory and customer orders for a period of time as they restructured and updated their plant. Requirement needed to occur quickly.

CHALLENGES

  • Required food-grade space to move products stored at plant during restructure.
  • Lack of internal management staff to assume responsibility of a temporary off-site operation.
  • Selecting a partner who could manage the Client WMS platform.
  • Finding a partner with “secure” drop trailer yard for activity requiring a 24 x 7 access.
  • Required a close proximity solution.

MILAN SOLUTION

Food-grade space in our Jackson, TN operation provided the perfect solution for this client.  Since we had been doing business for this Food Client and had a longterm relationship, we were awarded the opportunity. MILAN was able to create a quick turnkey solution that provided staffing to accommodate the activity, a secure yard to handle the trailer capacity every day and a location within 30 minutes of their plant.  The icing on the cake was that we were already familiar with the Client WMS and were able to quickly assume inventory, quality and cycle counting processes.

RESULTS

  • Start up for the Client was done within less than 30 days after notification.  This activity included preparing the buildings, installing gates, signage and other quality requirements of the client.
  • We immediately used our Jackson, TN facility, but quickly expanded the space into two other facilities which were managed by MILAN.  The MILAN team were able to make the other sites food-grade capable within a 2 week timeframe through our flexible accommodation of their changing needs.
  • There was a seamless transition without any service issues or complaints.
  • MILAN had full access to the customer data by working in the client’s system eliminating any information gaps.
  • MILAN provided an integrated solution with our warehouse distribution and transportation teams.
  • MILAN’s Operational team provided a variety of distribution services like case picking, pallet breakdown, customer orders including exports, quality checking and cycle counting which satisfied the client in every aspect.

Once the restructure of the plant finalized, this Food Client was able to move their inventory back into their distribution facility.  Our Food Client was very satisfied with MILAN’s performance and results with a job well done.

MILAN continues to support this customer locally with overflow opportunities and transportation deliveries.

Learn more about how MILAN supports the Food & Beverage industry.

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