Challenge: A fragrance and flavor company wanted to create a foreign trade zone (FTZ) in which it could perform both manufacturing and distribution functions. Due to its many product formulations — and ingredients coming from the U.S. and around the world — tracking inventory was complex. Some incoming ingredients also skipped manufacturing and were sold raw.
Challenge: A global food company was experiencing flat revenue and struggling to increase market share with demanding consumer expectations for ingredients and prices. Financial forecast credibility was debated, and plans were not consolidated. With a projected $100-million profit gap, timely accurate data was difficult to receive.
Challenge: A food 3PL warehouse manager was frustrated that his customer was rejecting about four to six loads every week. For example, one trailer containing 54 double-stacked pallets was rejected upon arrival because product had spilled — requiring 24 hours of cleanup.