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SARGENTO FOODS INC: IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System steers Sargento towards increased savings and improved productivity
 

Company:
 Sargento Foods Inc.
Sector:
 
TMS Transportation Management System Administrative Cost Savings


Sargento Foods Inc. is a family-owned business, employing approximately 1,300 people at four Wisconsin facilities, one in Washington, and one in South Dakota.

Business need:
Sargento Foods Inc. needed a Transportation Management System (TMS) that would meet their operational needs today and in the future

Solution:
Sargento began looking for a new solution in January, 2006, and identified IBM to be their provider by mid- March. In June, 2006, after only three months, Sargento went live with Sterling Transportation Management System (Sterling TMS), integrating with 30 carriers, shipping approximately 3,000 orders per month, and transporting 24 million pounds of Sargento products on average per month.

Benefits:
- Offers 60 percent administrative cost savings by automating freight payment
- Improves allocation of costs
- Reduces LTL shipments by 60 percent





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