Meet Hauling Challenges Head-On
A formidable set of rate analysis, benchmarking, lane bidding, dispatch, and freight payment capabilities combined with the industry’s most extensive hauler base and most advanced technology platform puts you in the best position to manage hauling costs and maintain high service levels.
Helping Businesses Develop, Implement, and Manage a Powerful Hauling Procurement Strategy
Know what you should pay for every farm-to-plant and plant-to-plant move – benchmarks based on thousands of loads and lanes.
The best plant-to-plant rate market has to offer from a nationwide base of over 2,000 tanker haulers and active spot board.
Competitive, precise, fair, and sustainable farm-to-plant hauler pay and full-cost member contribution structures based on accurate quantification of haulers’ cost to serve.
Ongoing measurement of your supply chain performance and ongoing improvement.
Leave transportation procurement and load coverage to us.
You will never lose sight of actual hauler pay and will always be in control of hauling decisions.
Average Reduction in Plant-to-Plant Haul Spend
Farm-to-Plant Hauling Subsidy Reduction
ROI on SIM4food Projects
Identify Pay Inequities, Streamline Intake Processes, or Visualize a Better Design
Turn Truck Optimization
Supply Chain Strategy
Get Hauler and Member Pay Right
Based on cost and efficiency factors from hundreds of haulers, the F2P Haul Cost model quantifies cost for every farm, route, and destination. Get the granular data needed to design accurate, competitive, and sustainable hauling programs. We also help rollout and maintain hauling programs, enabling ongoing adjustment and excellence.
Hauler Costs and Margins
Quantify and rectify over and underpay situations
See how your hauling efficiencies and costs compare to regional peers and the industry’s best
Hauling Program Design, Rollout
Smart, accurate member contribution and hauler pay structures accounting for size, location, live load, and direct-ship pickup approaches
Plant-to-Plant Procurement and 3PL Services
Optimize Cost While Ensuring Coverage
Our experts will help you target rate savings and put the correct bidding, negotiation, contract, and freight payment processes in place to achieve those targets. Hauler scorecards cover load acceptance, on-time delivery, and cost KPIs, enabling you to continuously measure and improve hauler performance.
We assess your rates against regional rate formulas based on 75,000 tanker loads moving through our network
Use lane bundling and guaranteed minimums to maximize the attractiveness of your business
We dispatch, cover, and pay for every load while you maintain total control and cost transparency
Turn Truck Optimization
Streamline Intake Processes
Excess plant turn time is the single most significant area of waste in the dairy supply chain – squandering the efforts of thousands of drivers and hundreds of millions of co-op and processor dollars.
Our intake audits provide time, resource utilization, and cost benchmarks that pinpoint improvement opportunities
Our TTO model quantifies the improvement potential of every intake change – identifying the most cost-effective fixes
We help you design and implement win/win/win plants, co-ops, and hauler gainsharing programs to motivate and reward turn-time improvements
See the Future for Your Plant Design and Operations by Using 3D Simulation Software
SIM4food enables experimentation with plant layout, staffing, process, and automation to help you identify the optimal plant design.
See the future of your food plant before you break ground
Measure design performance, throughput, resource utilization, and cost
Move equipment, adjust the recipe, test different product mixes and volumes – and see how performance is impacted
Supply Chain Strategy
Benchmark Your End-to-End Milk Supply Chain
Determine how you compare to best practices on all dimensions of cost and efficiency. Identify and quantify improvements in dairy commodities’ pickup, transport, and delivery.
Examine your entire hauling approach to identify performance advantages and gaps
Work with us to develop new operational strategies to streamline end-to-end supply chain processes and cost
We help you operationalize strategies that generate savings and enable robust KPI regimes and ongoing improvement
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How to Overcome Dairy Hauling Challenges
Cooperatives are often left to manage the challenging environment of driver shortages and rising operating costs. They must carefully balance cost pressures and service level requirements for members and haulers. Given this delicate dance, how can cooperatives manage?