Kraft Foods Takes a Fresh Look at Transportation and Yard Management - Nov, 2009
"...A decision was reached early on by the evaluation committee to focus on yard management system vendors that could provide complete/turnkey solutions which included a real-time locating system (RTLS). PINC Solutions’ yard management product, Yard Hound, was chosen for a number of reasons..."
CVCR Fall Symposium - Nov, 2009
Session: Leveraging Scale & Creating Sustainable Advantage Mike Cole, Director, North America Transportation, Kraft, Inc.
"Kraft Foods, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, continues to make investments in supply chain process efficiency as well as supporting technology. Hear what Kraft has done through enhanced collaboration and innovation in targeted supply chain processes to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. "
CSCMP Conference - Sep, 2009
Session: Mining Productivity in Transportation Through Collaborative Technology Mike Cole, Director, North America Transportation, Kraft, Inc.
Kelly Rae, Asssociate Director, Route to Market, Kraft, Inc.
"Kraft Foods improved transportation operations through collaboration with its supply chain partners. By working with its information technology (IT) solution partners, the company effectively leveraged innovative real-time visibility technology and web-based software applications to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, and enhance service to customers and vendors."
Supply Chain Innovation Award Finalist - Kraft Foods -Aug, 2009
CSCMP and SupplyChainBrain
CSCMP's Research Strategies Committee (RSC) and SupplyChainBrain magazine, formerly Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies (GLSCS) magazine, established the Supply Chain Innovation Award to recognize the best and most innovative solutions and ideas in the supply chain profession.
Yard Management: It's About Time - July, 2009
Food Logistics Magazine - By April Terreri
"The real value of Yard Hound for Kraft is its ability to increase spotting moves per hour while reducing the amount of jockey tractor equipment, says Rae. “With this new visibility, we can now hone in and understand the peaks and valleys in the yard activities so we can adjust our spotting hours accordingly.” The company was also able to eliminate using overflow lots, due to the efficient management of its yards. "
GMA Information System / Logistics Distribution Conference - April, 2009
Session: Visibility Through Technology in Transportation Management Mike Cole, Director, North America Transportation, Kraft, Inc.
Managing transportation costs is quickly becoming a top concern for CPG manufacturers and customers alike. Mike Cole, Director North America Transportation Kraft, Inc. will discuss how Project MOST- Management of Organized Sustainable Trucks and Yard Management Systems have created a greater visibility of transportation management. Through cooperative routing systems, Kraft has been able to improve service metrics, promote their sustainability initiative, find new areas for collaboration, and most-importantly reduce transportation costs.
Technology Review - Hide and Seek - February, 2009
DC Velocity By Suzan K. Lacefield
"Until 2006, Kraft's trailer tracking activities looked more like a game of hide and seek than an orderly yard management process. Some low-cost RFID tags, software, and a GPS changed all that."
"Perhaps most important of all, the PINC solution is helping Kraft better understand its own operations. "
CSCMP Global Annual Conference - October, 2008
Session: Visibility Through Technology: How Kraft is Driving Change In their Transportation Management
Who's minding the yard? -August, 2007
Food Logistics By April Terreri
"Warehouse yards can be messy at best and chaotic at worst. Technology can help companies better take control over their yard."