In a bid to optimize its transportation management, Utz Quality Foods has turned to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) transportation management system (TMS) from LeanLogistics. Utz, based in Hanover, Pa., is the largest independent and privately held snack food company in the nation, with brands that include Utz, Bachman, Zapp's, and "Dirty" Potato Chips.
The use of the LeanLogistics transportation management system, known as LeanTMS, has allowed Utz to automate all of its inbound and outbound transportation processes. The result has been a reduction in freight costs and increased visibility into supply and finished-goods movement. Brian Greth, vice president of corporate services at Utz, says the company chose the LeanTMS based on "the scalability of (the vendor's) platform of technology and services." He adds that LeanLogistics' experience working with food manufacturers was also a plus.
According to LeanLogistics, LeanTMS manages "daily planning, execution, and settlement functions as well as periodic strategic procurement events" for its users.