Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with operations in 32 countries. It has leading market positions in sports nutrition, cheese, dairy ingredients, specialty non-dairy ingredients, and vitamin and mineral premixes. Glanbia products are sold or distributed in more than 130 countries. While Europe and the USA represent the largest markets, the Group is continuing to expand into the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Glanbia is listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchange (Symbol: GLB). The Group has four segments: Global Ingredients, Performance Nutrition, Dairy Ireland, and Joint Ventures & Associates. Glanbia has over 5,200 employees worldwide in 32 countries and a turnover of 2.4 Billion in 2013.
To automate the planning processes for daily inbound operations (milk inbound). The aim was to move away from a static plan to a period plan that better matched grass-growth, and thus milk production. This strategy created two projects:
- Automatic optimizing plan versus actual
- Transport provider portal
- Phase 1: Implementation of period milk-inbound plans in ORTEC Route Scheduling, saving in excess of €600K per annum
- Phase 2: an automatic optimizing plan versus actual, and a transport provider portal – both using ORTEC Routing & Dispatch
ORTEC are a great business partner rather than a supplier. They work with us and are always coming up with leading edge solutions to our business challenges"