Customers ORTEC

General Mills

General Mills is one of the world’s largest food companies serving customers in more than 100 countries, and with FY 2013 sales of $17.8 billion. General Mills has a broad portfolio of leading brands including Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Nature Valley, Old El Paso, and Häagen-Dazs.

Challenges

To improve efficiency of supply chain system operations, decrease transportation costs, and improve load building productivity within the SAP environment.

Solution

General Mills combined ORTEC Load Building optimization with vendor managed inventory. The strategy improved utilization, and by leveraging SAP, reduced transportation costs by millions and planning time by half. ORTEC software optimized:

  • material and carton, sequencing rules, center of gravity/axle weight calculations, pack strategies and stackability of orders
  • using ORTEC solutions for SAP, General Mills also increased truckload capacity, shipping an additional three to four pallets per truck