2009 Innovator: McCain Foods #6

McCain Foods Consolidates Network

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McCain Foods Consolidates Network

For McCain Foods Ltd., the world’s largest producer of french fries, innovation is a strategic weapon. In its arsenal, United States Cold Storage (USCS), a leading national public refrigerated warehouse operator headquartered in Voorhees, NJ.

USCS helped McCain improve service, reduce costs and eliminate wasteful truck miles. In addition, through extensive optimization of McCain’s supply chain, USCS was able to eliminate unnecessary distribution centers.

To help McCain achieve these results, USCS used advanced optimization analysis programs in conjunction with state-of-the-art and fully integrated warehouse and transportation systems—all USCS proprietary systems.

The benefits included: reduced mileage for truck movements, resulting in lower costs and carbon footprint; better inventory control and customer service; and improved visibility to inventory and order movement and confirmation.