Quick work by Hanson saves frozen entrees when winds damage Maple Leaf Farms unit.When a freak wind blew the metal siding off the Milford, Indiana Milford is the name of two places in the U.S. state of Indiana:
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To save the ducks ... er, duck entrees and other frozen goods, Maple Leaf needed trucks--and in a hurry--to move the stocks. It got those trucks from Hanson Logistics, St. Joseph, Michigan St. Joseph is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 8,789. It lies on the shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the St. Joseph River, about 60 miles due east of Chicago. It is the county seat of Berrien County6. St. , which organized a round-the-clock operation to transfer the entrees to other facilities.
"We put a call into Hanson Logistics as soon as we saw the extent of the damage," said Ron Ratliff, Maple Leaf's vice president of operations. "They responded quickly, and we were able to minimize product loss and keep our distribution process pretty much intact. But it was quite an ordeal."
Hanson trucked the goods from Milford to its own Benton Harbor, Michigan Benton Harbor is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. State of Michigan.
The population was 11,182 at time of the 2000 census. It is the lesser populated of the two principal cities included in the Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. refrigerated warehouse 71 miles away. The intense, short-term project eventually required product to be moved again to two other nearby Hanson facilities. Hanson dedicated two of its owned and operated trucks, reefer reef·er
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All in all, more than 3,800 pallets were relocated and Hanson warehouse staffing was more than doubled, with crews working 24/7. Hanson's IT system quickly replicated the order processing, scanning and information management processes that had been in place at the damaged distribution center.
Once all the product was relocated, Maple Leaf relied on Hanson to resume shipping of more than 60,000 cases of frozen entrees per week, taking full advantage of the company's warehousing, order processing, transportation and information management capabilities.
Repairs to Maple Leaf Farms' distribution center were completed in early June, with full operation resuming later that month. Hanson continues to provide the company with transportation and distribution services.
Customized Program for Cole's
Meanwhile, Hanson has been awarded a multi-year transportation management contract from Cole's Quality Foods, Inc., the producer of Cole's garlic bread and other frozen bread products.
The new program marks Cole's initiative in outsourcing transportation and related supply chain activities. Under the contract, Hanson is managing a customized transportation program for procurement The fancy word for "purchasing." The procurement department within an organization manages all the major purchases. , optimization, visibility and compliance. The arrangement takes advantage of the Hanson's transportation capacity and distribution facilities, while leveraging the company's consolidation program and information systems.