ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CHEP announced today an agreement with JBS USA (JBS), a leading processor of fresh and value-added beef, pork and poultry products in North America, to expand existing pallet volumes and engage in additional collaborative supply chain solutions. During the last 12 months, ongoing collaboration has resulted in the elimination of 880,000 empty truck miles from the JBS supply chain, resulting in a reduction of more than 3.3 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
“At JBS, we constantly seek to reduce our environmental footprint across our operations, and that includes our significant transportation assets,” said Tim Wagner, Procurement Category Manager, JBS. “CHEP was a logical partner to help us make our transportation system more efficient and more sustainable. The results of our work together speak for themselves, and we look forward to working with CHEP to develop additional platform and supply chain solutions.”
The CHEP and JBS logistics teams worked for 12 months to evaluate the company’s transportation operation and develop and implement innovative solutions to make the network more efficient by reducing empty truck miles. JBS operates more than 600 trucks that move refrigerated and non-refrigerated products throughout the United States, with freight terminals located in Colorado, Wisconsin, Utah, Texas and Georgia.
“We look forward to our expanded relationship with JBS and the opportunity to continue our collaboration to deliver additional value through our supply chain solutions,” said Laura Nador, President, CHEP USA.
CHEP’s Supply Chain Solutions leverage the company’s in-depth end-to-end supply chain expertise to help their customers improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase sales. CHEP Solutions include Transportation Optimization, Unit Load Optimization, Product Damage Reduction, Packaging Performance Testing, Value Stream Mapping and Environmental Sustainability.
Customers that worked with CHEP in 2016 to refine their supply chains generated more than $30 million in savings and new revenue opportunities. During that same period, customers also made their supply chain operations more environmentally sustainable by eliminating more than 3.5 million empty truck miles from their transportation networks. This resulted in a reduction of more than 13 million pounds of CO2 emissions.
“CHEP has decades of supply chain knowledge and expertise, and we deliver tangible supply chain efficiency and sustainability benefits to our customers like JBS every day,” concluded Ms. Nador.
About JBS USA
JBS® USA is a leading global food company with operations in the US, Canada, Mexico and Australia. JBS USA processes and sells fresh, branded and consumer-ready beef, pork and lamb products to consumers all around the world. JBS is also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the second largest poultry company in the US and a leading producer of leather and other significant animal by-products.
For more information, visit www.jbssa.com
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally, as well as specialized container solutions to the automotive sector.