From farm to table is a growing concept in the food and beverage industry, especially in seafood. Marine Harvest, the world’s leading seafood company and largest producer of farmed salmon, took on the challenge of delivering fresh protein worldwide by leveraging a SaaS-based TMS solution. Many companies today, like Marine Harvest, face numerous pressures to balance logistics, transportation costs, and supplier/trading partnerships in order to scale globally or restructure their end-to-end supply chains.
This 60-minute webinar addresses the latest trends in transport/logistics optimization from modeling to re-engineering your supply-demand logistic network. Don’t have time to watch right now? Here’s an executive summary with the highlights:
Marine Harvest is the world’s leading seafood company offering farmed salmon and processed seafood to customers in more than 50 markets worldwide. The company is present in all major salmon farming regions in the world and the biggest producer of farmed salmon with one fifth of the global production.
Business Process & Problem Definition
Like many shippers, Marine Harvest faced transportation challenges when demand for their products grew to a global basis. The company decided to move away from a 3PL using a legacy TMS solution, which was not able to support growth in the market. Marine Harvest saw the need to take control of the supply chain in order to grow the business and develop while meeting customer demand. With a hosted TMS in place, Marine Harvest was unable to grow and remain in control of their transportation processes.
Marine Harvest established a list of goals for a new transportation management system:
- Provide access to all supply chain partners
- Innovative technology on a single instance platform
- Scalable solution for new business growth
- Global focus and expertise
Marine Harvest researched TMS vendors and chose LeanLogistics LeanTMS based on innovative technology while offering a very scalable solution. The true SaaS model utilized by LeanTMS provides quick and easy access throughout the organization and business partners. As Marine Harvest continues to expand carriers and business partners, accessibility with real-time visibility to transportation information is very important.
Additional benefits of LeanTMS to Marine Harvest include:
- Providing real-time access available to all parties
- Standardizing approach and process
- Providing real-time track and trace of global shipments
- Cost savings from procurement process
The challenges Marine Harvest faced, like many growing global shippers, translates into navigating logistics issues as shipper’s ramp up their scale in existing markets as well as look at potential new markets. Clearly one of the best ways to help overcome these challenges is to employ technology; to provide the structure for this growth as well supply chain services to provide the nuanced expertise required to scale transportation management.