JBS, CHEP team up for efficiency, sustainability

CHEP has announced an agreement with JBS USA, a leading processor of fresh beef, pork and poultry products in North America, to expand existing pallet volumes and engage in additional collaborative supply chain solutions.

During the past 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 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 in Colorado, Wisconsin, Utah, Texas and Georgia.

CHEP’s Supply Chain Solutions leverage the company’s in-depth end-to-end supply chain expertise to help customers improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase sales. These 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.

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