CARGIL CASE STUDY: BEEF PROCESSING WITH AUTOMATED AND CUSTOMIZED TRANSPORT

SITUATION: In the heart of the Texas Panhandle, some of the nation’s best-tasting beef is processed at the Cargill/Excel facility. Distribution packed more than 30,000 cases, 24/7 every day. Strong customer demand and proliferating SKU counts revealed critical problems with managing inventory and filling orders. Employees memorized SKU positions in the coolers and pulled cases manually, moving heavy boxes of meat from flow racks. Extensive overtime with little time off created high turnover and labor costs. Accuracy and fill rates were an unacceptable 90 percent.

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Cargil case study: Beef Processing with automated and customized transport

SITUATION: In the heart of the Texas Panhandle, some of the nation’s best-tasting beef is processed at the Cargill/Excel facility. Distribution packed more than 30,000 cases, 24/7 every day. Strong customer demand and proliferating SKU counts revealed critical problems with managing inventory and filling orders. Employees memorized SKU positions in the coolers and pulled cases manually, moving heavy boxes of meat from flow racks. Extensive overtime with little time off created high turnover and labor costs. Accuracy and fill rates were an unacceptable 90 percent.