How DSC helped Simplot create a distribution network in a short time frame
Succeeding with standardized processes and collaborative partnerships
When Simplot, producers and shippers of frozen french fries, got into the dried-potato business, they needed a dry distribution network. Since the area of dry distribution was new to Simplot, they came to DSC Logistics for our knowledge and experience in that area, and our existing network. They awarded us an unprecedented four distribution centers in their dry network.
Previously, Nestle had been distributing Simplot's dry potatoes as well as those of Idahoan Foods. When Simplot acquired Nestle's processed-potato division, Idahoan's dry distribution business was part of the package. Because Simplot's goal was no interruption in service to customers, time was an issue: Simplot and DSC had only two months to get a new network up and running.
DSC managed the IT integration, treating it as one start-up because of our standardized processes across the network, even though Simplot had to integrate with DSC at four locations.
DSC's ready for anything! approach made it possible for Simplot to meet their goals.