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US Foods selects ArrowStream's software to enhance inbound freight performance

Published 16 April 2014

ArrowStream, Inc. ("ArrowStream"), a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for supply chain management, announced that it has partnered with US Foods, Inc. ("US Foods"), an innovative food company and leading distributor, to help the company enhance its inbound logistics processes.

"We had seen enormous potential in working with upstream replenishment patterns to improve downstream freight efficiency," said Gautam Grover, Vice President of Operations Strategy at US Foods. "We also knew that we were just scratching the surface of what could be achieved if we could find the optimal patterns and then fully align our people and processes around seizing the opportunity."

US Foods turned to ArrowStream and its Crossbow technology, implementing a sustainable approach to identify, monitor, and measure these improvements across functions. ArrowStream and US Foods personnel worked side-by-side and aligned to the same savings targets until the processes and technologies were fully adopted.

With Crossbow, US Foods has moved from a reactive execution environment to a cohesive planning process across both replenishment and logistics. As a result, US Foods is far more responsive to changes in its network and has expanded inbound freight volumes while delivering higher returns. In addition, US Foods has created better communication strategy and alignment between the Purchasing and Logistics teams, providing the right information for decision-making throughout the entire product flow.

"Utilizing Crossbow, we were able deliver a higher level of performance," said Grover. "ArrowStream's team has worked with us as a true partner to integrate the Crossbow technology and process into our inbound logistics network. This technology implementation has been hugely successful."

"US Foods has greatly enhanced its ability to truly manage its inbound network by aligning daily decisions across teams to common performance goals," said Steven LaVoie, CEO of ArrowStream. "US Foods has been a terrific partner, and we are thrilled to support a team that is committed to the highest levels of success in logistics."

Source: Company Press Release