Vion Food is an international meat producer with production locations in
the Netherlands and Germany and sales offices in sixteen countries
VION Food Group manages different production locations for pork, beef
and derived products for retail, foodservice and the processed meat
Long waiting lines with trucks were a regular sight at the production
location in Emstek. These traffic jams raised concern with transporters
and animal rights organizations.
VION Food Group needed a solution to streamline the supply of animals to
the meat production locations, avoiding traffic and delivery jams, and
avoiding animal stress.
This green field project started with getting a clear picture of the
business case and its involved parties and stakeholders. Together with
Vion we've choosen for an online web based solution, to support animal
transportation firms in reserving production and time slot locations,
and fulfillment of the necessary transport and delivery documents.
Based upon an Agile approach, we custom developed the online reservation
and communication solution, integrated with Vion's existing ERP and
The solution offered immediate results. The traffic congestion at the
gate has disappeared. This has considerably reduced the animals’ stress
level, since they spend less time on the trucks. Transporters are saving
time, while the production location increased its planning efficiency,
with more than 45%. Thanks to the online solution, the production
location is capable of matching supply and production capacity.
The Numbers :
* 40 suppliers
* 152 (flexible) time slots per day
* 600 animals per hour
* 11.000 animals per day
Following the application’s successful implementation for the production
location in Emstek, VION Food Group decided to roll out the tool at all
its German sites.